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Area Cooling Assistance in High Demand

Updated: 06/22/2010 - Charlottesville welcomed the official start of summer with a series of hot and humid days, but many families in Charlottesville and Albemarle County aren't able to afford air conditioning units. Social Services in Charlottesville and Albemarle County are slammed with people needing cooling assistance.

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Rescue Squad Advises Citizens to Stay Ahead of the Heat

Updated: 06/22/2010 - You may remember, a few months back, when bread, milk and snow shovels flew off the shelves in advance of winter storms. This week, Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad officials say it's just as important to stay ahead of the heat.

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Severe Storms Force Trees on Homes; Thousands Without Power

Updated: 06/04/2010 - Strong storms rolled through Charlottesville, Albemarle County and central Virginia Thursday afternoon knocking down trees and power lines, and leaving thousands of residents without power. Charlottesville police confirm at least six homes have fallen trees on them.

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Dominion Virginia Power Ready for Atlantic Hurricane Season

Posted: 06/02/2010 - Dominion Virginia Power says it's ready for the 2010 hurricane season. The utility company says it has been working closely with local, state and federal emergency response organizations to prepare for hurricane season.

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UPDATE: Downtown Businesses Clean Up After Heavy Rains

Updated: 05/30/2010 - Heavy rains in Charlottesville Friday night forced the cancellation of Fridays After Five. According to officials with the City of Charlottesville, A clogged storm drain was the cause of so many headaches on the downtown mall.

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Rainy Weather Threatens Local Strawberry Harvest

Posted: 05/20/2010 - Mid-May is the time of year when many people hit the field for a little strawberry picking. Despite the wet month, the owner of Critzer Family Farms in Afton says the harvest is fine. However, any more rain could put the strawberries in danger.

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Va. Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Begins Soon

Posted: 05/14/2010 - With at least some meteorologists predicting an intense hurricane season this year, May is the perfect time to stock up on supplies in case of an emergency. Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday can help you save money on emergency items.

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President Obama Signs Virginia Disaster Declaration

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The President Tuesday declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia and ordered Federal aid to supplement the Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe winter storms and snowstorms in February.

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GOES-15 Weather Satellite Captures its First Image of Earth

Updated: 04/08/2010 - The GOES-15 Weather Satellite captures its first image of Earth on April 6th at 1:33 p.m. The black and white image shows North and South America with a storm system visible across the United States.

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Wildfire Threat On The Rise in Virginia

Updated: 04/01/2010 - The threat for wildfire activity is on the rise across the Commonwealth because of warmer temperatures and low humidity.

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50th Anniversary of First Weather Satellite

Posted: 04/01/2010 - On April 1st, 50 years ago the first weather satellite, TIROS-1, was launched into orbit. Its first image was a fuzzy band of clouds over the Eastern U.S.

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Too Much Water in the James River for Canoes

Updated: 04/10/2010 - Even though the weather is warming up, the water levels on the James River are too high for James River Runners to hit the water with canoes, tubes or kayaks.

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Snowy Winter Extends Va. Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Posted: 03/10/2010 - Many Virginia Girl Scout Troops had to cancel their booth sales and other outside promotional activities due to snow this winter. So the Girl Scout Cookie Sale will now continue until April 11.

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Crews Work to Repair Split Truss that Caused Sagging Roof

Updated: 02/17/2010 - A split truss in the attic caused the roof on a downtown building to sag Tuesday. Workers cleared the building's roof of a foot of snow while they also work to repair the damage. Owners hope to have the building, which contains an exercise studio, reopened Wednesday.

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