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Friday & Weekend Weather : Wintergreen & Nelson County, VA : Clearing & milder

[ 0 ] July 20, 2007 |

REFRESH Nelson County Life Magazine HERE for the latest updates:

Cow on trampoline
Photography by Tommy Stafford
Nelson County Life Magazine : Copyright 2007
Cow on the inflatable trampoline
Wintergreen Mountain, Virginia

Okay I must admit I have no clue why this cow was on the inflatable trampoline at Wintergreen Resort????? I suspect they were doing some construction or cleaning and it was the most handy place to park the fake cow for a bit. But it got my attention! Moo!

Thursday was a mixed bag of weather across Nelson County. Some folks saw no rain, others got a little bit. I was up on the mountain having lunch at Wintergreen with Paul Purpura, our NCL photographer, and a pretty good rain came up about the time I was leaving. I was over at Devil’s Knob just before leaving and there was a brief heavy rain and some pretty good wind gusts. The threat of severe weather loomed for much of Thursday afternoon and early evening, but all watches had been dropped by 7:45 PM and no warnings were ever issued for our immediate area.

Much milder and pleasant weather is on its way, with a tremendous weekend shaping up!

Here’s the numbers from Thursday:

*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine – Greenfield
High: 94.3 degrees @ 12:42 PM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Winery at the foot of Wintergreen Mountain
High: 91.8 degrees @ 12:33 PM
0.02″ of rain
Wind Gust: 23.9 MPH

*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation @ Devil’s Knob
High: 78.3 degrees @ 12:23 PM
0.10″ of rain
Wind Gust: 24.8 MPH

*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston
High: 90.0 degrees @ 1:04 PM
0.16″ of rain
Wind Gust: 38.0 MPH

The current surface map continues to show a frontal boundary working its way through the area today. Until it’s moved well south expect variably cloudy skies from time to time with passing showers early. We should see more sun after the noon hour as the day wears on with clearing skies and sunny conditions moving in by lunch.
Current-Sat Surface Map

The National Forecast Map, shows the front moving through the area bringing cooler drier air for the weekend.
Today’s Forecast Map

Local forecast
*Friday Mostly cloudy this morning with spotty showers ending by early afternoon, then sunny. Milder with northerly winds moving in.
*High temps in Roseland, Shipman, and Lovingston 85 degrees.
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Wintergreen, Three Ridges, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Partly sunny by noon with spotty showers ending, very mild
Highs top out around 75 degrees.
Winds NW 10-15 MPH

*Friday night Becoming partly cloudy, cool overnight.
*Lows valley around 56 degrees.
*On the mountains overnight low of 54.
*Winds N 5-10 MPH.

*For the weekend

Saturday Mostly sunny and pleasant.
Highs around 80 valley – mostly sunny mountains & very nice!
High around 73. Overnight lows – low & mid 50’s valley and mountains.

Sunday mostly sunny and mild with afternoon highs around 81 valley, 72 mountains. Overnight lows upper 50’s valley – mid 50’s mountains.

Hot & humid conditions return by the middle of next week. No rain is in sight in the extended period at this time. Scattered afternoon thunderstorms return to the forecast by Tuesday afternoon.

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 Friday & weekend!

Know your Nelson
-T-

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