Thursday Weather : Wintergreen, BRP, & Nelson County, VA : AM Showers, Breezy, with PM Falling Temps


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Photography by Ann Strober
For Nelson County Life Magazine : © 2007
Hawk Up Above
Nellysford, Virginia

Hawk in the Valley

Another great shot sent today by Ann Strober of Nellysford, courtesy of her new Nikon D-40. We always enjoy seeing what the next photo from Ann’s going to be and Thursday’s is a great one of this hawk soaring above the Rockfish Valley.

Wednesday was a very mild day with only a few sprinkles scattered around the area. After midnight last night rain moved in. Expect the showers to continue today, especially this morning as breezy northerly winds move in behind a cold front. Looks for gusts to near 30 MPH by afternoon continuing into the evening hours. Tonight will be cold for everyone with snow flurries at Wintergreen and along the BRP. By the weekend, look for daytime temperatures back in the 50’s valley and in the 40’s mountains. Skies will be mostly sunny.

Maps provided by:

The national current surface map shows the cold front and associated precipitation in the area today, but moving east away from Nelson throughout the afternoon. Strong winds build in behind the front.

Over the next 24 hours the cold front moves east and cool high pressure takes control bringing fair weather to the area for the weekend. No big chances for rain are in the extended forecast until midweek at the earliest.

Regional Radar look via

And for those of you keeping score at home the numbers as of 11:59 PM last night Low temperature readings from the night before are generally posted no later than 12 noon when there’s something to really look at.

*NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine : Greenfield / Afton, VA
Wednesday High: 68.7°
This morning’s low: °
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation : Devil’s Knob, VA
Wednesday High: 60.1°
This morning’s low: °
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ the foot of Wintergreen Mountain in Beech Grove, VA
Wednesday High: 70.9°
This morning’s low: °
0.00″ of rain

NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain : Roseland, VA
Wednesday High: 64.9°
This morning’s low: °
0.00″ of rain

*NCL-Tiger Fuel : Lovingston, VA
Wednesday High: 68.4°
This morning’s low: °
0.00″ of rain

*Covesville Store : Covesville, VA
Wednesday High: 59.3°
This morning’s low: °
0.00″ of rain

Your local forecast including: Nellysford, Montebello & Ivy

*Today Cloudy with widespread showers tapering off by late in the day, windy with falling temperatures throughout the afternoon.
*Valley : High temps near 55° High temp occurs in early morning before daylight then falling
*On the mountains above 2000 feet along the BRP, Montebello, Wintergreen, Devil’s Knob, and Love. Cloudy, windy and cold with showers.
Highs around 45° falling throughout the afternoon
Winds: SW very early morning becoming NW 15-25 MPH and gusty

*Tonight Partly cloudy and cold, breezy.
*Lows valley near: 33°
*On the mountains: around 25°
*Winds: NW 10-15 with occasional higher gusts

Tomorrow Sunny, breezy & cool.
* Valley: 53°
*On the mountains – near 40° in the 30’s most of the day
Winds: NW 15-25 with gusts to 30 MPH

*Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy and colder – Low 29° valley – around 21° mountains.
Winds: W 5-10 MPH

The weekend looks mostly sunny and seasonal – Daytime highs low 50’s valley – on the mountains mid 40’s – Overnight – mid 30’s valley – low to upper 20’s mountains.

By next Monday mostly sunny with highs in the 50’s valley and 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 Thursday!

Know your Nelson.COM


  1. I agree that it looks more like a turkey vulture. didn’t say anything before b/c I didn’t want to take anything away from such a great shot. but if someone else is gonna say it too…. the head is definitely that shape and in looking through bird ID books here at Blue Ridge, I can’t find a hawk with those colorings. Still, nice moment captured. At this angle you can hardly tell!


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