Serious wind chill, 2-hour delay for school

Floyd County public schools — closed Tuesday because of the snowfall and ice from the storm that fell short of expectations but still left the area frozen, windy and cold — will start with a two hour delay Wednesday as plummeting temperatures overnight is expected to leave the area frozen with wind gusts in the […]

Weather: Downed trees, power outages

The National Weather Service for Blacksburg/Roanoke originally forecast an ultra-frigid Thursday with a high of 18 or so with overnight lows down close to zero.

But the thermometer showed 32 on our back porch at 7 a.m. and while it will drop some along with the blustery wind, it is now not expected to go much lower during the daylight hours and should hover around the freezing mark until late afternoon when it starts a downward trend into the high teens overnight before climbing back up into the 40s by Friday afternoon, then 61 on Saturday and 68 on Sunday.

Good weather today, freeze Thursday

Looks like another day to save money on gas and have some fun on my Harley while taking care of business and enjoy the open road. The temperature is in the high 40s as I write this at 0600 this morning and is expected to hit 60 by early afternoon with clouds, a little wind […]

The storms of summer

Some 249 customers of Appalachian Power remained without electricity as of 4:30 a.m. Tuesday as a wave of storms swept through Floyd County Monday night with wind toppling tress, downing power lines and blocking roads throughout the area.

Cold winds, power outages

Mother Nature’s overnight blow job left more than 2,600 Virginia area electric customers without power this morning, including 1,039 in nearby Patrick County, 469 in Roanoke County, and 431 in Franklin. High winds downed trees and power poles, knocked down electric lines and left many in the dark as Sunday morning dawned cold and blustery […]