MONDAY WEATHER : Mostly Sunny & Cooler! : Milder Week Ahead!


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    Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine


    Photography By Diana Garland
    Nelson County Life Magazine ©2008
    The Nelson County Summer Festival
    Oak Ridge Estate
    Arrington, Virginia

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    am fog 4.16.08-A

    Olivia Harris of a.m. Fog Shows Off One of The Homestead Creamery Varieties
    Afton, Virginia

    Most of you know by now that Yvette and I are expecting a child in the fall of this year. Yea, she’s been drinking the milk lots to keep up the calcium! She’s always liked Homestead Creamery milk. You know, it comes in those classic glass bottles, not far off of the kind the milkman used to deliver in simpler times. Most of the stores around here carried it, then one day she walked in and no more! Gone.

    Folks this is one popular brand of milk and it’s the best around. No artificial hormones, and about as close to the cow as it comes! Yea, move over happy steer, we’ve got the happy cow now! As soon as Ken and Yvonne Harris up at a.m. Fog heard about this they jumped all over it! And, yep! They have the whole line of Homestead Creamery milk products in the familiar glass bottles, right there in their market on the Nelson-Albemarle County line on Route 151.

    Nothing’s quite as good as a cold glass of milk from one of those chilled bottles!

    And now you can get Homestead Creamery milk just up the road at a.m. Fog. along with all of your vegetables, plants and nursery needs to boot!

    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 : 89°/68° – RAIN : -T-” – YTD: 15.27″
    SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-TWNF on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 73°/65° – RAIN 0.02″ – YTD: 22.03″
    SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 83°/63°– RAIN : -T-” – YTD: 20.77″
    SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 85°/66° – RAIN : 0.31″ – YTD: 9.07″
    SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 84°/67° – RAIN : 0.02″ – YTD: 8.42″
    SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA : 85°/66° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 4.51″

    You just heard me talking about the big announcement up at a.m. Fog. Above, Olivia Harris, got the job of unveiling the Homestead Creamery milk line now available there. I can’t say it enough folks, it is good! Go by and get a bottle or two.

    I also want to say congrats to Ann Strober of Nellysford for placing first in three of four categories in the recent Nelson Farm Bureau Photo Contest. You can click here to see and read more. Ann always sends us some really nice weather pics throughout the week.

    And not to be outdone, our Diana Garland spent the weekend over the annual Nelson County Summer Festival at Oak Ridge. She grabbed some fantastic photos like the one at the top today. You can check out more by clicking here!

    Promises of some needed widespread rainfall never really panned out this past weekend. Though lots of heavy, sometime severe, weather was within miles of us, a nice soaking rain never worked out. In Lovingston our, NCL-Tiger Fuel gauge picked up about a 1/3 of an inch of rain before midnight last night, but that was really the biggest amount around on Sunday. We did go under a severe thunderstorm watch for much of Sunday afternoon and evening, but no one in our immediate area got any significant severe weather.

    We wind up the month of June today with not a lot to brag about in the rain bucket. Here at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley, we’ve only racked up 1.01″ as of midnight last night and 15.37 inches for the year so far. Some of the southern reporting stations have had a little more than that for the yearly average, but overall June has been a fairly dry month unless you got one of those heavy isolated storms about a week ago which produced over 3 inches of rain.

    Today we start a change in patterns and remain relatively dry until we reach week’s end on the 4th of July. Chances for random showers comes back in the forecast by then. But, we have a nice week ahead with milder temps and a little less humidity.

    Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground

    Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead

    Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Arrington, Afton, Wintergreen, and Gladstone.

    MONDAY: Mostly sunny with very isolated afternoon showers. Milder.
    * Highs Valley: 81-84°
    *On the mountains: 75-78°
    *Winds: SW 10-15 MPH
    *OVERNIGHT: Isolated evening showers then clearing. Lows valley: 58-61° : Mountains: 52-55° : Winds: W 5-10 MPH

    TUESDAY: Mostly sunny & nice!
    * Highs Valley: 81-84°
    *On the mountains: 70-73°
    *Winds: SW-5 MPH
    *OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy early then clearing. Lows valley: 54-57° : Mountains: 53-56° : Winds: W-5 MPH


    WED: M/S 83/59
    THU: M/S 87/62
    FRI: M/S T-Storm 88/65 (JULY 4TH)
    SAT : P/S T-Storm 83/66
    SUN : M/C T-Storm 84/66

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

    Have a great Monday everyone!


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