Nelson County Life Magazine – Copyright 2007
Photography provided by Scout Troop 32
Wind River Range : State of Wyoming
Troop 32, Justin Crandall, Houston Roberts, William Mays, James Critz, Daniel Eggleston, Caleb Saunders, Alex Boles, Roby Absher, Marshall Saunders, Thomas Saunders Jr., John Eggleston, Tom Saunders, Steve Crandall, John Critz, and Bennett Saunders
They made it! We’ve been telling you about Boy Scout Troop 32’s trip over the past week from VA to WY. They just completed their week long hike in Wyoming over the weekend. They will all be back home this week, back in Nelson. You can read about their entire trip from start to finish along with pics by clicking here. It’s a neat read so check it out!
Speaking of weekend, there was lots going on right here in Nelson. Wintergreen Nature Foundation held its Discover Virginia Retreat series. Read more here. And Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery held its annual Blackberry Harvest Festival. Click here to read berry more!
Don’t look for any improvement over the next few days in the temperature / humidity department. They are all on strike! The iceman took a vacation too! Today will be hotter than Sunday since we’ll see more sunshine, the humidity will be higher today (don’t know how, it’s been terrible for days!) as a frontal boundary moves back to the north of our area allowing southern moisture to work into the area. Tuesday is going to be hotter than today with temperatures around 100 degrees in many areas. Cooler Canadian high pressure will be in the neighborhood by the weekend bringing better temps.
Here’s the numbers from Sunday: As of 11:59 PM EDT Sunday night
*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine : Greenfield / Afton
Sun High: 88.9 degrees @ 12:50 PM
0.02″ of rain
*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob
Sun High: 79.3 degrees @ 11:21 PM
0.06″ of rain
*NCL-Delfosse Vineyard & Winery near Hickory Creek : Faber
Sun High: 89.4 degrees @ 3:11 PM
0.20″ of rain
*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston
Sun High: 92.3 degrees @ 12:23 PM
0.00″ of rain
*NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards : Arrington
Sun High: 90.7 degrees @ 1:30 PM
0.00″ of rain
*The Covesville Store : Covesville
Sun High: 87.9 degrees @ 3:42 PM
0.27″ of rain
The current surface map shows a frontal boundary moving back to the north. The front will be generally around NOVA or slightly north over the next day. With the front in the area we will have scattered chances for afternoon thunderstorms again today. We’ll see more sunshine.
Current-Sat Surface Map
On the National Forecast Map, the front stays north allowing the humidity to go up today with temps in the 90’s. Much hotter temps are on tap by Tuesday. There is some chatter by forecasters at the NWS about reaching 100 + degrees mentioned in the hazardous weather outlook for the week:
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
FROM MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY…HEAT INDEX VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO BE
NEAR 100 DEGREES EACH DAY. TUESDAY IN PARTICULAR LOOKS TO BE THE
HOTTEST OF THOSE THREE DAYS…WITH HEAT INDICES RANGING FROM 100
TO 105 DEGREES ACROSS THE REGION.
Today’s Forecast Map
*Monday Rain showers early morning with patchy fog, then partly sunny hot & humid. Scattered t-storms over 30% of the area.
*High temps in Roseland, Piney River & Batesville 95 degrees. Heat index near or slightly above 100.
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Wintergreen, Three Ridges, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Early morning fog, then partly sunny, widely scattered thunderstorms. Warm & muggy.
Highs top out around 83 degrees.
Winds SSW 5-10 MPH
*Monday night Partly cloudy & muggy.
*Lows valley around 70 degrees.
*On the mountains overnight low of 70.
*Winds SW 3-5 MPH becoming light & variable after midnight.
*Tuesday Mostly sunny in the morning then partly sunny with scattered afternoon t-storms over 30% of the area. Very, very hot & humid.
*High near 100 degrees. Heat index of around 104!
*On the mountains Mostly sunny early then partly sunny with widely scattered t-storms. Hot & humid with an afternoon high near 85.
Winds SW 2-4 MPH
Wednesday Mostly sunny, hot & humid. Temps in the mid 90’s valley with heat index 105+ Mountains in mid and upper 80’s for daytime highs. Lows around 70 at night.
Remainder of the week slightly cooler with temps around 90 for daytime highs and overnight lows around 70. Slightly cooler mountains. Slight chances for afternoon thunderstorms across the area each day.
By the weekend look for temps cooling into the mid 80’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 Monday and stay cool!
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