Pictured: the snow falling on Virginia’s Eastern Shore Tuesday afternoon at T’s Corner in northern Accomack County. Picture courtesy of Bob Reynolds.
As was forecast on ShoreDailyNews.com, the first snow flakes of the season fell Tuesday afternoon. The rain turned to a snow, sleet mix around 2:30 p.m.
Because of the temperatures above freezing at ground level and the relatively warm ground and road surfaces no accumulation was reported.
Cold, blustery conditions are anticipated Tuesday evening into Wednesday, with North winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. There is a slight chance of snow overnight for Northampton County.
A Freeze Warning is also in effect for Northampton County from 2:00 AM until 9:00 AM Wednesday morning. Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above- ground pipes to protect them from freezing.
A&N Electric Cooperative has also issued a Beat the Peak Alert for its members from 6-8 AM Wednesday morning.