Wintergreen, VA Weather : Tuesday : Rain Tonight, Possibly Heavy : Then Cooler


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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine


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Photography By Henri & Elaine Weems
For Nelson County Life Magazine ©2008
Signs of Spring On The Horizon
Rodes Farm, Virginia

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Do you remember being a little kid and helping out your parents or maybe your grandparents in the garden? That smell of fresh corn and tomatoes, those summer sounds off in the background, nothing quite like it. Yea, me too. My mom & dad still raise a garden to this day back in West Tennessee. For some of us it’s kind of hard to have a garden like that, or if you have one, you may not have everything growing in there you need. That’s why Ken and Yvonne Harris at a.m. Fog on Route 151 at the Nelson-Albemarle Line do it for you!

Have you seen their new Farm Market that’s opening up this month? They grow and sell as close to the farm as you can get. At a.m Fog you don’t have to wonder what warehouse or even what country your food comes from! Ken & Yvonne specialize in local produce and meats like:

-Hydroponic tomatoes and cucumbers
-On Farm & Locally Grown Lettuce
-Local, organically Raised Farm Eggs
-Local “Happy Steer” Hormone and Antibiotic Free Meat
-Local Hormone & Antibiotic Free Chicken

Not to mention all of the other vegetables, annual, and perennial plants along with lots of fruit trees ready for the spring planting!

And coming soon, that new farm market we just mentioned, featuring hot teas & coffee, muffins, and bread. They’re open now, but be looking for the grand opening of the new and larger farm market in just a few days!

Visit them on the web at or call them at 540-456-7100.

Jace Fiddle Market
This week’s featured music artists are The Red Drum Ramblers, featuring local musician, Jace Goodling seen above at last year’s Nelson Farmers Market in Nellysford. Scroll down for lots more info on them.

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Click the image above for the ski and slope conditions at Wintergreen Resort.

Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 71°/27° – RAIN: 0.00″
Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 61°/40° – RAIN: 0.00″
Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : °/° – RAIN: 0.00″ offline unavaliable
Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ Beech Grove, VA : °/° – RAIN: 0.00″ offline unavailable
Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 70°/30° – RAIN: 0.00″
Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 69°/39° – RAIN: 0.00″
Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA : 71°/35° – RAIN: 0.00

First out of the chute today a big congrats to the NCHS Boys Basketball team for another win! Our faithful NCL reader and crowned sports reporter Judy Serkes of Woods Mill has the details here and updates on the next game this coming Saturday against Chesterfield Community High School. Hat tip to Judy for keeping us posted on this! And good luck to the team this weekend!

Also want to say hello to Bill Stockton of Schuyler, VA. He and his wife recently bought and reopened Randolph’s Country Store on Glade Road just outside of Schuyler. You can read more about them by clicking here. Glad to hear the store had some new owners and we wish the best to Mr. Randolph in his retirement.

Lots to talk over in the weather department for the next 24 hours so get to it, shall we! Wasn’t Monday about the best? Other than some windy conditions from time to time, it was a very pleasant day with low 70’s for afternoon highs in the valley and even pleasant low 60’s on the mountains. That’s kind of what those two bluebirds thought in the weather picture sent to us by Henri & Elaine Weems of Rodes Farm. Tuesday will be another warm day with temps nearing the 70° mark once again in the valley. If we squeeze out enough sunshine early, we might even top some of the Monday high temps. Like yesterday it will be breezy once again. There is a flood watch this afternoon through Wednesday morning. We do have the chance for some heavy rainfall especially into evening hours tonight. Some of us may even see a thunderstorm or two.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of the Mid Atlantic and Virginia under the potential for severe weather.

Click on the image above for the latest updated information.

Essentially they are talking about the potential for severe thunderstorms on the increase and the potential for tornadoes. This needs closer examination and I will post a mid day update Tuesday if the situation warrants it. Right now I’d say keep an eye on it, but let’s now get freaked out over it just yet. These systems have a reputation for falling apart by the time they reach the mountains, thought this time of year the dynamics are changing. so we’ll keep out an eye on it.

After this system moves east on Wednesday expect cooler temperatures, not cold, but chilly for sure. The the chance for some snow showers Thursday & Friday night. Again, cooler weather but nothing extremely cold in the forecast at this point.

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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: Rodes Farm, Avon, Massies Mill, Ennis Mountain, & Crozet

Tuesday: href=””>Flood Watch in the afternoon with thunderstorms developing late day. Windy & mild.
* Highs Valley: 68-71°
*On the mountains: 59-62°
*Winds: SW 15-25 & gusty
*OVERNIGHT: Flood Watch continues overnight with thunderstorms and possibly heavy winds & rain over much of the area. Lows valley: 48-51° : Mountains: 40-43° : Winds: S 10-20 MPH gusting to 30.

Wednesday: Lingering morning showers east of BRP then mostly sunny by noon. Breezy & cooler.
* Highs Valley: 54-57° steady or dropping late day
*On the mountains: 43-46° steady or dropping late day
*Winds: W 10-15 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming partly cloudy. Lows valley: 31-34° : Mountains: 29-32° : Winds: SW 5-10 MPH becoming L & V

The remainder of the week: Thursday becomes mostly cloudy by evening with temps in the upper 50’s valley and near 50° mountains. There’s a chance of a rain snow mix Thursday night with valley lows in the lower 30’s and mountains upper 20’s. Friday looks cloudy with scattered showers and temps in the low 50’s valley and mid 40’s mountains.

By the weekend skies become partly to mostly sunny and cooler with temps in the mid to upper 40’s valley upper 30’s mountains for daytime highs.

The Red Drum Ramblers take out with Mr. Boomer Johnson from their recording cut last month @ Jess & Jen’s.

Have a great Tuesday everyone, we’ll keep an eye on the weather and update if needed later today.

Know your Nelson.COM

Here’s how Jace describes the makeup of The Red Drum Ramblers in his own humorous words!

Hi Tommy,
Wow! That fiddle will blast open your eyelids faster than yesterday’s coffee re-heated over an open flame, eh?!
I caught the initial Red Drum Ramblers offering this morning, and wanted to contact and update you Here’s the scoop: The Red Drum Ramblers are Jace Goodling (fiddle and vocals) and Tim Scruby (pronounced just like it’s spelled, kind of rhyming with Scooby, as in …Doo, but with an “R” thrown in) clawhammer banjo. That’s our “normal” line-up. We are both actually certifiable “Natives” to the area. Tim grew up in Waynesboro and lives just over the county line (on the Albemarle side) in Afton. I grew up in an apple orchard just on the other side of Batesville and have lived the last twenty one years in Afton. (You know the story: grew up, went to college, learned “go west, young man”, and made it seven miles to Afton….been here ever since)
For this recording, we were fortunate enough to have our good friend and excellent musician, Jesse Fiske, accompanying us on guitar and harmonica. Jesse is one of the original members of the band, “The Hackensaw Boys” from Charlottesville, currently touring all around the western part of the United States. Jesse did the recording for us at his house (thus the note, “Jess and Jen’s” on the CD,,,, his girlfriend, Jen Fleish, plays acoustic dog house bass for “Jim Waive and The Young Divorcees”). We’ve actually never recorded an official CD, as in a commercial venture worthy of commerce and trade, so you have the “original”…..and as I mentioned, they’re all “one takes”: something that Monkeyclaus folks probably shudder to think about. HA! But even if there is some demented soul out there that would want to hear more of our music, he’d have to come see us “Live”. In addition to the Nelson Farmers’ Market, we perform at Stone Soup Cafe, a neat little book store/ cafe’ on Main street in Waynesboro. We’re also available for house parties and barn dances. We play “old time” music, NOT blue grass, and we like to stay fairly loyal to the old time mountain music songs as we learned them: ragged but right.
Thanks much,


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