Tuesday Weather : Wintergreen, BRP, Nelson County, VA : Showers today : clearing by Thursday?

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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine

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Photography by Tommy Stafford
Nelson County Life Magazine : © 2007
Above the Shenandoah & Rockfish Valley with Aircare 5
Afton, Virginia

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Roseland’s, Betsy Smith, Air Care Flight nurse from PHI (Petroleum Helicopters, Inc) in Weyer’s Cave is seen above on our trip to Rockfish River Elementary School Monday. Students there got to look at all types of careers at Community Helper’s Day they might want to do one day, including helicopter pilot or flight nurse. NCL rode along with Air Care on the trip from Shenandoah Valley Regional to Rockfish and back. You’ll be reading much more about Betsy in the coming weeks and some pretty neat things our local Nelson gal is up to! Meanwhile be sure to check out all of the other fantastic photos from yesterday’s career day at Rockfish River Elementary by clicking here. We had a great time there and appreciate Ms. Nita Hughes and the entire staff treating us to lunch! It was awesome, and the weather perfect, thank you very much!

Good thing we weren’t flying today as the skies won’t be anywhere as clear as Monday, but you know I think we’ll all take the rain we can get. It was already around us last night, though most areas remained dry. Today rain should eventually work into all areas of Central Virginia. As I talked about Monday, there are differing views on how long the rain may hang around, but today most folks should see a respectable amount. Again, nothing to get us out of the drought situation, but at least we are headed the right direction. I don’t see any wild temperature swings over the next 5-7 days, though we’ll briefly cool a smidgen during that period – no real cold temps. We have yet to get a killing frost, very unusual for October. Not unheard of, but certainly rare.

The current national forecast map shows the approaching cold front and associated low pressure system in our area. Over the next 24-36 hours expect off and on rainfall, the best shot today and tonight. Over the extended period, it’s hard to tell what this system wants to do. We could have chances for scattered showers remaining in the forecast through Friday.

Out 48 hours we still have the front nearby, but barely through Nelson at the end of that period.

Regional Radar look via Wundergound.com

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
Monday High: 82.2°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob, VA
Monday High: 74.8°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove, VA
Monday High: 80.2°
0.00″ of rain

*NEW*NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain : Monday High: 77.7°
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston, VA
Monday High: 78.6°
0.00″ of rain

*Non-NCL reporting station: Warminster @ Wingina
Monday High: 81.1°
0.00″ of rain

Your local forecast including: Afton, Roseland, & Crozet
*Today Mostly cloudy early with light showers possible, then cloudy with rain by afternoon over 60% of the area.
*Valley : High temps around 73°
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Cloudy with rain developing.
Highs top out around 70°
Winds: SW 10-15 MPH

*Tonight Cloudy with showers continuing.
*Lows valley near: 55°
*On the mountains: 52°
*Winds: SW 5-10 MPH

Tomorrow Mostly cloudy in the morning with scattered showers, some sun by late afternoon possible.
* Valley: 74°
*On the mountains – near 65°
Winds: NW 10-15 MPH

*Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy slightly cooler – Lows near 47° valley – 42° mountains.
Winds: N 5-10 MPH

The remainder of the week Clearing skies on Thursday, but some models still say showers. – Daytime highs generally mid and upper 60’s valley – on the mountains lower 60’s – Overnight lows – mid and upper 40’s valley & low 40’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 Tuesday!

Know your Nelson.COM
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