April flirtations with Spring

In yet another “let’s see if the forecast is right,” outlook, the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg says the temperature should hit 70  or 71 degrees Tuesday afternoon with sunny weather after Monday’s thunderstorms gave us much-needed rain. Enjoy the warm, because the highs are expected to dip to 54 by Thursday and 44 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Some rain, some ice, some changes

Saturday started with snow, sometimes heavy, then some sleet, but then rain into the night as the thermometer, for the first time in days, rose above freezing.