So much for weather forecasting

So much for Friday’s forecast being even close to accurate. The National Weather Service in Blacksburg claimed the temperature might touch 50 by Friday afternoon.  Instead, it might have made it to the low 40s in some areas in many areas as cooler air dominated and clouds covered the sky for the day with only brief […]

Weather: Downed trees, power outages

The National Weather Service for Blacksburg/Roanoke originally forecast an ultra-frigid Thursday with a high of 18 or so with overnight lows down close to zero.

But the thermometer showed 32 on our back porch at 7 a.m. and while it will drop some along with the blustery wind, it is now not expected to go much lower during the daylight hours and should hover around the freezing mark until late afternoon when it starts a downward trend into the high teens overnight before climbing back up into the 40s by Friday afternoon, then 61 on Saturday and 68 on Sunday.

Snow? Maybe; Cold? Absolutely

After a reasonably warm day in Southwestern Virginia Tuesday, residents in Floyd County awake to a low at or just under 50 degrees as 6 am. approaches — the forecast says that will be the high as the thermometer starts a plunge that will send temperatures down in the 30s by 4 p.m. and to […]

Yes, it’s cold outside

The “Special Weather Statement for Floyd County, Virginia” from the Roanoke/Blacksburg National Weather Service Office says it all. .. Surge of arctic air to produce low wind chills… Arctic air will spill in on gusty northwest winds into Friday morning. This will send temperatures into the teens to lower 20s late tonight across the mountains. […]

Cold is coming and some snow next week

Enjoy the  sunshine on this Wednesday, Dec. 7, and please pause to remember those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. The burning ban for Floyd County was lifted Tuesday after soaking rains but residents are urged to still be careful when burning leaves and other materials. The Roanoke/Blacksburg National Weather […]