LABOR DAY WEATHER : Sunny & Nice : Rain Possible By Week’s End : Watching TS Hanna


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Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine


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Photography By Ann Strober
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Today’s weather and is brought to you exclusively by:
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-Fall Mums – come get some color!

-Broccoli & Cabbage starts for your fall garden.

-Delfosse Wine Tasting is Thursday September 18th from 5-8 PM – In October it’s every Thursday in celebration of Virginia Wine Month!

-Scheduling Hay Rides & Pumpkin Picking Day Trips for school and daycare groups.

Homestead Creamery milk 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 don’t forget the butter too!

5lb bag local potatoes $4

Oyster Mushrooms picked daily!!

Local Fresh Picked Apples
(sad to say peaches are done for the year)

Newly In…Sorgham Molasses from Kentucky. From all accounts GOOOODDDDD STUFF.

Silver King Corn until early-mid September. $5 per dozen.
Bi-Color corn still available & delicious.

FIREWOOD, it IS time for that already!!

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

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

SUNDAY High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 82°/70° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 20.10″
SUNDAY High / Low at NCL-TWNF on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 68°/61° – RAIN 0.00″ – YTD: 28.18″
SUNDAY High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 80°/65°– RAIN : 0.04″ – YTD: 26.56″
SUNDAY High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 80°/71° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 24.74″
SUNDAY High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 79°/68° – RAIN : 0.00″ EST – YTD: 20.25″

Don’t forget the Crutchfield Electronics Recycling truck that will be at the RVCC a week from this coming Saturday on September 6th from 9 AM to 3 PM. That’s the same day as the pancake breakfast. For this one day only, Crutchfield is waiving the normal small fee for you to get rid of most any electronics. Nelson County Life, The RVCC & Crutchfield have all teamed up to bring the truck to Nelson for this one special day. They tell me pretty much anything with a corded plug qualifies! Click on the Crutchfield image on the upper left of your screen under the cover photo to learn more.

The second half of the Labor Day weekend turned out nice. Sunday skies remained cloudy for much of the day, but by late afternoon skies cleared and we were left with plenty of sunshine for the last day of August. We ended up with 3.11″ of rain for the month of August here in the gauge at Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley. Our high temperature last month was 99.3° on August 6th and a low of 50.9° on August 12th. Almost all of the rain recorded for the month fell in the last week of August. ON the mountain at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation they ended the month with 3.68″ of rain and a monthly high of 83° on August 16th and a low of 49° on August 27th. Most other stations were right in the same ballpark with their monthly averages as far as valley and mountain temps and rain.

Today will have more sun than yesterday and temps will be seasonal in the mid 80’s for valley highs. The rest of the week looks dry until we get toward Friday when possible rains develop as a result of Hanna churning out in the Atlantic. You can read more about her below.

There’s plenty of tropical activity taking place right now including several new disturbances out in the Atlantic, one that may affect the eastern seaboard by next week. You can see them all by clicking here.

5 Day Forecast For Gustav
Gustav down in the Atlantic, continues to be headed on a track toward the the Gulf of Mexico.

Eastern U.S. Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground

Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead

Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Schuyler, Wintergreen, Crozet, Montebello, Rockfish Gap.

MONDAY : LABOR DAY : Sunny and warm!
* Highs Valley: 85-88°
*On the mountains: 71-74°
*Winds: E-5 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Clear & cool. Lows valley: 55-58° : Mountains: 50-53° : Winds: E-5 becoming N after midnight

TUESDAY: Sunny & Hot!
* Highs Valley: 89-92°
*On the mountains: 78-81°
*Winds: N-5 MPH becoming NE in the afternoon
*OVERNIGHT: Clear & pleasant. Lows valley: 61-64° : Mountains: 59-62° : Winds: NE-5 MPH


WED: Sunny 91/61
THU: Sunny 88/61
FRI: Partly Sunny T-Storm 83/63
SAT: Mostly Cloudy T-Storm 83/64
SUN: Partly Sunny 83/63

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

Have a great Labor Day!!


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