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Eye on the Sky

May 22, 2015

Detailed Forecast

Today

***FROST AND FREEZE WARNINGS FOR ALL OF THE REGION TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING***
Sun mixed with periods of clouds, with a sprinkle or isolated shower north today, mainly over the higher terrain. Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s. Light winds becoming west near 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Clearing, breezy, and chilly, with areas of frost and freezing temperatures. Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s, cold spots in the mid 20s, holding in the upper 30s near Lake Champlain and metro Montreal. Winds this evening from the northwest 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph, diminishing to less than 10 mph after midnight.

Saturday

Mostly sunny. Cool and breezy. Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s. Winds west to northwest 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph from the Green Mountains east.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear south, becoming partly cloudy north. Lows in the low to mid 40s, some upper 30s in the cooler valleys north.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

Widespread frost and freezing temperatures in many locations tonight into Saturday morning. Some clouds and a breeze will inhibit frost in some locations, however temperatures may still drop to near or below freezing.

Extended Forecast

Today

***FROST AND FREEZE WARNINGS FOR ALL OF THE REGION TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING***
Sun mixed with periods of clouds, with a sprinkle or isolated shower north today, mainly over the higher terrain. Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s. Light winds becoming west near 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Clearing, breezy, and chilly, with areas of frost and freezing temperatures. Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s, cold spots in the mid 20s, holding in the upper 30s near Lake Champlain and metro Montreal. Winds this evening from the northwest 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph, diminishing to less than 10 mph after midnight.

Saturday

Mostly sunny. Cool and breezy. Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s. Winds west to northwest 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph from the Green Mountains east.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear south, becoming partly cloudy north. Lows in the low to mid 40s, some upper 30s in the cooler valleys north.

Sunday

Mix of clouds and sun, more clouds north with a chance of an isolated shower. Warmer. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

Sunday Night

Mainly clear, then increasing clouds southwest. Lows in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Monday

Sun giving way to increasing clouds northeast. Becoming mostly cloudy southwest, with a rising chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the 70s.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers. Lows in the 50s.

Tuesday

Lots of clouds, a few breaks of sun, with scattered showers or thunderstorms possible. Warmer. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

Widespread frost and freezing temperatures in many locations tonight into Saturday morning. Some clouds and a breeze will inhibit frost in some locations, however temperatures may still drop to near or below freezing.

Recreational Forecast

General:

***FROST AND FREEZE WARNINGS FOR ALL OF THE REGION TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING***
Sun mixed with periods of clouds, with a sprinkle or isolated shower north today, mainly over the higher terrain. Highs in the mid 50s to low 60s. Light winds becoming west near 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Brief:

Relatively quiet weather for most of your outdoor plans, most of the weekend. There is a cold front settling south this morning through the region, with intervals of clouds and sun, and possibly a sprinkle in a few places north, especially across the higher terrain. But it should be a minor nuisance - nothing to really change any plans. It will be on the cool side through tomorrow, most notably tomorrow morning, when widespread frost and freezing temperatures are expected.
This holiday weekend has become a traditional time to open up camp, think about water recreation, in general shift into more of a summer mode. However, as is typical in late May, the water, especially the larger bodies, is very cold, and the risk of hypothermia is high. Be sure to wear protective gear and practice safe boating.
The weekend outlook calls for sunny, cool weather Saturday, then a mix of clouds and sun, maybe a stray shower north Sunday, turning warmer – mainly 70s. Clouds will be moving in Monday, possibly some showers west and south of I-89 in the afternoon.

Winds:

Winds today starting light, becoming west near 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds this evening from the northwest 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph, diminishing to less than 10 mph after midnight. Winds on Saturday from the west to northwest 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph from the Green Mountains east. The outlook for Sunday calls for west to northwest winds 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

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

Mountain:

Today the summits will see variable clouds and sun, with a few spotty showers or sprinkles north, where clouds will be in and out across the Presidential Range. Northwest winds will increase, bringing in colder temperatures. Saturday calls for mostly sunny skies, strong northwest winds, and quite cold. Looking ahead to Sunday, skies will be partly sunny, with a few isolated showers, mainly north. Winds decreasing and temperatures moderating a few degrees.

Winds Today Saturday Sunday
2000ft W 10>NW 25 mph W 20 to 35 mph W 15 to 25 mph
4000ft W 15>NW 30 mph WNW 25 to 40 mph W 20 to 30 mph
6000ft W 30>NW 55 mph NW 50 to 65 mph WNW 35 to 50 mph
Temperatures Today Saturday Sunday
2000ft 50 NW/62 S 50 NE/57 SW 65 to 70
4000ft 40s 40 to 45 50s
6000ft low 30s near 32 40s