Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine
AUDIO WEATHERCAST BACK – MONDAY MORNING
It became pretty severe again Saturday night across much of the northern part of Nelson as well. Many folks in that end of the county got a good soaking, some for the second night in a row. Some power outages were reported in the county as well. CVEC said at one point around 300 customers were in the dark Saturday night.
Thanks to Heidi Crandall for sending in the pic above this weekend. We’ve had a pic or two of the butterflies lately, but nothing this brilliant and up close. Heidi is becoming quite the photographer!
Saturday was hot and humid with air temps at or near 100 degrees in the valley and a heat index near 105Â°. It even made it to 90.7Â°, might as well have been 91, degrees on the mountain at Devil’s Knob Saturday afternoon. Jeff Stone’s site at NCL-Wintergreen Winery was the hotspot topping out at 100 degrees.
Sunday will be a mainly cloudy day, though I can’t rule out seeing some sun later in the day as some of the fog and low gray clouds from last nights storms burns off. We’ll still have chances for storms again Sunday afternoon.
Local satellite Sunday morning showed some breaks in the clouds.
The numbers as of 11:59 PM EDT Saturday night
*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine : Greenfield / Afton
Sat High: 98.4Â° @ 1:24 PM
1.31″ inches of rain
*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob
Sat High: 90.7Â° @ 1:30 PM
1.04″ inches of rain
*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove
Sat High: 100.2Â° @ 2:23 PM
0.00″ inches of rain
*NCL-Delfosse Vineyard & Winery near Hickory Creek : Faber
Sat High: 99.3Â° @ 4:15 PM
1.04″ inches of rain
*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston
Sat High: 99.0Â° @ 3:30 PM
0.02″ inches of rain
*NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards – Arrington
Thurs High: N/AÂ° @ 0:00 PM
0.00″ of rain
Other area rainfall totals via Nelson County Flood System Reporting stations.
A cold front is working through the area Sunday. It will stall just to our south later today providing chances for thunderstorms again. It won’t be as hot as Saturday as clouds will hang in with light northerly winds as the front slides through.
Current-Sat Surface Map
The National Forecast Map shows the front in the area Sunday providing chances for thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Today’s Forecast Map
*Sunday Not as hot with mostly cloudy skies. Scattered afternoon storms across 40% of the area.
*High temps in Roseland, Greenwood, & Arrington around 88Â°
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Three Ridges, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Partly cloudy, hot & humid with scattered afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs top out around 78Â°
Winds NNE 3-5 MPH
*Tonight Mostly cloudy, scattered thunderstorms across 50% of the area.
*Lows valley around 68Â°
*On the mountains overnight low near 65Â°
*Winds NE 5-10 MPH
Monday Partly sunny and mild.
*Highs valley around 85Â°
*On the mountains around 78Â°
Winds: NE 5-10 MPH
*Monday night: Mostly clear with lows around 63 valley and around 60.
Winds: W 5-10 MPH
Remainder of the week. Chances for rain back in the forecast by Thursday. Temperatures will be more comfortable this week. Though we’ll touch the lower 90’s by mid week.By next weekend we maybe looking at daytime highs in upper 70’s.
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Enjoy your Sunday!
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