Thursday Weather : Wintergreen, Nelson County, VA & The BRP : Mostly cloudy w/ scattered showers


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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine


Photography by Paul Purpura
Nelson County Life Magazine – Copyright 2007
Nellysford, Virginia

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As we talked about on Wednesday the low clouds and fog hung in for most of the day …if you were east of the BRP, that is! On the west side of the ridge, again, partly cloudy skies were the order from time to time. For the second time this week damming up against the Blue Ridge Mountains took place like it did on Monday. The hot spot was again upon the mountain at Devil’s Knob where some sun made its way through because it was above the cloud deck.

Today we’ll see the low clouds hang in most of the time very much like Wednesday. A frontal boundary continues to ever so slowly move north across Virginia, but until we get it kicked out of here, expect this stagnant weather to continue. No real storms, no real rain, just those gray low cloudy skies. If we’re lucky we may begin to see some partly sunny skies later in the day, but it will be tough to see much with the front in the area. We should get some improvement by Friday.

The numbers as of 11:59 PM EDT Wednesday night

*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine : Greenfield / Afton
Wed High: 77.2° @ 12:31 PM
Trace of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob (**warm spot again***)
Wed High: 81.9° @ 1:39 PM
0.16″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove
Wed High: 80.4° @ 1:09 AM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Delfosse Vineyard & Winery near Hickory Creek : Faber
Wed High: 76.8° @ 12:12 PM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston
Wed High: 78.1° @ 3:48PM
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards – Arrington
Wed High: 71.2° @ 7:50 PM
0.00″ of rain

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

The stationary front we’ve talked about for the past couple of days hangs in there and provides cloud cover for most of the area. Drizzle is likely especially this morning. An isolated thunderstorm is possible later in the day.
Current-Sat Surface Map

The National Forecast Map shows the boundary holding on longer than we thought yesterday. By Thursday night it should be far enough north of our area to begin seeing partly cloudy skies.
Today’s Forecast Map

Local forecast
*Thursday Mostly cloudy with morning drizzle. Isolated thunderstorms across 20% of the area.
*High temps in Nellysford, Roseland & Schuyler around 79°
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Three Ridges, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Cloudy & foggy especially on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge, with very isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Highs top out around 72° (if more sun prevails as it did Wed look for highs around 80°)
Winds NE this morning becoming S 3-5 MPH in the afternoon.

*Thursday night Mostly cloudy, mild with drizzle & fog.
*Lows valley around 67°
*On the mountains overnight low near 67°
*Winds S-5 MPH

Friday Partly sunny & warmer
*Highs valley around 90°
*On the mountains around 83°
Winds: SSW 4-8 MPH
*Friday night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 70 valley and upper 60’s mountains.

The weekend Saturday partly sunny skies with hot temps back in the upper 90’s and heat index of 100+ in the valley. Sunday cooler highs in the lower 90s 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 Thursday!

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