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NEWS | Jan. 12, 2018

Winter Storm Grayson dropped snow, temperatures in Hampton Roads

By Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Airmen and U.S. Army Soldiers could still feel the aftermath of Winter Storm Grayson a week after the storm dropped close to 10 inches of snow on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Grayson unleashed wind gusts from 40 to 60 mph, heavy snowfall and left the East Coast with frigid temperatures, Jan. 3-4, 2018. Classified as a “bomb cyclone,” seen as when a storm’s atmospheric pressure falls 24 millibars in 24 hours, Grayson’s pressure fell 53 millibars in 21 hours.  

After the storm, temperatures dropped 20 degrees below zero causing ice to form on bodies of water throughout the Hampton Roads area, including the James River and the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Residents in JBLE housing were asked to leave faucets dripping to keep pipes from bursting due to frigid temperatures. Along with freezing temperatures, high winds from the blizzard caused power outages for downtown Hampton residents. 

To stay prepared this winter, contact the 633rd ABW Safety Office at Fort Eustis at 501-8224 or at Langley Air Force Base at 764-5057.