Tag: winter

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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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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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

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

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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Musings

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 ADJACENT TO THE BLUE RIDGE. * HAZARDS… STRONG WIND GUSTS. * WINDS… NORTHWEST

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Musings

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 afternoon. — also cooler than the last few days. Predictions say highs will

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Musings

Yes, we’re still frozen, but…

We’re just three days away from the calendar end of winter and the last three days have felt more like the frigid season than at any other time of a warmer than the normal cold season. The temperature outside sits at 20 outside our house and the wind chill puts it at seven degrees —

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Musings

Fall is here. What will winter bring?

The thermometer on the back porch reads 54 degrees as I brew a fresh pot of coffee this morning and sort out the challenges of the day ahead. The threat of a long day on the hard un-padded bench of the Floyd County Courthouse eased when a scheduled trial of a young man charged with

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