I was chatting with Ken Harris of a.m. Fog on the phone recently and he told me about one of the neatest things that’s just happened over at their place on the Albermarle / Nelson line along Route 151. Yea, we all know them for their great nursery and greenhouse products, but now they are also carrying one of Nelson’s favorite and award winning wines from Delfosse Vineyard & Winery at Faber, Virginia over near Hickory Creek.
And later this month they begin “Thirsty Third Thursdays” wine tasting, at a.m. Fog, that starts Thursday July 31st 4-8 PM. The event continues on into the fall.
And yea, we told you first about Homestead Creamery milk a few weeks ago. That’s available in the farm market at a.m. Fog. This is the real thing in those familiar glass bottles. It gets delivered fresh every Wednesday!
And to celebrate a.m. Fog’s 5 years in business, all trees & shrubs are 50% off. Folks this won’t happen again until their 10 year anniversary, so get ’em while you can.
Yvonne says, new shipments of corn arrive every Tuesday and Friday plus they’re picking loads of green beans, cukes, zukes, & squash. Tomatoes & peppers are just starting to come in along with ORGANICALLY grown and conventional peaches too. Cantaloupes are on sale this week 1.79 each or 2 for 5.00…now that’s a deal!
You can always visit them on the web at www.amfog.net or call ’em at 540-456-7100
Rainfall totals as of 11:59 PM EDT Sunday night:
–SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 98Â°/67Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 16.97″
–SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-TWNF on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 81Â°/66Â° – RAIN 0.00″ – YTD: 24.44″
–SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : N/AÂ°/N/AÂ°– RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 24.67″
–SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 92Â°/68Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 21.31″
–SUNDAY’S High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 96Â°/69Â° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 16.93″
Before we head off into weather, congrats to everyone that participated in this year’s U.K. International Soccer Camp at the Rockfish Ruritan Park. They wound up the week long camp this past Friday evening, and we understand it was such a success they’ve already committed to another one in 2009. And congrats to Janice Wheaton of Roseland. Janice has been the coordinator for getting the camp established here several years ago. She’s done an excellent job on the week long camp!
Brian Tiegland Chief Meteorologist at ABC-24 Memphis
Photo courtesy of ABC-24 WPTY Memphis
One other thing before I get into the forecast and this is sort of related, at least in retrospect. When you do television weather as I did for a number of years, it becomes a close knit group. I spent over ten years in the Memphis market doing both reporting and television weather. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of fine forecasters and meteorologists along the way. Last Friday, the television weather world lost a fantastic fellow and a former colleague of mine, Brian Tiegland. Brian suddenly died at only 53, but that guy knew how to live life to the fullest. I first met Brian years before I was ever in front of the camera as a grunt working freelance at the CBS affiliate in Memphis. Brian was as nice back then as he was over a decade later when he and I worked last together on camera at the ABC affiliate there. We covered lots of severe storms…. he was a class act! Just wanted to recognize a great fellow and let his family and co-workers back there know that we’re gonna miss Brian too! Happy trails fellow…
Promises of rain and thunderstorms for the weekend never panned out, though we briefly went under a severe thunderstorm watch part of Sunday afternoon. However, the storms never fired up near Nelson, rather to the east and northeast. That was out best chance for rain short term, though by mid-week, we’ll see chances for widely scattered afternoon thunderstorms as a cold front retreats back north across our area as a warm front.
Sunday was down right hot with temps ranging from the lower 80’s on the mountains to the upper 90’s in the valley. We’ll briefly lose some of the humidity and heat Monday, only to have it return again by Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.
Tropics’ wise, there is still that one low pressure area way out in the Atlantic that we’re watching, but right now, it’s not doing much at all.
Eastern U.S. Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Afton, Montebello, Arrington, and Ivy.
MONDAY: Mostly sunny & hot.
* Highs Valley: 87-90Â°
*On the mountains: 79-82Â°
*Winds: W-5 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Becoming partly cloudy & mild. Lows valley: 62-65Â° : Mountains: 59-62Â° : Winds: W-5 MPH
TUESDAY: Sunny & hotter, humidity returns.
* Highs Valley: 91-94Â°
*On the mountains: 83-86Â°
*Winds: L & V
*OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy and continued mild . Lows valley: 64-67Â° : Mountains: 59-62Â° : Winds: L & V
WED: P/S PM T-Storm 92/70
THU: P/S PM T-Storm 88/66
FRI: M/S 88/65
SAT: M/S 87/65
SUN: M/S 86/65
All mountain temperatures in the extended period roughly 10-15 degrees cooler than those listed in the valley.
Have a great Monday!