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Fall weather: Northeast to dodge season chill

AccuWeather reports as the weather pattern transitions to La Niña this fall, warm weather is predicted across much of the eastern United States.


Fourth of July forecast: Will the weather threaten barbecues, fireworks?

AccuWeather reports rain and thunderstorms will threaten parades, barbecues and fireworks displays across portions of the central and eastern United States on Independence Day.


La Nina may fuel most active Atlantic hurricane season in three years

AccuWeather reports experts are calling for an above-normal hurricane season this year with 14 named storms forecast for the Atlantic basin.


Even farmers have had enough rain

Farmers in some parts of Virginia have been experiencing one of the rainiest months of May on record, and they’re finding it difficult to keep their spirits afloat.


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Freezing temperatures affect farmers across state

There’s risk every spring that a hard freeze will kill tender fruit blossoms. Virginia apple and peach growers are familiar with that risk.


Award-winning app reveals where resources are most needed in weather emergencies

When extreme weather strikes, isolated populations often find themselves vulnerable in the face of environmental hazards.


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Snow storm to impact Iowa caucuses?

The Iowa caucuses are set to begin at 7 p.m. local time Monday. As they do, a winter storm will be barreling down on the Hawkeye State.


Earth Talk: Why is the Arctic such a crucial area to focus on in efforts to stem global warming?

The image of a polar bear standing on a shrinking iceberg has become one of the most iconic symbols of global warming, yet few of us realize just how important the Arctic’s ice is.


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SBA urges businesses to prepare for severe weather

The U.S. Small Business Administration joined other federal and local government agencies across the country in reminding people to prepare for severe weather.


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Road conditions deteriorate in Central Virginia as heavy snow moves in

Heavy snow is falling across central Virginia and highways throughout the region are snow covered and slippery.


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Snow coming: Virginia State Police urge you to drive to save lives

As the first of two forecasted snow storms makes its way across the Commonwealth Wednesday, Virginians are encouraged to plan ahead.


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Staunton preparing for major snow storm

The City of Staunton is preparing for an impending snow storm forecasted to begin Friday and continue at least into Saturday.


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Winter Storm Watch: Historic snowstorm on the way?

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia with a possibly historic snowstorm headed our way on Friday.


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VDOT ready for possible snowy, windy conditions

VDOT is ready to respond to snow showers and high winds that are forecast for parts of the Shenandoah Valley Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning.


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VDOT resources in place for winter season in Central Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation stands ready for the winter season ahead, when snow and ice may impact travel on 10,400 lane-miles of roadway in Central Virginia.


AccuWeather: Millions along East Coast urged to take Joaquin seriously despite offshore track

AccuWeather reports while Hurricane Joaquin is no longer expected to make a landfall in the United States, AccuWeather meteorologists warn that the risk to lives and property remains high despite the shift in track of the storm.


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Shenandoah National Park officials issue weather advisory

Shenandoah National Park officials are issuing a weather advisory for anybody planning on travel to the Park over the next few days. Since Monday, the Park has received 8.8 inches of rain in some areas, resulting in localized flooding of trails, parking lots and roads.


VDOT crews prep for weather: Ask public to do the same

Central Virginians are urged to prepare for as much as five inches of rain on Friday and Saturday, and the potential for more severe weather from Hurricane Joaquin beginning Sunday evening.


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Dominion Virginia Power tracks Hurricane Joaquin, urges customers to prepare ahead of storm

Dominion Virginia Power is tracking Hurricane Joaquin and two other weather systems that could lead to flooding, high winds and falling trees that could result in widespread and extended power outages in the company’s service area.


Podcast: Virginia in the crosshairs of potentially lethal combination of storms

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham reports on the potentially dangerous mix of storms – a coastal low developing in the Southeast and Hurricane Joaquin – that could wreak havoc on Virginia this weekend.


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Commonwealth responding to flooding: Preparing for more extreme weather

Heavy rain caused flooding in parts of Southwest Virginia and impacted 138 roads across the Commonwealth yesterday. Widespread flooding and expected rain from several weather systems, including the potential landfall of Hurricane Joaquin through the weekend could cause additional impacts statewide and hamper travel.


AccuWeather.com: Atlantic may yield more systems as peak of hurricane season nears

AccuWeather reports while lulls in tropical activity in the Atlantic will continue, a rapid end to the hurricane season in September does not always occur during an El Niño.


Danny becomes first Atlantic hurricane of 2015 on path toward Caribbean

AccuWeather reports Danny became the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season this week and is on track to bring drenching rain to part of the northern Caribbean islands next week.


Waynesboro ranked #5 on list of safest weather cities in Virginia

HomeownersInsurance.com researchers decided to take a look at occurrences of flood, wind, lightning, and hail to determine the cities in Virginia that are the safest from severe weather.


Governor McAuliffe encourages Virginians to get ready for hurricane season

Governor Terry McAuliffe and his cabinet were briefed this week on the 2015 hurricane season, which began June 1st and extends through November 30th. Discussions included the commonwealth’s hurricane preparations and ongoing efforts to improve critical areas of response and recovery.