SNOW OBSERVATIONS
 
WEST HENRICO CO. - GLEN ALLEN VA SNOWFALL FOR 2018-2019
WINTER'S TOTAL     12.0 Inches
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Rating = Snowstorms must be greater than 1 inch of snow.
 1  Dec  04-05  0.1  Event 1 Yes   The first snow of this winter started on December 4, 2018 but was so light few noticed it and lasted from 2130 to 2145. The temperature was 38.3F at 2130 and 38.1 at 2145 and was in the form of snow pellets. The pellets had melted and evaporated by 2220 and the temperature was 37.9F. Then a second event of more snow pellets occurred from midnight and reach a maximum at 0020 with a temperature of 37.1F but still not even close to being measurable. After 0020 melting and evaporation completed their disappearance by 0330 and the temperature was 35.4F. The snow didn't start again until 1030 as small snowflakes with a temperature of 38.9F. At 1120 at a temperature of 37.4F larger flakes started that lasted until 1140 and with the higher intensity for about 20 minutes it accumulated to 0.1 inches at a temperature of 36.0F. By noon it had all melted and the snow was over with a temperature of 37.4F.
 2  Dec  09  11.9 Storm 1 Yes  The Richmond International Airport had 11.5 inches of snow on December 9, 2018 which was the second heaviest single-day December snowfall on the Richmond records. The record was December 22nd 1908 when 15 inches occurred. Yesterdays snowfall total also already makes December the 6th snowiest December on record. Dec Totals, 1st-1908 17.2, 2nd-1917 15.3, 3rd-1958 12.5, 4rd-1935 12.3, 5th-1966 12.2, 6th-2018 11.5
The snow started at 7:35AM and lasted until 2100 and was all snow with a liquid equivalent of 1.16 inches. The maximum snowfall rate was about 2 inches per hour from 1505 to 1530. The models did not predict the high snowfall totals. To see pictures of this storm copy this address into the address bar ---- https://photos.app.goo.gl/rhkxa16bLTjK13J87.
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