Our winter of weather discontent continues

Our winter of weather discontent continues

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...
A new year, another winter storm, more ice

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...
Wind chill advisory continues

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...
Windy, cold day ahead

Windy, cold day ahead

Yet another weather advisory from the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg today. No, not snow this time, but wind. Snow may arrive around dark. The advisory: .. WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY… * LOCATIONS… ALONG AND...
Our winter.  Good or bad?

Our winter. Good or bad?

The thermometer on our back porch reads exactly 40 degrees at 05:30 this morning, one of the cooler mornings of the budding fall season. According to the National Weather Service’s Blacksburg office, the temperature is expected to reach around 67 by this...