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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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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

The rain on our plain is mainly 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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Motorcycle Musings

Happily on the road again

Gorgeous day Sunday.  Temperatures in the 60s and a nice amount of sunlight brought climbing on the bike (motorized one, of course) for an afternoon ridge. Headed Southwest on U.S. 221 into Floyd, then right on Virginia Rte. 8 to head south down Woolwine Mountain.  Route 40 beckoned and I hit the twists and turns

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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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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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Musings

Warmer by Sunday: Enjoy while it lasts

Second weekend of March 2019 and the weather may, the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg says, be warming up and looking a little more like Spring. By Sunday, the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, the temperatures are forecasted in the 60s in Floyd and even pushing 70 in some spots in the Roanoke Valley.

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