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Burlington, Vermont

Well, tonight’s Big Game is over, and for the residents of Burlington, VT, I’m sure a few of them were pleased with the outcome, considering their proximity to Boston. What will the weather hold for celebrations over the next couple of days?

At 1054pm EST, the temperature at Burlington, VT was 41 degrees under light rain. A weak area of low pressure is shifting through Quebec currently, with a trough swinging through the region. Some light overnight rain showers are anticipated, but will clear up by morning. While the day will be somewhat pleasant, another boundary looks to move through the region early Tuesday morning. This more potent system will bring a better chance of morning rain showers before clearing out by midday. Colder temps are expected to spill in behind it throughout the evening Tuesday, making for a much colder evening than it will be on Monday. But at least it’ll be dry then, right?

Monday: Isolated early AM shower, then cloudy. High 48, Low 39.
Tuesday: Possible early morning showers, then cloudy but cooler. High 44, Low 17.

TWC: Monday: Morning showers. High 42, Low 37.
Tuesday: Isolated showers possible. High 44, Low 21.

AW: Monday: Morning mist; mostly cloudy. High 48, Low 41.
Tuesday: Fog, a morning downpour possible. High 45, Low 20.

NWS: Monday: Chance of early morning showers, then cloudy. High 43, Low 38.
Tuesday: Chance of morning rain, then breezy. High 42, Low 17.

WB: Monday: Chance of morning rain, then cloudy. High 44, Low 37.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy after morning rain. High 42, Low 20.

WN: Monday: Mostly cloudy, possible late night shower. High 44, Low 37.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with early morning showers. High 42, Low 20.

FIO: Monday: Foggy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening. High 44, Low 37
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 47, Low 21.

We see a few light rain showers shifting through the region, but certainly not a washout.

Spring really wants to come to Burlington

i’ve been caught up in other things recently, so this forecast for Burlington came nearly two weeks ago. Oops. The weather was on the upswing in Vermont at the time of the forecast, with an area of low pressure moving along the coast at the leading edge of a broader area of warm high pressure. Temperatures actually exceeded expectation on both Wednesday (the 26th!) and Thursday, hitting the 70s on Wednesday and nearly hitting 80 on Thursday. The National Weather Service claimed the top forecast for the day.
Actuals: Wednesday – .16 inches of rain High 73, Low 50
Thursday – High 79, Low 52

Grade: C-D

Burlington, Vermont

We’ve been watching a feature slide slowly up the coast. Today, it arrived in the Mid-Atlantic. Will it bring problems to northern New England?

At 754PM, ET, Burlington was reporting a temperature of 52 degrees with overcast skies. There were a few showers being reported in Montreal and Saranac Lake, as well as at the north end of Lake Champlain, but the remainder of Northern Vermont was avoiding and damp conditions. This was merely because Burlington had found a window bbetween areas of showers, as tere was a band stretching from the Gulf of Maine to the Hudson to the south, and batches of shower activity east and west. The center of circulation for the responsible area of low pressure was sitting off the coast of Atlantic City.
The shower activity will continue through the morning as the upper level eddy swings into the Canadian Maritimes. The feature is actually moving within a broader upper level trough, so after the rain clears out, Burlington will warm up swiftly. Thursday will be mostly sunny as well as the next system to impact the region will be moving towards James Bay, all the while dragging more warm air into Vermont. Clouds will increase late on Thursday as the feature gets closer.
Tomorrow – Morning showers, then warmer, High 68, Low 47
Thursday – Warmer still, with sun and clouds late, High 74, Low 52

TWC: Tomorrow – Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 66, Low 46
Thursday – Sunshine and clouds mixed.High 73, Low 52

AW: Tomorrow – Cloudy in the morning, then periods of sun and clouds in the afternoon (morning showers) High 66, Low 47
Thursday – Warmer; cloudy with areas of fog in the morning, then a blend of sun and clouds in the afternoon High 77, Low 54

NWS: Tomorrow – A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy High 68, Low 48
Thursday – Mostly sunny, High 78, Low 54

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy. a chance of showers in the morning. High 63, Low 47
Thursday – Mostly sunny. High 69, Low 52

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with scattered showers, High 68, Low 48
Thursday – Mostly Sunny, High 79, Low 68

FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 67, Low 47
Thursday – Partly cloudy until afternoon. High 76, Low 54

It’s very rainy in New England today, but there is a pretty good agreement that starting tomorrow, it’s going to get much warmer. here is the radar for all of New England.

Burlington, Vermont to Baton Rouge, Louisiana

This is an interesting trip, which will last us three days, but won’t cross the Mississippi at any point. We’re expecting some strong storms in the southern US tomorrow, in particular, so hopefully we won’t be arriving in a region ravaged by storms. Like I said, the trip will last 3 days, covering 1632 miles, which means each day will consist of 544 miles, driven at a pace of 68mph. I think this is an interesting route, let’s see if the weather matches it,

DAY ONE (Sunday)

The most scenic day of our drive will also be the one with the best weather. The route through the interior of New England, and then on through the Appalachians will be without weather troubles. The timing – the weekend – will mean we should have few traffic issues either. We will see parts of 6 states (!) before we call it a night in Clear Brook, Virginia.

DAY TWO (Monday)
The system I promised to bring us weather at some point along his trip will be there on Monday. A strong cold front will be rolling through eastern Tennessee as we arrive in the area. It’s unlikely that the strong thunderstorms will impact us too severely until we reach the Sweetwater, Tennessee area. Strong thunderstorms may linger through Chattanooga, though the fact is, the damage will likely already be done. The strongest storms will steer clear of the mountain range we will be skirting. We’ll stop in Wildwood, Georgia, just across the border from Chattanooga.

DAY THREE (Tuesday)
Day three will remind us more of Sunday than Monday. The system that brings us inclement weather on Monday in Tennessee will move very quickly out of the picture, and we will cover Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana without much concern. Baton Rouge should be sunny and pleasant for our arrival.

Burlington, North Carolina to Beaumont, Texas

As you may have noted yesterday, Anthony posted a forecast for a road trip from Dover to Beaumont. That was supposed to happen! He is a little bit ahead of me. By like a week. This is a trek from North Carolina to Beaumont, a trip that will last two days and cover 1062 miles. The first day will be a hair longer, covering 550.5 miles at our pace of 68.8mph. That’s pretty quick! The south likes to drive fast.

DAY ONE (Tuesday)
The wonderful thing about the south in the summer is that, when there is the slightest of features, it draws all the available energy from around it and all the thunderstorm activity that would otherwise be scattered across the region, to one local area. This time, it’s a weak cold front running from the Delmarva through Kentucky. The Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama look to be in great shape on Tuesday. Hot as the dickens, but in great shape. We’ll end up in Greenville, Alabama, which is about a half hour southwest of Montgomery.

DAY TWO (Wednesday)
Another wave moving into the Plains will induce an onshore flow off the Gulf, but the uniform southerly flow will ensure that there are no triggers to induce thunderstorms across the Lower Mississippi Valley. All told, there will be some clouds, and there might still be an isolated shower or storm, but it won’t be the type of activity that will really delay our trip. Southern Louisiana is usually good for at least one rumble of thunder in a summer afternoon, so don’t be surprised if that happens, but for the most part, we will be much drier than is typical on a drive along the Gulf Coast. You know, aside from the sweat

Burlington, Vermont to Terre Haute, Indiana

We have back to back road trips for you! Today, we embark from New England to the Hoosier State. This can be a rather precarious route to take during the winter, with lake effect streams possibly hampering the commute. Will it this week? Let’s take a gander!


High pressure is found over New England and the Northeast as we head out in the morning. While we can see some clouds filter in throughout the day, dry weather will greet us all the way through NY and PA as we finish our day in Erie, PA.


Overnight, a system is shifting into the Mid-MS River Valley, and pushing up a lot of moisture ahead of it. It’ll be dry as we head out of Erie towards Cleveland, but as we push towards Columbus, we can expect rain showers to spread over the area. It’ll be on the chilly side of things too, but not cold enough to swap it over to snow, that should stay to the north and west of our route. Once we get towards the OH/IN border, we should only be seeing some light rain showers and low clouds. Kind of a murky end to the trip, but at least we should avoid the snow!


Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Burlington, North Carolina

Today we embark on a trip in the Southeastern US, from Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Burlington, NC. An 846-mile trip that will cover 2 days, but only 3 states. That’s what happens when you travel through wide states! Let’s see if sunny skies will greet us on the roadways



High pressure is firmly entrenched over the Eastern US, keeping the region dry and quiet. Outside of perhaps some spotty morning fog that should burn off shortly after sunrise, clear skies are expected on our departure from Pine Bluff towards Memphis. As we cruise towards Nashville, some spotty afternoon clouds will pop up, but should be nothing more than fair weather cumulus. As we make our way into Knoxville for the evening, there might be a couple of thunderstorms rumbling off in the distance, as a few are expected to pop off in the afternoon over the mountains, but they should stay out of the area.


High pressure persists throughout the region for another day, greeting us with pleasant skies as we head for the Smoky Mountains. A few clouds will pop up in the early afternoon as we cruise on into the Plateau region of NC, and eventually into Burlington.


Modified temperatures for Burlington

There was a suspicion of thunderstorm activity in Burlington on Friday on the back side of a developing trough off the Carolina Coast. The low was more significant synoptically than we expected, as it brought about overcast skies and much cooler than expected temperatures in the afternoon. As it shifted away from the coast, temperatures rebounded quite well, which made the forecast look much better as well. The damage was done to our reputations, as we all took the hit. The Weather Channel and Accuweather tied atop the leaderboard, narrowly topping all us incorrect losers.
Actuals: Friday – .03 inches of rain, High 73, Low 68
Saturday – High 86, Low 69

Grade: C

Burlington, North Carolina to Lima, Ohio

It’s not like we aren’t in a well populated part of the country, but our route is interesting in how few large cities it touches in its 529 mile journey. Expect it to last just under 9 hours at a pace of about 60.5mph. So let’s knock this day of driving out and see what weather is in the forecast.

There will be a little bit of lingering moisture up in the high terrain of western North Carolina as we awake on Saturday. A trough developing off shore will increasingly steal moisture from the Carolinas, though, and we will get underway with partly cloudy skies, some spotty ground fog, but really no other sizeable concerns. Well, not with this system. A wave moving out of the Upper Midwest will extennd a warm front through the Great Lakes. While it is doing that, it may draw some of that moisture across the Appalachians. Don’t be surprised if there is a dose of light rain around Charleston, and as far to the northwest as Chillicothe. The great news, though, is that we will be in the clear through the remainder of Ohio. Expect a bit of a heat wave, Ohio! Lima will feel like the one in Peru upon our arrival.

Good days for the lake

Burlington is on Lake Champlain, straddling the New York and Vermont border. That being said, it’s not often that you get perfect days to spend time on those lakes, but with highs around 80 and the sun shining, it’s hard to argue with these days. And they even began the weekend! Perfect all around. The Weather Channel snapped out of their month long funk and secured the top forecast.
Actuals: Friday – High 79, Low 83
Saturday – High 83, Low 61

Grade: A