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From the NWS: PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA 350 PM EDT SAT APR 22 2017 ...STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED IN AND AROUND COLONIAL BEACH VIRGINIA... LOCATION...COLONIAL BEACH - WESTMORELAND COUNTY VIRGINIA DATE...APRIL 21 2017 ESTIMATED TIME...7:20 PM TO 7:30 PM EDT ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 TO... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at NBC12 Weather Insider
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FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAYS THROUGH TUESDAY While it's not going to rain constantly, we are going to see periods of moderate to heavy rain right through the day on Tuesday. This is going to be quite disruptive for those of you with outdoor "fun" plans or if you're working outside... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted by Andrew Freiden 6:21am 4/22/2017 Bad News to start the weekend...signs pointing to a possible tornado in Colonial Beach (Westmoreland County) last night around 7:15pm. Whether or not it was a tornado... -Red cross is assisting people with property damage -Yacht Club sustained damage -Lots of trees down -National... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted 4/20/2017 By Andrew Freiden 8:28am Update: just talked to Doug Hensel from the Great Big Greenhouse. He agrees with me! Sure, it's going to be chilly this weekend: Here's the FORECAST But after that... I don't see another cold shot coming. And with late April being our typical date... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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The severe storms that went through Virginia produced 2 confirmed tornadoes and 1 preliminary report of a tornado yesterday. National Weather Service survey teams have been out assessing the damage left behind by the storms and have confirmed 1-EF-1 tornado and 1-EF-0. There's also a preliminary report of an EF-0... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Updated 1:22pm Thursday this post contains OLD information on this system. Please refer to the top post on this page for the latest information! Old discussion below: SOME TIMING CHANGES....Pushing the peak storm threat a little LATER in #RVA. Overall Risk for Central Virginia: 4am to noon Peak Risk in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted by Jim Duncan at 9am 4/4/17 There is a First Alert Weather Day for Wednesday night into early Thursday due to the increased risk for severe thunderstorms. The system responsible will be yet another strong cold front and low pressure, linked to strong winds aloft associated with a large... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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For the first time in 30 years, new clouds have been added to the International Cloud Atlas! And these are pretty neat! We get so many cloud pictures sent to us on social media from all of you during different weather events. And some of the clouds you've probably seen... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted by Andrew Freiden, 3/22 Updated: 4:45am 3/24 We're headed for an impressive weekend warm-up-- in fact we are forecasting 77° tomorrow. But will it hold? Looks like it! Here's the Climate Prediction Center forecast for NEXT week-- showing a strong likelihood of warmer than average temperatures. I dove into... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Will Wade's departure for LSU on Monday night sent some shock-waves throughout Ram Nation. Watching other college basketball teams court VCU's head coaches has become a March tradition as sure as the NCAA Tournament, but one look at social media will tell you this one seems to sting the fan... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Marc Madness
We've moved the Decision Virginia blog to a new site, so be sure to update your bookmarks. You can now find the blog at http://decisionvirginia.com, which redirects to a subsection of nbc12.com. This was mainly a housekeeping item and the content should remain fundamentally the same. With the new site... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Decision Virginia
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Tip-off is nearing in Salt Lake City as VCU takes on Saint Mary's, the second place team from the West Coast Conference. The Gaels are 28-4, with three of those losses coming to Gonzaga, who advanced with a 20 point win here earlier today and is the top seed in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Marc Madness
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Posted By Andrew Freiden 11:46am 3/15/2017 As we are dealing with our coldest day since January and a potentially record-setting cold night, I'm getting lots of questions like this: "Andrew is spring going to get here after this cold snap?" My answer: I wouldn't count on a significant warmup any... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted by Meteorologist Jim Duncan 3/14/17 at 5:30pm The storm is moving far away from Virginia, but now we must deal with a reinforcing shot of arctic air along with increasing winds from the pre-dawn hours Wednesday through Wednesday afternoon. We have tagged Wednesday as a FIRST ALERT Weather Day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted by Meteorologist Ros Runner (Updated by Jim Duncan at 10:30 PM, 3/13/2017) A MAJOR STORM is taking shape tonight near the southeast coast of the U.S., and will intensify as it moves up just east of Virginia by early Tuesday morning. This is going to end up being a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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2017 finds the Atlantic 10 moving its men's basketball tournament from Brooklyn to Pittsburgh. Yes, the league has been a little bit down this year, probably the most since its expansion, but it promises to be a fun week of basketball in the Steel City. Here's our annual preview of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Marc Madness
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THERE IS STILL SOME LEVEL OF UNCERTAINTY with this weekend's forecast, but the trends are indicating that the threat of accumulating snow in central Virginia is fading fast. Our longer range computer guidance from both the GFS and European are indicating that the cold air will be well established over... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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posted by Andrew Freiden 3/2/2017 The numbers are in, and February 2017 goes into the record books as the 2nd warmest on Record. And if you were alive for the warmest February on record, please send me a telegram so we can put you on TV! From NWS in Wakefield:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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UPDATED by Jim Duncan at 4:05pm 3/1/17 The threat for severe thunderstorms has diminished for central and northern VA, including RVA area, as air has stabilized following the first line of showers that moved through mid-afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center has taken much of the area OUT of the risk... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Heads up this afternoon. We are tracking a cold front that will produce a line of showers and storms this afternoon as it crosses Central Virginia. Here's a look at where the front is as of 8am: Warm air ahead of the front will help boost temperatures back into the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted by Jim Duncan at 9:05pm, 2/23/2017 It may be only February, but this absurdly warm month promises to bring at least a couple more WAY-warmer-than-normal days into the start of this weekend, so the spring-like weather continues, for now. It's also notable that spring weather can also mean thunderstorms,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Will we see winter again? Probably. Just not any time soon. And by the time it gets here, we'll be well into March. Even though it doesn't feel like it now, it would be very hard to race straight into spring. Even with another potential record breaking temperature this afternoon,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted By Andrew Freiden 2/22/2017 Let's get started with the basics. A Solar Eclipse is when the Moon's shadow passes over the earth. When this happens in totality (like it will this summer on August 21, 2017) several things happen. 1: Day turns to night 2: Dawn/Dusk is visible along... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Posted By Andrew Freiden, 7am 2/22/2017 This month's warm weather has been impressive-- with no end in sight. Check out the calendar. We've put the 5 "cold" days in blue and the 70°+ days in dark red. The other days are all above average. So far, the average of every... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider
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Winter fans may not enjoy the temperatures we are forecasting, but spring fans are loving it! In fact, today is the only day that will feel somewhat like winter with high temperatures in the mid 40s. Take a look at the temperature trend over the next 7 days.. The average... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at NBC12 Weather Insider