Naked Ladies & Mums : Milder Week Ahead

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Naked Ladies Bloom In Late Summer : Afton, Vrginia
Naked Ladies Bloom In Late Summer : Afton, Vrginia

You know it’s nearing the end of summer when the “Naked Ladies”, no not those, these, Amaryllis make their stand. Mrs. Margaret Dameron planted these long before Yvette and I moved to Greenfield. It’s always nice to see what surprises come up in the yard around the office. Margaret has long left us, but the beautiful plants live on. By-the-way, Naked Ladies, are a favorite of our NCL columnist, Sam Saunders….not sure if his wife Joanie knows that!

Planting Fall Mums At Nelson County Life Magazine
Planting Fall Mums At Nelson County Life Magazine

And not to be outdone, Yvette put the fall mums out Sunday. How fitting, the soon to be mum planting mums…ok, moving on.

Sunday was one of the most humid days we’ve seen all summer long with dewpoints in the low 70’s and the actual temperature in the mid 90’s. That created a heat index of of 104° to 105 ° for much of the afternoon. The saving grace….. gusty SW winds that at least kept the air moving around.

Scroll below almanac conditions for more…..

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

SUN High / Low at NCL Magazine : Rockfish Valley : 93°/67° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 21.59″
SUN High / Low at NCL-TWNF : Wintergreen Mountain : 84°/69° – RAIN 0.00″ – YTD: 29.73″
SUN High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm : Roseland, VA : 88°/65°– RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 28.25″
SUN High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel : Lovingston, VA : 89°/68° – RAIN : 0.00″ – YTD: 26.14″
SUN High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery : Faber, VA : 88°/71° – RAIN : 0.02″ – YTD: 21.00″

Area 92 possible computer tracks
Area 92 possible computer tracks

Tropic’s wise since Ike is essentially in the history books, the only thing hanging out there is one weak disturbance in the Atlantic. #92 isn’t much and isn’t expected to do much, but we’ll watch and see if it becomes anything. The NHC said late Sunday not much is expected within the next 2 days.

“A tropical wave located about 750 miles east of the northern Leeward
Islands is producing disorganized shower activity. Upper-level
winds are unfavorable for development…and tropical cyclone
formation is not expected here or elsewhere during the next 48
hours.”

Monday will be our last warm to moderately hot day for sometime to come as cooler high pressure moves in behind a cold front working through the area. All of the moisture associated with Ike that made it so muggy over the weekend will be moving out as well later today. Look for breezy sometimes gusty winds to continue for part of Monday as Ike pulls NE and the frontal passage shifts winds more northerly throughout the day.

There is a tiny chance of a shower late Monday into Tuesday as a weak low tracks south, but that’s mainly where the best chance for a shower remain.

The remainder of the week looks milder with highs in the 70’s and low in the 50’s.

Have a great Monday!

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