Area's First Snowstorm on the Way Friday Evening into Saturday...

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

FINAL ACCUMULATION THU NIGHTFRANKLIN COUNTY - This looks like the real deal, folks. Models have been trending higher and higher with snow totals, and that trend was expected as this is a low coming from the gulf and riding up the east coast.

Snow will start by mid afternoon Friday, but will melt upon hitting the ground and roads at first. This is because the ground is warm and the snow will be very light to start, falling during the daylight hours. 

However, as the sun sets, things will change. The roads will turn slick FAST and the evening commute could be messy around 5-6 p.m. By then, the snowfall will be picking up in intensity.

This will be a heavy, wet snow and totals could top out near 4-8".

The heaviest snow will fall from 8 p.m. Friday through Noon Saturday, before ending by 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Be safe!


Ferguson Named Public Safety Director

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

ROCKY MOUNT– The County of Franklin, Virginia today announced that after a competitive interview process, the County is pleased to announce that Mr. William “Billy” Ferguson has accepted the position of Director of Public Safety.

Mr. Ferguson is a native of Franklin County with 27 years of service with Franklin County Public Safety. He was Chief of Operations prior to serving as Interim Director since June, 2017. Mr. Ferguson had 10 years of volunteer service with Franklin County Rescue before joining
Public Safety in July, 1990.

“Franklin County is an excellent place to live and work with it best asset being its people. In addition to the County employees that I get to interact with daily, the County is also very fortunate to have dedicated and highly trained volunteers that give tirelessly day and night providing public safety services to our citizens, visitors and businesses. I am very humbled to have been selected to serve as the next Director and look forward to working with everyone to continue to move our public safety system forward,” staid Billy Ferguson.


Snow a Possibility Friday

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

friI hope you were able to enjoy the mild weather over the weekend. If not, you have one last day of it for Monday. After some much-needed rain on Tuesday, below normal temperatures and a wintry weather pattern will set up shop for the rest of December. 

The front that will introduce the pattern change will move through the area Tuesday, moving east of us Wednesday and slowling down to a crawl over the gulf of Mexico late this week. But the upper levels will remain very active as energy from colder regions digs into a large dip in the jet stream centered over us by the weekend. 

One potent upper ripple will move in Friday night. Right now, models keep the upper energy and the front far enough away from each other to keep the two seperate until both are north of us. But keep in mind as the week progresses and newer model runs come out, any change in speed of the two will make a huge difference in our forecast. 

Even with the two systems seperate and weaker, I think some light snow is possible late Friday into Friday night. The upper level energy is so strong that it should crank out a little snow on it's own. What we're looking at Friday night is a strong clipper. With clippers, moisture is starved, but certain areas can pick up more snow than others. 

With the ground so warm, I doubt we will see any significant accumulations. 

Still, this is only the beginning of what will be several weeks of a favorable pattern for wintry weather. So don't focus too much on one particular system just yet. We're only getting started.