Winter Weather and Blizzards

Williamsburg area gets a suprising snowfall

Williamsburg area gets a suprising snowfall

The third time was the charm.

While forecasts called for heavy beatings from hurricanes Florence and Michael, the Williamsburg area missed the worst of those storms. It was the opposite situation Sunday, when a low-key forecast of light snow and rain turned into 4 to 8 inches of snow, which threw an unexpected wrench into the daily life of the Historic Triangle.

That initial forecast relied on cold air moving through the area relatively quickly. It stuck around instead.

“This was no doubt a challenging storm and at the end of the day the cold air remained in place across Williamsburg and never retreated inland until late,” said Jeff Orrock, chief meteorologist at the...