MONDAY WEATHER : Scattered Afternoon Strong Storms : Mostly Dry & Hot Week Ahead


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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine


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Photography By Ann Strober
For Nelson County Life Magazine ©2008
Thunderstorms Over the Mountains
Nellysford, Virginia

Today’s weather and is brought to you exclusively by:
am fog 4.16.08-A

I was talking to Yvonne Harris over at a.m. Fog just the other day. You hear about about her and Ken every morning on our webcast. They’re just up the road on the Nelson-Albemarle County Line on Route 151. She was telling me they already have zucchini & squash. Yep Homer it’s true!

And for a limited time Big Seeded Watermelons are only $4.00. You know it’s summer when you start talking watermelons, picnics, and swimming!
-Lettuce buches $1.00.
-Petunias 50% off, until all gone.
-All other annuals 25% off, not including hanging baskets.
Mention NCL’s weather report when you stop by, you’ll get 25% off any tree purchase until the end of June.

In their produce report Yvonne says, they are currently fresh picking sweet cherries, raspberries, and mushrooms; no spray – chemical free – just what nature and fish emulsion gives us. Which begs the question… What’s in your food??? You have to be careful about what you feed yourself and your kids these days, been paying attention to the news lately?

And just across the road at Blue Mountain Brewery they’re serving a cherry/chocolate/goat cheese crumble made with amFOG cherries. Now that is yummy!

When you meet folks like Ken and Yvonne you just can’t help but like ’em. They’re the real deal.

And they want to thank you for making this a spectacular spring! They’re looking forward to a stellar growing season and bumper crops from the fields. Things are changing all the time at amFOG…keep your ears open and stop in to see ’em.

And don’t forget to Mention NCL’s weather report when you stop by, you’ll get that 25% off any tree purchase until the end of June.

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

SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 86°/68° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 15.27″
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 73°/59° – RAIN 0.00″ – YTD: 22.03″
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : N/A°/N/A°– RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 20.77″
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 85°/62° – RAIN : 0.06″ – YTD: 9.07″
SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 85°/61° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 8.42″

You heard just a bit of the 2007-2008 NCHS Jazz Band at the top of our cast today. We just got our hands on their new CD and you’ll be hearing from them all week as we play a different cut each day. This group is fantastic! Stick around to hear more in just a few minutes.

The first weekend of summer was a pretty warm one. Though we didn’t have any very hot days, it did begin feeling more like summer. Both Saturday and Sunday, thunderstorms developed. A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect for much of the day and early evening. Not everyone got the thunderstorms, but where they developed some torrential rains and hail fell across the area. In northern Nelson near Afton over toward Batesville and Charlottesville, some of the heaviest precipitation fell.

Ann Strober of Nellysford grabbed a shot of developing thunderstorms in the weather photo above. You could see plenty of those puffy summertime storms all through the weekend.

Today won’t be much different than Sunday. We’ll see some thunderstorms redevelop during the day with a few of them becoming severe with large hail and damaging winds in some locations. Once the cold front makes it through the area, high pressure regains control of our weather giving us nice week ahead, but temperatures warming back to the 90’s for part of the week.

Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground

Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead

Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Lake Monacan, Cooks Hollow, Crawford Knob, and Mars Knob.

MONDAY: Partly sunny with numerous thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some possibly severe.
* Highs Valley: 84-87°
*On the mountains: 73-76°
*Winds: NW-5 MPH becoming S in the afternoon
*OVERNIGHT: Scattered evening thunderstorms then partly cloudy.. Lows valley: 58-61° : Mountains: 52-55° : Winds: W 5-10 MPH

TUESDAY: Lingering t-shower early morning then mostly sunny & warm. Less humid.
* Highs Valley: 83-86°
*On the mountains: 70-73°
*Winds: NW 5-10 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Clear & pleasant. Lows valley: 59-62° : Mountains: 53-56° : Winds: NW-5 MPH


WED: P/S 85/61
THU: M/S 92/64
FRI: P/S T-Storm 90/65
SAT : P/S T-Storm 87/64
SUN : P/S T-Storm 90/65

All mountain temperatures in the extended period roughly 10-15 degrees cooler than those listed in the valley.

The NCHS Jazz Band takes us out with Take The A Train from their latest CD.

Have a great Monday everyone!

Jazz Cover Low

Jazz Back cover low


  1. My mother in law states that her rain gauge had 3.5 inches in it after the
    storms today. She checks it each day, Check around she might be right. I know
    it rained like the dickens for over 45 minutes, could not see out the window.


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