The National Weather Service is cautioning Virginia residents in the central and northern regions of the state, including Rappahannock County, of high winds tomorrow. A high wind warning is in effect in the westernmost parts of the county from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday.
The National Weather Service issued an alert to Virginians that the risk of fire danger has been elevated from a Wildfire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning. The change has been influenced by “a drop in humidity, warmer temperatures, dry fine fuels, and predicted winds and gusts in front of the approaching cold front.”
Deep snow did not materialize as forecast, but that doesn’t mean roadways aren’t potentially treacherous this morning in Rappahannock County.
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) isn’t taking any chances, what with another Winter Storm Warning in effect for much of its 22-county territory — Rappahannock County included.
Rappahannock County Public Schools is notifying students, families, and staff that schools and offices will be opening on a “two-hour delay” tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16, due to the forecast for inclement weather overnight and into tomorrow morning.
The Culpeper district of the Virginia Department of Transportation is warning of slick roads throughout the Piedmont region this morning and advises residents to postpone non-essential travel until later this morning when temperatures may rise above freezing in some areas.
The National Weather Service is issuing a winter weather advisory for Rappahannock County going into effect at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and remaining in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday. The NWS issues a weather “advisory” when one or more types of winter precipitation are forecast but no significan…
The Planning Commission has decided to cancel its Wednesday night work session because of winter weather. Road conditions are expected to be icy tonight as a winter weather advisory goes into effect around 7 p.m.
Rappahannock County Schools has notified students, families, and staff that schools will be closed for students and staff tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2, due to inclement weather. Offices will open at 10 a.m. Distance learning will not be conducted Tuesday; however, students are encouraged to…
As of 5 p.m. Sunday, routes 211 and 522 in Rappahannock were mainly clear of snow and ice, with highway crews turning their attention to many of the county’s secondary roads.
All primary highways in Rappahannock County have been pretreated — some twice in two days — in anticipation of what could be the most snow we’ve seen in these mountains and foothills in two years.
It’s been a tough couple of winters in Rappahannock County for anybody who makes a living plowing snow. But that could change in the coming weeks, as atmospheric scientists tell us the polar vortex over the North Pole continues to split in two, potentially unleashing blasts of bitter arctic air and paralyzing snowstorms over the mid-Atlantic region.
It’s been a miserable night for Rappahannock Electric Cooperative crews working to restore power in several sections of Rappahannock County and far beyond, particularly after winds picked up tonight and sleet and snow continued to fall.
With a major snowstorm looming, Rappahannock County Public Schools has gone ahead and announced this afternoon that they will be closed on both Wednesday and Thursday. All extracurricular activities as well as remote learning activities have been canceled for both snow days.
It’s a cold and raw day along Skyline Drive this Friday afternoon and as the sign seen here warns there’s even patches of ice to greet motorists on the world famous road. According to the National Weather Service, some snow could fall early next week, including in the villages of Rappahannoc…
The Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department reported that at 4:08 p.m. on Wednesday, during the height of an electrical storm that blew with a fury into Rappahannock County, a Sperryville area home on Rolling Road was consumed by flames.
Several thousand Rappahannock County residents are still without power this evening, several hours after powerful thunderstorms passed through the REC service territory, all told leaving nearly 10,000 members without power in the region. Crews report multiple downed trees, broken poles and d…
It was so hot in Rappahannock County this past weekend that one farmer claimed eggs were frying inside her chickens. While we cannot prove that oddity as fact we can confirm it was exceedingly hot — scorching is a better word — as reflected by this cleverly worded sign outside the Sperryvill…
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) crews worked through the night to restore outages associated with the high winds that arrived in Rappahannock County late yesterday.
Rappahannock County Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, joining Culpeper, Fauquier and jurisdictions across the Washington area in shutting down.The county Planning Commission meeting scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled.Businesses of Rappahannock has shifted its planning quarter…
Rappahannock County Public Schools are operating on a two-hour delay this morning due to the light snow and freezing rain that fell overnight, which caused problems for Rappahannock Electric Cooperative crews and members as well.
VDOT snow plow operator Neal Atkins of Sperryville stands at the ready on Highway 211 inside Shenandoah National Park on Saturday afternoon as heavy snow begins to move into Rappahannock County.
Yet another pre-winter snow storm, the second to strike Rappahannock County this autumn season, arrived with little warning Sunday afternoon, sending residents indoors and closing schools on Monday.
Noon update: Snow and sleet continue to fall over Rappahannock County, with all roads reported as snow covered and icy, including along the Sperryville Pike near Scrabble as seen here at 11:30 this morning.