Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Perseids are here!

The annual Perseid meteor shower is always a fun event to check out.  Some folks have already seen these "shooting stars" and the shower peaks early next week.  The moon may get in the way, but if you want to enjoy watching for meteors on warm, summer nights, take a peek over the next week or so late at night.  Here's a link to more information about the "Perseids vs. Moonlight"...enjoy!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Tornado Watch until 10 P.M.

A Tornado Watch is in effect for all of central Virginia until 10 P.M.  A strong cold front moving in from the west will produce thunderstorms that are capable of producing damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes.  A Tornado Watch means severe weather is possible in and near the watch area. 


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Quick update on the approaching storm...

My thoughts haven't changed at all regarding the impending storm.  Rain will increase in coverage and intensity across the region tonight.  Tomorrow, the rain will eventually mix with and change to wet snow, although rain could mix in through the afternoon from Metro RIC and points east. 

Accumulation in the Metro will be minimal at best.  With luck, the Metro might get an inch or two, but I wouldn't be surprised to see many places from Metro RIC south without any snow on the ground.  The farther north and west you go, the greater the risk of significant snowfall, particularly north and west of a line from Ashland to central Goochland.  The winners in all this (for snow lovers) will be the favored areas from Charlottesville up through the Shenandoah Valley and north to DC.