Sunday, March 03, 2013
Shenandoah Valley could see a foot of snow?
This map represents an early three-day-out guess by DT over at WxRisk.com about Wednesday's snowstorm and, yes, that's 16-24 inches you see as an early prediction for the Shenandoah Valley. Local forecasters have been wary to predict anything except the possibility of snow so stay tuned to see what they say over the next two days. WxRisk.com has been right about heavier-than-predicted snowstorms in the past which makes me pay attention to this prediction.
Any snow that we get will be wet and heavy. That along with high winds will almost assure power outages. We're getting ready at our house by stockpiling firewood for the wood stove, getting the generator ready, being sure we have bottled water on standby, batteries and flashlights, and all the other preparations that are necessary for storms. Living in rural areas most of my adult life, this is a familiar drill.
For the latest from local weather forecasters, check out NBC-29 and WHSV TV-3. Weather news can be followed at the Waynesboro News-Virginian and Staunton News Leader.