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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine
NELSON COUNTY SCHOOLS : CLOSED
AUGUSTA COUNTY SCHOOLS : CLOSED
Updated: 12:00 PM EST
WINTER STORM WARNING NO LONGER IN EFFECT
Updated: 9:36 AM EDT
Temperatures across the area are rising slightly above freezing at many at many of the NCL-Weathernet locations. Look for slowly improving conditions as the day wears on with freezing rain turning to plain rain.
Updated 7:45 AM EST
Weather Watcher Road Condition Report:
From: Judy Serkes
Date: February 1, 2008 7:37:07 AM EST
Judy Serkes wrote:
My morning commute to Charlottesville this AM was fine. 29 deg. with heavy
rain. Rt. 29 was treated well and traveling was good. This was at 4:45 AM ! I
allowed extra time but really didn’t need it ! All the cars and trees are iced
over- but roads are fine.
Updated : 6:10 AM EDT
Moderate Ice Storm underway in Rockfish Valley and other locations in Nelson County. Here at NCL in Greenfield we have moderate icing going on with all trees and power lines covered. Freezing rain continues to fall. Temps here at the office have warmed about a degree in the past hour and just barely below the freezing mark. by about 1/10th of a degree. Mountain temps around 30Â° at Devil’s Knob.
More updates later.
LISTEN TO OUR AUDIO FORECAST AND TODAY’S FEATURED NELSON MUSIC ARTIST, JENN RHUBRIGHT, FROM ARRINGTON, VA
Photography By Christina Kline
Nelson County Life Magazine Â©2008
Sunrise Over The Slopes
Wintergreen Mountain, Virginia
Click the image above for the ski and slope conditions at Wintergreen Resort.
Thursday’s High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 48Â° / 18Â°
Thursday’s High at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 47Â° / 18Â°
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.
Thursday was a nice day across Nelson and Central Virginia as light winds and mostly sunny skies dominated the weather. Our NCL Mountain Photographer, Christina Kline caught this beautiful sunrise above from the overlook above Wintergreen Resort. Thursday evening things changed pretty quickly with a notable winter storm approaching. Most of the major precipitation began after midnight. A Winter Storm Warning began at 2 AM for Nelson and areas west. To the south ice storm warnings are in effect and east advisories. Remember you can always see the very latest alerts by checking the RSS feeds just below the cover photo on your upper left.
In the hazardous weather outlook the NWS describes the winter situation forming:
WINDS ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE SYSTEM MAY GUST BETWEEN 30 AND 40
MPH…MAINLY ALONG HIGHER RIDGE TOPS ACROSS THE POTOMAC HIGHLANDS
LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT. ANY LOCATIONS THAT RECEIVE ACCUMULATING
ICE COULD SEE DOWNING OF TREES AND POWER LINES..
Temps were below freezing as the rain began, freezing on contact. Though most roads were in fairly good shape, power lines and trees have a moderate coating of ice early Friday morning. Especially in higher elevations. By roughly mid-morning to noon temps should rise enough for the freezing mess to change to just plain old rain.
By the weekend, look for sunny skies and temps warming the 50’s with slightly cooler temps on the mountains.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
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: Love, Nellysford, Taylor Creek & Shipman
Friday:Occasional rain this afternoon.
* Highs Valley: 36-39Â°
*On the mountains: 37-40Â°
*Winds: E 10-15 becoming south in the afternoon, sometimes gusty 20-30 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers early then partly cloudy & colder. Lows valley: 24-27Â° : Mountains: 19-22Â° : Winds: W 10-20 MPH & gusty
Saturday: Sunny & mild.
* Highs Valley: 50-53Â°
*On the mountains: 40-43Â°
*Winds: SW 5-10 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming partly cloudy. Lows valley: 27-30Â° : Mountains: 26-29Â° : Winds: SW-5 MPH
The remainder of the weekend: looks mostly sunny with afternoon highs in the lower 50’s valley and mid 40’s mountains. Over night lows near 30Â° in the valley and the upper 20’s mountains.
Rain is back in the forecast by Tuesday, possibly beginning Monday night of next week with temps warming to near 60Â° in the valley and near 50Â° mountains.
We’ll keep you updated over the next 24 hours as the 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 Summertime.
Have a great one everyone!
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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? â€“ 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.