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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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Musings

Spring? Not just yet

So much for better weather going into this weekend. The temperature outside shows freezing temperatures.  Snow fell overnight and we’re in the middle of yet another “winter weather advisory.” Says the National Weather Advisory office in Blacksburg: ..WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING… * WHAT…Mixed precipitation. Total snow accumulations

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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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News

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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Musings

Our winter of weather discontent

Two-hour delay for the start of school in Floyd County on Friday morning. Same for Franklin and Giles counties. The Floyd County school system sent students home early Thursday as snow began falling around 1 p.m. and covered roads not yet clear from the snow and ice from last week. The National Weather Service office

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Musings

What we don’t need: More snow

Snow, the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg predicts, should start falling around 12:45 p.m. Thursday and could accumulate about an inch before blowing off somewhere else. Another day of snow. Starting to sound a lot like another day of rain last spring, summer and fall. Whatever Mother Nature decides to drop on us comes

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Musings

Winter storm arrives. Stay warm, safe

On the 12th day of the new year, the National Weather Service bought a serious Winter Storm Warning that could bring up to six inches of snow, along with an inch or more of sleet and freezing rain to our part of Southwestern Virginia. The forecast called for both snow and ice on a watch

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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

Heavy rains, melting snow equal another mess

Floyd County public schools finish out the week closed, marking five straight days of no classes as the county and much of Virginia digs out of the massive snowfall that comes under attack Friday and Saturday with drenching rains and flood watches. A flood watch issued by the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg: …FLOOD

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Musings

Can heavy rains ease the pain of snow?

Rain, some of it heavy at times, is forecast to start falling about 6 a.m. Friday and start eating away at the piles of frozen snow that still cover much of our landscape. Floyd County public schools remain closed Thursday — the fourth straight day — along with many other localities in Southwestern Virginia. With

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