Winter Storm Live Blog

By: Weather Email
By: Weather Email

8:50 am updates:

We are now experiencing a very light frozen drizzle with accumulation on the windshields of cars. It is very light and will not stay for long. This should be followed by a dry spot, and a break from the precipitation. By the afternoon expect some possible snow from wrap-around moisture after the storm, and this would be through the dinner-time hour.

Some snowfall totals:

Ruckersville: 12 in

Madison: 11 1/2 in

Scottsville: 8.5 in

Earlysville: 13 in

Locust Grove: 10 in


6:30 am updates:

Flakes have calmed down and are now turning into a snowflake/ice pellet mix here in Charlottesville as warm air moves in above us. Dry air will mix in by the late morning hour for some relief!

Some snowfall totals as of this hour:

Charlottesville: 9"

Crozet: over 11"

Quinique: 10"

Ruckersville: 8"

Lake Monticello: 9 1/2"

Earlysville: 6"

Forest Lakes: 11"

-James Gilbert


5:00 am update:

Snow totals now creeping toward the double digits. Here in Charlottesville we have 9 inches and climbing. Snowfall rates now over an inch per hour. Snow turning from a light fluffy snow to a heavier, wetter snow with larger flakes.

Some totals around the area:

Orange: 8-9"

Madison: 10.5"

Charlottesville: 9"

Grottoes: 10"

-James Gilbert


11:10 pm update:

Totals are now generally in the 3-5"+ range across central Virginia. Snow continues to come down at a moderate to heavy clip and the snow is accumulating quickly. Snowfall rates of 1-2" per hour will be possible tonight.



10:32 pm update:

Here's the latest information from VDOT on road conditions:

— Travel is expected to be difficult overnight Wednesday and Thursday as a significant winter storm drop heavy snow across Central Virginia. The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District reports that snow is rapidly accumulating and that many roads are snow-covered and slippery. With the storm predicted to continue overnight highway conditions are likely to remain hazardous. VDOT strongly advises that non-essential travel be postponed until the storm passes and road conditions improve.

Primary and secondary roads in all nine counties in the Culpeper District are in moderate conditions, with most of the surface covered by snow. Interstate 66 in Fauquier County and I-64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties are also reported in moderate condition. VDOT advises that anyone traveling in the region allow plenty of extra time for their trip and reduce speed due to the road conditions.

VDOT crews and contractors are responding to the storm with about 700 pieces of equipment deployed across the nine counties of the Culpeper District. Crews will work all night and VDOT will continue working around the clock in two 12-hour shifts. VDOT’s goal is to make all roads passable within 48 hours after the storm ends.

The winter storm is affecting most of Virginia with snow, sleet and freezing rain. VDOT recommends that anyone considering travel check the road conditions along their route and at their destination and plan their trip accordingly.

VDOT’s 511 travel website,, is updated in real time with weather and road conditions for all highways in Virginia. Once on the road VDOT’s 511 mobile app provides real-time traffic and weather information for both iPhone and Android platforms. Travelers can also call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for real-time information on traffic and road conditions.


9:55 pm update:

Here are some more snow totals for you!

3" near the UVA medical center
3" in Keswick
2" in Keene

See you in a few minutes for the WAHU FOX27 News at 10 for more details on this winter storm!



9:37 pm update:

More snow totals as it continues to pile up:

3-4" Troy
Almost 2" in the Earlysville area
3" in Glenmore neighborhood



9:35 pm update:

We have some updated totals to pass along!

3" in the Dunlora neighborhood
3" in Kents Store
3" (almost) in Palmyra

Thanks to everybody who is keeping us updated!



9:20 pm update:

The totals continue to come in to the Newsplex and many places are now reporting between 2-3" of snow. It continues to come down at a moderate to heavy pace.



8:15 pm update:

Snow continues to fall at a light to moderate pace. Most areas are reporting around an inch of snow at this point and the road conditions continue to go downhill. Here are some reports we have gotten from across the region:

1" off of Hydraulic Road
1" in the Ruckersville area

Again, total storm accumulations are expected to be in the 8-12" range, so this system is really just getting started. Let us know how much snow you have seen by leaving a comment!



Here in Charlottesville the snow began falling at around 5pm.

The forecast has snow falling through the evening and into tomorrow afternoon. Snowfall totals will range anywhere from 8 to 12 inches with higher amounts in locations above 1000 feet. Some snowfall totals reported from our viewers :

-Roads covered in Palmyra

-Grounds covered in Louisa and Gordonsville

-Snow in Blenheim, Kents Store, Fry's Spring, Buckingham, Waynesboro, Orange, Key West, Unionville, Lake Monticello and many more!

Post here with snowfall totals so far!

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