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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine
Photography By Ann Strober
For Nelson County Life Magazine Â©2008
Bird In The Wind
Boy wasn’t yesterday a nice one! Warmer weather is on the way. That means you should start thinking about your garden. Ken and Yvonne Harris at a.m. Fog on the Nelson-Albemarle County Line along Route 151 have been getting their plants ready all winter long so you’ll be able to plant this coming Spring. Have you ever been there and met those guys? What a nice couple! They’re products are as close to farm as possible. You won’t find ingredients you can’t read or pronounce at their place!
They specialize in local produce and meats like:
-Hydroponic tomatoes and cucumbers
-On Farm & Locally Grown Lettuce
-Local, organically Raised Farm Eggs
-Local â€œHappy Steerâ€ 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 www.amfog.net 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. And don’t forget the NCHS boy’s basketball team plays tonight in the state semi finals in Richmond. You can see the breakdown of times and teams by clicking here. NCL’s, Hayley Osborne will be in Richmond covering all of the action!
Got this from our buddy Anne Marie Jones on Tuesday from Wintergreen Resort:
WINTERGREEN, VAâ€”Donâ€™t let the balmy weather fool you. Some of the best slope conditions of the year at available right now atop the Blue Ridge Mountains at Wintergreen Resort. Thanks to energetic snowmaking, the resort remains open with an average snowbase of 16-35 inches.
â€œThe time we spent building our snowbase was well spent,â€ said Jay Roberts, Vice President of Mountain Operations at Wintergreen Resort. â€œGuests continue to compliment us on the quantity and quality of the snow on all of our trails, including our tubing hills. Itâ€™s great to see so many enjoying great conditions along with the great weather. Based on the current conditions, we fully anticipate being open until at least March 23, so thereâ€™s plenty of good skiing left.â€
For the most current information on slope conditions, guests should visit www.wintergreenresort.com.
For skiers and snowboarders, the 11,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain resort offers 25 slopes, featuring extensive beginner-to-expert terrain. Add Wintergreenâ€™s two incredible snowtubing parks, a terrain park, high-speed chairlifts and one of the countryâ€™s top snowmaking systems, and itâ€™s no wonder Wintergreen was voted the â€œBest Ski Resortâ€ by the readers of the WashingtonPost.com for the second year running!
There’s still good skiing on the mountain so check it out, there’s only a short time left to hit the slopes before warmer weather moves in!
–Tuesday’s High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 61Â°/31Â° – RAIN MARCH: 2.82″
–Tuesday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 51Â°/30Â° – RAIN MARCH: 3.36.”
–Tuesday’s High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : Â°59/29Â° – RAIN MARCH: 4.47″
–Tuesday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ Beech Grove, VA : 59Â°/33Â° – RAIN MARCH: 3.63″
–Tuesday’s High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 58Â°/32Â° – RAIN: 0.00″ Monthly Total Currently Unavailable
–Tuesday’s High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 57Â°/36Â° – RAIN MARCH: 1.22″
–Tuesday’s High / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA : 56Â°/31Â° – RAIN: 0.00 Monthly Total Currently Unavailable
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A quick thanks to our trusty Ann Strober of Nellysford for today’s funny pic of the bird at the top of today’s weather. The first pic, wind, the second no wind! No explanation needed! We appreciate Ann sending us the photo, and remind you if you’d like to send a picture in of something nice for the weather, simply send it to: weather -at- NelsonCountyLife.com Instead of using “-at-” use @ – we put that there to keep those nasty internet robots from grabbing our addresses and sending us spam!
Tuesday was even better than Monday. Did you get a chance to enjoy the outdoors yesterday? Temps again warmed nicely to the lower 60’s in the valley and low 50’s mountains. It felt even nice as a southerly wind began kicking in for the afternoon bringing in milder temps. Wednesday will be a tad better, though a westerly wind will make it feel a little chilly if your right out in it. And Thursday, a very nice one. I wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t pull out a 70Â° degree reading on Thursday in some locations.
It’s pretty easy to see that our temps are moderating now with each passing day. We’re by no means out of the winter business, but the milder temps rebound much more quickly as we head toward Spring.
By Friday afternoon and Saturday we do have the chance for rain in the forecast, but temperatures stay relatively mild even with the rain. Other than those couple of days the forecast is pretty uneventful over the extended period.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Nellysford, Scottsville, Tyro, and Piney River
Wednesday: Sunny & continued pleasant.
* Highs Valley: 62-65Â°
*On the mountains: 50-53Â°
*Winds: W 10-15 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows valley: 36-39Â° : Mountains: 37-40Â° : Winds: L & V
Thursday: Partly sunny & warm.
* Highs Valley: 65-68Â°
*On the mountains: 59-62Â°
*Winds: S 10-15 MPH
*OVERNIGHT:Becoming mostly cloudy and not as cold. Lows valley: 42-45Â° : Mountains: 43-45Â° : Winds: SW 5-10
The remainder of the week into the weekend has rain in the forecast by Friday afternoon. Rain continues on Saturday. Sunday looks mostly cloudy and dry right now. Overnight lows seasonal 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 Land of 1000 Dances
from their 2006-2007 CD.
Have a great Wednesday everyone!
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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 youtube.com 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