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Weather Forecast

Periods of sun, a bit warmer today, some showers, mainly in NH. Cool and episodes of showers much of the week.

At a Glance

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Variable clouds and sun. Cloudy in NH with some showers.
60s to near 70, low 60s in NH. 

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Showers east ending. Variable clouds.
40s to low 50s.  

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Breaks of sun, then more clouds. Showers increasing east and north.
60s to near 70, except 60 to 65 northeast.

Mix of sun and clouds.


Showers north, a chance of showers south.  
50s to near 60 northeast, 60s southwest.

Eye on the Sky Forecast, June 5, 2023

Weather Forecast

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

Detailed Forecast

Cloudy from I-91 east through NH, with scattered light rain or showers. Partly sunny west, patchy smoke, then increasing clouds this afternoon, with an isolated shower, mostly in the St. Lawrence Valley. Highs in the 60s to near 70, some low 60s in NH. Light winds becoming north near 10 mph.

Any evening showers in NH ending, with partial clearing. Partly cloudy through VT. Clouds in Quebec into NY, with a stray shower. Lows in the 40s to near 50. Winds north 5 to 15 mph.

Variable clouds and sun, giving way to clouds east and north of I-89. A rising chance of afternoon showers north, and a slight chance west and south. Highs in the 60s to near 70, except 60 to 65 northeast. North to northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Extended Forecast

Tuesday Night:
Cloudy, with showers likely north, and a chance of showers south. Lows in the 40s to near 50. Winds northwest near 10 mph, becoming light in wind-sheltered valleys.

Mostly cloudy, with showers likely north, and a chance south. Highs in the 50s to low 60s. Winds north near 10 mph.

Wednesday Night:
Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers decreasing. Lows in the 40s, some low 50s in the Champlain and St. Lawrence valleys.

Periods of clouds, with a chance of a few scattered showers. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Thursday Night:
Periods of clouds, with scattered showers diminishing. Lows in the 40s to near 50.

Mostly cloudy, with a good chance of showers. Highs in the 60s, a few warmer spots near 70.

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Significant/Hazardous Weather

None, though chilly, occasionally showery weather will impact outdoor plans through much of the week. Some patchy smoke west of the Green Mountains.

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Recreational Forecast

Mountain Forecast:
The summits today will see some morning sun from the Green Mountains west, giving way to more afternoon clouds. Clouds east, obscuring the White Mountains with showers, decreasing this afternoon. Moderate north winds, and temperatures a few degrees warmer. On Tuesday, some breaks of sun southwest, then clouds thicken and lower, with afternoon showers east and north of I-89, and an increasing chance of showers west and south. Moderate north winds, and a few degrees cooler. Wednesday’s outlook finds the summits frequently in the clouds, with occasional periods of rain and showers. Moderate north winds continuing, and little change in temperatures.

Wind At Lower Elevations:
Winds today light, becoming north 10 near mph, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain near 1 foot. Tonight, winds north 5 to 15 mph, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain near 1 foot. On Tuesday, north to northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, with waves on the open waters of Lake Champlain near 1 foot. Wednesday’s outlook calls for northwest winds 5 to 15 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

This past weekend left many wondering – what happened? June arrived in the midst of summer heat, but by the time we woke up Saturday, mid-April was back in place, and it appears we’ll remain in a cool, April showers mode through much of this week. What did happen? The heat migrated west to the northern Plains and Prairies of Canada, and high pressure strengthened to our east over the North Atlantic. This left room for a pool of cold, unsettled air to drop in right over us, now trapped between the two high pressure systems to our west and east. The surface weather maps show a storm over the western Atlantic drifting northwest toward us, and high pressure building again over over Hudson Bay. The expectation is for the ocean storm to continue north toward the Bay of Fundy between Maine and Nova Scotia by midweek, while the cold high takes its time sliding east through northern Quebec, pushing a cold front south as the leading edge of the colder air. As the ocean storm drifts north, this morning’s showers through NH and far eastern VT will decrease this afternoon, followed by some partial clearing tonight. At the same time, the cold front settles south, with a few stray showers in the St. Lawrence Valley late today, drifting south into eastern NY tonight. Another note – wildfires in Quebec may also send smoke into portions of the region, especially west of the Green Mountains, a situation we will continue to monitor. Tomorrow, moisture pivoting around the storm to our east brings more clouds east and north of I-89, with showers increasing tomorrow afternoon, while clouds increase west and south, with a stray shower possible later in the day. From Tuesday night into Wednesday, the storm to our east near Nova Scotia strengthens, sweeps clouds over the entire region, with showers becoming likely through northern areas, more scattered south, but the clouds and showers will suppress the temperatures, in the low 60s south, and only the 50s to near 60 north. For Wednesday night into Thursday, the storm appears to stall just to our east, which keeps showers in the forecast, more so in eastern areas closer to the storm, but the placement of the storm will be critical to the location and extent of the clouds and showers. A westward shift in the storm’s circulation would increase the showers, and keep temperatures even cooler. By Friday, the storm is forecast to weaken, which would decrease the showers, and permit more breaks of sun. Again, those details will be dependent on the evolution of the storm through the week. The cool temperatures and rain showers should leave light to moderate amounts of rain, effective in helping short term soil moisture.

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Farm & Garden

Rainfall Forecast:
Mainly dry through VT, and south of the Adirondacks. A few showers in the St. Lawrence Valley and northern NY later in the day, covering less than 30 percent of the area, with amounts, less than 0.10 inches, and scattered showers in the CT Valley and NH, covering 40 percent of the area, where amounts of 0.10 to 0.20 inches are possible. Showers likely on Tuesday into Tuesday night from the Adirondacks, Rt. 4, and White Mountains north, covering 70 percent of the area with amounts of 0.10 to 0.30 inches, and 40 percent farther south, with amounts less than 0.10 inches. Additional showers Wednesday, diminishing Wednesday night, again covering 70 of the north, 40 percent of the south, with amounts of 0.10 to 0.20 inches north, less than 0.10 inches south. Scattered showers decreasing Thursday and Friday, with localized, light amounts.

Drying Conditions:
Good drying conditions today, with minimum relative humidities near 40 percent, except fair from the CT Valley into NH, where showers are possible, and minimum relative humidities hold near 65 percent. On Tuesday, fair drying conditions southwest, with minimum relative humidities near 55 percent, fair to locally poor drying conditions developing northeast, with an increasing chance of showers, as minimum relative humidities holding near 65 percent. Fair to poor drying expected Wednesday, with showers likely, and minimum relative humidities near 75 percent. Fair to poor drying Thursday, with a good chance of showers, improving to fair to good drying Friday with a decreasing chance of showers.

No frost indicated through the week.

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Wind by Elevation

Wind Speeds
2000ftN 10 to 25 mphNNW 10 to 20 mphNW 15 to 25 mph
4000ftN 20 to 30 mphNNW 10 to 25 mphNNW 20 to 35 mph
6000ftNNE 30 to 45 mphNNW 20 to 35 mphN 30 to 45 mph

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Temperature by Elevation

Temperature at Elevation
2000ft60 NE/65 SW55 N/62 SW54 N/60 SW
4000ft55 to 6050 to 55near 50
6000ft35 to 4035 to 4030s

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Weather Journal

June 5, 2023

Sunrise: 5:08 AM
Sunset: 8:30 PM

Length of the day:
15 hours 22 minutes

A severe frost struck much of the northeast, midwest, and Great Lakes on this date in 1859. Crops were severely damaged in New England, with most of the corn crop forced to by cut down and started again. 7 AM temperatures – about 3 hours after sunrise, bear testimony to the cold – with 40 degrees in Burlington, 38 in St. Johnsbury, and 36 in Brandon. Lowest temperatures are likely to have been 8 to 10 degrees colder.

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