Clear skies in Springfield led to lows that were much cooler than had been originally anticipated. Well, that is to say, cooler if you believed the majority of the forecasting community. Victoria Weather opted to forecast lows that were 5-8 degrees cooler than other outlets overnight on both Wednesday and Thursday morning. Overnight, clouds cleared out and despite some showers during the day, it was able to radiate and cool off rather nicely That gave us a massive lead over other outlets on temperatures. This paid off in the end as an upper level trough was a bit more active than we had thought it would be yesterday. Thunderstorms raged across Massachusetts through yesterday afternoon, clipping Springfield as well. There were a lot of severe reports, though most of it was in the Boston area. Only Victoria-Weather and The Weather Channel forecast a dry day in Springfield, but V-W’s domination in the temperature department that we were still able to claim victory.
Actuals: Wednesday – Rain reported, not measured, High 82, Low 59
Thursday – Thunderstorms reported, not measured, Hgh 79, Low 50