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 […]

Another hit of winter

Monday, at the beginning of the last week of Winter, Mother Nature is expected to bitch slap the area again with freezing temperatures and a “wintry mix” that will include freezing rain, sleet and snow. A below freezing drop in the temperature Sunday night is expected to turn rain into more solid precipitation and a […]

Here we go again

Can’t speak for everyone else out there but the general reaction around here when a new weather forecast erupts is: “Now what?” Now the National Weather Service and the doomsday weather forecasters are claiming another “winter storm” is on its way to the area and will arrive early Monday with sleet, freezing rain and, yes, […]

Widespread power outages

The third major snowstorm of this winter of extremes knocked out power to more than 42,000 homes in businesses in Virginia with Patrick and Henry County hardest hit while owner scattered outages were reported in Floyd County. Appalachian Electric Power (AEP) said more than 20,000 Henry County customers remained without power this morning while 7,500 […]