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Stormy In Massachusetts

As expected, afternoon rain and thunderstorms moved into the Pittsfield area associated with a cold front. Some light rains lingered after midnight, but cleared out by morning and temperatures warmed into the 60s. Overcast skies and the midday rains kept the temperatures down for Tuesday, which was the bulk of the error in temperatures during this forecast. Weatherbug narrowly edged out V-W for the win by a single point.

Tuesday: Rain in afternoon hours. High 59, Low 53.
Wednesday: Early morning rain shower. High 64, Low 51.
Forecast Grade: B-

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Today we head to far western Massachusetts, home of the Berkshires! Let’s see what the next couple days have in store for some foliage viewing!

At 1054pm EDT, the temperature in Pittsfield, MA was 54 degrees under overcast skies. An area of low pressure is shifting through the Eastern Great Lakes and trailing a cold front down into the Ohio Valley. This low pressure is expected to shift through the Northeast and New England throughout the day Tuesday, bringing periods of moderate to heavy rains to western MA. Shower activity should trail off during the overnight hours and with high pressure building over the area Wednesday, a fairly decent day looks to be in store!

Tuesday: All-day rain chances, better chance of afternoon thunderstorms. High 68, Low 52.
Wednesday: Showers trailing off shortly after midnight. Clouds clear out by afternoon. High 65, Low 51.

TWC :Tuesday: Afternoon thunderstorms. High 67, Low 53.
Wednesday: Cloudy. High 64, Low 57.

AW: Tuesday: A little rain. High 66, Low 54.
Wednesday: Clouds and sun; pleasant. High 66, Low 59.

NWS: Tuesday: Chances of showers early, then heavier afternoon rains. High 65, Low 52.
Wednesday: Isolated early morning showers, then partly sunny. High 67, Low 58.

WB: Tuesday: Chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 65, Low 53.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. High 63, Low 52.

WN: Tuesday: Cloudy with light showers. High 65, Low 50.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 67, Low 57.

FIO: Tuesday: Rain starting in the afternoon. High 70, Low 53.
Wednesday: Rain overnight. High 66, Low 52.

Rain showers are shifting through the region, with heavier ones on the way moving in midday.

Manchester, New Hampshire to Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Tomorrow’s road trip is going to be a pretty quick one, only 150 miles from Southern NH to Western MA. It’s over 50% shorter than the road trip I’m actually taking to IL tomorrow to see family. Odd how that works out sometimes.

It will be a relatively short road trip, but unfortunately, it’s going to be a wet one as low pressure is lifting over the Northeast and New England tomorrow. Rain showers will spread into Southern NH overnight and will continue to linger throughout the region tomorrow as we head westward into far southern VT before turning south on I-91 into MA. It’ll be a soggy day as we pull into Pittsfield around noon, and showers will continue throughout the rest of the day.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Tonight, we head up to New England and take a gander at what’s happening in the Berkshires of Massachusetts!

At 1054pm EDT, the temperature at Pittsfield, MA was 53 degrees under fair skies. A slow-moving low pressure system is found over the Mid-Atlantic states, spreading copious amounts of rain out ahead of it into the Northeast US and soon, New England. This area of low pressure has been taking its’ sweet time since it developed over the Southern Plains a few days ago and creeped its way into the Deep South. Rain showers will spread over Western MA overnight tonight and last throughout the day Wednesday as the low traverses the Northeast and New England. Rain showers will taper off during the morning hours on Thursday as the low lifts out of New England into Canada, with clouds decreasing throughout the day as weak high pressure moves in.

Wednesday: Rain showers throughout the day. High 57, Low 47.
Thursday: Rain showers in morning, decreasing clouds throughout the day. High 57, Low 42.

TWC: Wednesday: Rain. High 54, Low 46.
Thursday: Morning showers. High 53, Low 45.

AW :Wednesday: Cloudy, a little rain and cooler. High 55, Low 45.
Thursday: Cloudy. High 56, Low 46.

NWS: Wednesday: Rain. High 55, Low 44.
Thursday: Chance of showers, fog early. High 60, Low 45.

WB: Wednesday: Rain. High 54, Low 45.
Thursday: Rain showers. High 52, Low 47.

WN: Wednesday: Cloudy with light rain. High 54, Low 45.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers. High 60, Low 45.

FIO: Wednesday: Rain starting overnight, continuing until evening. High 55, Low 44.
Thursday: Early morning showers, foggy overnight. High 53, Low 42.

Yeah… there’s plenty of rain moving in, as seen by the Northeast US radar composite. This low pressure has been slow to move all week, and the next couple of rain-soaked days won’t be any different.

Weather Way back – Some questions on language, none on quality

The Weather Channel went to Pittsfield at the beginning of October and acted like they owned the place. I would say that you could just look at their forecast to figure out what went on, because they were only off by one degree on the temperature forecast, but that would discount their suspect wording on the precipitation forecast. In his forecast discussion, Anthony noted the pending dissolution of a strong area of low pressure in the north Atlantic as a cause to believe that precipitation would wane as the first weekend in October itself passed, but the Weather Channel said that there was a “Better chance of showers” Not quite. But everyone did mention a threat for rain, and they did nearly peg a perfect teperature forecast, so I guess I’m in no place to be too critical.
Actuals: October 1st – .01 inches of rain High 56, Low 48
October 2nd – High 59, Low 50

Grade: A-C

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

We made it everybody! It’s October now! Well, the forecasts for October anyways. That means today is your first Pumpkin Spice Forecast! What? Everything is it seems. Okay okay, I’ll just stick with normal-flavored forecasts.

At 1154pm EDT, the temperature at Pittsfield, MA was 48 degrees with fog/mist being reported. A cutoff low pressure system continues to camp out over the Ohio Valley tonight, with a weak low found off the New England coastline as well. Due to a high pressure system entrenched over southeast Canada, this cutoff low is pretty much stuck where it is for the next couple of days. This broad southerly fetch is continuing to pump moisture over the Eastern Seaboard, which is keeping scattered showers in much of the region throughout the weekend. High pressure finally breaks down by late Sunday allowing the system to finally start pushing eastward, with conditions improving for Monday. Not the greatest way to start off the month, but at least it’s not snowing!

Saturday: Scattered showers. High 55, Low 46.
Sunday: Chance of showers persist, but lighter. High 60, Low 47.

TWC: Saturday: Cloudy with chance of showers. High 56, Low 48.
Sunday: Better chance of showers. High 60, Low 50.

AW: Saturday: Cloudy with areas of drizzle. High 57, Low 48.
Sunday: Cloudy with a shower or two. High 63, Low 48.

NWS: Saturday: Showers likely. High 56, Low 50.
Sunday: Chance of showers. High 62, Low 51.

WB: Saturday: Chance of showers. High 55, Low 48.
Sunday: Chance of showers. High 60, Low 49.

WN: Saturday: Cloudy with a chance of showers. High 55, Low 50.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High 63, Low 52.

FIO: Saturday: Light rain in the morning and evening. High 58, Low 48.
Sunday: Drizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening. High 61, Low 50.

Most of the showers in the area are off to the north and east of Pittsfield currently and continue to lift to the north. Some light showers/drizzle are expected to shift through overnight, with more coming through the weekend.


Dover, Delaware to Pittsfield, Massachusetts

I don’t know if you are like me, but it seems like getting from Delaware to Massachusetts should take more than 6 hours to travel between. But alas, the trip from Dover to Pittsfield is under 6 hours and covers only 328.5 miles. Our trek will be at a pace of only 55.8mph, so it’s not even like we will be going that fast. All right, strap the bikes to the roof, and let’s be on our way.

The day will start amiably enough, driving through Pennsylvania and New Jersey, however a front moving through Pennsylvania will pull easterly flow off the Atlantic, and some bubbly thunderstorms may begin to crop up over New Jersey. As we hit downstate New York, it’s not out of the question that we encounter the front running cells of the broken line moving out of the Appalachians. If it’s not raining in Pittsfield when we arrive, then, well, it will be soon.