Will It Actually Snow?

By: Venton D. Blandin
By: Venton D. Blandin

December 4, 2005

It's the calm before the storm as city workers are resting up before being called into service as soon as the first flakes fall.

However, the temperature for Sunday night seemed a bit too warm to for snow to form, but you never know-- it could fall and just not stick. We spoke to a couple people and here's what they had to say.

"Absolutely not. Not much anyway," said Jay Postak.

The forecast is given, but some resident's aren't taking it.

"We lived around here for eight years, and every time they predict it, they've been off and on," added Jay Postak.

The prediction from the Newsplex weather team calls for four to six inches to fall throughout the Central Virginia region.

"We've been caught by surprise many times, so I think it probably will," and Ann Postak.

Crews with the Department of Public Works side with Ann, and are taking no chances.

"All of our equipment is up and running. Everything has been checked out, [and] our salt building is full of salt," said Judith Mueller, of the Charlottesville Department of Public Works.

Stores in our area were prepared, but like this store, many remained low when it came to customer traffic. Brent Jacques told us his cabinets were empty, so he found it as an opportunity to get several items just in case.

"I picked up crackers, meat, potted ham, so I can make some chili. [I got] a little bit of everything," said Jacques.

Regardless of whether snow comes or not, the City will be ready.


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