Saturday, August17, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Shelburne, VT

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Sunrise 5:56AMSunset 7:57PM Saturday August 17, 2019 8:53 AM EDT (12:53 UTC) Moonrise 9:18PMMoonset 7:46AM Illumination 96% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 17 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Shelburne, VT
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Area Discussion for - Burlington, VT
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Fxus61 kbtv 171102
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national weather service burlington vt
702 am edt Sat aug 17 2019

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will redevelop across the
region this afternoon, with some strong storms possible
containing gusty winds, heavy rainfall, and frequent cloud to
ground lightning. The warm and muggy conditions will continue
with highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s today. The chances for
precipitation will decrease on Sunday, but temperatures will
warm into the upper 70s to mid 80s. More unsettled weather is
anticipated for early this upcoming week, before cooler and
drier air arrives toward the middle of the week.

Near term through Sunday
As of 654 am edt Saturday... Water vapor shows initial 5h vort
responsible for showers and storms overnight is quickly exiting
our cwa, with just a few lingering showers over the nek.

Meanwhile, already watching an area of showers expanding over
western lake ontario with general movement toward our slv zones.

Have increased arrival time of chc pops late this morning based
on radar trends and latest 10z rap data. This moisture and
precip may hinder instability parameters some this aftn, but
still expecting a enough breaks for sfc based CAPE values in the
1000 to 1800 j kg, especially portions of the central southern
cpv. Areal coverage of convection should increase aft 17z as
dynamics arrive with S W energy. Only other change was to
mention patchy fog areawide on Saturday night Sunday morning
with soundings indicating plenty of leftover bl moisture and
lighter wind profiles.

Previous discussion below:
active overnight with areas of scattered showers and storms
impacting parts of our CWA associated with potent 5h vort
lifting across our fa. This activity should continue to impact
mainly central eastern vt thru the next 1 to 3 hours, before
moving eastward. Main impacts have been brief heavy down pours
and cloud to ground lightning.

The challenge today will be how much clearing instability can
develop along with the potential for strong storms. As we have
witness all convective season, not all ingredients coming
together for widespread organized severe storms, but expecting
some strong convective elements with maybe a severe storm or

The main uncertainty is how much instability can develop, as
soundings show some lingering leftover low to mid level moisture
behind departing short wave this morning. This will limit sfc
heating this morning, while mid upper level debris clouds advect
toward our CWA this aftn in moderate southwest flow aloft. These
different cloud layers will impact sfc heating instability.

However, water vapor does show a potent 5h vort and associated
mid upper level height falls across the central great lakes,
which will impact our CWA aft 18z today. This energy will
interact with moderate instability parameters and modest mid
level lapse rates to produce scattered to numerous
showers storms. Href shows CAPE values in the 1000 to 1800 j kg
range with highest values in the cpv, while 0 to 6 km shear is
in the 35 to 40 knot range. These ingredients combined with
height falls associated with vort should be enough to produce
strong storms, with a few isolated severe possible. Soundings
show steep sfc to 3km lapse rates with good mixing profile and
dcape values in the 500 to 800 j kg range. Thinking as typical
the primary concern would be localized damaging thunderstorm
wind gusts up to 60 mph in the stronger convective elements.

Also, with dynamics and pws in the 1.50 to 1.75 range, localized
heavy rainfall is likely in the strongest storms, but storm
motions of 20 to 25 knots should limit flash flood threat. Have
mention gusty winds heavy rainfall in grids, which matches well
with SPC marginal risk for day 1 outlook. Highs ranging from the
mid 70s to lower 80s, given clouds and threat for storms.

Tonight, areal coverage intensity of convection will decrease
after sunset with areas of fog br likely in the deeper river
valleys, especially locations that receive rainfall today. Temps
mainly in the 60s overnight with some values near 70f cpv.

Sunday... Weak short wave ridge builds into our cwa, which
combined with limited forcing will reduce the chances for
showers storms. In addition, pws drop behind departing S w
energy tonight in the 1.20 to 1.40 range for Sunday, indicating
some dry air aloft across our cwa. However, still cannot
completely rule out a trrn driven shower storm, with leftover
boundary draped across our CWA and some afternoon instability.

Areal coverage will be limited and have kept pops in the 20 to
30% range. Progged 925mb temps range btwn 20-22c, should support
highs upper 70s mountains to m u 80s warmest valleys. Some
mixing of drier air aloft is possible per soundings on Sunday
aftn, so humidity levels will drop.

Short term Sunday night through Monday night
A warm front boundary will move north of the area overnight Sunday
into Monday ahead of an approaching front for Monday night.

Scattered rain showers are possible during the overnight hours with
a slight chance for thunderstorms due to some weak elevated
instability. Increasing humidity, southerly flow and clouds will
keep nighttime temperatures above average across the area with lows
in the upper 60s to low 70s. Temperatures Monday warm into the mid
to upper 80s with humid and muggy conditions during the day as
dewpoints climb into the mid 60s.

Thunderstorms will be possible late Monday afternoon into the
evening as the aforementioned front moves across the area. A few
things area working against widespread activity... 1) questionable
available instability as there will be a lot of junky clouds around
Monday morning early afternoon associated with any overnight rains.

If we are able to clear some areas out there will be plenty of cape
to work with (~1000-1500 j kg). 2) surface boundary is lifting
northward as it passes over area, rather than digging south so best
dynamical forcing will be north of the area. And lastly, 3) amount
of available moisture along frontal boundary is rather meager. All
in all to say, there certainly is the potential for thunderstorms,
possible strong severe given potential available instability and
decent shear ~30 but areal coverage and certainty regarding
intensity is just too difficult to say at this point. Based off
current progs, primary threats with any storms that do develop will
be damaging winds and small hail, along with locally heavy

Long term Tuesday through Friday
Period of active weather continues for the long term as several
shortwave impulses will pass through the region through middle of
next week. Tuesday will bring warm temperatures once again but with
lesser humidity values as westerly flow increases across the area. A
shortwave moving through the fast flow aloft will pass just south of
the area with just a chance for pops across our far southern
zones... Much of the area will stay dry Tuesday. After Tuesday upper
level pattern shifts from zonal to a more amplified pattern as a
deepening upper level trough develops across the midwest.

Precipitation chances appropriately increase ahead of this feature
for Wednesday as broad southwesterly flow advects high pwat air into
new england. Chances for thunderstorms exist Wednesday with
shortwave forcing, moisture and CAPE ~1000 j kg. Relief from the
heat and humidity will arrive Thursday with temperatures in the mid
to upper 70s. A reinforcing shot of cool air will push through
Friday on northwesterly flow aloft.

Aviation 12z Saturday through Wednesday
Through 12z Sunday... Well it was a challenging night in aviation
as anticipated with flight categories ranging fromVFR to vlifr.

Crntly fog with vlifr continues at slk, but has lifted at mss,
while ifr CIGS prevail at mpv. Thinking fog lifts shortly aft
12z at slk, while ifr CIGS linger until 15z at mpv. All sites
should eventually becomeVFR by 15z today with additional
threat for showers storms developing by 17z. Periods of MVFR
cigs vis likely with brief windows of ifr vis possible in the
heavier convective elements. Areas of fog with lifr vlifr
conditions likely at slk mpv by 06z tonight with fog br possible
at most other TAF sites btwn 07z-12z Sunday morning, with the
combination of plenty of bl moisture and light winds.


Sunday:VFR. Chance shra, chance tsra.

Sunday night: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Chance shra,
slight chance tsra.

Monday: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Chance shra, chance

Monday night:VFR. Slight chance shra.

Tuesday:VFR. Chance shra, slight chance tsra.

Tuesday night:VFR. Chance shra, slight chance tsra.

Wednesday: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Chance shra,
chance tsra.

Btv watches warnings advisories
Vt... None.

Ny... None.

Synopsis... Taber
near term... Taber
short term... Larocca
long term... Larocca
aviation... Taber

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
45178 18 mi53 min 67°F 73°F1015.8 hPa (+0.0)
45188 22 mi53 min Calm 73°F 73°F1015.8 hPa
45166 28 mi38 min SW 14 G 16 73°F 74°F1 ft68°F

Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Burlington, Burlington International Airport, VT8 mi59 minS 9 G 1710.00 miMostly Cloudy73°F66°F81%1015.2 hPa
Plattsburgh International Airport , NY23 mi60 minN 09.00 miA Few Clouds69°F66°F90%1014.9 hPa

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Wind History from BTV (wind in knots)
Last 24hrS5S7S10
1 day agoCalmCalmNW7Calm66NW53N4NW7NW7N4N3Calm--CalmS4SW5E4CalmS83S4S6
2 days ago35CalmN6NW9N7N10NW10

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