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Storms Roll Through Nelson – Better Weather Ahead! : 7.30.10

[ 0 ] July 30, 2010 |
Photo By Tommy Stafford : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : This severe storm moved across northern and eastern Nelson around 3:30 Thursday afternoon. This is looking north from the parking lot of The Nelson Farmers Market in Nellysford, VA. Click to enlarge.

Photo By Tommy Stafford : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : This severe storm moved across northern and eastern Nelson around 3:30 Thursday afternoon. This is looking north from the parking lot of The Nelson Farmers Market in Nellysford, VA. Click to enlarge.

Nelson County, Virginia
They didn’t last long, but they sure packed a punch! A rapidly moving line of severe thunderstorms marched through the northern most portion of Nelson County Thursday afternoon. Much of Central Virginia was under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for most of the afternoon.

Photo By John Holman : A closer look at the low hanging storm clouds as they moved across the area near Nellysford Thursday afternoon. Click to enlarge.

Photo By John Holman : A closer look at the low hanging storm clouds as they moved across the area near Nellysford Thursday afternoon. Click to enlarge.

As the storms moved east into the Schuyler area, numerous trees and power lines were knocked down from the strong winds. Rescue and electric crews were in the area for hours checking the damage. Some minor wind damage was also reported near Roseland when a separate storm moved through that area. As of late Thursday evening, almost every CVEC customer had their power restored, while many AEP customers in Nelson were still without power.

Photo By Ann Strober : Another view of the storms as they rolled in Thursday afternoon. Click to enlarge.

Photo By Ann Strober : Another view of the storms as they rolled in Thursday afternoon. Click to enlarge.

Most areas received less than an inch of rain in the storms. The most rainfall received was on Afton Mountain with 1.07″ of rain with the next highest amount of .92″ over at Rockfish. Here at NCL in Greenfield we got just under 1/3 of an inch of rain at .29″ Down the road a bit at Devils Backbone Brewing our NCL gauge there had .51″ if rain in the gauge. Travel 3500 feet up to our NCL station at The Wintergreen Nature Foundation and the reading there was .57″ of rain.

Friday will be a much better day with milder temps and much lower humidity levels combined with a nice northerly breeze. By the weekend chances for scattered thunderstorms comes back around with valley temps in the 80’s, mountains in the 70’s.

Enjoy!

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