Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine
Photography By Milly Colella
For Nelson County Life Magazine Â©2008
Sunset At The Rockfish Airpark
There’s something about early Spring. You begin seeing hints of green, and then wham, snowflakes! Where did they come from. That’s part of the ritual in moving from Winter to warmer weather. It can’t really decide what it wants to do. But there’s one decision you don’t have to fret over, that’s stopping in at Ken & Yvonne Harris’ a.m. Fog on the Nelson-Albemarle Line along Route 151. They are as close to the farm as you can get!
Right now while Spring is still trying to make up it’s mind, they’ve already 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 the trusty:
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 OPEN FOR BUSINESS NOW, and soon they’ll be featuring hot teas, coffee, muffins, and bread.
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 : 67Â°/40Â° – RAIN APRIL: 0.06″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 29Â°/54Â° – RAIN APRIL: 0.10″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : Â°62/38Â° – RAIN APRIL: 0.25″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 66Â°/45Â° – RAIN APRIL: 0.00″ Monthly Total Unavailable
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 65Â°/44Â° – RAIN APRIL: 0.10″
–WEDNESDAY’SHigh / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA : 62Â°/52Â° – RAIN APRIL: 0.22
Wednesday started off cloudy and cold with sun coming out by afternoon and warming things up a fair bit. Milly Colella caught a great sunset recently over at the Rockfish Airpark near Spruce Creek and e-mailed that off to us. A beautiful ending to the day, thanks for the picture Milly! The northerly winds still kept it pretty chilly Wednesday if you were in the shade. Overnight we dropped back down with many locations seeing 20’s for low temperatures by this morning.
Today will start out with some sun then mostly cloudy skies the rule by afternoon with showers likely. A stray shower can’t be ruled out this morning, but the bulk of the rain will come later in the day and tonight. Depending on how much sun, if hardly any, we get early in the day will determine how cool the day stays. Right now the thinking is we’ll only reach the low and mid 50’s for afternoon highs due to the cloud cover and rain showers developing.
Rain continues overnight tonight with temperatures actually rising during the nighttime hours as a warm front moves across the area putting Nelson in the warm sector. By Friday we actually get into the 70’s even with showers continuing early. Thundershowers are possible late day Friday into Friday night as well.
By Saturday I think we’ll have some morning showers, but do believe some sun will work in for the afternoon. Temps stay relatively mild in the low and mid 60’s for valley highs and upper 50’s mountains.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Spruce Creek, Montebello, Piney River and Arrington
Thursday: Morning sun and isolated showers, then cloudy with rain developing in the afternoon. Cooler.
* Highs Valley: 52-55Â° warmer if we get ample sunshine
*On the mountains: 46-49Â°
*Winds: SE 10-15 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Rain. Temps rising overnight. Lows valley: 40-43Â° : Mountains: 38-41Â° : Winds: S 5-10 MPH
Friday: Cloudy early with showers then partly cloudy and much warmer.
* Highs Valley: 73-76Â°
*On the mountains: 64-67Â°
*Winds: SW 10-20 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Scattered thundershowers. Lows valley: 52-55Â° : Mountains: 49-52Â° : Winds: SW 10-15 MPH.
The weekend has rain in the forecast until afternoon Saturday when skies become partly cloudy. Temps remain pretty fair during the period with mid 60’s for daytimes highs in the valley and around around 60Â° on the mountains. Overnight lows generally in the 40’s and 50’s.
Have a great Thursday everyone!