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Photography by Paul Purpura
Nelson County Life Magazine – Copyright 2007
Summer Morning in the Blue Ridge
Three Ridges Overlook
Wintergreen Mountain, VA
That’s a great shot our NCL photographer, Paul Purpura, took of Three Ridges Overlook at Wintergreen. That pretty much captures how the first day of Summer began. Though we don’t officially start summer until 2:06 PM EDT this afternoon, so enjoy your last few remaining hours of Spring mom! My mother back in West Tennessee would much prefer those cooler Spring and even Winter days as opposed to the hot summer days ahead. Today is kind of bittersweet for true summer lovers like me. Today marks the beginning of summer, but it also marks the longest day of the year, after today we begin losing daylight, though it will be about a month before you can see any real difference. There’s lots of summer to go yet! Enjoy!
Wednesday started cloudy with a scattered shower here and there, but quickly cleared and we ended up with a beautiful day across Central Virginia. Overnight we raised the windows. Still have them up now, though we’ll begin to warm quickly by this afternoon, but the humidity will be low so it won’t feel as unpleasant as earlier this week.
With no cloud cover last night we cooled off easily. Here at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in Greenfield we dropped to a low of 49.8 degrees around 6:30 this morning. Oddly, upon Devil’s Knob Mountain at 3500 feet NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation reported an overnight low of 54.1 degrees at 6:11 this morning. If you watch the weather on the mountains you know we can often have temperature inversions where the temps are warmer up above, that was the case this morning. NCL-Delfosse Winery just off Hickory Creek Road in Faber reported a morning low of 57 degrees at 6:40 this morning. Glad to have Claude’s station back online. Think the computer has been in the wine over the past week! They had some computer problems but think they have been fixed. Welcome back!
On the current surface high pressure controls our weather over the next 36 hours. A weak cold front heads our way by Friday.
Current-Sat Surface Map
On the National Forecast Map, the high scoots to the east today keepng us mainly sunny, we will see clouds popping up by afternoon as temperatures climb to near 90. A very isolated thunderstorm is possible today mainly west of Blue Ridge.
Today’s Forecast Map
*Today Mostly sunny & warm, with partly cloudy skies by afternoon. Warmer, but low humidity.
*High temps in Afton, Taylor’s Creek, and Faber near 90 degrees.
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Wintergreen, Three Ridges, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Mostly sunny – partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs top out around 77 degrees. Winds W 5-10.
*Tonight Partly cloudy.
*Lows valley 59 degrees.
*On the mountains overnight low of 55.
*Winds W-5 MPH.
*In the extended outlook
Friday Mostly sunny with widely scattered afternoon thunderstorms over 20% of the area.
*High 86 valley – 75 on mountains.
Saturday Mostly sunny with a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Highs 83 valley around 72 mountains. Overnight lows generally in the low & mid 60’s valley, & mid 50’s mountains. The remainder of the weekend looks generally dry with mostly sunny skies & temps back near 90 by Sunday
Remember when severe weather or news breaks out, come here. We’ll have all of the latest watches, warnings, and coverage affecting Nelson County, Wintergreen, and nearby counties.
Have a great Thurs!
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