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Snowfall so far this season: 2021-2022

Updated as of January 19, 2022
A wintry scene in Augusta County after the first snow of 2022
A wintry scene in Augusta County after the first snow of 2022(Tony Alverson)
Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 8:49 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM EST
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Here’s a look at snowfall totals so far this season:

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January 3, 2022

Rain showers began to fall before midnight on January 2nd. After midnight, rain turned into a wet snow as temperatures continued to drop. Wet snow turned to a drier snow by Monday morning. Snow continued across the area through the morning ending just before noon. Highest totals were in Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro.

Snow ratio was at about 9:1, meaning wet snow fell. Here are the snow totals:

TOWNSNOWFALLTOWNSNOWFALL
Raphine10″Woodstock5″
Fishersville9″Harrisonburg4″
Staunton8″Timberville4″
Churchville7.75″Franklin3.5″
Massanutten7.1″Lost City3″
Stanley6.8″PetersburgTrace

January 6, 2022

Snow began to fall across our West Virginia locations in the very late afternoon to early evening while the Valley got in on the snow early to mid evening. A steady snow came down across our area until after midnight with the storm heading to the east. The highest snow totals were in our West Virginia counties. This kind of snow was wet at the very beginning but turned into a much drier snow as the storm progressed with very cold air overhead.

Here are the snow totals for this storm:

TOWNSNOWFALLTOWNSNOWFALL
Spruce Knob12″Waynesboro5″
Moorefield9″Stanley4.5″
Petersburg9″Harrisonburg4.25″
Bayard9″Massanutten4.1″
Franklin8.1″Staunton4″
Bergton5.5″Fishersville3.8″

January 16, 2022:

Snow moved in from the southwest by the late morning, while temperatures were only in the teens. There was some dry air to overcome, but cold air stuck around for much longer with most snow falling with temperatures in the teens. Wind chills were around zero. This was a dry snow for the entire area. During the evening, a warm nose above the ground turned the snow into sleet across much of the Valley, while our West Virginia locations stayed with snow.

Lingering snow showers and sleet persisted into the overnight, as temperatures began to rise into the 20s. Our West Virginia locations along with Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County saw the highest totals. Upslope snow then took over through the next day in the Allegheny Mountains.

Here are the snow totals for this storm:

TOWNSNOWFALLTOWNSNOWFALL
Bayard23″Waynesboro7″
Fishersville9″Luray7″
Staunton9″Harrisonburg7″
Petersburg8.5″Massanutten6.5″
Fort Defiance7.3″Timberville6.5″
Verona7.2″Stanley6″

Season Snowfall Totals:

As of January 20, 2022

Updated on January 20, 2022
Updated on January 20, 2022(WHSV)
TOWNSNOWFALLTOWNSNOWFALL
Bayard38.6″Raphine17.3″
Fishersville21.8″Verona17.2″
Greenville21″Rig17.1″
Staunton21″Waynesboro16.3″
Franklin20.6″Luray16″
Fort Defiance19.5″Harrisonburg15.3″
Charlottesville18.5″Timberville14.3″
Petersburg17.5″Woodstock13″
Massanutten17.4″Strasburg12.2″
Stanley17.3″Winchester9″

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