UPDATE: Clipper Leaves a Coating of Snow For Most

Cheryl Thompson in Pearisburg sent us this picture Saturday Evening.

UPDATE: 12:57 p.m.

Lynchburg, VA - Most of the snow that fell Saturday has melted, though VDOT reports a few slick spots on secondary roads in the NRV and Highlands west of Roanoke.

Another clipper moving through today is giving Blacksburg, Pulaski and Wytheville more snow, but the snow isn't expected to make it into Lynchburg like it did Saturday.

For more on the forecast, head to the ABC 13 Weather Center page.


UPDATE: 6:30 p.m.

Lynchburg, VA - A strong clipper was able to coat the ground with snow in many places Saturday. Another clipper is on the way for Sunday Morning.

Viewers from the New River Valley, Roanoke, Bedford and Lynchburg all sent pictures in of the snow falling and accumulating Saturday. Most areas just received a minor coating of snow to a dusting.

Areas of light snow may return to the Lynchburg area overnight as moisture tries to move up and over the mountains from yet another clipper approaching Sunday. Most of the accumulating snow into Sunday Morning will fall in the New River Valley, though, where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect.


Lynchburg, VA - Snow is steadily across most of Lynchburg, accumulating to a light coating in most places. Parts of the New River Valley are expecting the snow to hang around longer, and several inches are possible later this evening.

A fast-moving but moisture-starved clipper is moving through the area, carrying enough snow to coat to ground for many locations, especially near the mountains.

Even though the system looks impressive on radar, our mountains will try to break up most of the moisture as it tries to move east.

Still, it appears that enough snow is getting over the mountains for a dusting to a coating of accumulation for the Lynchburg and Roanoke areas. Generally the coating will be 1" or less.

In the New River Valley, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the possibility of 1-4" of snow into Saturday Night.

The clipper is arriving in two waves. The first is bringing dry snow to the area now, and the second wave will arrive early Sunday Morning, mainly acting to increase our winds. In the mountains west of Roanoke, however, snow showers may continue into Sunday.

The ABC 13 Weather Experts are monitoring the situation and will have updates all weekend. Stay with ABC 13 and for more information.