Fairfax, Virginia, receives 43 inches of rainfall, on average, per year. The U.S. Average. UU.
is 38 inches of rain per year. Fairfax has an average of 22 inches of snow per year. The city has a subtropical climate where winters are mild and snowy. The average annual snowfall throughout the year is 14.88 inches (378 millimeters).
Norfolk experiences its coldest month in January, when temperatures range from 38.7 degrees Fahrenheit (3.7 degrees Celsius) to lows of 24.8 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 degrees Celsius). Yes, it snows in Virginia, especially in its mountainous regions. Wise County, located southwest of the Appalachian Mountains, receives nearly 37 inches of snow in a typical winter. Other areas such as Gloucester Point and Emporia receive just three inches of snow.
The National Weather Service calls for 2 to 3 inches of snow in the District of Columbia and the immediate suburbs in northern Virginia, along with Fredericksburg. Western Fairfax and Prince William Counties, along with Loudoun County, are in the area where only 1 to 2 inches of snow are expected. Glenn Youngkin declared a state of emergency on Thursday in anticipation of the winter storm. The state of emergency allows the state to mobilize resources and deploy people and equipment to assist in response and recovery efforts.
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Department of Transportation and other relevant agencies are mobilizing and preparing for the impact of these storms, the governor's office said. The NWS has issued a winter storm watch for southeastern Virginia, where heavy snow accumulations are expected Friday night through Saturday morning. Total snow up to 8 inches is possible in southeastern Virginia, with higher amounts locally. Winds could gusts of up to 45 mph.
Hampton Roads area is forecast to receive 4 to 6 inches of snow Friday night through Saturday, according to the NWS. Heavier snow likely to hit East Coast, with accumulations as high as 8 inches in Accomack County. Area, forecasters expect little buildup during Friday's daylight hours. Until Friday night, there are likely periods of snow and, with temperatures falling below freezing, some buildup and slippery travel are possible, the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang reported.
Snow showers likely to ease rapidly on Saturday as storm targets New England. NBC4 also emphasized that most of the accumulated snow is expected to fall between sunset on Friday and dawn on Saturday. Residents likely to wake up to a blanket of snow Saturday morning, forecasters said. Dominion Energy said it is monitoring the winter storm and its potential to affect its service territory in Virginia on Friday and Saturday.
The utility company suggested that residents download its app to report power outages and track status updates. The Virginia Department of Transportation said it will begin pre-treating Interstate 95 and other major routes in its Fredericksburg district Thursday in preparation for Friday's snow. Virginia State Police will escort slow-moving equipment on I-95 north and south to ensure that brining trucks and shock absorbing vehicles can travel together. Once the nearly 300 miles of I-95 lane, ramps and overpasses have been pre-treated, brine will begin to be placed on major Fredericksburg area roads.
In Northern Neck area, pretreatment is already underway on major roads, VDOT said. After the storm passes, cold temperatures will continue until Sunday. Warmer temperatures are forecast starting in February. However, everywhere in the state, including Virginia Beach, at least a little snow accumulates.
From uninterrupted panoramic views to off-season beaches and icy waterfalls, Virginia offers some of the Commonwealth's most unforgettable winter activities and picturesque destinations. Big Meadows in Madison County holds Virginia record for receiving the most snow in a three-day period. Plowing is only feasible when snow reaches a depth of two inches, and Virginia Beach anticipates that a fleet of snow removal machines would remain idle for years between storms that required plowing the streets. Virginia's winter season runs from late November to February (though historically extended to mid-March).
Virginia is a humid, subtropical region that is often described as having a Goldilocks climate, a climate that is “just. Between March 11 and 13, 1888, Virginia suffered a catastrophic snowstorm (along with the entire East Coast) that stopped daily life, caused flooding in coastal areas, and even emptied the tidal basin of the Potomac River. Highest Virginia snow totals expected in southeastern part of state, which could see up to 8 inches. Winters are quite cold and temperatures can drop to lows of 18 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 degrees Celsius), especially when intense cold waves hit Virginia.
This is Virginia's largest ski resort, located between elevations of 766 and 1071 meters above sea level on Blue Ridge Mountain. Their entries support that approximately three feet of snow fell in central and northern Virginia on January 28, 1972.Real-time social media posts from local businesses and organizations throughout Northern Virginia, powered by Friends2Follow. Only two other places in Virginia have experienced more than 40 inches of snow since documentation of climate records began in the late 19th century. Sleet occurs in Northern Virginia when rain falls through a shallow mass of cold air blocked to move westward by the Blue Ridge National Weather Service, Mid Atlantic Winters.