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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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FEMA: Hurricane season approaches

As the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season approaches, FEMA Region III continues to proactively work with its state, local, and federal partners to increase preparedness, coordinate response and recovery capabilities, and empower individuals to take an active role in their community’s emergency management team.


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Atlantic Hurricane Forecast: Three U.S. landfalls predicted in 2015

AccuWeather reports despite a premature start to the Atlantic hurricane season, due to the development of Ana, forecasters predict that the number of storms this year will again fall below normal.


Subtropical Storm Ana to lash Carolina coast Mother’s Day weekend

AccuWeather reports Subtropical Storm Ana has formed off the southern Atlantic coast of the United States, making it the first named tropical system of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season.


Report: Southeast coast on alert for potential Tropical Storm Ana

AccuWeather reports a developing tropical system, which could soon acquire the name Ana, will affect part of the southern Atlantic coast of the United States with rain, wind and rough surf through the weekend.


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Shenandoah Valley, Central Virginia under Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for a region stretching from Augusta County to Page County in the Shenandoah Valley and over into Albemarle County and Nelson County in Central Virginia that is in effect from 2 p.m. Sunday into the overnight hours.


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Flood Watch in effect today: 2 inches of rain possible

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Augusta County and Rockingham County through 8 p.m. Tuesday.


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More complaining about the weather

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va., to talk about … the weather. (Seriously, it’s too much. We’re all well past the breaking point!) There is good news ahead, of course, with temperatures forecast to be in the 50s and 60s next week. Meanwhile, we are where we are.


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UVA baseball alters schedule for Pitt weekend series

The Friday (March 6) UVA-Pitt baseball game has been postponed because of inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Saturday (March 7) at Davenport Field.


City of Staunton preparing for winter storm

Due to an anticipated winter storm, Thursday’s refuse and recycling pickup at residences and in the Central Business District have been rescheduled for Saturday.


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Winter Storm Warning: Seriously?

The National Weather Service is full of bitter, mean-spirited, spiteful people. That, or they’re onto something with their latest Winter Storm Warning for Augusta County northward into Maryland.


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Winter Weather Advisory early Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a wide area stretching from Augusta County into Central Virginia and north to the upper reaches of the Shenandoah Valley.


Winter Storm Warning: 5-10 inches of snow possible Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Augusta County and points north in the Shenandoah Valley that will go into effect at 6 a.m. Saturday with a forecast for 5-10 inches of snow Saturday into the early-morning hours Sunday.


AFP editor Chris Graham talks politics, weather on WREL-1450

The Virginia General Assembly appears to be on pace to wrap its work up early this year. Unfortunately, Old Man Winter is far from being done with his work. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks politics and cold weather with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450AM in Lexington, Va.


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Augusta under Winter Storm Watch Saturday: 5 inches or more of snow

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Saturday with a forecast of 5 inches or more of snow possible during the day.


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Another Wind Chill Watch in effect for overnight Saturday

Augusta County and a wide swath of the Shenandoah Valley into West Virginia and Maryland is under a Wind Chill Watch from the National Weather Service Saturday night.


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Virginia officials advise Virginians to take precautions in extreme cold weather

The Virginia Departments of Health and Emergency Management encourage everyone to protect themselves against serious health problems that can result from prolonged exposure to the cold.


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Wind Chill Advisory for Augusta, Shenandoah Valley

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Augusta County up the Shenandoah Valley into West Virginia and Maryland that goes into effect at 7 p.m. Thursday and runs through 10 a.m. Friday.


At Virginia Tech, re-creating a tornado in 3-D provides a more effective way to study storms

When The Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore stepped into an EF-5 tornado re-created in 3-D in a four-story immersive installation at Virginia Tech, his perspective was that of someone 7,000 feet tall.


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Update: Winter Weather Advisory extended to Tuesday morning

The Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service for the Augusta County area has been extended to 10 a.m. Tuesday. The area is in line to receive two to four inches of snow, with locally heavier amounts along ridges possible.


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Winter Weather Advisory in Shenandoah Valley: Ice, 1-3 inches of snow in forecast

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Augusta, Rockingham, Nelson and Albemarle for Friday into the morning hours of Saturday.


NOAA and NASA lied on temperature records

Last week NOAA headlined their home page, “It’s official: 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on record.” NASA proclaimed in their January 16th news release video, “2014 was the hottest year on record.” But these announcements are effectively lies.


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Black Cat Road in Keswick closes Jan. 19 for bridge replacement

Next Monday, Jan. 19 the Virginia Department of Transportation and contractor Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville will begin work to replace the Route 616 (Black Cat Road) bridge over Buckingham Branch Railroad in Albemarle County.


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VDOT to close Route 801 in Augusta County Jan. 26 for bridge replacement

A portion of Route 801 (Hangers Mill Road) in Augusta County will close for about nine months beginning Monday, January 26, during replacement of a bridge over Jennings Branch.


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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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Freezing Rain Advisory in effect for Shenandoah Valley overnight

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for a large swath of the Shenandoah Valley, Central Virginia and into the D.C. Metro area tonight into Monday morning.