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Eye on the Sky

October 19, 2019

Detailed Forecast

Today

Some sun early with clouds increasing throughout the day. Areas of morning valley fog east of the Green Mountains. A bit warmer with highs in the mid 50s to 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy. Not as chilly with lows in the mid 30s to 40. Winds becoming light and variable.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

None, other than patchy frost possible tonight in the Champlain Valley where the growing season lingers on.

Extended Forecast

Today

Some sun early with clouds increasing throughout the day. Areas of morning valley fog east of the Green Mountains. A bit warmer with highs in the mid 50s to 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy. Not as chilly with lows in the mid 30s to 40. Winds becoming light and variable.

Monday

Mostly sunny. A nice day. A bit warmer with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.Calm winds.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s. Light southeast winds.

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy with some sun early. Rain showers developing over Northern New York and then moving east throughout the day. Highs ranging through the 50s.

Tuesday Night

Cloudy with rain. Lows in the lower to mid 40s.

Wednesday

Cloudy with rain coming to an end late in the day. Highs in the lower to mid 50s.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

None, other than patchy frost possible tonight in the Champlain Valley where the growing season lingers on.

Recreational Forecast

General:

Becoming mostly sunny throughout the morning. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. A few mid 50s in the southern valleys. Winds light and variable.

Brief:

It was definitely easy to forget how dry and pleasant the weather was last week into the start of this week. Damp and cold weather made an appearance at the end to this past week, due to a strong Nor’easter plowing through Northern New England. It dropped a varying amount of rain on the region with under 1 inch falling over parts of the Northeast Kingdom. On the other hand over 4 inches fell in other parts of Vermont such as Lincoln and Springfield. After a rough end to the week high pressure drifting east from the Great Lakes provides a nice fall weekend to get outside. Today skies become mostly sunny throughout the morning with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s, which is a few degrees below seasonal. Some mid 50s pop up in the southern valleys. Tomorrow clouds increase throughout the day but it remains dry with highs a few degrees warmer and mostly in the 50s. If you plan on hiking I would definitely plan for some wet, slick, and even some snowy conditions. If you venture up to elevations above 3000 feet or so I would plan on seeing the first signs on the season to come. That signal comes in the form of upper elevation snow. Most mountains in Vermont only have seen a dusting to a few inches but the highest peak of the Adirondacks include snow above ½ foot. It can be a bit of a nuisance when it comes to hiking and it sure is not enough snowpack to enjoy winter activities. Sometimes I get very anxious about the transition to winter this time of year, as the end of summer and fall activities become tricky and there is not enough snow for winter activities, just yet.

Winds:

Light north winds today creates wave height less than one foot. Tomorrow light and variable winds provide wave heights less than 1 foot.
For more details on Lake Champlain, go to: http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BTV&product=REC&issuedby=BTV

Mountain:

While a Nor’easter dropped a significant amount of rain in valley locations, upper elevations have seen their first touch of winter. Many of the high peak in the region have become white capped due snow falling over the last couple days. It sure is not enough snow to get out and play in but it sure can get you hyped up for winter activities to come. While it is abnormal to see snow in the valleys and mid elevations in mid to late October, this time of year is just about when you would expect to see snow over the higher peaks. November is usually when you see the first signs of winter in mid and lower elevations. If you do plan on getting up in the mountains today, I would make sure I was prepared for winter conditions. Temperatures at the higher peaks will not make it out of the 30s with a slick surface under foot. It will be a pleasant fall day as high pressure provides diminishing cloud cover. Tonight will definitely feel like winter no matter what elevation as widespread 20s are in the forecast for lower elevations. Tomorrow includes increasing cloud cover but it will be a few degrees warmer as southern air starts to advect into the region.

Winds Today Monday
2000ft S 5 to 15 mph SE 5 to 10 mph
4000ft SW 15 to 25 mph S 5 to 15 mph
6000ft SW 20 to 35 mph SW 10 to 25 mph
Temperatures Today Monday
2000ft Lower 50s Upper 50s
4000ft Mid 40s Lower 50s
6000ft Upper 30s Mid 40s

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