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At a Glance

Daytime Cloudy and Sunny Weather Icon

This Afternoon

Mostly sunny.  Breezy.
10s N; U10s - M20s S. 

Evening Mostly Clear Weather Icon

Tonight

Clear. 
10B to 10A zero.

Daytime Cloudy and Sunny Weather Icon

Sunday

AM sun, mixing with PM high clouds. 
Upper 20s to upper 30s. 

Mix of sun and clouds.

Monday

AM snow shower?, PM partial sun.
Upper 30s to mid 40s. 

Eye on the Sky Forecast, February 24, 2024

Weather Forecast

Extended Forecast  |  Significant/Hazardous Weather  |  Recreational Forecast  |  Detailed Discussion  |  Farm & Garden  |  Wind by Elevation  |  Temperature by Elevation


Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon:
Mostly sunny. Breezy. Temperatures in the 10s north; upper 10s to mid 20s south. Northwest wind 10-15 mph, some gusts 20-25 mph.

Tonight:
Clear. Lows 10 below zero to 10 above zero—coldest in northern mountain hollows. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, diminishing to light and variable.

Sunday:
Morning sun, mixing with afternoon high and mid-level cloud clouds mainly from the Connecticut Valley westward.   Highs near 30 higher elevations; low-mid 30s valley floors Light, variable wind, becoming south to southwest less than 10 mph east, and 10 to 15 mph from the Green Mountains west.


Extended Forecast

 

Sunday Night:
Becoming mostly cloudy and much milder. A good chance of snow showers north, lesser chance south. Lows in the 20s.

Monday:
Mostly cloudy to start, with a chance of morning snow showers north; slight chance south. Partial afternoon sunshine. Milder. Highs in the mid 30s to low 40s north, in the low to mid 40s south.

Monday Night:
Partly cloudy. Lows in the 20s.

Tuesday:
Sun through considerable high clouds. Highs in the mid 40s to low 50s.

Tuesday Night:
Cloudy, breezy, mild, good chance for showers.  Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s .

Wednesday:
Windy, unseasonably mild, showers likely. Highs in the 50s.

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Significant/Hazardous Weather

None.

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Recreational Forecast

Mountain Forecast:
Today, becoming mostly sunny, windy, temperatures falling to near or below zero, as wind chills drop to the teens and 20s below. Sunday, mostly sunny southern Greens/Tacs/Berks.  Morning sun followed by increasing afternoon clouds in the Adirondacks and northern Green through White Mountains. Light winds becoming moderate to strong from the southwest, and temperatures warming several degrees.

Wind At Lower Elevations:
Today, northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25-30 mph through midday, decreasing in the afternoon. Sunday, light, variable wind becoming south to southwest less than 10 mph east, and 10 to 15 mph from the Green Mountains west.

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Detailed Discussion

Much colder air is flooding into the region this morning.  Temperatures range from near zero in the Eastern Townships and far northern Vermont and New Hampshire, to the mid 20s along the Massachusetts border shortly after 7 a.m..  Strong cold advection will continue through the day, largely offsetting the heating of the sun.  As a result, readings will struggle to get out of the single digits at middle elevations near the international border, and remain in the 20s on southern valley floors.  A gusty northwest wind will gradually subside this afternoon, but won’t really quit until tonight as high pressure slides east from southern Ontario and the Midwest and lessens the pressure gradient over us.  Temperatures wlil bottom out in the single digits either side of zero for most all locales later tonight as the ridge crests overhead.

A quick warmup will ensue tomorrow, however.  A strong westerly flow spreading across North America will propel pacific air rapidly across the Lower 48.  Its leading edge will approach later tomorrow afternoon accompanied by increasing high and mid-level clouds.  Sunday night and Monday morning some light snow showers are likely over much of the region ahead of a warm front–amounts will be slight, on the order of a dusting to a couple of inches, with the higher totals over the higher peaks of the Adirondacks and northern Green and White Mountains.  Lower elevations will see scattered dustings to perhaps an inch in a few places.   Precipitation may end as rain showers Monday morning with the arrival of the milder air.

After a dry, markedly milder Monday afternoon through Tuesday, signals for a significant rain event are growing for Wednesday.  Strong low pressure is expected to develop to our west and track through southeast Ontario and southwest Quebec, pulling copious moisture and very mild air northward ahead of it.  Showers will develop in the warm sector of this system and track into our region–the air will be warm and possibly unstable enough to support some rumbles of thunder if everything comes together just right.  Cooler air and drier weather will follow for later Thursday and Friday.

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Farm & Garden

Rainfall Forecast:
The growing season has ended. The Farm and Garden forecasts will resume in April of 2024.

Drying Conditions:

Frost:

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Wind by Elevation

Wind Speeds
ElevationTodaySundayMonday
2000ftNW 10-20 mph G 25Lt/Vbl > SSW 10-20 mphSW>W 5-10 > 10-20 mph
4000ftNW 15-25 mph G 35SW 15-25 mphW>WNW 20-30 mph
6000ftNW 40-60 mphW 25-40 mphW>WNW 35-45 mph

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Temperature by Elevation

Temperature at Elevation
ElevationTodaySundayMonday
2000ft5-10N/10s S27 NE/32 SWL 30s N / M 30s S
4000ftFalling to 0 to 5BNr 25Mid-Upper 20s
6000ftFalling to 5B-10BMid 10sMid 10s

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Weather Journal

February 24, 2024

Sunrise: 6:36 AM
Sunset: 5:32 PM

Length of the day:
10 hours and 56 minutes

By the last week of February, arctic blasts become less and less common as the sun gains in strength daily. However cold weather was relentless one century ago, during February of 1914. And the coldest weather waited until this date in 1914, when the mercury fell to -18 in Burlington, and barely recovered to the zero mark by afternoon. Farther east it was -33 in St. Johnsbury.

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