Cold and harsh winds on this freezing morning

After spitting snow Tuesday night, Floyd County and surrounding areas face more sub-freezing temperatures and another wind advisory to drive wind chills to five below zero before it expires around noon Wednesday.

Temperatures fell to the lower teens overnight and the thermometer says 16 degrees at 7:30 a.m.

Floyd County public schools are on a two-hour delay.

It’s cold.

National Weather Service Advisory out of Blacksburg:

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY… * Winds…Northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * Wind Chills…5 below zero to 10 above zero. * Timing…This morning. * Impacts…Weak trees and tree limbs may be blown down and cause scattered power outages. * Locations…Along the Blue Ridge, especially along the higher elevations. * Hazards…Strong gusty winds. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 MPH or gusts will range between 46 and 57 MPH. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use extra caution until the winds subside. &&

More Information

…Strong northwest winds this morning… .Strong northwest winds will persist through late this morning.

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