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Blue Ridge Thunder


Welcome to the Blue Ridge Thunder Page.  Our newsletter has been redesigned and renamed. We renamed it to better reflect the local area. Since the Blue Ridge cuts through the heart of our forecast area, we decided to call it Blue Ridge Thunder, and thunder happens here year round. This newsletter is a a means of communication with Emergency Managers, Storm Spotters, media, government officials, and the general public within our NWS Blacksburg's county warning area.  This newsletter is published twice a year, usually in the spring and fall. There is a broad range of meteorological information in this newsletter, such as the past season's weather/climate, the upcoming seasonal outlook and significant storms that affected our region. Other topics can range from hydrology, winter weather, weather affecting aviation, safety tips, and much more.

Articles are written by our own local staff and guest authors. Feel free to send comments or suggestions regarding the newsletter.

Current Issue:

Fall 2018


Past Issues:


Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Fall 2016

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013 (NOAA Bout Weather)

Spring 2013 (NOAA Bout Weather)

Fall 2012 (NOAA Bout Weather)