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Photography by Judy Serkes
For Nelson County Life Magazine : Copyright 2007
Morning Spider Webs
Woods Mill, Virginia
A big thank you to Judy Serkes over at Woods Mill again. She sent us this really neat photo above of the spider webs in the morning. Kind of neat!
Those spider web caught a little rain Tuesday as it was pretty much a dreary day across Nelson County and most of Virginia. It was mild and we did begin to see some clearing by late in the evening but the clouds hung in there for most of the day. No particular area got a lot of rain, but a few areas in northern and eastern Nelson got over a half inch in the past 24 hours.
Today will be a nice one with clearing skies, lower temps, and less humidity. Cooler high pressure from the north will control our weather for the next couple of days before a reinforcing cold front moves through around Friday. After that front makes it through, the weekend looks sunny and mild with pleasant temperatures.
Still watching one area of interest below – #91- for possible tropical storm development. Again too soon to know what will happen, but we’re keeping an eye on it. It could affect the east coast of the U.S. within a week to 10 days if it holds together. Again, I have no faith in the long range predictions and you simply can’t know what it will do, but it’s held together now for several days, so we’ll see where it goes.
Invest #91 out in the Atlantic
One interesting fact I was reading by Dr. Jeff Masters on Weather Underground is that Sept 10th marks the peak of hurricane season. From here on they generally decline, however, there’s several weeks to go as it takes a long time for the seas to cool down from all of the summer heating. We can still see a humdinger of a hurricane over the next few weeks.
The numbers as of 11:59 PM EDT last night
*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine : Greenfield / Afton, VA
Tues High: 79.3Â° @ 1:49 PM
0.02″ of rain
*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob, VA
Tues High: 68.9Â° @ 5:44 AM
0.08″ of rain
*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove, VA
Tues High: 79.9Â° @ 1:37 PM
0.00″ of rain
*NCL-Delfosse Vineyard & Winery along Hickory Creek : Faber, VA
Tues High: 75.9Â° @ 5:22 PM
0.02″ of rain (estimated)
*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston, VA
Mon High: 80.4Â° @ 11:12 AM
0.00″ of rain
*NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards : Arrington, VA
Tues High: 83.8Â° @ 10:49 AM
0.06″ of rain
*Non-NCL Station @ Crozet, VA
Tues High: 77.2Â° @ 10:31 AM
0.04″ of rain
The National Forecast Map shows the cold front past our area with cooler high pressure from the north spilling in. Today and Thursday will be nice with sunny skies and mild temperatures. By Friday that front moves into the area bringing a slight chance for rain before clearing for the weekend.
Today’s Forecast Map
*Wednesday Mostly sunny and mild.
*High temps in Woods Mill, Tyro, & Greenwood 83Â°
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Mostly sunny after early morning clouds.
Highs top out around 75Â°
Winds: W 5-8 MPH
*Tonight Partly cloudy and cool.
*Lows valley around 50Â°
*On the mountains overnight low near 50Â° as also.
*Winds: Becoming north 5-10 MPH
Thursday Continued mostly sunny and pleasant.
*Highs valley around 83Â°
*On the mountains around 73Â°
Winds: N-5 MPH becoming SE in the afternoon
*Thursday night: Becoming mostly cloudy – Lows generally around 60 valley – upper 50’s mountains.
Winds: SE 3-5 MPH
The remainder of the week Friday looks mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms – afternoon valley high around 80Â° – light SE winds. Around 74Â° mountains. Overnight lows – around 60 valley & upper 50’s mountains.
Saturday Partly sunny with daytime highs in the upper 70’s cooling to low 70’s by Sunday in the valley – around the upper 60’s on the mountains. Overnight lows in the lower 50’s valley – and upper 40’s mountains.
Whenever or wherever severe weather or news breaks out, we’ll have the latest watches, warnings, and coverage affecting Nelson County, Wintergreen, and nearby counties.
Have a great Wednesday!
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