Know Your Zone: Making the forecast in our area easier to understand

Our area’s weather and geography is so diverse. We’re working for you to make it easier to understand.

Know Your Zone
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ROANOKE, Va. – The difference in elevation, along with other geographical features, makes predicting weather in our area tough at times. Understanding where you fall within that forecast can also be tough, which is why we’re here to help.

Your Local Weather Authority has been working for you, forecasting weather in all five zones of our region: the Highlands, New River Valley, Roanoke Valley, Lynchburg area and Southside.

Look below to see which of these zones you fall into.

Roanoke Valley

This zone includes Roanoke County, the Cities of Salem and Roanoke, and the counties of Botetourt and Franklin.

Roanoke Valley zone

Lynchburg Area

Lynchburg is obviously included in this zone. In addition, we’ve lumped Bedford, Amherst, Nelson, Appomattox and Campbell Counties in this zone. These areas hardly see much deviation in the weather from the Hill City.


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