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Temperatures could reach 72 degrees Thursday

Enjoy the warm weather over the next couple of days because winter returns with arctic blasts over the weekend. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 60 in Floyd County Wednesday and even warmer up to 72 on Thursday but the thermometer drops to a high of 53 Friday with an overnight low of

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Nice day: Enjoy it while it lasts

Temperature already above 50 degrees on this Sunday morning and the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg projects a high in the mid 60s when the annual Floyd Christmas Parade begins at 3 p.m. Enjoy the day and the parade.  Monday could be nice as well, with a high of 53 but then Mama Nature

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The weather outside is frightful

The good news on this Tuesday morning in late November is that the weather forecast is dry and the wind that gusted Monday into the night is not as brisk. The bad news is that the outlook is cold with a high Tuesday of 32 degrees — right at freezing — and the overnight low

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A brief respite from the rain and heat

With the exception of a possible thunderstorm or two Wednesday, the week looks mostly dry and warmer than before but not as stifling but that changes with temperatures climbing next week into the mid-to-high 80s along with seasonal storms for most of July. Call it payback for the cooler than normal temperatures that hung around

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Bucketloads of rain. Are you wishing for more?

Yes, it is still raining out there.  It is raining a lot and the National Weather Service Office i Blacksburg extended a flood watch for the area that extends to 7 am Monday. Heard someone last week complaining about the lack of rain in our region.  As the old cliché goes, be careful what you

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Closed schools, dangerous icy conditions face area Thursday

Floyd County Public Schools announced keeping schools closed for Thursday relatively quickly Wednesday after heavier snowfalls and hazardous conditions on area roads along with sub-zero wind chills expected overnight. The announcement came early in the day as delays cleaning secondary roads continued and kept driving conditions dangerous and forecasts predicted ice, black ice and slick

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Some snow tonight but sun and higher temperatures follow

Rollercoaster weather continues in the region with a projected high of 40 Tuesday followed by a drop to 15 degrees overnight with snow showers and about an inch of snow, depending on where the line breaks between a little of the white stuff and a lot. Weather guru Kevin Myatt of The Roanoke Times, the

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Musings

Enjoy the next few warm days: They won’t last

On Tuesday, Floyd County public schools tried to welcome students back into their classrooms for the first time in 2018. Didn’t work.  After reports of icy conditions on several secondary roads, the “delayed arrival” became “closed for the day” for the fourth straight day of classes scheduled for being last Thursday. Today, with temperatures already

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Warmer weather…for a change

With the wind finally down to 2-5 mph, the thermometer temperature on our back porch is actually how cold it is for the first time in two weeks. It’s still cold (16 degrees at 10 a.m. EST in Floyd) but without the wind gusts of up to 35 mph, that temperature reading is downright balmy.

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Wind chill advisory continues

Call it the wind chill that never ends. The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg extended the wind chill advisory that has been in effect for most of the week to noon Saturday with gusts up to 45 miles per hour. With low temperatures, the wind chill results in a “real feel” of cold well

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