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Weather Wayback… Sun when it really counted

In early October, not long after we put together the forecast for La Crosse, Anthony assembled a forecast for Danville, Virginia, that got a little bit more out of hand than anyone really anticipated. With forecasts pegged in the upper 70s to low 80s on October 10th and 11th, the temperatures instead climbed all the way to 87 on both days, thanks to sun that shone brightly on the town from the early to mid afternoon, just when it had it’s maximum impact. The sun mixed with heat and humidity, destabilizing the environment and leading to evening thunderstorms on each day of the forecast, moreso on Tuesday the 10th than on Wednesday. Victoria-Weather narrowly surpassed our rivals, though the warmth was more than anyone truly anticipated.
Actuals: October 10th – .47 inches of rain in thunderstorms, High 87, Low 72
October 11th – Trace of rain in thunderstorms, High 87, Low 67

Grade: C-D

Danville, Virginia

Today we head out to the Mid-Atlantic to see how the mid-week weather will treat them! Hopefully it’s as nice there as it was here today!

At 1053pm EDT, the temperature at Danville, VA was 73 degrees under a few clouds. While an area of low pressure is developing over the Mid-MS River Valley, high pressure found over the Great Lakes and into the Northeast will slowly break down over the next couple of days. Low pressure continues to intensify throughout the day Tuesday, with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms popping up ahead of the system over the Southern Appalachians and throughout the Southeast. Low pressure shifts through the Ohio Valley on Wednesday and scattered shower and storm activity will be more prevalent throughout much of the day, but with the heaviest activity more likely in the morning hours.

Tuesday: Scattered afternoon thunderstorms. High 79, Low 71.
Wednesday: Scattered thunderstorm activity in morning, becoming showers in afternoon. High 83, Low 70.

TWC: Tuesday: Scattered thunderstorms. High 81, Low 70.
Wednesday: Morning thunderstorms. High 80, Low 69.

AW: Tuesday: A couple of thunderstorms. High 78, Low 69.
Wednesday: A couple of thunderstorms. High 81, Low 68.

NWS: Tuesday: Showers likely and areas of fog. High 79, Low 73.
Wednesday: Showers likely. High 80, Low 69.

WB: Tuesday: 70% chance of thunderstorms. High 78, Low 70.
Wednesday: Scattered thunderstorms. High 79, Low 68.

WN: Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with light showers likely. High 79, Low 73.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with showers likely. High 80, Low 70.

FIO: Tuesday: Rain starting overnight. High 80, Low 71.
Wednesday: Light rain until morning, staring again in the afternoon. High 81, Low 70.

We can see a pretty messy pattern over the region tonight, and it’s going to stay like that for the next couple of days.

Dingy Danville doesn’t get above freezing

The broad area of low pressure that I’ve been forced to mention in nearly every post of late, the one that lies near Labrador in Canada, didn’t turn out to produce as much precipitation as the GFS suggested over the last couple of days. There were still some flurries reported in Danville, but not enough for any accumulation. As advertised, however, there was quite a sheath of low clouds. They kept temperatures from attaining the more optimistic forecast highs on Friday. There were some breaks on Saturday, and things were significantly more accurate as the weekend began. Victoria-Weather pulled together the top forecast in eastern Illinois.
Actuals: Friday – Trace of snow, High 29, Low 24
Saturday – Trace of snow, High 32, Low 22

Grade: A-C

Hot Springs, Arkansas to Danville, Illinois

It seems like Ht Springs and Danville should be world’s aoart, but in fact, they are only an 8 hour drive from one another. They will take a quick slice across Missouri, really only passing through Memphis as a large city, and slicing quickly through the rural southern stretch of Illinois. The towns are 606 miles apart, setting the stage for a very swift 70mph trek. We’ll be there in no time!

Because of the easterly track out our initial route, we will spare ourselves the threat for snow and we will see the sun longer than if we had opted to trek through St. Louis instead of Memphis. Northern Arkansas is going to be great, as will the Bootheel of Missouri. We should be able to stay dry as far as Marion, Illinois, and we will almost certainly see some flakes by the time we hit Mount Vernon. The rest of the drive will be flurry filled, but nothing that should really slow us down.

Danville, Illinois

Hello! Let’s try a forecast for once.

At 1215PM, CT, Danville was reporting a temperature of 29 degrees with light flurries and overcast skies. Danville found itself within a wave that has been rotating around a vast area of low pressure now over northeastern Canada. Persistent northerly flow has been blunted by the overcast this feature on the Labrador coast has produced, and a sharp cool down isn’t expected and hasn’t been seen.
At the upper levels, a broad upper level trough will only intensify, but because of that, the low along the Labrador Coast will remain in place. Overcast skies with a chance of flurries will continue through the day today, but a well defined surface trough will move in on Saturday to provide a bit of oomph to the snow shower activity.
Tomorrow – Flurries and overcast, High 33, Low 24
Saturday – A few snow showers, High 32, Low 22

TWC: Tomorrow – Overcast (early snow), High 31, Low 27
Saturday – Cloudy skies. A few flurries are possible High 31, Low 24

AW: Tomorrow – Cloudy, breezy and chilly High 29, low 27
Saturday – Mostly cloudy, breezy and chilly High 29, Low 24

NWS: Tomorrow -A chance of flurries before 7am, then a chance of flurries with a slight chance of snow showers between 7am and 4pm, then a chance of flurries after 4pm. Cloudy, High 31, Low 28
Saturday – A chance of flurries. Mostly cloudy High 32, Low 24

WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy, chance of flurries. High 28, Low 26
Saturday – Mostly cloudy, High 29, Low 25

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with light snow showers, High 30, Low 25
Saturday – Mostly cloudy, High 30, Low 23

FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 32, Low 25
Saturday – Flurries in the morning. High 32, Low 25

That’s pretty grim. A lot of clouds and not much change in the weather pattern. Satellite shows a thick swath of low clouds over the region.

Quite Quiet

A fairly benign pattern was expected over Danville for midweek, and the forecast panned out exactly as planned. Temps perked up a bit for Wednesday but weren’t quite able to crack into the 40s. TWC took home the top spot.

Tuesday: High 34, Low 20.
Wednesday: High 39, Low 22.
Forecast Grade: A

New Haven, Connecticut to Danville, Illinois

A day and a half is all it will take to travel from Connecticut to about shorteast distance into Illinois you can get and still say you are in Illinois. That will cover 900 miles at a pace of 65.3 mph. That will leave us with a 522 miles day on Tuesday, with less than 400 to go on Wednesday. Manageable, and the weather should be brilliant.

DAT ONE (Tuesday)
New Haven
High pressure will only be getting stronger over the Great Lakes through the night tonight and into the day tomorrow. Expect some mostly cloudy conditions to give way to mostly sunny skies. A good dividing mark will be the higher terrain of central Pennsylvania, with sunny skies really emerging in Ohio. The day will end in Akron.

The last little bump on this trip will be even less variable. Just sun until about 2pm, when we arrive in Danville. Temperatures will even be kind of warm, with any snow in the area melting in the January thaw.

Danville, Illinois

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 35, Low 19
Wednesday – Increasing clouds, High 40, Low 25

TWC: Tomorrow – Intervals of clouds and sunshine, High 34, Low 20
Wednesday – A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon, High 40, Low 24

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny and chilly High 33, Low 18
Wednesday – Partly sunny High 37, Low 22

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 35, Low 19
Wednesday – Mostly sunny, High 40, Low 23

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 35, Low 19
Wednesday – Partly sunny, High 40, Low 23

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 36, Low 19
Wednesday – Partly cloudy, High 41, Low 19

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy until evening. High 36, Low 22
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy throughout the day.High 42, Low 26

Pretty much the same across the board, like I mentioned in the video. Hope you enjoyed it, and further understand why I am not on TV.

Sunny Skies

The bright and sunny forecast for Danville verified with flying colors, making for a gorgeous weekend for southern Virginia. Temperatures were a bit cooler than anticipated, especially on Saturday when most thought we could have a shot at 60. While that didn’t transpire, it was still an enjoyable weekend. Accuweather took home the win.

Friday: High 57, Low 29.
Saturday: High 56, Low 26.
Forecast Grade: B

Danville, Virginia to New Orleans, Louisiana

Let’s take a road trip! It’s going to take us a day and a half to get from southern Virginia to southeastern Louisiana. It’s an 844 mile journey between the two cities. Our first day will be complete after just about 500 miles on the nose, thanks to a 62.5mph average speed.

Don’t be surprised if traffic is a little bit heavy as we head south out of Danville. It’s Veteran’s Day weekend, and the sun will be out throughout the southeast. We will drive through Greensboro, Charlotte and Atlanta, and if anyone wants to take advantage of some of the late season warmth, those would be the places where traffic would be heaviest. There isn’t much in the weather that would slow us down. Or day will end in Tuskegee, Alabama.
Not much is expected to change on Sunday. Sunny skies will greet us as we gegin the day, but I suppose there is a chance for some clouds as we cross Lake Pontchartrain into New Orleans, but we won’t have to turn the wipers on, so it’s not all bad. Who am I kidding. It will be pretty great.
New Orleans