Monday Weather : Wintergreen, BRP & Nelson County, VA : Continued mild & beautiful


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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine

AUDIO VERSION OF FORECAST (some PC users may need to click play button twice)

Photography by Tommy Stafford : Copyright 2007
View From The Blue Ridge Parkway
Nelson County, Virginia

Raven's Roost looking SW
View from Raven’s Roost on The Blue Ridge Parkway looking southwest.

What a fantastic weekend! Look at that sky from the overlook at Raven’s Roost on the BRP! You could see for miles and miles with no visibility restrictions at all! It’s a sure sign that fall is on the way when you start losing that haze layer generally associated with summer. Also be sure to check lots of the events we covered this past weekend by looking and clicking under Recent Posts to your left.

Before I get way off into the forecast, I want to throw out a Nelson County Life “hello” to Bruce and Debbie Flight in Richmond. They own a place in Stoney Creek, and are here most weekends. They are regular visitors to the weather post each morning, but only recently began listening to the audio version so they can keep up with what’s going on back here in Nelson while away! Howdy! to Bruce and Deb. And one final hello to what must be our most distant listener. John, I wish I knew your last name, but I do know you live in New Zealand. John too has a place here in Nelson at Wintergreen, but calls New Zealand home. Last week he was telling Yvette how much he enjoyed being able to listen to the audiocast over there so he can keep up with the weather here as well! Again I think I am safe in saying John, you are our most distant listener! Thanks to you and the Flights for dropping by each day! Wasn’t it Minnie Pearl that said, “How Dee?” Think that was her, I really ought to know that being from Tennessee and all.

The weather’s been great, but dry. Fire dangers I noticed up on the BRP are posted as extreme and many lake and rivers are very, very low. Wish I had better news folks, but this is going to be a dry week. Next weekend promises a chance for some rain, but nothing impressive at least looking this far out. Here at NCL-Greenfield we ended the month of September with only 0.59″ of rain in the bucket for the month. Some locations in Nelson have received a couple of inches, but that’s not much when it’s been as dry as it is. Our high temp for the month of September was 96° on the 7th. Our lowest temp for last month was 39° on the 17th.

Above at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation their high for September was 86° on the 8th and the 25th. The low of 38° occurred on the 25th. For the month they racked up 1.14″ of rain in the bucket. You can get all of the detailed monthly data by clicking on the links below next to the reporting NCL-Weathernet stations. Once there just click on the tabs for month, previous month, etc for lots of neat weather data!

There’s some generalized tropical activity out in the Atlantic and some areas of disturbed weather not too awfully far off the east coast. Right now, that’s about all they are, but we could only hope that a depression might throw some rain our way by week’s end. Right now nothing in play. Tropical Storm Melissa we talked about over the weekend will probably fall victim to wind shear just like Karen did, but that remains to be seen. TS Karen actually still is a low pressure area out there, but nothing more. I’ll be watching and keep you informed on what takes place this week. You can get an overview by clicking here on all of the tropical activity.

And for those of you keeping score at home, The numbers as of 11:59 PM EDT last night

*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine : Greenfield / Afton, VA
Sunday High: 80.4°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob, VA
Sunday High: 70.5°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove, VA
Sunday High: 81.7°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard : Faber, VA
Sunday High: 79.5°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston, VA
Sunday High: 79.5°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards : Arrington, VA
Sunday High: N/A°
0.00″ of rain

*Covesville Store : Covesville, VA
Sunday High: 78.0°
0.00″ of rain

Today’s Forecast Map

The National Forecast Map has high pressure as the dominate feature affecting Virginia and much of the Mid-Atlantic for the early part of the week. Expect seasonal days with cool and comfortable nights. There is a tiny, tiny chance of rain Tuesday into Wednesday, but not impressive enough at this time to say much else. The weekend has slight chances of rain as well.

Local forecast
*Today Early morning patchy fog then sunny and mild.
*High temps in Lowesville, Lovingston, & Schuyler around 78°
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Patchy morning fog, then sunny and seasonal.
Highs top out around 69°
Winds: S 3-5 MPH

*Tonight Clear and cool.
*Lows valley near 52°
*On the mountains overnight low near 50°
*Winds: SE 5-8 MPH

Tuesday Continued sunny and slightly warmer.
*Highs valley 80°
*On the mountains around 72°
Winds: SE 4-8 MPH
*Tuesday night: Partly cloudy – Lows near 53° valley & 50° mountains.
Winds: ESE 4-6 MPH

The remainder of the week looks generally dry with daytime highs in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s valley – on the mountains mid and upper 70’s – Overnight lows – upper 50’s° valley and mid 50’s mountains. Rain may be in the forecast by late next Saturday.

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 Monday!

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