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October 31, 2014

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

400 PM EDT

TONIGHT:  Becoming cloudy.  A slight chance of a rain or snow shower over eastern New York; and late tonight over southern Vermont and New Hampshire.  Lows in the 30s.  Light east wind this evening becoming light and variable.

SATURDAY:  Cloudy.  Widely scattered morning rain or snow showers through midday.  During the afternoon, scattered rain showers over the St. Lawrence Valley, and rain showers becoming likely south.  Highs ranging generally through the 40s; a few low 50s possible far southeast Vermont and southern New Hampshire. Wind becoming north to northeast 8-15 mph.

SATURDAY NT:  Cloudy, increasingly breezy.  A chance of rain or snow showers from the Connecticut River west, and occasional light rain and/or snow east of the Connecticut. Lows 28-36. North wind increasing to 10-20 mph.

SUNDAY:  Mostly cloudy, windy.  Scattered snow or rain showers—best chance from the Greens eastward. Highs 36-45.  Northwest wind 12-25 mph and gusty. Light snow accumulation possible over northern New Hampshire.

 Extended Forecast:

Sunday Night:  Clearing, breezy, colder.  Lows in the 20s, some upper teens possible over higher terrain east, and in cold hollows over the Adirondacks.

Monday:  Mostly sunny. Crisp.  Highs 37-47.

Monday Night:  Clear to start, followed by increasing clouds—mainly west. Lows in the 20s east, to the low 30s west.

Tuesday:  Mostly cloudy or becoming so. Milder. Highs 48-56.

Tuesday Nt: Mostly cloudy, chance for showers—best chance north. Lows 35-45.

Wednesday:  Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers north—mainly mountains. Variable clouds south, widely scattered, mainly mountain showers. Highs 47-57. 

None.  Standard Time resumes Sunday (at 2 AM), so set your clocks back one hour Saturday evening – you'll gain the hour of sleep you lost last March!

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General Forecast:

Variable clouds, with some intervals of morning sun, then more clouds this afternoon.     Highs in the 40s north, low 50s south.  Winds light, mainly from the east to southeast less than 10 mph.        


Brief Discussion: 

There will be much howling and screaming and nashing of teeth – no, I'm not talking about Hallowe'en. Meteorologists will have a hair-raising challenge of a different sort this weekend, having to do with a potential storm off the New England coast, which is keeping its secrets as of early this morning.

Weak high pressure over the region is helping to erode some of the low clouds from last night, lingering longest over southern NH and southeast VT.  Elsewhere, a mix of sun and clouds prevails.  Meanwhile, energetic low pressure in the Great Lakes is lacking moisture, producing light rain and snow through portions of Michigan.  Another storm is taking shape off the Carolina coast, not all that strong, but quite juicy.   The two systems will combine this weekend, but that’s where uncertainty increases significantly.

If the two systems consolidate into one, it may be strong enough to shift its track closer to the New England coast, which would bring a period of light rain mixing or changing to snow to eastern portions of the region Saturday night into early Sunday.  Another scenario would feature the storm now along the coast to lift northeast as a weaker system, followed by a second storm developing off the coast, with less energy and moisture to work with, again ending up as a weaker system.  This would only bring a few snow and rain showers to the region.  Either way, Sunday will see an increasing northerly airflow delivering our coldest weather of the Autumn so far, with clearing skies Sunday night leading to readings in the 20s, even some teens in the cold spots.  Lots of sunshine expected Monday, with a moderation in temperatures.


Mountain Forecast:

The summits will remain mostly cloudy, the Presidential Range obscured, and clouds in and out in the Adirondacks with a spotty rain or snow shower later in the day.  Light winds and cold.  Saturday will see cloudy skies, obscuring the Presidential range, and lower toward the summits elsewhere with a rising chance of snow or rain showers.  Increasing northeast winds and cold.  Sunday's outlook calls for mostly cloudy skies and scattered snow showers.



2000 FT.........SE 5 to 10 mph...........NE 10 to 20 mph..........N>N 25 to 35 mph

4000 FT......SW>S 5 to 10 mph........NE 10 to 25 mph.........NE>N 30 to 40 mph

6000 FT.......SW 10 to 20 mph..........NE 15 > 30 mph.............N 35 to 50 mph


2000 FT...........40 NW/47 SE.............38 NW/44 SE...............34 NW/39 SE

4000 FT................low 30s........................low 30s............................20s

6000 FT...................20s..............................20s...........................upper teens


Winds at Lower Elevations:

Winds today light, varying from northeast to southeast less than 10 mph, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain remaining less than 1 foot. Winds this evening northeast less than 10 mph, diminishing to light and variable, continuing from the north on Lake Champlain near 10 mph, with waves on the open waters near 1 foot. On Saturday, north to northeast near 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 20 mph on Lake Champlain, with waves on the open waters building to 1 to 3 feet in the afternoon. Sunday's outlook calls for increasing north winds of 10 to 25 mph, with higher gusts.

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October 31st, All Hallows Eve, and we are haunted with a late sunrise of 7:26, and a sunset at 5:42, which exposes vampires to 10 hours and 16 minutes of daylight.  

Halloween is often haunted by memories of trick-or-treating in the snow, or in the cold, but before the days of various miniature cherubs dressed as their favorite hero or greatest nightmare, October’s coldest weather frightened anyone not ready for winter.  On this date in 1925, the snowiest, coldest October concluded with shocking 4 degrees in Pittsburg, NH, a tomb-like 2 degrees in Garfield, VT, and a bone-chilling 1 degree in Van Buren, ME.

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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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