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Workplace productivity on the rise

The worst thing about summer is that it’s really hard to stay at the office, working. The sun is out, the kids are out of school and your entire body screams for the outdoors. I am happy to report that this week in New Haven, that was not the case! It was cool and cloudy as a dual low passed off the coast and through New England. The good news was, it wasn’t as rainy as forecasts had envisioned, but it was just as miserable. Great days to be at work. Your boss savored it, I’m sure.
Tuesday – .02 inches in rain, High 55, Low 51
Wednedsay – High 69, Low 50

Grade: B-C

New Haven, Connecticut

All right, I think this is going to be a fun forecast. All the enjoyment of a mid-Atlantic forecast with none of the pressure of forecasting for New York!

At 1253PM, ET, New Haven was reporting overcast skies with a temperature of 61 degrees. The region was smothered in clouds as an area of low pressure lurked off the Delmarva Peninsula. To the southwest, a broad swath of rain was moving through central New Jersey, bearing down on New York City, while where skies had cleared, and an advancing upper level trough was sinking into the region, isolated thunderstorms were popping up east of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Both the surface low and the thunderstorm activity are interconnected, and both are advancing on New Haven.
The surface system will bring some light rain, potentially, to the area, but the bulk of it will continue to slide south of Long Island. The upper low producing thunderstorms in the eastern Great Lakes will be robbed of its instability, but rain will continue to barrel southeast towards Connecticut. The stratiform rain will be a persistent threat through the day Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Fortunately, the wave is shortwaved enough to be progressive, and will clear out for a pleasant Wednesday afternoon.
Tomorrow – Rain intermittently throughout the day, cloudy HIgh 55, Low 47
Wednesday – Rain in the morning, then clearing and much nicer, High 65, Low 47

TWC: Tomorrow – Thunderstorms in the morning will give way to steady rain in the afternoon. High 57, Low 51
Wednesday – Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 67, Low 50

AW: Tomorrow – Cloudy and cooler with spotty showers High 59, Low 51
Wednesday – A stray morning shower; otherwise, cool with clouds breaking for some sun High 62, Low 50

NWS: Tomorrow – Patchy drizzle and fog with a chance of showers. Cloudy, HIgh 58, Low 52
Wednesday – A 50 percent chance of showers or drizzle. Cloudy HIgh 61, Low 50

WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy with a chance of showers with a patch of drizzle, High 55, Low 48
Wednesday – Cloudy with a chance of showers and drizzle, High 62, Low 48

WN: Tomorrow – Cloudy with chance of light showers, High 57, Low 52
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy with scattered showers High 61, Low 50

FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain until evening. High 58, Low 51
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy until afternoon.High 70, Low 51

That’s an unfortunate forecast. You shouldn’t be burdened with high temperatures in the 50s in June. Here is the radar, with all that rain to the south of Long Island, and a pop up storm in Pennsylvania

Dry But Chilly

While a trough swung its way through the New Haven region to start the week, conditions were such that they didn’t really need to worry about precip in the area. That turned out to be the case and outside of the relatively chilly temperatures, wasn’t too bad of a start to the week. Weatherbug took home the win.

Monday: High 35, Low 15.
Tuesday: High 28, Low 9.
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.

New Haven, Connecticut

Let’s go to New England. That’s always a good time, climatologically, this time of year.

At 853PM, ET, New Haven was reporting a temperature of 38 degrees with clear skies. Aloft, New Haven was clearly found at the eastern third of an upper level trough, however a tropical jet across Florida was doing an excellent job of allaying any cyclonic development along the Eastern Seaboard.The upper trough was simply producing a few flurries in the Catskills.
As a vorticity maximum at the base of the trough rotates through the New Haven area tomorrow morning, some marine fog and clouds may develop, lasting through the early afternoon. The perturbation will pitch into the Gulf Stream, causing a more rapid cyclogenesis out at sea. No precipitation will happen over land, however a response will come, with cold air driving south into southern New England.
Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 30, Low 16 (Non standard)
tuesday – Sunny, High 31, Low 11

TWC: Tomorrow – Mainly sunny, High 30, Low 16
Tuesday – Sunny skies, High 32, Low 11

AW: Tomorrow – Windy and colder with sun and some clouds; a flurry around in the afternoon High 32, Low 18
Tuesday – Plenty of sun, but cold High 30, Low 15

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 32, Low 17
Tuesday – Sunny, High 28, Low 8

WB:Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny, High 32, Low 16
Tuesday – Sunny, High 28, Low 8

WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy High 32, Low 18
Tuesday – Sunny, High 28, Low 9

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy in the morning. High 36, Low 16
Tuesday – Clear throughout the day. High 29, Low 13

The rare dry cold front coming through during winter in the northeast. There are worse fates. Here is the satellite, which isn’t particularly active this ervening.
New Haven

Only flurries? Hardly worth mentioning

With as much snow as the northeast has seen lately, it seems almost passe to mention just a few flurries in the forecast. That’s the best explanation I have for Forecast.io and the New Haven forecast. Model trends had been steering rather aggressively towards snow starting on Saturday, rather than Sunday as was the forecast early in the week. I think everyone recognized that significant accumulation will continue to wait until Monday, however there was a good chance that the city would at least see some flurries. FIO was the only outlet to leave them out, and it ultimately cost them the victory in Connecticut. Victoria-Weather wasn’t far behind on temperatures, and we had the proper precip forecast. Victory!
Actuals: Friday – High 24, Low 9
Saturday – Trace of snow, High 30, Low 21

Grade: C

New Haven, Connecticut to Missoula, Montana

Let’s see if this westward journey will be as enjoyable as Anthony’s trip was yesterday. We’re going to be taking a 5 day trip that covers 2459.8 miles. That should work out to about 65mph with a daily pace of nearly 520 miles a day. The 5th day will be a bit shorter. This is going to be a little bit more grueling than yesterday’s trip, isn’t it?

DAY ONE (Saturday)
New Haven
The Northeast has been assaulted by snow lately. Connecticut has been particularly hard hit, though it was rougher in the eastern and northern part of the state. There will be a little bit of light precipitation as we start on our way from New Haven, but the good news is, it will be falling as rain. The bad news, of course, is that it may be freezing on contact. Oops. Slick conditions with a little bit of freezing drizzle will continue through Williamsport. After we get to western PA, things will clear out, and the rest of the day will be marvelous. We’ll end the day in Richfield, Ohio, south of Cleveland, which will also be marvelous.

DAY TWO (Sunday)
An organizing area of low pressure along a mostly stationary boundary in the Great Lakes will begin to churn things up across our route on Sunday. It will be raining lightly as we begin our drive in Richfield. We’ll be driving almost directly through the central low pressure in northern Indiana, which means that we’ll see light rain all the way through Chicago. Sometime around Rockford, some light snow may begin mixing in with the rain, and by the time we hit Madison, it should be all snow. We won’t go much further than Madison, stopping for the day in Portage, Wisconsin.

DAY THREE (Monday)
The area of low pressure that brought us the light rain and snow on Sunday will safely be tucked away in New England, bringing a ton of snow to Boston again, and perhaps a bit of ice to New Haven. Our day will be significantly less stressful. The drive through western Wisconsin and Minnesota will be pretty relaxed. Mostly sunny skies with dry roads will take us through Saint Cloud, at which point we will be reaching a weak warm front producing some light precipitation and a fairly dense overcast. The day will end in Peak, North Dakota, a small town near Valley City, still under the threat for light snow.

DAY FOUR (Tuesday)
It’s going to snow overnight in eastern North Dakota, and there is a pretty decent chance that wet snow will continue through western North Dakota as we make the trip. They close roads in the Plains if the winds are too strong in the midst of snow storms, but that shouldn’t be an issue on Tuesday, so we’ll be left to muddle through the snowy conditions. Things will begin to wrap up shortly after we’ve passed through Glendive. It will be cloudy with chances for lighter snow than we saw in North Dakota (it will remind of what we see in Wisconsin) as we pass through eastern Montana. The day will end, still under the auspice of flurry activity, in Ballantine, which is in suburban Billings.

DAY FIVE (Wednesday)
High pressure and upsloping is going to develop in Montana through midweek. This means we will see chilly but dry conditions throughout the plains in Montana, but by the time we start climbing into the Rockies, temperatures will start to climb.There is a pretty good chance that by the time we reach Missoula it will be back in the 40s.

Texarkana, Texas to New Haven, Connecticut

Today we embark on a 3-day, 1453 mile road trip from a city named for both states it’s located in to the shores of Connecticut. Given the recent slate of storms that have hit the Northeast, let’s hope that we have a smooth trip, I’m not sure they can handle any more snow!



High pressure dominates most of the Lower MS River Valley and TN Valley, so outside of some possible low morning clouds, the trip eastward through Arkansas and past Memphis. Clear skies continue for the rest of the day as we end in Nashville for the night.


High pressure continues to control the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states, making for another relatively quiet day as we trek eastward to Knoxville, then continue up scenic I-81 into Virginia, past Roanoke, and eventually into Harrisonburg, our stop for night 2.


We’re going to avoid the larger cities of Washington DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia on this final leg, lest we run into into one of those metros during a grueling rush hour. Cloudy skies greet us to start the day, but dry weather is expected as we make our way past Hagerstown to Harrisburg, then continue towards Allentown and eventually Newark and northern NYC. A frontal boundary looks to slowly sag its way into southern New England, bringing some light snow showers to the area. Luckily, we should be in New Haven around the onset of them, so it shouldn’t affect our drive too much.

New Haven

New Haven recovers

A quick little wave moved through the mid Atlantic on Thursday morning. It was the remnants of a nasty squall that roared through Omaha and southern Iowa on Tuesday, but merely ended up a blob of rain showers by the time it moved through Connecticut and New Haven. The rain was well anticipated, and though some people thought it would rain a ton, it was always going to be widely variable across the region, so it wasn’t a surprise that it wasn’t a dumping specifically on NEw Haven. The real surprise was how quickly temperatures popped back up after the rain moved out. Nobody had a forecast warmer than 68, and the high, rain and all, was 73 on Thursday. Accuweather had the warmest high in their forecast on Thursday, and as a result, had the best overall forecast in New Haven.
Actuals: Thursday – .38 inches of rain, High 73, Low 62
Friday – High 77, Low 57

Grade: C

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to New Haven, Connecticut

Hey, just a nice, short trip today, heading through Allentown and the greater New York area as we head to New Haven. It’s a hair over 4 hours between the cities in question, covering 258 miles. The average speed for this quick trip will be about 62.5mph, which I guess isn’t too bad, considering we are leaving from the mountains and travelling through a major metro area. The most major of them, actually.

An upper level wave that is interacting with a vort max moving through the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic is moving even quicker than expected, and in fact it’s already over Harrisburg. By the time we leave at 10am tomorrow, it should have already shifted through town. We will get into the back end of the shower activity fairly quickly after we leave Harrisburg, probably by the time we hit Allentown. The rest of the way into New Haven will be afflicted by rain showers. Still, we dodged a bullet by not having to drive through northern New Jersey when the rain is at its heaviest. That would be the worst.
New Haven