WEATHER : MEMORIAL DAY FORECAST : Sunny And Warm : Thunderstorms By Tuesday


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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine


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Wine Into Summer At Wintergreen Winery
Wintergreen / Nellysford, 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.

SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 80°/43° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 14.18″
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 69°/45° – RAIN 0.00″ – YTD: 20.50″
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 77°/45° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 20.16″
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 77°/46° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 8.77″
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 78°/51° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 8.42″

WOW! What a fantastic weekend! And today continues with the great weather before we have a change late tonight into Tuesday. There have been all kinds of events taking place this Memorial Day Weekend. In today’s weather photo above they soaked in the sunshine and wine over at Wintergreen Winery as part of their Wine Into Summer event this past Saturday and Sunday.

Lot’s more events taking place over the long holiday, be sure to check them out on the left hand side of your screen under recent posts.

After a long stretch of really nice weather over the weekend, things will slowly change late tonight, but not after the best day of them all. Today will be sunny again with temps even warmer into the middle and upper 80’s.

As a cold front moves toward us over the next 36 hours, showers and thunderstorms will break out beginning in some areas after midnight. Wider spread thunderstorms will be likely on Tuesday into Tuesday evening before tapering off by afternoon Wednesday. After this system moves through, temps will cool to the lower 70’s for a couple of days before rebounding back into the 80’s by week’s end.

Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground

Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead

Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Wintergreen, Massies Mill, Schuyler, and Crozet.

MEMORIAL DAY: Sunny and very warm.
* Highs Valley: 85-88°
*On the mountains: 77-80°
*Winds: S 5-10 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms possible by daylight. Mild. Lows valley: 64-67° : Mountains: 61-64° : Winds: SW 10-20 MPH

TUESDAY: Showers and T-storms likely, more numerous in the afternoon. Continued warm.
* Highs Valley: 84-87°
*On the mountains: 73-76°
*Winds: W 10-20 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Scattered thundershowers, tapering to showers. Lows valley: 60-63° : Mountains: 51-54° : Winds: N 5-10 MPH.

WED: P/C Showers 71/51
THU: Sunny 75/53
FRI : Mo/Sunny 80/59
SAT : Mo/Sunny 83/60
SUN : P/S T-Storms 80/59

All mountain temperatures in the extended period roughly 10 degrees cooler than those in the valley listed.

Have a great and safe Memorial Day everyone!


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