Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine
My childhood days were filled with memories of hot summer afternoons on the farm. Now back there it was cotton fields for as far as the eye could see. Down near the Mississippi River the sun would set over a distant barge pushing his way down to New Orleans. But the thing I remember most were those family farms, mom and pop types selling their vegetables along side the road.
Ken and Yvonne Harris at a.m. Fog on the Nelson-Albemarle County Line along Route 151 in Afton capture that kind of feel.
No you won’t see a tug headed down the Missip, but the family farm feel is there alive and well. Right now they have 6 kinds of lettuce. spinach, kale, brocoli, cabbage and veggie start. 26 types of heirloom tomatoes are on the way, plus sweet peppers, and a big selection of HOT peppers!
Just liste to some of what you can get now; asparagus, lettuce, cucumbers, STRAWBERRIES, strawberry onions (the best!!!), roasting potatoes, Idaho potatoes, carrots, green peppers, farm eggs, meat, and fresh baked bread.
And yea, not to worry, some on fellow, 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 season.
Have you seen that beautiful farm market? It’s OPEN FOR BUSINESS NOW, and before long stop in for hot teas, coffee, muffins, and bread while you take a look around, that could take while, there’s lots to see!
Visit them on the web at www.amfog.net or call them at 540-456-7100.
Rain totals as of 11:00 PM EDT Monday night:
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 79Â°/47Â° – RAIN : 0.04″ – YTD: 9.99″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : N/AÂ°/N/AÂ° – RAIN : N/A” – YTD: 16.11″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 79Â°/44Â° – RAIN : 0.04″ – YTD: 16.95″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 76Â°/45Â° – RAIN : 0.00″
–WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 77Â°/52Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 6.76″ (estimated rainfall)
Thanks again to Henri and Elaine Weems of Rodes Farm for the late Spring photo above. Now that is a beautiful snapshot with all of the flowers blooming in the pasture!
After some rumbles of thunder Monday night, Tuesday ended up being a beautiful day. Most stations picked up around .04″ of rain just after midnight for rain totals on Tuesday. Some light to moderate showers formed again Tuesday evening around dark adding to the rain bucket.
Phil D’Ambola at D’Ambolas Restaurant in Afton e-mailed to let me know that even though I am not there to report the weather from Nelson, he’s keeping an eye on it for me!
Phil D’Ambola wrote:
Last night, Monday we had quite the thunderstorm, plenty of lighting
(bolt,sheet and ground up) lots of thunder, rain was not that much. Just
thought I would let you know what the weather is really like.
Nice to know the weather department is being staffed by my chef weather intern while away! So Phil, can I get some of that zucchini appetizer here in TN? Maybe you can Fed Ex it down!
Today will be a very nice day with warm temperatures once again. Temps reach the lower 80’s for afternoon highs. Winds start out light early in the day, but get sometimes breezy in the afternoon from the SW.
By Thursday chances for afternoon thunderstorms enter the forecast, but temps are still warm, topping out around 80Â°. Showers continue overnight Thursday but begin to taper off during the day Friday. Temps cool to near 70Â° for daytime highs by week’s end and into the upper 60’s by late weekend with chances for showers once again.
Right now the coming weekend looks partly sunny Saturday with slight rain chances again Sunday. Temps hold in the upper 60’s to around 70Â° during the period.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Nellysford, Arrington, Ennis Mountain, and Beech Grove.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and continued warm.
* Highs Valley: 79-82Â°
*On the mountains: 70-73Â°
*Winds: W-5 becoming SW 10-15 by afternoon
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming mostly cloudy and mild. Lows valley: 57-60Â° : Mountains: 50-53Â° : Winds: SW 10-15 MPH
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, AM showers, then T-Storms by afternoon.
* Highs Valley: 77-80Â°
*On the mountains: 68-71Â°
*Winds: SW 5-10 MPH.
*OVERNIGHT: Scattered showers & T-Storms. Lows valley: 60-63Â° : Mountains: 54-57Â° : Winds: S 5-10 MPH
Next weekend looks seasonal with a chance for showers again by Sunday.
Have a great Wednesday everyone!