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WYTI Radio, INC. WYTI Radio is in Rocky Mount, Virginia. WYTI first went on-air in 1957 & is known for its Classic Country, Western Swing and much more! Serving Franklin County and beyond for over 60 years.

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3:54 P.M. - THU - 5/19/22 - ...GOING TO FRANKLIN COUNTY GRADUATION?  BE ADVISED THERE COULD BE LIGHTNING... HAVE A PLAN ...
05/19/2022

3:54 P.M. - THU - 5/19/22 - ...GOING TO FRANKLIN COUNTY GRADUATION? BE ADVISED THERE COULD BE LIGHTNING... HAVE A PLAN JUST IN CASE!
...SCATTERED STRONG STORMS INTO THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT FOR SOME...

If you're planning on attending the outdoor graduation at Franklin County High School set to start at 7 p.m., please read this post carefully - or if you have other outdoor plans.

We have a growing cluster of storms off to our west that will continue to work ENE through the evening. While the energy with the system will go just to our north, the greatest energy and storm fuel (shown in the shaded colors) - where it's warmest and more humid - is SOUTH of the Roanoke Valley into Franklin County and into North Carolina.

I always worry when a large number of people are packed into a small area or sitting in a open field with scattered storms in the forecast.

No one can say with any certainty exactly where and when a storm may pop up, but I think we need to prepare for possible lightning to be safe.

There are a few storms already near Bristol and Danville. As we go into the evening there may be more storm development in the New River Valley into West Virginia, which COULD move east into Franklin County and Rocky Mount by 8 p.m.

Please note that you "weather app" simply guesses in this type of scenario - there's no real way to tell for sure which hour will be most dangerous. That said, I think all areas should stay weather-aware, have ways to get alerts and updated radar info and have a plan and safe area like a car or sturdy shelter you can get to in less than 10-15 minutes if you hear thunder or an alert or warning is issued.

Lightning is an underrated killer - a single bolt is near 50,000 degrees F, hotter than the surface of the sun. Most deaths occur in open fields during leisure activities. It doesn't matter if the sun is out, lightning can strike up to 15 miles away from a storm in another area. If you can hear the thunder, you are close enough to being struck. Most outdoor sporting events use an 8-mile rule. I'll have lightning and distance data on my phone and will be watching things closely.

NOTE: What's the difference between a Severe Thunderstorm and an regular thunderstorm in regards to lightning safety? NONE. ANY storm, severe or not, has lightning and should be taken seriously, especially if you are outdoors.

FCHS folks, I'll be running a Cable 12 camera tonight on the left side of the graduates, about a third of the way from the stage. If you see me leave my camera and take off, take that as a sign to check the radar and consider seeking temporary shelter. 🙂

12:45 p.m. TUE - 4/26/22 ...STRONG STORMS MOVING NE THROUGH THE AREA...Sponsored by Wisler Plumbing and Air www.wislerpl...
04/26/2022

12:45 p.m. TUE - 4/26/22
...STRONG STORMS MOVING NE THROUGH THE AREA...
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A cold front is moving in from the west as expected today. Notice temps ahead of the front are near 80° in spots while it's only 57° in the cooler air in Pulaski!

These storms have lots of lightning, torrential downpours, possible hail, and damaging winds. Take cover if you live EAST of the storms; they'll be moving east through the rest of the area now through 5 p.m.

Stay away from windows!

...RAIN INBOUND FOR THIS EVENING......STRONG STORMS POSSIBLE TONIGHT......80-DEGREE DAY WEDNESDAY......TORNADO THREAT WE...
04/05/2022

...RAIN INBOUND FOR THIS EVENING...
...STRONG STORMS POSSIBLE TONIGHT...
...80-DEGREE DAY WEDNESDAY...
...TORNADO THREAT WEDNESDAY NIGHT, LINGERING SHOWERS, STORMS FOR THU...
...RAIN/SNOW SHOWERS FRI-SAT WITH PEA-SIZED HAIL POSSIBLE AS COLD AIR ALOFT MOVES IN...
...SUMMER-LIKE NEXT WEEK...

A very busy 7-day for a very busy weather pattern; that's April for you! I can see some locations getting snow showers and soft hail Friday into Saturday. But before that, we have to get through TWO rounds of rain/storms. BOTH have my attention for possible strong to severe weather and rotation.

It's warm today despite the clouds that continue to thicken ahead of the first system tonight. Rain will start by late afternoon in the west and move east over the rest of the area this evening into tonight.

There's a chance the rain may break apart near Southside and form stronger storms. There could be some spin in any storm that gets going, especially for southern areas into North Carolina.

Wednesday will be a perfectly-timed "in between" day with sunshine and summer-like temperatures as highs near 80! Enjoy the break while you can...

System 2 moves in Wednesday evening and gives us rain and strong thunderstorms with rotation and possible tornadoes 🌪 Wednesday night.

We are still in La Nina, and that tends to pull the upper level energy further north, giving us westerly to southwesterly winds aloft, while winds at the surface come in from the southeast Wednesday night. That's a lot of directional wind shear for a storm to tap into.

There may also be a back door cool front that mag ooze south from northern Virginia Wednesday night into Thursday morning, adding extra spin to the low levels. We need to watch Wednesday night and Thursday morning very carefully!

Thursday a dry slot will move in along with a the cold front from our system, which will be gathering cold air behind it. We should see partly cloudy skies Thursday with scattered showers and storms.

Winter returns for the mountains especially behind the cold front for Friday into early Saturday!

The upper level energy moves in aloft for Friday with super cold air around 18,000 feet up. Below, we start the day with sunshine which will quickly "warm" the ground. By afternoon the upper level system will act upon the unstable air and we will see clouds, rain and even mountain snow showers in the colder air.

Some of the rain showers Fridayz though they will be spotty, may have some small pea-sized soft hail, or graupel. This is normal for this time of the year. The sun angle is increasing and trying to warm us up but there's still cold air that the jet stream's trying to send south.

Either way, it will be windy, colder and blustery Friday and Saturday. More sun and milder temps east of the mountains though... Temps could range from 60 for Southside and Lynchburg to upper 40’s and lower 50’s for in between areas like Roanoke to 30’s in the mountains Fri-Sat!

We stay windy but with warmer air and more sunshine Sunday.

I'm looking at a nice and warm start to next week with Monday kicking off a streak of 75-80° days into next week as high pressure builds this time to our south, pulling in warmer air from the SW.

I'll have much more on the severe weather and tornado threats tonight and Wednesday night on my Patreon page by 4 p.m.

patreon.com/jameysingleton

8:45 P.M. 3/23/22 WED - A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for the areas in red until midnight. Clusters of heavy storms wi...
03/24/2022

8:45 P.M. 3/23/22 WED - A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for the areas in red until midnight. Clusters of heavy storms with strong winds and possible rotation will continue to move NE over the next few hours. Any cell could quickly begin to rotate since there is a lot of wind shear in place. A Watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado to develop. If a Warning is issued, act immediately.

1036 AM EDT Sun Mar 20 2022🔥...INCREASED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIAAND NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA.....
03/20/2022

1036 AM EDT Sun Mar 20 2022

🔥...INCREASED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
AND NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA...🔥

Winds will gust from the northwest at 20 to 30 mph this afternoon.

Humidity levels drop below 35 percent in the mountains and below 25 percent in the foothills and piedmont.

These winds and low relative humidity values will create an increased fire danger this afternoon through around sunset. Wind speeds will decrease around sunset.

Outdoor burning is discouraged. Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities on whether you can burn. Use caution with
any potential ignition sources such as campfires and ci******es.

6:30 a.m. MON - 3/7/22 - STRONG 40-50 MPH WIND GUSTS TODAY THROUGH 9 P.M. AHEAD AND ALONG A LINE OF POTENTIALLY SEVERE S...
03/07/2022

6:30 a.m. MON - 3/7/22 - STRONG 40-50 MPH WIND GUSTS TODAY THROUGH 9 P.M. AHEAD AND ALONG A LINE OF POTENTIALLY SEVERE STORMS MOVING EAST BY 4-8 P.M...

Very warm and humid air ahead of a strong cold front to our west will help fuel a line of heavy, possibly damaging storms late this afternoon through the evening hours.

More on my Patreon Page at

patreon.com/jameysingleton

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for all areas through 9 p.m. tonight, mainly for the line itself. This is rare for them. Normally a Wind Advisory is issued for the general winds around a storm system... the winds we are getting this morning. And while the Advisory covers the current wind gusts, the NWS mentions the main reason for the Advisory is for the strong to severe line of storms moving in from the west after 4 p.m. today through 9 p.m.

The storms could form into a damaging squall line with blinding sheets of torrential rain, vivid lightning, hail, and most importantly winds strong enough to blow down trees 🌳 and knock out power 🔋, blocking roads with limbs and debris and causing property damage.

I will be working all day and night on the forecast and will keep you updated with the latest information.

Stay weather-aware!

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02/07/2022

[5:20 A.M. MON - 2/7/22]

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY TODAY IN THE PURPLE SHADED AREAS, MAINLY SOUTHSIDE INTO NORTH CAROLINA...
...MIX OF LIGHT SNOW, SLEET, AND FREEZING RAIN COULD CREATE SLICK ROADS INTO EARLY AFTERNOON...
...MORE DETAILS at patreon.com/jameysingleton ...

If you've been a follower of my Patreon Blog you knew over a week ago that we would have to watch this week closely.

Moisture stayed to our east yesterday, but there's another wave of low pressure near the coast today (Monday) that is throwing precip back into the cold air we have in place.

At the surface, it's very cold with temps in the teens to around 20. The surfaces themselves are very cold. Bridges, overpasses, decks, cars, sidewalks, are below freezing this morning.

As moisture continues to move north it will fall as a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain into the day, now through mid afternoon.

While amounts should be light, with ice ANY AMOUNT is enough to make for very slick and dangerous road conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Southside Virginia into North Carolina today. But I would also watch out in Floyd, Patrick, Franklin, Bedford, and Roanoke Counties for some wintry mix and slick roads as well.

I have full details along with numerous zoomed in model maps that break down all of the possibilities on my Patreon Blog at

https://www.patreon.com/posts/62230161

Be very careful today! It's almost impossible to see black ice. It may look like rain, but glaze is hard to spot and even harder to drive on, even if amounts are very light.

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STANDING WATCH PROGRAM ON LOCAL RADIO For several years now, B99.9 - Southern Virginia's Country Station and WYTI Radio, INC. have allowed the Office of the Sheriff to have a program each month on their respective stations. Our segments are on the last Thursdays of each month, WZBB at 7:30 AM and WYTI at 10:00 AM. We are able to share a lot of activities about our community involvement, discuss any public safety topics and many other tidbits of information related to our county. We want to say a special thanks to both of these radio outlets for allowing us to be with them each month. PHOTO 1: WZBB On air personality, Dan "The Man" Taylor and Deputy H. L. Nolen PHOTO 2: WYTI On air personality, Carl Castillo
Terri Lee and I will broadcast our 2nd episode of the My Brothers’ Crossing Radio Show on WYTI Radio, INC. from 10:30 am - 11:00 am on Sunday morning. May God be glorified through it all. Tune in to 104.5 FM, 1570 AM or live over the internet at this link. http://wytiradio.com/listen.html
Merry, Merry Christmas to all at W.Y.T.I Radio!!!
Looking forward to coming Wednesday August 26th 2020! Help is on the way!!
I would like to thank you all for playing the song..How Great Tho Art on W.Y.T.I!!! Thanks! Shout out to Bobby Radford for helping to put this together to share with others! Blessings to you all! Thank you Bert for playing me on the radio!
TO ALL Franklin County, VA Businesses: Time Sensitive – Read Now. Grant Funds Available to Franklin County Small Businesses for Telework. DEADLINE Friday. Included the Town of Boones Mill and Rocky Mount, Virginia. Virginia Career Works - Blue Ridge Region, a regional organization that covers Franklin County, has made approximately $10,000 in grant funds available to help cover cost for additional cleaning/sanitizing and/or expenses related to setting up a telework program to allow employees to work from home. Because these are such important needs to our local businesses, Franklin County is contributing approximately $10,000 in local funds to expand the effort. Apply Now: These grant funds are needed immediately by affected businesses so the Virginia Career Works will only take applications from Monday, March 30th until Friday, April 3rd. Award decisions will be made as soon as possible so that grantees can begin using the funds in their businesses. For More Grant Info: For information regarding eligibility, FAQ’s, and to get the application, go to https://vcwblueridge.com/covid-19-funding/. ** ** *** *** All Franklin County Businesses - (Coronavirus Biz Updates): https://www.franklincountyva.gov/682/Coronavirus-Updates-for-Business ** ** *** *** ALL FRANKLIN COUNTY RESIDENTS: Stay up to date with Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.franklincountyva.gov/678/Coronavirus-COVID-19 PLEASE Help Spread the Word - Thanks. The Franklin Center for Advanced Learning & Enterprise/ Community Partnership/ Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce/ Ferrum College/ Longwood SBDC/ Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center/ SCORE Mentors/ West Piedmont Planning District Commission/ Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission/ Franklin County Public Library/ Franklin County Department of Public Safety/ Franklin County Public Schools/ Margaret S. Torrence, Franklin County Commissioner of the Revenue/ Smith Mountain Eagle/ Laker Media/ The Franklin News-Post/ B99.9 - Southern Virginia's Country Station/ WYTI Radio, INC./ WSLK Lake Radio 880 AM and 98.3 FM/ Cable 12
Do you know price of the tickets for Daily and Vincent show in March in Rocky Mount.??
Thank you for having us again on your show at W.Y.T.I Radio!! Looking forward to coming back in March 2020!
Merry Christmas!!!
Earl, I am listening for Conway! Do you have him singing anyChristmas songs?
Yesterday’s pix! I had a lovely live interview with DJ Carl Castillo at WYTI Radio, INC. ahead of yesterday’s show at the Franklin County Public Library in Rocky Mount, Virginia; Carl also recorded a video interview with me for his YouTube channel and came along to the show — as did an impressive crowd that also included my lovely friend (and former roommate from my Dublin days) Carol Scheppard, who drove two hours each way just to see me! This particular concert was supposed to have taken place last year, but was sadly cancelled due to severe storms and flooding, so I was very glad indeed to have blue skies overhead this time round. Huge thanks to the library’s Christine Arena for persevering, for doing such a brilliant job of promoting the concert and for wonderful hospitality! That’s Christine introducing me in the second photo, and after that there are a couple of photos taken by Martin of me “onstage”, plus one that he took first thing this morning of a beautiful dawn sky outside our hotel .... Long drive today but we’ve got a gorgeous day for it! #radio #wyti #wytiradio #rockymountva #rockymountvirginia #radiointerview #library #libraryconcert #franklincountypubliclibrary #tour #tourlife #lifeontour #lifeontheroad #livemusic #keepmusiclive #sarahmcquaid #guitar #DADGAD @ Rocky Mount, Virginia