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Eye on the Sky

December 12, 2019

Detailed Forecast

Today

Mostly to partly sunny with more clouds over the mountains. Cool with highs in the upper teens to mid 20s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly to partly cloudy with a chance of a snow shower over the northern mountains. Lows in the mid teens to lower 20s. South winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Friday

Partly sunny and breezy, becoming cloudy by the end of the day. Not as cold with highs in the mid 30s to 40. South winds 10 to 20 mph gusting to 30 mph.

Friday Night

Cloudy with a chance of rain showers and pockets of freezing rain after midnight. Lows fairly steady in the lower to mid 30s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

None until the weekend. There is a chance of pockets of freezing rain late Friday night into early Saturday morning before temperatures rise above freezing. The sheltered valleys of the Adirondacks and areas east of the spine of the Green Mountains have the highest potential to see freezing rain.

Extended Forecast

Today

Mostly to partly sunny with more clouds over the mountains. Cool with highs in the upper teens to mid 20s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly to partly cloudy with a chance of a snow shower over the northern mountains. Lows in the mid teens to lower 20s. South winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Friday

Partly sunny and breezy, becoming cloudy by the end of the day. Not as cold with highs in the mid 30s to 40. South winds 10 to 20 mph gusting to 30 mph.

Friday Night

Cloudy with a chance of rain showers and pockets of freezing rain after midnight. Lows fairly steady in the lower to mid 30s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday

Cloudy with rain. Rain will be moderate at times. Limited areas of freezing rain through the early morning, best chance east of the Green Mountains. Mild with highs in the lower to mid 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Cloudy with rain showers. Possibly some pockets of mixed precipitation late. Mild with lows in the lower to mid 30s.

Sunday

Cloudy with rain showers becoming scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Morning highs in the mid 30s to 40 falling to below freezing by midday.

Sunday Night

Cloudy with scattered snow showers ending. Lows in the mid teens to lower 20s.

Monday

Mostly to partly sunny. Not as warm with highs in the mid 20s to around 30.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

None until the weekend. There is a chance of pockets of freezing rain late Friday night into early Saturday morning before temperatures rise above freezing. The sheltered valleys of the Adirondacks and areas east of the spine of the Green Mountains have the highest potential to see freezing rain.

Recreational Forecast

General:

Mostly to partly sunny with more clouds over the mountains. Cool with highs in the upper teens to mid 20s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Brief:

November was a bit of a roller coaster ride when it came to the weather. That theme has carried over into the month of December as it was a mild start to the week but an arctic front which brought some snow squalls yesterday evening brought a reinforcing shot of cold air. While it will be chilly today with highs in the upper teens to mid 20s high pressure provides some sunshine. Tomorrow highs moderate back into the 30s as warm and very seasonally moist air surges overhead from the south. This also produces gusty winds tomorrow, especially in the south to north oriented valleys. Saturday highs break back into the 40s and this will be accompanied by rain, that will be moderate at times. This will be a mostly rain event but there is a chance to see some pockets of freezing very early Saturday morning. Another dip comes in the roller coaster as temperatures fall below freezing by the afternoon on Sunday turning any rain showers to scattered snow showers. A short reprieve comes Monday but wet weather comes again on Tuesday in the form of rain, snow, and possibly everything in between.

Winds:

High pressure south of our region provides light winds from the west today at 5 to 10 mph, becoming south later in the day. Tonight, winds pick up a bit from the south at 10 to 15 mph. Warm and moist southern air surges overhead tomorrow into Satuardya and this provides south winds at 10 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph tomorrow. The north to south oriented valleys partially the Champlain Valley see the highest gusts tomorrow due to channeling effects.

Mountain:

If you have been getting excited to get in the mountains for winter activities rain at the start of the week has put a dent in the snowpack. Bare grass was seen at lower elevations yesterday over northern parts of the region. A cold front brought some snow squalls over northern areas providing a limited amount of snow. Precipitation through the weekend falls more in the form of rain than snow at all elevations. This provides a holding pattern when it comes to piling up a deep snowpack. The month of December has been against us when it comes to snow. Rain came at the start of the week with a substantial rain event on the way for Saturday with temperatures jumping above freezing at all elevations. Some snow showers do come on the backside of this weekend’s system on Sunday but not enough to recoup the snow that will be lost the day before. Tuesday another low pressure system with southern origins effects New England but it does not look to be an all snow event. Taking a peak at the long term forecast an arctic blast comes just before Christmas but longer term guidance leans towards warmer than normal conditions to end the month.

Winds Today Friday Saturday
2000ft W 10 to 15 mph S 15 to 30 mph SE 10 to 25 mph
4000ft W 20to 35 mph S 25 to 40 mph S 20 to 40 mph
6000ft W 40 to 55 mph. S 45 to 60 mph S 25 to 45 mph
Temperatures Today Friday Saturday
2000ft Upper teens Mid 30s Upper 30s
4000ft Lower teens Lower 30s Mid 30s
6000ft Single dights Mid 20s Lower 30s

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