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Eye on the Sky

August 12, 2022

Detailed Forecast

Today

Sunshine mixing with fair weather clouds through midday and the afternoon more so over the higher terrain. Patchy areas of morning fog. Not as cool with widespread highs in the 70s. North winds less than 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s, closer to 40 in the cooler hollows north. Winds light and variable.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

None.

Extended Forecast

Today

Sunshine mixing with fair weather clouds through midday and the afternoon more so over the higher terrain. Patchy areas of morning fog. Not as cool with widespread highs in the 70s. North winds less than 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s, closer to 40 in the cooler hollows north. Winds light and variable.

Sunday

Mostly sunny with increasing clouds through midday and the afternoon. Highs in the 70s, closer to 80 over the warmer valleys. Winds light and variable.

Sunday Night

Periods of clouds. Lows in the 50s.

Monday

Increasing periods of clouds, with a rising chance of scattered showers, mostly south of the Adirondacks and Rt. 4. Highs in the 70s.

Monday Night

Periods of clouds, with a chance of showers, mostly south of the Adirondacks and Rt. 4. Lows in the 50s.

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers, fewer north, and a better chance south. Highs in the 70s.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

None.

Recreational Forecast

General:

Patches of valley fog burning off. Sun, mixing with afternoon clouds, numerous over the northern mountains. Cool. Highs in the 70s, a few upper 60s far north. Winds light, becoming north to northwest 5 to 15 mph.

Brief:

After a significant cooling, the air yesterday warmed a bit, and humidity levels briefly rose in advance of a cold front, which helped to generate and couple of broken bands of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and early evening. The front then pushed what was left of the warm and humid air out of the area, with clearing skies, and a cooler and less humid start to the day. High pressure over the Great Lakes to our west will gradually build eastward, with lots of sunshine this morning. However, the air above us is now rather chilly, so the heating of the sun, causing the air to rise, will result in scattered to numerous fair weather clouds this afternoon, almost overcast at times through the northern mountains, limiting high temperatures there to the 60s to near 70. Elsewhere, some refreshing 70s and low humidity will compliment the partly sunny skies this afternoon for a pleasant mid-August day. The high over the Great Lakes edges closer tonight, with clear, moonlit skies hampering some of the views of the Perseid Meteor Shower at its peak. The clear skies will send thermometers tumbling to the 40s and low 50s, along with areas of dense river valley fog. Another sunny day expected Saturday, again featuring periods of puffy fair weather clouds in the afternoon, more so over the higher terrain, clearing out again Saturday night. High pressure will slide through here Sunday, starting to weaken, but strong enough to keep a potential storm to the east of New England, which gives us another pleasant, albeit somewhat cool day to finish up the weekend. Early next week, lowering pressure in the upper atmosphere favors storm development near the East Coast to our south, while high pressure locks in over northeast Quebec and Labrador, establishing a damp, cool, easterly airflow. The details are still elusive, but indications are increasing for some showers developing in southern areas Monday afternoon, and gradually lifting north Tuesday, with the highest chances of rain by Wednesday. Clouds, scattered showers, and an easterly wind will keep daytimes cool, mostly upper 60s to mid 70s, and nights a little milder, mainly in the 50s.

Winds:

Light winds this morning, becoming north to northwest 5 to 15 mph, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain 1 to 3 feet. Tonight, north winds near 10 mph this evening, diminishing to light and variable, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain 1 to 2 feet. On Saturday, light winds, mainly north to northwest 5 to 10 mph, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain 1 foot or less. Sunday’s outlook continues to feature light winds.


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

Mountain:

Today calls for some morning sun, then scattered to numerous clouds, especially north. It will be several degrees cooler, with light north winds, decreasing through the afternoon. The weekend outlook features sun, mixing with some clouds Saturday, light winds, and continued cool. On Sunday, sun, again mixing with some periods of clouds, winds light, mainly from the northwest, and temperatures moderating a few degrees warmer.

Winds Today Sunday
2000ft N 5 to 10 mph NW 5 to 10 mph
4000ft N 5 to 10 mph NW 5 to 10 mph
6000ft light>N 10 mph light/variable
Temperatures Today Sunday
2000ft 68 N/74 S 68 N/74 S
4000ft 55 to 60 near 60
6000ft 40 to 45 40s

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