Monday Weather : Wintergreen, BRP & Nelson County, VA : Mild, showers possible mid-week


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Photography by Tommy Stafford : © 2007
Trip to the Pumpkin Patch
Drumheller’s Orchard
Lovingston, Virginia

trailer patch

What a fantastic weekend we had in Central Virginia and Nelson County. The days were pleasant and fall like, the nights cool. We saw some upper 30’s for overnight lows during the weekend. It was a perfect time to be out pumpkin picking! Lots of kids went to Drumheller’s Orchard last week and over the weekend to do just that. You can see more coverage here along with video! And sadly, it was the last weekend for the Nelson Farmers’ market in Nellysford (video here). This past Saturday wrapped up the market for 2007. Mmmmm, what to do with my Saturday morning’s now! Not to worry they will be back in 2008!

Though the weather is pleasant and it feels like Autumn, we are in severe need of rain. It’s becoming critical as noted by many of the water restriction signs you see up across the county. Ray Uttaro with Nelson Emergency Services issued this burn ban last week since conditions have become so dry. The National Weather Service mentions chances for rain by mid-week, I don’t personally give it much hope folks. Right now none of the three models I use to compare show much in the way of rain. But I will look this over more throughly later today. We need it and I’ll gladly be wrong on this any day if it means getting and rain.

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: 74.5°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob, VA
Sunday High: 61.9°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove, VA
Sunday High: 74.7°
0.00″ of rain

*NEW*NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain : Sunday High: 75.0°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard : Faber, VA
Sunday High: 73.0°
0.00″ of rain

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

*Covesville Store : Covesville, VA
Sunday High: N/A°
0.00″ of rain

Today’s Forecast Map

The National Forecast Map, as has been the case for weeks, shows high pressure controlling our weather over the next several days. There are tiny chances for showers around Thursday and possibly again Friday night, but I am not putting much stock in this currently.

Local forecast
*Today Morning clouds, then partly sunny with thin high overcast possible by late afternoon. Mild.
*High temps in Lovingston, Greenwood, & Roseland around 76°
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Partly sunny & seasonal.
Highs top out around 68°
Winds: SE 3-5 MPH

*Tonight Partly cloudy and cool.
*Lows valley near: 47°
*On the mountains: 44°
*Winds: SW 2-4 MPH

Tomorrow Mostly sunny, slightly warmer.
*Highs valley near 80°
*On the mountains near 70°
Winds: S 2-4 MPH
*Tomorrow night: Becoming mostly cloudy & mild – Lows near 50° valley & 48° mountains.
Winds: S: Light

The remainder of the week looks partly sunny & seasonal with slight chances for rain Thursday then again Friday night. Daytime highs generally lower 70° valley – on the mountains look for daytime highs in the mid & upper 60’s – Overnight lows – around 50° in the valley – upper 40’s to near 50° 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 Monday!

Know your Nelson.COM


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