Second in series focusing on Cardinal News locales examines a crossroads for weather in our region. Also, a quick look back at Ophelia, a storm at the crossroads of seasons.
A breezy, damp to wet day is likely Saturday across most of Cardinal News coverage area, perhaps excluding a few counties in the Southwest corner.
Fall began Sept. 1 on the meteorological calendar. Saturday’s start of autumn on the astronomical calendar may bring a windy soaking to parts of Virginia.
Hail damaged the scoreboard on the rainiest Virginia Tech game day on record Saturday, but thankfully, the lightning bolts missed everyone.
Temperatures this week have matched the hottest periods of July and August, but the atmospheric pattern ahead is looking more like fall for Virginia.
Some parts of southern Virginia didn’t need a hurricane to get up to a foot of rain early this week.
We’re not ready just yet to trade sweating for sweaters in Southwest and Southside Virginia, but cooler air from Canada will once again short-circuit a heat wave.
There are signs of a heat wave building by the weekend into next week, but it’s a big stretch to expect a 1983 redux.
We don’t live on a coast in Southwest/Southside Virginia, so we don’t get the most destructive impacts, but tropical systems can be troublesome. Also, a look at Lynchburg’s record wet July.
A primer on thunderstorm formation accompanied by storm photos from Southwest and Southside Virginia during the past few weeks.