Friday, October 28, 2011

Surprise winter weather forecast for central Shenandoah Valley

"S" word sneaks into forecast

It's a dark, overcast afternoon with that quiet that comes before the snow begins to fall. With temps in the low 40s and expected to dip into the 30s, the weatherman says we could see some winter precipitation this evening and tomorrow.

It's late October. Although not unheard of, snow this early is a little unusual. To make it even more so, the forecast is predicting 3-6" of snow in the central Shenandoah Valley.

I'll take it anytime it wants to arrive but many others are none-too-happy about this sudden turn toward winter while the last of the autumn leaves are still on the trees.

WHSV TV-3 out of Harrisonburg and NBC-29 out of Charlottesville both have weather updates for the area.

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