WEATHER : MONDAY : Wintergreen & Nelson, VA : Isolated T-Storms : Cooler : Updated 1PM EDT


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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine


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Nelson County Life Magazine ©2008
Pre-Mother’s Day Plant Sale
Afton, Virginia

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Don’t you just love it when you see folks doing something good…No I mean really good. moving some place, taking a leap of faith, and doing in their heart what they know’s right. That’s Ken and Yvonne Harris. They’ve made Afton and the Rockfish Valley their home. Heck, they’re already raising the next generation of Harris’ now. Farming and farming right is the way they do things.

At a.m. Fog on the Nelson-Albemarle County Line along Route 151 in Afton. They’re as close to the farm as you can get with plenty of fresh meats and vegetables.

They tell me right now they have veggie start, 6 kinds of lettuce. spinach, kale, brocoli, cabbage. And soon they’ll have 26 types of heirloom tomatoes, sweet peppers, and a big selection of HOT HOT HOT HOT, did I say HOT, YIKES! peppers!

They’ve already got; asparagus, lettuce, cucumbers, STRAWBERRIES, strawberry onions (the best!!!), roasting potatoes, Idaho potatoes, carrots, green peppers, farm eggs, meat, and fresh baked bread.

And yea, they still have my favorite the trusty:
-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 fruit trees ready for the spring planting! It’s time!

That new beautiful farm market is OPEN FOR BUSINESS NOW, and before long stop in for hot teas, coffee, muffins, and bread while you take a look around.

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

Rain as of 1:00 PM Monday afternoon:

SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 71°/57° – RAIN : 1.04″ – YTD: 8.44″
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 58°/50° – RAIN : 1.14″ – YTD: 14.77″
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 69°/54° – RAIN : 1.26″ – YTD: 14.96″
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 69°/57° – Rain Unavailable
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 69°/55° – RAIN : 0.61″ – YTD: 4.50″ (estimated rainfall)

Other area rainfall totals by clicking here.

Though we started this Monday with rain showers across the area, we had a little bit of everything over the past weekend. Saturday started sunny and hot with some locations reaching the upper 80’s for afternoon highs. But, that quickly gave way to cooler temperatures as thunderstorms moved in.

Sunday was a mostly cloudy day, but we did see enough sunshine in the late afternoon to heat things up to around 70° at most locations. The weather cooperated for the annual Pre-Mother’s Day Plant Sale in today’s weather photo above. By last night the rain started moving back in and will stay with us most of Monday with thunderstorms developing this afternoon and evening.

The first half of the week looks cool with nighttime lows in the mid 30’s for the valley and lower 30’s mountains. We end the week with better weather and more seasonal and warmer temps.

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Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead

Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Afton, Montebello, Lovingston, and Crozet

MONDAY: Morning showers, then thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Highs Valley: 65-68°
*On the mountains: 57-60°
*Winds: S 5-10 MPH becoming W 10-15 MPH in the afternoon.
*OVERNIGHT: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms in the evening then showers after midnight. Lows valley: 46-49° : Mountains: 44-47° : Winds: W 10-15 MPH

TUESDAY: Becoming partly sunny after early morning showers. Cool.
* Highs Valley: 64-67°
*On the mountains: 46-49°
*Winds: NW 10-15 MPH.
*OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy and cold. Lows valley: 34-37° : Mountains: 31-34° : Winds: NW 5-10 MPH

The rest of the week looks generally dry until Friday night when showers return to the forecast. Highs on Wednesday mid 60’s rising to the mid 70’s Thursday and upper 70’s Friday. Thunderstorms are back in the forecast by next weekend with temps in the 70’s.

Have a great Monday everyone!


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