First Alert: Impressive winter storm moving away Monday

Winter Weather Winding Down

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A winter storm of major proportions blanketed Virginia with unprecedented amounts of snow for this early in December. In Richmond, Sunday’s 11.5″ was the 2nd heaviest single-day December snowfall on record. The dubious honor of number one was on December 22nd 1908 with 15″. Today’s snowfall also made this the 6th snowiest month of December on record, and here we are only 9 days into the month.

Here was the storm view as of late Sunday evening, with the center at mid-evening located close to Hatteras. The track of the storm edged farther north than forecast, but will pull away from the coast Monday, ushering in the gradual return of much calmer (and milder) weather, although some light precipitation could still linger Monday, particularly to the south-southeast

Here are some of the snow totals as of late this Sunday evening.

For a complete list of snow amounts check this link out compiled by the National Weather Service >> Snow totals throughout the area. They ranged from under 10″ to over a foot. Impressive indeed!

Looking ahead, the next significant system that could impact Virginia will be a warmer one, but with the potential for heavy rain to start the weekend. Stay tuned

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