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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine
Updated: 2.12.08 2:00 PM
Some light freezing rain is moving into the area over the next hour or so as per a statement by the National Weather Service:
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
122 PM EST TUE FEB 12 2008
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…
122 PM EST TUE FEB 12 2008
…PATCHY LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR SLEET POSSIBLE…
A 20 MILE WIDE BAND OF LIGHT PRECIPITATION IN THE FORM OF PATCHY
FREEZING RAIN OR SLEET WILL MOVE INTO WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA EARLY
THIS AFTERNOON. AT 1:15 PM THE LEADING EDGE OF THE BAND WAS LOCATED
FROM WARM SPRINGS TO BUENA VISTA CITY TO LYNCHBURG…AND IS MOVING
QUICKLY TO THE NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH. THE BAND WILL CROSS HIGHLAND…
AUGUSTA AND NELSON COUNTIES BETWEEN 1:30 AND 2:30 PM…AND ACROSS
PENDLETON COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA AND ROCKINGHAM COUNTY BETWEEN 1:45
AND 3:00 PM.
TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE AT OR BELOW FREEZING THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON. ANY PRECIPITATION THAT FALLS AS FREEZING RAIN COULD
CREATE SLICK SPOTS ON UNTREATED ROADS ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND
LISTEN TO OUR AUDIO FORECAST AND TODAY’S FEATURED MUSIC ARTIST, ROBIN WYNN
This week we continue our look and listen of area music artists. For the next several days we’ll be hearing the music of Robin Wynn. Robin’s been building a head of steam on the music scene in Central Virginia ever since the release of her debut CD â€œOblivionâ€ in 2004. You’ve seen and heard Robin at many of the wine events here in Nelson or over at Rapunzel’s. This week you can hear her right here. Scroll to the bottom of today’s weathercast for more on Robin and be sure to listen to her music at the end of today’s weather.
Monday”s High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 40Â°/15Â°
Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 30Â°/12Â° estimated – offline due to power failure
Thanks to John Taylor on Wintergreen Mountain for sending us today’s weather photo above. You have to look really hard, but off in the distance you can see that plume of smoke rising just above those tiny twigs about 10-15 miles from where John was shooting the picture. That’s near the Albermarle / Nelson line where some of the weekend’s forest and brush fires continued to burn. Appreciate John sending that one out to us.
Monday was a bright and sunny day but certainly a cold one. The heater didn’t have much luck getting plugged in! In the valley high temps only touched the 40 degree mark for a short time around 4 PM before dropping off quickly. Most of the day was spent in the low and mid 30’s.
A system is approaching Nelson and Central Virginia over the next 24-48 hours that will spread, first, a wintry for part of Tuesday, then a widespread rain event through most of Wednesday. Some areas started seeing light snow and flurries last night. Temps begin to warm up slightly by Thursday & Friday. By the holiday weekend another chance for a wintry mix could be back in the forecast at night.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
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Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Wintergreen, Crozet, Woods Mill & Tyro
Tuesday:Mostly cloudy with a chance for freezing rain or sleet in the afternoon.
* Highs Valley: 38-41Â°
*On the mountains: 33-36Â° Snow early morning with light dusting possible, changing to freezing rain afternoon.
*Winds: E-5 becoming SE
*OVERNIGHT: 90 % Rain. Temps steady or slowly rising overnight. Lows valley: 38-41Â° : Mountains: 36-39Â° : Winds: S-5 MPH
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, warmer, with rain continuing, becoming more scattered in the afternoon before finally ending.
* Highs Valley: 47-50Â°
*On the mountains: 36-39Â° Snow possible in the afternoon with temperatures falling.
*Winds: W 5-10 MPH becoming NW 10-15 in the afternoon.
*OVERNIGHT: Mostly cloudy early then clearing. Colder. Lows valley: 23-26Â° : Mountains: 15-18Â° : Winds: NW 5-10 MPH.
The rest of the week: Thursday sunny with highs valley in the upper 40’s to near 50Â°, on the mountains look for mid 40’s for highs. Friday, partly sunny & warmer with valley highs in the lower 50’s and mountains upper 40’s. Overnight lows generally upper 20’s to near 30Â° in the valley and low to mid 20’s mountains.
By the holiday weekend chances for rain & snow reenter the forecast at night.
Robin Wynn takes us out with Sweet Sally, a cut from her collection.
Have a great Tuesday everyone!
Know your Nelson.COM
Whether playing solo, or accompanied by her six-piece band, Robin Wynnâ€™s shows are marked with high energy and good spirits, with her distinctive, smooth-like-honey/sharp-as-a-tack vocals cresting the wave. With her ear for hooks, Robin writes music you swear youâ€™ve heard before, yet is always unique and fresh, often drawing comparisons to Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams at her most â€œAmericana,â€ Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) and Liz Phair at her rockingest.
A hard-working bunch of players, Robin and her band performed over a hundred shows up and down the east coast in 2006, gathering enthusiasts at every stop. Bandmates include Lea Calvani (Dirty Dishes) on percussion and vocals, John Allietta (Thrum, Naked Puritans) on drums, Clayton Avent (Six Day Bender) on cello and guitar, Blake Wheeler (Bleak, Goldenhour) on bass and vocals, and Mark Goldstein on guitar, keyboards, and vocals.
Spring 2007 marks the release of Robin Wynnâ€™s latest studio achievement â€œA Few Dusty Miles,â€ a full-length CD of eleven new songs which includes such favorites from her recent tour dates as the sultry ballad â€œBottle,â€ the quirky half-time rag â€œSweet Sally,â€ and â€œSoldier,â€ an instant pop classic that will stay in your head for days â€“ and is also available to listen on her page at www.myspace.com/robinwynn