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Wintergreen, VA : Weather : Thursday : Winter Storm Watch Late Tonight : Snow & Frz Rain : Sunny Weekend Ahead

[ 0 ] January 31, 2008 |

UPDATE Nelson County Life Magazine HERE
Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine

LISTEN TO OUR AUDIO FORECAST AND TODAY’S FEATURED NELSON MUSIC ARTIST, JENN RHUBRIGHT, FROM ARRINGTON, VA


Photography By Tommy Stafford
Nelson County Life Magazine ©2008
Storm on The Horizon
Beech Grove, Virginia

WTG WINERY STORM SKY VANE

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Click the image above for the ski and slope conditions at Wintergreen Resort.

Wednesday’s High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 50° / 40°
Wednesday’s High at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 33° / 27°

Don’t forget Nelson’s own Jenn Rhubright from Arrington is our featured music artist all week long. You’ll be hearing live recordings from her first official show in her new gig with Jive Katze from the Gravity Lounge just this past December. You can read lots more about them below today’s weathercast.

Wednesday started as a windy day with gusts continuing into the early afternoon. Though skies were pretty much sunny, you could see a few high thin clouds way up in the sky like those above the NCL-Wintergreen Winery Weathernet station in the photo above. We’ll be sunny most of the day, but look for clouds to thicken by late afternoon in advance of the next major weather maker for Nelson and Central Virginia.

The big weather news right now is a possible winter storm that will affect the area late Thursday into Friday. Right now the NWS is discussing the potential in their hazardous weather outlook:

A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED LATE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY
FROM THE FAR NORTHWEST BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON SUBURBS…THE
SHENANDOAH VALLEY…WEST TO THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS. THERE IS
THE POTENTIAL FOR A QUARTER INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

WINDS ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE SYSTEM MAY GUST BETWEEN 30 AND 40
MPH…MAINLY ALONG HIGHER RIDGE TOPS ACROSS THE POTOMAC HIGHLAND
REGION…LATE FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. ANY LOCATIONS THAT RECEIVE
ACCUMULATING ICE COULD SEE SIGNIFICANT DOWNING OF TREES AND POWER
LINES. A CHANGEOVER TO ALL RAIN DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS MAY
HELP MELT ANY ACCUMULATED ICE ACROSS THIS REGION…THOUGH
SHELTERED VALLEYS OF THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS MAY CONTINUE TO
STAY NEAR FREEZING AND REMAIN AT RISK. INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD
MONITOR UPDATES TO FORECAST

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Right now it looks like the best time for freezing rain to begin would be around midnight Thursday night into Friday morning, though isolated pockets of winter weather may break out in the late evening hours. Trouble begins late since the temps will be at or slightly below freezing when the moisture arrives. So we’ll see that mix of snow and freezing rain until the temps warm up Friday eventually to the low 40’s. More updates on this will be forthcoming later during today as the system gets closer.

Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground

Looking Ahead

And for those of you keeping score at home check the detailed numbers at any of our reporting NCL-Weathernet Stations for real up to the minute live weather data and detailed information including highs, lows, wind speeds, rainfall and much, much more, simply use the handy drop down menu on the upper left hand side of your screen.

Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Wintergreen, Schuyler, Paul’s Creek & Tyro

Thursday: Mostly sunny early with scattered clouds by late afternoon.
* Highs Valley: 43-46°
*On the mountains: 36-39°
*Winds: N-5 becoming east and increasing 10-15 in the afternoon.
*OVERNIGHT: WINTER STORM WATCH LATE TONIGHT. Snow developing in the evening then freezing rain after midnight over nearly 100% of the area. Lows valley: 29-32° : Mountains: 24-27° : Winds: E 10-15 MPH

Friday: Freezing rain in the morning changing to rain before ending in the afternoon. Breezy.
* Highs Valley: 42-45°
*On the mountains: 36-39°
*Winds: E 5-10 becoming SW 10-15 by afternoon with gusts to near 30 MPH.
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming mostly clear late and cold. Lows valley: 27-30° : Mountains: 21-24° : Winds: W 10-20 MPH

The weekend: looks mostly sunny with afternoon highs in the lower 50’s valley and mid to upper 40’s mountains. Over night lows near 30° in the valley and the mid 20’s mountains.

Rain is back in the forecast by Tuesday of next week with temps warming to the lower 60’s in the valley and near 50° mountains.

We’ll keep yoou posted over the next 24 hours as the potential nasty weather approaches.

As promised Jenn Rhubright of Arrington and Jive Katze takes us out with a cut from their collection. This one’s called Fly Me To The Moon.

Have a great Thursday everyone!
Know your Nelson.COM

Jenn Pub Photo
According to the online urban dictionary a “Jive Cat” is “not the ordinary person you or your homeboys would hang out with”. And what has a less jiving, less hip and less swinging reputation than a “German Jazz Cat” anyway? – Well, Jive Katze is not your ordinary Jazz band.
Jive Katze is the newest addition to the diverse Charlottesville music scene. They combine vocal jazz in the tradition of Billy Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald with contemporary forms and concepts influenced by Brad Mehldau, and Kenny Werner.

Jenn Rhubright’s intimate renditions of jazz classics meet the sensitive and versatile playing of German born pianist, Gerrit Roessler. Jenn contributes her unorthodox approach to music as well as her vast experience with rock and pop from her nationally acclaimed bands Clare Quilty and The Dirty Dishes. Gerrit on the other hand, has a background as a formally trained jazz musician and paid his dues playing mostly in Europe and the US with his award winning band Mars Attacks.

It is this difference, and the artistic tension that makes this project so interesting: Sometimes only subtly and carefully altering the divine masters, sometimes overhauling them drastically to create something entirely new. Although they are not a retro-jazz band that attempts to re-enact an alleged golden past, they are respectfully aware of the vast tradition of vocal jazz and are attempting to translate it into the world of today. The result is an intimate and energetic performance that is strongly shared by the audience during their performances.

Although Jive Katze is conceptualized as a duo, Jenn and Gerrit are frequently backed up by Bassist David Cosper from South Carolina and Drummer Granville Mullings from New York.

Jive Katze is not in it for the money. They play for their love of music. That is why they decided to support a non-profit organization that is dedicated “to revitalizing the music and cultural community within the neighborhoods of New Orleans by helping its tradition bearers return to and stay at home.” By financially and actively engaging with “Sweet Home New Orleans” (http://www.sweethomeneworleans.org) Jive Katze feel they are reaching out to a vast musical tradition and heritage on more than the mere artistic level.

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