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January Weather

Jeff Orrock of the National Weather Service in Wakefield
Jeff Orrock, Meteorologist in Charge, National Weather Service, Wakefield. (Photo: Charles Fishburne/VPM News)

For the New Year, Forecasters at the National Weather Service say January should continue with above-normal temperatures, like most of the Winter of  2019.   But as Charles Fishburne reports, they are always prepared for surprises.


Charles Fishburne:  Even though it is unusually warm now, January, too, can be a snowy month.

Jeff Orrock :  Back in 2018, the area received five and a half inches of snow.

Fishburne:  Jeff Orrock, National Weather Service in Wakefield

Orrock:    In January, the year before that in 2017 we had seven inches of snow and in 2016, central Virginia picked up a good foot of snow.

Fishburne:  For now, he says to look for temperatures back up in the 60’s Friday.

Orrock:  Looks like there will be a continued trend to keep temperatures slightly above to maybe well above normal through the month of January.

But he says, forecasts change, and according to the record books, at least some snow in January is more likely than not.  Charles Fishburne, VPM News.

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