Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine
Regional Animated Radar
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 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 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 www.amfog.net or call them at 540-456-7100.
Rain as of 11:59 PM last night:
–MONDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 66Â°/53Â° – RAIN : 1.12″ – YTD: 8.60″
–MONDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 53Â°/46Â° – RAIN : 1.16″ – YTD: 14.95″
–MONDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 67Â°/52Â° – RAIN : 1.35″ – YTD: 15.23″
–MONDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 67Â°/53Â° – RAIN : 0.65″ VIA AWFS
–MONDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 63Â°/53Â° – RAIN : 0.61″ – YTD: 4.50″ (estimated rainfall)
Other area rainfall totals by clicking here.
Thanks to John Taylor up at Wintergreen for today’s weather photo. He took this from up top looking down into the valley yesterday afternoon as the low clouds were hanging in the valley. Pretty nice view!
We started off the week rainy but should end it on a much nicer note, however, not before some pretty cool, if not cold, weather moves in tonight before we start the return to more normal temperatures on Thursday. Lots of stations over the past 48 hours have seen plenty of rain, and though we may see a bit in the first part of Tuesday, most folks will see some sun by the noon hour, continuing into the afternoon. We did see just enough sun Monday to to shove the afternoon temps near 70Â° in a coupe of locations, but it didn’t last long before clouds took back over.
After a cold night tonight we begin a gradual warm up for the next several days.
And yep, you guessed it! The rain is back just in time for the weekend, starting Friday night. This makes the forth straight weekend we will have washed out if the extended forecast holds true.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Devil’s Knob, Amherst, Shipman, and Greenwood
TUESDAY: Light morning showers ending then some sun by afternoon. Cool and occasionally breezy early.
* Highs Valley: 63-66Â°
*On the mountains: 47-50Â°
*Winds: NW 10-15 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming clear and colder. Lows valley: 36-39Â° : Mountains: 33-36Â° : Winds: NW 10-15 MPH
WEDNESDAY: Continued cool, but much more sun.
* Highs Valley: 62-65Â°
*On the mountains: 53-56Â°
*Winds: W 5-10 MPH.
*OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy and not as cold. Lows valley: 41-44Â° : Mountains: 39-42Â° : Winds: SW 5-10 MPH
The rest of the week looks dry until Friday night when showers move back in. Highs on Thursday mid 70’s rising to the around 80Â° Friday. Showers and thunderstorms are back in the forecast by next weekend with temps in the 70’s Saturday, cooling to the upper 60’s Sunday.
Have a great Tuesday everyone!