YOUR PINS: Pictures of a pre-Ian sunset in southwest, central Virginia

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Sunset before Ian - taken by Jamie Gurley in Vinton (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

ROANOKE, Va. – High-level cirrus clouds on the outer edges of Hurricane Ian made for a vibrant sunset in southwest and central Virginia Thursday night.

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Jennifer Clark’s picture out of Blacksburg was featured Friday morning on Virginia Today as our ‘Picture of the Day.’

Jennifer Clark

Sunset over Va Tech


Robin Scott caught the crescent moon through a veil of pink and purple.

Robin Scott

Before Ian, a crescent moon at sunset

Lara Wilson took the scenic route, getting this beautiful view over the Blue Ridge Parkway in Botetourt County.

Lara Wilson

Blue Ridge Parkway near Buchanan.


Keep scrolling for more examples of Thursday night’s sunset. '

Ian is forecast to bring heavy rain and gusty winds late Friday into Friday night.



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Pre-Ian sunset - Roanoke

Jess Luper

Galax, VA

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Sunset in Floyd before Ian

Billy Foutz

Tonight's Sunset.

Andrea Holdren

Calm before the storm, Salem 09/29/22

About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.