Wintergreen, VA Weather : Valentine’s Day Forecast : BRP, AT & Nelson County, VA : Mostly Sunny & Breezy : Warmer Friday


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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine


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Photography By Heidi Crandall
For Nelson County Life Magazine ©2008
Ice Storm At Horseshoe Mountain
Roseland, Virginia

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This week we continue our look and listen of area music artists. Through the weekend we’ll be hearing the music of Robin Wynn. 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.

Wednesday’s High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 45°/31° – 0.16″ Rainfall
Wednesday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 49°/18° – 0.69″ Rainfall

If you’re sick of yucky weather, hang on, we have improving conditions for the next couple of days! First, thanks to Heidi Crandall of Roseland for today’s weather photo. This is just below Horseshoe Mountain at Roseland. That’s also where our NCL-Hatcreek Farm Weathernet station lives. Heidi takes care of that station for us which reports from that end of the county. Appreciate Heidi sending that photo in to us.

That’s pretty much what it looked like for the first half of the day Wednesday. Freezing temps allowed the rain that fell overnight to coat everything on contact. It was toward midday before we finally got warm enough to begin a thaw. Ironically, it was warmer on the mountain than it was in the valley thanks to a temperature inversion. By dark yesterday we saw some light snow falling across the area with gusty NW winds.

Thursday promises to be a much nicer day as sunshine works in, but it will still feel pretty chilly with breezy winds blowing from the NW in the morning gusting as high as 30 MPH. By afternoon the winds die down a bit and become more southerly setting up a pretty nice Friday with highs in the mid 50’s in the valley. The holiday weekend looks dry until Sunday afternoon and evening when rain moves back in.

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: Roseland, Arrington, Avon, & Crozet

Thursday: Becoming mostly sunny by noon. Breezy in the morning.
* Highs Valley: 47-50°
*On the mountains: 38-41°
*Winds: NW 10-15 and gusty – becoming S in the afternoon
*OVERNIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows valley: 26-29° : Mountains: 23-26° : Winds: SW-5 MPH

Friday: Mostly sunny early then becoming mostly cloudy. Warmer
* Highs Valley: 54-57°
*On the mountains: 48-51°
*Winds: SW 5-10 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Mostly cloudy early then partly cloudy. Lows valley: 26-29° : Mountains: 21-24° : Winds: NW 5-10 MPH

The holiday weekend: looks dry and cool on Saturday with rain back in the forecast by Sunday afternoon into Monday.

Robin Wynn takes us out with Bottle, a cut from her collection.

Have a great Thursday everyone!
Know your Nelson.COM

You can check out and buy all of Robin’s latest CD releases here.

Whether playing solo, or accompanied by her six-piece band, Robin Wynn’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 you’ve heard before, yet is always unique and fresh, often drawing comparisons to Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams at her most “Americana,” 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 Wynn’s latest studio achievement “A Few Dusty Miles,” a full-length CD of eleven new songs which includes such favorites from her recent tour dates as the sultry ballad “Bottle,” the quirky half-time rag “Sweet Sally,” and “Soldier,” an instant pop classic that will stay in your head for days – and is also available to listen on her page at


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