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January 26, 2015

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

***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY TONIGHT AND TUESDAY FOR NORTHEAST VT, AND MONTPELIER SOUTHWEST TO MIDDLEBURY***

***WINTER STORM WARNING TONIGHT AND TUESDAY FOR NH, ORANGE CO. AND SOUTHERN VT, THE BERKSHIRES AND ADJACENT NY***

This Afternoon: Sun filtered through high clouds. Slight chance of snow late near the Massachusetts border. Cold with highs in the low to mid teens north, and mid to upper teens in the south. Winds becoming north to northeast around 10 mph this afternoon.

Tonight: Cloudy, with snow becoming moderate to heavy after midnight from Bennington to Laconia and south; up to 6 inches near the Massachusetts border. Snow spreading north to Middlebury, Montpelier east along Rt. 2 by morning. Lows 5 to 15 above, except zero to 5 below in northern New York and the St. Lawrence Valley. North to northeast winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph across the south.

Tuesday: Snow, heavy at times, southeast of  a line from Rutland to the White Mountains, lighter west and north, likely reaching the Champlain Valley during the afternoon; only a chance of snow in the Adirondacks and St. Lawrence Valley. Total accumulation 1 to 2 inches in the northern Adirondacks and St. Lawrence Valley, 2 to 4 inches in the Champlain Valley, 3 to 6 inches in the Northeast Kingdom and northern New Hampshire, 4 to 8 inches in the northern Green Mountains southwest to Lake George, 6 to 10 inches from Lake George into the  Capital District of New York, and 8 to 16 inches southern Vermont, the Berkshires, and New Hampshire, locally up to 2 feet far south. High temperatures tomorrow mainly in the mid teens north, and upper teens to lower 20s south. North to northeast winds 10 to 25 mph, gusting to 30 mph in northern  sections, and to 40 mph in the south.

Extended Forecast:

Tuesday Night: Snow tapering off. Additional accumulation 1 to 2 inches. Otherwise windy with periods of blowing snow. Lows 5 below to 5 above north, and from zero to 10 above in the south. North winds 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday: Clearing from west to east. Highs in the low to mid teens north, and in the  mid to upper teens south. North to northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with some increasing clouds north after midnight.  Lows 5 below to 10 above.

Thursday:  Becoming cloudy, with a chance of snow showers west.  Highs in the upper teens to mid 20s.

Thursday Night:  A chance of light snow.  Lows in the teens.

Friday:  A chance of light snow in the morning, partial clearing in the afternoon.  Highs in the 20s to low 30s.

 

SIGNIFICANT/HAZARDOUS WEATHER:
A powerful coastal storm will bring heavy snow and blowing snow to southern portions of the region Tuesday and Tuesday evening.



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General Forecast:

***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY TONIGHT AND TUESDAY FOR NORTHEAST VT, AND MONTPELIER SOUTHWEST TO MIDDLEBURY***

***WINTER STORM WARNING TONIGHT AND TUESDAY FOR NH, ORANGE CO. AND SOUTHERN VT, THE BERKSHIRES AND ADJACENT NY***

Today:  Sun fading through high clouds north.  Thickening clouds south, with a chance of snow late near the MA border.  Cold.  Highs in the teens north, upper teens to near 20 south.  Winds light, becoming north to northeast near 10 mph this afternoon.

 

Brief Discussion: 

Weather headlines this morning offer various degrees of warnings and danger, some of which might even be warranted. A powerful nor'easter is expected to intensify south of Long Island, track northeast to Cape Cod, whipping heavy snow and strong winds through southern and eastern New England. It has the potential to produce over 2 feet of snow, and southern portions of our region may approach that figure. But we'll be on the edge of the storm, so amounts may range from a dusting to 2 feet – the least in the St. Lawrence Valley, highest totals in southwest NH and neighboring northern MA.

But not today.

No, today should be a cold but quiet day through the region, with sun filtered through high clouds, those clouds thickening in southern sections. Tomorrow should be a much more difficult day for travel, and outdoor activities will require extra caution and good judgment, with heavy snow and poor visibilities in eastern and southern areas. Much lighter snow in the Champlain Valley, and just a chance of snow or snow showers through the Adirondacks and St. Lawrence Valley. The storm winds down by Wednesday morning, followed by brief clearing, then some lighter snow or snow showers later Thursday, ending Friday, followed by more cold weather this weekend.

Mountain Forecast:

Morning sunshine will fade through increasing high clouds north, and clouds will thicken south, starting to lower later in the day there, and across the Presidential Range. Snow developing in the southern mountains tonight, spreading north Tuesday, except only a chance of snow in the Adirondacks. The mountains will be obscured in clouds, snow, and blowing snow. It will remain cold, with lighter winds today, then strong north winds Tuesday and Wednesday. Skies will be clearing west to east on Wednesday, and temperatures will ease up a few degrees.

WINDS................Monday........................Tuesday............................Wednesday

2000 FT.......N>NE near 10 mph.........NE 25 to 35 mph.......NW 20 to 35 mph

4000 FT.......N>SE 10 to 15 mph.........NE 25 to 40 mph..........N 30 to 45 mph

6000 FT.........W 30> S 15 mph.......NE 60 to 75 mph.......N 75>NW 60 mph

TEMPERATURES

2000 FT.............8 N>14 S.........................8 N>16 S......................10 N>18 S

4000 FT...............near 10A.........................near 10A...............................near 10A

6000 FT...............near 5A............................near 5A................................near 5A

 

Winds at Lower Elevations:

Winds light, becoming north to northeast near 10 mph this afternoon. Winds overnight from the north to northeast 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph in southern sections. On Tuesday, Winds north to northeast 10 to 25 mph, gusting to 30 mph north and 40 mph south. Wednesday's outlook indicates northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 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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The sunrise on this 26th day of January is at 7:15 and sunset occurs at 4:51.  We can now enjoy the increasing daylight, today totaling 9 hours and 36 minutes of possible sunlight. 

We often speak of the Blizzard of 1888 as one of the worst snowstorms in New England’s history, but there were actually two blizzards in an otherwise mild winter.  On this date in 1888, northwest winds were blowing a fresh foot of snow into 20 foot drifts in Charlotte, shutting down the Rutland Railroad for 4 days.



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General Forecast:

The Farm and Garden Journal ended for this year as of October 15th.

It will resume in April of 2015. 




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