WEATHER : MONDAY : Mostly Sunny & Nice! : Then Rainy Again : Great Memorial Weekend Shaping UP!


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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine


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Nelson County Life Magazine ©2008
6th Annual Band Fair @ Cardinal Point Winery
Afton, Virginia

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The new farm market at a.m. Fog in Afton. Thanks to Chuck Strauss for the latest pic!

Not long ago I went back to Tennessee to visit my folks on the farm. You’ve heard me talk about my days back there as a kid. They were some mighty good ones, just like my grown up days here in the mountains. I was remembering this old man that lived across the road by the name of, Son Johnson. I’d always walk up to his house and remember those chickens running all over the place. He was farm raising eggs and meat long before it was trendy. Just good, down home, quality food.

Ken and Yvonne Harris at a.m. Fog on the Nelson-Albemarle County Line along Route 151 in Afton do the same thing.

My old friend Son is long gone these days. His house isn’t even there anymore, but Ken and Yvonne’s is. Right now they have spinach, kale, brocoli, cabbage and veggie start, 6 kinds of lettuce, 26 types of heirloom tomatoes, plus sweet peppers, and a big selection of HOT peppers! Heck for your Hawaiian flair how about pineapple, and back home…maybe a little watermelon!

And look what else they have: asparagus, lettuce, cucumbers, STRAWBERRIES, strawberry onions (the best!!!), roasting potatoes, Idaho potatoes, carrots, green peppers, farm eggs, meat, and fresh baked bread.

And yea, my buddy, the trusty:
-Local “Happy Steer” Hormone and Antibiotic Free Meat
-Local Hormone & Antibiotic Free Chicken

Not to mention the countless other vegetables, annual, and perennial plants along with fruit trees ready for planting.

The beautiful new farm market is OPEN FOR BUSINESS NOW, and just on the horizon, hot teas, coffee, muffins, and bread while you take a look around.

If you do the WWW thing you can visit them on the web at If you don’t, they are the kind of folks who still answer the phone, now there’s a concept! Call ’em at 540-456-7100.

Rainfall totals as of midnight Sunday night:
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 71°/53° – RAIN : T” – YTD: 13.96″
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 58°/51° – RAIN 0.02″ – YTD: 20.15″
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 65°/47° – RAIN : 0.02″ – YTD: 19.89″
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 65°/51° – RAIN : 0.02″ – YTD: 8.48″
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 66°/54° – RAIN : T” – YTD: 8.30″

Other area rainfall totals by clicking here.

Band Fair 2008, the 6th annual, is in the history books now! In spite of the cool temps and an occasional light shower, this year’s event went off perfectly with lots of folks coming out for an afternoon of fun as you can see in the photo above. They had a silent auction, music, games, and much, much more! You can see more pictures from Sunday’s event by clicking here.

A quick thanks to Chuck Strauss today. He sent us an updated photo from up at a.m. Fog on the progress there. They are almost completely done! Thanks for the update Chuck!

Most folks stayed in the dry Sunday, though showers weren’t far away much of the afternoon, the stronger storms forecast never developed since we stayed under cloud cover about the entire day. That kept the temperatures down and the potential for thunderstorm development low. Some locations south and east did see some thunderstorm development, but again most places in Nelson didn’t get much out of the system as it worked through Central Virginia. By late evening skies were clearing either side of the BRP and much of the night was partly cloudy or clear.

Today will be a nice one! Mostly sunny skies and mild temps, however breezy winds will still make it feel chilly from time to time. Tonight rain is back in after midnight continuing through roughly Tuesday afternoon. After that, we finally break the pattern of the past month and, at least right now, the extended forecast into Memorial Day weekend looks dry and mild. Beyond that it looks like hotter, temperatures will finally start becoming more commonplace.

Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground

Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead

Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Afton, Batesville, Piney River, and Whetstone Ridge.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny, mild and breezy.
* Highs Valley: 70-73°
*On the mountains: 57-60°
*Winds: W 10-20 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming cloudy with showers after midnight. Lows valley: 45-48° : Mountains: 41-44° : Winds: W 5-10 MPH with higher gusts in the evening.

TUESDAY: Showers likely. Cooler.
* Highs Valley: 64-67°
*On the mountains: 55-58°
*Winds: S-5 MPH becoming W in the afternoon.
*OVERNIGHT: Rain ending and cloudy. Lows valley: 45-48° : Mountains: 42-45° : Winds: W-5 MPH.

The remainder of the week has partly sunny skies Wednesday with temps in the lower 70’s valley and mid 60’s mountains. Thursday looks mostly sunny with a high near 70°. Friday is dry with highs of 71-74°

The Memorial Day Weekend looks pleasant and dry with temps in the low and mid 70’s valley and near 70’s on the mountains.

Have a great Monday everyone!


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