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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine
–Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 71Â°/40Â° – RAIN: 0.45
–Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 58Â°/27Â° – RAIN: 0.53
–Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 68Â°/36Â° – RAIN: 0.71
–Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ Beech Grove, VA : 67Â°/42Â° – RAIN: 0.63
–Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 67Â°/43Â° – RAIN: 0.00
–Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 67Â°/41Â° – RAIN: 0.00
–Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA : 55Â°/40Â° – RAIN: 0.00
We continue our look and listen this week with Andy Waldeck of Arrington. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to read more about Andy and stick around at the end of today’s audiocast to hear a cut from his latest CD!
Thanks again to Yvette for today’s weather photo. This is another of the unpublished photos from this month’s cover story in the February issue of NCL. That’s Moxi along for the hike back when she shot the cover photo for the current issue.
Wow! Talk about an early peek at spring, Monday was it. Check out some of the afternoon high temperatures from our NCL Weathernet stations linked just below today’s weather photo. We reached a high of 71Â° here at NCL in Greenfield, before winds and cooler temps started moving in. Overnight Monday into Tuesday morning things really began cooling off. We won’t feel much of a warm up today either as cool winds will keep the temperatures down in the 40’s for valley locations and in the mid 30’s for the mountains. By week’s end things get a little more interesting. We certainly will have some pretty cold temps in place and several things are lining up to possibly create a winter storm. I always look for the subtle hints in the NWS forecaster discussions. It’s kind of a scientific chat between forecast offices. Tuesday night this one little sentence caught my eye:
Very unsettled weather pattern expected at the end of the week…leading
to potential for significant wintry precipitation.
Does that mean we’ll get anything, not at all, but they are seeing things in the models just like me that indicates the potential is at least forming. As I say, those extended outlooks are a best guess, but I’ll keep watching over the next day or so and let you know! Wednesday even has the chance to create some wintry precipitation associated with a clipper system on the way.
Generally speaking it will be a cool, sometimes a cold week ahead, and no real warming trend of any kind until next week at the earliest.
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: Humpback Rocks, Nellysford, Roseland, & Naked Mountain
Tuesday: Sunny, & windy, and cool.
* Highs Valley: 46-49Â°
*On the mountains: 33-36Â°
*Winds: W 10-15 MPH increasing to 15-20 and gusting to 30+ MPH by afternoon.
*OVERNIGHT: Mostly clear early then partly cloudy. Lows valley: 24-27Â° : Mountains: 17-20Â° : Winds: SW 5-10 MPH
Wednesday: Partly sunny with a chance for rain & snow showers by afternoon. (Bears watching)
* Highs Valley: 44-47Â°
*On the mountains: 31-34Â°
*Winds: W 10-20 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Lingering snow showers then partly cloudy. Lows valley: 21-24Â° : Mountains: 11-14Â° : Winds: NW 5-10 MPH.
The remainder of the week: Thursday, looks partly sunny with valley highs in the upper 30’s & mountains around 30Â°. Snow showers in the forecast by nightfall Thursday with overnight lows in the low 20’s mountains and upper 20’s valley. The chance for rain and snow continues right into Saturday as a more significant system may impact the area by week’s end.
Have a great Tuesday everyone!
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Returning to DC, Andy formed his first original music band called Egypt. The idea was simple, Heavy funk riffs ,a la Parliament Funkadelic, mixed with the youthful energy of bands at the time (Living Color, Chili peppers etc.) This band brought the songwriting skills out of Andy, and he began to love the crafting of a song as much as he loved the delivery.
After Egypt broke up, Andy switched to rhythm guitar, re-made himself as a lead singer and Earth to Andy was born. The awesome pop power of this band was easily visible, and within a short year they had signed a management contract with Coran Capshaws ,Red Light Management. New recordings were made, and found their way into the hands and ears of Warner Bros. boutique label Giant Records. A deal was signed and Earth to Andy was on the way. They spent 2 months in L.A. with producer Nick Launay making Chronicle Kings, which brought critical acclaim for its Beatles meets Soundgarden energy.
After several single releases and some solid countywide touring with the likes of Stone Temple Pilots, Fuel, and Tonic. Giant records folded. This was the beginning of the end for Earth to Andy. Unable to get back on their feet, find a new label and continue on productively, they disbanded in 2003. Becoming a solo acoustic artist was the last thing anyone really expected from this consummate rocker/band leader, so that’s what he did. The essence of a song is really felt when it can be played on acoustic guitar,and sung,and understood.
In 2004 Andy released “Offering”, an acoustic EP that showcased the artist in him. Songs are stripped bare of the sonic trimmings, and left naked for the listener to interpret.
Andy has always been about the songs. Early in 2006 he began recording with a new design in mind. A full length, full instrumentation CD with most of the parts being played by him. He wisely enlisted the help of drummer extraordinaire and good friend Nate Brown, who’s work with Andy’s songs has been nothing short of amazing. The process has become a rebirth for Andy. A return to the sounds and grooves that have shaped his musical image. Titled “Long on Summer” and set for fall 2006 release, this work is his finest moment yet, and is sure to bring the attention this artist so rightly deserves.