The wind is whipping around outside the house, roaring through the trees and across the roof, which is about two hours earlier than local weather forecasts predicted.
WHSV TV-3 in Harrisonburg has posted a high wind advisory for Augusta, Highland, and Rockingham counties in Virginia, and Grand, Hardy, and Pendleton counties in West Virginia from 11 pm Thurdsay through 6 pm Friday. Winds of 20-30 mph are expected with gusts up to 50 mph possible especially along the mountain ridges. Those high winds are already in western Augusta County.
A winter weather advisory has also been issued for western Grant, western Highland, and western Pendleton counties during the same time period with 3-5" of snow possible. Because of the high winds, those locations may also experience near-blizzard conditions. Snow amounts for Augusta County and surrounding areas is expected to be an inch or less.
Rain started at my house around 10:30 but it's supposed to turn to snow after midnight. We'll see....
It's winter in the Shenandoah Valley....
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