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Eye on the Sky

December 8, 2016

Detailed Forecast

Today

Clouds with breaks of sun in southern valleys. Mostly cloudy north with scattered valley snow showers, likely in the Adirondacks and northern Greens, accumulating 1 to 3 inches. Scattered snow showers in the southern Greens, a trace to 2 inches, and snow showers mixed with rain in the Champlain Valley. Highs in the lower 30s for the Adirondacks and southern Québec, mid to upper 30s elsewhere north, and upper 30s to lower 40s south. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming west and gusting to 25 mph west of the Green Mountains.

Tonight

Snow showers likely in the Adirondacks and northern Greens, another 2 to 4 inches, scattered in northern valleys and in the southern Greens, with another 1 to 2 inches and slight chance of snow showers in southern valleys west of the Green Mountains. Lows in the low to mid 20s, teens over the higher terrain north. West winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph from the Green Mountains westward.

Friday

Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers north and in the southern Greens. Variable clouds in southern valleys. Highs from the mid 20s to lower 30s, steady or falling in the afternoon. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

Friday Night

Variable clouds, with scattered snow showers north. Lows in the teens, some single digits north. Winds northwest 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph, diminishing in wind-sheltered valleys.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

Snow showers will become numerous over the northern mountains this afternoon through Friday morning. Valleys will only see a light coating of snow, but several inches are possible over the higher terrain.

Extended Forecast

Today

Clouds with breaks of sun in southern valleys. Mostly cloudy north with scattered valley snow showers, likely in the Adirondacks and northern Greens, accumulating 1 to 3 inches. Scattered snow showers in the southern Greens, a trace to 2 inches, and snow showers mixed with rain in the Champlain Valley. Highs in the lower 30s for the Adirondacks and southern Québec, mid to upper 30s elsewhere north, and upper 30s to lower 40s south. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming west and gusting to 25 mph west of the Green Mountains.

Tonight

Snow showers likely in the Adirondacks and northern Greens, another 2 to 4 inches, scattered in northern valleys and in the southern Greens, with another 1 to 2 inches and slight chance of snow showers in southern valleys west of the Green Mountains. Lows in the low to mid 20s, teens over the higher terrain north. West winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph from the Green Mountains westward.

Friday

Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers north and in the southern Greens. Variable clouds in southern valleys. Highs from the mid 20s to lower 30s, steady or falling in the afternoon. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

Friday Night

Variable clouds, with scattered snow showers north. Lows in the teens, some single digits north. Winds northwest 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph, diminishing in wind-sheltered valleys.

Saturday

Variable clouds and sunshine. Highs in the teens over the northern hills, low to mid 20s northern valleys, and mid to upper 20s south. West to northwest around 10 mph, gusting to 20 mph east of the Green Mountains.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, becoming mostly clear in southern valleys. Lows 5 to 15.

Sunday

Increasing clouds, with a rising chance of snow west in the afternoon. Highs in the 20s.

Sunday Night

Cloudy, with a chance of snow, a better chance south. Lows in the upper teens to low 20s.

Monday

Cloudy, with a chance of snow, a better chance south, tapering to snow showers or flurries. Highs in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

Snow showers will become numerous over the northern mountains this afternoon through Friday morning. Valleys will only see a light coating of snow, but several inches are possible over the higher terrain.

Recreational Forecast

General:

Mostly cloudy with a good chance of snow showers north, mainly in the afternoon, likely in the Adirondacks, with a dusting to 3 inches over the higher terrain. Scattered snow showers in the southern mountains, mixed with rain in the Champlain Valley. Clouds with breaks of sun in southern valleys. Highs in the 30s. Winds from the southwest near 10 mph, becoming west and gusting to 25 mph this afternoon.

Brief:

Today is starting out mild and moist, some areas of fog, and with temperatures at or below freezing, some icy spots out there. Colder air is in the process of moving in, creating a band of snow off Lake Ontario into the central Adirondacks. This is part of a series of pushes of colder air, moving over the Great Lakes, bringing scattered to numerous snow showers for the northern mountains, a few to several inches, scattered in northern valleys, and some sunny periods south.

Winds:

Winds today from the southwest 10 to 15 mph, shifting to the west and gusting to 30 mph this afternoon. Winds overnight west becoming northwest 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 30 mph. On Friday, northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 30 mph. Saturday’s outlook calls for west winds near 10 mph, gusting to 20 mph east of the Green Mountains.


For more details on Lake Champlain, go to: http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BTV&product=REC&issuedby=BTV

Mountain:

The summits today will be frequently in the clouds with scattered to numerous snow showers, especially the Adirondacks and northern Green Mountains, with accumulations of 2 to 5 inches. Moderate west winds increasing, and temperatures steady or falling. Snow showers continuing overnight, another 1 to 4 inches. On Friday, clouds continue to obscure the summits, with scattered snow showers, a dusting to 3 inches, moderate to strong northwest winds, and mid-winter cold, with wind chills falling to the teens below zero at 4000 feet, and 30s below at 6000 feet. The weekend outlook starts with partly sunny skies Saturday, decreasing west winds, and continued cold. On Sunday, clouds increasing and lowering with a rising chance of light snow from west to east in the afternoon. Temperatures moderating.

Winds Today Friday Saturday
2000ft SW>W 15 to 25 mph NW 20 to 25 mph W 10 to 15 mph
4000ft W 20 > 35 mph NW 25 to 35 mph NW>W 10 to 20 mph
6000ft W 35 > 50 mph NW 50 to 65 mph NW 35 > 50 mph
Temperatures Today Friday Saturday
2000ft 29 N / 34 S 18 N / 25 S 14 N / 21 S
4000ft 20s 10 to 15, falling 5 to 10A
6000ft 10 to 15, falling 0 to 5A, falling near 0