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|Sunrise 7:06AM||Sunset 6:10PM||Tuesday October 15, 2019 7:00 AM EDT (11:00 UTC)||Moonrise 7:22PM||Moonset 8:34AM||Illumination 97%|
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Area Discussion for - Burlington, VT  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service burlington vt
611 am edt Tue oct 15 2019
High pressure centered over the mid atlantic will keep dry,
quiet weather in place today. Wednesday will see increasing
winds as a low pressure system approaches from the west.
Widespread rainfall associated with the system is expected
Wednesday night through Thursday morning. Thursday and Friday
will be cooler with showers tapering off. High pressure returns
for the weekend.
Near term through tonight
As of 610 am edt Tuesday... Forecast on track with only minor
edits needed to hourly temperature and sky forecast. Previous
Surface high pressure will build in from the southwest today,
bringing one more dry and mostly sunny day before active weather
returns Monday. Will continue to see a few lake-enhanced clouds
downstream of lake ontario through the morning, but these
clouds will shift north of the area as flow becomes increasingly
southerly by this afternoon. By this afternoon, expect mainly
sunny skies with a few fair-weather CU clouds dotted around.
Temperatures will be noticeable cooler than yesterday, with
forecast highs generally in the mid 50s. The aforementioned high
pressure system will move offshore into the western atlantic
this evening, resulting in increasing southerly return flow.
High clouds will spread over the area from west to east ahead of
the next system. Lows will be in the mid 30s to low 40s.
Short term Wednesday through Thursday night
As of 304 am edt Tuesday... Models continue to delay the onset of
precipitation across the north country on Wednesday. The surface low
tracking across the great lakes and eventually north of the
international border has trended weaker which weakens the synoptic
forcing associated with this system. Therefore, rainfall associated
with the isentropic lift ahead of the warm front looks less prolific
and have slightly lowered the QPF while delaying pops until the
afternoon hours on Wednesday. The secondary low that will develop
along the triple point Wednesday afternoon is also a little slower
to develop but that actually plays an important role in the
forecast. First off, the later development of the low will favor a
trajectory that will keep it west of benchmark which is a plus when
it comes to higher precipitation totals. Second, the cyclone is
expected to undergo extreme cyclogenesis and may even be considered
a bomb cyclone as surface pressure is expected to drop 24-28 mb
within a 24 hour period. It's been proven that cyclones undergoing
strong cyclogenesis tend to track slower until the cycle of rapid
intensification has completed. These two factors are setting up the
north country for a potential heavy rain event come Wednesday
As stated earlier, the precipitation associated with the warm front
midday on Wednesday looks less impressive than before. However,
rainfall rates are expected to increase heading into Wednesday night
and Thursday morning as a strong area of frontogenesis is expected
to move close to the north country. In addition, colder air
aloft will begin to filter into the region which will help
steepen our lapse rates and provide stronger ascent for the
ongoing rainfall. Because of this, we have added heavy rainfall
Wednesday night into Thursday morning for portions of the north
country that could be set up in combination of the two
aforementioned features. Rainfall totals will range from 1.5 to
2.5 inches across much of the forecast area with isolated 3+
inches possible within any banded precipitation that forms
Thursday morning. Chances for flooding still remain pretty low
with rivers near or at base flow. However, some localized small
stream or urban flooding is possible especially given all of the
leaf debris which could block drainage systems. For more info
on potential flooding impacts, see the hydro discussion below.
Winds on Wednesday and Thursday will also be something to focus on.
As the front begins to approach on Wednesday, we will see an
increasingly strong pressure gradient which will likely bring 15-30
mph winds with stronger winds up to 45 mph possible above 2000 ft.
However, the strongest winds will be on Thursday as we end up on the
back side of the surface low and decent isallobaric flow develops.
This coupled with colder air allowing us to mix a little deeper
should yield winds in the 20-40 mph range with the strongest winds
It won't be until Thursday night that we finally begin to see
showers tapering off from west to east as the stacked low pressure
system begins to drift eastward. It'ss till looking like we could
see some snowfall at summit level for the adirondacks but
accumulations look minor and will likely melt heading into the
weekend with above normal temperatures expected. Widespread fog
appears likely to develop Thursday night as skies begin to clear and
the flow weakens.
Long term Friday through Monday
As of 304 am edt Tuesday... A pattern change is in store for Friday
with deep layer ridging developing throughout the day. This will
bring an end to any pesky lingering showers while also bringing
increasingly clearing skies. Temperatures will be a few degrees
below normal on Friday with highs only warming into the mid 40s to
mid 50s. As the deep layer ridging grows stronger over the weekend,
we will see some modest warm air advection which will bring
temperatures back up to a few degrees above normal with afternoon
highs in the lower to mid 60s by Sunday. Fog looks likely to form
Friday night and again Saturday night with weak flow and saturated
ground from the recent rainfall but will likely be localized to the
climatologically favorable locations of northern new york and east
of the green mountains. The next shot of rainfall returns to the
region Monday night into Tuesday morning with an impressively strong
trough to our west bringing a very moist air mass into the region.
This could be another decent rainfall event but given it's a week
away, we have time to iron out the details.
Aviation 10z Tuesday through Saturday
Through 06z Wednesday...VFR conditions expected through the taf
period. SomeVFR level (generally 4000 to 8000 ft) stratocu
clouds drifting over the area. These clouds will diminish
Tuesday morning as high pressure builds in from the south. Weak
westerly northwesterly flow just off the surface will continue
through the night, preventing any widespread fog development.
However, could see some temporary br develop just before sunrise
in favorable valley locations, so have included mention in a
tempo group for kslk.
Surface winds will begin light westerly, then become back
through the forecast period becoming light southerly by 06z wed.
Wednesday:VFR. Chance ra.
Wednesday night: mainly MVFR, with local ifr possible. Definite
ra, definite shra.
Thursday: mainly MVFR, with areas ifr possible. Definite shra.
Thursday night: mainly MVFR, with local ifr possible. Chance
Friday: mainly MVFR, with localVFR possible. No sig wx.
Friday night: mainly MVFR, with areasVFR possible. No sig wx.
Saturday: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. No sig wx.
There is the possibility for urban and small stream flooding
Wednesday night through Thursday as moderate to heavy rainfall
will move through the north country. Looking at the meteorological
model ensemble river forecasts (mmefs), a few locations
including center rutland ausable forks could approach or exceed
minor flood stage with rainfall amounts ranging from 1.5 to 2.5
inches. Widespread river flooding is not anticipated with all
main stem rivers at base flow. Flashier rivers with quick
responses are most likely to approach bankful but the rainfall
will be spread out over a 30 hours period. Another fall concern
for heavy rain events is all the leaf debris as we are now
getting past peak color. Drainage may become less efficient as
storm trains may become partially obstructed. Stay tuned for
later forecasts to any updates to flooding concerns.
Btv watches warnings advisories
near term... Duell
short term... Clay
long term... Clay
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|Barre / Montpelier, Knapp State Airport, VT||4 mi||69 min||S 3||10.00 mi||Fair||34°F||33°F||97%||1020.7 hPa|
|Morrisville-Stowe State Airport, VT||24 mi||66 min||N 0||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||33°F||30°F||92%||1019.9 hPa|
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