Tag: National Weather Service

Musings

Weather, our friends, is blowing in the winds

Windy weather and a forecast of heavy thunderstorms top the warnings this Sunday afternoon as the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg issues a “wind advisory” running from noon to 10 pm for Southwestern Virginia, Southern West Virginia and the North Carolina mountains with gusts reaching 57 miles per hour. NWS predicts the winds “could

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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

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

Yep, another winter storm warning

Kinda sunny and warmer on this President’s Day holiday, but let’s call this the lull before another winter storm warning for our area. The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg has another winter storm warning for Southwestern Virginia, starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, that could dump four inches or more snow by Wednesday evening. “Next

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Musings

NWS only has ice for you

The winter weather advisory for much of the area that surrounds Floyd County and this part of Southwestern Virginia means temperatures right at freezing along with rain and freezing rain soaking the region. The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg says it should be at its height by noon and continue through about 3 p.m.

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News

Schools closed as latest winter storm arrives

No classes Tuesday for Floyd County public schools.  The school board pulled the plug early, announcing the closing Monday afternoon, as did school system in Montgomery County along with Alleghany, Bland, Carroll, Craig, Giles and Pulaski counties plus Radford City. As a winter front forecast to bring “the coldest air in a generation” puts more

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Cold, winter storms among us

As has happened too many other times in this winter, Floyd County and our part of Southwestern Virginia are “on the edge” of where rain turns to snow — which means our rain could be mixed with ice.

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Mostly cold weather through January

Our latest “wintry mix” should end about 12:25 pm Thursday with temperatures continuing to drop after spending time in the 50s overnight while rain pounded Floyd County and surrounding areas. The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg also plans to cancel the Flood Watch for the county at 11 am Thursday but a wind advisory

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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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