Tuesday Weather : Wintergreen & Nelson County, VA


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Photography by Tommy Stafford
Nelson County Life Magazine : Copyright 2007
Bo Holland Phone Company @ RVCC
Afton, VA

We’ve all had to call the phone company from time to time to have them come out and fix the lines. Don’t you just love it when they ask you all of those stupid questions. Have you made sure your phone is plugged in? Does this affect all of the phones in your home? Are you calling us from the phone line affected? And my personal favorite, can you please go to the phone interface on the side of your building and unplug there, then plug in a standard phone to see if you have dial tone there? Can you whistle dixie, stomp your feet, and click your heels three times? There’s no place like home Dorothy! Where are my ruby red slippers?

I must admit the scene above got my attention as I drove up to the Rockfish Valley Community Center Monday afternoon. Bo was busy going through all of the steps mentioned above to make sure Verizon would come out to fix the phone line. Mmmm, can you say lightning strike Sunday night…of course that wouldn’t have anything to do with it!

That was some pretty wicked lightning. Monday we did see some scattered storms, but nothing like Sunday. Most areas remained dry, though the clouds hung in there for most of the morning with some sunshine in the afternoon. We’re headed out of this overcast afternoon thunderstorms scenario for most of the week. Days will be hot and partly cloudy.

Here’s the numbers from Monday: As of 11:59 PM EDT Monday night

*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine – Greenfield
Mon High: 87.4 degrees @ 5:48 PM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation @ Devil’s Knob
Mon High: 72.0 degrees @ 4:18 PM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Winery at the foot of Wintergreen Mountain
Mon High: 87.1 degrees @ 4:58 PM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Delfossee Winery & Vineyard near Hickory Creek : Faber
Mon High: N/A degrees @ 0:00 PM (Station off line cause unknown)
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston
Sun High: 86.2 degrees @ 5:37 PM
0.00″ of rain

The current surface map shows the front that brought showers now out of our hair and in the Atlantic. High pressure is taking control.
Current-Sat Surface Map

The National Forecast Map, high pressure takes over. There is an isolated chance for a thundershower this afternoon, mainly south and east, but just about everyone will stay dry.
Today’s Forecast Map

Local forecast
*Tuesday Patchy fog in the morning, then mostly sunny & hot. Very isolated chance for a lone thunderstorm across 20% of the area.
*High temps in Afton, Greenwood & Lovingston around 90 degrees.
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Wintergreen, Three Ridges, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Early morning dense fog, then mostly sunny, an isolated thunderstorm possible on the BRP south.
Highs top out around 79 degrees.
Winds N 5-10 MPH

*Tuesday night Partly cloudy with patchy fog.
*Lows valley around 62 degrees.
*On the mountains overnight low of 61.
*Winds NNE 3-5 MPH.

*Wednesday Sunny and hot.
*High 94 degrees.
*On the mountains Sunny and warm with an afternoon high of 80.
Winds ESE 3-5 MPH

The remainder of the week looks generally dry and hot, highs in the low & mid 90’s, overnight lows in the mid and upper 60’s to 70 by the weekend. On the mountains look for temps to be in the low and mid 80’s with overnight lows in the mid and upper 60’s.

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 Tuesday!

Know your Nelson


  1. Looks like the WTG Nature Foundation thermometer has been fixed! Good job. No
    more 90-degree days on the mtn. And I enjoy the Nelson County Life web site —
    check it everyday.

  2. Thanks for the nice compliment Larry. We did move the temperature sensor from the roof where it was getting reflected heat down under an eve in good shade. Made it much more reliable.

    Thanks for checking in each morning!


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