Your Valentine’s Day begins in a fog

Posted at 7:25 AM, Feb 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-14 07:32:46-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Some of you are beginning your Valentine’s Day in a fog…but not the fog of love. It’s literally fog. And freezing fog, at that.

Yesterday’s light rain and drizzle made the ground moist. Then skies cleared out overnight, along with subsiding winds. Before sunrise, they were calm. These factors allowed for temperatures to nose-dive to near their dew point temperatures (at or below freezing), thus reaching high relative humidities near the ground and allowing fog to form uninterrupted.

Visibilities are as low as near-zero at Fredericksburg as of 7:20 a.m., and down to a quarter-mile at Louisa, Petersburg and Emporia. Richmond has consistently reported visibilities less than a mile at Richmond International Airport on the east side of town, but along the James River, the visibilities are dangerously low. Take it slow on the bridges and keep your headlights on.

Other fog-prone areas are along any waterways, in low-lying areas, and in rural regions with big agricultural spaces.

Some school delays were reported to CBS 6.

Fog will mix out by mid-morning with sunshine the rest of today.

Stay with CBS 6, we’ll keep you ahead of the storm.

Meteorologist Carrie Rose
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