Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine
Updated for sky cover and temps @ 12:01 PM EDT
What a rock & roll day Thursday was. We had a little bit of everything. Above, Heidi Crandall of Roseland, who’s been shooting a few pics for us from time to time, sent this one in last night. In her words:
“My children asked how the chickens pant- with their beaks open!!”
Wouldn’t argue with that one a bit Heidi!
Yesterday was certainly a day for the chickens and the humans to pant. Like Wednesday, we broke 100 + in many places. We topped Wednesday’s high here at our office in Greenfield at 102! All of the NCL-Weathernet stations (except obviously Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob at 3500 feet!) topped the century mark on Thursday. (see totals below) Phil D’Ambola of D’Ambolas Restaurant up the road e-mailed in to say he even topped 100 degrees there as well. Not a good day to sit on the deck Phil! Bet this weekend will be a better one though!!
Additionally, as I thought and predicted on Thursday, we saw some severe weather in the area, even a tornado warning to the east in neighboring Albemarle. Late last night up to midnight we heard thunder in many parts of Nelson with lightning lighting up the sky way late.
Today will be a day of transition as we head toward better weather for the weekend. Until the front gets clear of the area we’ll still have chances for scattered storms. Skies will be partly sunny at times. We’ll still have enough sun to make the 90’s again today.
Here are the HOT numbers as of 11:59 PM EDT Thursday night
*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine : Greenfield / Afton
Thurs High: 102.6 degrees @ 4:08 PM
0.04″ of rain
*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob
Thurs High: 87.3 degrees @ 2:15 PM
0.00″ of rain>
*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove
Thurs High: 102.4 degrees @ 3:48 PM
0.00″ of rain>
*NCL-Delfosse Vineyard & Winery near Hickory Creek : Faber
Thurs High: 101.5 degrees @ 4:27 PM
0.00″ of rain>
*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston
Thurs High: 101.5 degrees @ 4:01 PM
0.18″ of rain>
The current surface map shows a frontal boundary working through the area today. Scattered thunderstorms.
Current-Sat Surface Map
On the National Forecast Map, behind the front cooler and less humid air works in for the weekend. We can’t rule out some hit & miss thunderstorms today as the front moves through, but conditions will be improving over the next 24 hours.
Today’s Forecast Map
*Friday Early morning fog. Partly sunny, slightly cooler with temps in the 90’s. Widely scattered thunderstorms across 40% of the area early before late afternoon.
*High temps in Roseland, Stoney Creek & Tyro 94 degrees.
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Wintergreen, Three Ridges, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Early morning patchy fog, then partly sunny. Milder with widely scattered thunderstorms.
Highs top out around 82 degrees.
Winds SW in the morning shifting N in the afternoon 4-6 MPH
*Friday night Partly to mostly cloudy & seasonal, early evening scattered showers or a t-storm.
*Lows valley around 63 degrees.
*On the mountains overnight low of 60.
*Winds Light N overnight.
Over the weekend look for sunny skies and temps cooling into the upper 80’s and less humid. Overnight lows, low & mid 60’s. Slightly cooler mountains. Overnight lows at Wintergreen Mountain cooling to around 60 by Sunday night. Daytime mountain highs around 80.
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 Weekend!
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