Tag: winter

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The season of dangerous roads is still here

The harshest of the winter months may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean Winter weather is entirely gone. We still have a few more weeks at least – six if you believe Punxsutawney Phil – during which we might experience cold temperatures, heavy winds, snow, or sleet.


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2017 U.S. spring forecast: Winter to linger in Northeast?

AccuWeather is predicting winter weather will linger into spring across much of the United States.


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Groundhog Day 2017: Meh, more winter

Punxsutawney Phil declared six more weeks of winter for the United States – a prognostication AccuWeather meteorologists largely agree with.


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AccuWeather: Will milder weather return, or will the polar vortex come into play?

AccuWeather reports following snow and cold in 49 states during the first 10 days of January, cold air will retreat in parts of the U.S.


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Winter storm to create messy travel along 1,200-mile swath of Central US

AccuWeather reports a storm will create dangerous travel conditions across a 1,200-mile swath of the Central U.S. into the weekend.


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Weakening polar vortex may yield longer, harsher winters in North America

AccuWeather reports longer, harsher winters may be in store for the portions of North America as the polar vortex continues to weaken and shifts.


Five beautiful home design ideas to try this winter

Winter is on its way—tis the season for hibernation and homely nights in. But is your home ready to become your winter haven?


Winter weather forecast: Frequent snow in Northeast, crop-damaging freeze in South

AccuWeather reports it will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S.


VDOT: Be careful on roads as winter makes one last pass

Spring may be just around the corner, but motorists are reminded to watch out for possible icy areas on roadways as precipitation and low temperatures are expected this weekend.


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Staunton to open downtown parking facilities in advance of snow storm

The City of Staunton will open all parking facilities at 5 p.m. today in preparation for Monday’s winter storm.


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Dinner Diva: Keeping hydrated in the winter

Is it just me, or is it easier to remember to drink your water in the summer?


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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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Creigh Deeds: Still talking judges? We can do better

I have once again sponsored a bill to create a merit based selection process for judges. The bill has not yet been heard.


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Blue Ridge Parkway announces full closure

Due to the current winter storm, a full closure of the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway is in effect until further notice.


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Drivers offer winter driving tips in preparation for weekend storms

Winter weather is expected to hit many parts of Virginia and the East Coast this weekend, creating dangerous driving conditions for motorists.


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Dominion Virginia Power prepared for heavy snowfall, high winds

Dominion Virginia Power is prepared to respond to heavy snowfall and high winds forecast to move through Virginia and North Carolina beginning Friday.


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VDOT: All hands on deck for major snow storm in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation is fully engaged in preparations for the season’s first winter storm.


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Chris Graham: El Nino this blizzard back to the Stone Age

I’m aware that, technically, we’re about a month into winter, but December and the first week or so of January was an early spring.


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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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Tips for dealing with frozen pipes

Freezing temperatures are here. While you’re thinking about keeping your animals and tender vegetation safe, you should also be making sure frozen pipes won’t ruin your home.


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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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Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia Tech offers tips for preparing for the El Niño winter

Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia Tech has a number of tips to help people prepare for the winter and keep their families, property, and animals safe.


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Winter months are leading home fire months

Cooking, heating, holiday decorations and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months.


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Is your home ready to withstand winter weather?

Before Old Man Winter arrives, make sure your home is prepared for freezing temperatures and inclement weather.


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State agencies respond to winter storm

The Commonwealth continues around the clock response to the recent severe winter weather. The storm dropped as much as 12 inches of snow in some parts of the state, leaving Virginians with snow-packed, icy roads and very low temperatures for the next few days.


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VDOT ready for more winter weather on Wednesday

The Virginia Department of Transportation is gearing up for another round of winter weather forecast to arrive early Wednesday in central Virginia.


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VDOT warns of possibly icy road conditions in the Shenandoah Valley overnight into Monday

Motorists traveling throughout the Shenandoah Valley tonight, January 11 and into the morning hours on Monday, January 12 should expect to see icy conditions develop.


Upcoming events at Eastern Mennonite University

Below is a listing of the next three weeks of Eastern Mennonite University-related events.


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Arctic blast provides challenge for motorists

Cold arctic air currently enveloping Virginia can and will put the “freeze” on car batteries, tires and other critical car components. Emergency roadside assistance crews at AAA Mid-Atlantic are staffed and ready to handle the predictable increase in calls due to the cold. Dead car batteries will leave some motorists stuck at home on cold mornings this week.


Stay or go? UVA linebacker Max Valles declaring for NFL Draft

Remember when UVA linebacker Max Valles was adamant that he wasn’t going to declare for the NFL Draft? That was so-o-o last month.


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New SleevesUp website from the American Red Cross lets supporters host virtual blood drives

January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.


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Colder weather doesn’t chill interest in farmers markets

Until a few years ago, the Christmas holiday usually meant the end of the season for farmers markets across the state. They often wouldn’t reopen until mid-May.


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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library announces winter hours

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum announced this week that it will be open for interpretive tours of Woodrow Wilson’s birthplace, self-guided tours through the museum and the period garden, and the President’s Shop.


Live entertainment lineup for Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe Mountain, recently ranked top ten lodging & après ski resort by SKI Magazine, today announces its schedule for the 2015 winter entertainment season.


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Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January.


ATV user? Ride safely this winter—and all the time

Today’s ATV have come a long way from the original three-wheel models and are a lot safer to ride. But dealers and users remind new owners that safety is still every user’s responsibility.


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Will Medicaid expansion issue push General Assembly into second overtime?

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is going to make a push for Medicaid expansion in the 2015 Virginia General Assembly session. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM to discuss the impact that the Medicaid push may have on what promises to be a contentious winter in the state capital.


AccuWeather: Dreaming of a White Christmas? Here are your odds

AccuWeather reports upon the millions of Christmas cards that hit store shelves each holiday season, many are strewn with images of a homey dwelling tucked under puffy mounds of white snow. While many dream of a similar white Christmas setting to fall during the winter celebrations, conditions do not always align to bring the picture-perfect snowy scene.


UVA baseball to go on winter break tour of Central America

The UVA baseball team will embark on a week-long foreign tour from Wednesday, Dec. 17, through Wednesday, Dec. 24. The team will travel to Panama and Costa Rica for a week of competition, practice and team building.


Fishburne varsity basketball falls to North Cross

The defending VIC Division II champions played as they should at home on Monday night, topping Fishburne’s Caissons 70-59.


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Gas prices could drop below $2.50 nationwide by Christmas

Gas prices continue to drop across the country to the lowest levels in four years. The national average price of regular grade gasoline dropped eight cents in the past week to $2.71 Friday.


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SCC: Review your insurance plans before the holiday season

When planning for the holiday season, the State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginians to check with their insurance agent.


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Is sub-$2 a gallon gas possible soon?

Virginia gas prices have fallen over a dollar ($1.01) since the April 2014 spring peak ($3.52 per gallon) and as we approach the end of the year, some areas of Virginia could be flirting with sub $2 per gallon gasoline.


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Light snow covers the Shenandoah Valley

Light snow is covering roadways in the Shenandoah Valley. Precipitation started shortly after nightfall as some sleet and snow and continues into the evening hours.


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Flu shots: It’s not too late to vaccinate!

After November, when you see signs that advertise “Get Your Flu Vaccine Here,” you might think, “Isn’t it too late for that?” As long as flu viruses are spreading, it’s not too late to get the vaccine.


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Notification plan for local bus service changes related to inclement weather announced

The Central Shenandoah Planning Commission District announced the notification plan for changes to local bus service in the Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta area related to inclement winter weather.


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Give something that means something: Blood or platelets

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation.


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Virginia Cooperative Extension encourages Virginians to prepare for winter

The National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management have set Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2014, as Winter Preparedness Week.


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Christmas tree growers work hard and late to meet demand

Neither cold, rain, sleet, snow nor nightfall stops Carlos and Sherrie Taylor from getting their Christmas trees harvested and shipped to their customers.


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Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations this holiday season

This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation.