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I break down our weekend/Monday snow chances with a crazy looking map: Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at NBC12 Weather Insider
Last Updated: 1/30/15 4:30 PM (Samantha Roberts) We've had a combination of cloudy skies, occasional filtered sunshine, sprinkles, and flurries today. Rarely is there ever a mundane day in the world of weather, huh? It's also been quite windy today and it will remain breezy tonight. Winds this evening will... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at NBC12 Weather Insider
From Meteorologist Samantha Roberts I've been doing a lot of thinking about this lately. ...this thing where sometimes our forecast is wrong. I'll admit that when a forecast doesn't pan out, it bothers me. I know that many of you, especially those who work outside, plan your day around what... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at NBC12 Weather Insider
From Meteorologist Samantha Roberts (1/28/15 6:30 AM) While we're waking up to clear skies and (mostly) melted snow, our friends in the Northeast and New England are really digging out this morning. ...especially those in New England. You may have heard that the forecast snowfall totals for New York City... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at NBC12 Weather Insider
BY: MIKE VALERIO As the Capital braced for the edge of a monster storm from NOVA to New England, a ray of sunshine emerged for former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell Monday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled McDonnell will remain free from prison, pending the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Decision Virginia
Millions will tune into Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday to see whether the Patriots or Seahawks will emerge as champions. Some will watch because they have an allegiance to a particular team, while others will tune in just because it's the Super Bowl. Not surprisingly, many have their eyes on... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Marc Madness
How many of you woke up this morning....looked out your window....and your jaw dropped when you saw the Winter Wonderland? This happened to me this morning as I woke up at my house in the West End of Henrico County. Can I honestly say I was expecting it to snow... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at NBC12 Weather Insider
Posted by Andrew Freiden 1/13/2015 Here's a link to a story by my buddy Walter Griggs. It chronicles life in Richmond on the day it snowed almost 2 feet! It's a record that has stood for 75 years! Records are made to be broken, right? Article By Walter Griggs Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at NBC12 Weather Insider
I sent out this tweet earlier this morning: What's freezing fog? Super tiny liquid water droplets, suspended in sub-freezing air. When they hit something, it freezes into a glaze — Andrew Freiden (@AndrewNBC12) January 22, 2015 You know how the freezing point of water is 32°F? Actually, that's not really... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
Photo courtesy Sadly, scandals have and always will be a part of sports. Some cheat to win (remember Mighty Ducks?), some to make money, and others break the rules in a heat-of-the-moment situation. But while Gordon Bombay telling his players to take the fall is drummed up by Hollywood,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Marc Madness
BY: MIKE VALERIO A photo captures Mary Townley, Carol Schall and their daughter Emily making a celebratory toast, radiant smiles on the first page of their 2014 scrapbook. “History in Va. what a year it was,” reads the caption underneath the photograph. “There's us with Mark Herring, and there's us... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Decision Virginia
A 12-hour celebration? That's my kind of party! On January 17, 2015 from noon until midnight, the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia will celebrate the 206th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe with the world’s largest Poe Birthday Bash. Photo courtesy: Poe Museum The event will feature hours of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at 12 About Town
NASA released its yearly review of global temperatures today and as a whole, it was the warmest year since records began in 1880. This beat the previous record warmest years of 2010 and 2005. 2014 marks the 38th consecutive year that the yearly global temperature was above average and 9... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
BY: MIKE VALERIO In a wide ranging interview Thursday, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he comforted his predecessor the day a federal jury reached its historic verdict, saying he would never walk away from former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s friendship. “After it was over, I picked up that phone behind me and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Decision Virginia
We're halfway there! Today, January 15th, marks the midway point of meteorological winter. You may be thinking that spring begins on March 20th, but for meteorologists it begins on March 1. Meteorological winter, which runs from December 1st-February 28th, comprises our three coldest months. Astronomical winter starts and ends a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
This is a great picture: It's from Wintergreen's twitter feed. It shows a bright blue sky ABOVE the clouds. Down closer to sea level, we are BELOW the clouds. With calm winds, it's going to be a struggle to clear the clouds. We think we'll eventually do it, giving us... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
Central and Eastern Virginia will wake up to a wintry mix, although for most it should be on the light side. Greatest threat for a significant impact from freezing rain/ice, will be areas in pink on this map, with RVA in the "blue" zone where more of a sleet/snow mix... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
BY: MIKE VALERIO In a stunning move, U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer sentenced former Gov. Robert F. McDonnell to two years in prison Tuesday, far below the original 10-12 year punishment requested by federal prosecutors. The nearly five-hour sentencing took a dramatic turn in the proceeding’s final moments, when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Decision Virginia
Posted by Matt Holiner, Andrew Freiden, and Ros Runner 1/6/2015 10:50am As we are now about 24 hours away from a bitter arctic blast, we are looking a what could be the next big weather story. A complicated situation is setting up for late in the weekend. As we write... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
A quick-hitting clipper system will bring some light snow to Northern Virginia and DC. This will be falling late tonight and early tomorrow. The rush hour could be impacted for those of you who drive NORTH to DC tomorrow morning. South of Fredericksburg, including VA, it looks like we'll be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at NBC12 Weather Insider
BY: MIKE VALERIO Nearly a year after federal prosecutors launched a devastating and unprecedented case against Virginia’s 71st governor, U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer will sentence former Gov. Robert F. McDonnell Tuesday, a proceeding that will likely stretch into the afternoon. McDonnell is expected to address the court before... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Decision Virginia
Photo Courtesy: ESPN There are all kinds of people in the television business. The most fun to watch, listen to and be around are journalists who are passionate about the profession and live it every day. Stuart Scott was one of those people. Scott was more than just a personality... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Marc Madness
Travel weather Wednesday will be rainy and warm over all of the East Coast, with thunderstorms likely heading south to the Carolinas. The only area with significant winter weather impacts will be the upper Midwest. -Jim D. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at NBC12 Weather Insider
BY: MIKE VALERIO Sheriff's deputies said Del. Joe Morrissey (D-Henrico) violated the terms of his work release late Thursday, after he campaigned at an Eastern Henrico County shopping center. Morrissey is now forced to remain in jail, until he is brought before a judge for an institutional hearing. According to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Decision Virginia
BY: MIKE VALERIO Following a sweeping round of cuts lowering Virginia's $2.4 billion budget gap, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced his final plans to balance the state budget Wednesday, coupling cuts with measures to help teachers retire and take on unlicensed daycares. In a response to headlines of fatal fires at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Decision Virginia