WEATHER : WEDNESDAY : Sunny & Cooler By Afternoon : Then Warmer With Rain By Sat Night?


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    Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine

    UPDATED 10:00 AM EDT
    Look for scattered showers to end this morning then sunny skies move in for the afternoon. Regional Satellite shows the cloud line not to far away, so expect cleraing skies in a few hours.

    Regional Animated Radar


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    It takes a long, long time to get really good at growing tasty vegetables and everything else on the farm for that matter. Thankfully you don’t have to wait to be an expert! Ken and Yvonne Harris at a.m. Fog on the Nelson-Albemarle County Line in Afton do it for you.

    Spinach, kale, brocoli, cabbage and veggie start, along with 6 kinds of lettuce and 26 types of heirloom tomatoes and sweet or HOT peppers are just some of what you’ll find at their new farm market right on Route 151. They even have pineapple and watermelons to boot!

    I never would eat asparagus as a kid but now I love it, and they have plenty of it. Try grilling it sometime with just a touch of olive oil and pepper! Mmm, mm. Then there’s , meat, and fresh baked bread along with a so many other vegetables I can even list them all.

    The beautiful new farm market is OPEN FOR BUSINESS NOW!

    You can always visit them on the web at or call ’em at 540-456-7100.

    Rainfall totals as of 10:00 AM EDT:
    TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 86°/67° – RAIN : 0.10″ – YTD: 14.18″
    TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 70°/62° – RAIN 0.04″ – YTD: 20.50″
    TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 81°/61° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 20.16″
    TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 82°/64° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 8.77″
    TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 83°/67° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 8.42″

    A quick reminder that A Shadow of Honor written by Nelson’s own Peter Coy is playing through Sunday June 1st at the Earl Hamner Theater inside the RVCC in Afton. Up above or by clicking the hyperlink you can find out more. We’ve also placed a special audio link above where you can hear my interview with Peter about the presentation. It is a very interesting play, chocked full of Nelson history. Folks they sold out the first night, but they tell us they will have plenty of tickets for the remaining performances, but don’t take any chances, they go fast!

    Tuesday was still a warm day in spite of lots of clouds around. We managed to make it to the low and mid 80’s in the valley and to 70° on the mountains. Overnight Tuesday some thunderstorms moved in across the area. Not everyone got hit, but there were certainly some rumbles of thunder here and there. You can can see any rainfall totals by visiting any of NCL Weathernet stations above or on the upper left hand side of your screen.

    Today will be noticeably cooler than yesterday with highs only making it into the upper 60’s to near 70° rather than the mid 80’s from Tuesday. We rebound quickly with upper 70’s and lower 80’s by week’s end. Rain comes back around again by Saturday night.

    Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground

    Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead

    Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Afton, Love, Wingina, and Midway Mills.

    WEDNESDAY: Morning clouds and scattered showers ending, then sunny by afternoon. Much cooler and breezy.
    * Highs Valley: 68-71°
    *On the mountains: 57-60°
    *Winds: NE 10-20 MPH
    *OVERNIGHT: Clear and cold. Lows valley: 45-48° : Mountains: 40-43° : Winds: E 5-10 MPH becoming S after midnight.

    THURSDAY: Sunny & warmer.
    * Highs Valley: 76-79°
    *On the mountains: 67-70°
    *Winds: SW-5 MPH
    *OVERNIGHT: Clear and milder. Lows valley: 47-50° : Mountains: 43-46° : Winds: SW-5 MPH

    FRI : Mo/Sunny 81/64
    SAT : P/S PM T-Storms 88/63
    SUN : P/S T-Storms 80/59
    MON: Mo/Sunny 79/57
    TUE: Mo/Sunny 81/57

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

    Have a great Wednesday everyone!

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    jan smith 29 dances
    Today’s cut is James River from her CD 29 Dances.

    Louisville, Kentucky native Jan Smith writes songs rooted in vibrant imagery and sincere, stark emotion. The artists whose music she grew up with — Merle Haggard, Nina Simone, and Townes Van Zant among many others – influence her work, as does the traditional bluegrass music of her new home in the mountains of central Virginia.

    On April 4, 2006, Landslide Records released “29 Dances,” produced in Nashville by Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley). The record features Johnny Hiland, Byron House (Sam Bush, Nickel Creek), Pat McInerney (Nanci Griffith), Randy Kohrs, David Talbot (the Grascals), Mark Fain (Ricky Skaggs), Robert Bowlin (Bill Monroe), Patty Mitchell, and Smith’s partner, Jeff Vogelgesang.

    More about Jan Smith here.


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