Tag: Freezing rain

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More winter woes

So much for any hoped-for improvements in our weather. Those who ventured out early on Wednesday found a mixture of freezing rain and slick roads, particularly in the Southern reaches of Floyd County. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory that, hopefully, expires at noon but slick roads and treacherous conditions existed for

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Musings

A new year, another winter storm, more ice

The first snowfall of 2019 — and the second of this winter — could also bring a mix of sleet and freezing rain to Floyd County as part of an arc that includes the southern short of Smith Mountain Lake, Rocky Mount, Wytheville and areas south. After a period of mild snow Saturday afternoon and evening,

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Musings

Rain? OK. Freezing Rain? Hold On. Let’s Talk

This winter season’s rollercoaster ride continues over the next 72 hours with temperatures already approaching 60 degrees this morning and perhaps even 70 by day’s end with a low of 58 overnight, then 60s Friday with rain before plummeting to freezing Friday night followed by freezing rain and worse Saturday. Then back to the early

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Musings

Could be rain…or sleet…or ice…or…

  Call it a mixed blessing.  The temperature on this Monday will climb above freezing as part of a warming trend but it comes with a ‘winter weather advisory that could include freezing rain, sleet, snow that might leave a slick mess on the road. The National Weather Service expects the mess to arrive around

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Musings

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

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Musings

Another hit of winter

Monday, at the beginning of the last week of Winter, Mother Nature is expected to bitch slap the area again with freezing temperatures and a “wintry mix” that will include freezing rain, sleet and snow. A below freezing drop in the temperature Sunday night is expected to turn rain into more solid precipitation and a

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Musings

Winter returns…sort of

A winter storm watch for the area became a storm warning Monday morning as sleet moved into the area, schools closed and both the Virginia Department of Transportation and law enforcement agencies urged those who don’t have to go out to stay home. After a day of springlike weather and temperatures in the 60s, the

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Musings

Here we go again

Can’t speak for everyone else out there but the general reaction around here when a new weather forecast erupts is: “Now what?” Now the National Weather Service and the doomsday weather forecasters are claiming another “winter storm” is on its way to the area and will arrive early Monday with sleet, freezing rain and, yes,

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Musings

Looks like some cold, nasty weather ahead

Floyd County could be headed for low temperatures below zero and nasty winter weather by Monday is current forecasts for the area hold. After a projected high of 40 on Saturday and 45 on Sunday, bitter cold is expected to move into the area with a high of 29 on Monday with a projected low

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Musings

Roads drivable, not a lot of problems…yet

A drive around Floyd County Sunday found roads passable and bridges clear but little traffic.  Most appeared to stay home as some sleet and freezing rain fell in the area but Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) workers treated main and side roads throughout the county and few problems were observed or reported. Sunday night, however,

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