Wintergreen, VA Weather : Monday : Partly Sunny & Fair : Snow Showers Overnight : Milder Week Ahead


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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine


NCHS Quarterfinals Against Chesterfield
Amherst, Virginia

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Photography By Hayley Osborne
E-mail: Hayley -at-
©2008 Nelson County Life Magazine

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If you remembered this past weekend you should have “sprung” forward by one hour on the time. That’s a sure sign that Spring isn’t far away! a.m. Fog on the Albemarle-Nelson County Line along Route 151 is the place to get ready for your Spring planting and flowers. Plus all of that fresh produce they grow every year. Nothing like fresh vegetables on the table!

Their new Farm Market is 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! Spring begins on March 20!

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.

Nelson County High School Marching Governors

The Nelson County High Marching Governors Band continues as our highlighted music this week. Everyone over at NCHS is fired up now after their win against Chesterfield this past weekend in the quarterfinals. Our Hayley Osborne was on hand taking pictures of the action played at Amherst shown in today’s photo above. The Governors won by a score of 66-61. You can see all of Hayley’s pics by clicking here, plus all of the information about their next game later this week in Richmond.

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

A quick reminder that skiing is still going on up at Wintergreen and from what we are told by our weather watcher, John Taylor, it’s really good in spite of the rain and warmer temps a few days ago. You can read his entire analysis here. Last night he sent this photo taken Sunday of Eagle’s Swoop.

Though there’s a little bit of brown showing through, John says they have been able to make snow and keep adding to the coverage. Thanks for the photo John!

Sunday”s High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 53°/26° – RAIN MARCH: 2.80″
Sunday”s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 37°/11° – RAIN MARCH: 3.32.”
Sunday”s High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : °52/23° – RAIN MARCH: 4.37″
Sunday”s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ Beech Grove, VA : 51°/26° – RAIN MARCH: 3.51″
Sunday”s High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 50°/22° – RAIN: 0.00″ Monthly Total Currently Unavailable
Sunday”s High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 52°/25° – RAIN: 0.00″ Monthly Total Currently Unavailable
Sunday”s High / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA : 51°/32° – RAIN: 0.00 Monthly Total Currently Unavailable

Before we take off today, want to bring your attention to something we added over the weekend. We have a handy RSS Feed link on the top right of our site in two different spots. Our site’s always had the capability, but this makes it easier to subscribe. Simply click on either one up there in the upper right and then you can use the RSS Reader of your choice to stay up on anything happening from our site. For those of you that aren’t familiar with RSS, click here and you can read more about it. Just about every modern internet browser has the capability to subscribe to RSS Feeds built in. RSS keeps you from having to manually check the site to see if something new has been posted, RSS automatically keeps up with it for you. It’s great for severe weather or breaking news events. Try it out!

The last half of the weekend was sunny and dry, but we started off with lots of rain and wind. Just about everyone got at least an inch or two of rain before it all ended late Saturday. That’s makes some pretty nice rain totals for the month so far. We’ll be appreciating that as we head toward those hotter days of summer in just 2-3 months when things tend to dry out quickly.

Monday will be a mighty nice day. Still just a tiny chill in the air, but we will easily warm to the low and mid 50’s for afternoon highs in the valley with a light southerly wind. Monday night we could see a few snow showers across the area as a weak low pressure meanders through. Most of the week looks dry and milder until we reach Friday when rain is back in the forecast, but temps overall are beginning to moderate on the average as we are quickly entering the final few days of official winter during the next two weeks.

Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground

Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead

Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Lovingston, Devil’s Knob, Montebello, and Massies Mill

Monday: A cool start then partly sunny & fair. Increasing clouds in the afternoon.
* Highs Valley: 50-53°
*On the mountains: 41-44°
*Winds: S 5-10 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Mostly cloudy with snow showers developing after midnight. Lows valley: 31-34° : Mountains: 27-30° : Winds: SW 5-10 MPH becoming W after midnight

Tuesday: An early morning lingering snow shower then becoming sunny and milder.
* Highs Valley: 53-56°
*On the mountains: 47-50°
*Winds: W 5-10 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming partly cloudy. Lows valley: 30-33° : Mountains: 26-29° : Winds: SW 5-10

The remainder of the week looks generally dry with temps warming to the low 60’s by Wednesday and Thursday – near 60° Friday when rain reenters the forecast. Overnight lows generally mid 30’s to low 40’s valley during that period, slightly cooler mountains.

The Nelson County High Marching Governors Band takes us out with The Horse
from their 2006-2007 CD.

Have a great Monday everyone!

Know your Nelson.COM


Here’s some additional info Taylor sent along about the band:
Our Show this past year was featuring music from Styx. In the show, there was a drum break where the whole band danced, I actually recorded it and put it on In that video they had just learned the dance about 30 minutes before that. Thats how good these kids are!

The Band begins in the summer at the end of July and the beginning of August for Band Camp which is usually about 2 weeks long for some of them. The days go from 8am-5pm, then once school starts its 2 hours after school 3 days a week, 4 days a week when we have a game or competition. So a lot of practice on the field and off the field goes into our show. Then our completions we travel all over. We have been locally to Staunton, Stuarts Draft, and Amherst. Then we go all the way to Harrisonburg to JMU and we then went to Richmond. In previous years we have been the Danville, Lynchburg, and 3 years ago we had the chance to travel to Disney World and march down towards the castle. We also perform yearly at the Christmas Parade in Lovingston. All this is usually done from the end of July to the Beginning of December. Marching Band is our biggest ensemble of the year. Let me know if you have any questions, I think I covered all of our bases.

Here are our results from our competitions this past year:
The Nelson County High School Marching Governors concluded their season with a competition at Mills E. Godwin High School in Richmond Virginia.

2nd Place Drum Major Frankie Walton

2nd Place Drumline

3rd Place Color Guard


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