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Charles Fishburne is a correspondent for WCVE Public Radio. He brings over 40 years experience as a broadcast journalist and news executive in Richmond, Washington D.C. and New York. Charles was also a long-time television news anchor and news director in Richmond.

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Dominion Shatters Records For Energy Use During Severe Cold

Dominion set daily usage records every day for nine days with a record high for any time, any day in any year January 6th. Spokesman Dan Genest, “and that record was 456,100 megawatt hours.” Dominion has to generate more from its plants to meet the demand because residential solar is not effective and they do not interrupt AC service as they can and do in the summertime those emergency strips in your heat pump burn a lot of power.

Winter Weather Advisory Issued Storm on Track

The National Weather Service has just issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Central Virginia (at 6am) with one to three inches of snow on the way.

Storm is on track this morning, scheduled to roll in sometime tonight around midnight and stay through tomorrow morning. Meteorologist Alec Butner, “We’re still expecting one to three inches."

That’s along the I-95 corridor and West of Richmond. Compared to the last storm.

The National Weather Service Is Predicting Snow for Wednesday

Mike Rusnak, National weather service, says look for it early Wednesday Morning, and throughout the day, “Accumulations right now look to be rather light about one to two inches in the Richmond area, basically along the I-95 corridor, but a little bit more to the West, out towards, Louisa, Fluvanna, Charlottesville, might see three to four inches.” After that, another blast of arctic air with temperatures in the teens Wednesday night.