Hot weather, humid, thunderstorms

One word for the weather over the next 10 days:  Hot. Make that two words: Hot and stormy. Temperatures in the high 80s and 90s with humidity well over 50 percent. Add thunderstorms to the mix and the outlook for the next two weeks and through the rest of July is not pretty. To make […]

Puppy days of August

The dogs of days of August are returning to the area with heat, humidity and some thunderstorms — at least for a while. Temperatures could reach the low 90s this week in Roanoke and other lower-lying areas. Heat returns after an extended cool period in July that set low-record levels for the month. But wait.  […]

Too damn hot

Yeah, it’s hot out there. Too damn hot. Temperatures flirting with 100, humidity to match along with a skin-frying sun. Chalk up 2010 as the year of extremes in Southwestern Virginia. The winter that dumped layers of snow on the region along with temperatures that prevented any serious melting; a month of booming thunderstorms and […]

Season of the storm

It’s a familiar pattern: Hot, humid temperatures that spawn afternoon thunderstorms. Another round predicted today and again on Wednesday and then a lull for a few days. We have fallen into a pattern of weather extremes. The same pattern marked last Spring after several years of dry conditions. Then came the winter of extremes: Unrelenting, […]