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By Ricky Matthews
VIPIR Weather Intern

Severe Thunderstorms cause damage in Hampton

Severe Thunderstorms cause damage in Hampton

Severe Thunderstorms knocked out power, blew down trees and caused signs to fall across the City of Hampton Thursday evening. Earlier in the afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a Particularly Dangerous Situatuion (PDS) Severe Thunderstorm Watch, warning residents to watch out for damaging winds in excess of 60mph. Around 5:30pm, a line of storms went through the city. A large tree fell on Butler Farm Road and several smaller trees were down on Mercury Blvd. The I-64 Eastbound entrance off of Mercury Blvd was closed Thursday evening due to a fallen tree. 

Earlier in the day, Hampton City Schools decided to open doors 30 min earlier for Bethel High School's graduation at the Hampton Coliseum so that people could get inside before the storms hit. The City also tweeted out information on it's Twitter account as the storms moved through. 

How much snow did we get?

On average, most of Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina received one to two inches of snow, with a few higher totals. Here’s a look at what we saw in the metro area.

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And here’s a list of totals from the National Weather Service:

Snowfall totals in Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads, Va. – Official snowfall totals have been reported from the National Weather Service, according to Meteorologist Myles Henderson. Watch NewsChannel 3 at Noon for what we can expect for snow tomorrow.

The big winners are located on the Eastern Shore and Middle Peninsula:

Wallops Island – 3″

Bloxom – 1.5″

Onancock – 1″

Mathews – 1″

Gloucester – .5″

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Live Blog: Hampton Roads winter weather

Ready for some more snow? We’ll be updating this live throughout the day as it moves in.

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How cold will it be Wednesday morning?

Some of the coldest air in years is spreading across Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina. Expect the coldest part of our cold snap on Wednesday morning. That’s when some of us will be flirting with single-digit temperatures. Here’s a look at what to expect in your neighborhood, and click here for your complete Live VIPIR Forecast.

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Snow forecast for your area

msnowSNOWFALL FORECAST: Snow totals will range from a dusting (or less) near the coast to 2″+ for points farther north and west.

The “bulls eye” of this system will likely be through parts of central VA and NC. -

Meteorologist Myles Henderson

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