Wednesday Weather : Wintergreen, Nelson County, VA & The BRP : Mostly cloudy & cooler

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    Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine

    NEW! AUDIO VERSION OF TODAY’S’ FORECAST

    Photography by Tommy Stafford
    Nelson County Life Magazine – Copyright 2007
    Danny Watson for President
    Nellysford, Virginia

    Danny - Paul

    OK, if you know Nelson County Life Magazine, you know we don’t do politics. Far from it. However, we couldn’t resist this shot of Danny Watson outside of the hardware store the other day. Danny, who usually shies away from politics too, was seen wearing the official Ron Paul T-shirt and has the bumper stickers everywhere! He tells us he’s got the stencil on order and is doing a walk next weekend! So which isle are the light bulbs on?

    Tuesday was a pretty good day all around. We had clouds and cool temps the first half of the day, followed by warm and humid conditions in the afternoon. Thunderstorms, some severe, moved in for the late afternoon. More or less the north end of the county went without rain and the folks from Brent’s Mountain south got the better rainfall. Glad they got some rain, it has been very, very dry down that way!

    Wednesday into Thursday morning will be a transitional day for Nelson. We’ll start out cloudy in many parts of Nelson with partly cloudy skies by afternoon as the stationary front in our area begins to move north and eventually dissipate.

    The numbers as of 11:59 PM EDT Tuesday night

    *NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine : Greenfield / Afton
    Tues High: 89.8° @ 1:46 PM
    0.00″ of rain

    *NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob
    Tues High: 82.8° @ 12:55 PM
    0.00″ of rain

    *NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove
    Tues High: 71.8° @ 12:43 AM
    0.14″ of rain

    *NCL-Delfosse Vineyard & Winery near Hickory Creek : Faber
    Tues High: 91.9° @ 2:07 PM
    0.14″ of rain

    *NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston
    Tues High: 91.8° @ 2:17 PM
    0.14″ of rain

    *NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards – Arrington
    Tues High: N/A° @ 00:00 PM {OFFLINE UNAVAILABLE}
    0.00″ of rain

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

    A stationary front continues to situate itself over the area for the next 24 to 36 hours. As long as it’s in the area, look for variably cloudy skies and chances for scattered showers and drizzle, especially this morning.
    Current-Sat Surface Map

    The National Forecast Map shows the boundary holding on for most of the day today into tonight. By Thursday it works northward eventually washing out leaving southern high pressure in control. This will increase our humidity and temps for the end of the workweek into the first part of the weekend.
    Today’s Forecast Map

    Local forecast
    *Wednesday Mostly cloudy with morning drizzle. Isolated thunderstorms across 30% of the area.
    *High temps in Nellysford, Rockfish Gap & Stagebridge around 82°
    *On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Three Ridges, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Mostly cloudy with very isolated showers and thunderstorms.
    Highs top out around 72°
    Winds ENE 4-8 MPH.

    *Wednesday night Cloudy & mild..
    *Lows valley around 64°
    *On the mountains overnight low near 62°
    *Winds E around 5 MPH becoming S after midnight.

    Thursday Cloudy in the morning, partly cloudy in the afternoon. Warm.
    *Highs valley around 86°
    *On the mountains around 80°
    Winds: SSW 3-5 MPH
    *Thurs night: Partly cloudy. Lows generally in the upper 60’s valley and mid 60’s mountains.

    Remainder of the week Look for partly sunny skies Friday with hot temps back in the mid 90’s and heat index of 100+ The weekend looks to be hot with mostly sunny skies on Saturday – temps in the mid 90’s valley – slightly lower mountains, Sunday cooler highs in the mid 80’s with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.

    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 Wednesday!

    Know your Nelson
    -T-

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