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Thunderstorms Cause Power Outages In Parts Of Nelson Friday Night : 5.8.09

[ 3 ] May 8, 2009 |
Thunderstorms moved into the Nelson area Friday night causing some power outages on the mountain at Wintergreen. Radar image courtesy of

Thunderstorms moved into the Nelson area Friday night causing some power outages on the mountain at Wintergreen. Radar image courtesy of

Devil’s Knob Mountain
Nelson County, Virginia

An area of thunderstorms moved into Nelson County Friday night causing spotty power outages in western parts of the county near the Blue Ridge Parkway around Wintergreen. NCL’s Mountain Photographer, Paul Purpura emailed us Friday night to say: “No lights at my house…And I paid my light bill!”

A bit higher over on Devil’s Knob, faithful web reader, John Taylor emailed in saying: “Sudden storm. Lightning and thunder. Power out on top of WG”

Scattered thunderstorms can be expected during the overnight hours with some storms nearing or at severe limits. The same story holds true for Saturday. By Sunday the atmosphere over Central Virginia begins to stabilize with more sunshine and cooler temperatures until mid week.

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  1. John Taylor says:

    Tommy — Which weather map format did you use for this story? I can’t find the “relief” format on my weather underground page. That’s a better image than the primary color TV-map that I’m using now! Thanks.

    BTW, power came on at one point up here after midnight – I think.

  2. Tommy says:

    Hi John, I grab the image from here over at – it is a very nice image. Enjoy!

  3. steve says:

    Morning readers-Guess I’ll post on “power page” My IP [satellite] was down most of yesterday
    hampering major business , After talking” loud” to company {worsed wildblue } I remembered
    IBEC is on the way & wished I got there free dial up ,till full service comes on , Then [ NO land line]
    So I try patience, {@#!$%^&*()_+}Then I get this Martins Store Substation BPL Update

    May 8th, 2009

    Progress continues. More customers have been added this week and line conditioning on the Woodsmill Headend has begun while it continues on the Afton networks. We will continue to have 2 crews working on line conditioning next week and a representative from our Alabama office will be on site to assist. We have discovered a firmware bug which is affecting the Nellysford Circuit and may require many of the units to be power cycled unless a thunderstorm does it for us (a power blink will recycle the units all at once). We added the first customers on the Woodsmill 1 headend this week and expect to add many more next week.

    IBEC Customer Service
    Were waiting on IBEC that has[ Firmware bug] & they hope we have a power outage to recycle circuit. There tech. is (thunderstorm) !!!!Thank you for letting me post , I feel much better now?! Also is great, had results already & I will be following {THE BOUNCING BALL} steve

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