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Weekend Weather : Wintergreen, BRP & Nelson County, VA : Fall Returns : Continues through weekend!

[ 0 ] October 12, 2007 |

REFRESH Nelson County Life Magazine HERE for the latest updates:

Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine

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

Photography by Judy Serkes
For www.NelsonCountyLife.com : Copyright 2007
Blue Ridge Sunset
Woods Mill, Virginia
Woods Mill Sunset

Photography by Catherine Lively
For www.NelsonCountyLife.com : Copyright 2007
Signs of Fall in the Blue Ridge
Nelson County, Virginia

Fall colors

Finally, Fall returned to Nelson County over the past couple of days. Thursday was very pleasant, even chilly some of the time when the winds were whipping around. Hard to believe earlier this week we were talking about temperatures near 100 degrees in a few locations. Those days are long gone and this weekend’s weather focus will be much cooler temps. Sadly, no rain to speak of in that forecast. We’ve had a few systems develop to our west, only to fall apart before getting to our area. Overnight last night, temps were already in the upper 30’s before midnight in the mountains.

The upside, it will be a great weekend for this year’s Annual Garlic Festival in neighboring Amherst County at Rebec Vineyards. This is a big deal folks and if you’ve never been it’s worth checking out. Three of Nelson’s wineries will be there this year: Afton Mountain, Hill Top Berry, and Wintergreen Winery. Just talked to Jeff at Wintergreen on Thursday afternoon and he said they had finished up the season’s pressing of the grapes. A sure sign of cooler days are ahead!

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

No one made it out of the 60’s for a Thursday high, mountain temps barely made it into the low 50’s

*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine : Greenfield / Afton, VA
Thursday High: 66.7°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob, VA
Thursday High: 51.8°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove, VA
Thursday High: 65.5°
0.00″ of rain

*NEW*NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain : Thursday High: 65.0° (estimated)
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard : Faber, VA
Thursday High: 64.8°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston, VA
Thursday High: 68.2°
0.00″ of rain

*Covesville Store : Covesville, VA
Thursday High: 64.2°
0.00″ of rain

Today’s Forecast Map

The National Forecast Map generally shows high pressure in charge by the weekend and continuing through the period. Breezy winds experienced at the end of the work week relax and begin to subside over the weekend.

Local forecast
*Friday Early morning clouds then mostly sunny, cool – breezy from time to time.
*High temps in Woods Mill, Amherst, & Piney River around 66°
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Partly sunny, breezy and very cool.
Highs top out around 52°
Winds: NW 10-15 MPH with gusts to 25 MPH

*Tonight Partly cloudy and cold. Scattered frost especially above 2000 feet in the mountains.
*Lows valley near 38° (if clouds move out expect temps in the mid 30’s)
*On the mountains (patchy frost) overnight low near 34°
*Winds: WNW 5-10 MPH with gusts to 20

Saturday Mostly sunny & cool.
*Highs valley 67°
*On the mountains a high around 58°
Winds: W 10-15 MPH
*Saturday night: Clear & cool, patchy frost mountains – Lows near 39° valley & 36° mountains.
Winds: NW 10-15 MPH

The remainder of the weekend looks sunny & dry, warming slightly on Sunday. Daytime highs around 70° valley – on the mountains look for daytime highs warming to the low and mid 60’s – Overnight lows – mid 40’s in the valley – around 40° mountains

By Monday, sunny skies continue with even warmer temps generally in the upper 70’s valley – upper 60’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 Weekend!

Know your Nelson.COM
-T-

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