First snow (up to 3″) expected Sunday

The Charlottesville area will get its first snowfall tomorrow morning, according to the Weather Underground, which is predicting one to three inches with a nearly 100 percent chance of snow.

Already, city crews have mobilized, according to City spokesman Ric Barrick, who says the City has "one of the most state-of-the-art monitoring stations."

Barrick says that because this has so far been an "uneventful winter," the City is sitting on nearly 1,200 tons of salt. The City, Barrick says, maintains its own fleet of vehicles with 24 snow plows with GPS guidance equipment to allow officials to monitor the progress of snow removal.

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It will be a good thing - should it really happen. Doc will be happy. :-)

Has Albemarle County, on the weight of this weather report, made the call to cancel classes for Monday and Tuesday yet?

Maybe the county will do the same thing the city did one day last year.... get all the buses and kids to school safely, and then cancel classes 2 hours later when the storm took a turn for the worse. :)

Somebody told me the Farmer's Almanac is calling for a 10" to 12" blizzard shortly before mid February. I hope it's an accurate prediction. I can hardly wait!