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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine
–Tuesday’s High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 49Â°/26Â° – RAIN: 0.00
–Tuesday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 35Â°/19Â° – RAIN: 0.00
–Tuesday’s High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 50Â°/25Â° – RAIN: 0.00
–Tuesday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ Beech Grove, VA : 49Â°/27Â° – RAIN: 0.00
–Tuesday’s High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 47Â°/29Â° – RAIN: 0.00
–Tuesday’s High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 50Â°/30Â° – RAIN: 0.00
–Tuesday’s High / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA : 45Â°/?Â° – 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 audio cast to hear more.
Tuesday was sunny for most of the day but very breezy with cool winds. The mercury struggled to make it to 50Â° for an afternoon high at our NCL-Hatcreek Farm site in Roseland. Other sites only made it into the 40’s and on the mountain it was mid 30’s for an afternoon high. We have a shot at some snow showers Wednesday afternoon, but it looks like the majority of the more significant flakes will be to our north and west. I can’t rule out a dusting in the mountains, but the weather maker we all should be watching is out about 24-36 hours out . A more potent winter system is aiming for Central Virginia Thursday evening possibly lasting all the way into Saturday morning. It looks like we’ll start with some snow and end up with some freezing rain.
This is still a bit to far out to have any certainty, but this one definitely warrants watching. I’ll post any new information as it becomes available. Today look for mostly cloudy conditions with that chance for a rain snow mix. By Thursday current thinking has us mostly sunny early, then partly cloudy but very cold with afternoon highs only reaching the mid 30’s in the valley. By Thursday night that’s when it looks like the next round of frozen precip would begin.
In the Tuesday evening Hazardous Weather Outlook the NWS references this possibility:
WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE SOUTH OF THE REGION THURSDAY
NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. THESE WAVES MAY LEAD TO A PROLONGED
PERIOD OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY.
THIS INCLUDES THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
Check back here often on Wednesday through the weekend for any advisories that might be issued. They’ll appear under the cover photo on the upper left in that alerts section.
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: Paul’s Creek, Afton, Montebello, & Greenwood
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with snow showers early morning then rain & snow likely in the afternoon. Little to no accumulation in the valley.
* Highs Valley: 44-47Â°
*On the mountains: 27-30Â° Snow likely with an inch of accumulation possible, more likely points near & north of I-64 & Skyline.
*Winds: SW 10-15 MPH gusting to 35 MPH by afternoon.
*OVERNIGHT:Mostly cloudy early, light snow showers then partly cloudy & cold. Lows valley: 20-23Â° : Mountains: 9-12Â° : Winds: NW 10-15 MPH
Thursday: Mostly sunny early morning then mostly cloudy and continued cold.
* Highs Valley: 34-37Â°
*On the mountains: 23-26Â°
*Winds: NE-5 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Cloudy with snow showers early, then sleet, freezing rain & snow after midnight. Lows valley: 25-28Â° : Mountains: 18-21Â° : Winds: SE-5 MPH.
Friday: Look for rain, sleet and freezing rain continuing. Depending on temperatures significant accumulations of snow or ice could occur. We’ll keep an eye on it. By the weekend look for showers by Saturday afternoon, with partly sunny skies by Sunday.
Showers may reenter the forecast again by Monday night.
Andy Waldeck takes us out with Victory March, a cut from his 2004 CD, Offering.
Have a great Wednesday 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.