The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg issued another high wind warning for Floyd County and Southwestern Virginia forecasting gusts up to 50 miles per hour though 8 p.m. Thursday.
Winds will chill temperatures expected to reach 50 during the day so what the thermometer says may not feel that warm.
With all the wind and bluster blasting through the area, one might think we are in the National Capital Region of Washington, DC, where continuous blasts of hot air emerge from Congress and the White House.
The official notification from NWS:
Action Recommended: Execute a pre-planned activity identified in the instructions
Issued by: Roanoke/Blacksburg – VA, US, National Weather Service,
…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING… * Locations…Along either side of the Blue Ridge from the High Country of North Carolina to the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia. * Hazards…Strong wind gusts. * Winds…West 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * Timing…Today. * Impacts…Potential for downed trees and powerlines. Winds this strong can also make travel difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 MPH or gusts will range between 46 and 57 MPH. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use extra caution until the winds subside. &&
…Strong Winds Expected Today… .A pressure gradient between a low off the New England coast and high tracking along the Gulf Coast states will bring strong gusty winds to the Blue Ridge mountains and counties just west today.
In other words, Mother Nature is farting. Spring arrives in about five days and not a moment too soon.