Thursday, January 17, 2013
This is at Patrick Henry's Red Hill . I've blogged about it HERE before.
We are expecting quite the snow storm this afternoon which may leave us with about 8" of snow. Right now it is just raining.
Here's the latest warning from Weather.Gov
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
407 AM EST THU JAN 17 2013
...HEAVY WET SNOW EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY TONIGHT...
.LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST STATES TODAY TO OFF
THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST BY MIDNIGHT. ON THIS PATH...COLDER AIR
WILL BE SITUATED MAINLY WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE UNTIL EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON WHERE IT WILL CAUSE RAIN TO CHANGE TO WET SNOW. AS THE
LOW MOVES EAST THIS EVENING...THE COLDER AIR WILL SHIFT EAST
CHANGING RAIN TO SNOW IN THE PIEDMONT. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS
THE HEAVIER SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR ALONG THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
NORTH CAROLINA...SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA. A
SECONDARY SWATH OF HIGHER AMOUNTS COULD ALSO FORM IN A NARROW BAND
FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA FOOTHILLS...TO SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA.
SNOWFALL RATES WITHIN THE HEAVIER SNOW BANDS COULD BE ON THE ORDER
OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR RESULTING IN RAPID ACCUMULATIONS IN A
SHORT PERIOD ESPECIALLY LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
Ashlyn has classes today and then work until midnight. I'm hoping the hospital calls and tells her not to come in. Supposedly they keep the crew they have on if the weather gets too bad instead of having the next crew drive in it. I'm a bit nervous, actually a lot nervous, having her go to work tonight. She's 18, too old for me to call in for her? ;) I want to!
I need to make a trip to WalMart here shortly. I'm sure it will be mass hysteria there with people stocking up and bread, milk and toilet paper. All the necessities needed when we hear it may snow :D BUT I need some new rechargeable batteries for my new camera so I can take pics of the snow. We have enough milk and tp, but I will probably pick up a loaf of bread lol
Also, I took down my 2012 calendar. I hate throwing calendars away that have beautiful photography in them, such as this one. This one is made by Norfolk Southern Railroad and has a lot of great train pictures in it. If anyone would like to have it for the photos, please let me know. I'll be happy to mail it to you!
Ok, I guess that is it...Now to go make the preps for our storm.