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Developing Winter Storm May Impact Nelson : Storm Watches Now Issued

[ 3 ] January 26, 2009 |
Photo By Paul Purpura : ©2009 : Sunset At Wintergreen Resort, Virginia - Click images for larger view.

Photo By Paul Purpura : ©2009 : Sunset At Wintergreen Resort, Virginia - Click images for larger view.

Nelson County, Virginia

Update: 8AM 1.16.09 Winter Storm Watch now issued for Nelson, Wintergreen & surrounding areas beginning Tuesday into Wednesday..

Winter Storm Watch Areas highlighted in dark blue via NWS.

Winter Storm Watch Areas highlighted in dark blue via NWS.

A developing winter storm that is already affecting parts of the mid-south to our west figures in the mix for a significant impact on Nelson County and Wintergreen over the next 48 to 72 hours. The exact track of a low pressure area will determine how much and what kind of wintry weather get get here in Nelson County. By Sunday night the Blacksburg NWS office to our south had already issued a Winter Storm Watch that begins Monday night into Wednesday. As we thought would happen, the NWS in D.C. followed up with their own watch to begin late Tuesday into Wednesday for the Nelson-Wintergreen area.

Winter potential impact via NWS Blacksburg, Virginia for counties immediately south and west as of late Sunday night.

Winter potential impact via NWS Blacksburg, Virginia for counties immediately south and west as of late Sunday night.

It is very likely that additional weather statements or watches and warnings will be issued for Nelson County and other counties nearby as the system moves closer and a better track is known.

For more details visit Tommy’s Weather or press play to your right for the audio version.

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  1. Paul T Purpura says:

    Hi Tommy,

    You are working much too hard these days!

    Although the picture was taken at sunset, what is actually pictured is “earth shadow” which happens in the opposite direction where sunset takes place.

    The sun is just below the horizon and its rays are being refracted through the earth’s atmosphere. The blues and greens are refracted out, leaving the yellows and the reds.

    A better explanation is found at the followiong URL:

    http://www.atoptics.co.uk/atoptics/earshad.htm

    Best regards,
    Paul P.

  2. poopie says:

    Adam’s first snow!

  3. Henri says:

    Great photo Paul. Interesting how refracted light can make sunset appear as sunrise.

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