By Chris White

Weather Blog: Since Fredericksburg resides "in the seam" between the Richmond VA and Washington DC media markets this blog is a look at the weather from a Fredericksburg-centric point of view.

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Thursday afternoon update

Well, I’m not surprised the National Weather Service has downgraded us from a Winter Storm Warning to a Winter Weather Advisory based on what I saw in the models this morning.  Here is their latest snowfall map, which is pretty close to what I thought it should look like when I posted this morning’s entry:

I still think the ‘Burg is in line for three inches of snow.  As for the temperature the readings at the UMW weather station have dropped to 37 degrees (F) with a dew point of 33.  This will continue to drop and I’d expect a changeover to snow between 4 and 5 pm.

I’d also like to mention that I do not intend any of this as a criticism of the National Weather Service.  With storms like this affecting the nation’s capitol they are on the hot seat to cover a lot of different geographic areas from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains.  I, meanwhile, just focus on Fredericksburg so I can be more specific than they can when conditions change rapidly.