Winter moon and return of cold weather

An incredible moon hanging in the nighttime sky early this Saturday morning as the thermometer read a cold 24 degrees. The high Saturday may hit 38. Then back down below freezing Saturday night and nighttime lows will stay in the 20s and teens through the week with a forecast of snow — yes, snow — […]

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

Drove home Saturday night on the slick roads that are commonplace in Floyd County after the storm that dumped up to seven inches or a little more around the area. At around 9 p.m., the streets of the town of Floyd were, for the most part, empty but with the temperature at 11 degrees, the […]

Rain, then freezing rain and possibly snow

A brief respite from the arctic freeze that gripped the area over the weekend with temperatures into the 40s Monday and a high of 45 forecast for Tuesday in Floyd and a little bit higher down the mountain in Roanoke and the New River Valley. Rain Tuesday is expected to give way to a partly […]

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. […]

Is it winter yet?

The thermometer outside the house this morning sat at 25 degrees at 0500 (5:00 a.m.) and the high today is not expected to top 30 degrees. That adds up to 24 hours below freezing.  After a much warmer than normal winter so far the dip into freezing weather feels even colder than normal. Fear not.  […]