|White Christmas in Richmond
Dec. 18-19, 2009
On December 18, Asheville, North Carolina, received 10.1 inches of snow, a record for the date.” (Weatherwise, March/April 2010, page 62) The first snow flakes in the Richmond, Va area started at 1622 and 8.7 inches at West Henrico Co. - Glen Allen VA. area while the Richmond International Airport reported only 6.0 inches but a record for the date and it was still snowing. West Henrico Co. - Glen Allen VA. area station got 8.7 inches on the 18th and 4.2 inches on the 19th for a total of 12.9 inches. Richmond International Airport had a record snowfall for the date of the 18th of 6.0 inches. This breaks the old record of 5.3 inches set in 1916 and the most snow in December since 1989 when 9.9 inches was recorded for the month. The Richmond International Airport had a total of 7.4 inches on the 18 and 19 making this the fifth largest December storm on their records. The West Henrico Co. - Glen Allen VA. station at midnight had 8.7 inches and ended up with 12.9 inches when the storm was over on the 19th.