Highlight: The big news for this part of Virginia is the arrival of Winter Storm Gia. It’s not a blizzard, but it’s impact on Rappahannock County and on the vast (almost 1.25 acres) Serendipity Farmhouse estate is noticeable. As I am writing this on Sunday, January 13th, we are now into the second day of the storm and expect more snowfall this afternoon. When the storm subsides, I intend to post pictures and facts about the event.
Last year we talked about Winter Storm Riley (here) and now we are under the influence of Winter Storm Gia. Naming winter storms is a relatively new practice. You can find a history of the practice and a listing of the names for winter storms for the 2018-2019 winter season at – Winter Storm Names For 2018-19 Revealed
The Weather History Graph for the SFH WX Station (see below) for January 12th shows temperature, dew point, and wind indications as the front edge of the storm passed over SFH. Note that the snow began to fall between four and five PM, just as the temperature and dew point merged.
SFH WX Station Report: The reporting period begins with relatively balmy temperatures for January. The warmer weather moved out and was replaced by cold air from the north. On the 12th, Winter Storm Gia moved in from the west and southwest and met with the cold air. Temperatures dropped, dew points rose and Voila! SFH is now covered in white.
2019-01-09 Full details here.
|Temperature||51.6 °F||29.7 °F||40.7 °F|
|Dew Point||32.5 °F||10.9 °F||21.3 °F|
2019-01-10 Full details here.
|Temperature||34 °F||26.6 °F||30.3 °F|
|Dew Point||13.8 °F||8.1 °F||11.4 °F|
2019-01-11 Full details here.
|Temperature||39.7 °F||23 °F||31.3 °F|
|Dew Point||20.1 °F||11.1 °F||14.6 °F|
2019-01-12 Full details here.
|Temperature||32.7 °F||23.7 °F||28.1 °F|
|Dew Point||27 °F||14.9 °F||22.9 °F|