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, […]

Thar she blows

UPDATE (7 P.M.): The National Weather Service has raised the high wind warning to sustained gusts possible up to 80 miles per hour. Power outages in the region have hit 9,000 with Henry and Bedford Counties the hardest hit. The wind gauge in our back yard shows gusts up to 52 miles per hour and […]