Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine
Photography By Tommy Stafford
For Nelson County Life Magazine Â©2008
Smoke Over The BRP Fires
Let’s see, $3.25 a gallon X a 15 gallon tank = $48.75 ! Wow, that’s just to fill up. Making that long trip to a city grocery is costing lots more these days, not to mention the worries over just where your food is coming from. You don’t have to worry over at Ken & Yvonne Harris’ a.m Fog on Route 151 at the Nelson-Albemarle County Line. They are as close to the farm as you can get!
Right now they’ve got; Asparagus, Lettuce, Cucumbers, STRAWBERRIES, strawberry onions (the best!!!), roasting potatoes, Idaho potatoes, carrots, green peppers, farm eggs, meat, & fresh baked bread.
And yea, they still have my favorite:
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 is here!
And have you seen that new beautiful farm market going up, they are just days from opening, they’ll be 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.
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 75Â°/43Â° – RAIN MARCH: 3.81″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 61Â°/38Â° – RAIN MARCH: 4.83″ – 1″ Snow
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : Â°74/31Â° – RAIN MARCH: 6.65″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ Beech Grove, VA : N/AÂ°/N/AÂ° – RAIN MARCH: 5.53″ STATION OUT OF SERVICE
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 73Â°/34Â° – RAIN: 0.00″ Monthly Total Currently Unavailable
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 72Â°/44Â° – RAIN MARCH: 2.65″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA : 76Â°/N/AÂ° – RAIN: 0.00 Monthly Total Currently Unavailable
Before I get off into the weather today, we want to send out a big congratulations to Jeff and Jan Vogelgesang, (her stage name is Jan Smith) of Heards Mountain. You heard a little of Jan’s singing at the start of today’s weather, we’ll have more in a few minutes. Jan and Jeff became the proud parents of a new baby boy this past Tuesday. Louis Edward was born at 11:09 AM Tuesday morning, and weighed a whopping 9 pounds! Know Jan’s glad to have that fellow out in the world! Congrats again to Jeff & Jan on their new addition! Yvette talked to Jan yesterday and she’s doing fine!
What a fantastic day Wednesday was! Temps warmed even a little higher than predicted into the mid 70’s for the valley and around 60Â° on the mountains. Speaking of the mountains, what a time they’ve had along the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Augusta side. A forest fire has been burning up there over the past day. Though it’s not affected anyone in Nelson the smoke sure has. For about as far east as you could go from the fires, you could see the smoke. The photo above is what it you saw just before dark Wednesday looking back toward the parkway from the Greenfield – Taylor Creek Road area. You read lots more about the fires by clicking on our original post here. One good thing that’s in the favor of the folks fighting the fires, is the fact we have higher humidities and some rain on the way in the next 24 hours.
Look for another mild day today with afternoon temperatures around the 70 degree mark, perhaps even warmer in areas that see ample sunshine. Clouds on the average, will be increasing throughout the day. Light sprinkles or even a renegade shower is not out of the question, but better chances for rain happen tonight into Friday. Even with the clouds and rain, temperatures hold up and stay mild through the period.
By the weekend, chances for rain diminish, but so do the temperatures, cooling to the 50’s once again for daytime highs.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: BRP, Afton, Love, and Tyro
Thursday:Becoming mostly cloudy throughout the day. Hazy from BRP fires. Warm with light showers.
* Highs Valley: 68-71Â°
*On the mountains: 57-60Â° (Hazy conditions from forest fires)
*Winds: SW 10-15 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Cloudy with scattered showers. Lows valley: 51-54Â° : Mountains: 47-50Â° : Winds: SW 10-15 MPH
Friday: Mostly cloudy & warm with scattered showers and isolated thundershowers possible in the afternoon.
* Highs Valley: 73-76Â°
*On the mountains: 62-65Â°
*Winds: SW 10-15 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Cloudy with scattered showers continuing, ending toward daylight. Cooler. Lows valley: 40-43Â° : Mountains: 31-34Â° : Winds: W 10-15 MPH shifting N after midnight.
The weekend looks dry after lingering showers Saturday morning with temps only reaching the mid 50’s valley and mid 40’s mountains. Sunday is sunny with highs in the lower 50’s valley and mid 40’s mountains.
Rain is back in the forecast early next week.
Jan Smith, takes us out with Half The Treasure from her 29 Dances CD.
Have a great Thursday everyone!
Want to have Jan & The Honeybirds play at your special event, click on the image above to find out how!
Or visit their website by clicking here.
Louisville, Kentucky native Jan Smith writes songs rooted in vibrant imagery and sincere, stark emotion. The artists whose music she grew up with â€” Merle Haggard, Nina Simone, and Townes Van Zant among many others â€“ influence her work, as does the traditional bluegrass music of her new home in the mountains of central Virginia.
On April 4, 2006, Landslide Records released “29 Dances,” produced in Nashville by Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley). The record features Johnny Hiland, Byron House (Sam Bush, Nickel Creek), Pat McInerney (Nanci Griffith), Randy Kohrs, David Talbot (the Grascals), Mark Fain (Ricky Skaggs), Robert Bowlin (Bill Monroe), Patty Mitchell, and Smith’s partner, Jeff Vogelgesang.