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Quick Tuesday morning snow update

If you haven’t heard by now it’s going to snow today! :)  Here’s a radar update at 8:52 a.m. showing a snow band approaching Culpeper:0852 reflectivityThat area will continue to develop and move toward the east as this morning wears on.

This graphic shows the total accumulation expected by the NWS Sterling forecasters:StormTotalSnowRangeAs you can see the ‘Burg is on the seam of the 4-6″ and 6-8″ regions. A quick check of a Weather Prediction Center probability map shows a greater than 50% chance that the city and immediate vicinity will see at least 6 inches of the white stuff.

Now, even though snow is on everyone’s mind make sure you keep in mind the extremely cold temperatures and wind chills that are also on the way. As an example the forecast low temperatures for the next 3 mornings (Wed-Fri) will be in the single digits…and I wouldn’t be surprised to see at least one of those morning lows dip below zero. The winds are also going to be a factor with wind chills being well below zero much of the next several days and nights. In fact thermometers around Fredericksburg probably won’t rise above freezing again until Saturday afternoon.

Take precautions to avoid frostbite and exposure. Be safe!!

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