The wind howls around the house. A gust a few minutes ago topped 60 mph and the National Weather Service says gusts could top 80. This is a nasty winter storm, the nastiest so far in what has been a really bad winter. Three snow storms. A couple of ice storms. Bitter cold. High winds.
UPDATE (7 P.M.): The National Weather Service has raised the high wind warning to sustained gusts possible up to 80 miles per hour. Power outages in the region have hit 9,000 with Henry and Bedford Counties the hardest hit. The wind gauge in our back yard shows gusts up to 52 miles per hour and