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FXUS61 KBTV 191137
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
737 AM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL RIDGE OVER THE NORTH COUNTRY THIS
WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES WILL AVERAGE AROUND SEASONAL NORMALS...WITH
SUNDAY BEING THE WARMER OF THE TWO DAYS. NEXT CHANCE FOR
PRECIPITATION WILL BE TUESDAY WITH A SURFACE LOW CROSSING THE
AREA.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 735 AM EDT SATURDAY...SCATTERED SHOWERS CURRENTLY MOVING
NORTH TO SOUTH ACROSS OUR FORECAST AREA ALONG WEAK SURFACE COLD
FRONT. SHORTWAVE PASSING NORTH OF THE BORDER HELPING TO ENHANCE
PRECIP SLIGHTLY. SHOWERS WILL END IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS AND SKIES
WILL BECOME SUNNY THIS AFTERNOON.

CLOUDY SKIES THIS MORNING WILL GIVE WAY TO INCREASING SUNSHINE
THIS AFTERNOON AS SURFACE HIGH BUILDS INTO THE AREA. TEMPERATURES
WILL BE IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S WITH COLD AIR ADVECTION IN
PLACE ON NORTHWESTERLY FLOW BEHIND DEPARTING COLD FRONT. 850
TEMPS WILL BE AROUND -6C. WINDS WILL ALSO BE GUSTY...UP TO 25
MPH.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY/...
AS OF 445 AM EDT SATURDAY...TONIGHT WILL BE CLEAR AND COLD WITH
WINDS DROPPING OFF AS SURFACE HIGH CRESTS OVER THE FORECAST AREA.
TEMPERATURES WILL BE BOTTOMING OUT IN THE TEENS AND TWENTIES...AN
IDEAL RADIATIONAL COOLING NIGHT. SURFACE HIGH WILL SHIFT EASTWARD
ON SUNDAY...WITH SOUTHERLY RETURN FLOW INCREASING TEMPERATURES
WILL BE AROUND NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR...MAINLY UPPER 50S.
MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES ARE EXPECTED...A NICE DAY ON TAP. QUIET
WEATHER CONTINUES OVERNIGHT BUT WILL BE WARMER THAN TONIGHT. MIN
TEMPS WILL BE IN THE MID 30S TO LOWER 40S. MONDAY WILL BE ANOTHER
NICE DAY...WITH WARMING TREND CONTINUING AND MAX TEMPS IN THE
60S.

&&

.LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/...
AS OF 350 AM EDT SATURDAY...THE TUESDAY-FRIDAY PERIOD OF NEXT
WEEK LOOKS TO START ON THE UNSETTLED SIDE...WITH CONDITIONS
IMPROVING AS THE WEEK PROGRESSES.

LOW PRESSURE WILL BE TRACKING THROUGH THE SAINT LAWRENCE VALLEY
TO START THE PERIOD MONDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL PLACE THE NORTH
COUNTRY IN THE WARM SECTOR AND UNDER SOUTHWEST FLOW...ALLOWING
FOR A RELATIVELY MILD NIGHT...WITH LOWS GENERALLY IN THE 40S.
SHOULDN'T BE MUCH IN THE WAY OF PRECIPITATION BUT CAN'T RULE OUT
A FEW SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS.

A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION TUESDAY/TUESDAY NIGHT WITH A
SECONDARY WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING ALONG THE FRONT AS A
SHARPENING UPPER TROUGH APPROACHES. THE PLACEMENT OF THIS LOW
REMAINS TO BE SEEN...BUT A PERIOD OF RAIN AND SHOWERS IS LIKELY
FROM TUESDAY AND INTO TUESDAY NIGHT. EXACT PLACEMENT OF THE
SECONDARY LOW WILL DETERMINE LENGTH AND AMOUNT OF RAIN. AHEAD OF
THE FRONT...DESPITE THE CLOUDS AND RAIN...HIGHS SHOULD REACH INTO
THE 60S ON TUESDAY...WITH LOWS TUESDAY NIGHT POST-FRONT FALLING
BACK INTO THE 30S AND LOW 40S. SOME SNOWFLAKES ARE POSSIBLE ON
THE TAIL-END OF PRECIP IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

THE UPPER TROUGH WILL STILL BE OVERHEAD ON WEDNESDAY AND THIS
COMBINED WITH MOIST NORTHWEST FLOW WILL KEEP SOME CLOUDS AND
OROGRAPHIC RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AROUND. AS A RESULT
WE'LL ALSO BE LOOKING AT A BELOW NORMAL DAY IN TERMS OF
TEMPERATURES...45-55F FOR HIGHS. A RIDGE WILL BEGIN TO WORK INTO
THE REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND BE IN FULL CONTROL BY THURSDAY AND
THURSDAY NIGHT...LEADING TO CLEARING SKIES AND A NICE DAY/COOL
NIGHTS. HIGHS NEAR NORMAL THURSDAY FROM 50-60F WITH LOWS FROM THE
UPPER 20S TO MID 30S BOTH NIGHTS. BY FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL
BE INCREASING AHEAD OF THE NEXT SYSTEM SO WE'LL BE TRENDING ABOVE
NORMAL WITH HIGHS IN THE 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /11Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
THROUGH 12Z SUNDAY...A WEAK COLD FRONT CROSSING THE REGION THIS
MORNING IS DELIVERING SOME SCATTERED RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS TO THE REGION. THESE WILL GRADUALLY WANE IN COVERAGE
THROUGH THE MORNING...HANGING ON IN EASTERN AND HIGHER ELEVATION
TAF SITES THE LONGEST. ALL SITES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF RUT ARE
ALREADY EXPERIENCING OR ARE EXPECTED TO EXPERIENCE A BRIEF
REDUCTION TO MVFR...MAINLY DUE TO SOME LOWER CEILINGS POST-FRONT
IN UPSLOPE FLOW. SLK IS SEEING SOME IFR. IMPROVEMENT AFTER 14Z IS
FORECAST WITH GRADUAL CLEARING THROUGH THE DAY. GUSTY NORTHWEST
FLOW BEHIND THE FRONT WILL DEVELOP WITH GUSTS 15-25 KNOTS LIKELY.
THE GUSTY WINDS WILL ABATE FOR SATURDAY NIGHT WITH LIGHT/VARIABLE
WINDS EXPECTED UNDER CLEAR SKIES.

OUTLOOK 12Z SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

12Z SUNDAY TO 12Z TUESDAY...MAINLY VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED AS A
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO VERMONT AND NORTHERN NEW YORK.

12Z TUESDAY THROUGH 00Z THURSDAY...A LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL MOVE
INTO THE REGION FROM THE GREAT LAKES BRINGING RAIN SHOWERS AND
MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS TO THE REGION.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...NEILES
NEAR TERM...NEILES
SHORT TERM...NEILES
LONG TERM...MUCCILLI
AVIATION...BANACOS/MUCCILLI





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