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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine
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Blue Mountain Brewery Opens
Above, Mandi Smack, co-owner of Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, prepares a sampler tray of the different beers available at Nelson’s first micro brewery that opened Wednesday. You can read and see more pictures about their opening by clicking here.
First congratulations to Blue Mountain Brewery on their opening yesterday in Afton, Virginia. They are Nelson’s first micro brewery joining a large group of wineries that have been open here for years. Though the first, not the last, another is slated to open in Beech Grove sometime next year in the Glen Mary Village.
Finally, finally, finally, some decent rainfall over the past 24 hours. Not a huge rain, but many locations have picked up some nice rainfall. To our south near the NC border they even had tornado warnings issued Wednesday afternoon associated with some severe storms. Fortunately as I discussed earlier in the week, chances for rain hang around through the first part of the weekend. By the time the rains ends, we could see anywhere from 1 to 4 inches by the weekend. We should see the rain slacking off by late Saturday. Temperatures remain generally in the 60’s for daytime highs until late in the weekend and early next week when we’ll see more fall like weather with temps in the 50’s for daytime highs.
The current national forecast map shows a cold front barely through Central Virginia with an associated low pressure area to our west that will continue to provide chances for rain through the first part of the weekend.
Out 48 hours we still have rain in the Nelson area.
Regional Radar look via Wundergound.com
And for those of you keeping score at home, The total rainfall numbers as of 6:00 AM Thursday morning
Here’s a neat google map of all personal weather stations in the area, including all of the NCL ones.
*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine : Greenfield / Afton, VA
Wednesday High: 73.2Â°
1.15″ of rain
*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob, VA
Wednesday High: 64.9Â°
1.82″ of rain
*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove, VA
Wednesday High: N/AÂ°
0.00″ of rain (rain gauge out of service)
*NEW*NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain : Roseland, VA
Wednesday High: 70.3Â°
1.92″ of rain
*NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards : Arrington, VA
Wednesday High: 71.2Â°
0.48″ of rain estimated
*NCL-Tiger Fuel – Lovingston, VA
Wednesday High: 70.7Â°
3.36″ of rain
*Non-NCL reporting station: Warminster @ Wingina
Monday High: 72.6Â°
0.50″ of rain
Other area reporting rain totals via The Nelson Automated Flood System.
Your local forecast including: Afton, Lovingston, & Ivy
*Today Cloudy & cool with rain over 90% of the area.
*Valley : High temps around 60Â°
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Devil’s Knob, and Love, Rain and chilly.
Highs around 53Â°
Winds: NE 10-15 MPH with higher gusts early
*Tonight Cloudy with rain continuing over 70% of the area.
*Lows valley near: 50Â°
*On the mountains: 45Â°
*Winds: NE 10-15 MPH
Tomorrow Fog. Cloudy with rain continuing over 70% of the area.
* Valley: 64Â°
*On the mountains – near 60Â°
Winds: NE 5-10 MPH
*Tomorrow night: Rain continues – Lows near 52Â° valley – 50Â° mountains.
Winds: N 5-10 MPH becoming SW late
The weekend Showers continue through Saturday evening when they should begin to taper off Sunday looks mostly sunny right now. – Daytime highs generally 60’s valley – on the mountains upper 50’s to near 60Â° – Overnight lows – mid 40’s valley & around 40Â° mountains.
By Monday morning look for lows in the mid 30’s mountains, upper 30’s valley – Daytime highs upper 50’s valley – low and mid 50’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 Thursday!
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