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Weather Forecast

Cool with scattered showers today.
Air Quality Alerts remain until midnight for far southern Vermont, and for adjoining areas of New York and Massachusetts.

At a Glance

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This Afternoon

Showers widely scattered south; scattered to numerous north.
Mid 50s to lower 60s.

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Scattered showers, tapering off.
40s to low 50s. 

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Scattered  showers, mainly after noon.
Upper 50s to mid 60s.

Mix of sun and clouds.


Showers likley. 

Eye on the Sky Forecast, June 7, 2023

Weather Forecast

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

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon:
Mostly cloudy. Showers widely scattered in the south, and scattered to numerous north. Highs from the mid 50s to lower 60s; some lower 50s northeast and in the Adirondacks. North to northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers decreasing; areas of fog and drizzle remaining overnight. Lows from the mid 40s to around 50. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, and diminishing.

Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers, mainly in the afternoon. Highs from the upper 50s to mid 60s. Winds becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forecast

Thursday Night:
Periods of clouds, with scattered showers. Lows in the low to mid 40s, except mid to upper 40s in the broad valleys west. North to northwest winds 5 to 10 mph, diminishing to light and variable.

Mostly cloudy, with showers likely, mainly in the afternoon. Highs from the upper 50s to mid 60s, some upper 60s in the Hudson and St. Lawrence valleys. Winds variable to north less than 10 mph.

Friday Night:
Scattered to numerous evening showers, diminishing overnight. Lows in the 40s to near 50.

Partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered afternoon showers. Highs from the mid 60s to around 70.

Saturday Night:
Scattered evening showers ending, with partial clearing. Lows in the 40s to near 50.

Variable clouds and sun, with a chance of a few afternoon showers. Warmer. Highs in the 70s.

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Significant/Hazardous Weather


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Recreational Forecast

Mountain Forecast:
The summits today will remain frequently in the clouds, with a few morning showers, increasing north this afternoon. Moderate north to northwest winds continuing, and little change in temperatures. Thursday features clouds in and out across the summits, obscuring the Presidential Range in NH, with occasional passing showers and mist, north to northeast winds decreasing to light, and temperatures remaining chilly. Friday’s outlook calls for lots of clouds, some intervals of sun, with scattered showers, more so in the afternoon. Lighter northerly winds, and temperatures edging up a few to several degrees.

Wind At Lower Elevations:
Winds today light, becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph, a few gusts to 20 mph, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain 1 to 2 feet. Tonight, winds northwest near 10 mph, decreasing overnight, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain subsiding to near 1 foot. On Thursday, light winds, becoming north to northwest near 10 mph, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain near 1 foot. Friday’s outlook calls for light winds, becoming north near 10 mph, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain near 1 foot.

For more details on Lake Champlain, go to: https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BTV&product=REC&issuedby=BTV

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Detailed Discussion

We know June is capable – just think of the summer-like heat last week. But June can be reluctant, and the cool, occasionally showery weather will leave most of us rather disappointed. Yesterday’s pall of smoke from wildfires in Quebec has been diminished, thanks to the showery, cool weather circulating around a storm still over Nova Scotia this morning. It hasn’t moved because the steering winds above us in the upper atmosphere – the jet stream – has created a big loop around the storm, effectively cutting it off from the usual west to east airflow. We expect this circulation above us to drift slowly to the southwest over us tomorrow into Friday, which brings the storm at the surface closer to us. Clouds and scattered showers will be the general rule, fewer in the mornings, and increasing in the afternoon as the daily warming of the atmosphere encourages rising air, building clouds, which in turn release the showers. In addition, the general northerly airflow will enhance the showers over the higher terrain north, while decreasing the showers south and east of the primary mountain ranges of the Adirondacks, Green, and White Mountains. The clouds and showers will suppress the temperatures today and Thursday, in the low to mid 60s south where we expect fewer showers, and only the 50s to near 60 north. From Thursday into Friday, the storm decays, however what is left of the storm continues to circulate the remnant clouds and showers around, with no specific weather system to take its place. A few breaks of sunshine may develop, which would only add energy to the atmosphere, which would enhance the showers, particularly on Friday. As we get to the weekend, the storm at the surface and the circulation above gradually break down, which means a few more intervals of sun, and fewer showers Saturday, and perhaps – finally – a partly sunny day Sunday. Temperatures should warm a few degrees each day, with 60s to a few low 70s Saturday, and into the 70s on Sunday.

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Farm & Garden

Rainfall Forecast:
Showers likely today, diminishing tonight, covering 70 percent of the area, with localized amounts of 0.10 to 0.20 inches. Scattered showers Thursday through Saturday, with localized, light amounts.

Drying Conditions:
Fair to poor drying conditions expected today, with afternoon showers likely north, with minimum relative humidities near 70 percent, and scattered south, with minimum relative humidities near 50 percent. Fair to poor drying Thursday, with a good chance of showers, and minimum relative humidities near 60 percent. Drying conditions remaining fair Friday, with scattered to numerous showers, especially in the afternoon, and minimum relative humidities near 70 percent. Fair drying conditions Saturday, with a decreasing chance of showers, and fair to good drying conditions Sunday, with only a localized shower or two possible.

No frost indicated through the weekend.

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Wind by Elevation

Wind Speeds
2000ftNW 15 to 25 mphN 5 to 10 mphNW 5>N 10 mph
4000ftNNW 20 to 35 mphN 5 to 10 mphNW 5>N 10 mph
6000ftNNW 35 to 50 mphNE 10 to 15 mphNW 5 to 15 mph

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Temperature by Elevation

Temperature at Elevation
2000ft51 N/60 SW55 N/62 SW60 N/67 SW
4000ft45 to 5045 to 5050 to 55
6000ft30s30s35 to 40

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Weather Journal

June 7, 2023

Sunrise: 5:07 AM
Sunset: 8:32 PM

Length of the day:
15 hours 25 minutes

A very rare June snowstorm struck on this date in 1816, starting what became known as the “Year without a Summer”. According to the newspaper “The North Star” from Danville, Vermont from June of 1816, “on the night of the 7th and the morning of the 8th, a kind of sleet or exceedingly cold snow fell, attended by high winds, and measured in places where it drifted 18 to 20 inches in depth.”

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