The final days of 2011 were certain representative of the past year. Unseasonably warm.
In fact, several hometowns entered the record books as one of the warmest on record.
ROANOKE had its 3rd warmest year on record. Roanoke's average high was 58.8 degrees. The warmest was 2007 at 59.4 degrees.
BLACKSBURG was the 5th warmest on record with an average high of 54.0. The warmest was 55.2 recorded in 1952.
DANVILLE recorded the 11th warmest and LYNCHBURG the 29th warmest.