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Winter Weather Outlook: What to Expect

Updated: 10/15/2012 - With winter looming on the horizon and cooler temperatures already beginning to set in, there is one question on the minds of people all across Central Virginia, "Will it be a snowy winter?"

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Forest Land in Va. Closed After 9-inch Rain

Posted: 05/18/2012 - The U.S. Forest Service has closed portions of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Virginia because of heavy rain and flooding.

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Virginia Releases 2012 Hurricane Evacuation Guide

Posted: 05/09/2012 - The 2012 Hurricane Evacuation Guide for Virginia is now available. The guide contains essential hurricane season information, including evacuation routes and traffic reversal plans along Interstate 64.

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Irene Retired from Tropical Storm Name List

Posted: 04/18/2012 - Irene is being retired from the list of storm names because the 2011 hurricane killed 49 people and caused more than $15 billion in damage.

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UPDATE: Esmont Brush Fire Contained, 50+ Acres Burned

Updated: 04/11/2012 - Crews from all around central Virginia spent much of Tuesday afternoon battling a brush fire in the Esmont area of southern Albemarle County. The flames have been 100 percent contained, but not before more than 50 acres were burned.

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Fire Officials: Conditions Prime for Wildfires

Updated: 04/09/2012 - A Red Flag Warning is in effect Monday for all of central Virginia, indicating conditions are prime and the area is at an increased risk for wildfires.

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UPDATE: Vineyard Suvrives Spring Freeze Scare

Updated: 03/27/2012 - It appears at least King Family Vineyards was able to survive the overnight freeze warning without losing any of their crop. Temperature on the vines hovered just above the freezing point.

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Statewide Tornado Drill to Prepare for Disaster

Updated: 03/20/2012 - A statewide tornado drill was conducted Tuesday morning to encourage Virginia residents to be prepared. In 2011, ten people were killed and 100 others were injured as a result of the 51 tornadoes that touched down in Virginia.

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City Councilors and Beach Club Members Battle for Land

Updated: 03/19/2012 - During a Charlottesville city council meeting Monday evening, members from the non-profit Fry's Spring Beach Club came to discuss their disapproval of a potential decision by the city to take away a piece of land.

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Warm Winter Could Lead to Less Wine

Posted: 03/14/2012 - The warm weather could be causing problems for area vineyards. Cold air coming in after the warm weather this week may cause the vineyards to produce less fruit, ultimately meaning less wine.

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High Winds Down Trees, Home Severely Damaged

Updated: 03/08/2012 - A return to milder temperatures after the snow earlier this week didn't come without consequences. Strong winds Thursday downed trees in the Charlottesville area, including one that fell on a home.

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NWS Confirms Tornado in Southwest Virginia

Posted: 03/08/2012 - The National Weather Service confirms a tornado hit southwest Virginia last week. The weather service says the tornado was an EF1 with winds between 86 and 110 mph.

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Late Season Snow Closes Roads, Schools

Updated: 03/05/2012 - VDOT reports Route 250 in Albemarle County is in severe condition, due to significant snow accumulation on the road surface. Albemarle County Police have responded to more than 40 wrecks.

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Tornado Confirmed in Mathews County

Posted: 02/27/2012 - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a relatively weak tornado touched down in rural Mathews County on Friday.

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Charlottesville Snow Prep Efforts Pay Off

Posted: 02/19/2012 - City workers in Charlottesville monitored the roadways as the snow began to fall on Sunday. The city has seen about 2 to 3 inches of snow already.

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