Thursday Weather : Wintergreen, BRP, & Nelson County, VA : Continued warm and mostly dry

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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine

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Photography by Amy Childs
For www.NelsonCountyLife.com : Copyright 2007
Changing the light bulbs
Nellysford, Virginia

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So how do you change a light bulb way up there? With a forklift of course! Kay Pfaltz upon her pedestal changes out the lights in front of Basic Necessities. Brian Kidd of Wintergreen Hardware drives the forklift, I mean mobile pedestal to help out. Amy Chiilds of Taylor’s Creek was sitting in Basic when she saw Kay out front rising above, she sent this pic to us! Thanks Amy!

Well, Wednesday was another perfect day to be out changing the outdoor lights. It even got hot in some parts of Central Virginia as warm high pressure controls our weather. Though we had some morning clouds and light drizzle, that quickly gave way to mostly sunny skies and very warm, in truth, hot, temperatures. Thursday and much of the extended period looks very similar with warm conditions and unfortunately, very minimal chances for rain.

Also I want to mention that yes, yours truly, will be the emcee for The Wintergreen Nature Foundation’s annual golf tournament tomorrow over at Stoney Creek Golf Course. This ought to be a real interesting day since I still don’t really know how to play golf yet! Not to worry I am just riding around in the golf cart and talking! Seriously, it’s a great cause with a nice silent auction, and a great day of golf. The guys at TWNF do great work on preservation here in Nelson and this is a big benefit for them. See you there!

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
Wednesday High: 87.4°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob, VA
Wednesday High: 75.0°
0.02″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove, VA
Wednesday High: 87.3°
0.00″ of rain

*NEW*NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain : Roseland, VA
Wednesday High: 84.9°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard : Faber, VA
Wednesday High: 86.5°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston, VA
Wednesday High: 86.4°
0.00″ of rain

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

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

Today’s Forecast Map

The National Forecast Map continues to show high pressure in control of our weather right on through the weekend. Temperatures will be hot over the next 24 hours cooling slightly by the weekend. Better chances for rain enter the forecast by mid week next week with daytime highs dropping to the upper 60’s to near 70 by Wednesday of next week.

Local forecast
*Today Early morning fog then sunny and hot.
*High temps in Nellysford, Greenwood, & Shipman around 90°
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Morning fog, then sunny and warm.
Highs top out around 79°
Winds: SE 5-10 MPH

*Tonight Mostly cloudy & pleasant some scattered sprinkles possible especially locations south.
*Lows valley near 60°
*On the mountains overnight low near 58°
*Winds: Light SE

Friday Partly to mostly cloudy at times & not as warm, possible sprinkles south.
*Highs valley 83°
*On the mountains around 73°
Winds: SE 4-6 MPH
*Friday night: Mostly cloudy and mild early evening with partly cloudy skies late, 20% chance of sprinkles – Lows near 60° valley & 58° mountains.
Winds: E 2-4 MPH

Friday into the holiday weekend look for generally dry conditions with daytime highs in the low and mid 80’s valley – on the mountains low & mid 70’s – Overnight lows – near 60° valley and upper 50’s to near 60° mountains. Cooler temps move in next week after Columbus Day.

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 Thursday!

Know your Nelson.COM
-T-

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