Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KBTV 290239 AFDBTV Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Burlington VT 1039 PM EDT Sun Aug 28 2016 .SYNOPSIS...
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A cold front will move through the north country overnight with isolated showers and thunderstorms and will bring cooler and drier air to the region on Monday. A ridge of high pressure will build into the region Monday night and will remain through Tuesday.
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As of 1038 PM EDT Sunday...Showers and thunderstorms have diminished to just some isolated activity. Still carrying a 20-30% PoPs as a cold move south from Canada overnight and early Monday morning. Expecting low temperatures to be mainly in the 60s overnight. Expecting skies to start out mostly cloudy Monday morning, and then becoming partly sunny by Monday afternoon as drier air moves into the region with northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph with some higher gusts possible. Expecting highs mainly in the 70s on Monday. There could be some sprinkles Monday morning, but feel this is isolated, so have not included in the forecast at this time.
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&& .SHORT TERM /6 PM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT/... As of 335 PM EDT Sunday...Surface front will be along the New England coast Monday evening at the start of the short term period, with 500 mb shortwave trough exiting the coast. Surface high pressure and shortwave 500 mb ridging over the forecast area Monday night with dry air. Surface dewpoints fall into the 50s and 1000-500mb mean rh drops below 30 percent. With clear skies and light winds, good radiational cooling scenario, and lows Monday night in the mid/upper 40s in the Adirondacks and Northeast Kingdom, and 50s elsewhere. Will put in some patchy valley fog for the usual places Monday night as well for potential of radiational fog development. Southerly flow returns quickly Tuesday when high pressure shifts east of the area, and winds back in advance of next approaching trough. Dry air also shifts east, and precipitable water increases tuesday to around 1 1/4 inch, a little above normal. A weak surface trough will move out ahead of an approaching 500 mb shortwave trough and provide a focus for showers mainly in the north Tuesday night. Temps Tuesday in the lower 80s except upper 70s in the Northeast Kingdom of VT and Adirondacks, supported by 850mb temps around 13c. Warmer temps Tuesday night than Monday night with warmer southerly flow, cloud cover and higher dewpoints all to limit radiational cooling. && .LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/... As of 335 PM EDT Sunday...Wednesday is a transition day with ridge over the western US and flat trough in the east. 500 mb low moving through eastern Canada in northwest flow around the western ridge. Surface trough pushes on through the area Wednesday and is focus for afternoon convection, with upper trough lagging by 12 hours or so. Small amount of instability with capes near 500 j/kg. At this point will continue with just showers and no mention of thunder. Best chances for rain will be during the day Wednesday, and lingering Wednesday night over higher terrain in areas favored by upslope west to northwest low level flow. Cold front arrives Wednesday night, and upper trough carves out lower heights. Noticeably cooler and drier Thursday thru Saturday with nil rain chances for the remainder of the forecast period. 850mb temps near 5-6C supporting max surface temps in the 60s to around 70 depending on elevation. This will be a few degrees below their climatological normals for this time of year. Temperatures rebound late in the weekend with surface high shifting east for warmer southerly flow on Sunday. Building ridge in the east raises heights Saturday and Sunday, and 850 mb temps back to 12-14C, with max surface temps those days in the low 80s. Will see wide swings in temperatures the last half of the forecast period with clear skies and warm sunny days, and also clear skies and light winds at night conducive to good radiational cooling. Initially lows will be in the 40s and 50s Wednesday night, with a cooling trend for the remainder of the week. By Saturday morning patchy frost is possible at Saranac Lake and across the deeper valleys of the northeast kingdom. For Friday night/Saturday morning lows will range from the low to mid 30s to upper 40s...except mid 50s near lake champlain. Average 1st frost at SLK is Sept pretty close to normal. && .AVIATION /03Z Monday THROUGH Friday/... Through 00Z Tuesday...Composite radar loop showing shower and thunderstorm activity slowly diminishing across the region as of 00Z Monday, due to the loss of daytime surface heating. Expecting mainly VFR conditions through the period. There could be some local areas of fog overnight, especially in areas that received rainfall this afternoon and this evening. Any fog should burn off by 12Z Monday. Expecting west-northwest surface wind gusts around 20 knots to develop by 14Z Monday and continue til 00Z Tuesday. Outlook 00Z Tuesday through Friday... 00Z Tuesday through Thursday...mainly VFR through 18Z Wednesday, as a ridge of high pressure builds into the region. Some areas of MVFR in scattered rain showers 18Z Wednesday through 00Z Thursday, as a cold front moves through the region. Mainly VFR Thursday and Friday, as a ridge of high pressure builds slowly southeast from Canada. && .BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... VT...None. NY...None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...Sisson NEAR TERM...WGH/Sisson SHORT TERM...Hanson LONG TERM...Hanson AVIATION...WGH is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.