Tag: heavy snow
Heavy snow is falling across central Virginia and highways throughout the region are snow covered and slippery.
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.
AccuWeather reports a storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create major travel delays, both on the roads and at airports.
According to AAA’s Automotive Research Center, at 0°F, a car’s battery loses about 60 percent of its strength and at 32°F it loses 35 percent.
With temperatures expected to drop rapidly from the warmth of 60 degree weather for today’s early birds to below freezing for this evening’s night owls , AAA calls on motorists to take preventive measures and be ready for the unexpected.
Staff Report News tips: firstname.lastname@example.org Just in from the National Weather Service: a Winter Storm Watch for Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro Friday and Saturday with a forecast for 12 to 18 inches of snow with localized amounts of 20 inches or more possible. The snow is forecast to begin around daybreak Friday, according […]
The latest on how the winter storm is impacting the Valley Staff Report Submit weather-related news and cancellations: email@example.com The Latest News – Tonight’s UVa.-UNCW game postponed (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.) – Road information on 511Virginia.org (Saturday, 9:15 a.m.) – JMU-Radford basketball game postponed (Friday, 10:10 p.m.) – Coachmen concert scheduled for tonight postponed (Friday, 5:40 […]
Valley braces for a foot or two of snow this weekend Staff Report Submit weather-related news and cancellations: firstname.lastname@example.org The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Central Shenandoah Valley from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Sunday with a forecast for 1 to 2 feet of snow possible. Locally higher […]