Wednesday Weather – Nelson County, VA & Wintergreen – Hot & Humid Continues


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Photography by Tommy Stafford
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Nelson County Life Magazine – Copyright 2007
View above the James River
Near Wingina Landing 56 E – Wingina, Virginia

Route 56 E above the James River

Tuesday was again a hot & humid day. Showers were less widespread, but a couple of very heavy storms got close near Sherando on the other side of the mountain. Here at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in Greenfield we picked up no rain yesterday. We reached a high Tuesday of a hot 94 degrees at 3:07 PM. On the mountain at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Fountadion @ Devil’s Knob, the rain gauge was empty on Tuesday while they reached a warm 84 degree high. At NCL-Tiger Fuel in Lovingston, they had an empty rain bucket as well with a Tuesday high 91 degrees late in the afternoon.

On the current surface map, the scenario is pretty much the same as it was for Tuesday’s weather. A Bermuda high stays in place shoving hot and humid conditions our way today.
Current-Sat Surface Map

On the National Forecast Map, the Bermuda high stays in control. Lots of humidity and heating means we’ll see scattered thunderstorms again this afternoon with some reaching severe limits.
Today’s Forecast Map

*Today Partly cloudy hazy, hot & humid. Heat index near 100
*High temps in Wingina, Schuyler, and Greenfield 94 degrees.
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Wintergreen, Three Ridges, Devil’s Knob, and Montebello, partly cloudy with scattered heavy thunderstorms in the afternoon. Hot with highs of 85 degrees. Winds SW 6-9 MPH.

*Tonight Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms until midnight, then patchy fog in areas that see rain.
*Lows valley 69 degrees.
*On the mountains overnight low of 71.
*Winds: SW 5-10

*In the extended outlook
Thursday Partly sunny with afternoon thunderstorms, a chance of a severe weather outbreak is possible Thursday evening. High 93 valley – 79 on mountains.
Friday Mostly cloudy with showers & thunderstorms. Highs 83 valley around 72 mountains. Overnight lows generally in the 60’s to near 70 both mountains & valley.

The weekend promises to be cooler after a front passes the area Friday. Sat & Sun highs will be around 80 degrees both days with mostly sunny skies.

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 Wed!

Know your Nelson


  1. What is status of WX station at Wintergreen Winery? I notice frequent drop-outs and absence from web.

  2. Hi Bob, thanks for the question. I was suppose to put a message up earlier regarding Wintergreen Winery. Jeff Stone from over there called yesterday to let me know lightning took out his wireless router in the winery. He’s in the process of getting another one. Our station is working fine there, but without the internet connection via his router we cannot get the info out.

    That’s a big problem for us at many locations. As many know, internet service is good for only a few in Nelson. The rest of us have to get by with what we can! – At many of our locations, though we own the weather monitoring equipment, we don’t own the computers or the interfaces to the internet, so if there’s a problem there, we are down.

    We’re rethinking how we do the stations and maybe adding some of our own computer gear at these locations or adding other reporting stations nearby that are more reliable. We have lots of folks looking at these stations daily and want to make sure they are up and running, like ours is at the office here.

    Thanks for dropping us the message Bob.


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