Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine
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 â€œHappy Steerâ€ 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 www.amfog.net 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 9 AM Tuesday morning:
–MONDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 75Â°/46Â° – RAIN : 0.22″ – YTD: 13.96″
–MONDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 59Â°/40Â° – RAIN 0.33″ – YTD: 20.15″
–MONDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 71Â°/50Â° – RAIN : 0.23″ – YTD: 19.89″
–MONDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 71Â°/43Â° – RAIN : 0.20″ – YTD: 8.48″
–MONDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 73Â°/47Â° – RAIN : 0.02″ – YTD: 8.30″
A quick thanks to Paulette Albright of Montebello for today’s weather photo above. This is a shot in along one of the trails for this coming weekend’s Montebello Spring Trail Ride. It’s the 25th year they’ve held the event to raise money for the Montebello Fire & Rescue. And, Paulette tells me this is her last year to be the coordinator of the popular event. It was even named one of the best 10 trail rides in Virginia by the Virginia Horse Journal. Congrats to Paulette and have a great trail ride this weekend. You should have some mighty good weather for it!
Monday was a nice day here in Nelson and Central Virginia after some very light rain. For the most part, the day was sunny but cool due to some breezy winds throughout the afternoon.
Overnight rains settled back into Central Virginia as one last system keeps us damp before things really start to improve for the upcoming holiday weekend. We can expect rain much of the early day Tuesday, perhaps even a stay rumble of thunder before showers start to diminish, especially as we head toward Wednesday. Though some light showers remain Wednesday and Wednesday night, the bulk of rain will come on Tuesday morning.
By Thursday and beyond, we break out into mostly sunny skies and warm temps nearing 80Â° by the time we get to Memorial Day. This will be the first weekend that has been completely dry in about two months, that’s been awhile folks!
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Montebello, Crozet, Humpback Rocks, and Faber.
TUESDAY:Widespread rain with isolated thunderstorms early. Cool, then breaks of sunshine and warmer.
* Highs Valley: 70-73Â°
*On the mountains: 57-60Â°
*Winds: S 5-10 MPH increasing and becoming W 15-20 in the afternoon with higher gusts.
*OVERNIGHT: Variably cloudy. Lows valley: 46-49Â° : Mountains: 45-48Â° : Winds: W-5 MPH
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny with widely isolated showers.
* Highs Valley: 68-71Â°
*On the mountains: 56-59Â°
*Winds: W 10-15 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Isolated showers in the evening then partly cloudy. Lows valley: 47-50Â° : Mountains: 46-49Â° : Winds: NW 5-10 MPH.
THUR: Mostly Sunny 71/47
FRI: Sunny 70/48
SAT: Sunny 73/49
SUN: Sunny 76/55
MON: Sunny 80/56 (MEMORIAL DAY)
All mountain temperatures in the extended period are about 10 degrees cooler than those in the valley listed above.
Have a great Tuesday everyone!