Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KBTV 261117 AFDBTV AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT 617 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015 .SYNOPSIS... LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKING THROUGH OHIO RIVER VALLEY THIS MORNING WILL INTENSIFY OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST TODAY. THIS LOW WILL THEN DEEPEN AND TRACK NORTHEASTWARD INTO TUESDAY BRINGING A SIGNIFICANT SNOWSTORM TO NEW ENGLAND. THE LOW WILL FINALLY REACH THE CANADIAN MARITIMES BY WEDNESDAY EVENING...WITH PRECIPITATION ENDING IN NORTHERN NEW YORK AND VERMONT BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 7 PM THIS EVENING/...
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AS OF 616 AM EST MONDAY...LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKS EASTWARD THIS MORNING FROM THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST...DEEPENING AS IT DOES SO. HIGH PRESSURE WILL HANG TOUGH OVER NORTHERN NEW YORK AND VERMONT TODAY AHEAD OF THIS LOW AS IT APPROACHES THE BENCHMARK OVERNIGHT. TODAY WILL MAINLY BE DRY ACROSS OUR FORECAST AREA AS LOW APPROACHES FROM THE SOUTH. CLOUDS WILL INCREASE AND LOWER FROM THE SOUTH AS WELL TODAY...THOUGH SOME SUNSHINE COULD HANG ON FOR AWHILE ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF OUR AREA. EARLY MORNING MINIMUM TEMPERATURES IN THE NEGATIVE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS...EVEN AROUND NEGATIVE TWENTY IN THE DACKS...WILL WARM INTO THE TEENS ABOVE ZERO TODAY.
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&& .SHORT TERM /7 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... AS OF 400 AM EST MONDAY...TONIGHT DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL LIFT FROM OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST TO THE BENCHMARK OFF CAPE COD. AS THE STORM LIFTS NORTH PRECIPITATION WILL ALSO SPREAD NORTH AHEAD OF IT. AFTER MIDNIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN FROM SOUTHEAST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS OUR VERMONT ZONES. NEGATIVELY TILTED UPPER LEVEL TROF WILL CUT OFF VERY NEAR TO THE SURFACE LOW CENTER. TONIGHT WILL NOT BE AS COLD AS LAST NIGHT...SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO CAN BE EXPECTED. WINTER STORM WARNING FOR RUTLAND...WINDSOR AND ORANGE GOES INTO EFFECT AT 00Z...FOLLOWED BY ADVISORY ONE TIER OF COUNTIES IN FROM THERE AT 03Z...ADDISON...WASHINGTON...CALEDONIA AND ESSEX VERMONT. WITH COLD ARCTIC AIR IN PLACE OVER THE AREA...WILL BE TOUGH FOR SNOW TO PROGRESS TO QUICKLY INTO OUR NORTHERN ZONES. UP TO ABOUT THREE INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA BY SUNRISE. DURING THE DAY TUESDAY LOW WILL ONLY VERY SLOWLY WOBBLE TO THE NORTHEAST...NOT MAKING TOO MUCH FORWARD PROGRESS. PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD NORTHWESTWARD INTO OUR AREA. SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED FROM THE EASTERN ADIRONDACKS EASTWARD ACROSS VERMONT. HEAVIEST SNOW WILL BE IN SOUTHERN VERMONT...AND OF COURSE ACROSS THE REST OF NEW ENGLAND. FROM THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY WESTWARD...AROUND TWO INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED THROUGH 7PM TUESDAY. THREE TO SIX INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS OUR ADVISORY AREA...AN ADDITIONAL FOUR TO EIGHT INCHES OF SNOW IN OUR WARNING AREA DURING THAT SAME TIME FRAME. MODELS ARE INDICATING THERE MAY BE A SHARP GRADIENT ON THE NORTHWESTERN EDGE OF THE PRECIPITATION BAND...DIFFICULT TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHERE THAT MAY BE. BEST FRONTOGENESIS WILL REMAIN TO OUR SOUTHEAST ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND FOR THIS EVENT. WINDS WILL BE GUSTY AT TIMES WITH INCREASED PRESSURE GRADIENT NEAR THIS COASTAL LOW...GUSTING TO 30 MPH AT TIMES IN OUR AREA. TUESDAY NIGHT THE LOW WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE EASTWARD INTO THE GULF OF MAINE. SNOW WILL BECOME LIGHTER FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS OUR FORECAST AREA AS LOW MOVES AWAY. MOST OF THE SNOW SHOULD BE ENDING ACROSS OUR AREA BY ABOUT 1AM WHEN THE HEADLINES EXPIRE. FEEL THAT BY THEN THE ADVISORY AREA WILL HAVE 3 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW...AND 6 TO 12 INCHES IN THE WARNING AREA. 1 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW WILL FALL FROM THE EASTERN ADIRONDACKS EASTWARD ACROSS THE REST OF OUR FORECAST AREA NOT INCLUDED IN THE ADVISORY OR WARNING. THE SAINT LAWRENCE VALLEY WILL NOT HAVE ANY SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL WITH THIS SYSTEM...PERHAPS A DUSTING. TEMPERATURES TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT WILL BE VERY CLOSE TO MONDAY`S. THERE MAY BE SOME LINGERING LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS ON WEDNESDAY AS THE LOW FINALLY LIFTS INTO THE CANADIAN MARITIMES. SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL ALREADY BE RIDGING INTO THE AREA FROM THE SOUTH USHERING IN SOME DRIER AIR. WELL BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES CONTINUE THOUGH WITH ONLY HIGHS IN THE TEENS ONCE AGAIN. && .LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/... AS OF 327 AM EST MONDAY...PRIMARY HIGHLIGHT DURING MID TO LATE WEEK TIME FRAME WILL BE A NORTHERN STREAM CLIPPER LOW AND ASSOCIATED LIGHT SNOWS STILL PROGGED TO TRACK ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC INTO THE NORTHEAST THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. BROAD WARM THERMAL ADVECTION AND MODEST MOISTURE RETURN SHOULD AT LEAST SPELL SOME ACCUMULATING LIGHT SNOWS ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION DURING THIS TIME FRAME PER GFS/ECMWF OUTPUT WITH THE LATTER REMAINING THE SLOWER/STRONGER OF THE TWO SOLUTIONS. BRACKETING THIS SYSTEM GENERALLY DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...AND AGAIN BY NEXT SATURDAY AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND PBL SUBSIDENCE WILL BE MORE PRONOUNCED. TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN TO NEAR SEASONAL MID WINTER NORMS THU/FRI...THEN TREND CHILLIER BY NEXT WEEKEND WITH ARRIVAL OF NEXT MODIFIED ARCTIC AIRMASS. COULD SEE ANOTHER SHOT OF SNOW SHOWERS/FLURRIES LONG ABOUT SUNDAY (DAY 7) AS HINTS OF A STRONGER REINFORCING SHOT OF ARCTIC AIR ARRIVES. && .AVIATION /11Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/... THROUGH 00Z TUESDAY...VFR THROUGH THE PERIOD WITH INCREASING MID TO HIGH LEVEL OVC FROM THE SOUTH AFTER 12Z. WINDS GENERALLY LIGHT AND VARIABLE THROUGH 12Z...THEN NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FROM 5 TO 10 KTS THEREAFTER. OUTLOOK 06Z TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY... 06Z TUESDAY THROUGH 12Z TUESDAY...VFR WITH SOME AREAS OF IFR/MVFR IN DEVELOPING SNOW FROM DEVELOPING STORM SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND...MAINLY AT KRUT. 12Z TUESDAY THROUGH 12Z WEDNESDAY...IFR/MVFR IN SNOW FROM DEEPENING STORM OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST...ESPECIALLY VT TERMINALS. 12Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH 12Z THURSDAY...MAINLY VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTING AS RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION. 12Z THURSDAY THROUGH 00Z SATURDAY...IFR/MVFR EXPECTED IN LIGHT SNOW. && .EQUIPMENT... AS OF 400 AM EST MONDAY...THE KTYX 88D DOPPLER RADAR LOCATED IN WATERTOWN NEW YORK WILL BE DOWN AT LEAST THROUGH TODAY. THIS IS DUE TO A PEDESTAL DYNAMIC FAULT. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS HAVE ORDERED NEW PARTS TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. HOWEVER...THE NEW PARTS HAVE NOT ARRIVED AS OF THIS TIME AND THE KTYX RADAR WILL LIKELY NOT BE RESTORED TO SERVICE UNTIL SOMETIME THIS WEEK. && .BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... VT...WINTER STORM WARNING FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY FOR VTZ010>012-019. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY FOR VTZ004-007>009-018. NY...NONE. && $$ SYNOPSIS...NEILES NEAR TERM...NEILES SHORT TERM...NEILES LONG TERM...JMG AVIATION...JMG/LOCONTO EQUIPMENT...WFO BTV

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