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March 26, 2015

The forecast for all of Vermont, and adjoining New Hampshire, New York, Quebec, and Massachusetts:

345 PM EDT


Rt 2 north: Rain mixing or changing to snow generally by 8 pm, then tapering to sprinkles or flurries by 9 pm in the St. Lawrence Valley, and around midnight in far northern New Hampshire.  T-1” valleys; 1-4” higher terrain, high-end totals mainly above 1800 feet.

RT 2 to RT 4, rain, possibly mixing with or changing to snow—primarily over high terrain--before tapering off.

South of RT 4, periods of rain, possibly moderate or heavy at times, tapering off west to east by midnight. 

Lows generally 25-32.  Wind becoming north to northwest less than 10 mph this evening, then light and variable after midnight.

FRIDAY:  Mostly cloudy.  Scattered AM snow showers, especially the northern mountains, then spotty snow or rain showers in the afternoon.   Highs in the 30s to near 40 north, in the low 40s south.  Wind becoming north to northwest 5 to 15 mph.

FRIDAY NT:  Variable clouds, with a few snow showers lingering in the north and mountains.  Lows 8-18 north; 18-24 south.

SATURDAY:  Variable clouds. Highs 25-35. North wind 5-15 mph.

Extended Forecast:            

Saturday Night:  Clearing and cold.  Lows 5 to 15 north, in the teens to near 20 south.

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, mixing with afternoon clouds.  Not as cold.  Highs from the low 30s to low 40s north to south.

Sunday Night:  Becoming cloudy, with a chance of snow showers west of the Green Mountains late.  Lows in the 20s to near 30.

Monday:  Mostly cloudy with scattered rain or snow showers.  Highs 37-46.

Monday Nt: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers. Lows 21-31.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 38-48.

Significant/Hazardous Weather:           

Rain and melting snow may break up some of the thinner river ice, but no significant flooding is expected.  Rain will mix or change to snow overnight mainly north of RT 2 before ending, so some patchy slick spots on the roads in far northern VT/NH, southern Quebec, and the Adirondacks will develop. 

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General Forecast:

Cloudy, perhaps a glimpse of morning sun, then rain north, possibly mixed with snow in the Adirondacks, and showers south midday and afternoon.  Highs in the mid 40s to low 50s north to south.  Winds this morning from the south to southwest 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph in the Champlain and St. Lawrence valleys, and over the higher terrain, becoming west to southwest this afternoon and decreasing to 10 mph or less. 


Brief Discussion:    



Mountain Forecast:

The summits will be in and out of the clouds this morning, the clouds lowering onto the summits with rain, mixed with snow above 2500 feet in the Adirondacks, to 3500 feet for the southern summits.  Strong west winds decreasing, and temperatures near or just above freezing.   Any rain will change to snow tonight, tapering to snow showers Friday, mainly across the north, with 2 to 5 inches north, 1 to 3 inches south.  Turning colder, with moderate northwest winds.  Saturday's outlook is for a mix of clouds and sun, light to moderate north winds, and cold.






2000 FT

WSW 25>N 10 mph

NNW 5 to 15 mph

NNW 10 to 20 mph

4000 FT

W 45 > 25 mph

NW 10 to 20 mph

N 15 to 25 mph

6000 FT.

W 70 > 45 mph

WNW 20 to 35 mph

N 15 > 35 mph









2000 FT

40 to 45

28 NW/38 SE

20 NW/30 SE

4000 FT




6000 FT

near 32

near 20

near 10


Winds at Lower Elevations:

Winds this morning from the south to southwest 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph in the Champlain and St. Lawrence valleys, and over the higher terrain, becoming west to southwest this afternoon and decreasing to 10 mph or less.  North to northwest winds less than 10 mph this evening, becoming light and variable overnight.   Winds on Friday light, becoming north to northwest 5 to 15 mph.  The outlook for Saturday calls for northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

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

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Sunrise on March 26th breaks the horizon at 6:43, setting the west-northwest this evening at 7:10, with the length of the day now 12 hours and 27 minutes.

March walks that thin line between seasons, so we can go from mild to wild a short order, as was the case on this date in 1847. Temperatures of near 40 and rain developing soon turned to snow as winds strengthened from the northeast  according to Zaddock Thompson's records from Burlington, ending up with 17 inches of snow, greatly drifted, blocking roads. 22 inches was reported in Lunenburg, and 30 inches in Barnard, VT.

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General Forecast:

The Farm and Garden Journal will resume this April. 

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