Weekend Weather : Wintergreen, BRP & Nelson County, VA : Cloudy Then Sunny & Warm For Weekend

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    REFRESH Nelson County Life Magazine HERE for the latest updates:

    Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine

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    Photography by Ann Strober
    For NelsonCountyLife.com : Copyright 2007
    Near Nellysford, Virginia

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    Above are a couple of photos that Ann Strober of the Nellysford area sent to us. We’ve been telling you about Ann for the past month or so. For years she been an avid photographer, but just recently switched to digital photography in the past couple of months.

    “My first 35mm was the Kodak Signet 35. I gave my father the money I had earned doing babysitting and told him to get me a 35mm camera. It was a great starter camera. This was in 1956, I was in the 9th grade. I still have that camera. It no longer works, but I have a strong nostalgic connection to it. I knew from my very first camera, a Brownie Hawkeye, that taking pictures was something that was a passion for me. In my generation, girls were encouraged to become teachers, nurses or librarians. No one ever suggested that being a photographer was a career choice. So I became a teacher and taught science for 30 years. It was a great life for me. And now that I am retired, I can return to my first love. My new camera (thanks to the recommendation of Tommy and Yvette) is the Nikon D40X. I am on the path to learning all the ways the camera can be set up. Every day I am learning something new and being more comfortable with it. When I upload the pictures to my Mac and see the results, I feel joy and I want everyone to see them,” says Ann

    We think she’s doing an excellent job with her new camera and appreciate Ann dropping us some of the fantastic photos she been taking! Click!

    This entire week has been a very nice prelude to fall which officially arrives this Sunday the 23rd. For those of us who love summer like I do, it’s time to wave so long to our friend until next year. Lots of winter days between here and there! But lots of really nice fall days ahead as well. Many mornings have started cloudy and foggy this past week. The weekend looks dry with temps in the mid 80’s Saturday rising to the upper 80’s by Sunday in the valley, mountains a bit cooler. Rain enters the extended forecast period by Tuesday of next week.

    One area disturbed weather tropical depression Ten to hit on in the gulf that’s been spreading moisture and rains into Florida and as far north as South Carolina. Even far southern VA saw some rain Thursday. You can see from the computer tracks where it might head as it comes inland as low pressure area. No biggie but a change in the path could affect weather anywhere in the SE. We’ll keep you posted if it becomes a real factor.
    Possible tracks of the low pressure area

    The National Forecast Map shows high pressure weakened and moving east allowing more humid air to move into the area as a result of a southerly flow. A high pressure area still controls weather over the weekend. A weak front moves through Saturday, but no rain is expected from that. Chances for rain creep into the forecast by late Tuesday into Wednesday.
    Today’s Forecast Map

    Saturday Partly cloudy and warm.
    *Highs valley around 90°
    *On the mountains near 80°
    Winds: WSW 3-5 MPH
    *Saturday night: Mostly clear and pleasant – Lows around 63° valley & 60° mountains.
    Winds: N Light

    Sunday & Monday Look generally mostly sunny each day. Daytime highs in the valley upper 80’s Sunday & mid 80’s Monday. – on the mountains near 83° Sunday, upper 70’s by Monday – Overnight lows around 60° valley and mid 50’s to near 60° 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 Weekend!

    Know your Nelson.COM
    -T-

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