Saturday, January 23, 2016

Virginia: A Snow Odyssey

Last winter New England was hammered by winter storm after winter storm. As a result, Boston, Massachusetts, reached a new seasonal snow fall record. Now 2015 is over and the first major snow event of 2016, dubbed Winter Storm Jonas by The Weather Channel, is now pummeling the East coast causing chaos from North Carolina to New York City, not New England.

The devastating storm has crippled the nation's capital, where The Weather Channel was reporting that citizens were advised as of Friday night to have a minimum of 72 hours worth of essential supplies available. The storm has also caused Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey governor Chris Christie to leave the vital New Hampshire primary campaign trail to return to New Jersey to oversee the state during a state of emergency due to the winter storm.

Here in Richmond, Virginia, we are getting the bottom end of the winter storm. Nothing like our neighbors to the north. WRIC Richmond, was reporting as of 7 A.M. today that the Richmond metro area had received between 5 to 7 inches depending on one's exact location, with an additional three to five inches expected to fall today. WRIC also reported that there were 290 accidents within the Richmond metro area on Friday daytime and overnight.

As the snow continues to fall and the wind chill lowers the temperature to low double digit numbers, if you are anywhere in this winter storm you know that it is dangerous to be out. This is a great time to curl up with a nice book.

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