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Binghamton, New York to Tucson, Arizona

Check it out guys, we’re back on the road, ready for a 4 1/2 day trek, covering 2429 miles at an average pace of 65mph. The first 4 days through the middle of the country will be through after 520 miles, leaving a little bit of change at the end of the trip on Sunday. It’s a long trip, so let’s get moving!

DAY ONE (Wednesday)
Binghamton
An area of low pressure if going to make for a rainy day today in the Mid Atlantic and eastern Great Lakes, but the complex is getting fairly organized, and because of this, the mass will be pulled northeast into eastern Canada. Cold air will be driven into our route area, and certainly in the morning, we will have some dry air and sunny skies from Binghamton to Buffalo. Inverted troughing is going to develop with this low, just like it was a winter or early spring system, but with this system, we can only expect some light and clouds. Unfortunately, these sprinkles will be a possibility all the way from Dunkirk, New York through Erie and Cleveland and on to Polaris, a small town in the northern part of the Columbus metropolitan area.

DAY TWO (Thursday)
There is a little bit of a difference in model guidance for Thursday, but it could have a significant impact on our drive Thursday. The drive through Illinois and Indiana, as well as western Ohio, will be pleasant and mostly sunny, with temperatures climbing back to something a little bit more seasonable. What is clear for the tail end of the day, though, is that there will be a wave moving out of the southern Plains and will be bringing showers and thunderstorms… somewhere. The NAM model is the most ominous for us, as it has strong afternoon thunderstorms throughout Missouri, but the GFS takes the complex further south, towards Arkansas and north Texas. The NAM starts to lose its mind a bit as you get further into the future, so the SPC and other important resources anticipate the GFS ending up closer to the truth. This means severe weather in Tulsa and Fort Smith on Thursday, but smooth sailing (they don’t even have ANY storms in the St. Louis area) in eastern Missouri. I will say that there is definitely still a chance for some rain or thunder from St. Louis to Rolla, but the NAM is out to lunch. Our day will end in Rolla. I can say that with a little bit more confidence than I can about where the storms will develop.

DAY THREE (Friday)
Our area of low pressure kicking up the strong thunderstorms will be south of our route on Friday regardless of what model you want to believe. There is also a pretty decent chance, however, that we will be driving through the back end of the system, where there could be a little bit of low level moisture and shower activity. The wave will deteriorate upon moving further away from the southern Rockies, and will merge with Gulf breeze effects, which means the whole area of showers and storms will stall in Louisiana and the northern Gulf. Some moisture will wrap around the low and linger in the middle layers from Missouri to Oklahoma for the entire day, which leads the GFS to leave a swath of light green throughout our route. I do find it hard to believe that there will be much rain through Oklahoma where the summer is typically quite dry, so even though there is available moisture in the lower and middle layers, I will officially say that it will be in the form of clouds, with rain chances drying up after we pass through Springfield, Missouri. Expect mostly cloudy conditions through Oklahoma to Elk City in the far western part of the state.

DAY FOUR (Saturday)
The easy part of the drive on Saturday is that we should be out of the thunderstorms and will be able to contend with a dry weather day. The tough part will be finding a place to stay in southern New Mexico as the day ends. We will try to get to SAn Marcial lake, but there isn’t much going on south of Socorro.

DAY FIVE (Sunday)
Forecasting gets tougher the further into the future you look, but I think the Sunday forecast between San Marcial, New Mexico and Tucson Arizona is easier than any other part of the forecast. Hot, dry and sunny. Take it to the bank.
tucson-az

Lubbock, Texas to Binghamton, New York

It’s road tripping day here at Victoria-Weather, and we will be headed on a 3 1/2 day trek from west Texas to New York. The cities at either end of our route are 1760 miles apart, and we will cover the ground at a pace of 63mph, and our three full days will be through after 506 miles or so. Let’s boogie.

DAY ONE
Lubbock
High pressure is parked over the center of the country right now, and hot, humid air is wrapping up through the western Plains. We won’t have to deal with that moisture turning into anything with our eastbound drive on Tuesday, and we will stop for the night in Vinita, Oklahoma. Find a hotel with some AC, because otherwise the humidity will be pretty close to unbearable for sleeping.

DAY TWO
It will be more of the same as we head through Missouri on Wednesday. Hot and dry weather will accompany our drive through Illinois as well, but a system moving through southern New England will trail a weak boundary through the Ohio Valley. We won’t make it all the way into the precipitation, because we are going to stop in Terre Haute, but the clouds and rain will be bubbling up over central Indiana on Wednesday evening. We can watch the radar on the local news to find out all about it.

DAY THREE
The main brunt of the system will have cleared out of the Ohio Valley well before we take off on Thursday. Still, don’t be surprised if the skies are a bit cloudier than what we have experienced on the first two days. There may be a splash of rain showers over western Pennsylvania, but we will likely avoid them with a more northerly route, which will take us around the higher elevation and to Wherman in far western New York.

DAY FOUR
We should be in pretty great shape as we pass through southern New York on Friday. There will be a dry slot behind the still lingering front, and we will enjoy some clear, cooler air as we pass through the Empire State to our intended destination of Binghamton.
Binghamton

High pressure begins to pay off

Despite the clear skies over Binghamton, temperatures remained fairly cool on Saturday. That began to change on Sunday, when things warmed to 52. For early November, that’s not bad. The Weather Channel and ourselves had the top forecast for that little enclave of western New York.
Actuals: Saturday, High 47, Low 25
Sunday, High 52, Low 31

Grade: A

Binghamton, New York

Ah, the final forecast of Daylight Savings Time. That’s right, don’t forget to change your clocks back Saturday night when you go to bed, otherwise you’re going to wonder why football is so late Sunday morning! Or you’ll be way too early to church. In any event, it’s an extra hour to party Saturday night! Will the good people of Binghamton have pleasant weather to enjoy for their 25-hour day?

At 1:53PM EDT, the temperature at Binghamton, NY was 43 degrees under fair skies with breezy winds. While an area of low pressure will develop off the NC coastline and push out to sea, a nice large dome of high pressure is parked over the Northeast. And isn’t going to budge for the entire weekend. Or really into next week for that matter. The NY area will pretty much be dry until Tuesday until the next major system swings on through. So, enjoy the weekend Binghamton-ites! Not much to talk about this weekend, which I’m sure is to their liking.

Saturday: Sunny. High 48, Low 26.
Sunday: Continued sunny. High 54, Low 31.

TWC: Saturday: Sunny. High 48, Low 26.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 53, Low 30.

AW: Saturday: Sunny, nice in afternoon. High 48, Low 27.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 53, Low 30.

NWS: Saturday: Sunny. High 51, Low 25.
Sunday: Sunny. High 58, Low 30.

WB: Saturday: Sunny. High 52, Low 24.
Sunday: Sunny. High 58, Low 30.

Not much going on in the Northeast as we can see. A gorgeous weekend for everbody!