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Eye on the Sky

March 19, 2019

Detailed Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, except partly cloudy near and south of Route 4. Highs in the low to mid 30s north, mid 30s to around 40 south. West to northwest winds 5 to 10 mph, gusting to 15 mph.

Tonight

Slight chance of an evening snow shower in the Adirondacks, otherwise mostly clear north, and decreasing clouds in the south. Lows mainly in the teens, except single digits northeast. Winds diminishing to light and variable, then becoming south 5 to 10 mph west of the Green Mountains.

Wednesday

Mostly to partly sunny and more seasonable. Highs from the mid 40s to around 50 south and in the Champlain Valley, low to mid 40s elsewhere north. South to southwest 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night

Increasing clouds. Chance of rain or snow showers after midnight in New York. Lows from the mid 20s to mid 30s, coldest east of the Green Mountains. South to southwest 10 to 15 mph, diminishing to light in valleys east of the Greens.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

None through Wednesday. The Spring Equinox takes place Wednesday at 5:58 PM EDT.

Extended Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, except partly cloudy near and south of Route 4. Highs in the low to mid 30s north, mid 30s to around 40 south. West to northwest winds 5 to 10 mph, gusting to 15 mph.

Tonight

Slight chance of an evening snow shower in the Adirondacks, otherwise mostly clear north, and decreasing clouds in the south. Lows mainly in the teens, except single digits northeast. Winds diminishing to light and variable, then becoming south 5 to 10 mph west of the Green Mountains.

Wednesday

Mostly to partly sunny and more seasonable. Highs from the mid 40s to around 50 south and in the Champlain Valley, low to mid 40s elsewhere north. South to southwest 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night

Increasing clouds. Chance of rain or snow showers after midnight in New York. Lows from the mid 20s to mid 30s, coldest east of the Green Mountains. South to southwest 10 to 15 mph, diminishing to light in valleys east of the Greens.

Thursday

A mix of scattered rain and snow showers, changing to rain showers. Highs in the mid to upper 40s south, and low to mid 40s north; around 40 in the Adirondacks. Winds south 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night

Rain or snow showers changing to snow showers, some steady snow possible east of the Green Mountains. Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s north to south.

Friday

Snow showers likely; some rain mixing in across the valleys west of the Greens. Highs in the 30s, except 40s in the Hudson and Champlain Valleys

Friday Night

Snow showers likely north and in the southern Greens, chance elsewhere in the south. Lows around 10 above in the Adirondacks, teens to around 20 elsewhere north, and low to mid 20s in the south.

Saturday

Mostly cloudy and blustery. Snow showers likely north and southern mountains. Variable clouds, with scattered snow showers in southern valleys. Highs in the mid 20s to mid 30s, from north to south.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

None through Wednesday. The Spring Equinox takes place Wednesday at 5:58 PM EDT.

Recreational Forecast

General:

Mostly sunny, except partly cloudy near and south of Route 4. Highs in the low to mid 30s north, mid 30s to around 40 south. West to northwest winds 5 to 10 mph, gusting to 15 mph.

Brief:

Periods of clouds, and a few localized snow showers lingered overnight, as a weak weather front remains across the region, running from the southern Adirondacks, east between Rutland and Montpelier, then southeast into southern New Hampshire. It separates some arctic chill over northern parts of the region, with high pressure centered over Quebec, from more seasonable air residing beneath high pressure over West Virginia, extending from the mid-Atlantic back through the Ohio Valley. Temperatures beneath the clouds held mostly in the 20s, while clear skies to the north again sent thermometers into the single digits. Over the next 24 hours, these highs will blend together, which means a generally clear, chilly night, followed by a moderation in the cold tomorrow afternoon, as the high moves east of New England. Calendar Spring arrives tomorrow evening, but winter still has some unfinished business. At first we expect nothing too drastic, as snow showers late Wednesday night into Thursday morning move is as part of a moisture-starved storm system racing southeast from the arctic to Quebec. Then, some potential spring mischief develops Thursday night into Friday. The evolving weather pattern has a history of storms developing near the New England coast, and computer models continue to hint at this. Confidence is not all that high yet, but if it does happen, there is the potential for a period of wet snow for southeast VT into southern NH, possibly as far west as the Green Mountains. It is a situation that bears monitoring. Behind such a storm, a brief shot of chilly weather would arrive for next weekend.

Winds:

Winds today light, becoming west to northwest near 10 mph. Overnight, winds diminishing to light and variable, then becoming south to southwest at 5 to 10 mph west of the Green Mountains. On Wednesday, increasing southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday's outlook calls for south winds 10 to 15 mph.

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Mountain:

The summits can expect more sunshine, light to moderate west winds, and temperatures just a few degrees warmer, but still cold. Wednesday continues to bring sunshine, but a developing southwest wind will lift temperatures back to late-winter readings. On Wednesday night into Thursday, clouds will lower, with periods of light snow and snow showers developing, occasionally obscuring the summits. Winds moderate from the south to southwest, and temperatures mainly in the 20s.

Winds Today Wednesday Thursday
2000ft WNW 10 to 15 mph SW 10 > 25 mph S 25 to 35 mph
4000ft WNW 10 to 25 mph SW 15 > 25 mph SSW 30 to 45 mph
6000ft WNW 35 to 50 mph W>SW 25 to 40 mph SW 35 to 50 mph
Temperatures Today Wednesday Thursday
2000ft 27 N/36 S 37 N/45 S near 40
4000ft 17 N/24 S 28 N/34 S low 30s
6000ft 5 to 10A 15 to 20 20s

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