WEDNESDAY WEATHER : T-Storms Throughout The Day (Some Possibly Severe) : Milder Temps On The Way


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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine


Photography By John Taylor
Nelson County Life Magazine ©2008
The Evans Center & Wintergreen Performing Arts
Wintergreen 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 Tuesday night:

TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 100°/64° – RAIN : 0.02″ – YTD: 16.73″
TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-TWNF on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 82°/70° – RAIN 0.02″ – YTD: 24.20″
TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : N/A°/N/A°– RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 24.41″
TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 96°/66° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 21.29″
TUESDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : N/A°/N/A° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 16.91″

A quick thanks to weather watcher, John Taylor, up on Wintergreen Mountain for today’s weather photos at the top of the post. John grabbed these recently as The Summer Musical Festival continues on the mountain. He’s got a nice shot of the Evans Center tent at sunset and a neat shot of the moon rising just below. That’s where Wintergreen Performing Arts holds their performances as part of the festival.

By the way, we know it’s not officially called Wintergreen Mountain, but for clarity’s sake we use that term lots to differentiate between actual Wintergeeen here in the valley and the resort area on the mountain.

The promise of thunderstorms in the afternoon yesterday never panned out. As a matter of fact they developed to the east and south as high pressure was still strong enough to keep them away for the entire day. With few clouds, it got very hot again. And here at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine we technically touched the century mark at 4:15 PM. I say technically because we hit 99.5 and you would round up. At those temps who cares about .5!

Last night was a different story as thunderstorms rumbled in from the south in some areas with brilliant lightning and heavy downpours. Look for those storms to linger into the early morning hours then we’ll have a break in the activity before it redevelops again in the afternoon. As mentioned yesterday, some of these storms have the potential to become strong to severe. There’s even a mention of isolated tornadoes with some of the stronger storms.

Thurs will see a lull in the activity with partly sunny skies and then scattered afternoon storms forming again. Friday looks partly sunny with thunderstorms again back in the forecast for the next several days in the extended period. Temperatures will moderate a bit starting today with temps in the 80’s vs those upper 90’s we have been seeing.

A low pressure area now way out in the Atlantic has formed and we’re watching. #97 continues to peak interest for folks in the gulf and all along the eastern seaboard. We’ll see what he does over the next several days, if anything.

Invest #97

In the gulf, Dolly is now a hurricane as of yesterday, and continues movement toward the eastern shore of Texas near Brownsville. You can see more of what’s happening with her in the images below.

Dolly Radar Image

Dolly Computer Projections For Landfall

Eastern U.S. Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground

Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead

Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Wintergreen Mountain, Lovingston, Lake Nelson and Ivy.

WEDNESDAY: Isolated AM T-Storms, partly sunny with thunderstorms redeveloping in the afternoon, some possibly severe.
* Highs Valley: 86-89°
*On the mountains: 73-76°
*Winds: SW 5-10 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Scattered thunderstorms and cooler. Lows valley: 59-62° : Mountains: 50-53° : Winds: NW 5-10 MPH

THURSDAY: Lingering morning shower then partly sunny with scattered t-storms in the afternoon. Milder.
* Highs Valley: 85-88°
*On the mountains: 71-74°
*Winds: NW 10-15 MPH
*OVERNIGHT:Becoming mostly clear overnight. Lows valley: 61-64° : Mountains: 58-61° : Winds: NW 10-15 MPH


FRI: M/S 87/67
SAT: P/S PM T-Storm 86/68
SUN: M/C PM T-Storm 86/67
MON: M/C 86/66
TUE: P/S 84/66

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

Have a great Wednesday!


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