Tuesday, April25, 2017 L-36.com

Marine Weather and Tides
Montpelier, VT

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Sunrise 5:48AMSunset 7:52PM Tuesday April 25, 2017 8:35 AM EDT (12:35 UTC) Moonrise 5:40AMMoonset 6:50PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Montpelier, VT
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Area Discussion for - Burlington, VT
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national weather service burlington vt
753 am edt Tue apr 25 2017

Clouds and moisture from a low pressure area along the mid
atlantic coast will move north into the region today, with rain
showers developing across the north country this afternoon
and tonight. Rain showers will continue tonight and into
Wednesday. Expecting partly to mostly cloudy skies Wednesday
night. Thursday will see warmer temperatures with highs in the
70s under partly sunny skies.

Near term /through tonight/
As of 752 am edt Tuesday... Surface observations and radar
showing some very light sprinkles moving into southern vermont
at this time. This will work its way slowly northward, but will
run into somewhat drier air in the lower portion of the
atmosphere. Current forecast still looks good, so no major
changes have been made.

Previous discussion from 418 am edt Tuesday... Clouds and
moisture will be on the increase today from a low pressure area
along the mid atlantic coast. Bufkit forecast soundings show
fairly dry conditions in the lower portion of the atmosphere
today, so it will take a while to saturate the lower layers.

Skies should start out partly sunny today, with increasing
cloudiness the through the day. Expecting rain showers to
develop later this afternoon and continue into tonight. Have
gone with mainly chance pops for today and with likely or
categorical pops for tonight for rain showers.

Short term /Wednesday through Wednesday night/
As of 418 am edt Tuesday... Expecting rain showers to continue
into Wednesday morning as the closed upper low and the surface
low will be coincident with each other south of long island new
york Wednesday morning. This low will then move east and be over
cape cod Wednesday night. Expecting the north country to be
partly to mostly cloudy Wednesday night, but remaining dry.

Models showing upper ridge to build into the region by late
Wednesday night.

Long term /Thursday through Monday/
As of 420 am edt Tuesday... Not much change in the forecast but
overall active period during the long term. The period will
start off dry as rain showers associated with coastal low
continue to move east. Some lingering clouds may limit warming
over eastern vermont, but generally expect temperatures in the

Thursday night into Friday will have chance for showers and
possible thunderstorms that are expected to move west to east
across the north country as a long wave 500mb trough becomes
negatively titled over ontario, extending into the eastern great
lakes. Reflected at the surface, a front boundary will provide
the lift for these showers... Clearing the area by Friday night.

Heading into the weekend, a bermuda high looks to develop at
the surface and aloft. Several areas of vorticity at 500mb will
move from SW towards southern quebec and possibly impact the
north country through Saturday night.

On Sunday, canadian high pressure centered around james bay
will retreat north and east as strengthening closed surface low
moves northward from texas towards the western great lakes by
late Sunday. A warm front ahead of the low looks to bring more
showers by Sunday night. GFS and ECMWF still show differences on
evolution and track of this system, but strong low level jet
associated with cold front will create good moisture plume from
the gulf of mexico northward. Expect this cold front to move
into the north country sometime Monday. Overall expect this
system to be capable of producing heavy rainfall and strong
winds from tight pressure gradient and strengthening of low.

Also, thunderstorm activity expected ahead and along the cold
front as GFS indicates 500-1000 j/kg in the st lawrence valley
and negative lifted indices.

Aviation /12z Tuesday through Saturday/
Through 12z Wednesday... MainlyVFR conditions expected through
00z Wednesday. Satellite loop and surface observations showing
mainly high and mid clouds across the region at this time.

Expecting ceilings to slowly lower through the day. Bufkit
forecast soundings showing fairly dry conditions across the
region, so it will likely take a while to saturate the lower
levels of the atmosphere. Expecting any rain shower activity
will likely not reach the surface until this afternoon or this
evening. Expecting mainly MVFR conditions in rain showers after
00z Wednesday.


Wednesday:VFR/MVFR. Chance shra.

Wednesday night:VFR. Slight chance shra.

Thursday:VFR. No sig wx.

Thursday night:VFR. Slight chance shra... Tsra.

Friday:VFR. Chance shra... Tsra.

Friday night:VFR. Chance shra.

Saturday:VFR. Chance shra.

Btv watches/warnings/advisories
Vt... None.

Ny... None.

Synopsis... Wgh
near term... Wgh
short term... Wgh
long term... Kgm
aviation... Wgh/slw

Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Barre / Montpelier, Knapp State Airport, VT4 mi1.7 hrsN 010.00 miFair34°F32°F92%1026.2 hPa
Morrisville-Stowe State Airport, VT18 mi1.7 hrsVar 310.00 miFair31°F28°F92%1025.7 hPa

Wind History from MPV (wind in knots)
Last 24hrN4N5433NW8NW7N9NW7NW7NE6N3N3CalmCalmW3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm
1 day agoSE3N4NE4NW6NW3E3N66W8SW7SW4S5SW3S6SW3CalmNW10NW8NW4CalmN3CalmCalmNW5
2 days ago6S9S7S6S4CalmN3W4W4W4NW6W6NW4NW4W6Calm3Calm4W4NW3CalmCalmCalm

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Wind Forecast for Burlington, VT (8,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Burlington, VT
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