Weekend Weather : Wintergreen & Nelson County, VA : Cooler Weekend & Dean Updates


REFRESH Nelson County Life Magazine HERE for the latest updates:

Hurricane Dean info below updated Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine


Photography by Jeff Stone
For Nelson County Life Magazine – Copyright 2007
Eastern Shore – The Chincoteague Ponies
Assateague Island in the National Park

Chincoteague Ponies

What a great shot Jeff Stone of Wintergreen Winery in Beech Grove captured while on the Eastern Shore. No it’s not Nelson, but we always enjoy a great scene like this, and Jeff is Nelson, so there!

Whew, Thursday was a hot one, really hot. We cracked the 100 degree mark again hitting 102 here at the office in Greenfield. Many of the NCL-Weathernet stations hit 100 before the day was over. They even made it near 90 upon Devil’s Knob as well. Today will be warm but not the 100 + temps and this weekend will be much nicer with lower humidity. Chances for rain diminish over the weekend, returning again by late Sunday night and the first of the week.

Speaking of rain, we didn’t see much across the immediate area last night. Though severe weather did break out like we predicted in Thursday’s forecast. Major damage occurred just up I-64 toward Goochland and Louisa, as far east as Richmond. Many power lines and trees are down in some areas. – I can’t rule out some random thunderstorm activity today, but better chances will be south toward Piney River and Amherst. You can see the severe weather outline has shifted slightly south and east on Friday’s map.

The latest on Hurricane Dean. He continues to move westward in the Atlantic as it heads toward the gulf. Again, I am not concerned over this storm yet, let’s see what he does by Sunday. If there is any motion toward the mainland U.S. I will have a special update over the weekend. I don’t see this making any considerable change in direction before then.

Latest animated loop of the Atlantic and Dean:

Here’s the latest tracking map:

The numbers as of 11:59 PM EDT Thurs night

*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine : Greenfield / Afton
Thurs High: 102.4 degrees @ 3:28 PM
0.02″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob
Thurs High: 87.6 degrees @ 2:00 PM
0.02″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove
Thurs High: 102.7 degrees @ 4:24 PM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Delfosse Vineyard & Winery near Hickory Creek : Faber
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston
Thurs High: 100.2 degrees @ 4:27 PM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards : Arrington
0.00″ of rain

*Alternate: Non NCL site : Warminster-Wingina
Thurs High: 102.1 degrees @ 5:00 PM
0.00″ of rain

Here are other area rainfall totals via Nelson County Flood System Reporting stations.

On the current surface map, a cold front continues to work through the area today. Scattered thunderstorms will still be possible but more likely later in the day to the south.
Current-Sat Surface Map

On the National Forecast Map, the front works toward the south, stalls for the weekend then moves back over the area as a warm front by the end of the weekend. Cooler high pressure will control the weather over the weekend.
Today’s Forecast Map

Local forecast
*Friday Partly sunny, slightly cooler. Scattered thunderstorms across 20% of the area, better chances south.
*High temps in Wingina, Rockfish & Lowesville 93.
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Wintergreen, Three Ridges, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Partly sunny scattered thunderstorms, better chances toward Montebello and the Amherst line.
Highs top out around 82 degrees.
Winds NNW 5-10 MPH increasing to 15 MPH Friday afternoon

*Friday night Partly cloudy with showers ending south. Mild.
*Lows valley around 60 degrees.
*On the mountains overnight low of 62 degrees.
*Winds NW 10-15

Saturday Mostly sunny and nice!
*Highs valley around 84
*On the mountains around 74 – Northerly winds. 10-15 MPH
*Saturday night partly cloudy with lows upper 50’s valley & low 50’s mountains.

Remainder of the weekend Partly sunny on Sunday still cooler with highs on around 82 in the valley and 71 on the mountains. Showers and thunderstorms return to the forecast by Sunday evening and night. They continue on Monday under mostly cloudy skies and temps in the mid and upper 80’s.

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!

Know your Nelson


  1. Elizabeth Fread wrote:
    Dear Nelson County Life Magazine,

    We came across your website (publication) blog and would like to exchange
    links with you.

    Our site is http://www.wildponytales.com. We are from Accomack County, VA the
    home of Chincoteague and Assateague where the famous wild ponies live. We spend
    a lot of time with the ponies and have just finished attending all of the events
    of the 2007 Pony Penning as it is known.

    Our stories and photos from this year will be posted on our site soon.
    Sometimes we would like to get things done faster but we are a staff of middle
    school journalism students. Actually I am going into the 10th grade. The
    publisher of the site is our teacher and our web designer is the mother of one
    of our contributors. The magazine is a private venture, not associated with our

    We would welcome any suggestions or ideas you might have. If you are
    interesting in running any of our material let me know and if you need any
    stories or photos about the ponies, we might be able to provide them.

    Hoping to hear from you,


    Elizabeth Fread

    Editor in Chief

  2. Hi Elizabeth,

    You have a wonderful site, just checked it out! I encourage everyone reading our site to check out theirs by clicking on the link above in the comments post. I’ll be writing about your site later in my daily weathercast on Monday. You link will be posted there as well.

    Excellent site. Thank you for sharing with us.



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