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Danville on Sunday received its highest one-day snowfall in 22 years, according to official records from the National Weather Service.
A total of 12.5 inches of snow was measured at Danville Regional Airport on Sunday. Snow began falling around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning and continued through the day and into the evening before ending around 7 p.m., when the precipitation turned to a mix of sleet, freezing rain and rain.
The snow total is the most in one day since Jan. 7, 1996, and it ranks as the third highest one-day total from records for Danville dating to 1945.
Here are the Top 10 highest one-day snowfall totals for Danville:
Mostly cloudy skies are forecast for the remainder of today, with sunny skies on Tuesday and Wednesday. High temperatures will be in the upper 30s to low 40s today through Wednesday and will result in considerable snowmelt. However, the National Weather Service warns that any remaining water on streets, sidewalks and parking lots will refreeze overnight. Temperatures for each of the next three nights are forecast to fall into the low 20s.
Motorists are urged to continue to use caution overnight and for the Tuesday morning commute to work. A surface that looks wet may actually be ice.
For City of Danville services and programs, here is the latest situation report as of noon: