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Weather

Yet another wet weekend

Should be dry on this Friday morning, but the National Weather Service predicts showers arriving about 12:30 PM and “isolated thunderstorms” around 2 PM with a reasonable dry spell until “scattered thunderstorms” from 8 to 10 PM Saturday’s forecast shows showers starting around 6 AM with a 90+percentage change of more constant rain hitting around

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Weather

Storms? You betcha

The National Weather Service Friday issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” for Floyd and surrounding counties for the weekend with warnings of severe thunderstorms, hail and damaging winds. The storm that swept through the county Thursday was a precursor of what’s to come, the service office in Blacksburg reports. The forecast for Friday (direct from NWS):

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Weather

Riders on this Friday’s storms

It’s Friday, so rain must be falling — and in much of the Southeast that also means turbulent, violent thunderstorms and, possibly, tornadoes. Storms are expected in and around Floyd County on this Friday, part of a widespread weather front that killed two people in an EF3 tornado that hit Rushton, LA, a mother and

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Weather

Power outages, tornado watch, flooding and more

More than 2,000 power outages, so far, in Floyd County with some areas estimated to get power back by 11 pm Monday while others are told “We’re sorry. We are currently unable to provide an estimated time of restoration for your outage. Please check back later.” Some power was restored around 3:30 a.m. but other

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Weather

Rain on our plain is a pain

Rain, predicts the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg, arrives at 7:15 am Friday, first with showers, then rain and light rain with thunderstorms arriving around noon and sticking around, off and on, through the night and into Saturday with “scattered thunderstorms” (50 percent chance) and more so Sunday (100 percent). Then, with luck, partly

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Weather

Mother Nature: Serial blowhard

UPDATE: The National Weather Service, as planned, dropped the “Wind Advisory” at 6 am Saturday but they replaced it with a “Special Weather Statement for Floyd County.” It reads: …Special Weather Statement For Increased Fire Danger This Afternoon… Gusty westerly winds, combined with low humidity, will again bring an increased risk of brush fires into

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Weather

Storms in them far hills? Stay away

Rain, the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg claims, should start falling around 3:45 am Thursday and stop a little after 6:30 am. Don’t bet on much of the wet stuff falling.  The serious rain storms should fall to the North and Eat of our part of the Commonwealth.  By 7:00 pm Thursday, NWS forecasts

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Weather

Rain today? Not much, if any

A forecast this Friday morning showing a northeastern line of thunderstorms hitting Floyd in the afternoon was modified by the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg and now shows the stormed even further East, missing most of the county. The original projected weather map showed the storms hitting around 3:20 p.m. but a revised map

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Musings

Mother Nature’s last snow job?

The snow that arrived Friday looked for a while like it might be something to worry about but turned into more of a non-event with accumulations of just over an inch in most places and even less in some. So, with a pleasant Sunday with highs in the 60s and 50s and 60s for most

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News

Power back for most but dark spots remain

Our electric power returned over APCO electrical lines at 8:30 am Tuesday.  Our Generac whole house automatic generator shut down a few minutes later after keeping power to the house for a little over 17 hours.

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