Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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000 FXUS61 KBTV 011738 AFDBTV AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT 138 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015 .SYNOPSIS... A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES IN THE FLOW ALOFT WILL BRING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TO THE NORTH COUNTRY TODAY WITH THE GREATEST CHANCES FOR PRECIPITATION ACROSS OUR NORTHERNMOST ZONES. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE BRINGS DRIER CONDITIONS TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY BEFORE ANOTHER DISTURBANCE BRINGS MORE WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND STORMS TO THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/... AS OF 1246 PM EDT SATURDAY...SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVING ACROSS CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AT THIS TIME WILL MAKE ITS WAY EASTWARD ACROSS VERMONT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. ANOTHER SHORTWAVE WILL APPROACH WESTERN PORTION OF FORECAST AREA LATER IN THE DAY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POPPED UP ACROSS PORTIONS OF ADIRONDACKS AND NORTHEAST VERMONT THIS MORNING...AND ACTIVITY HAS DEVELOPED INTO A BROKEN LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND NORTHERN VERMONT. THIS IN ADVANCE OF THE SHORTWAVE TROUGH AS ATMOSPHERE DESTABILIZED WITH SURFACE BASED CAPE VALUES RANGING FROM 800 TO 1600 J/KG PRESENTLY ACROSS THE REGION. SFC-06KM SHEAR VALUES WERE HIGH EARLY TODAY BUT HAVE BEEN DECREASING THROUGH THE DAY...WITH THIS TREND EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON. WITH STEEP LOW LEVEL LAPSE RATES AND LOW WBZ LEVELS...CAN`T RULE OUT SOME SMALL HAIL AND WIND GUSTS 30-40 MPH IN ANY HEAVIER SHOWERS. WITH LATEST UPDATE...HAVE ADJUSTED POPS A BIT TO REFLECT RECENT TRENDS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR THE AFTERNOON. ALSO ADDED SOME ENHANCED WORDING FOR THE ACTIVITY MOVING ACROSS VERMONT THROUGH MID AFTERNOON. STILL EXPECTING MAX TEMPS TO RANGE FROM THE MID 70S TO THE LOWER 80S. && .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY/... AS OF 351 AM EDT SATURDAY...LINGERING SHOWERS/STORMS DISSIPATE AFTER SUNSET TONIGHT WITH LOSS OF DAYTIME HEATING AND A WEAK MID- LEVEL RIDGE BUILDING INTO THE REGION. DRY WEATHER CONTINUES INTO SUNDAY AS WELL WITH SAID RIDGE SHIFTING OVER THE AREA AND TEMPS RUNNING CLOSE TO SEASONAL NORMS WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S. FIRST HALF OF SUNDAY NIGHT CONTINUES TO LOOK DRY AS A STRONGER/SHARPER SHORTWAVE TROUGH APPROACHES DEEPENING SOUTHWEST FLOW ALOFT. CHANCES FOR PRECIP INCREASE AFTER MIDNIGHT THOUGH AS THE TROUGH AND SURFACE COLD FRONT APPROACH. TIMING OF THE FRONTAL PASSAGE LOOKS EERILY SIMILAR TO THE ONE WE HAD JUST A FEW DAYS AGO WHERE PRECIPITATION SHIFTS INTO NORTHERN NEW YORK DURING THE MORNING HOURS, WITH QUESTIONABLE LAPSE RATES AND SURFACE INSTABILITY OVER POINTS EASTWARD THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. PROBABILITY OF SHOWERS IS LOOKING PRETTY GOOD SO HAVE BUMPED POPS UP A BIT BUT BASED ON THE UNCERTAINTY OF INSTABILITY HAVE ONLY MENTIONED A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. IF ANY STORMS DO FORM THOUGH, THERE`S A GOOD CHANCE OF SEEING A FEW STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE AS FREEZING LEVELS ARE LOW AND LOW/MID LEVEL SHEAR IS FAIRLY STRONG, 35-45KTS 0-6KM OFF THE GFS20. ONLY TIME WILL TELL. && .LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/...
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AS OF 310 AM EDT SATURDAY...NOT MUCH CHANGE IN OVERALL THINKING DURING THE MID TO LATE WEEK TIME FRAME WITH THE NORTH AMERICAN LONGWAVE PATTERN FEATURING MIGRATORY UPPER TROUGHS ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND EASTERN CANADA/NORTHEASTERN U.S., SEPARATED BY A SOMEWHAT AMPLIFIED UPPER RIDGE ACROSS THE DESERT SOUTHWEST INTO THE PLAINS STATES. OUR DAY TO DAY SENSIBLE WEATHER WILL BE LARGELY GOVERNED BY THE EASTERN UPPER TROUGH, WHICH WILL TEND TO PULL EAST BY LATER IN THE WEEK LEADING TO AN OVERALL LESSENING OF THE SHOWER THREAT. HIGHEST POPS WILL BE MAINTAINED FOR MONDAY EVENING WITH EXITING STRONG SHORTWAVE TROUGH/FRONT, THEN GENERALLY SLIGHTTO LOW CHANCE VALUES (20-40%) FOR TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE AFOREMENTIONED DRYING TREND FROM THURSDAY ONWARD. TEMPERATURES WILL TREND PLEASANTLY COOLER WITH HIGHS RANGING GENERALLY THROUGH THE 70S AS OVERNIGHT LOWS BOTTOM OUT IN THE 50S TO LOCALLY NEAR 60, OR ABOUT 3-5 DEGREES BELOW DAILY EARLY AUGUST NORMS. CERTAINLY NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT.
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&& .AVIATION /18Z SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
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PLEASE SEE EQUIPMENT SECTION BELOW FOR KRUT DATA OUTAGE INFORMATION... THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGHOUT THE TAF PERIOD WITH EXCEPTION OF MVFR FG POSSIBLY DEVELOPING TONIGHT AT KSLK AND KMPV. FEW TO SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS AS SHORTWAVE TROUGH CONTINUES TO MOVE EASTWARD ACROSS VT. BEHIND THE SHORTWAVE, FEW-SCT 040-080 WILL PERSIST INTO THE EARLY EVENING. WITH NOCTURNAL COOLING, EXPECT MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT TO CALM WINDS WITH SLIGHT RIDGING DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT. HAVE LIMITED BR/FG DEVELOPMENT TO KSLK AND KMPV DUE TO DECREASING CROSSOVER TEMPERATURES AND GENERALLY DECREASING DEWPOINTS. SUNDAY MORNING WILL SEE WINDS INCREASE OUT OF THE SOUTH WITH MOSTLY CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES. OUTLOOK 18Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY... 18Z SUNDAY - 06Z MONDAY...MAINLY VFR. 06Z MONDAY - 12Z TUESDAY...VFR BECOMING MVFR/IFR IN SHOWERS/STORMS. INCREASING CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AS COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE GREAT LAKES REGION...EXITING TOWARDS THE ATLANTIC EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. PATCHY IFR IN BR/FG POSSIBLE AT KMPV/KSLK 06-12Z. 12Z TUESDAY ONWARD...CHANCE FOR MVFR SHOWERS/STORMS EACH AFTERNOON.
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&& .EQUIPMENT... AWOS OBSERVATIONAL DATA FROM THE RUTLAND/SOUTHERN VERMONT REGIONAL AIRPORT (KRUT) REMAIN UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. FOR AVIATION PARTNERS CURRENT OBSERVATIONS MAY BE ACCESSED VIA TELCO. PLEASE REFERENCE FAA KRUT NOTAM 07/007 FOR MORE INFORMATION. && .BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... VT...NONE. NY...NONE. && $$ SYNOPSIS...LAHIFF NEAR TERM...RJS SHORT TERM...LAHIFF LONG TERM...JMG AVIATION...KGM EQUIPMENT...JMG

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