The coldest air mass of the year arrived overnight, and brought with it some surprise snow flurries for the Outer Banks Monday morning.
The snow was the result of a Chesapeake Bay Streamer — similar to lake effect snow when a cold air mass blows across a large body of water and creates snow showers.
(Slow, sad violin music plays. A lonely voice is heard….)
"My dearest Phyllis,
The snow has been blowing sideways across the fields here for hours. Even the local animals are frozen in their places.
Only Providence may know if we are to survive.
— Glenn (@Glenn_OBX) January 20, 2020
The National Weather Service office in Wakefield, Virginia said the weather system wasn’t expected to bring any accumulating snow, with the only expected impact a few “ooh’s or ahhh from excited snow-loving kids and/or adults.”
Temperatures will struggle to make it to 40 degrees over the next few days, with
blustery winds making it feel very cold. Bundle up!