WINTER STORM UPDATE: Snow line advancing east

Posted at 10:35 PM, Mar 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-06 11:03:10-05


Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories continue through late tonight in much of central, northern and western Virginia. The City of Richmond is included in the Winter Weather Advisory for accumulating snowfall.

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The low pressure system responsible for the rain and snow in the Commonwealth since last night is currently spinning over the southern tip of the Eastern Shore. This places all locations along the I-95 corridor and west on the coldest side of the storm, with periods of heavy, wet snow continuing to wrap around the low into central and western Virginia. As the low pressure center gradually drifts farther east into the Atlantic, the snow will advance farther east of I-95 through the afternoon, reach the Bay by late afternoon. Until then, expect more of the same with the wet, moderate to heavy snowfall in central Virginia.

Snowfall totals have already climbed above a foot along I-81 from Staunton into northwest Virginia. In Louisa, snowfall totals are approaching ten inches. In Ruckersville, a foot of snow is already on the ground.

Here are a selection of other snowfall totals, which are already changing as the snow continues to fall:
Waynesboro 9″
Spotsylvania 6″
Western Powhatan 6″Victoria 5″
Montpelier 5″
Mosely 4″
Midlothian 4″
Ruther Glen 3″
Blackstone/Crewe 3″
Woodlake 3″
Western Hanover County 3″
Goochland 3″
Hadensville 3″
Glen Allen 2″
Short Pump 2″
Tuckahoe 2″
Downtown Richmond 1″
Chester 1″
Dinwiddie Trace

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***updated at 9:06 a.m. with new snow totals.