Nelson County, Virginia
Just under seven years ago we started pumping out data from our newly installed weather station mounted at The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen. We went online February 28, 2007 and with the exception of two past occasions (one a 110 MPH winds gust – no that’s no a typo) that took out our station, and the most previous one just died, we have been online providing data from the mountain 24 hours a day – 7 days a week.
The latest weather station is a joint venture between Blue Ridge Life Magazine and The Nature Foundation At Wintergreen. Josh Palumbo, Forest Management Coordinator, at the foundation and BRLM Publisher Tommy Stafford help maintain the station that gets thousands of views each month. “This is a very significant station to have online. There is another weather station on the mountain at Wintergreen Resort, but it’s closer to the resort. Ours has always been mounted on Devil’s Knob which is roughly one of the higher points in the general vicinity of the mountain village. It gives us a good look at what weather is doing there 24/7,” said Tommy.
Tommy was an on air weatherman in the Memphis, Tennessee television market for over a decade, along with regular appearances on The Weather Channel for breaking weather events between 1997 and 2004 before moving to Virginia. He now does Tommy’s Weather daily here on our website, that gives audio weather forecasts for the Central Virginia Blue Ridge area.
You can see the mountain weather station along with a few other independently owned stations around the area, by clicking here to head on over to our Weathernet Stations Page.