THURSDAY WEATHER : Mostly Sunny & Hot : Scattered T-Storms By Weekend


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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine

Photography By Catherine Lively
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Bear Comes For A Visit
Bryant Mountain, 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

Rainfall totals as of 11:59 PM EDT Wednesday night:

WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 90°/66° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 16.47″
WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-TWNF on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 78°/57° – RAIN 0.00″ – YTD: 23.95″
WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 88°/58°– RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 23.94″
WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 88°/60° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 21.11″
WEDNESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 88°/64° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 8.42″

Ok. It looks like we have all of the computer gremlins out for now! Tuesday night and Wednesday was a pretty tough day for the folks over at Weather As I mentioned Tuesday night they had a major glitch in the way their domain looked for their servers. Essentially half of the world couldn’t log on to them, including us. Which meant we couldn’t get our custom weather out to you! That’s been taken care of and all appears to be working normally now.

A quick thanks to Catherine Lively for today’s weather photo. Her husband grabbed this shot out the window of their home. I am not exactly sure where Catherine lives and she didn’t say in the e-mail, but for some reason I think it’s near Nellysford? (She e-mailed this morning to say it way Bryant Mountain) But, many folks have seen bears this year, and there continues to be numerous sightings down in the valley. Better be sure the honey is put up!

Before I head off into weather, one more thing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD, back in West Tennessee. I know he listens every morning and today is his day. Think this is his 30th birthday! Which makes me, uh, not born!

And we told you yesterday about the progress on Nelson’s latest microbrewery slated to open this fall. We were there Wednesday morning when they were installing the brew tanks in Devil’s Backbone Brewery on the way up to Wintergreen in Beech Grove You can click on the hyperlink here to see the pics and read more!

Over in the weather department, the great weather continues as it has for the entire week. Today will be hotter than recent days and not really any chances of rain until we reach the weekend. A couple of cold fronts will take aim at Central Virginia starting this weekend, which will keep scattered showers and storms in the forecast right on through next week. Not widespread rain events, but better chances for rain than we’ve had in several days.

Invest #94 possible computer projections for the next several days.

Before we get to the detailed forecast, want to quickly hit #94 that’s way out near the Windward Islands. This has the potential to gain strength over the coming days and as you see above, the general trend is for northward movement possibly into the gulf. The latest tropical weather discussion mentions air force hunters taking a peek at it and keeping an eye out for additional strengthening. We’ll just have to see what it does and if it becomes a factor at all.

Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground

Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead

Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Stoney Creek, Black Rock Mountain, Roseland, and Jonesboro.

THURSDAY: Early morning fog then sunny and hot!
* Highs Valley: 91-94°
*On the mountains: 78-81°
*Winds: SE-5 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Clear and mild. Lows valley: 62-65° : Mountains: 60-63° : Winds: SE-5 MPH

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny & warm, increasing humidity.
* Highs Valley: 88-91°
*On the mountains: 79-82°
*Winds: S-5 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy and warm. Lows valley: 68-71° : Mountains: 64-67° : Winds: SW 5-10 MPH


SAT: P/S T-Storm 89/69
SUN: M/S T-Storm 90/68
MON: P/S T-Storm 90/66
TUE: P/S T-Storm 88/68
WED: P/S T-Storm 88/66

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

Have a great THURSDAY!


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