Photography by Tommy Stafford
Helicopter: Cardinal Helicopters, Inc – Al Stacey – Pilot
Nelson County Life Magazine – Copyright 2007
View above the James River
Near Wingina Landing 56 E – Wingina, Virginia
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!
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