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FXUS61 KBTV 231140
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
740 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST WILL BRING
PERIODS OF RAIN AND SHOWERS TO THE REGION TODAY INTO
TONIGHT...ESPECIALLY FROM THE ADIRONDACKS EASTWARD. SHOWERS TAPER
OFF ON FRIDAY...BUT RETURN BY LATER SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT
WITH THE PASSAGE OF ADDITIONAL ENERGY. DRIER AND MILDER WEATHER IS
EXPECTED BY EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 710 AM EDT THURSDAY...OPTED TO LOWER HIGH TEMPS BY 1-3 DEG
FROM THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EAST TODAY PER LATEST TRENDS AND
GUIDANCE. THIS WOULD OFFER HIGHS GENERALLY IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S
IN VT INTO THE DACKS...AND UPPER 40S/LOWER 50S IN THE SLV. NO
OTHER CHANGES NEEDED AT THIS TIME. HAVE A GREAT DAY. PRIOR
DISCUSSION FOLLOWS...

PRIOR DISCUSSION FROM 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...
LOOKING AT ANOTHER COOL AND RATHER BLUSTERY DAY ACROSS MUCH OF
THE REGION AS UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE OFF THE SOUTHERN NEW
ENGLAND/LONG ISLAND COAST PIVOTS SLOWLY EAST TOWARD THE BENCHMARK
BY EARLY EVENING. LATEST MODEL SOLUTIONS REMAIN INSISTENT THAT A
BAND OF STEADIER RAIN WILL EVENTUALLY PIVOT WEST/NORTHWEST INTO
THE EASTERN TWO THIRDS OF THE FORECAST AREA BY LATER THIS MORNING
INTO EARLY AFTERNOON...ESP FROM THE DACKS EASTWARD. THIS SEEMS
REASONABLE PER MOST RECENT REGIONAL RADAR TRENDS...THUS LIKELY TO
CATEGORICAL POPS WILL BE MAINTAINED FOR THIS PERIOD OUTSIDE THE
SLV WHERE PCPN WILL BE MORE SHOWERY AND SCATTERED IN NATURE.
TEMPERATURES CONTINUE PRIOR HOMOGENEOUS TRENDS AND SHOULD HOLD
RELATIVELY STEADY IN THE 40S UNDER CLOUDY SKIES AND MODESTLY GUSTY
NORTH/NORTHEASTERLY FLOW. PERHAPS A FEW LOWER 50S FAR WEST IN THE
SLV.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY/...
AS OF 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...BY TONIGHT TODAY`S SLUG OF MOISTURE
GRADUALLY LOSES ITS IMPETUS AS PARENT UPPER DYNAMICS PULL STEADILY
ENE AND AWAY FROM THE REGION. STILL LOOKING AT DAMP/WET CONDS FROM
THE ERN SLOPES OF THE DACKS EAST INTO VT...BUT PCPN CHARACTER
SHOULD TREND LIGHTER AND LESSEN IN OVERALL COVERAGE AS THE NIGHT
WEARS ON. OUTSIDE SOME EVENING SHOWERS...SLV SHOULD TREND MAINLY
DRY FROM MIDNIGHT ONWARD. LOWS SIMILAR TO THIS MORNING...UPPER 30S
TO MID 40S UNDER CONTINUED CLOUDY/NORTHERLY FLOW AND NEUTRAL
ADVECTIVE REGIME.

BY FRIDAY...SHOWERS CONTINUE TO PULL AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AS WEAK
HIGH PRESSURE SLOWLY BUILDS INTO THE REGION. HIGHEST COVERAGE OF
SHOWERS ACROSS NC/NE VT WHERE SOME ADDL LIGHT TOTALS WILL BE
POSSIBLE. TRENDING MAINLY DRY FROM THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY WESTWARD.
WITH LINGERING CLOUDS AND CONTINUED NORTHERLY FLOW DID OPT TO LEAN
ON THE COLDER SIDE OF GUIDANCE IN REGARD TO TEMPS...HOLDING MAX
VALUES IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S IN MOST SPOTS...PERHAPS MID 50S
IN THE SLV WHERE SOME AFTERNOON PARTIAL SUN WILL BE POSSIBLE.

AFOREMENTIONED WEAK HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO BUILD INTO THE AREA
FOR FRIDAY NIGHT AS PESKY CLOUDS SLOWLY THIN OVER TIME. LINGERING
SHOWERS END NORTHEAST WITH LOW TEMPS A TAD COOLER...MID 30S TO LOWER
40S.

ON SATURDAY MODELS REMAIN IN OVERALL GOOD AGREEMENT SUGGESTING
ADDITIONAL AND RATHER ROBUST NRN STREAM SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL DROP
QUICKLY SOUTHEAST INTO OUR AREA BY THE AFTERNOON HOURS WITH A
RENEWED THREAT OF SHOWERS. GIVEN TIMING OF THE FEATURE HIGHEST
POPS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF THE FORECAST AREA. WITH
FLOW TURNING SOUTHERLY AHEAD OF THIS FEATURE AND A MODESTLY MIXED
PBL...HIGHS WILL BE SOMEWHAT WARMER FOR MOST SPOTS...MAINLY 50S.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
AS OF 354 AM EDT THURSDAY...UNSETTLED CONDITIONS RETURN TO THE
NORTH COUNTRY FOR THE LATER HALF OF THE WEEKEND AS A CLOSED UPPER
LEVEL LOW TRACKS SOUTHEASTWARD FROM JAMES BAY INTO THE NORTHEAST
SATURDAY NIGHT. POTENT SHORTWAVE ENERGY OUT AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD
FRONT WILL DEVELOP SHOWERS ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY
NIGHT...TRANSITIONING TO VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT WITH THE LOW/MID LEVEL FLOWING TURNING TO
THE NORTHWEST AND STRONG CAA MOVING IN POST FROPA. TEMPS AT THE
SUMMITS AREN`T INCREDIBLY COLD...SO LIKELY ONLY GOING TO SEE A
DUSTING TO MAYBE A COUPLE OF INCHES UP THERE.

WE`LL STILL BE UNDER MID-LEVEL CYCLONIC FLOW TO BEGIN THE WORK
WEEK MONDAY SO EXPECT A GOOD DEAL OF CLOUDS TO BE AROUND AND
POSSIBLY A FEW ISOLATED MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. A BUILDING UPPER
RIDGE OVER THE CENTRAL CONUS AND SURFACE HIGH ACROSS THE
SOUTHEAST WILL BEGIN TO SHIFT EASTWARD MONDAY NIGHT ALLOWING FOR A
NICE WARMING TREND AS WE GO INTO MID-WEEK. WHILE HIGHS MONDAY WILL
BE VERY SEASONAL IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOW 50S...WE`LL SEE TEMPS
RISE INTO THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE.

LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING INTO THURSDAY OUR NEXT SYSTEM APPROACHES
THOUGH AT THIS TIME MODELS PREDICT THE LOW CENTER PASSING WELL TO
OUR NORTH WITH ONLY A WEAK RIBBON OF MOISTURE ALONG THE TRAILING
COLD FRONT TRACKING INTO THE NORTHEAST. DOESN`T REALLY LOOK ALL
THAT THREATENING FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT RAIN RIGHT NOW...BUT STRONG
CAA BEHIND TO FRONT WILL BRING OUR TEMPS RIGHT BACK BELOW NORMAL
LEVELS.

&&

.AVIATION /12Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
THROUGH 12Z THURSDAY...LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST
WILL BRING DETERIORATING FLIGHT CONDITIONS TO THE AREA WITH
PREVAILING MVFR CIGS THROUGH THE PERIOD. RAIN MOVES IN MID-
MORNING WITH SOME MVFR VSBY POSSIBLE...THOUGH UPSTREAM OBS ONLY
SUPPORT VFR VSBY. EXCEPTION ON THE RAIN WILL BE KMSS WHICH WILL
LIKELY REMAIN DRY...BUT WILL STILL SEE MVFR CIGS MOVE IN BY MID-
MORNING. WINDS WILL MAINLY BE NORTHERLY AT 8-12KTS THRU THE PERIOD
WITH GUSTS UP TO 25KTS AT TIMES.

OUTLOOK 12Z FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

12Z THU - 12Z FRI...MVFR/IFR LIKELY AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY
NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 12Z SAT...MVFR TRENDING TO VFR UNDER BRIEF HIGH
PRESSURE.

12Z SAT - 00Z TUE...VFR TRENDING TO MVFR IN VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS
AND POSSIBLE MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AS COLD LOW PRESSURE TRACKS
ACROSS THE REGION.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
AS OF 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...LATEST ANALYSIS SUGGESTS PCPN TOTALS
FROM CURRENT SYSTEM WILL BE LIGHTER THAN PRIOR INDICATIONS SO NO
HYDROLOGICAL CONCERNS ARE EXPECTED FOR AREA RIVERS. 3-DAY TOTALS
ENDING FRIDAY MORNING ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 0.75 TO 1.5
INCHES FROM THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EASTWARD WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
TOTALS TO NEAR 2 INCHES POSSIBLE ALONG EASTWARD FACING SLOPES OF
THE GREEN MTNS. FURTHER WEST TOTALS SHOULD AVERAGE FROM 0.25 TO
0.75 INCHES IN THE ADIRONDACKS...AND LESS THAN 0.25 INCHES IN THE
SLV.

&&

.MARINE...
AS OF 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...NORTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 KNOTS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ACROSS THE OPEN LAKE WATERS INTO THIS EVENING
BEFORE SLOWLY SUBSIDING LATER TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. THUS A LAKE
WIND ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT WITH THIS PACKAGE. THESE
CONDITIONS WILL CREATE CHOPPY TO LOCALLY ROUGH WATERS TODAY WITH
SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHTS AVERAGING IN THE 2 TO 4 FOOT RANGE.
CONVERGENCE OF WINDS AND WAVES DUE TO TOPOGRAPHICAL EFFECTS WILL
MAKE CONDITIONS ROUGHER ON THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE LAKE WITH
OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO NEAR GALE FORCE POSSIBLE. CAUTION IS THUS
ADVISED TO THOSE PLANNING TO OPERATE SMALL CRAFT ON THE LAKE TODAY
INTO THIS EVENING.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...JMG
NEAR TERM...JMG
SHORT TERM...JMG
LONG TERM...LAHIFF
AVIATION...LAHIFF
HYDROLOGY...JMG
MARINE...JMG



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000
FXUS61 KALY 231131
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
731 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM CENTERED SOUTH OF CAPE COD...WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH
TONIGHT...WITH PERIODS OF RAINFALL. THE SYSTEM WILL FINALLY PULL
AWAY FROM THE REGION AND MOVE OUT TO SEA ON FRIDAY. CLOUDS WILL
FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUNSHINE ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH ANOTHER
FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL CONTINUE THE
THREAT FOR SHOWERS THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 645 AM EDT...BANDS OF MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY RAIN
CONTINUE TO MOVE FROM EAST TO WEST AROUND THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY
OF A SPRAWLING VERTICALLY STACKED COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
CENTERED SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND. STRONG EAST-NORTHEAST FLOW IN THE
LOW LEVELS RESULTING IN A CONVEYOR-BELT OF MOISTURE FROM THE
ATLANTIC. CONVECTIVE ELEMENTS RESULTING IN MODERATE TO BRIEFLY
HEAVY RAINFALL...ESPECIALLY FROM THE HUDSON VALLEY EASTWARD. SOME
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS AND OTHER POOR DRAINAGE LOCATIONS IS
LIKELY...BUT SHOULD NOT POSE ANY SIGNIFICANT HYDRO PROBLEMS. REFER
TO HYDRO SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS.

THE CHALLENGING ASPECT HAS BEEN A RATHER SHARP GRADIENT TO THE RAIN
SHIED...WHICH HAS ALLOWED AREAS SUCH AS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS AND
MOHAWK VALLEY TO REMAIN GENERALLY RAIN-FREE AS OF 645 AM. WILL
CONTINUE TO MENTION LOWER POPS IN THESE AREAS UNTIL LATER THIS
MORNING WHEN AT LEAST SOME RAIN WILL IS EXPECTED TO FINALLY REACH
MUCH OF THIS AREA. LOCATIONS FROM AROUND ROUTE 28 NEAR OLD FORGE
NORTHWARD MAY NOT RECEIVE ANY MEASURABLE RAIN THOUGH...SO WILL
GENERALLY MENTION CHANCE TO LOW LIKELY POPS.

BASED ON RADAR TRENDS AS WELL AS OUTPUT FROM HI RES MODELS SUCH AS
THE HRRR AND LOCAL WRF...THESE BANDS OF RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION WITH VARYING INTENSITY INTO EARLY AFTERNOON...BEFORE
WEAKENING LATE IN THE DAY AS THE LOW STARTS TO FINALLY TRACK
EASTWARD. LIGHTER RAIN WILL STILL BE LIKELY THIS EVENING FOR MANY
LOCATIONS...BUT THE INTENSITY SHOULD WANE AS WE LOSE THE
CONVECTIVE ELEMENTS. WITH THE CLOUDS...RAIN AND PERSISTENT
NORTHERLY WINDS AT THE SURFACE...TEMPERATURES WILL NOT RISE MUCH
TODAY WITH HIGHS EXPECTED TO BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY/...
THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL START TO PULL AWAY FROM THE COAST
TONIGHT AND FARTHER OUT TO SEA. HOWEVER...DUE TO THE LARGE
GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE OF THE UPPER LEVEL CIRCULATION WE WILL STILL BE
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CYCLONIC FLOW REGIME...WITH PLENTY OF LOW
LEVEL MOISTURE. SO OVERCAST CONDITIONS WITH MAINLY LIGHT RAIN IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TONIGHT BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF BY
FRIDAY MORNING. WILL MENTION LIKELY POPS FROM THE CAPITAL DISTRICT
NORTHWARD THROUGH THE EVENING...TAPERING TO CHANCE AFTER MIDNIGHT
AS THE LOW TRACKS FARTHER AWAY FROM THE COAST. AS THE FLOW REGIME
STARTS TO TURN MORE NORTHWESTERLY FRIDAY MORNING...SOME UPSLOPE
SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE MAINLY ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN EAST AND
WEST OF THE HUDSON VALLEY.

WHILE THE UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL LOOSEN ITS GRIP ON THE REGION
FRIDAY...THE FLOW WILL STILL BE MAINLY CYCLONIC WITH LOW LEVEL
MOISTURE WRAPPING BACK AROUND THE LOW. SO WE ARE EXPECTING PLENTY OF
CLOUDS DESPITE CHANCES FOR RAIN DECREASING TO SLIGHT CHANCE BY
AFTERNOON. AS A RESULT...IT WILL BE A SEASONABLY COOL DAY WITH
TEMPERATURES AROUND 5 DEGREES WARMER THAN THURSDAY. A FEW BREAKS OF
SUN MAY BE POSSIBLE TOWARDS SUNSET SOUTH AND WEST OF ALBANY.

SKIES EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY CLEAR FRIDAY NIGHT...AS A SMALL SURFACE
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WILL BE
COOLER THAN RECENT NIGHTS DUE TO LESS CLOUD COVER. HOWEVER... THE
NEXT SYSTEM WILL ALREADY BE MOVING INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION BY
EARLY SATURDAY...AS A VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED
STRONG UPPER JET APPROACHES. SO SATURDAY SHOULD START OUT WITH SOME
SUNSHINE...WITH INCREASING CLOUDS FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE
AFTERNOON. CHANCES FOR SHOWERS WILL INCREASE NORTH AND WEST OF THE
CAPITAL DISTRICT LATE IN THE DAY. WITH ENOUGH SUNSHINE...HIGH TEMPS
COULD REACH THE LOWER 60S IN MOST VALLEY LOCATIONS.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
A FAST MOVING UPPER LEVEL TROF AND ASSOCIATED SURFACE LOW OVER
SOUTHEAST CANADA WILL AFFECT THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.
LATEST MODEL RUNS TRACK THESE SYSTEMS FURTHER NORTH THAN PREVIOUS
RUNS...WHICH RESULTS IN LESS PCPN ACROSS THE REGION...ESPECIALLY ON
SUNDAY. AT THIS POINT IT LOOKS LIKE THIS SYSTEM WILL MAINLY PRODUCE
PCPN ACROSS NORTHERN HIGHER TERRAIN AREAS...WITH LITTLE IF ANY PCPN
ACROSS SOUTHEAST AREAS AND MOST OF THE HUDSON VALLEY. HAVE FORECAST
LIKELY POPS OVER THE FAR NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE FORECAST AREA
SATURDAY NIGHT...DECREASING TO ONLY SLIGHT CHANCE POPS OVER THE
SOUTHEAST PART OF THE FORECAST AREA. ON SUNDAY POPS WILL RANGE FROM
HIGH CHANCE LEVELS OVER THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS...TO SLIGHT CHANCE
OR DRY CONDITIONS FROM THE CAPITAL DISTRICT SOUTH AND EAST. LOWS
SATURDAY NIGHT WILL STILL BE MILD WITH LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID
40S. FOLLOWING THE TROF PASSAGE...IT WILL TURN BLUSTERY WITH
SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN NORMAL TEMPS ON SUNDAY...HIGHS ARE FORECAST TO
BE IN THE MID 40S TO MID 50S.

HIGH PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT WILL QUICKLY BUILD INTO THE
REGION SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...WITH FAIR AND WARMER WEATHER TO
START THE NEW WORK WEEK. LOWS SUNDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE 30 TO 40
DEGREE RANGE. HIGHS MONDAY 50 TO 60. LOWS MONDAY NIGHT IN THE MID
30S TO LOWER 40S. HIGHS TUESDAY IN THE UPPER 50S AND 60S.

DURING TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM
THE WEST AND MOVE THROUGH THE REGION WED AFTN AND EVENING. MOST OF
TUESDAY NIGHT WILL BE DRY...BUT POPS ARE FORECAST TO RISE TO BETWEEN
20 AND 40 PERCENT ON WEDNESDAY. LOWS TUESDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE
40S. HIGHS WEDNESDAY IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /12Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A LARGE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF NEW JERSEY WILL
TRACK NORTHEAST INTO THE GULF OF MAINE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS...
PROVIDING A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

AS OF 700 AM...WIDESPREAD RAINFALL ACROSS THE KALB/KGFL/KPOU/KPSF
TAF SITES...BUT CIGS/VSBYS MAINLY IN THE MVFR TO OCCASIONAL VFR
RANGE. THE RAIN AND MVFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE TAF
SITES THROUGH THE MORNING. ALTHOUGH THERE HAS NOT BEEN MUCH IFR
CONDITIONS REPORTED DURING THE NIGHT...HAVE INCLUDE SOME TEMPO
GROUPS FOR IFR CIGS/VSBYS THROUGH 14Z AT KALB/KPSF WHERE IT
APPEARS THE HEAVIEST RAIN WILL FALL DURING THIS PERIOD.

DURING THE AFTERNOON...KPOU WILL GRADUALLY IMPROVE TO VFR AS THE
RAIN TAPERS TO -SHRA. ELSEWHERE...MVFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO
THE EVENING...THEN IMPROVE TO VFR AT KALB AND KGFL AFTER MIDNIGHT.
AT KPSF...VSBYS WILL IMPROVE TO VFR TONIGHT...BUT CIGS WILL REMAIN
MVFR.

SURFACE WINDS WILL BE NORTHERLY AT ALL THE TAF SITES AT 8 TO 12
KTS...WITH GUSTS OF 15 TO 20 KTS THROUGH THE ENTIRE TAF PERIOD.

OUTLOOK...

FRIDAY NIGHT TO SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. BREEZY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT TO MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM CENTERED SOUTH OF CAPE COD...WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH
TONIGHT...WITH PERIODS OF RAINFALL. THE SYSTEM WILL FINALLY PULL
AWAY FROM THE REGION AND MOVE OUT TO SEA ON FRIDAY. CLOUDS WILL
FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUNSHINE ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH ANOTHER
FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL CONTINUE THE
THREAT FOR SHOWERS THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEKEND.

MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL ONLY BE 70 PERCENT OR GREATER
TODAY. MAXIMUM RH VALUES TONIGHT ARE EXPECTED BE BETWEEN 90 AND 100
PERCENT. RH VALUES WILL DROP TO MINIMUM VALUES OF AROUND 50 TO 65
PERCENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

WINDS TODAY WILL BE NORTHERLY AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS
NEAR 20 MPH. WINDS TONIGHT WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AT 5 TO 15
MPH...INCREASING TO AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH ON FRIDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO WIDESPREAD HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PERIODS OF RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH A COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
WILL CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT. THE RAIN WILL FALL MODERATE TO BRIEFLY
HEAVY IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. THROUGH TONIGHT...ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL
INCH OF RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES
ACROSS THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS IN
SOUTHERN VERMONT...THE BERKSHIRES AND TACONICS. DUE TO RECENT DRY
WEATHER...THIS RAINFALL IS RATHER BENEFICIAL TO THE REGION. THERE
WILL BE SOME MINOR RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS...BUT NO RIVER
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. THERE MAY BE SOME PONDING OF
WATER ON ROADWAYS OR FIELDS...OR IN POOR DRAINAGE LOCATIONS...BUT
THE IMPACT SHOULD BE RATHER MINIMAL.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING OBSERVED
AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE VISIT THE
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...FRUGIS/JPV
NEAR TERM...JPV
SHORT TERM...JPV
LONG TERM...GJM
AVIATION...KL/GJM
FIRE WEATHER...JPV
HYDROLOGY...FRUGIS/JPV








000
FXUS61 KBTV 231110
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
710 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST WILL BRING
PERIODS OF RAIN AND SHOWERS TO THE REGION TODAY INTO
TONIGHT...ESPECIALLY FROM THE ADIRONDACKS EASTWARD. SHOWERS TAPER
OFF ON FRIDAY...BUT RETURN BY LATER SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT
WITH THE PASSAGE OF ADDITIONAL ENERGY. DRIER AND MILDER WEATHER IS
EXPECTED BY EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 710 AM EDT THURSDAY...OPTED TO LOWER HIGH TEMPS BY 1-3 DEG
FROM THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EAST TODAY PER LATEST TRENDS AND
GUIDANCE. THIS WOULD OFFER HIGHS GENERALLY IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S
IN VT INTO THE DACKS...AND UPPER 40S/LOWER 50S IN THE SLV. NO
OTHER CHANGES NEEDED AT THIS TIME. HAVE A GREAT DAY. PRIOR
DISCUSSION FOLLOWS...

PRIOR DISCUSSION FROM 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...
LOOKING AT ANOTHER COOL AND RATHER BLUSTERY DAY ACROSS MUCH OF
THE REGION AS UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE OFF THE SOUTHERN NEW
ENGLAND/LONG ISLAND COAST PIVOTS SLOWLY EAST TOWARD THE BENCHMARK
BY EARLY EVENING. LATEST MODEL SOLUTIONS REMAIN INSISTENT THAT A
BAND OF STEADIER RAIN WILL EVENTUALLY PIVOT WEST/NORTHWEST INTO
THE EASTERN TWO THRIDS OF THE FORECAST AREA BY LATER THIS MORNING
INTO EARLY AFTERNOON...ESP FROM THE DACKS EASTWARD. THIS SEEMS
REASONABLE PER MOST RECENT REGIONAL RADAR TRENDS...THUS LIKELY TO
CATEGORICAL POPS WILL BE MAINTAINED FOR THIS PERIOD OUTSIDE THE
SLV WHERE PCPN WILL BE MORE SHOWERY AND SCATTERED IN NATURE.
TEMPERATURES CONTINUE PRIOR HOMOGENEOUS TRENDS AND SHOULD HOLD
RELATIVELY STEADY IN THE 40S UNDER CLOUDY SKIES AND MODESTLY GUSTY
NORTH/NORTHEASTERLY FLOW. PERHAPS A FEW LOWER 50S FAR WEST IN THE
SLV.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY/...
AS OF 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...BY TONIGHT TODAY`S SLUG OF MOISTURE
GRADUALLY LOSES ITS IMPETUS AS PARENT UPPER DYNAMICS PULL STEADILY
ENE AND AWAY FROM THE REGION. STILL LOOKING AT DAMP/WET CONDS FROM
THE ERN SLOPES OF THE DACKS EAST INTO VT...BUT PCPN CHARACTER
SHOULD TREND LIGHTER AND LESSEN IN OVERALL COVERAGE AS THE NIGHT
WEARS ON. OUTSIDE SOME EVENING SHOWERS...SLV SHOULD TREND MAINLY
DRY FROM MIDNIGHT ONWARD. LOWS SIMILAR TO THIS MORNING...UPPER 30S
TO MID 40S UNDER CONTINUED CLOUDY/NORTHERLY FLOW AND NEUTRAL
ADVECTIVE REGIME.

BY FRIDAY...SHOWERS CONTINUE TO PULL AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AS WEAK
HIGH PRESSURE SLOWLY BUILDS INTO THE REGION. HIGHEST COVERAGE OF
SHOWERS ACROSS NC/NE VT WHERE SOME ADDL LIGHT TOTALS WILL BE
POSSIBLE. TRENDING MAINLY DRY FROM THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY WESTWARD.
WITH LINGERING CLOUDS AND CONTINUED NORTHERLY FLOW DID OPT TO LEAN
ON THE COLDER SIDE OF GUIDANCE IN REGARD TO TEMPS...HOLDING MAX
VALUES IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S IN MOST SPOTS...PERHAPS MID 50S
IN THE SLV WHERE SOME AFTERNOON PARTIAL SUN WILL BE POSSIBLE.

AFOREMENTIONED WEAK HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO BUILD INTO THE AREA
FOR FRIDAY NIGHT AS PESKY CLOUDS SLOWLY THIN OVER TIME. LINGERING
SHOWERS END NORTHEAST WITH LOW TEMPS A TAD COOLER...MID 30S TO LOWER
40S.

ON SATURDAY MODELS REMAIN IN OVERALL GOOD AGREEMENT SUGGESTING
ADDITIONAL AND RATHER ROBUST NRN STREAM SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL DROP
QUICKLY SOUTHEAST INTO OUR AREA BY THE AFTERNOON HOURS WITH A
RENEWED THREAT OF SHOWERS. GIVEN TIMING OF THE FEATURE HIGHEST
POPS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF THE FORECAST AREA. WITH
FLOW TURNING SOUTHERLY AHEAD OF THIS FEATURE AND A MODESTLY MIXED
PBL...HIGHS WILL BE SOMEWHAT WARMER FOR MOST SPOTS...MAINLY 50S.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
AS OF 354 AM EDT THURSDAY...UNSETTLED CONDITIONS RETURN TO THE
NORTH COUNTRY FOR THE LATER HALF OF THE WEEKEND AS A CLOSED UPPER
LEVEL LOW TRACKS SOUTHEASTWARD FROM JAMES BAY INTO THE NORTHEAST
SATURDAY NIGHT. POTENT SHORTWAVE ENERGY OUT AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD
FRONT WILL DEVELOP SHOWERS ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY
NIGHT...TRANSITIONING TO VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT WITH THE LOW/MID LEVEL FLOWING TURNING TO
THE NORTHWEST AND STRONG CAA MOVING IN POST FROPA. TEMPS AT THE
SUMMITS AREN`T INCREDIBLY COLD...SO LIKELY ONLY GOING TO SEE A
DUSTING TO MAYBE A COUPLE OF INCHES UP THERE.

WE`LL STILL BE UNDER MID-LEVEL CYCLONIC FLOW TO BEGIN THE WORK
WEEK MONDAY SO EXPECT A GOOD DEAL OF CLOUDS TO BE AROUND AND
POSSIBLY A FEW ISOLATED MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. A BUILDING UPPER
RIDGE OVER THE CENTRAL CONUS AND SURFACE HIGH ACROSS THE
SOUTHEAST WILL BEGIN TO SHIFT EASTWARD MONDAY NIGHT ALLOWING FOR A
NICE WARMING TREND AS WE GO INTO MID-WEEK. WHILE HIGHS MONDAY WILL
BE VERY SEASONAL IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOW 50S...WE`LL SEE TEMPS
RISE INTO THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE.

LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING INTO THURSDAY OUR NEXT SYSTEM APPROACHES
THOUGH AT THIS TIME MODELS PREDICT THE LOW CENTER PASSING WELL TO
OUR NORTH WITH ONLY A WEAK RIBBON OF MOISTURE ALONG THE TRAILING
COLD FRONT TRACKING INTO THE NORTHEAST. DOESN`T REALLY LOOK ALL
THAT THREATENING FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT RAIN RIGHT NOW...BUT STRONG
CAA BEHIND TO FRONT WILL BRING OUR TEMPS RIGHT BACK BELOW NORMAL
LEVELS.

&&

.AVIATION /11Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
THROUGH 06Z THURSDAY...LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST WILL
BRING DETERIORATING FLIGHT CONDITIONS TO THE AREA WITH PREVAILINIG
MVFR/IFR CIGS IN LOW CLOUDS OVERNIGHT. RAIN MOVES IN MID-MORNING
TOMORROW AND VSBYS LOWER TO MVFR...REMAINING THERE THROUGH THE END
OF THE PERIOD EVEN WITH RAIN TAPERING OFF AFTER 00Z. EXCEPTION ON
THE RAIN WILL BE KMSS WHICH WILL LIKELY REMAIN DRY...BUT WILL
STILL SEE MVFR CIGS MOVE IN OVERNIGHT THROUGH TOMORROW. WINDS
WILL MAINLY NORTHERLY 8-15 KNOTS THRU THE PERIOD COULD BE A LITTLE
HIGHER AT TIMES.

OUTLOOK 00Z FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

06Z THU - 12Z FRI...MVFR/IFR LIKELY AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY
NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 12Z SAT...MVFR TRENDING TO VFR UNDER BRIEF HIGH
PRESSURE.

12Z SAT - 00Z TUE...VFR TRENDING TO MVFR IN VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS
AND POSSIBLE MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AS COLD LOW PRESSURE TRACKS
ACROSS THE REGION.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
AS OF 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...LATEST ANALYSIS SUGGESTS PCPN TOTALS
FROM CURRENT SYSTEM WILL BE LIGHTER THAN PRIOR INDICATIONS SO NO
HYDROLOGICAL CONCERNS ARE EXPECTED FOR AREA RIVERS. 3-DAY TOTALS
ENDING FRIDAY MORNING ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 0.75 TO 1.5
INCHES FROM THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EASTWARD WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
TOTALS TO NEAR 2 INCHES POSSIBLE ALONG EASTWARD FACING SLOPES OF
THE GREEN MTNS. FURTHER WEST TOTALS SHOULD AVERAGE FROM 0.25 TO
0.75 INCHES IN THE ADIRONDACKS...AND LESS THAN 0.25 INCHES IN THE
SLV.

&&

.MARINE...
AS OF 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...NORTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 KNOTS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ACROSS THE OPEN LAKE WATERS INTO THIS EVENING
BEFORE SLOWLY SUBSIDING LATER TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. THUS A LAKE
WIND ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT WITH THIS PACKAGE. THESE
CONDITIONS WILL CREATE CHOPPY TO LOCALLY ROUGH WATERS TODAY WITH
SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHTS AVERAGING IN THE 2 TO 4 FOOT RANGE.
CONVERGENCE OF WINDS AND WAVES DUE TO TOPOGRAPHICAL EFFECTS WILL
MAKE CONDITIONS ROUGHER ON THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE LAKE WITH
OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO NEAR GALE FORCE POSSIBLE. CAUTION IS THUS
ADVISED TO THOSE PLANNING TO OPERATE SMALL CRAFT ON THE LAKE TODAY
INTO THIS EVENING.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...JMG
NEAR TERM...JMG
SHORT TERM...JMG
LONG TERM...LAHIFF
AVIATION...LAHIFF
HYDROLOGY...JMG
MARINE...JMG




000
FXUS61 KALY 231046
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
646 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM CENTERED SOUTH OF CAPE COD...WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH
TONIGHT...WITH PERIODS OF RAINFALL. THE SYSTEM WILL FINALLY PULL
AWAY FROM THE REGION AND MOVE OUT TO SEA ON FRIDAY. CLOUDS WILL
FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUNSHINE ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH ANOTHER
FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL CONTINUE THE
THREAT FOR SHOWERS THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 645 AM EDT...BANDS OF MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY RAIN
CONTINUE TO MOVE FROM EAST TO WEST AROUND THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY
OF A SPRAWLING VERTICALLY STACKED COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
CENTERED SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND. STRONG EAST-NORTHEAST FLOW IN THE
LOW LEVELS RESULTING IN A CONVEYOR-BELT OF MOISTURE FROM THE
ATLANTIC. CONVECTIVE ELEMENTS RESULTING IN MODERATE TO BRIEFLY
HEAVY RAINFALL...ESPECIALLY FROM THE HUDSON VALLEY EASTWARD. SOME
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS AND OTHER POOR DRAINAGE LOCATIONS IS
LIKELY...BUT SHOULD NOT POSE ANY SIGNIFICANT HYDRO PROBLEMS. REFER
TO HYDRO SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS.

THE CHALLENGING ASPECT HAS BEEN A RATHER SHARP GRADIENT TO THE RAIN
SHIED...WHICH HAS ALLOWED AREAS SUCH AS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS AND
MOHAWK VALLEY TO REMAIN GENERALLY RAIN-FREE AS OF 645 AM. WILL
CONTINUE TO MENTION LOWER POPS IN THESE AREAS UNTIL LATER THIS
MORNING WHEN AT LEAST SOME RAIN WILL IS EXPECTED TO FINALLY REACH
MUCH OF THIS AREA. LOCATIONS FROM AROUND ROUTE 28 NEAR OLD FORGE
NORTHWARD MAY NOT RECEIVE ANY MEASURABLE RAIN THOUGH...SO WILL
GENERALLY MENTION CHANCE TO LOW LIKELY POPS.

BASED ON RADAR TRENDS AS WELL AS OUTPUT FROM HI RES MODELS SUCH AS
THE HRRR AND LOCAL WRF...THESE BANDS OF RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION WITH VARYING INTENSITY INTO EARLY AFTERNOON...BEFORE
WEAKENING LATE IN THE DAY AS THE LOW STARTS TO FINALLY TRACK
EASTWARD. LIGHTER RAIN WILL STILL BE LIKELY THIS EVENING FOR MANY
LOCATIONS...BUT THE INTENSITY SHOULD WANE AS WE LOSE THE
CONVECTIVE ELEMENTS. WITH THE CLOUDS...RAIN AND PERSISTENT
NORTHERLY WINDS AT THE SURFACE...TEMPERATURES WILL NOT RISE MUCH
TODAY WITH HIGHS EXPECTED TO BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY/...
THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL START TO PULL AWAY FROM THE COAST
TONIGHT AND FARTHER OUT TO SEA. HOWEVER...DUE TO THE LARGE
GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE OF THE UPPER LEVEL CIRCULATION WE WILL STILL BE
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CYCLONIC FLOW REGIME...WITH PLENTY OF LOW
LEVEL MOISTURE. SO OVERCAST CONDITIONS WITH MAINLY LIGHT RAIN IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TONIGHT BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF BY
FRIDAY MORNING. WILL MENTION LIKELY POPS FROM THE CAPITAL DISTRICT
NORTHWARD THROUGH THE EVENING...TAPERING TO CHANCE AFTER MIDNIGHT
AS THE LOW TRACKS FARTHER AWAY FROM THE COAST. AS THE FLOW REGIME
STARTS TO TURN MORE NORTHWESTERLY FRIDAY MORNING...SOME UPSLOPE
SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE MAINLY ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN EAST AND
WEST OF THE HUDSON VALLEY.

WHILE THE UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL LOOSEN ITS GRIP ON THE REGION
FRIDAY...THE FLOW WILL STILL BE MAINLY CYCLONIC WITH LOW LEVEL
MOISTURE WRAPPING BACK AROUND THE LOW. SO WE ARE EXPECTING PLENTY OF
CLOUDS DESPITE CHANCES FOR RAIN DECREASING TO SLIGHT CHANCE BY
AFTERNOON. AS A RESULT...IT WILL BE A SEASONABLY COOL DAY WITH
TEMPERATURES AROUND 5 DEGREES WARMER THAN THURSDAY. A FEW BREAKS OF
SUN MAY BE POSSIBLE TOWARDS SUNSET SOUTH AND WEST OF ALBANY.

SKIES EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY CLEAR FRIDAY NIGHT...AS A SMALL SURFACE
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WILL BE
COOLER THAN RECENT NIGHTS DUE TO LESS CLOUD COVER. HOWEVER... THE
NEXT SYSTEM WILL ALREADY BE MOVING INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION BY
EARLY SATURDAY...AS A VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED
STRONG UPPER JET APPROACHES. SO SATURDAY SHOULD START OUT WITH SOME
SUNSHINE...WITH INCREASING CLOUDS FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE
AFTERNOON. CHANCES FOR SHOWERS WILL INCREASE NORTH AND WEST OF THE
CAPITAL DISTRICT LATE IN THE DAY. WITH ENOUGH SUNSHINE...HIGH TEMPS
COULD REACH THE LOWER 60S IN MOST VALLEY LOCATIONS.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
A FAST MOVING UPPER LEVEL TROF AND ASSOCIATED SURFACE LOW OVER
SOUTHEAST CANADA WILL AFFECT THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.
LATEST MODEL RUNS TRACK THESE SYSTEMS FURTHER NORTH THAN PREVIOUS
RUNS...WHICH RESULTS IN LESS PCPN ACROSS THE REGION...ESPECIALLY ON
SUNDAY. AT THIS POINT IT LOOKS LIKE THIS SYSTEM WILL MAINLY PRODUCE
PCPN ACROSS NORTHERN HIGHER TERRAIN AREAS...WITH LITTLE IF ANY PCPN
ACROSS SOUTHEAST AREAS AND MOST OF THE HUDSON VALLEY. HAVE FORECAST
LIKELY POPS OVER THE FAR NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE FORECAST AREA
SATURDAY NIGHT...DECREASING TO ONLY SLIGHT CHANCE POPS OVER THE
SOUTHEAST PART OF THE FORECAST AREA. ON SUNDAY POPS WILL RANGE FROM
HIGH CHANCE LEVELS OVER THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS...TO SLIGHT CHANCE
OR DRY CONDITIONS FROM THE CAPITAL DISTRICT SOUTH AND EAST. LOWS
SATURDAY NIGHT WILL STILL BE MILD WITH LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID
40S. FOLLOWING THE TROF PASSAGE...IT WILL TURN BLUSTERY WITH
SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN NORMAL TEMPS ON SUNDAY...HIGHS ARE FORECAST TO
BE IN THE MID 40S TO MID 50S.

HIGH PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT WILL QUICKLY BUILD INTO THE
REGION SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...WITH FAIR AND WARMER WEATHER TO
START THE NEW WORK WEEK. LOWS SUNDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE 30 TO 40
DEGREE RANGE. HIGHS MONDAY 50 TO 60. LOWS MONDAY NIGHT IN THE MID
30S TO LOWER 40S. HIGHS TUESDAY IN THE UPPER 50S AND 60S.

DURING TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM
THE WEST AND MOVE THROUGH THE REGION WED AFTN AND EVENING. MOST OF
TUESDAY NIGHT WILL BE DRY...BUT POPS ARE FORECAST TO RISE TO BETWEEN
20 AND 40 PERCENT ON WEDNESDAY. LOWS TUESDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE
40S. HIGHS WEDNESDAY IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /12Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA
WILL TRACK NORTHEAST INTO THE GULF OF MAINE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS
PROVIDING A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS OF 130 AM...PRIMARY RAINFALL BAND WRAPPING AROUND THE UPPER LOW
IS NOW ORIENTED EAST TO WEST AND WAS AFFECTING THE KALB/KPSF TAF
SITES. THE BAND HAD ALREADY SHIFTED NORTH OF THE KPOU TAF SITE AND
HAD NOT YET REACHED THE KGFL TAF SITE. THIS BAND IS EXPECTED TO
SLOWLY SHIFT NORTHWARD AND BECOME ORIENTED MORE NORTHEAST TO
SOUTHWEST THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. AS A RESULT...EXPECT MVFR TO
OCCASIONAL IFR CONDITIONS AT THE KALB/KPSF TAF SITES THROUGH AROUND
16Z/17Z...THEN MVFR CONDITIONS FOR THE REST OF THE TAF PERIOD ENDING
AT 00Z FRIDAY.

AT KPOU...EXPECT MAINLY MVFR CONDITIONS THROUGH THE ENTIRE TAF
PERIOD...POSSIBLY BECOMING VFR AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS THE LOW
SHIFTS FURTHER NORTH AND EAST.

AT KGFL...VFR VSBYS/MVFR CIGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL AROUND 08Z...THEN
DETERIORATE TO MVFR TO OCCASIONALLY IFR CONDITIONS AFTER 08Z AS THE
RAIN BAND SHIFTS NORTHWARD INTO THE KGFL AREA. DURING THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...MAINLY MVFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.

SURFACE WINDS WILL BE NORTHERLY AT ALL THE TAF SITES AT 10 TO 14
KTS...WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 KTS THROUGH THE ENTIRE TAF PERIOD.

OUTLOOK...

FRIDAY NIGHT TO SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. BREEZY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT TO MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM CENTERED SOUTH OF CAPE COD...WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH
TONIGHT...WITH PERIODS OF RAINFALL. THE SYSTEM WILL FINALLY PULL
AWAY FROM THE REGION AND MOVE OUT TO SEA ON FRIDAY. CLOUDS WILL
FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUNSHINE ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH ANOTHER
FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL CONTINUE THE
THREAT FOR SHOWERS THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEKEND.

MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL ONLY BE 70 PERCENT OR GREATER
TODAY. MAXIMUM RH VALUES TONIGHT ARE EXPECTED BE BETWEEN 90 AND 100
PERCENT. RH VALUES WILL DROP TO MINIMUM VALUES OF AROUND 50 TO 65
PERCENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

WINDS TODAY WILL BE NORTHERLY AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS
NEAR 20 MPH. WINDS TONIGHT WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AT 5 TO 15
MPH...INCREASING TO AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH ON FRIDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO WIDESPREAD HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PERIODS OF RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH A COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
WILL CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT. THE RAIN WILL FALL MODERATE TO BRIEFLY
HEAVY IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. THROUGH TONIGHT...ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL
INCH OF RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES
ACROSS THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS IN
SOUTHERN VERMONT...THE BERKSHIRES AND TACONICS. DUE TO RECENT DRY
WEATHER...THIS RAINFALL IS RATHER BENEFICIAL TO THE REGION. THERE
WILL BE SOME MINOR RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS...BUT NO RIVER
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. THERE MAY BE SOME PONDING OF
WATER ON ROADWAYS OR FIELDS...OR IN POOR DRAINAGE LOCATIONS...BUT
THE IMPACT SHOULD BE RATHER MINIMAL.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING OBSERVED
AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE VISIT THE
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...FRUGIS/JPV
NEAR TERM...JPV
SHORT TERM...JPV
LONG TERM...GJM
AVIATION...GJM
FIRE WEATHER...JPV
HYDROLOGY...FRUGIS/JPV








000
FXUS61 KALY 230831
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
431 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM CENTERED SOUTH OF CAPE COD...WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH
TONIGHT...WITH PERIODS OF RAINFALL. THE SYSTEM WILL FINALLY PULL
AWAY FROM THE REGION AND MOVE OUT TO SEA ON FRIDAY. CLOUDS WILL
FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUNSHINE ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH ANOTHER
FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL CONTINUE THE
THREAT FOR SHOWERS THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 400 AM EDT...BANDS OF RAIN MOVING FROM EAST TO WEST CONTINUE
TO PINWHEEL AROUND THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY OF A SPRAWLING VERTICALLY
STACKED COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND.
STRONG EAST-NORTHEAST FLOW IN THE LOW LEVELS RESULTING IN A
CONVEYOR-BELT OF MOISTURE FROM THE ATLANTIC. CONVECTIVE ELEMENTS
RESULTING IN MODERATE TO BRIEFLY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS CENTRAL
PORTIONS OF THE REGION...ESPECIALLY FOR THE TACONICS...NORTHERN
BERKSHIRES AND SOUTHERN VERMONT. SOME PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS AND
OTHER POOR DRAINAGE LOCATIONS IS LIKELY...BUT SHOULD NOT POSE ANY
SIGNIFICANT HYDRO PROBLEMS. REFER TO HYDRO SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS.

THE CHALLENGING ASPECT HAS BEEN A RATHER SHARP GRADIENT TO THE RAIN
SHIED...WHICH HAS ALLOWED AREAS SUCH AS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS AND
MOHAWK VALLEY TO REMAIN GENERALLY RAIN-FREE AS OF 4 AM. WILL LOWER
POPS IN THESE AREAS UNTIL LATER THIS MORNING WHEN AT LEAST SOME RAIN
WILL IS EXPECTED TO FINALLY REACH MUCH OF THIS AREA. LOCATIONS FROM
AROUND ROUTE 28 NEAR OLD FORGE NORTHWARD MAY NOT RECEIVE ANY
MEASURABLE RAIN THOUGH...SO WILL GENERALLY MENTION CHANCE POPS.

BASED ON RADAR TRENDS AS WELL AS OUTPUT FROM HI RES MODELS SUCH AS
THE HRRR AND LOCAL WRF...THESE BANDS OF RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION WITH VARYING INTENSITY INTO THIS AFTERNOON...BEFORE
WEAKENING LATE IN THE DAY AS THE LOW STARTS TO FINALLY TRACK
EASTWARD. LIGHTER RAIN WILL STILL BE LIKELY THIS EVENING FOR MANY
LOCATIONS...BUT THE INTENSITY SHOULD WANE AS WE LOSE THE CONVECTIVE
ELEMENTS. WITH THE CLOUDS...RAIN AND PERSISTENT NORTHERLY WINDS AT
THE SURFACE...TEMPERATURES WILL NOT RISE MUCH TODAY WITH HIGHS
EXPECTED TO BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY/...
THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL START TO PULL AWAY FROM THE COAST
TONIGHT AND FARTHER OUT TO SEA. HOWEVER...DUE TO THE LARGE
GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE OF THE UPPER LEVEL CIRCULATION WE WILL STILL BE
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CYCLONIC FLOW REGIME...WITH PLENTY OF LOW
LEVEL MOISTURE. SO OVERCAST CONDITIONS WITH MAINLY LIGHT RAIN IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TONIGHT BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF BY
FRIDAY MORNING. WILL MENTION LIKELY POPS FROM THE CAPITAL DISTRICT
NORTHWARD THROUGH THE EVENING...TAPERING TO CHANCE AFTER MIDNIGHT
AS THE LOW TRACKS FARTHER AWAY FROM THE COAST. AS THE FLOW REGIME
STARTS TO TURN MORE NORTHWESTERLY FRIDAY MORNING...SOME UPSLOPE
SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE MAINLY ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN EAST AND
WEST OF THE HUDSON VALLEY.

WHILE THE UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL LOOSEN ITS GRIP ON THE REGION
FRIDAY...THE FLOW WILL STILL BE MAINLY CYCLONIC WITH LOW LEVEL
MOISTURE WRAPPING BACK AROUND THE LOW. SO WE ARE EXPECTING PLENTY OF
CLOUDS DESPITE CHANCES FOR RAIN DECREASING TO SLIGHT CHANCE BY
AFTERNOON. AS A RESULT...IT WILL BE A SEASONABLY COOL DAY WITH
TEMPERATURES AROUND 5 DEGREES WARMER THAN THURSDAY. A FEW BREAKS OF
SUN MAY BE POSSIBLE TOWARDS SUNSET SOUTH AND WEST OF ALBANY.

SKIES EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY CLEAR FRIDAY NIGHT...AS A SMALL SURFACE
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WILL BE
COOLER THAN RECENT NIGHTS DUE TO LESS CLOUD COVER. HOWEVER... THE
NEXT SYSTEM WILL ALREADY BE MOVING INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION BY
EARLY SATURDAY...AS A VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED
STRONG UPPER JET APPROACHES. SO SATURDAY SHOULD START OUT WITH SOME
SUNSHINE...WITH INCREASING CLOUDS FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE
AFTERNOON. CHANCES FOR SHOWERS WILL INCREASE NORTH AND WEST OF THE
CAPITAL DISTRICT LATE IN THE DAY. WITH ENOUGH SUNSHINE...HIGH TEMPS
COULD REACH THE LOWER 60S IN MOST VALLEY LOCATIONS.

&&


.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
A FAST MOVING UPPER LEVEL TROF AND ASSOCIATED SURFACE LOW OVER
SOUTHEAST CANADA WILL AFFECT THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.
LATEST MODEL RUNS TRACK THESE SYSTEMS FURTHER NORTH THAN PREVIOUS
RUNS...WHICH RESULTS IN LESS PCPN ACROSS THE REGION...ESPECIALLY ON
SUNDAY. AT THIS POINT IT LOOKS LIKE THIS SYSTEM WILL MAINLY PRODUCE
PCPN ACROSS NORTHERN HIGHER TERRAIN AREAS...WITH LITTLE IF ANY PCPN
ACROSS SOUTHEAST AREAS AND MOST OF THE HUDSON VALLEY. HAVE FORECAST
LIKELY POPS OVER THE FAR NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE FORECAST AREA
SATURDAY NIGHT...DECREASING TO ONLY SLIGHT CHANCE POPS OVER THE
SOUTHEAST PART OF THE FORECAST AREA. ON SUNDAY POPS WILL RANGE FROM
HIGH CHANCE LEVELS OVER THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS...TO SLIGHT CHANCE
OR DRY CONDITIONS FROM THE CAPITAL DISTRICT SOUTH AND EAST. LOWS
SATURDAY NIGHT WILL STILL BE MILD WITH LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID
40S. FOLLOWING THE TROF PASSAGE...IT WILL TURN BLUSTERY WITH
SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN NORMAL TEMPS ON SUNDAY...HIGHS ARE FORECAST TO
BE IN THE MID 40S TO MID 50S.

HIGH PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT WILL QUICKLY BUILD INTO THE
REGION SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...WITH FAIR AND WARMER WEATHER TO
START THE NEW WORK WEEK. LOWS SUNDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE 30 TO 40
DEGREE RANGE. HIGHS MONDAY 50 TO 60. LOWS MONDAY NIGHT IN THE MID
30S TO LOWER 40S. HIGHS TUESDAY IN THE UPPER 50S AND 60S.

DURING TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM
THE WEST AND MOVE THROUGH THE REGION WED AFTN AND EVENING. MOST OF
TUESDAY NIGHT WILL BE DRY...BUT POPS ARE FORECAST TO RISE TO BETWEEN
20 AND 40 PERCENT ON WEDNESDAY. LOWS TUESDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE
40S. HIGHS WEDNESDAY IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /08Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA
WILL TRACK NORTHEAST INTO THE GULF OF MAINE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS
PROVIDING A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS OF 130 AM...PRIMARY RAINFALL BAND WRAPPING AROUND THE UPPER LOW
IS NOW ORIENTED EAST TO WEST AND WAS AFFECTING THE KALB/KPSF TAF
SITES. THE BAND HAD ALREADY SHIFTED NORTH OF THE KPOU TAF SITE AND
HAD NOT YET REACHED THE KGFL TAF SITE. THIS BAND IS EXPECTED TO
SLOWLY SHIFT NORTHWARD AND BECOME ORIENTED MORE NORTHEAST TO
SOUTHWEST THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. AS A RESULT...EXPECT MVFR TO
OCCASIONAL IFR CONDITIONS AT THE KALB/KPSF TAF SITES THROUGH AROUND
16Z/17Z...THEN MVFR CONDITIONS FOR THE REST OF THE TAF PERIOD ENDING
AT 00Z FRIDAY.

AT KPOU...EXPECT MAINLY MVFR CONDITIONS THROUGH THE ENTIRE TAF
PERIOD...POSSIBLY BECOMING VFR AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS THE LOW
SHIFTS FURTHER NORTH AND EAST.

AT KGFL...VFR VSBYS/MVFR CIGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL AROUND 08Z...THEN
DETERIORATE TO MVFR TO OCCASIONALLY IFR CONDITIONS AFTER 08Z AS THE
RAIN BAND SHIFTS NORTHWARD INTO THE KGFL AREA. DURING THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...MAINLY MVFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.

SURFACE WINDS WILL BE NORTHERLY AT ALL THE TAF SITES AT 10 TO 14
KTS...WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 KTS THROUGH THE ENTIRE TAF PERIOD.

OUTLOOK...

FRIDAY NIGHT TO SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. BREEZY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT TO MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM CENTERED SOUTH OF CAPE COD...WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH
TONIGHT...WITH PERIODS OF RAINFALL. THE SYSTEM WILL FINALLY PULL
AWAY FROM THE REGION AND MOVE OUT TO SEA ON FRIDAY. CLOUDS WILL
FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUNSHINE ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH ANOTHER
FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL CONTINUE THE
THREAT FOR SHOWERS THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEKEND.

MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL ONLY BE 70 PERCENT OR GREATER
TODAY. MAXIMUM RH VALUES TONIGHT ARE EXPECTED BE BETWEEN 90 AND 100
PERCENT. RH VALUES WILL DROP TO MINIMUM VALUES OF AROUND 50 TO 65
PERCENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

WINDS TODAY WILL BE NORTHERLY AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS
NEAR 20 MPH. WINDS TONIGHT WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AT 5 TO 15
MPH...INCREASING TO AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH ON FRIDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO WIDESPREAD HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PERIODS OF RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH A COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
WILL CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT. THE RAIN WILL FALL MODERATE TO BRIEFLY
HEAVY IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. THROUGH TONIGHT...ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL
INCH OF RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES
ACROSS THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS IN
SOUTHERN VERMONT...THE BERKSHIRES AND TACONICS. DUE TO RECENT DRY
WEATHER...THIS RAINFALL IS RATHER BENEFICIAL TO THE REGION. THERE
WILL BE SOME MINOR RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS...BUT NO RIVER
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. THERE MAY BE SOME PONDING OF
WATER ON ROADWAYS OR FIELDS...OR IN POOR DRAINAGE LOCATIONS...BUT
THE IMPACT SHOULD BE RATHER MINIMAL.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING OBSERVED
AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE VISIT THE
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...FRUGIS/JPV
NEAR TERM...JPV
SHORT TERM...JPV
LONG TERM...GJM
AVIATION...GJM
FIRE WEATHER...JPV
HYDROLOGY...FRUGIS/JPV












000
FXUS61 KALY 230814
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
414 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM CENTERED SOUTH OF CAPE COD...WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH
TONIGHT...WITH PERIODS OF RAINFALL. THE SYSTEM WILL FINALLY PULL
AWAY FROM THE REGION AND MOVE OUT TO SEA ON FRIDAY. CLOUDS WILL
FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUNSHINE ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH ANOTHER
FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL CONTINUE THE
THREAT FOR SHOWERS THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 400 AM EDT...BANDS OF RAIN MOVING FROM EAST TO WEST CONTINUE
TO PINWHEEL AROUND THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY OF A SPRAWLING VERTICALLY
STACKED COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND.
STRONG EAST-NORTHEAST FLOW IN THE LOW LEVELS RESULTING IN A
CONVEYOR-BELT OF MOISTURE FROM THE ATLANTIC. CONVECTIVE ELEMENTS
RESULTING IN MODERATE TO BRIEFLY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS CENTRAL
PORTIONS OF THE REGION...ESPECIALLY FOR THE TACONICS...NORTHERN
BERKSHIRES AND SOUTHERN VERMONT. SOME PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS AND
OTHER POOR DRAINAGE LOCATIONS IS LIKELY...BUT SHOULD NOT POSE ANY
SIGNIFICANT HYDRO PROBLEMS. REFER TO HYDRO SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS.

THE CHALLENGING ASPECT HAS BEEN A RATHER SHARP GRADIENT TO THE RAIN
SHIED...WHICH HAS ALLOWED AREAS SUCH AS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS AND
MOHAWK VALLEY TO REMAIN GENERALLY RAIN-FREE AS OF 4 AM. WILL LOWER
POPS IN THESE AREAS UNTIL LATER THIS MORNING WHEN AT LEAST SOME RAIN
WILL IS EXPECTED TO FINALLY REACH MUCH OF THIS AREA. LOCATIONS FROM
AROUND ROUTE 28 NEAR OLD FORGE NORTHWARD MAY NOT RECEIVE ANY
MEASURABLE RAIN THOUGH...SO WILL GENERALLY MENTION CHANCE POPS.

BASED ON RADAR TRENDS AS WELL AS OUTPUT FROM HI RES MODELS SUCH AS
THE HRRR AND LOCAL WRF...THESE BANDS OF RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION WITH VARYING INTENSITY INTO THIS AFTERNOON...BEFORE
WEAKENING LATE IN THE DAY AS THE LOW STARTS TO FINALLY TRACK
EASTWARD. LIGHTER RAIN WILL STILL BE LIKELY THIS EVENING FOR MANY
LOCATIONS...BUT THE INTENSITY SHOULD WANE AS WE LOSE THE CONVECTIVE
ELEMENTS. WITH THE CLOUDS...RAIN AND PERSISTENT NORTHERLY WINDS AT
THE SURFACE...TEMPERATURES WILL NOT RISE MUCH TODAY WITH HIGHS
EXPECTED TO BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY/...
THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL START TO PULL AWAY FROM THE COAST
TONIGHT AND FARTHER OUT TO SEA. HOWEVER...DUE TO THE LARGE
GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE OF THE UPPER LEVEL CIRCULATION WE WILL STILL BE
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CYCLONIC FLOW REGIME...WITH PLENTY OF LOW
LEVEL MOISTURE. SO OVERCAST CONDITIONS WITH MAINLY LIGHT RAIN IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TONIGHT BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF BY
FRIDAY MORNING. WILL MENTION LIKELY POPS FROM THE CAPITAL DISTRICT
NORTHWARD THROUGH THE EVENING...TAPERING TO CHANCE AFTER MIDNIGHT
AS THE LOW TRACKS FARTHER AWAY FROM THE COAST. AS THE FLOW REGIME
STARTS TO TURN MORE NORTHWESTERLY FRIDAY MORNING...SOME UPSLOPE
SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE MAINLY ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN EAST AND
WEST OF THE HUDSON VALLEY.

WHILE THE UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL LOOSEN ITS GRIP ON THE REGION
FRIDAY...THE FLOW WILL STILL BE MAINLY CYCLONIC WITH LOW LEVEL
MOISTURE WRAPPING BACK AROUND THE LOW. SO WE ARE EXPECTING PLENTY OF
CLOUDS DESPITE CHANCES FOR RAIN DECREASING TO SLIGHT CHANCE BY
AFTERNOON. AS A RESULT...IT WILL BE A SEASONABLY COOL DAY WITH
TEMPERATURES AROUND 5 DEGREES WARMER THAN THURSDAY. A FEW BREAKS OF
SUN MAY BE POSSIBLE TOWARDS SUNSET SOUTH AND WEST OF ALBANY.

SKIES EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY CLEAR FRIDAY NIGHT...AS A SMALL SURFACE
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WILL BE
COOLER THAN RECENT NIGHTS DUE TO LESS CLOUD COVER. HOWEVER... THE
NEXT SYSTEM WILL ALREADY BE MOVING INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION BY
EARLY SATURDAY...AS A VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED
STRONG UPPER JET APPROACHES. SO SATURDAY SHOULD START OUT WITH SOME
SUNSHINE...WITH INCREASING CLOUDS FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE
AFTERNOON. CHANCES FOR SHOWERS WILL INCREASE NORTH AND WEST OF THE
CAPITAL DISTRICT LATE IN THE DAY. WITH ENOUGH SUNSHINE...HIGH TEMPS
COULD REACH THE LOWER 60S IN MOST VALLEY LOCATIONS.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY INITIALLY UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS DURING THE WEEKEND BEFORE IMPROVING CONDITIONS FOR THE
START OF NEXT WEEK.

AT THE START OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD...THE COASTAL LOW AND DEEP
UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL BE EXITING NORTHEAST TO THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES...WITH THE FORECAST AREA UNDERNEATH A NORTHWEST FLOW
REGIME. A POTENT PIECE OF SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL QUICKLY DIVE
SOUTHEAST FROM SOUTHERN CANADA IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW SATURDAY AND
BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE REGION...ESPECIALLY NORTH AND WEST
OF THE CAPITAL REGION TO FAVORABLE UPSLOPE AREAS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. ENOUGH FORCING LOOKS TO BE IN PLACE TO MENTION WIDELY
SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE REST OF THE REGION. SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO THE DAY SUNDAY AS ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVE
ENERGY DIVES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND FOR THE START OF
NEXT WEEK AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND RISING UPPER-LEVEL HEIGHTS
RIDGE ACROSS THE REGION. DRY WEATHER AND PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE
EXPECTED FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY ALONG WITH SEASONABLY WARM
TEMPERATURES...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS POTENTIALLY REACHING 70 ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY.

LONG TERM GUIDANCE BEGINS TO DIVERGE HANDLING THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM
AND ATTENDANT COLD FRONT THAT WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE
COUNTRY AND MOVE EAST DURING THE MIDDLE TO LATTER PORTION OF NEXT
WEEK. HAVE GONE WITH SLIGHT CHANCE POPS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY TO
ACCOUNT FOR MODEL TIMING DIFFERENCES...WITH THE 12Z GFS BEING
SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER THAN THE 12Z ECMWF DRAGGING THE COLD FRONT
ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY...WHILE THE ECMWF SLOWS THE FRONTAL
PROGRESSION AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ACROSS THE MID-MISSISSIPPI
RIVER VALLEY.

HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE WEEKEND WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO LOW 60S ACROSS THE MID-HUDSON
VALLEY...BEFORE WARMING FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEK INTO THE MID 50S
TO MID 60S ACROSS THE REGION. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY RANGE
FROM THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

&&

.AVIATION /08Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA
WILL TRACK NORTHEAST INTO THE GULF OF MAINE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS
PROVIDING A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS OF 130 AM...PRIMARY RAINFALL BAND WRAPPING AROUND THE UPPER LOW
IS NOW ORIENTED EAST TO WEST AND WAS AFFECTING THE KALB/KPSF TAF
SITES. THE BAND HAD ALREADY SHIFTED NORTH OF THE KPOU TAF SITE AND
HAD NOT YET REACHED THE KGFL TAF SITE. THIS BAND IS EXPECTED TO
SLOWLY SHIFT NORTHWARD AND BECOME ORIENTED MORE NORTHEAST TO
SOUTHWEST THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. AS A RESULT...EXPECT MVFR TO
OCCASIONAL IFR CONDITIONS AT THE KALB/KPSF TAF SITES THROUGH AROUND
16Z/17Z...THEN MVFR CONDITIONS FOR THE REST OF THE TAF PERIOD ENDING
AT 00Z FRIDAY.

AT KPOU...EXPECT MAINLY MVFR CONDITIONS THROUGH THE ENTIRE TAF
PERIOD...POSSIBLY BECOMING VFR AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS THE LOW
SHIFTS FURTHER NORTH AND EAST.

AT KGFL...VFR VSBYS/MVFR CIGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL AROUND 08Z...THEN
DETERIORATE TO MVFR TO OCCASIONALLY IFR CONDITIONS AFTER 08Z AS THE
RAIN BAND SHIFTS NORTHWARD INTO THE KGFL AREA. DURING THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...MAINLY MVFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.

SURFACE WINDS WILL BE NORTHERLY AT ALL THE TAF SITES AT 10 TO 14
KTS...WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 KTS THROUGH THE ENTIRE TAF PERIOD.

OUTLOOK...

FRIDAY NIGHT TO SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. BREEZY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT TO MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM CENTERED SOUTH OF CAPE COD...WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH
TONIGHT...WITH PERIODS OF RAINFALL. THE SYSTEM WILL FINALLY PULL
AWAY FROM THE REGION AND MOVE OUT TO SEA ON FRIDAY. CLOUDS WILL
FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUNSHINE ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH ANOTHER
FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL CONTINUE THE
THREAT FOR SHOWERS THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEKEND.

MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL ONLY BE 70 PERCENT OR GREATER
TODAY. MAXIMUM RH VALUES TONIGHT ARE EXPECTED BE BETWEEN 90 AND 100
PERCENT. RH VALUES WILL DROP TO MINIMUM VALUES OF AROUND 50 TO 65
PERCENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

WINDS TODAY WILL BE NORTHERLY AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS
NEAR 20 MPH. WINDS TONIGHT WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AT 5 TO 15
MPH...INCREASING TO AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH ON FRIDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO WIDESPREAD HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PERIODS OF RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH A COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
WILL CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT. THE RAIN WILL FALL MODERATE TO BRIEFLY
HEAVY IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. THROUGH TONIGHT...ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL
INCH OF RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES
ACROSS THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS IN
SOUTHERN VERMONT...THE BERKSHIRES AND TACONICS. DUE TO RECENT DRY
WEATHER...THIS RAINFALL IS RATHER BENEFICIAL TO THE REGION. THERE
WILL BE SOME MINOR RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS...BUT NO RIVER
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. THERE MAY BE SOME PONDING OF
WATER ON ROADWAYS OR FIELDS...OR IN POOR DRAINAGE LOCATIONS...BUT
THE IMPACT SHOULD BE RATHER MINIMAL.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING OBSERVED
AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE VISIT THE
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...FRUGIS/JPV
NEAR TERM...JPV
SHORT TERM...JPV
LONG TERM...IRL
AVIATION...GJM
FIRE WEATHER...JPV
HYDROLOGY...FRUGIS/JPV









000
FXUS61 KALY 230814
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
414 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM CENTERED SOUTH OF CAPE COD...WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH
TONIGHT...WITH PERIODS OF RAINFALL. THE SYSTEM WILL FINALLY PULL
AWAY FROM THE REGION AND MOVE OUT TO SEA ON FRIDAY. CLOUDS WILL
FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUNSHINE ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH ANOTHER
FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL CONTINUE THE
THREAT FOR SHOWERS THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 400 AM EDT...BANDS OF RAIN MOVING FROM EAST TO WEST CONTINUE
TO PINWHEEL AROUND THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY OF A SPRAWLING VERTICALLY
STACKED COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND.
STRONG EAST-NORTHEAST FLOW IN THE LOW LEVELS RESULTING IN A
CONVEYOR-BELT OF MOISTURE FROM THE ATLANTIC. CONVECTIVE ELEMENTS
RESULTING IN MODERATE TO BRIEFLY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS CENTRAL
PORTIONS OF THE REGION...ESPECIALLY FOR THE TACONICS...NORTHERN
BERKSHIRES AND SOUTHERN VERMONT. SOME PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS AND
OTHER POOR DRAINAGE LOCATIONS IS LIKELY...BUT SHOULD NOT POSE ANY
SIGNIFICANT HYDRO PROBLEMS. REFER TO HYDRO SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS.

THE CHALLENGING ASPECT HAS BEEN A RATHER SHARP GRADIENT TO THE RAIN
SHIED...WHICH HAS ALLOWED AREAS SUCH AS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS AND
MOHAWK VALLEY TO REMAIN GENERALLY RAIN-FREE AS OF 4 AM. WILL LOWER
POPS IN THESE AREAS UNTIL LATER THIS MORNING WHEN AT LEAST SOME RAIN
WILL IS EXPECTED TO FINALLY REACH MUCH OF THIS AREA. LOCATIONS FROM
AROUND ROUTE 28 NEAR OLD FORGE NORTHWARD MAY NOT RECEIVE ANY
MEASURABLE RAIN THOUGH...SO WILL GENERALLY MENTION CHANCE POPS.

BASED ON RADAR TRENDS AS WELL AS OUTPUT FROM HI RES MODELS SUCH AS
THE HRRR AND LOCAL WRF...THESE BANDS OF RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION WITH VARYING INTENSITY INTO THIS AFTERNOON...BEFORE
WEAKENING LATE IN THE DAY AS THE LOW STARTS TO FINALLY TRACK
EASTWARD. LIGHTER RAIN WILL STILL BE LIKELY THIS EVENING FOR MANY
LOCATIONS...BUT THE INTENSITY SHOULD WANE AS WE LOSE THE CONVECTIVE
ELEMENTS. WITH THE CLOUDS...RAIN AND PERSISTENT NORTHERLY WINDS AT
THE SURFACE...TEMPERATURES WILL NOT RISE MUCH TODAY WITH HIGHS
EXPECTED TO BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY/...
THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL START TO PULL AWAY FROM THE COAST
TONIGHT AND FARTHER OUT TO SEA. HOWEVER...DUE TO THE LARGE
GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE OF THE UPPER LEVEL CIRCULATION WE WILL STILL BE
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CYCLONIC FLOW REGIME...WITH PLENTY OF LOW
LEVEL MOISTURE. SO OVERCAST CONDITIONS WITH MAINLY LIGHT RAIN IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TONIGHT BEFORE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF BY
FRIDAY MORNING. WILL MENTION LIKELY POPS FROM THE CAPITAL DISTRICT
NORTHWARD THROUGH THE EVENING...TAPERING TO CHANCE AFTER MIDNIGHT
AS THE LOW TRACKS FARTHER AWAY FROM THE COAST. AS THE FLOW REGIME
STARTS TO TURN MORE NORTHWESTERLY FRIDAY MORNING...SOME UPSLOPE
SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE MAINLY ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN EAST AND
WEST OF THE HUDSON VALLEY.

WHILE THE UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL LOOSEN ITS GRIP ON THE REGION
FRIDAY...THE FLOW WILL STILL BE MAINLY CYCLONIC WITH LOW LEVEL
MOISTURE WRAPPING BACK AROUND THE LOW. SO WE ARE EXPECTING PLENTY OF
CLOUDS DESPITE CHANCES FOR RAIN DECREASING TO SLIGHT CHANCE BY
AFTERNOON. AS A RESULT...IT WILL BE A SEASONABLY COOL DAY WITH
TEMPERATURES AROUND 5 DEGREES WARMER THAN THURSDAY. A FEW BREAKS OF
SUN MAY BE POSSIBLE TOWARDS SUNSET SOUTH AND WEST OF ALBANY.

SKIES EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY CLEAR FRIDAY NIGHT...AS A SMALL SURFACE
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WILL BE
COOLER THAN RECENT NIGHTS DUE TO LESS CLOUD COVER. HOWEVER... THE
NEXT SYSTEM WILL ALREADY BE MOVING INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION BY
EARLY SATURDAY...AS A VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED
STRONG UPPER JET APPROACHES. SO SATURDAY SHOULD START OUT WITH SOME
SUNSHINE...WITH INCREASING CLOUDS FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE
AFTERNOON. CHANCES FOR SHOWERS WILL INCREASE NORTH AND WEST OF THE
CAPITAL DISTRICT LATE IN THE DAY. WITH ENOUGH SUNSHINE...HIGH TEMPS
COULD REACH THE LOWER 60S IN MOST VALLEY LOCATIONS.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY INITIALLY UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS DURING THE WEEKEND BEFORE IMPROVING CONDITIONS FOR THE
START OF NEXT WEEK.

AT THE START OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD...THE COASTAL LOW AND DEEP
UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL BE EXITING NORTHEAST TO THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES...WITH THE FORECAST AREA UNDERNEATH A NORTHWEST FLOW
REGIME. A POTENT PIECE OF SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL QUICKLY DIVE
SOUTHEAST FROM SOUTHERN CANADA IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW SATURDAY AND
BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE REGION...ESPECIALLY NORTH AND WEST
OF THE CAPITAL REGION TO FAVORABLE UPSLOPE AREAS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. ENOUGH FORCING LOOKS TO BE IN PLACE TO MENTION WIDELY
SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE REST OF THE REGION. SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO THE DAY SUNDAY AS ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVE
ENERGY DIVES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND FOR THE START OF
NEXT WEEK AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND RISING UPPER-LEVEL HEIGHTS
RIDGE ACROSS THE REGION. DRY WEATHER AND PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE
EXPECTED FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY ALONG WITH SEASONABLY WARM
TEMPERATURES...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS POTENTIALLY REACHING 70 ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY.

LONG TERM GUIDANCE BEGINS TO DIVERGE HANDLING THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM
AND ATTENDANT COLD FRONT THAT WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE
COUNTRY AND MOVE EAST DURING THE MIDDLE TO LATTER PORTION OF NEXT
WEEK. HAVE GONE WITH SLIGHT CHANCE POPS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY TO
ACCOUNT FOR MODEL TIMING DIFFERENCES...WITH THE 12Z GFS BEING
SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER THAN THE 12Z ECMWF DRAGGING THE COLD FRONT
ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY...WHILE THE ECMWF SLOWS THE FRONTAL
PROGRESSION AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ACROSS THE MID-MISSISSIPPI
RIVER VALLEY.

HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE WEEKEND WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO LOW 60S ACROSS THE MID-HUDSON
VALLEY...BEFORE WARMING FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEK INTO THE MID 50S
TO MID 60S ACROSS THE REGION. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY RANGE
FROM THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

&&

.AVIATION /08Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA
WILL TRACK NORTHEAST INTO THE GULF OF MAINE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS
PROVIDING A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS OF 130 AM...PRIMARY RAINFALL BAND WRAPPING AROUND THE UPPER LOW
IS NOW ORIENTED EAST TO WEST AND WAS AFFECTING THE KALB/KPSF TAF
SITES. THE BAND HAD ALREADY SHIFTED NORTH OF THE KPOU TAF SITE AND
HAD NOT YET REACHED THE KGFL TAF SITE. THIS BAND IS EXPECTED TO
SLOWLY SHIFT NORTHWARD AND BECOME ORIENTED MORE NORTHEAST TO
SOUTHWEST THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. AS A RESULT...EXPECT MVFR TO
OCCASIONAL IFR CONDITIONS AT THE KALB/KPSF TAF SITES THROUGH AROUND
16Z/17Z...THEN MVFR CONDITIONS FOR THE REST OF THE TAF PERIOD ENDING
AT 00Z FRIDAY.

AT KPOU...EXPECT MAINLY MVFR CONDITIONS THROUGH THE ENTIRE TAF
PERIOD...POSSIBLY BECOMING VFR AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS THE LOW
SHIFTS FURTHER NORTH AND EAST.

AT KGFL...VFR VSBYS/MVFR CIGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL AROUND 08Z...THEN
DETERIORATE TO MVFR TO OCCASIONALLY IFR CONDITIONS AFTER 08Z AS THE
RAIN BAND SHIFTS NORTHWARD INTO THE KGFL AREA. DURING THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...MAINLY MVFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.

SURFACE WINDS WILL BE NORTHERLY AT ALL THE TAF SITES AT 10 TO 14
KTS...WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 KTS THROUGH THE ENTIRE TAF PERIOD.

OUTLOOK...

FRIDAY NIGHT TO SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. BREEZY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT TO MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM CENTERED SOUTH OF CAPE COD...WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH
TONIGHT...WITH PERIODS OF RAINFALL. THE SYSTEM WILL FINALLY PULL
AWAY FROM THE REGION AND MOVE OUT TO SEA ON FRIDAY. CLOUDS WILL
FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUNSHINE ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH ANOTHER
FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL CONTINUE THE
THREAT FOR SHOWERS THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEKEND.

MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL ONLY BE 70 PERCENT OR GREATER
TODAY. MAXIMUM RH VALUES TONIGHT ARE EXPECTED BE BETWEEN 90 AND 100
PERCENT. RH VALUES WILL DROP TO MINIMUM VALUES OF AROUND 50 TO 65
PERCENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

WINDS TODAY WILL BE NORTHERLY AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS
NEAR 20 MPH. WINDS TONIGHT WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AT 5 TO 15
MPH...INCREASING TO AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH ON FRIDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO WIDESPREAD HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PERIODS OF RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH A COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
WILL CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT. THE RAIN WILL FALL MODERATE TO BRIEFLY
HEAVY IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. THROUGH TONIGHT...ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL
INCH OF RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES
ACROSS THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS IN
SOUTHERN VERMONT...THE BERKSHIRES AND TACONICS. DUE TO RECENT DRY
WEATHER...THIS RAINFALL IS RATHER BENEFICIAL TO THE REGION. THERE
WILL BE SOME MINOR RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS...BUT NO RIVER
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. THERE MAY BE SOME PONDING OF
WATER ON ROADWAYS OR FIELDS...OR IN POOR DRAINAGE LOCATIONS...BUT
THE IMPACT SHOULD BE RATHER MINIMAL.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING OBSERVED
AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE VISIT THE
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...FRUGIS/JPV
NEAR TERM...JPV
SHORT TERM...JPV
LONG TERM...IRL
AVIATION...GJM
FIRE WEATHER...JPV
HYDROLOGY...FRUGIS/JPV









000
FXUS61 KBTV 230806
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
406 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST WILL BRING
PERIODS OF RAIN AND SHOWERS TO THE REGION TODAY INTO
TONIGHT...ESPECIALLY FROM THE ADIRONDACKS EASTWARD. SHOWERS TAPER
OFF ON FRIDAY...BUT RETURN BY LATER SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT
WITH THE PASSAGE OF ADDITIONAL ENERGY. DRIER AND MILDER WEATHER IS
EXPECTED BY EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...LOOKING AT ANOTHER COOL AND RATHER
BLUSTERY DAY ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION AS UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE
OFF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND/LONG ISLAND COAST PIVOTS SLOWLY EAST
TOWARD THE BENCHMARK BY EARLY EVENING. LATEST MODEL SOLUTIONS
REMAIN INSISTENT THAT A BAND OF STEADIER RAIN WILL EVENTUALLY
PIVOT WEST/NORTHWEST INTO THE EASTERN TWO THRIDS OF THE FORECAST
AREA BY LATER THIS MORNING INTO EARLY AFTERNOON...ESP FROM THE
DACKS EASTWARD. THIS SEEMS REASONABLE PER MOST RECENT REGIONAL
RADAR TRENDS...THUS LIKELY TO CATEGORICAL POPS WILL BE MAINTAINED
FOR THIS PERIOD OUTSIDE THE SLV WHERE PCPN WILL BE MORE SHOWERY
AND SCATTERED IN NATURE. TEMPERATURES CONTINUE PRIOR HOMOGENEOUS
TRENDS AND SHOULD HOLD RELATIVELY STEADY IN THE 40S UNDER CLOUDY
SKIES AND MODESTLY GUSTY NORTH/NORTHEASTERLY FLOW. PERHAPS A FEW
LOWER 50S FAR WEST IN THE SLV.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY/...
AS OF 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...BY TONIGHT TODAY`S SLUG OF MOISTURE
GRADUALLY LOSES ITS IMPETUS AS PARENT UPPER DYNAMICS PULL STEADILY
ENE AND AWAY FROM THE REGION. STILL LOOKING AT DAMP/WET CONDS FROM
THE ERN SLOPES OF THE DACKS EAST INTO VT...BUT PCPN CHARACTER
SHOULD TREND LIGHTER AND LESSEN IN OVERALL COVERAGE AS THE NIGHT
WEARS ON. OUTSIDE SOME EVENING SHOWERS...SLV SHOULD TREND MAINLY
DRY FROM MIDNIGHT ONWARD. LOWS SIMILAR TO THIS MORNING...UPPER 30S
TO MID 40S UNDER CONTINUED CLOUDY/NORTHERLY FLOW AND NEUTRAL
ADVECTIVE REGIME.

BY FRIDAY...SHOWERS CONTINUE TO PULL AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AS WEAK
HIGH PRESSURE SLOWLY BUILDS INTO THE REGION. HIGHEST COVERAGE OF
SHOWERS ACROSS NC/NE VT WHERE SOME ADDL LIGHT TOTALS WILL BE
POSSIBLE. TRENDING MAINLY DRY FROM THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY WESTWARD.
WITH LINGERING CLOUDS AND CONTINUED NORTHERLY FLOW DID OPT TO LEAN
ON THE COLDER SIDE OF GUIDANCE IN REGARD TO TEMPS...HOLDING MAX
VALUES IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S IN MOST SPOTS...PERHAPS MID 50S
IN THE SLV WHERE SOME AFTERNOON PARTIAL SUN WILL BE POSSIBLE.

AFOREMENTIONED WEAK HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO BUILD INTO THE AREA
FOR FRIDAY NIGHT AS PESKY CLOUDS SLOWLY THIN OVER TIME. LINGERING
SHOWERS END NORTHEAST WITH LOW TEMPS A TAD COOLER...MID 30S TO LOWER
40S.

ON SATURDAY MODELS REMAIN IN OVERALL GOOD AGREEMENT SUGGESTING
ADDITIONAL AND RATHER ROBUST NRN STREAM SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL DROP
QUICKLY SOUTHEAST INTO OUR AREA BY THE AFTERNOON HOURS WITH A
RENEWED THREAT OF SHOWERS. GIVEN TIMING OF THE FEATURE HIGHEST
POPS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF THE FORECAST AREA. WITH
FLOW TURNING SOUTHERLY AHEAD OF THIS FEATURE AND A MODESTLY MIXED
PBL...HIGHS WILL BE SOMEWHAT WARMER FOR MOST SPOTS...MAINLY 50S.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
AS OF 354 AM EDT THURSDAY...UNSETTLED CONDITIONS RETURN TO THE
NORTH COUNTRY FOR THE LATER HALF OF THE WEEKEND AS A CLOSED UPPER
LEVEL LOW TRACKS SOUTHEASTWARD FROM JAMES BAY INTO THE NORTHEAST
SATURDAY NIGHT. POTENT SHORTWAVE ENERGY OUT AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD
FRONT WILL DEVELOP SHOWERS ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY
NIGHT...TRANSITIONING TO VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT WITH THE LOW/MID LEVEL FLOWING TURNING TO
THE NORTHWEST AND STRONG CAA MOVING IN POST FROPA. TEMPS AT THE
SUMMITS AREN`T INCREDIBLY COLD...SO LIKELY ONLY GOING TO SEE A
DUSTING TO MAYBE A COUPLE OF INCHES UP THERE.

WE`LL STILL BE UNDER MID-LEVEL CYCLONIC FLOW TO BEGIN THE WORK
WEEK MONDAY SO EXPECT A GOOD DEAL OF CLOUDS TO BE AROUND AND
POSSIBLY A FEW ISOLATED MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. A BUILDING UPPER
RIDGE OVER THE CENTRAL CONUS AND SURFACE HIGH ACROSS THE
SOUTHEAST WILL BEGIN TO SHIFT EASTWARD MONDAY NIGHT ALLOWING FOR A
NICE WARMING TREND AS WE GO INTO MID-WEEK. WHILE HIGHS MONDAY WILL
BE VERY SEASONAL IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOW 50S...WE`LL SEE TEMPS
RISE INTO THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE.

LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING INTO THURSDAY OUR NEXT SYSTEM APPROACHES
THOUGH AT THIS TIME MODELS PREDICT THE LOW CENTER PASSING WELL TO
OUR NORTH WITH ONLY A WEAK RIBBON OF MOISTURE ALONG THE TRAILING
COLD FRONT TRACKING INTO THE NORTHEAST. DOESN`T REALLY LOOK ALL
THAT THREATENING FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT RAIN RIGHT NOW...BUT STRONG
CAA BEHIND TO FRONT WILL BRING OUR TEMPS RIGHT BACK BELOW NORMAL
LEVELS.

&&

.AVIATION /08Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
THROUGH 06Z THURSDAY...LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST WILL
BRING DETERIORATING FLIGHT CONDITIONS TO THE AREA WITH PREVAILINIG
MVFR/IFR CIGS IN LOW CLOUDS OVERNIGHT. RAIN MOVES IN MID-MORNING
TOMORROW AND VSBYS LOWER TO MVFR...REMAINING THERE THROUGH THE END
OF THE PERIOD EVEN WITH RAIN TAPERING OFF AFTER 00Z. EXCEPTION ON
THE RAIN WILL BE KMSS WHICH WILL LIKELY REMAIN DRY...BUT WILL
STILL SEE MVFR CIGS MOVE IN OVERNIGHT THROUGH TOMORROW. WINDS
WILL MAINLY NORTHERLY 8-15 KNOTS THRU THE PERIOD COULD BE A LITTLE
HIGHER AT TIMES.

OUTLOOK 00Z FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

06Z THU - 12Z FRI...MVFR/IFR LIKELY AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY
NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 12Z SAT...MVFR TRENDING TO VFR UNDER BRIEF HIGH
PRESSURE.

12Z SAT - 00Z TUE...VFR TRENDING TO MVFR IN VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS
AND POSSIBLE MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AS COLD LOW PRESSURE TRACKS
ACROSS THE REGION.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
AS OF 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...LATEST ANALYSIS SUGGESTS PCPN TOTALS
FROM CURRENT SYSTEM WILL BE LIGHTER THAN PRIOR INDICATIONS SO NO
HYDROLOGICAL CONCERNS ARE EXPECTED FOR AREA RIVERS. 3-DAY TOTALS
ENDING FRIDAY MORNING ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 0.75 TO 1.5
INCHES FROM THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EASTWARD WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
TOTALS TO NEAR 2 INCHES POSSIBLE ALONG EASTWARD FACING SLOPES OF
THE GREEN MTNS. FURTHER WEST TOTALS SHOULD AVERAGE FROM 0.25 TO
0.75 INCHES IN THE ADIRONDACKS...AND LESS THAN 0.25 INCHES IN THE
SLV.

&&

.MARINE...
AS OF 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...NORTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 KNOTS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ACROSS THE OPEN LAKE WATERS INTO THIS EVENING
BEFORE SLOWLY SUBSIDING LATER TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. THUS A LAKE
WIND ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT WITH THIS PACKAGE. THESE
CONDITIONS WILL CREATE CHOPPY TO LOCALLY ROUGH WATERS TODAY WITH
SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHTS AVERAGING IN THE 2 TO 4 FOOT RANGE.
CONVERGENCE OF WINDS AND WAVES DUE TO TOPOGRAPHICAL EFFECTS WILL
MAKE CONDITIONS ROUGHER ON THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE LAKE WITH
OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO NEAR GALE FORCE POSSIBLE. CAUTION IS THUS
ADVISED TO THOSE PLANNING TO OPERATE SMALL CRAFT ON THE LAKE TODAY
INTO THIS EVENING.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...JMG
NEAR TERM...JMG
SHORT TERM...JMG
LONG TERM...LAHIFF
AVIATION...LAHIFF
HYDROLOGY...JMG
MARINE...JMG




000
FXUS61 KBTV 230806
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
406 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST WILL BRING
PERIODS OF RAIN AND SHOWERS TO THE REGION TODAY INTO
TONIGHT...ESPECIALLY FROM THE ADIRONDACKS EASTWARD. SHOWERS TAPER
OFF ON FRIDAY...BUT RETURN BY LATER SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT
WITH THE PASSAGE OF ADDITIONAL ENERGY. DRIER AND MILDER WEATHER IS
EXPECTED BY EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...LOOKING AT ANOTHER COOL AND RATHER
BLUSTERY DAY ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION AS UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE
OFF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND/LONG ISLAND COAST PIVOTS SLOWLY EAST
TOWARD THE BENCHMARK BY EARLY EVENING. LATEST MODEL SOLUTIONS
REMAIN INSISTENT THAT A BAND OF STEADIER RAIN WILL EVENTUALLY
PIVOT WEST/NORTHWEST INTO THE EASTERN TWO THRIDS OF THE FORECAST
AREA BY LATER THIS MORNING INTO EARLY AFTERNOON...ESP FROM THE
DACKS EASTWARD. THIS SEEMS REASONABLE PER MOST RECENT REGIONAL
RADAR TRENDS...THUS LIKELY TO CATEGORICAL POPS WILL BE MAINTAINED
FOR THIS PERIOD OUTSIDE THE SLV WHERE PCPN WILL BE MORE SHOWERY
AND SCATTERED IN NATURE. TEMPERATURES CONTINUE PRIOR HOMOGENEOUS
TRENDS AND SHOULD HOLD RELATIVELY STEADY IN THE 40S UNDER CLOUDY
SKIES AND MODESTLY GUSTY NORTH/NORTHEASTERLY FLOW. PERHAPS A FEW
LOWER 50S FAR WEST IN THE SLV.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY/...
AS OF 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...BY TONIGHT TODAY`S SLUG OF MOISTURE
GRADUALLY LOSES ITS IMPETUS AS PARENT UPPER DYNAMICS PULL STEADILY
ENE AND AWAY FROM THE REGION. STILL LOOKING AT DAMP/WET CONDS FROM
THE ERN SLOPES OF THE DACKS EAST INTO VT...BUT PCPN CHARACTER
SHOULD TREND LIGHTER AND LESSEN IN OVERALL COVERAGE AS THE NIGHT
WEARS ON. OUTSIDE SOME EVENING SHOWERS...SLV SHOULD TREND MAINLY
DRY FROM MIDNIGHT ONWARD. LOWS SIMILAR TO THIS MORNING...UPPER 30S
TO MID 40S UNDER CONTINUED CLOUDY/NORTHERLY FLOW AND NEUTRAL
ADVECTIVE REGIME.

BY FRIDAY...SHOWERS CONTINUE TO PULL AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AS WEAK
HIGH PRESSURE SLOWLY BUILDS INTO THE REGION. HIGHEST COVERAGE OF
SHOWERS ACROSS NC/NE VT WHERE SOME ADDL LIGHT TOTALS WILL BE
POSSIBLE. TRENDING MAINLY DRY FROM THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY WESTWARD.
WITH LINGERING CLOUDS AND CONTINUED NORTHERLY FLOW DID OPT TO LEAN
ON THE COLDER SIDE OF GUIDANCE IN REGARD TO TEMPS...HOLDING MAX
VALUES IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S IN MOST SPOTS...PERHAPS MID 50S
IN THE SLV WHERE SOME AFTERNOON PARTIAL SUN WILL BE POSSIBLE.

AFOREMENTIONED WEAK HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO BUILD INTO THE AREA
FOR FRIDAY NIGHT AS PESKY CLOUDS SLOWLY THIN OVER TIME. LINGERING
SHOWERS END NORTHEAST WITH LOW TEMPS A TAD COOLER...MID 30S TO LOWER
40S.

ON SATURDAY MODELS REMAIN IN OVERALL GOOD AGREEMENT SUGGESTING
ADDITIONAL AND RATHER ROBUST NRN STREAM SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL DROP
QUICKLY SOUTHEAST INTO OUR AREA BY THE AFTERNOON HOURS WITH A
RENEWED THREAT OF SHOWERS. GIVEN TIMING OF THE FEATURE HIGHEST
POPS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF THE FORECAST AREA. WITH
FLOW TURNING SOUTHERLY AHEAD OF THIS FEATURE AND A MODESTLY MIXED
PBL...HIGHS WILL BE SOMEWHAT WARMER FOR MOST SPOTS...MAINLY 50S.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
AS OF 354 AM EDT THURSDAY...UNSETTLED CONDITIONS RETURN TO THE
NORTH COUNTRY FOR THE LATER HALF OF THE WEEKEND AS A CLOSED UPPER
LEVEL LOW TRACKS SOUTHEASTWARD FROM JAMES BAY INTO THE NORTHEAST
SATURDAY NIGHT. POTENT SHORTWAVE ENERGY OUT AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD
FRONT WILL DEVELOP SHOWERS ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY
NIGHT...TRANSITIONING TO VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT WITH THE LOW/MID LEVEL FLOWING TURNING TO
THE NORTHWEST AND STRONG CAA MOVING IN POST FROPA. TEMPS AT THE
SUMMITS AREN`T INCREDIBLY COLD...SO LIKELY ONLY GOING TO SEE A
DUSTING TO MAYBE A COUPLE OF INCHES UP THERE.

WE`LL STILL BE UNDER MID-LEVEL CYCLONIC FLOW TO BEGIN THE WORK
WEEK MONDAY SO EXPECT A GOOD DEAL OF CLOUDS TO BE AROUND AND
POSSIBLY A FEW ISOLATED MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. A BUILDING UPPER
RIDGE OVER THE CENTRAL CONUS AND SURFACE HIGH ACROSS THE
SOUTHEAST WILL BEGIN TO SHIFT EASTWARD MONDAY NIGHT ALLOWING FOR A
NICE WARMING TREND AS WE GO INTO MID-WEEK. WHILE HIGHS MONDAY WILL
BE VERY SEASONAL IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOW 50S...WE`LL SEE TEMPS
RISE INTO THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE.

LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING INTO THURSDAY OUR NEXT SYSTEM APPROACHES
THOUGH AT THIS TIME MODELS PREDICT THE LOW CENTER PASSING WELL TO
OUR NORTH WITH ONLY A WEAK RIBBON OF MOISTURE ALONG THE TRAILING
COLD FRONT TRACKING INTO THE NORTHEAST. DOESN`T REALLY LOOK ALL
THAT THREATENING FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT RAIN RIGHT NOW...BUT STRONG
CAA BEHIND TO FRONT WILL BRING OUR TEMPS RIGHT BACK BELOW NORMAL
LEVELS.

&&

.AVIATION /08Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
THROUGH 06Z THURSDAY...LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST WILL
BRING DETERIORATING FLIGHT CONDITIONS TO THE AREA WITH PREVAILINIG
MVFR/IFR CIGS IN LOW CLOUDS OVERNIGHT. RAIN MOVES IN MID-MORNING
TOMORROW AND VSBYS LOWER TO MVFR...REMAINING THERE THROUGH THE END
OF THE PERIOD EVEN WITH RAIN TAPERING OFF AFTER 00Z. EXCEPTION ON
THE RAIN WILL BE KMSS WHICH WILL LIKELY REMAIN DRY...BUT WILL
STILL SEE MVFR CIGS MOVE IN OVERNIGHT THROUGH TOMORROW. WINDS
WILL MAINLY NORTHERLY 8-15 KNOTS THRU THE PERIOD COULD BE A LITTLE
HIGHER AT TIMES.

OUTLOOK 00Z FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

06Z THU - 12Z FRI...MVFR/IFR LIKELY AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY
NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 12Z SAT...MVFR TRENDING TO VFR UNDER BRIEF HIGH
PRESSURE.

12Z SAT - 00Z TUE...VFR TRENDING TO MVFR IN VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS
AND POSSIBLE MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AS COLD LOW PRESSURE TRACKS
ACROSS THE REGION.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
AS OF 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...LATEST ANALYSIS SUGGESTS PCPN TOTALS
FROM CURRENT SYSTEM WILL BE LIGHTER THAN PRIOR INDICATIONS SO NO
HYDROLOGICAL CONCERNS ARE EXPECTED FOR AREA RIVERS. 3-DAY TOTALS
ENDING FRIDAY MORNING ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 0.75 TO 1.5
INCHES FROM THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EASTWARD WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
TOTALS TO NEAR 2 INCHES POSSIBLE ALONG EASTWARD FACING SLOPES OF
THE GREEN MTNS. FURTHER WEST TOTALS SHOULD AVERAGE FROM 0.25 TO
0.75 INCHES IN THE ADIRONDACKS...AND LESS THAN 0.25 INCHES IN THE
SLV.

&&

.MARINE...
AS OF 405 AM EDT THURSDAY...NORTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 KNOTS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ACROSS THE OPEN LAKE WATERS INTO THIS EVENING
BEFORE SLOWLY SUBSIDING LATER TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. THUS A LAKE
WIND ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT WITH THIS PACKAGE. THESE
CONDITIONS WILL CREATE CHOPPY TO LOCALLY ROUGH WATERS TODAY WITH
SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHTS AVERAGING IN THE 2 TO 4 FOOT RANGE.
CONVERGENCE OF WINDS AND WAVES DUE TO TOPOGRAPHICAL EFFECTS WILL
MAKE CONDITIONS ROUGHER ON THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE LAKE WITH
OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO NEAR GALE FORCE POSSIBLE. CAUTION IS THUS
ADVISED TO THOSE PLANNING TO OPERATE SMALL CRAFT ON THE LAKE TODAY
INTO THIS EVENING.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...JMG
NEAR TERM...JMG
SHORT TERM...JMG
LONG TERM...LAHIFF
AVIATION...LAHIFF
HYDROLOGY...JMG
MARINE...JMG




000
FXUS61 KBTV 230755
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
355 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE JUST OFF THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND WILL
KEEP THE AREA IN A CLOUDY, DAMP AND COOL WEATHER PATTERN INTO
FRIDAY, THOUGH SHOWERS ARE STILL POSSIBLE OVER THE WEEKEND. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 AM THIS MORNING/...
AS OF 1258 AM EDT THURSDAY...CUT BACK ON POPS CONSIDERABLY UNTIL
LATER TONIGHT/TOWARD DAYBREAK BASED OFF LATEST RADAR TRENDS AND
MOST RECENT CAM SOLUTIONS. IN FACT...TRENDS SUGGEST STEADIER RAIN
MAY NOT ARRIVE INTO THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND POINTS WESTWARD UNTIL
LATER THIS MORNING OR EARLY AFTERNOON. REST OF FORECAST IN GOOD
SHAPE AS TEMPS HOLD NEARLY STEADY IN THE 40S OVERNIGHT UNDER
OCCASIONALLY GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW. PRIOR DISCUSSION
FOLLOWS...

PRIOR DISCUSSION...
LITTLE OVERALL CHANGE TO PREVIOUS FORECAST. DEEP, SLOW- MOVING
LOW PRESSURE OFF THE SOUTHERN NJ COAST WILL CONTINUE NORTHEASTWARD
TO NEAR THE 40N 70W BENCHMARK BY 23/12 UTC. CLOUD CANOPY
ASSOCIATED WITH OFFSHORE LOW AND ASSOCIATED CYCLONIC CIRCULATION
ENCOMPASSES THE NORTH COUNTRY...BUT GENERALLY LOOKING AT MID-UPPER
LEVEL CLOUDS WEST OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY. LOW-LEVEL
MOISTURE/CLOUD COVER IS MORE EXTENSIVE WITH UPSLOPE COMPONENT EAST
OF THE GREEN MOUNTAIN SPINE THIS EVENING. COMPOSITE RADAR
REFLECTIVITY AT 0240 UTC SHOWS INCREASING COVERAGE OF RAIN ACROSS
THE GULF OF MAINE...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO TRANSLATE FROM EAST TO
WEST FROM NH INTO VERMONT TOWARD DAYBREAK. POP FIELDS DEPICT THIS
INCREASE FROM EAST TO WEST ACROSS THE AREA. THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY
SHOULD REMAIN DRY FOR A GOOD CHUNK OF THE OVERNIGHT.

TEMPERATURES WILL NOT DEVIATE MUCH ACROSS THE REGION, NOR WILL
THEY DROP MUCH GIVEN NEAR SATURATION AND OVERCAST CONDITIONS. LOWS
WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE MID 40S. SOME PATCHY FOG IS EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP EAST OF/ALONG THE GREENS...ESPECIALLY AS RAIN INCREASES
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH DAWN THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM 0.20-0.40"
ACROSS CENTRAL/SERN VT...0.10-0.20" ACROSS RUTLAND COUNTY AND MUCH
OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY...AND GENERALLY <0.10" ACROSS THE
REMAINDER OF NORTHERN NEW YORK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY/...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...STILL LOOKING WET, ESPECIALLY
THURSDAY. THE PRECIPITATION SHIELD IS EXPECTED TO BE COVERING ALL
OF VERMONT AND MUCH OF NORTHERN NY BY FIRST THING THURSDAY. AS THE
SURFACE AND UPPER LOW SLOWLY START MOVING NORTHEAST, WE SHOULD SEE
AN AREA OF RAINFALL MOVE INTO NORTHERN VERMONT AND THEN BEGIN TO
PIVOT AND SLOWLY MOVE EAST. SOME OF THIS RAIN WILL BE MODERATE TO
PERHAPS BRIEFLY HEAVY. ANTICIPATE UPWARDS OF 1" OF RAIN IN AREAS
TOMORROW. BY THE TIME MOST OF THE RAIN WINDS DOWN THURSDAY NIGHT
AND EARLY FRIDAY, WE ARE LOOKING FOR ABOUT 1.5" (MUCH LESS IN THE
ST LAWRENCE VALLEY) TOTALS, HOWEVER WE ARE NOT ANTICIPATING ANY
FLOODING ISSUES.

HIGHS TOMORROW SHOULD BE VERY SIMILAR TO TODAY AS THE CLOUDS AND
RAIN HOLD TEMPERATURES DOWN. IN FACT, I TRIED TO INDICATE DIURNAL
SWINGS OF 5 DEGREES OR LESS.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY WILL FEATURE SLOW IMPROVEMENT AS THE
SLOW MOVING LOW SLOWLY PUSHES NORTHEAST AWAY FROM THE AREA.
CYCLONIC FLOW WILL CONTINUE, AND WITH LOTS OF LOW LEVEL MOISTURE
AROUND, HAVE CONTINUED THE IDEA FOR 30-45% POPS AND A TON OF
CLOUDS. STILL LITTLE TEMPERATURE VARIATION.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
AS OF 354 AM EDT THURSDAY...UNSETTLED CONDITIONS RETURN TO THE
NORTH COUNTRY FOR THE LATER HALF OF THE WEEKEND AS A CLOSED UPPER
LEVEL LOW TRACKS SOUTHEASTWARD FROM JAMES BAY INTO THE NORTHEAST
SATURDAY NIGHT. POTENT SHORTWAVE ENERGY OUT AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD
FRONT WILL DEVELOP SHOWERS ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY
NIGHT...TRANSITIONING TO VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT WITH THE LOW/MID LEVEL FLOWING TURNING TO
THE NORTHWEST AND STRONG CAA MOVING IN POST FROPA. TEMPS AT THE
SUMMITS AREN`T INCREDIBLY COLD...SO LIKELY ONLY GOING TO SEE A
DUSTING TO MAYBE A COUPLE OF INCHES UP THERE.

WE`LL STILL BE UNDER MID-LEVEL CYCLONIC FLOW TO BEGIN THE WORK
WEEK MONDAY SO EXPECT A GOOD DEAL OF CLOUDS TO BE AROUND AND
POSSIBLY A FEW ISOLATED MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. A BUILDING UPPER
RIDGE OVER THE CENTRAL CONUS AND SURFACE HIGH ACROSS THE
SOUTHEAST WILL BEGIN TO SHIFT EASTWARD MONDAY NIGHT ALLOWING FOR A
NICE WARMING TREND AS WE GO INTO MID-WEEK. WHILE HIGHS MONDAY WILL
BE VERY SEASONAL IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOW 50S...WE`LL SEE TEMPS
RISE INTO THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE.

LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING INTO THURSDAY OUR NEXT SYSTEM APPROACHES
THOUGH AT THIS TIME MODELS PREDICT THE LOW CENTER PASSING WELL TO
OUR NORTH WITH ONLY A WEAK RIBBON OF MOISTURE ALONG THE TRAILING
COLD FRONT TRACKING INTO THE NORTHEAST. DOESN`T REALLY LOOK ALL
THAT THREATENING FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT RAIN RIGHT NOW...BUT STRONG
CAA BEHIND TO FRONT WILL BRING OUR TEMPS RIGHT BACK BELOW NORMAL
LEVELS.

&&

.AVIATION /08Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
THROUGH 06Z THURSDAY...LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST WILL
BRING DETERIORATING FLIGHT CONDITIONS TO THE AREA WITH PREVAILINIG
MVFR/IFR CIGS IN LOW CLOUDS OVERNIGHT. RAIN MOVES IN MID-MORNING
TOMORROW AND VSBYS LOWER TO MVFR...REMAINING THERE THROUGH THE END
OF THE PERIOD EVEN WITH RAIN TAPERING OFF AFTER 00Z. EXCEPTION ON
THE RAIN WILL BE KMSS WHICH WILL LIKELY REMAIN DRY...BUT WILL
STILL SEE MVFR CIGS MOVE IN OVERNIGHT THROUGH TOMORROW. WINDS
WILL MAINLY NORTHERLY 8-15 KNOTS THRU THE PERIOD COULD BE A LITTLE
HIGHER AT TIMES.

OUTLOOK 00Z FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

06Z THU - 12Z FRI...MVFR/IFR LIKELY AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY
NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 12Z SAT...MVFR TRENDING TO VFR UNDER BRIEF HIGH
PRESSURE.

12Z SAT - 00Z TUE...VFR TRENDING TO MVFR IN VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS
AND POSSIBLE MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AS COLD LOW PRESSURE TRACKS
ACROSS THE REGION.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...APPEARS THAT THE BULK OF THE RAINFALL
WILL OCCUR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. WITH LESS RAIN FALLING
TODAY THAN EARLIER EXPECTED, OVERALL RAINFALL TOTALS BY FRIDAY
MORNING ARE LESS THAN WE THOUGHT AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. GENERALLY
LOOKING AT ABOUT 1.5" FOR MUCH OF VERMONT (LOWER VALUES IN THE
NORTHEAST KINGDOM DUE TO RAIN SHADOWING FROM THE WHITE MOUNTAINS)
AND PERHAPS SPOT 2" AMOUNTS ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
CENTRAL GREEN MOUNTAINS. OUT IN THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY, AMOUNTS
WILL BE MUCH LESS 1/2" OR LESS. GIVEN THE RELATIVE LONG DURATION
OF RAINFALL AND THE BASE LEVEL RIVER FLOWS, WE CERTAINLY EXPECT
RIVER LEVELS TO RISE, BUT NOT LOOKING FOR ANYTHING TO GO OUT OF
THEIR BANKS. PERHAPS THE WORST WE`LL SEE IS SOME PONDING ON ROADS
WHERE DRAINAGES HAVE BEEN BLOCKED BY LEAVES.

&&

.MARINE...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY THURSDAY AND EVEN INTO THURSDAY
EVENING OVER LAKE CHAMPLAIN, WITH SPEEDS IN THE 15-25KT RANGE.
STRONGEST OF THESE NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BE FOUND IN THE SOUTHERN
HALF OF THE LAKE. THESE WINDS SHOULD GENERATE CHOPPY 2-3 FOOT
WAVES. AS A RESULT, A LAKE WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...NASH
NEAR TERM...BANACOS/JMG
SHORT TERM...NASH
LONG TERM...LAHIFF
AVIATION...LAHIFF
HYDROLOGY...NASH
MARINE...NASH




000
FXUS61 KBTV 230545
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
145 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE JUST OFF THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND WILL
KEEP THE AREA IN A CLOUDY, DAMP AND COOL WEATHER PATTERN INTO
FRIDAY, THOUGH SHOWERS ARE STILL POSSIBLE OVER THE WEEKEND. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 AM THIS MORNING/...
AS OF 1258 AM EDT THURSDAY...CUT BACK ON POPS CONSIDERABLY UNTIL
LATER TONIGHT/TOWARD DAYBREAK BASED OFF LATEST RADAR TRENDS AND
MOST RECENT CAM SOLUTIONS. IN FACT...TRENDS SUGGEST STEADIER RAIN
MAY NOT ARRIVE INTO THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND POINTS WESTWARD UNTIL
LATER THIS MORNING OR EARLY AFTERNOON. REST OF FORECAST IN GOOD
SHAPE AS TEMPS HOLD NEARLY STEADY IN THE 40S OVERNIGHT UNDER
OCCASIONALLY GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW. PRIOR DISCUSSION
FOLLOWS...

PRIOR DISCUSSION...
LITTLE OVERALL CHANGE TO PREVIOUS FORECAST. DEEP, SLOW- MOVING
LOW PRESSURE OFF THE SOUTHERN NJ COAST WILL CONTINUE NORTHEASTWARD
TO NEAR THE 40N 70W BENCHMARK BY 23/12 UTC. CLOUD CANOPY
ASSOCIATED WITH OFFSHORE LOW AND ASSOCIATED CYCLONIC CIRCULATION
ENCOMPASSES THE NORTH COUNTRY...BUT GENERALLY LOOKING AT MID-UPPER
LEVEL CLOUDS WEST OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY. LOW-LEVEL
MOISTURE/CLOUD COVER IS MORE EXTENSIVE WITH UPSLOPE COMPONENT EAST
OF THE GREEN MOUNTAIN SPINE THIS EVENING. COMPOSITE RADAR
REFLECTIVITY AT 0240 UTC SHOWS INCREASING COVERAGE OF RAIN ACROSS
THE GULF OF MAINE...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO TRANSLATE FROM EAST TO
WEST FROM NH INTO VERMONT TOWARD DAYBREAK. POP FIELDS DEPICT THIS
INCREASE FROM EAST TO WEST ACROSS THE AREA. THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY
SHOULD REMAIN DRY FOR A GOOD CHUNK OF THE OVERNIGHT.

TEMPERATURES WILL NOT DEVIATE MUCH ACROSS THE REGION, NOR WILL
THEY DROP MUCH GIVEN NEAR SATURATION AND OVERCAST CONDITIONS. LOWS
WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE MID 40S. SOME PATCHY FOG IS EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP EAST OF/ALONG THE GREENS...ESPECIALLY AS RAIN INCREASES
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH DAWN THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM 0.20-0.40"
ACROSS CENTRAL/SERN VT...0.10-0.20" ACROSS RUTLAND COUNTY AND MUCH
OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY...AND GENERALLY <0.10" ACROSS THE
REMAINDER OF NORTHERN NEW YORK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...STILL LOOKING WET, ESPECIALLY
THURSDAY. THE PRECIPITATION SHIELD IS EXPECTED TO BE COVERING ALL
OF VERMONT AND MUCH OF NORTHERN NY BY FIRST THING THURSDAY. AS THE
SURFACE AND UPPER LOW SLOWLY START MOVING NORTHEAST, WE SHOULD SEE
AN AREA OF RAINFALL MOVE INTO NORTHERN VERMONT AND THEN BEGIN TO
PIVOT AND SLOWLY MOVE EAST. SOME OF THIS RAIN WILL BE MODERATE TO
PERHAPS BRIEFLY HEAVY. ANTICIPATE UPWARDS OF 1" OF RAIN IN AREAS
TOMORROW. BY THE TIME MOST OF THE RAIN WINDS DOWN THURSDAY NIGHT
AND EARLY FRIDAY, WE ARE LOOKING FOR ABOUT 1.5" (MUCH LESS IN THE
ST LAWRENCE VALLEY) TOTALS, HOWEVER WE ARE NOT ANTICIPATING ANY
FLOODING ISSUES.

HIGHS TOMORROW SHOULD BE VERY SIMILAR TO TODAY AS THE CLOUDS AND
RAIN HOLD TEMPERATURES DOWN. IN FACT, I TRIED TO INDICATE DIURNAL
SWINGS OF 5 DEGREES OR LESS.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY WILL FEATURE SLOW IMPROVEMENT AS THE
SLOW MOVING LOW SLOWLY PUSHES NORTHEAST AWAY FROM THE AREA.
CYCLONIC FLOW WILL CONTINUE, AND WITH LOTS OF LOW LEVEL MOISTURE
AROUND, HAVE CONTINUED THE IDEA FOR 30-45% POPS AND A TON OF
CLOUDS. STILL LITTLE TEMPERATURE VARIATION.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
AS OF 320 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST FLOW DEVELOPING AT 500 MB
FROM 12Z SATURDAY ONWARD. WEAK SHORTWAVE RIDGING OVER THE FORECAST
AREA STARTING AT 12Z FOR A DRY START TO THE WEEKEND...BUT LOW
PRESSURE IN NW FLOW MOVING ACROSS OTTAWA WILL BEGIN TO MAKE ITS
PRESENCE FELT LATE SATURDAY. AREA STILL IN RELATIVELY WARM AIR AND
PRECIP TYPE TO BE ALL RAIN. FROM SUNDAY NIGHT ONWARD SURFACE AND
UPPER RIDGE SETTLES OVER THE AREA WITH DRY AND SEASONAL
CONDITIONS. TOWARD MID WEEK THE RIDGE BREAKS DOWN WITH THE NEXT
LOW TRACKING ALONG THE US CANADIAN BORDER AND SURFACE LOW/COLD
FRONT COMBO. GFS AND ECMWF IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH TRACK OF SURFACE
LOW MOVING NORTH OF FORECAST AREA...AND TRAILING COLD FRONT
BRINGING NEW CHANCE OF RAIN FOR WEDNESDAY.

TEMPS START OFF NEAR NORMAL WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S...THEN AS RIDGE
BUILDS IN TUESDAY TEMPS RISE INTO THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S IN
THE WARMER VALLEYS.

&&

.AVIATION /06Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
THROUGH 06Z THURSDAY...LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST WILL
BRING DETERIORATING FLIGHT CONDITIONS TO THE AREA WITH PREVAILINIG
MVFR/IFR CIGS IN LOW CLOUDS OVERNIGHT. RAIN MOVES IN MID-MORNING
TOMORROW AND VSBYS LOWER TO MVFR...REMAINING THERE THROUGH THE END
OF THE PERIOD EVEN WITH RAIN TAPERING OFF AFTER 00Z. EXCEPTION ON
THE RAIN WILL BE KMSS WHICH WILL LIKELY REMAIN DRY...BUT WILL
STILL SEE MVFR CIGS MOVE IN OVERNIGHT THROUGH TOMORROW. WINDS
WILL MAINLY NORTHERLY 8-15 KNOTS THRU THE PERIOD COULD BE A LITTLE
HIGHER AT TIMES.

OUTLOOK 00Z FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

06Z THU - 12Z FRI...MVFR/IFR LIKELY AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY
NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 12Z SAT...MVFR TRENDING TO VFR UNDER BRIEF HIGH
PRESSURE.

12Z SAT - 00Z TUE...VFR TRENDING TO MVFR IN VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS
AND POSSIBLE MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AS COLD LOW PRESSURE TRACKS
ACROSS THE REGION.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...APPEARS THAT THE BULK OF THE RAINFALL
WILL OCCUR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. WITH LESS RAIN FALLING
TODAY THAN EARLIER EXPECTED, OVERALL RAINFALL TOTALS BY FRIDAY
MORNING ARE LESS THAN WE THOUGHT AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. GENERALLY
LOOKING AT ABOUT 1.5" FOR MUCH OF VERMONT (LOWER VALUES IN THE
NORTHEAST KINGDOM DUE TO RAIN SHADOWING FROM THE WHITE MOUNTAINS)
AND PERHAPS SPOT 2" AMOUNTS ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
CENTRAL GREEN MOUNTAINS. OUT IN THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY, AMOUNTS
WILL BE MUCH LESS 1/2" OR LESS. GIVEN THE RELATIVE LONG DURATION
OF RAINFALL AND THE BASE LEVEL RIVER FLOWS, WE CERTAINLY EXPECT
RIVER LEVELS TO RISE, BUT NOT LOOKING FOR ANYTHING TO GO OUT OF
THEIR BANKS. PERHAPS THE WORST WE`LL SEE IS SOME PONDING ON ROADS
WHERE DRAINAGES HAVE BEEN BLOCKED BY LEAVES.

&&

.MARINE...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY THURSDAY AND EVEN INTO THURSDAY
EVENING OVER LAKE CHAMPLAIN, WITH SPEEDS IN THE 15-25KT RANGE.
STRONGEST OF THESE NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BE FOUND IN THE SOUTHERN
HALF OF THE LAKE. THESE WINDS SHOULD GENERATE CHOPPY 2-3 FOOT
WAVES. AS A RESULT, A LAKE WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...NASH
NEAR TERM...BANACOS/JMG
SHORT TERM...NASH
LONG TERM...HANSON
AVIATION...LAHIFF
HYDROLOGY...NASH
MARINE...NASH




000
FXUS61 KALY 230544
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
143 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH PERIODS OF
RAINFALL. THE STEADIEST RAIN LOOKS TO OCCUR TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW.
CLOUDS WILL FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUN ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH
ANOTHER FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL
CONTINUE THE THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THIS MORNING/...
AS OF 128 AM EDT...UPDATED POPS/WEATHER GRIDS TO ACCOUNT FOR
CURRENT RADAR IMAGERY AND TRENDS. STILL A LACK OF RAIN ACROSS THE
NORTHERN THIRD OF THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING...SO CUT BACK ON
POPS CONSIDERABLY FOR THIS UPDATE. WIDESPREAD RAIN IS OCCURRING
RATHER SOUTH FORM AROUND THE CAPITAL DISTRICT SOUTHWARD...WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF LITCHFIELD COUNTY WHERE THERE IS A BREAK.

BANDS OF RAIN CONTINUE TO PINWHEEL ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TWO-THIRDS
OF THE FORECAST AREA FROM EAST TO WEST WITH SOME LOCALLY HEAVIER
EMBEDDED BANDS NOW MOVING THROUGH THE BERKSHIRES...TACONICS... AND
MID HUDSON VALLEY. EXPECT THIS TREND TO CONTINUE OVERNIGHT.

A DOUBLE BARREL SURFACE LOW IS EXTENDING FROM JUST SOUTHEAST OF
LONG ISLAND TO JUST OFF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA. THIS SYSTEM IS
SLOWLY DRIFTING TOWARDS THE NORTH-NORTHEAST. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM IS BRINGING PLENTY OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE AROUND
THE UPPER LOW AND INTO NEW ENGLAND. 850 HPA EASTERLY WIND
ANOMALIES REACH 3-5 STD ABOVE NORMAL BY LATE TONIGHT...SHOWING AN
IMPRESSIVE PUSH OF WARM AIR ADVECTION/ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM AN
EASTERLY DIRECTION. SFC WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE NORTH AT AROUND
10 TO 15 MPH...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY...AS
AIR IS FUNNELED DOWN BETWEEN THE TERRAIN. RAINFALL WILL GENERALLY
BE LIGHT TO MODERATE IN INTENSITY...ALTHOUGH A FEW BRIEF PERIODS
OF HEAVY RAIN ARE ALSO EXPECTED.

WITH CLOUDY AND DANK CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT...TEMPS WON/T DROP OFF
TOO MUCH FROM THEIR CURRENT READINGS. OVERNIGHT LOWS LOOK TO
MAINLY BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
ON THURSDAY...THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL MOVE FROM JUST
SOUTH OF LONG ISLAND TO SOUTH OF CAPE COD. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR PLENTY OF CLOUDS
ACROSS OUR AREA. PERIODS OF STEADY RAINFALL EARLY IN THE DAY WILL
TURN INTO SHOWERS TOWARDS EVENING. TEMPS WILL CONTINUE TO BE COOL
DUE TO THE CLOUDS/RAIN...WITH TEMPS MAINLY IN THE MID 40S TO MID
50S...WARMEST IN SOUTHERN AREAS.

THERE WILL BE A CONTINUED THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS BETWEEN THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY...AS THE LOW SLOWLY LIFTS TOWARDS THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES AND WE REMAIN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THIS SYSTEM. THE
STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL REMAIN NORTHEAST OF THE AREA
TOWARDS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND...BUT THERE STILL WILL BE SOME
SHOWERS FROM TIME TO TIME. IT LOOKS TO REMAIN FAIRLY CLOUDY AS
WELL...AS THERE WILL BE ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IN PLACE. LOWS
ON THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S...AND HIGHS
ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO UPPER 50S.

CLOUDS MAY FINALLY START TO BREAK UP ON FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH ANY
LINGERING SHOWERS MAINLY CONFINED TO THE NORTHERN HIGH TERRAIN
AREAS. MIN TEMPS ON FRI NIGHT WILL BE IN THE MID 30S TO LOW 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY INITIALLY UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS DURING THE WEEKEND BEFORE IMPROVING CONDITIONS FOR THE
START OF NEXT WEEK.

AT THE START OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD...THE COASTAL LOW AND DEEP
UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL BE EXITING NORTHEAST TO THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES...WITH THE FORECAST AREA UNDERNEATH A NORTHWEST FLOW
REGIME. A POTENT PIECE OF SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL QUICKLY DIVE
SOUTHEAST FROM SOUTHERN CANADA IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW SATURDAY AND
BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE REGION...ESPECIALLY NORTH AND WEST
OF THE CAPITAL REGION TO FAVORABLE UPSLOPE AREAS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. ENOUGH FORCING LOOKS TO BE IN PLACE TO MENTION WIDELY
SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE REST OF THE REGION. SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO THE DAY SUNDAY AS ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVE
ENERGY DIVES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND FOR THE START OF
NEXT WEEK AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND RISING UPPER-LEVEL HEIGHTS
RIDGE ACROSS THE REGION. DRY WEATHER AND PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE
EXPECTED FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY ALONG WITH SEASONABLY WARM
TEMPERATURES...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS POTENTIALLY REACHING 70 ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY.

LONG TERM GUIDANCE BEGINS TO DIVERGE HANDLING THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM
AND ATTENDANT COLD FRONT THAT WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE
COUNTRY AND MOVE EAST DURING THE MIDDLE TO LATTER PORTION OF NEXT
WEEK. HAVE GONE WITH SLIGHT CHANCE POPS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY TO
ACCOUNT FOR MODEL TIMING DIFFERENCES...WITH THE 12Z GFS BEING
SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER THAN THE 12Z ECMWF DRAGGING THE COLD FRONT
ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY...WHILE THE ECMWF SLOWS THE FRONTAL
PROGRESSION AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ACROSS THE MID-MISSISSIPPI
RIVER VALLEY.

HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE WEEKEND WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO LOW 60S ACROSS THE MID-HUDSON
VALLEY...BEFORE WARMING FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEK INTO THE MID 50S
TO MID 60S ACROSS THE REGION. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY RANGE
FROM THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

&&

.AVIATION /06Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA
WILL TRACK NORTHEAST INTO THE GULF OF MAINE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS
PROVIDING A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS OF 130 AM...PRIMARY RAINFALL BAND WRAPPING AROUND THE UPPER LOW
IS NOW ORIENTED EAST TO WEST AND WAS AFFECTING THE KALB/KPSF TAF
SITES. THE BAND HAD ALREADY SHIFTED NORTH OF THE KPOU TAF SITE AND
HAD NOT YET REACHED THE KGFL TAF SITE. THIS BAND IS EXPECTED TO
SLOWLY SHIFT NORTHWARD AND BECOME ORIENTED MORE NORTHEAST TO
SOUTHWEST THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. AS A RESULT...EXPECT MVFR TO
OCCASIONAL IFR CONDITIONS AT THE KALB/KPSF TAF SITES THROUGH AROUND
16Z/17Z...THEN MVFR CONDITIONS FOR THE REST OF THE TAF PERIOD ENDING
AT 00Z FRIDAY.

AT KPOU...EXPECT MAINLY MVFR CONDITIONS THROUGH THE ENTIRE TAF
PERIOD...POSSIBLY BECOMING VFR AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS THE LOW
SHIFTS FURTHER NORTH AND EAST.

AT KGFL...VFR VSBYS/MVFR CIGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL AROUND 08Z...THEN
DETERIORATE TO MVFR TO OCCASIONALLY IFR CONDITIONS AFTER 08Z AS THE
RAIN BAND SHIFTS NORTHWARD INTO THE KGFL AREA. DURING THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...MAINLY MVFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.

SURFACE WINDS WILL BE NORTHERLY AT ALL THE TAF SITES AT 10 TO 14
KTS...WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 KTS THROUGH THE ENTIRE TAF PERIOD.

OUTLOOK...

THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA...RA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT:  SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS DUE TO A SLOW MOVING COASTAL LOW. PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL
OCCUR AS WELL...ESP TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. AS A RESULT...RH VALUES
WILL REMAIN ELEVATED...MAINLY OVER 70 PERCENT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE 5 TO 15 MPH OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS AT TIMES.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO WIDESPREAD HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL OCCUR THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAINFALL TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. THE RAIN MAY BRIEFLY FALL MODERATE
IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. THROUGH FRIDAY...ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL INCH OF
RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES ACROSS THE
EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHERN VERMONT.
DUE TO RECENT DRY WEATHER...THIS RAINFALL IS RATHER BENEFICIAL TO
THE REGION. THERE MAY BE SOME RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS...BUT NO
RIVER FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.  THERE MAY BE SOME
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS OR FIELDS...OR IN POOR DRAINAGE
LOCATIONS...BUT THIS SHOULD BE RATHER MINIMAL IN IMPACT.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING OBSERVED
AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE VISIT THE
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...FRUGIS
NEAR TERM...FRUGIS/11/JPV
SHORT TERM...FRUGIS
LONG TERM...IRL
AVIATION...GJM
FIRE WEATHER...FRUGIS
HYDROLOGY...FRUGIS












000
FXUS61 KALY 230543
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
143 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH PERIODS OF
RAINFALL. THE STEADIEST RAIN LOOKS TO OCCUR TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW.
CLOUDS WILL FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUN ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH
ANOTHER FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL
CONTINUE THE THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THIS MORNING/...
AS OF 128 AM EDT...UPDATED POPS/WEATHER GRIDS TO ACCOUNT FOR
CURRENT RADAR IMAGERY AND TRENDS. STILL A LACK OF RAIN ACROSS THE
NORTHERN THIRD OF THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING...SO CUT BACK ON
POPS CONSIDERABLY FOR THIS UPDATE. WIDESPREAD RAIN IS OCCURRING
RATHER SOUTH FORM AROUND THE CAPITAL DISTRICT SOUTHWARD...WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF LITCHFIELD COUNTY WHERE THERE IS A BREAK.

BANDS OF RAIN CONTINUE TO PINWHEEL ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TWO-THIRDS
OF THE FORECAST AREA FROM EAST TO WEST WITH SOME LOCALLY HEAVIER
EMBEDDED BANDS NOW MOVING THROUGH THE BERKSHIRES...TACONICS... AND
MID HUDSON VALLEY. EXPECT THIS TREND TO CONTINUE OVERNIGHT.

A DOUBLE BARREL SURFACE LOW IS EXTENDING FROM JUST SOUTHEAST OF
LONG ISLAND TO JUST OFF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA. THIS SYSTEM IS
SLOWLY DRIFTING TOWARDS THE NORTH-NORTHEAST. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM IS BRINGING PLENTY OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE AROUND
THE UPPER LOW AND INTO NEW ENGLAND. 850 HPA EASTERLY WIND
ANOMALIES REACH 3-5 STD ABOVE NORMAL BY LATE TONIGHT...SHOWING AN
IMPRESSIVE PUSH OF WARM AIR ADVECTION/ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM AN
EASTERLY DIRECTION. SFC WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE NORTH AT AROUND
10 TO 15 MPH...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY...AS
AIR IS FUNNELED DOWN BETWEEN THE TERRAIN. RAINFALL WILL GENERALLY
BE LIGHT TO MODERATE IN INTENSITY...ALTHOUGH A FEW BRIEF PERIODS
OF HEAVY RAIN ARE ALSO EXPECTED.

WITH CLOUDY AND DANK CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT...TEMPS WON/T DROP OFF
TOO MUCH FROM THEIR CURRENT READINGS. OVERNIGHT LOWS LOOK TO
MAINLY BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
ON THURSDAY...THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL MOVE FROM JUST
SOUTH OF LONG ISLAND TO SOUTH OF CAPE COD. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR PLENTY OF CLOUDS
ACROSS OUR AREA. PERIODS OF STEADY RAINFALL EARLY IN THE DAY WILL
TURN INTO SHOWERS TOWARDS EVENING. TEMPS WILL CONTINUE TO BE COOL
DUE TO THE CLOUDS/RAIN...WITH TEMPS MAINLY IN THE MID 40S TO MID
50S...WARMEST IN SOUTHERN AREAS.

THERE WILL BE A CONTINUED THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS BETWEEN THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY...AS THE LOW SLOWLY LIFTS TOWARDS THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES AND WE REMAIN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THIS SYSTEM. THE
STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL REMAIN NORTHEAST OF THE AREA
TOWARDS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND...BUT THERE STILL WILL BE SOME
SHOWERS FROM TIME TO TIME. IT LOOKS TO REMAIN FAIRLY CLOUDY AS
WELL...AS THERE WILL BE ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IN PLACE. LOWS
ON THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S...AND HIGHS
ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO UPPER 50S.

CLOUDS MAY FINALLY START TO BREAK UP ON FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH ANY
LINGERING SHOWERS MAINLY CONFINED TO THE NORTHERN HIGH TERRAIN
AREAS. MIN TEMPS ON FRI NIGHT WILL BE IN THE MID 30S TO LOW 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY INITIALLY UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS DURING THE WEEKEND BEFORE IMPROVING CONDITIONS FOR THE
START OF NEXT WEEK.

AT THE START OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD...THE COASTAL LOW AND DEEP
UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL BE EXITING NORTHEAST TO THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES...WITH THE FORECAST AREA UNDERNEATH A NORTHWEST FLOW
REGIME. A POTENT PIECE OF SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL QUICKLY DIVE
SOUTHEAST FROM SOUTHERN CANADA IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW SATURDAY AND
BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE REGION...ESPECIALLY NORTH AND WEST
OF THE CAPITAL REGION TO FAVORABLE UPSLOPE AREAS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. ENOUGH FORCING LOOKS TO BE IN PLACE TO MENTION WIDELY
SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE REST OF THE REGION. SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO THE DAY SUNDAY AS ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVE
ENERGY DIVES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND FOR THE START OF
NEXT WEEK AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND RISING UPPER-LEVEL HEIGHTS
RIDGE ACROSS THE REGION. DRY WEATHER AND PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE
EXPECTED FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY ALONG WITH SEASONABLY WARM
TEMPERATURES...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS POTENTIALLY REACHING 70 ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY.

LONG TERM GUIDANCE BEGINS TO DIVERGE HANDLING THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM
AND ATTENDANT COLD FRONT THAT WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE
COUNTRY AND MOVE EAST DURING THE MIDDLE TO LATTER PORTION OF NEXT
WEEK. HAVE GONE WITH SLIGHT CHANCE POPS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY TO
ACCOUNT FOR MODEL TIMING DIFFERENCES...WITH THE 12Z GFS BEING
SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER THAN THE 12Z ECMWF DRAGGING THE COLD FRONT
ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY...WHILE THE ECMWF SLOWS THE FRONTAL
PROGRESSION AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ACROSS THE MID-MISSISSIPPI
RIVER VALLEY.

HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE WEEKEND WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO LOW 60S ACROSS THE MID-HUDSON
VALLEY...BEFORE WARMING FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEK INTO THE MID 50S
TO MID 60S ACROSS THE REGION. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY RANGE
FROM THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

&&

.AVIATION /06Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA
WILL TRACK NORTHEAST INTO THE GULF OF MAINE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS
PROVIDING A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS OF 130 AM...PRIMARY RAINFALL BAND WRAPPING AROUND THE UPPER LOW
IS NOW ORIENTED EAST TO WEST AND WAS AFFECTING THE KALB/KPSF TAF
SITES. THE BAND HAD ALREADY SHIFTED NORTH OF THE KPOU TAF SITE AND
HAD NOT YET REACHED THE KGFL TAF SITE. THIS BAND IS EXPECTED TO
SLOWLY SHIFT NORTHWARD AND BECOME ORIENTED MORE NORTHEAST TO
SOUTHWEST THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. AS A RESULT...EXPECT MVFR TO
OCCASIONAL IFR CONDITIONS AT THE KALB/KPSF TAF SITES THROUGH AROUND
16Z/17Z...THEN MVFR CONDITIONS FOR THE REST OF THE TAF PERIOD ENDING
AT 00Z FRIDAY.

AT KPOU...EXPECT MAINLY MVFR CONDITIONS THROUGH THE ENTIRE TAF
PERIOD...POSSIBLY BECOMING VFR AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS THE LOW
SHIFTS FURTHER NORTH AND EAST.

AT KGFL...VFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL AROUND 08Z...THEN
DETERIORATE TO MVFR TO OCCASIONALLY IFR CONDITIONS AFTER 08Z AS THE
RAIN BAND SHIFTS NORTHWARD INTO THE KGFL AREA. DURING THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...MAINLY MVFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.

SURFACE WINDS WILL BE NORTHERLY AT ALL THE TAF SITES AT 10 TO 14
KTS...WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 KTS THROUGH THE ENTIRE TAF PERIOD.

OUTLOOK...

THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA...RA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT:  SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS DUE TO A SLOW MOVING COASTAL LOW. PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL
OCCUR AS WELL...ESP TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. AS A RESULT...RH VALUES
WILL REMAIN ELEVATED...MAINLY OVER 70 PERCENT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE 5 TO 15 MPH OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS AT TIMES.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO WIDESPREAD HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL OCCUR THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAINFALL TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. THE RAIN MAY BRIEFLY FALL MODERATE
IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. THROUGH FRIDAY...ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL INCH OF
RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES ACROSS THE
EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHERN VERMONT.
DUE TO RECENT DRY WEATHER...THIS RAINFALL IS RATHER BENEFICIAL TO
THE REGION. THERE MAY BE SOME RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS...BUT NO
RIVER FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.  THERE MAY BE SOME
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS OR FIELDS...OR IN POOR DRAINAGE
LOCATIONS...BUT THIS SHOULD BE RATHER MINIMAL IN IMPACT.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING OBSERVED
AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE VISIT THE
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...FRUGIS
NEAR TERM...FRUGIS/11/JPV
SHORT TERM...FRUGIS
LONG TERM...IRL
AVIATION...GJM
FIRE WEATHER...FRUGIS
HYDROLOGY...FRUGIS











000
FXUS61 KALY 230528
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
128 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH PERIODS OF
RAINFALL. THE STEADIEST RAIN LOOKS TO OCCUR TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW.
CLOUDS WILL FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUN ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH
ANOTHER FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL
CONTINUE THE THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THIS MORNING/...
AS OF 128 AM EDT...UPDATED POPS/WEATHER GRIDS TO ACCOUNT FOR
CURRENT RADAR IMAGERY AND TRENDS. STILL A LACK OF RAIN ACROSS THE
NORTHERN THIRD OF THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING...SO CUT BACK ON
POPS CONSIDERABLY FOR THIS UPDATE. WIDESPREAD RAIN IS OCCURRING
RATHER SOUTH FORM AROUND THE CAPITAL DISTRICT SOUTHWARD...WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF LITCHFIELD COUNTY WHERE THERE IS A BREAK.

BANDS OF RAIN CONTINUE TO PINWHEEL ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TWO-THIRDS
OF THE FORECAST AREA FROM EAST TO WEST WITH SOME LOCALLY HEAVIER
EMBEDDED BANDS NOW MOVING THROUGH THE BERKSHIRES...TACONICS... AND
MID HUDSON VALLEY. EXPECT THIS TREND TO CONTINUE OVERNIGHT.

A DOUBLE BARREL SURFACE LOW IS EXTENDING FROM JUST SOUTHEAST OF
LONG ISLAND TO JUST OFF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA. THIS SYSTEM IS
SLOWLY DRIFTING TOWARDS THE NORTH-NORTHEAST. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM IS BRINGING PLENTY OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE AROUND
THE UPPER LOW AND INTO NEW ENGLAND. 850 HPA EASTERLY WIND
ANOMALIES REACH 3-5 STD ABOVE NORMAL BY LATE TONIGHT...SHOWING AN
IMPRESSIVE PUSH OF WARM AIR ADVECTION/ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM AN
EASTERLY DIRECTION. SFC WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE NORTH AT AROUND
10 TO 15 MPH...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY...AS
AIR IS FUNNELED DOWN BETWEEN THE TERRAIN. RAINFALL WILL GENERALLY
BE LIGHT TO MODERATE IN INTENSITY...ALTHOUGH A FEW BRIEF PERIODS
OF HEAVY RAIN ARE ALSO EXPECTED.

WITH CLOUDY AND DANK CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT...TEMPS WON/T DROP OFF
TOO MUCH FROM THEIR CURRENT READINGS. OVERNIGHT LOWS LOOK TO
MAINLY BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
ON THURSDAY...THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL MOVE FROM JUST
SOUTH OF LONG ISLAND TO SOUTH OF CAPE COD. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR PLENTY OF CLOUDS
ACROSS OUR AREA. PERIODS OF STEADY RAINFALL EARLY IN THE DAY WILL
TURN INTO SHOWERS TOWARDS EVENING. TEMPS WILL CONTINUE TO BE COOL
DUE TO THE CLOUDS/RAIN...WITH TEMPS MAINLY IN THE MID 40S TO MID
50S...WARMEST IN SOUTHERN AREAS.

THERE WILL BE A CONTINUED THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS BETWEEN THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY...AS THE LOW SLOWLY LIFTS TOWARDS THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES AND WE REMAIN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THIS SYSTEM. THE
STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL REMAIN NORTHEAST OF THE AREA
TOWARDS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND...BUT THERE STILL WILL BE SOME
SHOWERS FROM TIME TO TIME. IT LOOKS TO REMAIN FAIRLY CLOUDY AS
WELL...AS THERE WILL BE ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IN PLACE. LOWS
ON THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S...AND HIGHS
ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO UPPER 50S.

CLOUDS MAY FINALLY START TO BREAK UP ON FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH ANY
LINGERING SHOWERS MAINLY CONFINED TO THE NORTHERN HIGH TERRAIN
AREAS. MIN TEMPS ON FRI NIGHT WILL BE IN THE MID 30S TO LOW 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY INITIALLY UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS DURING THE WEEKEND BEFORE IMPROVING CONDITIONS FOR THE
START OF NEXT WEEK.

AT THE START OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD...THE COASTAL LOW AND DEEP
UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL BE EXITING NORTHEAST TO THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES...WITH THE FORECAST AREA UNDERNEATH A NORTHWEST FLOW
REGIME. A POTENT PIECE OF SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL QUICKLY DIVE
SOUTHEAST FROM SOUTHERN CANADA IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW SATURDAY AND
BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE REGION...ESPECIALLY NORTH AND WEST
OF THE CAPITAL REGION TO FAVORABLE UPSLOPE AREAS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. ENOUGH FORCING LOOKS TO BE IN PLACE TO MENTION WIDELY
SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE REST OF THE REGION. SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO THE DAY SUNDAY AS ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVE
ENERGY DIVES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND FOR THE START OF
NEXT WEEK AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND RISING UPPER-LEVEL HEIGHTS
RIDGE ACROSS THE REGION. DRY WEATHER AND PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE
EXPECTED FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY ALONG WITH SEASONABLY WARM
TEMPERATURES...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS POTENTIALLY REACHING 70 ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY.

LONG TERM GUIDANCE BEGINS TO DIVERGE HANDLING THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM
AND ATTENDANT COLD FRONT THAT WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE
COUNTRY AND MOVE EAST DURING THE MIDDLE TO LATTER PORTION OF NEXT
WEEK. HAVE GONE WITH SLIGHT CHANCE POPS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY TO
ACCOUNT FOR MODEL TIMING DIFFERENCES...WITH THE 12Z GFS BEING
SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER THAN THE 12Z ECMWF DRAGGING THE COLD FRONT
ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY...WHILE THE ECMWF SLOWS THE FRONTAL
PROGRESSION AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ACROSS THE MID-MISSISSIPPI
RIVER VALLEY.

HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE WEEKEND WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO LOW 60S ACROSS THE MID-HUDSON
VALLEY...BEFORE WARMING FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEK INTO THE MID 50S
TO MID 60S ACROSS THE REGION. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY RANGE
FROM THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

&&

.AVIATION /06Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA
WILL TRACK NORTHEAST INTO THE GULF OF MAINE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS
PROVIDING A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS WE GO THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD...ALL TAF SITES WILL EXPERIENCE VCSH
TO AT TIMES -RA CONDITIONS AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SLOWLY BEGINS TO
MOVE NORTHEASTWARD AWAY FROM THE MID ATLANTIC COASTLINE. AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE TAF PERIOD...ESPECIALLY FOR KALB/KPOU/KGFL ALONG
THE HUDSON VALLEY...NORTHERLY WINDS MAY GUST UP TO 20 KNOTS. WINDS
WILL SUBSIDE TO NEAR 10 KNOTS AS WE GO INTO THE OVERNIGHT. AS WE
GO PAST 06Z THURSDAY...SOME OF THE SAME AREAS IN THE MID HUDSON
VALLEY COULD EXPERIENCE LOW CEILINGS AND MORE PERSISTENT RAINFALL
WITH IFR CONDITIONS. IFR CONDITIONS AT TIMES TO MVFR CONDITIONS
WILL CONTINUE PAST 12Z WITH LOW CEILINGS BEING THE MAIN IMPACT.
NORTHERLY WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW AFTER 12Z
TO THE END OF THE TAF PERIOD AT 00Z FRIDAY FOR ALL TAF SITES.

OUTLOOK...

THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA...RA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT:  SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS DUE TO A SLOW MOVING COASTAL LOW. PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL
OCCUR AS WELL...ESP TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. AS A RESULT...RH VALUES
WILL REMAIN ELEVATED...MAINLY OVER 70 PERCENT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE 5 TO 15 MPH OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS AT TIMES.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO WIDESPREAD HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL OCCUR THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAINFALL TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. THE RAIN MAY BRIEFLY FALL MODERATE
IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. THROUGH FRIDAY...ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL INCH OF
RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES ACROSS THE
EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHERN VERMONT.
DUE TO RECENT DRY WEATHER...THIS RAINFALL IS RATHER BENEFICIAL TO
THE REGION. THERE MAY BE SOME RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS...BUT NO
RIVER FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.  THERE MAY BE SOME
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS OR FIELDS...OR IN POOR DRAINAGE
LOCATIONS...BUT THIS SHOULD BE RATHER MINIMAL IN IMPACT.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING OBSERVED
AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE VISIT THE
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...FRUGIS
NEAR TERM...FRUGIS/11/JPV
SHORT TERM...FRUGIS
LONG TERM...IRL
AVIATION...LFM/11
FIRE WEATHER...FRUGIS
HYDROLOGY...FRUGIS








000
FXUS61 KBTV 230458
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
1258 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE JUST OFF THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND WILL
KEEP THE AREA IN A CLOUDY, DAMP AND COOL WEATHER PATTERN INTO
FRIDAY, THOUGH SHOWERS ARE STILL POSSIBLE OVER THE WEEKEND. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 AM THIS MORNING/...
AS OF 1258 AM EDT THURSDAY...CUT BACK ON POPS CONSIDERABLY UNTIL
LATER TONIGHT/TOWARD DAYBREAK BASED OFF LATEST RADAR TRENDS AND
MOST RECENT CAM SOLUTIONS. IN FACT...TRENDS SUGGEST STEADIER RAIN
MAY NOT ARRIVE INTO THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND POINTS WESTWARD UNTIL
LATER THIS MORNING OR EARLY AFTERNOON. REST OF FORECAST IN GOOD
SHAPE AS TEMPS HOLD NEARLY STEADY IN THE 40S OVERNIGHT UNDER
OCCASIONALLY GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW. PRIOR DISCUSSION
FOLLOWS...

PRIOR DISCUSSION...
LITTLE OVERALL CHANGE TO PREVIOUS FORECAST. DEEP, SLOW- MOVING
LOW PRESSURE OFF THE SOUTHERN NJ COAST WILL CONTINUE NORTHEASTWARD
TO NEAR THE 40N 70W BENCHMARK BY 23/12 UTC. CLOUD CANOPY
ASSOCIATED WITH OFFSHORE LOW AND ASSOCIATED CYCLONIC CIRCULATION
ENCOMPASSES THE NORTH COUNTRY...BUT GENERALLY LOOKING AT MID-UPPER
LEVEL CLOUDS WEST OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY. LOW-LEVEL
MOISTURE/CLOUD COVER IS MORE EXTENSIVE WITH UPSLOPE COMPONENT EAST
OF THE GREEN MOUNTAIN SPINE THIS EVENING. COMPOSITE RADAR
REFLECTIVITY AT 0240 UTC SHOWS INCREASING COVERAGE OF RAIN ACROSS
THE GULF OF MAINE...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO TRANSLATE FROM EAST TO
WEST FROM NH INTO VERMONT TOWARD DAYBREAK. POP FIELDS DEPICT THIS
INCREASE FROM EAST TO WEST ACROSS THE AREA. THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY
SHOULD REMAIN DRY FOR A GOOD CHUNK OF THE OVERNIGHT.

TEMPERATURES WILL NOT DEVIATE MUCH ACROSS THE REGION, NOR WILL
THEY DROP MUCH GIVEN NEAR SATURATION AND OVERCAST CONDITIONS. LOWS
WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE MID 40S. SOME PATCHY FOG IS EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP EAST OF/ALONG THE GREENS...ESPECIALLY AS RAIN INCREASES
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH DAWN THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM 0.20-0.40"
ACROSS CENTRAL/SERN VT...0.10-0.20" ACROSS RUTLAND COUNTY AND MUCH
OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY...AND GENERALLY <0.10" ACROSS THE
REMAINDER OF NORTHERN NEW YORK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...STILL LOOKING WET, ESPECIALLY
THURSDAY. THE PRECIPITATION SHIELD IS EXPECTED TO BE COVERING ALL
OF VERMONT AND MUCH OF NORTHERN NY BY FIRST THING THURSDAY. AS THE
SURFACE AND UPPER LOW SLOWLY START MOVING NORTHEAST, WE SHOULD SEE
AN AREA OF RAINFALL MOVE INTO NORTHERN VERMONT AND THEN BEGIN TO
PIVOT AND SLOWLY MOVE EAST. SOME OF THIS RAIN WILL BE MODERATE TO
PERHAPS BRIEFLY HEAVY. ANTICIPATE UPWARDS OF 1" OF RAIN IN AREAS
TOMORROW. BY THE TIME MOST OF THE RAIN WINDS DOWN THURSDAY NIGHT
AND EARLY FRIDAY, WE ARE LOOKING FOR ABOUT 1.5" (MUCH LESS IN THE
ST LAWRENCE VALLEY) TOTALS, HOWEVER WE ARE NOT ANTICIPATING ANY
FLOODING ISSUES.

HIGHS TOMORROW SHOULD BE VERY SIMILAR TO TODAY AS THE CLOUDS AND
RAIN HOLD TEMPERATURES DOWN. IN FACT, I TRIED TO INDICATE DIURNAL
SWINGS OF 5 DEGREES OR LESS.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY WILL FEATURE SLOW IMPROVEMENT AS THE
SLOW MOVING LOW SLOWLY PUSHES NORTHEAST AWAY FROM THE AREA.
CYCLONIC FLOW WILL CONTINUE, AND WITH LOTS OF LOW LEVEL MOISTURE
AROUND, HAVE CONTINUED THE IDEA FOR 30-45% POPS AND A TON OF
CLOUDS. STILL LITTLE TEMPERATURE VARIATION.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
AS OF 320 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST FLOW DEVELOPING AT 500 MB
FROM 12Z SATURDAY ONWARD. WEAK SHORTWAVE RIDGING OVER THE FORECAST
AREA STARTING AT 12Z FOR A DRY START TO THE WEEKEND...BUT LOW
PRESSURE IN NW FLOW MOVING ACROSS OTTAWA WILL BEGIN TO MAKE ITS
PRESENCE FELT LATE SATURDAY. AREA STILL IN RELATIVELY WARM AIR AND
PRECIP TYPE TO BE ALL RAIN. FROM SUNDAY NIGHT ONWARD SURFACE AND
UPPER RIDGE SETTLES OVER THE AREA WITH DRY AND SEASONAL
CONDITIONS. TOWARD MID WEEK THE RIDGE BREAKS DOWN WITH THE NEXT
LOW TRACKING ALONG THE US CANADIAN BORDER AND SURFACE LOW/COLD
FRONT COMBO. GFS AND ECMWF IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH TRACK OF SURFACE
LOW MOVING NORTH OF FORECAST AREA...AND TRAILING COLD FRONT
BRINGING NEW CHANCE OF RAIN FOR WEDNESDAY.

TEMPS START OFF NEAR NORMAL WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S...THEN AS RIDGE
BUILDS IN TUESDAY TEMPS RISE INTO THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S IN
THE WARMER VALLEYS.

&&

.AVIATION /06Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST IS REALLY DEVELOPING FAST
NOW AND WILL BRING DETERIORATING FLIGHT CONDITIONS TO THE AREA
WITH PREVAILINIG MVFR/IFR CIGS AND VSBYS IN LOW CLOUDS AND RAIN FROM
EAST TO WEST ESPECIALLY OVERNIGHT AND TOWARD 12Z THURSDAY. HIGHER
CONFIDENCE ON THIS SCENARIO THAN LAST EVENING. BANDS OF RAIN ON
RADAR WILL BECOME GRADUALLY MORE NUMEROUS AND HAVE INDICATED WITH
TEMPO GROUPS OF RAIN SHOWERS THEN JUST PREVAILING RAIN BY MORNING.
WINDS WILL MAINLY NORTHERLY 8-15 KNOTS THRU THE PERIOD COULD BE A
LITTLE HIGHER AT TIMES.

OUTLOOK 00Z FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

00Z THU - 12Z FRI...MVFR/IFR IN RAIN MVFR/IFR AS LOW PRESSURE
LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.
FRI...IFR BECOMING MVFR/VFR WITH -SHRA AND N WINDS.
SAT...VFR/MVFR WITH PM SHOWERS WITH APPROACHING COLD FRONT.
SUN/MON...MVFR/LCL IFR WITH CLOUDS AND -SHRA VALLEYS AND -SHSN
MTNS UNDER CYCLONIC NW FLOW.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...APPEARS THAT THE BULK OF THE RAINFALL
WILL OCCUR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. WITH LESS RAIN FALLING
TODAY THAN EARLIER EXPECTED, OVERALL RAINFALL TOTALS BY FRIDAY
MORNING ARE LESS THAN WE THOUGHT AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. GENERALLY
LOOKING AT ABOUT 1.5" FOR MUCH OF VERMONT (LOWER VALUES IN THE
NORTHEAST KINGDOM DUE TO RAIN SHADOWING FROM THE WHITE MOUNTAINS)
AND PERHAPS SPOT 2" AMOUNTS ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
CENTRAL GREEN MOUNTAINS. OUT IN THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY, AMOUNTS
WILL BE MUCH LESS 1/2" OR LESS. GIVEN THE RELATIVE LONG DURATION
OF RAINFALL AND THE BASE LEVEL RIVER FLOWS, WE CERTAINLY EXPECT
RIVER LEVELS TO RISE, BUT NOT LOOKING FOR ANYTHING TO GO OUT OF
THEIR BANKS. PERHAPS THE WORST WE`LL SEE IS SOME PONDING ON ROADS
WHERE DRAINAGES HAVE BEEN BLOCKED BY LEAVES.

&&

.MARINE...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY THURSDAY AND EVEN INTO THURSDAY
EVENING OVER LAKE CHAMPLAIN, WITH SPEEDS IN THE 15-25KT RANGE.
STRONGEST OF THESE NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BE FOUND IN THE SOUTHERN
HALF OF THE LAKE. THESE WINDS SHOULD GENERATE CHOPPY 2-3 FOOT
WAVES. AS A RESULT, A LAKE WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...NASH
NEAR TERM...JMG/BANACOS
SHORT TERM...NASH
LONG TERM...HANSON
AVIATION...SISSON
HYDROLOGY...NASH
MARINE...NASH




000
FXUS61 KBTV 230458
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
1258 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE JUST OFF THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND WILL
KEEP THE AREA IN A CLOUDY, DAMP AND COOL WEATHER PATTERN INTO
FRIDAY, THOUGH SHOWERS ARE STILL POSSIBLE OVER THE WEEKEND. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 AM THIS MORNING/...
AS OF 1258 AM EDT THURSDAY...CUT BACK ON POPS CONSIDERABLY UNTIL
LATER TONIGHT/TOWARD DAYBREAK BASED OFF LATEST RADAR TRENDS AND
MOST RECENT CAM SOLUTIONS. IN FACT...TRENDS SUGGEST STEADIER RAIN
MAY NOT ARRIVE INTO THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND POINTS WESTWARD UNTIL
LATER THIS MORNING OR EARLY AFTERNOON. REST OF FORECAST IN GOOD
SHAPE AS TEMPS HOLD NEARLY STEADY IN THE 40S OVERNIGHT UNDER
OCCASIONALLY GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW. PRIOR DISCUSSION
FOLLOWS...

PRIOR DISCUSSION...
LITTLE OVERALL CHANGE TO PREVIOUS FORECAST. DEEP, SLOW- MOVING
LOW PRESSURE OFF THE SOUTHERN NJ COAST WILL CONTINUE NORTHEASTWARD
TO NEAR THE 40N 70W BENCHMARK BY 23/12 UTC. CLOUD CANOPY
ASSOCIATED WITH OFFSHORE LOW AND ASSOCIATED CYCLONIC CIRCULATION
ENCOMPASSES THE NORTH COUNTRY...BUT GENERALLY LOOKING AT MID-UPPER
LEVEL CLOUDS WEST OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY. LOW-LEVEL
MOISTURE/CLOUD COVER IS MORE EXTENSIVE WITH UPSLOPE COMPONENT EAST
OF THE GREEN MOUNTAIN SPINE THIS EVENING. COMPOSITE RADAR
REFLECTIVITY AT 0240 UTC SHOWS INCREASING COVERAGE OF RAIN ACROSS
THE GULF OF MAINE...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO TRANSLATE FROM EAST TO
WEST FROM NH INTO VERMONT TOWARD DAYBREAK. POP FIELDS DEPICT THIS
INCREASE FROM EAST TO WEST ACROSS THE AREA. THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY
SHOULD REMAIN DRY FOR A GOOD CHUNK OF THE OVERNIGHT.

TEMPERATURES WILL NOT DEVIATE MUCH ACROSS THE REGION, NOR WILL
THEY DROP MUCH GIVEN NEAR SATURATION AND OVERCAST CONDITIONS. LOWS
WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE MID 40S. SOME PATCHY FOG IS EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP EAST OF/ALONG THE GREENS...ESPECIALLY AS RAIN INCREASES
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH DAWN THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM 0.20-0.40"
ACROSS CENTRAL/SERN VT...0.10-0.20" ACROSS RUTLAND COUNTY AND MUCH
OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY...AND GENERALLY <0.10" ACROSS THE
REMAINDER OF NORTHERN NEW YORK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...STILL LOOKING WET, ESPECIALLY
THURSDAY. THE PRECIPITATION SHIELD IS EXPECTED TO BE COVERING ALL
OF VERMONT AND MUCH OF NORTHERN NY BY FIRST THING THURSDAY. AS THE
SURFACE AND UPPER LOW SLOWLY START MOVING NORTHEAST, WE SHOULD SEE
AN AREA OF RAINFALL MOVE INTO NORTHERN VERMONT AND THEN BEGIN TO
PIVOT AND SLOWLY MOVE EAST. SOME OF THIS RAIN WILL BE MODERATE TO
PERHAPS BRIEFLY HEAVY. ANTICIPATE UPWARDS OF 1" OF RAIN IN AREAS
TOMORROW. BY THE TIME MOST OF THE RAIN WINDS DOWN THURSDAY NIGHT
AND EARLY FRIDAY, WE ARE LOOKING FOR ABOUT 1.5" (MUCH LESS IN THE
ST LAWRENCE VALLEY) TOTALS, HOWEVER WE ARE NOT ANTICIPATING ANY
FLOODING ISSUES.

HIGHS TOMORROW SHOULD BE VERY SIMILAR TO TODAY AS THE CLOUDS AND
RAIN HOLD TEMPERATURES DOWN. IN FACT, I TRIED TO INDICATE DIURNAL
SWINGS OF 5 DEGREES OR LESS.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY WILL FEATURE SLOW IMPROVEMENT AS THE
SLOW MOVING LOW SLOWLY PUSHES NORTHEAST AWAY FROM THE AREA.
CYCLONIC FLOW WILL CONTINUE, AND WITH LOTS OF LOW LEVEL MOISTURE
AROUND, HAVE CONTINUED THE IDEA FOR 30-45% POPS AND A TON OF
CLOUDS. STILL LITTLE TEMPERATURE VARIATION.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
AS OF 320 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST FLOW DEVELOPING AT 500 MB
FROM 12Z SATURDAY ONWARD. WEAK SHORTWAVE RIDGING OVER THE FORECAST
AREA STARTING AT 12Z FOR A DRY START TO THE WEEKEND...BUT LOW
PRESSURE IN NW FLOW MOVING ACROSS OTTAWA WILL BEGIN TO MAKE ITS
PRESENCE FELT LATE SATURDAY. AREA STILL IN RELATIVELY WARM AIR AND
PRECIP TYPE TO BE ALL RAIN. FROM SUNDAY NIGHT ONWARD SURFACE AND
UPPER RIDGE SETTLES OVER THE AREA WITH DRY AND SEASONAL
CONDITIONS. TOWARD MID WEEK THE RIDGE BREAKS DOWN WITH THE NEXT
LOW TRACKING ALONG THE US CANADIAN BORDER AND SURFACE LOW/COLD
FRONT COMBO. GFS AND ECMWF IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH TRACK OF SURFACE
LOW MOVING NORTH OF FORECAST AREA...AND TRAILING COLD FRONT
BRINGING NEW CHANCE OF RAIN FOR WEDNESDAY.

TEMPS START OFF NEAR NORMAL WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S...THEN AS RIDGE
BUILDS IN TUESDAY TEMPS RISE INTO THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S IN
THE WARMER VALLEYS.

&&

.AVIATION /06Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST IS REALLY DEVELOPING FAST
NOW AND WILL BRING DETERIORATING FLIGHT CONDITIONS TO THE AREA
WITH PREVAILINIG MVFR/IFR CIGS AND VSBYS IN LOW CLOUDS AND RAIN FROM
EAST TO WEST ESPECIALLY OVERNIGHT AND TOWARD 12Z THURSDAY. HIGHER
CONFIDENCE ON THIS SCENARIO THAN LAST EVENING. BANDS OF RAIN ON
RADAR WILL BECOME GRADUALLY MORE NUMEROUS AND HAVE INDICATED WITH
TEMPO GROUPS OF RAIN SHOWERS THEN JUST PREVAILING RAIN BY MORNING.
WINDS WILL MAINLY NORTHERLY 8-15 KNOTS THRU THE PERIOD COULD BE A
LITTLE HIGHER AT TIMES.

OUTLOOK 00Z FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

00Z THU - 12Z FRI...MVFR/IFR IN RAIN MVFR/IFR AS LOW PRESSURE
LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.
FRI...IFR BECOMING MVFR/VFR WITH -SHRA AND N WINDS.
SAT...VFR/MVFR WITH PM SHOWERS WITH APPROACHING COLD FRONT.
SUN/MON...MVFR/LCL IFR WITH CLOUDS AND -SHRA VALLEYS AND -SHSN
MTNS UNDER CYCLONIC NW FLOW.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...APPEARS THAT THE BULK OF THE RAINFALL
WILL OCCUR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. WITH LESS RAIN FALLING
TODAY THAN EARLIER EXPECTED, OVERALL RAINFALL TOTALS BY FRIDAY
MORNING ARE LESS THAN WE THOUGHT AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. GENERALLY
LOOKING AT ABOUT 1.5" FOR MUCH OF VERMONT (LOWER VALUES IN THE
NORTHEAST KINGDOM DUE TO RAIN SHADOWING FROM THE WHITE MOUNTAINS)
AND PERHAPS SPOT 2" AMOUNTS ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
CENTRAL GREEN MOUNTAINS. OUT IN THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY, AMOUNTS
WILL BE MUCH LESS 1/2" OR LESS. GIVEN THE RELATIVE LONG DURATION
OF RAINFALL AND THE BASE LEVEL RIVER FLOWS, WE CERTAINLY EXPECT
RIVER LEVELS TO RISE, BUT NOT LOOKING FOR ANYTHING TO GO OUT OF
THEIR BANKS. PERHAPS THE WORST WE`LL SEE IS SOME PONDING ON ROADS
WHERE DRAINAGES HAVE BEEN BLOCKED BY LEAVES.

&&

.MARINE...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY THURSDAY AND EVEN INTO THURSDAY
EVENING OVER LAKE CHAMPLAIN, WITH SPEEDS IN THE 15-25KT RANGE.
STRONGEST OF THESE NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BE FOUND IN THE SOUTHERN
HALF OF THE LAKE. THESE WINDS SHOULD GENERATE CHOPPY 2-3 FOOT
WAVES. AS A RESULT, A LAKE WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...NASH
NEAR TERM...JMG/BANACOS
SHORT TERM...NASH
LONG TERM...HANSON
AVIATION...SISSON
HYDROLOGY...NASH
MARINE...NASH




000
FXUS61 KBTV 230246
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
1046 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE JUST OFF THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND WILL
KEEP THE AREA IN A CLOUDY, DAMP AND COOL WEATHER PATTERN INTO
FRIDAY, THOUGH SHOWERS ARE STILL POSSIBLE OVER THE WEEKEND. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 AM THURSDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 1035 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...LITTLE OVERALL CHANGE TO PREVIOUS
FORECAST. DEEP, SLOW-MOVING LOW PRESSURE OFF THE SOUTHERN NJ
COAST WILL CONTINUE NORTHEASTWARD TO NEAR THE 40N 70W BENCHMARK BY
23/12 UTC. CLOUD CANOPY ASSOCIATED WITH OFFSHORE LOW AND
ASSOCIATED CYCLONIC CIRCULATION ENCOMPASSES THE NORTH
COUNTRY...BUT GENERALLY LOOKING AT MID-UPPER LEVEL CLOUDS WEST OF
THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY. LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE/CLOUD COVER IS MORE
EXTENSIVE WITH UPSLOPE COMPONENT EAST OF THE GREEN MOUNTAIN SPINE
THIS EVENING. COMPOSITE RADAR REFLECTIVITY AT 0240 UTC SHOWS
INCREASING COVERAGE OF RAIN ACROSS THE GULF OF MAINE...WHICH WILL
CONTINUE TO TRANSLATE FROM EAST TO WEST FROM NH INTO VERMONT
TOWARD DAYBREAK. POP FIELDS DEPICT THIS INCREASE FROM EAST TO
WEST ACROSS THE AREA. THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY SHOULD REMAIN DRY
FOR A GOOD CHUNK OF THE OVERNIGHT.

TEMPERATURES WILL NOT DEVIATE MUCH ACROSS THE REGION, NOR WILL
THEY DROP MUCH GIVEN NEAR SATURATION AND OVERCAST CONDITIONS. LOWS
WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE MID 40S. SOME PATCHY FOG IS EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP EAST OF/ALONG THE GREENS...ESPECIALLY AS RAIN INCREASES
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH DAWN THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM 0.20-0.40"
ACROSS CENTRAL/SERN VT...0.10-0.20" ACROSS RUTLAND COUNTY AND MUCH
OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY...AND GENERALLY <0.10" ACROSS THE
REMAINDER OF NORTHERN NEW YORK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...STILL LOOKING WET, ESPECIALLY
THURSDAY. THE PRECIPITATION SHIELD IS EXPECTED TO BE COVERING ALL
OF VERMONT AND MUCH OF NORTHERN NY BY FIRST THING THURSDAY. AS THE
SURFACE AND UPPER LOW SLOWLY START MOVING NORTHEAST, WE SHOULD SEE
AN AREA OF RAINFALL MOVE INTO NORTHERN VERMONT AND THEN BEGIN TO
PIVOT AND SLOWLY MOVE EAST. SOME OF THIS RAIN WILL BE MODERATE TO
PERHAPS BRIEFLY HEAVY. ANTICIPATE UPWARDS OF 1" OF RAIN IN AREAS
TOMORROW. BY THE TIME MOST OF THE RAIN WINDS DOWN THURSDAY NIGHT
AND EARLY FRIDAY, WE ARE LOOKING FOR ABOUT 1.5" (MUCH LESS IN THE
ST LAWRENCE VALLEY) TOTALS, HOWEVER WE ARE NOT ANTICIPATING ANY
FLOODING ISSUES.

HIGHS TOMORROW SHOULD BE VERY SIMILAR TO TODAY AS THE CLOUDS AND
RAIN HOLD TEMPERATURES DOWN. IN FACT, I TRIED TO INDICATE DIURNAL
SWINGS OF 5 DEGREES OR LESS.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY WILL FEATURE SLOW IMPROVEMENT AS THE
SLOW MOVING LOW SLOWLY PUSHES NORTHEAST AWAY FROM THE AREA.
CYCLONIC FLOW WILL CONTINUE, AND WITH LOTS OF LOW LEVEL MOISTURE
AROUND, HAVE CONTINUED THE IDEA FOR 30-45% POPS AND A TON OF
CLOUDS. STILL LITTLE TEMPERATURE VARIATION.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
AS OF 320 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST FLOW DEVELOPING AT 500 MB
FROM 12Z SATURDAY ONWARD. WEAK SHORTWAVE RIDGING OVER THE FORECAST
AREA STARTING AT 12Z FOR A DRY START TO THE WEEKEND...BUT LOW
PRESSURE IN NW FLOW MOVING ACROSS OTTAWA WILL BEGIN TO MAKE ITS
PRESENCE FELT LATE SATURDAY. AREA STILL IN RELATIVELY WARM AIR AND
PRECIP TYPE TO BE ALL RAIN. FROM SUNDAY NIGHT ONWARD SURFACE AND
UPPER RIDGE SETTLES OVER THE AREA WITH DRY AND SEASONAL
CONDITIONS. TOWARD MID WEEK THE RIDGE BREAKS DOWN WITH THE NEXT
LOW TRACKING ALONG THE US CANADIAN BORDER AND SURFACE LOW/COLD
FRONT COMBO. GFS AND ECMWF IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH TRACK OF SURFACE
LOW MOVING NORTH OF FORECAST AREA...AND TRAILING COLD FRONT
BRINGING NEW CHANCE OF RAIN FOR WEDNESDAY.

TEMPS START OFF NEAR NORMAL WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S...THEN AS RIDGE
BUILDS IN TUESDAY TEMPS RISE INTO THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S IN
THE WARMER VALLEYS.

&&

.AVIATION /03Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST IS REALLY DEVELOPING FAST
NOW AND WILL BRING DETERIORATING FLIGHT CONDITIONS TO THE AREA
WITH PREVAILINIG MVFR/IFR CIGS AND VSBYS IN LOW CLOUDS AND RAIN FROM
EAST TO WEST ESPECIALLY OVERNIGHT AND TOWARD 12Z THURSDAY. HIGHER
CONFIDENCE ON THIS SCENARIO THAN LAST EVENING. BANDS OF RAIN ON
RADAR WILL BECOME GRADUALLY MORE NUMEROUS AND HAVE INDICATED WITH
TEMPO GROUPS OF RAIN SHOWERS THEN JUST PREVAILING RAIN BY MORNING.
WINDS WILL MAINLY NORTHERLY 8-15 KNOTS THRU THE PERIOD COULD BE A
LITTLE HIGHER AT TIMES.

OUTLOOK 00Z FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

00Z THU - 12Z FRI...MVFR/IFR IN RAIN MVFR/IFR AS LOW PRESSURE
LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.
FRI...IFR BECOMING MVFR/VFR WITH -SHRA AND N WINDS.
SAT...VFR/MVFR WITH PM SHOWERS WITH APPROACHING COLD FRONT.
SUN/MON...MVFR/LCL IFR WITH CLOUDS AND -SHRA VALLEYS AND -SHSN
MTNS UNDER CYCLONIC NW FLOW.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...APPEARS THAT THE BULK OF THE RAINFALL
WILL OCCUR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. WITH LESS RAIN FALLING
TODAY THAN EARLIER EXPECTED, OVERALL RAINFALL TOTALS BY FRIDAY
MORNING ARE LESS THAN WE THOUGHT AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. GENERALLY
LOOKING AT ABOUT 1.5" FOR MUCH OF VERMONT (LOWER VALUES IN THE
NORTHEAST KINGDOM DUE TO RAIN SHADOWING FROM THE WHITE MOUNTAINS)
AND PERHAPS SPOT 2" AMOUNTS ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
CENTRAL GREEN MOUNTAINS. OUT IN THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY, AMOUNTS
WILL BE MUCH LESS 1/2" OR LESS. GIVEN THE RELATIVE LONG DURATION
OF RAINFALL AND THE BASE LEVEL RIVER FLOWS, WE CERTAINLY EXPECT
RIVER LEVELS TO RISE, BUT NOT LOOKING FOR ANYTHING TO GO OUT OF
THEIR BANKS. PERHAPS THE WORST WE`LL SEE IS SOME PONDING ON ROADS
WHERE DRAINAGES HAVE BEEN BLOCKED BY LEAVES.

&&

.MARINE...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY THURSDAY AND EVEN INTO THURSDAY
EVENING OVER LAKE CHAMPLAIN, WITH SPEEDS IN THE 15-25KT RANGE.
STRONGEST OF THESE NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BE FOUND IN THE SOUTHERN
HALF OF THE LAKE. THESE WINDS SHOULD GENERATE CHOPPY 2-3 FOOT
WAVES. AS A RESULT, A LAKE WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...NASH
NEAR TERM...BANACOS
SHORT TERM...NASH
LONG TERM...HANSON
AVIATION...SISSON
HYDROLOGY...NASH
MARINE...NASH




000
FXUS61 KALY 230152
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
952 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH PERIODS OF
RAINFALL. THE STEADIEST RAIN LOOKS TO OCCUR TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW.
CLOUDS WILL FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUN ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH
ANOTHER FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL
CONTINUE THE THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THURSDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 950 PM EDT...BANDS OF RAIN CONTINUE TO PINWHEEL ACROSS THE
FA FROM EAST TO WEST WITH SOME LOCALLY HEAVIER EMBEDDED BANDS NOW
MOVING TOWARDS THE HUDSON VALLEY ACROSS THE BERKSHIRES AND
SOUTHERN VERMONT. EXPECT THIS TREND TO CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. A
DOUBLE BARREL SURFACE LOW IS EXTENDING FROM JUST SOUTHEAST OF LONG
ISLAND TO JUST OFF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA. THIS SYSTEM IS
SLOWLY DRIFTING TOWARDS THE NORTH-NORTHEAST. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM IS BRINGING PLENTY OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE UP AND
AROUND THE UPPER LOW AND INTO NEW ENGLAND. 850 HPA EASTERLY WIND
ANOMALIES REACH 3-5 STD ABOVE NORMAL BY LATE TONIGHT...SHOWING AN
IMPRESSIVE PUSH OF WARM AIR ADVECTION/ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM AN
EASTERLY DIRECTION. BOTH OUR LOCAL HIRESWRF AND THE 3KM HRRR SHOW
THE SHOWERS EVOLVING INTO A STEADY LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL BY
LATE TONIGHT. SFC WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE NORTH AT AROUND 10
MPH...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY...AS AIR IS
FUNNELED DOWN BETWEEN THE TERRAIN. RAINFALL WILL GENERALLY BE
LIGHT TO MODERATE IN INTENSITY...ALTHOUGH A FEW BRIEF PERIODS OF
HEAVY RAIN ARE ALSO EXPECTED.

WITH CLOUDY AND DANK CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT...TEMPS WON/T DROP OFF
TOO MUCH FROM THEIR CURRENT READINGS. OVERNIGHT LOWS LOOK TO
MAINLY BE IN THE 40S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
ON THURSDAY...THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL MOVE FROM JUST
SOUTH OF LONG ISLAND TO SOUTH OF CAPE COD. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR PLENTY OF CLOUDS
ACROSS OUR AREA. PERIODS OF STEADY RAINFALL EARLY IN THE DAY WILL
TURN INTO SHOWERS TOWARDS EVENING. TEMPS WILL CONTINUE TO BE COOL
DUE TO THE CLOUDS/RAIN...WITH TEMPS MAINLY IN THE MID 40S TO MID
50S...WARMEST IN SOUTHERN AREAS.

THERE WILL BE A CONTINUED THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS BETWEEN THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY...AS THE LOW SLOWLY LIFTS TOWARDS THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES AND WE REMAIN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THIS SYSTEM. THE
STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL REMAIN NORTHEAST OF THE AREA
TOWARDS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND...BUT THERE STILL WILL BE SOME
SHOWERS FROM TIME TO TIME. IT LOOKS TO REMAIN FAIRLY CLOUDY AS
WELL...AS THERE WILL BE ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IN PLACE. LOWS
ON THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S...AND HIGHS
ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO UPPER 50S.

CLOUDS MAY FINALLY START TO BREAK UP ON FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH ANY
LINGERING SHOWERS MAINLY CONFINED TO THE NORTHERN HIGH TERRAIN
AREAS. MIN TEMPS ON FRI NIGHT WILL BE IN THE MID 30S TO LOW 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY INITIALLY UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS DURING THE WEEKEND BEFORE IMPROVING CONDITIONS FOR THE
START OF NEXT WEEK.

AT THE START OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD...THE COASTAL LOW AND DEEP
UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL BE EXITING NORTHEAST TO THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES...WITH THE FORECAST AREA UNDERNEATH A NORTHWEST FLOW
REGIME. A POTENT PIECE OF SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL QUICKLY DIVE
SOUTHEAST FROM SOUTHERN CANADA IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW SATURDAY AND
BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE REGION...ESPECIALLY NORTH AND WEST
OF THE CAPITAL REGION TO FAVORABLE UPSLOPE AREAS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. ENOUGH FORCING LOOKS TO BE IN PLACE TO MENTION WIDELY
SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE REST OF THE REGION. SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO THE DAY SUNDAY AS ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVE
ENERGY DIVES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND FOR THE START OF
NEXT WEEK AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND RISING UPPER-LEVEL HEIGHTS
RIDGE ACROSS THE REGION. DRY WEATHER AND PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE
EXPECTED FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY ALONG WITH SEASONABLY WARM
TEMPERATURES...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS POTENTIALLY REACHING 70 ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY.

LONG TERM GUIDANCE BEGINS TO DIVERGE HANDLING THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM
AND ATTENDANT COLD FRONT THAT WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE
COUNTRY AND MOVE EAST DURING THE MIDDLE TO LATTER PORTION OF NEXT
WEEK. HAVE GONE WITH SLIGHT CHANCE POPS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY TO
ACCOUNT FOR MODEL TIMING DIFFERENCES...WITH THE 12Z GFS BEING
SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER THAN THE 12Z ECMWF DRAGGING THE COLD FRONT
ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY...WHILE THE ECMWF SLOWS THE FRONTAL
PROGRESSION AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ACROSS THE MID-MISSISSIPPI
RIVER VALLEY.

HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE WEEKEND WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO LOW 60S ACROSS THE MID-HUDSON
VALLEY...BEFORE WARMING FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEK INTO THE MID 50S
TO MID 60S ACROSS THE REGION. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY RANGE
FROM THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

&&

.AVIATION /02Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA
WILL TRACK NORTHEAST INTO THE GULF OF MAINE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS
PROVIDING A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS WE GO THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD...ALL TAF SITES WILL EXPERIENCE VCSH
TO AT TIMES -RA CONDITIONS AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SLOWLY BEGINS TO
MOVE NORTHEASTWARD AWAY FROM THE MID ATLANTIC COASTLINE. AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE TAF PERIOD...ESPECIALLY FOR KALB/KPOU/KGFL ALONG
THE HUDSON VALLEY...NORTHERLY WINDS MAY GUST UP TO 20 KNOTS. WINDS
WILL SUBSIDE TO NEAR 10 KNOTS AS WE GO INTO THE OVERNIGHT. AS WE
GO PAST 06Z THURSDAY...SOME OF THE SAME AREAS IN THE MID HUDSON
VALLEY COULD EXPERIENCE LOW CEILINGS AND MORE PERSISTENT RAINFALL
WITH IFR CONDITIONS. IFR CONDITIONS AT TIMES TO MVFR CONDITIONS
WILL CONTINUE PAST 12Z WITH LOW CEILINGS BEING THE MAIN IMPACT.
NORTHERLY WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW AFTER 12Z
TO THE END OF THE TAF PERIOD AT 00Z FRIDAY FOR ALL TAF SITES.

OUTLOOK...

THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA...RA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT:  SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS DUE TO A SLOW MOVING COASTAL LOW. PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL
OCCUR AS WELL...ESP TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. AS A RESULT...RH VALUES
WILL REMAIN ELEVATED...MAINLY OVER 70 PERCENT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE 5 TO 15 MPH OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS AT TIMES.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO WIDESPREAD HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL OCCUR THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAINFALL TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. THE RAIN MAY BRIEFLY FALL MODERATE
IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. THROUGH FRIDAY...ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL INCH OF
RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES ACROSS THE
EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHERN VERMONT.
DUE TO RECENT DRY WEATHER...THIS RAINFALL IS RATHER BENEFICIAL TO
THE REGION. THERE MAY BE SOME RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS...BUT NO
RIVER FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.  THERE MAY BE SOME
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS OR FIELDS...OR IN POOR DRAINAGE
LOCATIONS...BUT THIS SHOULD BE RATHER MINIMAL IN IMPACT.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING OBSERVED
AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE VISIT THE
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...FRUGIS
NEAR TERM...FRUGIS/11
SHORT TERM...FRUGIS
LONG TERM...IRL
AVIATION...LFM/11
FIRE WEATHER...FRUGIS
HYDROLOGY...FRUGIS








000
FXUS61 KALY 230152
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
952 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH PERIODS OF
RAINFALL. THE STEADIEST RAIN LOOKS TO OCCUR TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW.
CLOUDS WILL FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUN ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH
ANOTHER FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL
CONTINUE THE THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THURSDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 950 PM EDT...BANDS OF RAIN CONTINUE TO PINWHEEL ACROSS THE
FA FROM EAST TO WEST WITH SOME LOCALLY HEAVIER EMBEDDED BANDS NOW
MOVING TOWARDS THE HUDSON VALLEY ACROSS THE BERKSHIRES AND
SOUTHERN VERMONT. EXPECT THIS TREND TO CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. A
DOUBLE BARREL SURFACE LOW IS EXTENDING FROM JUST SOUTHEAST OF LONG
ISLAND TO JUST OFF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA. THIS SYSTEM IS
SLOWLY DRIFTING TOWARDS THE NORTH-NORTHEAST. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM IS BRINGING PLENTY OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE UP AND
AROUND THE UPPER LOW AND INTO NEW ENGLAND. 850 HPA EASTERLY WIND
ANOMALIES REACH 3-5 STD ABOVE NORMAL BY LATE TONIGHT...SHOWING AN
IMPRESSIVE PUSH OF WARM AIR ADVECTION/ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM AN
EASTERLY DIRECTION. BOTH OUR LOCAL HIRESWRF AND THE 3KM HRRR SHOW
THE SHOWERS EVOLVING INTO A STEADY LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL BY
LATE TONIGHT. SFC WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE NORTH AT AROUND 10
MPH...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY...AS AIR IS
FUNNELED DOWN BETWEEN THE TERRAIN. RAINFALL WILL GENERALLY BE
LIGHT TO MODERATE IN INTENSITY...ALTHOUGH A FEW BRIEF PERIODS OF
HEAVY RAIN ARE ALSO EXPECTED.

WITH CLOUDY AND DANK CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT...TEMPS WON/T DROP OFF
TOO MUCH FROM THEIR CURRENT READINGS. OVERNIGHT LOWS LOOK TO
MAINLY BE IN THE 40S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
ON THURSDAY...THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL MOVE FROM JUST
SOUTH OF LONG ISLAND TO SOUTH OF CAPE COD. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR PLENTY OF CLOUDS
ACROSS OUR AREA. PERIODS OF STEADY RAINFALL EARLY IN THE DAY WILL
TURN INTO SHOWERS TOWARDS EVENING. TEMPS WILL CONTINUE TO BE COOL
DUE TO THE CLOUDS/RAIN...WITH TEMPS MAINLY IN THE MID 40S TO MID
50S...WARMEST IN SOUTHERN AREAS.

THERE WILL BE A CONTINUED THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS BETWEEN THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY...AS THE LOW SLOWLY LIFTS TOWARDS THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES AND WE REMAIN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THIS SYSTEM. THE
STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL REMAIN NORTHEAST OF THE AREA
TOWARDS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND...BUT THERE STILL WILL BE SOME
SHOWERS FROM TIME TO TIME. IT LOOKS TO REMAIN FAIRLY CLOUDY AS
WELL...AS THERE WILL BE ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IN PLACE. LOWS
ON THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S...AND HIGHS
ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO UPPER 50S.

CLOUDS MAY FINALLY START TO BREAK UP ON FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH ANY
LINGERING SHOWERS MAINLY CONFINED TO THE NORTHERN HIGH TERRAIN
AREAS. MIN TEMPS ON FRI NIGHT WILL BE IN THE MID 30S TO LOW 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY INITIALLY UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS DURING THE WEEKEND BEFORE IMPROVING CONDITIONS FOR THE
START OF NEXT WEEK.

AT THE START OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD...THE COASTAL LOW AND DEEP
UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL BE EXITING NORTHEAST TO THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES...WITH THE FORECAST AREA UNDERNEATH A NORTHWEST FLOW
REGIME. A POTENT PIECE OF SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL QUICKLY DIVE
SOUTHEAST FROM SOUTHERN CANADA IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW SATURDAY AND
BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE REGION...ESPECIALLY NORTH AND WEST
OF THE CAPITAL REGION TO FAVORABLE UPSLOPE AREAS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. ENOUGH FORCING LOOKS TO BE IN PLACE TO MENTION WIDELY
SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE REST OF THE REGION. SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO THE DAY SUNDAY AS ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVE
ENERGY DIVES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND FOR THE START OF
NEXT WEEK AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND RISING UPPER-LEVEL HEIGHTS
RIDGE ACROSS THE REGION. DRY WEATHER AND PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE
EXPECTED FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY ALONG WITH SEASONABLY WARM
TEMPERATURES...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS POTENTIALLY REACHING 70 ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY.

LONG TERM GUIDANCE BEGINS TO DIVERGE HANDLING THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM
AND ATTENDANT COLD FRONT THAT WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE
COUNTRY AND MOVE EAST DURING THE MIDDLE TO LATTER PORTION OF NEXT
WEEK. HAVE GONE WITH SLIGHT CHANCE POPS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY TO
ACCOUNT FOR MODEL TIMING DIFFERENCES...WITH THE 12Z GFS BEING
SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER THAN THE 12Z ECMWF DRAGGING THE COLD FRONT
ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY...WHILE THE ECMWF SLOWS THE FRONTAL
PROGRESSION AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ACROSS THE MID-MISSISSIPPI
RIVER VALLEY.

HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE WEEKEND WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO LOW 60S ACROSS THE MID-HUDSON
VALLEY...BEFORE WARMING FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEK INTO THE MID 50S
TO MID 60S ACROSS THE REGION. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY RANGE
FROM THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

&&

.AVIATION /02Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA
WILL TRACK NORTHEAST INTO THE GULF OF MAINE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS
PROVIDING A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS WE GO THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD...ALL TAF SITES WILL EXPERIENCE VCSH
TO AT TIMES -RA CONDITIONS AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SLOWLY BEGINS TO
MOVE NORTHEASTWARD AWAY FROM THE MID ATLANTIC COASTLINE. AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE TAF PERIOD...ESPECIALLY FOR KALB/KPOU/KGFL ALONG
THE HUDSON VALLEY...NORTHERLY WINDS MAY GUST UP TO 20 KNOTS. WINDS
WILL SUBSIDE TO NEAR 10 KNOTS AS WE GO INTO THE OVERNIGHT. AS WE
GO PAST 06Z THURSDAY...SOME OF THE SAME AREAS IN THE MID HUDSON
VALLEY COULD EXPERIENCE LOW CEILINGS AND MORE PERSISTENT RAINFALL
WITH IFR CONDITIONS. IFR CONDITIONS AT TIMES TO MVFR CONDITIONS
WILL CONTINUE PAST 12Z WITH LOW CEILINGS BEING THE MAIN IMPACT.
NORTHERLY WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW AFTER 12Z
TO THE END OF THE TAF PERIOD AT 00Z FRIDAY FOR ALL TAF SITES.

OUTLOOK...

THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA...RA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT:  SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS DUE TO A SLOW MOVING COASTAL LOW. PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL
OCCUR AS WELL...ESP TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. AS A RESULT...RH VALUES
WILL REMAIN ELEVATED...MAINLY OVER 70 PERCENT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE 5 TO 15 MPH OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS AT TIMES.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO WIDESPREAD HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL OCCUR THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAINFALL TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. THE RAIN MAY BRIEFLY FALL MODERATE
IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. THROUGH FRIDAY...ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL INCH OF
RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES ACROSS THE
EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHERN VERMONT.
DUE TO RECENT DRY WEATHER...THIS RAINFALL IS RATHER BENEFICIAL TO
THE REGION. THERE MAY BE SOME RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS...BUT NO
RIVER FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.  THERE MAY BE SOME
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS OR FIELDS...OR IN POOR DRAINAGE
LOCATIONS...BUT THIS SHOULD BE RATHER MINIMAL IN IMPACT.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING OBSERVED
AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE VISIT THE
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...FRUGIS
NEAR TERM...FRUGIS/11
SHORT TERM...FRUGIS
LONG TERM...IRL
AVIATION...LFM/11
FIRE WEATHER...FRUGIS
HYDROLOGY...FRUGIS








000
FXUS61 KBTV 230008
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
808 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE JUST OFF THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND WILL
KEEP THE AREA IN A CLOUDY, DAMP AND COOL WEATHER PATTERN INTO
FRIDAY, THOUGH SHOWERS ARE STILL POSSIBLE OVER THE WEEKEND. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 AM THURSDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 718 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...LITTLE OVERALL CHANGE TO PREVIOUS
FORECAST. STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE EAST OF THE DELMARVA
PENINSULA WILL RESULT IN STRENGTHENING LOW-LEVEL NE-EASTERLY FLOW
ACROSS THE NORTH COUNTRY DURING THE OVERNIGHT/PRE-DAWN HOURS.
CLOUD CANOPY ASSOCIATED WITH OFFSHORE LOW AND ASSOCIATED CYCLONIC
CIRCULATION ENCOMPASSES THE NORTH COUNTRY...BUT GENERALLY LOOKING
AT MID-UPPER LEVEL CLOUDS FROM THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY WWD. LOW-LEVEL
MOISTURE/CLOUD COVER IS MORE EXTENSIVE WITH UPSLOPE COMPONENT EAST
OF THE GREEN MOUNTAIN SPINE THIS EVENING. COMPOSITE RADAR
REFLECTIVITY AT 2315UTC INDICATES BANDS OF RAIN SHOWERS...WHICH WILL
CONTINUE TO TRANSLATE FROM EAST TO WEST FROM NH INTO VERMONT
OVERNIGHT...WITH A GRADUAL WESTWARD PROGRESSION OF THE ACTIVITY
THROUGH THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND EVENTUALLY INTO THE NORTHERN
ADIRONDACKS AFTER MIDNIGHT. POP FIELDS DEPICT THIS INCREASE OF
POPS FROM EAST TO WEST. THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY SHOULD REMAIN DRY
FOR A GOOD CHUNK OF THE NIGHT.

TEMPERATURES WILL NOT DEVIATE MUCH ACROSS THE REGION, NOR WILL
THEY DROP MUCH GIVEN NEAR SATURATION AND OVERCAST CONDITIONS. LOWS
WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE MID 40S. SOME PATCHY FOG IS EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP EAST OF/ALONG THE GREENS...ESPECIALLY AS RAIN INCREASES
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH DAWN THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM 0.20-0.40"
ACROSS CENTRAL/SERN VT...0.10-0.20" ACROSS RUTLAND COUNTY AND MUCH
OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY...AND GENERALLY <0.10" ACROSS THE
REMAINDER OF NORTHERN NEW YORK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...STILL LOOKING WET, ESPECIALLY
THURSDAY. THE PRECIPITATION SHIELD IS EXPECTED TO BE COVERING ALL
OF VERMONT AND MUCH OF NORTHERN NY BY FIRST THING THURSDAY. AS THE
SURFACE AND UPPER LOW SLOWLY START MOVING NORTHEAST, WE SHOULD SEE
AN AREA OF RAINFALL MOVE INTO NORTHERN VERMONT AND THEN BEGIN TO
PIVOT AND SLOWLY MOVE EAST. SOME OF THIS RAIN WILL BE MODERATE TO
PERHAPS BRIEFLY HEAVY. ANTICIPATE UPWARDS OF 1" OF RAIN IN AREAS
TOMORROW. BY THE TIME MOST OF THE RAIN WINDS DOWN THURSDAY NIGHT
AND EARLY FRIDAY, WE ARE LOOKING FOR ABOUT 1.5" (MUCH LESS IN THE
ST LAWRENCE VALLEY) TOTALS, HOWEVER WE ARE NOT ANTICIPATING ANY
FLOODING ISSUES.

HIGHS TOMORROW SHOULD BE VERY SIMILAR TO TODAY AS THE CLOUDS AND
RAIN HOLD TEMPERATURES DOWN. IN FACT, I TRIED TO INDICATE DIURNAL
SWINGS OF 5 DEGREES OR LESS.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY WILL FEATURE SLOW IMPROVEMENT AS THE
SLOW MOVING LOW SLOWLY PUSHES NORTHEAST AWAY FROM THE AREA.
CYCLONIC FLOW WILL CONTINUE, AND WITH LOTS OF LOW LEVEL MOISTURE
AROUND, HAVE CONTINUED THE IDEA FOR 30-45% POPS AND A TON OF
CLOUDS. STILL LITTLE TEMPERATURE VARIATION.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
AS OF 320 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST FLOW DEVELOPING AT 500 MB
FROM 12Z SATURDAY ONWARD. WEAK SHORTWAVE RIDGING OVER THE FORECAST
AREA STARTING AT 12Z FOR A DRY START TO THE WEEKEND...BUT LOW
PRESSURE IN NW FLOW MOVING ACROSS OTTAWA WILL BEGIN TO MAKE ITS
PRESENCE FELT LATE SATURDAY. AREA STILL IN RELATIVELY WARM AIR AND
PRECIP TYPE TO BE ALL RAIN. FROM SUNDAY NIGHT ONWARD SURFACE AND
UPPER RIDGE SETTLES OVER THE AREA WITH DRY AND SEASONAL
CONDITIONS. TOWARD MID WEEK THE RIDGE BREAKS DOWN WITH THE NEXT
LOW TRACKING ALONG THE US CANADIAN BORDER AND SURFACE LOW/COLD
FRONT COMBO. GFS AND ECMWF IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH TRACK OF SURFACE
LOW MOVING NORTH OF FORECAST AREA...AND TRAILING COLD FRONT
BRINGING NEW CHANCE OF RAIN FOR WEDNESDAY.

TEMPS START OFF NEAR NORMAL WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S...THEN AS RIDGE
BUILDS IN TUESDAY TEMPS RISE INTO THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S IN
THE WARMER VALLEYS.

&&

.AVIATION /00Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST IS REALLY DEVELOPING FAST
NOW AND WILL BRING DETERIORATING FLIGHT CONDITIONS TO THE AREA
WITH PREVAILINIG MVFR/IFR CIGS AND VSBYS IN LOW CLOUDS AND RAIN FROM
EAST TO WEST ESPECIALLY OVERNIGHT AND TOWARD 12Z THURSDAY. HIGHER
CONFIDENCE ON THIS SCENARIO THAN LAST EVENING. BANDS OF RAIN ON
RADAR WILL BECOME GRADUALLY MORE NUMEROUS AND HAVE INDICATED WITH
TEMPO GROUPS OF RAIN SHOWERS THEN JUST PREVAILING RAIN BY MORNING.
WINDS WILL MAINLY NORTHERLY 8-15 KNOTS THRU THE PERIOD COULD BE A
LITTLE HIGHER AT TIMES.

OUTLOOK 00Z FRIDAY THROUGH MONNDAY...

00Z THU - 12Z FRI...MVFR/IFR IN RAIN MVFR/IFR AS LOW PRESSURE
LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.
FRI...IFR BECOMING MVFR/VFR WITH -SHRA AND N WINDS.
SAT...VFR/MVFR WITH PM SHOWERS WITH APPROACHING COLD FRONT.
SUN/MON...MVFR/LCL IFR WITH CLOUDS AND -SHRA VALLEYS AND -SHSN
MTNS UNDER CYCLONIC NW FLOW.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...APPEARS THAT THE BULK OF THE RAINFALL
WILL OCCUR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. WITH LESS RAIN FALLING
TODAY THAN EARLIER EXPECTED, OVERALL RAINFALL TOTALS BY FRIDAY
MORNING ARE LESS THAN WE THOUGHT AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. GENERALLY
LOOKING AT ABOUT 1.5" FOR MUCH OF VERMONT (LOWER VALUES IN THE
NORTHEAST KINGDOM DUE TO RAIN SHADOWING FROM THE WHITE MOUNTAINS)
AND PERHAPS SPOT 2" AMOUNTS ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
CENTRAL GREEN MOUNTAINS. OUT IN THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY, AMOUNTS
WILL BE MUCH LESS 1/2" OR LESS. GIVEN THE RELATIVE LONG DURATION
OF RAINFALL AND THE BASE LEVEL RIVER FLOWS, WE CERTAINLY EXPECT
RIVER LEVELS TO RISE, BUT NOT LOOKING FOR ANYTHING TO GO OUT OF
THEIR BANKS. PERHAPS THE WORST WE`LL SEE IS SOME PONDING ON ROADS
WHERE DRAINAGES HAVE BEEN BLOCKED BY LEAVES.

&&

.MARINE...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY THURSDAY AND EVEN INTO THURSDAY
EVENING OVER LAKE CHAMPLAIN, WITH SPEEDS IN THE 15-25KT RANGE.
STRONGEST OF THESE NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BE FOUND IN THE SOUTHERN
HALF OF THE LAKE. THESE WINDS SHOULD GENERATE CHOPPY 2-3 FOOT
WAVES. AS A RESULT, A LAKE WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...NASH
NEAR TERM...BANACOS/NASH
SHORT TERM...NASH
LONG TERM...HANSON
AVIATION...SISSON
HYDROLOGY...NASH
MARINE...NASH




000
FXUS61 KBTV 230008
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
808 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE JUST OFF THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND WILL
KEEP THE AREA IN A CLOUDY, DAMP AND COOL WEATHER PATTERN INTO
FRIDAY, THOUGH SHOWERS ARE STILL POSSIBLE OVER THE WEEKEND. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 AM THURSDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 718 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...LITTLE OVERALL CHANGE TO PREVIOUS
FORECAST. STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE EAST OF THE DELMARVA
PENINSULA WILL RESULT IN STRENGTHENING LOW-LEVEL NE-EASTERLY FLOW
ACROSS THE NORTH COUNTRY DURING THE OVERNIGHT/PRE-DAWN HOURS.
CLOUD CANOPY ASSOCIATED WITH OFFSHORE LOW AND ASSOCIATED CYCLONIC
CIRCULATION ENCOMPASSES THE NORTH COUNTRY...BUT GENERALLY LOOKING
AT MID-UPPER LEVEL CLOUDS FROM THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY WWD. LOW-LEVEL
MOISTURE/CLOUD COVER IS MORE EXTENSIVE WITH UPSLOPE COMPONENT EAST
OF THE GREEN MOUNTAIN SPINE THIS EVENING. COMPOSITE RADAR
REFLECTIVITY AT 2315UTC INDICATES BANDS OF RAIN SHOWERS...WHICH WILL
CONTINUE TO TRANSLATE FROM EAST TO WEST FROM NH INTO VERMONT
OVERNIGHT...WITH A GRADUAL WESTWARD PROGRESSION OF THE ACTIVITY
THROUGH THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND EVENTUALLY INTO THE NORTHERN
ADIRONDACKS AFTER MIDNIGHT. POP FIELDS DEPICT THIS INCREASE OF
POPS FROM EAST TO WEST. THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY SHOULD REMAIN DRY
FOR A GOOD CHUNK OF THE NIGHT.

TEMPERATURES WILL NOT DEVIATE MUCH ACROSS THE REGION, NOR WILL
THEY DROP MUCH GIVEN NEAR SATURATION AND OVERCAST CONDITIONS. LOWS
WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE MID 40S. SOME PATCHY FOG IS EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP EAST OF/ALONG THE GREENS...ESPECIALLY AS RAIN INCREASES
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH DAWN THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM 0.20-0.40"
ACROSS CENTRAL/SERN VT...0.10-0.20" ACROSS RUTLAND COUNTY AND MUCH
OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY...AND GENERALLY <0.10" ACROSS THE
REMAINDER OF NORTHERN NEW YORK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...STILL LOOKING WET, ESPECIALLY
THURSDAY. THE PRECIPITATION SHIELD IS EXPECTED TO BE COVERING ALL
OF VERMONT AND MUCH OF NORTHERN NY BY FIRST THING THURSDAY. AS THE
SURFACE AND UPPER LOW SLOWLY START MOVING NORTHEAST, WE SHOULD SEE
AN AREA OF RAINFALL MOVE INTO NORTHERN VERMONT AND THEN BEGIN TO
PIVOT AND SLOWLY MOVE EAST. SOME OF THIS RAIN WILL BE MODERATE TO
PERHAPS BRIEFLY HEAVY. ANTICIPATE UPWARDS OF 1" OF RAIN IN AREAS
TOMORROW. BY THE TIME MOST OF THE RAIN WINDS DOWN THURSDAY NIGHT
AND EARLY FRIDAY, WE ARE LOOKING FOR ABOUT 1.5" (MUCH LESS IN THE
ST LAWRENCE VALLEY) TOTALS, HOWEVER WE ARE NOT ANTICIPATING ANY
FLOODING ISSUES.

HIGHS TOMORROW SHOULD BE VERY SIMILAR TO TODAY AS THE CLOUDS AND
RAIN HOLD TEMPERATURES DOWN. IN FACT, I TRIED TO INDICATE DIURNAL
SWINGS OF 5 DEGREES OR LESS.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY WILL FEATURE SLOW IMPROVEMENT AS THE
SLOW MOVING LOW SLOWLY PUSHES NORTHEAST AWAY FROM THE AREA.
CYCLONIC FLOW WILL CONTINUE, AND WITH LOTS OF LOW LEVEL MOISTURE
AROUND, HAVE CONTINUED THE IDEA FOR 30-45% POPS AND A TON OF
CLOUDS. STILL LITTLE TEMPERATURE VARIATION.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
AS OF 320 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST FLOW DEVELOPING AT 500 MB
FROM 12Z SATURDAY ONWARD. WEAK SHORTWAVE RIDGING OVER THE FORECAST
AREA STARTING AT 12Z FOR A DRY START TO THE WEEKEND...BUT LOW
PRESSURE IN NW FLOW MOVING ACROSS OTTAWA WILL BEGIN TO MAKE ITS
PRESENCE FELT LATE SATURDAY. AREA STILL IN RELATIVELY WARM AIR AND
PRECIP TYPE TO BE ALL RAIN. FROM SUNDAY NIGHT ONWARD SURFACE AND
UPPER RIDGE SETTLES OVER THE AREA WITH DRY AND SEASONAL
CONDITIONS. TOWARD MID WEEK THE RIDGE BREAKS DOWN WITH THE NEXT
LOW TRACKING ALONG THE US CANADIAN BORDER AND SURFACE LOW/COLD
FRONT COMBO. GFS AND ECMWF IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH TRACK OF SURFACE
LOW MOVING NORTH OF FORECAST AREA...AND TRAILING COLD FRONT
BRINGING NEW CHANCE OF RAIN FOR WEDNESDAY.

TEMPS START OFF NEAR NORMAL WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S...THEN AS RIDGE
BUILDS IN TUESDAY TEMPS RISE INTO THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S IN
THE WARMER VALLEYS.

&&

.AVIATION /00Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST IS REALLY DEVELOPING FAST
NOW AND WILL BRING DETERIORATING FLIGHT CONDITIONS TO THE AREA
WITH PREVAILINIG MVFR/IFR CIGS AND VSBYS IN LOW CLOUDS AND RAIN FROM
EAST TO WEST ESPECIALLY OVERNIGHT AND TOWARD 12Z THURSDAY. HIGHER
CONFIDENCE ON THIS SCENARIO THAN LAST EVENING. BANDS OF RAIN ON
RADAR WILL BECOME GRADUALLY MORE NUMEROUS AND HAVE INDICATED WITH
TEMPO GROUPS OF RAIN SHOWERS THEN JUST PREVAILING RAIN BY MORNING.
WINDS WILL MAINLY NORTHERLY 8-15 KNOTS THRU THE PERIOD COULD BE A
LITTLE HIGHER AT TIMES.

OUTLOOK 00Z FRIDAY THROUGH MONNDAY...

00Z THU - 12Z FRI...MVFR/IFR IN RAIN MVFR/IFR AS LOW PRESSURE
LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.
FRI...IFR BECOMING MVFR/VFR WITH -SHRA AND N WINDS.
SAT...VFR/MVFR WITH PM SHOWERS WITH APPROACHING COLD FRONT.
SUN/MON...MVFR/LCL IFR WITH CLOUDS AND -SHRA VALLEYS AND -SHSN
MTNS UNDER CYCLONIC NW FLOW.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...APPEARS THAT THE BULK OF THE RAINFALL
WILL OCCUR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. WITH LESS RAIN FALLING
TODAY THAN EARLIER EXPECTED, OVERALL RAINFALL TOTALS BY FRIDAY
MORNING ARE LESS THAN WE THOUGHT AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. GENERALLY
LOOKING AT ABOUT 1.5" FOR MUCH OF VERMONT (LOWER VALUES IN THE
NORTHEAST KINGDOM DUE TO RAIN SHADOWING FROM THE WHITE MOUNTAINS)
AND PERHAPS SPOT 2" AMOUNTS ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
CENTRAL GREEN MOUNTAINS. OUT IN THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY, AMOUNTS
WILL BE MUCH LESS 1/2" OR LESS. GIVEN THE RELATIVE LONG DURATION
OF RAINFALL AND THE BASE LEVEL RIVER FLOWS, WE CERTAINLY EXPECT
RIVER LEVELS TO RISE, BUT NOT LOOKING FOR ANYTHING TO GO OUT OF
THEIR BANKS. PERHAPS THE WORST WE`LL SEE IS SOME PONDING ON ROADS
WHERE DRAINAGES HAVE BEEN BLOCKED BY LEAVES.

&&

.MARINE...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY THURSDAY AND EVEN INTO THURSDAY
EVENING OVER LAKE CHAMPLAIN, WITH SPEEDS IN THE 15-25KT RANGE.
STRONGEST OF THESE NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BE FOUND IN THE SOUTHERN
HALF OF THE LAKE. THESE WINDS SHOULD GENERATE CHOPPY 2-3 FOOT
WAVES. AS A RESULT, A LAKE WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...NASH
NEAR TERM...BANACOS/NASH
SHORT TERM...NASH
LONG TERM...HANSON
AVIATION...SISSON
HYDROLOGY...NASH
MARINE...NASH




000
FXUS61 KBTV 222332
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
732 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE JUST OFF THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND WILL
KEEP THE AREA IN A CLOUDY, DAMP AND COOL WEATHER PATTERN INTO
FRIDAY, THOUGH SHOWERS ARE STILL POSSIBLE OVER THE WEEKEND. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 AM THURSDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 718 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...LITTLE OVERALL CHANGE TO PREVIOUS
FORECAST. STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE EAST OF THE DELMARVA
PENINSULA WILL RESULT IN STRENGTHENING LOW-LEVEL NE-EASTERLY FLOW
ACROSS THE NORTH COUNTRY DURING THE OVERNIGHT/PRE-DAWN HOURS.
CLOUD CANOPY ASSOCIATED WITH OFFSHORE LOW AND ASSOCIATED CYCLONIC
CIRCULATION ENCOMPASSES THE NORTH COUNTRY...BUT GENERALLY LOOKING
AT MID-UPPER LEVEL CLOUDS FROM THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY WWD. LOW-LEVEL
MOISTURE/CLOUD COVER IS MORE EXTENSIVE WITH UPSLOPE COMPONENT EAST
OF THE GREEN MOUNTAIN SPINE THIS EVENING. COMPOSITE RADAR
REFLECTIVITY AT 2315UTC INDICATES BANDS OF RAIN SHOWERS...WHICH WILL
CONTINUE TO TRANSLATE FROM EAST TO WEST FROM NH INTO VERMONT
OVERNIGHT...WITH A GRADUAL WESTWARD PROGRESSION OF THE ACTIVITY
THROUGH THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND EVENTUALLY INTO THE NORTHERN
ADIRONDACKS AFTER MIDNIGHT. POP FIELDS DEPICT THIS INCREASE OF
POPS FROM EAST TO WEST. THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY SHOULD REMAIN DRY
FOR A GOOD CHUNK OF THE NIGHT.

TEMPERATURES WILL NOT DEVIATE MUCH ACROSS THE REGION, NOR WILL
THEY DROP MUCH GIVEN NEAR SATURATION AND OVERCAST CONDITIONS. LOWS
WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE MID 40S. SOME PATCHY FOG IS EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP EAST OF/ALONG THE GREENS...ESPECIALLY AS RAIN INCREASES
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH DAWN THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM 0.20-0.40"
ACROSS CENTRAL/SERN VT...0.10-0.20" ACROSS RUTLAND COUNTY AND MUCH
OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY...AND GENERALLY <0.10" ACROSS THE
REMAINDER OF NORTHERN NEW YORK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...STILL LOOKING WET, ESPECIALLY
THURSDAY. THE PRECIPITATION SHIELD IS EXPECTED TO BE COVERING ALL
OF VERMONT AND MUCH OF NORTHERN NY BY FIRST THING THURSDAY. AS THE
SURFACE AND UPPER LOW SLOWLY START MOVING NORTHEAST, WE SHOULD SEE
AN AREA OF RAINFALL MOVE INTO NORTHERN VERMONT AND THEN BEGIN TO
PIVOT AND SLOWLY MOVE EAST. SOME OF THIS RAIN WILL BE MODERATE TO
PERHAPS BRIEFLY HEAVY. ANTICIPATE UPWARDS OF 1" OF RAIN IN AREAS
TOMORROW. BY THE TIME MOST OF THE RAIN WINDS DOWN THURSDAY NIGHT
AND EARLY FRIDAY, WE ARE LOOKING FOR ABOUT 1.5" (MUCH LESS IN THE
ST LAWRENCE VALLEY) TOTALS, HOWEVER WE ARE NOT ANTICIPATING ANY
FLOODING ISSUES.

HIGHS TOMORROW SHOULD BE VERY SIMILAR TO TODAY AS THE CLOUDS AND
RAIN HOLD TEMPERATURES DOWN. IN FACT, I TRIED TO INDICATE DIURNAL
SWINGS OF 5 DEGREES OR LESS.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY WILL FEATURE SLOW IMPROVEMENT AS THE
SLOW MOVING LOW SLOWLY PUSHES NORTHEAST AWAY FROM THE AREA.
CYCLONIC FLOW WILL CONTINUE, AND WITH LOTS OF LOW LEVEL MOISTURE
AROUND, HAVE CONTINUED THE IDEA FOR 30-45% POPS AND A TON OF
CLOUDS. STILL LITTLE TEMPERATURE VARIATION.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
AS OF 320 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST FLOW DEVELOPING AT 500 MB
FROM 12Z SATURDAY ONWARD. WEAK SHORTWAVE RIDGING OVER THE FORECAST
AREA STARTING AT 12Z FOR A DRY START TO THE WEEKEND...BUT LOW
PRESSURE IN NW FLOW MOVING ACROSS OTTAWA WILL BEGIN TO MAKE ITS
PRESENCE FELT LATE SATURDAY. AREA STILL IN RELATIVELY WARM AIR AND
PRECIP TYPE TO BE ALL RAIN. FROM SUNDAY NIGHT ONWARD SURFACE AND
UPPER RIDGE SETTLES OVER THE AREA WITH DRY AND SEASONAL
CONDITIONS. TOWARD MID WEEK THE RIDGE BREAKS DOWN WITH THE NEXT
LOW TRACKING ALONG THE US CANADIAN BORDER AND SURFACE LOW/COLD
FRONT COMBO. GFS AND ECMWF IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH TRACK OF SURFACE
LOW MOVING NORTH OF FORECAST AREA...AND TRAILING COLD FRONT
BRINGING NEW CHANCE OF RAIN FOR WEDNESDAY.

TEMPS START OFF NEAR NORMAL WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S...THEN AS RIDGE
BUILDS IN TUESDAY TEMPS RISE INTO THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S IN
THE WARMER VALLEYS.

&&

.AVIATION /23Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
STABLE PERSISTENT CONDITIONS ALL MORNING...MAINLY MVFR/IFR/LIFR
CEILINGS AND VFR VSBYS WILL EVENTUALLY DETERIORATE TONIGHT AS RAIN
BAND ADVECTS NW INTO FA. IFR-LIFR CIGS AND VFR-MVFR-IFR VSBYS TNGT
AND THU. NNE WINDS WILL IN THE 8-15 KNOT RANGE THRU THE PERIOD.

OUTLOOK 18Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

18Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN/SHOWERS WITH PREVAILING
MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG
THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...APPEARS THAT THE BULK OF THE RAINFALL
WILL OCCUR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. WITH LESS RAIN FALLING
TODAY THAN EARLIER EXPECTED, OVERALL RAINFALL TOTALS BY FRIDAY
MORNING ARE LESS THAN WE THOUGHT AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. GENERALLY
LOOKING AT ABOUT 1.5" FOR MUCH OF VERMONT (LOWER VALUES IN THE
NORTHEAST KINGDOM DUE TO RAIN SHADOWING FROM THE WHITE MOUNTAINS)
AND PERHAPS SPOT 2" AMOUNTS ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
CENTRAL GREEN MOUNTAINS. OUT IN THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY, AMOUNTS
WILL BE MUCH LESS 1/2" OR LESS. GIVEN THE RELATIVE LONG DURATION
OF RAINFALL AND THE BASE LEVEL RIVER FLOWS, WE CERTAINLY EXPECT
RIVER LEVELS TO RISE, BUT NOT LOOKING FOR ANYTHING TO GO OUT OF
THEIR BANKS. PERHAPS THE WORST WE`LL SEE IS SOME PONDING ON ROADS
WHERE DRAINAGES HAVE BEEN BLOCKED BY LEAVES.

&&

.MARINE...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY THURSDAY AND EVEN INTO THURSDAY
EVENING OVER LAKE CHAMPLAIN, WITH SPEEDS IN THE 15-25KT RANGE.
STRONGEST OF THESE NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BE FOUND IN THE SOUTHERN
HALF OF THE LAKE. THESE WINDS SHOULD GENERATE CHOPPY 2-3 FOOT
WAVES. AS A RESULT, A LAKE WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...NASH
NEAR TERM...BANACOS/NASH
SHORT TERM...NASH
LONG TERM...HANSON
AVIATION...SLW
HYDROLOGY...NASH
MARINE...NASH




000
FXUS61 KALY 222309
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
709 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH PERIODS OF
RAINFALL. THE STEADIEST RAIN LOOKS TO OCCUR TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW.
CLOUDS WILL FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUN ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH
ANOTHER FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL
CONTINUE THE THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THURSDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 610 PM EDT...BOTH A SFC LOW AND A CLOSED UPPER LEVEL LOW IS
SITUATED JUST OFF THE DELMARVA REGION. THIS SYSTEM IS SLOWLY
DRIFTING TOWARDS THE NORTH-NORTHEAST. THE CYCLONIC FLOW AROUND
THIS SYSTEM IS BRINGING PLENTY OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE UP AND AROUND
THE UPPER LOW AND INTO NEW ENGLAND. SOME SHOWERS HAVE MOVED FROM
EAST TO WEST ACROSS OUR AREA LATE THIS AFTN...AND THIS LOOKS TO
CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS AS WELL. 850 HPA
EASTERLY WIND ANOMALIES REACH 3-5 STD ABOVE NORMAL BY LATE
TONIGHT...SHOWING AN IMPRESSIVE PUSH OF WARM AIR
ADVECTION/ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM AN EASTERLY DIRECTION. BOTH OUR
LOCAL HIRESWRF AND THE 3KM HRRR SHOW THE SHOWERS EVOLVING INTO A
STEADY LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL BY LATE TONIGHT. SFC WINDS WILL
BE OUT OF THE NORTH AT AROUND 10 MPH...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS IN
THE HUDSON VALLEY...AS AIR IS FUNNELED DOWN BETWEEN THE TERRAIN.
RAINFALL WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT IN INTENSITY...ALTHOUGH A FEW
BRIEF PERIODS OF MORE MODERATE RAINFALL CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

WITH CLOUDY AND DANK CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT...TEMPS WON/T DROP OFF
TOO MUCH FROM THEIR CURRENT READINGS. OVERNIGHT LOWS LOOK TO
MAINLY BE IN THE 40S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
ON THURSDAY...THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL MOVE FROM JUST
SOUTH OF LONG ISLAND TO SOUTH OF CAPE COD. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR PLENTY OF CLOUDS
ACROSS OUR AREA. PERIODS OF STEADY RAINFALL EARLY IN THE DAY WILL
TURN INTO SHOWERS TOWARDS EVENING. TEMPS WILL CONTINUE TO BE COOL
DUE TO THE CLOUDS/RAIN...WITH TEMPS MAINLY IN THE MID 40S TO MID
50S...WARMEST IN SOUTHERN AREAS.

THERE WILL BE A CONTINUED THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS BETWEEN THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY...AS THE LOW SLOWLY LIFTS TOWARDS THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES AND WE REMAIN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THIS SYSTEM. THE
STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL REMAIN NORTHEAST OF THE AREA
TOWARDS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND...BUT THERE STILL WILL BE SOME
SHOWERS FROM TIME TO TIME. IT LOOKS TO REMAIN FAIRLY CLOUDY AS
WELL...AS THERE WILL BE ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IN PLACE. LOWS
ON THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S...AND HIGHS
ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO UPPER 50S.

CLOUDS MAY FINALLY START TO BREAK UP ON FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH ANY
LINGERING SHOWERS MAINLY CONFINED TO THE NORTHERN HIGH TERRAIN
AREAS. MIN TEMPS ON FRI NIGHT WILL BE IN THE MID 30S TO LOW 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY INITIALLY UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS DURING THE WEEKEND BEFORE IMPROVING CONDITIONS FOR THE
START OF NEXT WEEK.

AT THE START OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD...THE COASTAL LOW AND DEEP
UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL BE EXITING NORTHEAST TO THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES...WITH THE FORECAST AREA UNDERNEATH A NORTHWEST FLOW
REGIME. A POTENT PIECE OF SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL QUICKLY DIVE
SOUTHEAST FROM SOUTHERN CANADA IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW SATURDAY AND
BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE REGION...ESPECIALLY NORTH AND WEST
OF THE CAPITAL REGION TO FAVORABLE UPSLOPE AREAS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. ENOUGH FORCING LOOKS TO BE IN PLACE TO MENTION WIDELY
SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE REST OF THE REGION. SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO THE DAY SUNDAY AS ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVE
ENERGY DIVES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND FOR THE START OF
NEXT WEEK AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND RISING UPPER-LEVEL HEIGHTS
RIDGE ACROSS THE REGION. DRY WEATHER AND PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE
EXPECTED FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY ALONG WITH SEASONABLY WARM
TEMPERATURES...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS POTENTIALLY REACHING 70 ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY.

LONG TERM GUIDANCE BEGINS TO DIVERGE HANDLING THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM
AND ATTENDANT COLD FRONT THAT WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE
COUNTRY AND MOVE EAST DURING THE MIDDLE TO LATTER PORTION OF NEXT
WEEK. HAVE GONE WITH SLIGHT CHANCE POPS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY TO
ACCOUNT FOR MODEL TIMING DIFFERENCES...WITH THE 12Z GFS BEING
SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER THAN THE 12Z ECMWF DRAGGING THE COLD FRONT
ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY...WHILE THE ECMWF SLOWS THE FRONTAL
PROGRESSION AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ACROSS THE MID-MISSISSIPPI
RIVER VALLEY.

HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE WEEKEND WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO LOW 60S ACROSS THE MID-HUDSON
VALLEY...BEFORE WARMING FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEK INTO THE MID 50S
TO MID 60S ACROSS THE REGION. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY RANGE
FROM THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

&&

.AVIATION /23Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA
WILL TRACK NORTHEAST INTO THE GULF OF MAINE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS
PROVIDING A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS WE GO THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD...ALL TAF SITES WILL EXPERIENCE VCSH
TO AT TIMES -RA CONDITIONS AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SLOWLY BEGINS TO
MOVE NORTHEASTWARD AWAY FROM THE MID ATLANTIC COASTLINE. AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE TAF PERIOD...ESPECIALLY FOR KALB/KPOU/KGFL ALONG
THE HUDSON VALLEY...NORTHERLY WINDS MAY GUST UP TO 20 KNOTS. WINDS
WILL SUBSIDE TO NEAR 10 KNOTS AS WE GO INTO THE OVERNIGHT. AS WE
GO PAST 06Z THURSDAY...SOME OF THE SAME AREAS IN THE MID HUDSON
VALLEY COULD EXPERIENCE LOW CEILINGS AND MORE PERSISTENT RAINFALL
WITH IFR CONDITIONS. IFR CONDITIONS AT TIMES TO MVFR CONDITIONS
WILL CONTINUE PAST 12Z WITH LOW CEILINGS BEING THE MAIN IMPACT.
NORTHERLY WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW AFTER 12Z
TO THE END OF THE TAF PERIOD AT 00Z FRIDAY FOR ALL TAF SITES.

OUTLOOK...

THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA...RA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT:  SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS DUE TO A SLOW MOVING COASTAL LOW. PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL
OCCUR AS WELL...ESP TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. AS A RESULT...RH VALUES
WILL REMAIN ELEVATED...MAINLY OVER 70 PERCENT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE 5 TO 15 MPH OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS AT TIMES.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO WIDESPREAD HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL OCCUR THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAINFALL TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. THE RAIN MAY BRIEFLY FALL MODERATE
IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. THROUGH FRIDAY...ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL INCH OF
RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES ACROSS THE
EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHERN VERMONT.
DUE TO RECENT DRY WEATHER...THIS RAINFALL IS RATHER BENEFICIAL TO
THE REGION. THERE MAY BE SOME RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS...BUT NO
RIVER FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.  THERE MAY BE SOME
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS OR FIELDS...OR IN POOR DRAINAGE
LOCATIONS...BUT THIS SHOULD BE RATHER MINIMAL IN IMPACT.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING OBSERVED
AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE VISIT THE
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...FRUGIS
NEAR TERM...FRUGIS/11
SHORT TERM...FRUGIS
LONG TERM...IRL
AVIATION...LFM/11
FIRE WEATHER...FRUGIS
HYDROLOGY...FRUGIS








000
FXUS61 KALY 222309
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
709 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH PERIODS OF
RAINFALL. THE STEADIEST RAIN LOOKS TO OCCUR TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW.
CLOUDS WILL FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUN ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH
ANOTHER FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL
CONTINUE THE THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THURSDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 610 PM EDT...BOTH A SFC LOW AND A CLOSED UPPER LEVEL LOW IS
SITUATED JUST OFF THE DELMARVA REGION. THIS SYSTEM IS SLOWLY
DRIFTING TOWARDS THE NORTH-NORTHEAST. THE CYCLONIC FLOW AROUND
THIS SYSTEM IS BRINGING PLENTY OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE UP AND AROUND
THE UPPER LOW AND INTO NEW ENGLAND. SOME SHOWERS HAVE MOVED FROM
EAST TO WEST ACROSS OUR AREA LATE THIS AFTN...AND THIS LOOKS TO
CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS AS WELL. 850 HPA
EASTERLY WIND ANOMALIES REACH 3-5 STD ABOVE NORMAL BY LATE
TONIGHT...SHOWING AN IMPRESSIVE PUSH OF WARM AIR
ADVECTION/ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM AN EASTERLY DIRECTION. BOTH OUR
LOCAL HIRESWRF AND THE 3KM HRRR SHOW THE SHOWERS EVOLVING INTO A
STEADY LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL BY LATE TONIGHT. SFC WINDS WILL
BE OUT OF THE NORTH AT AROUND 10 MPH...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS IN
THE HUDSON VALLEY...AS AIR IS FUNNELED DOWN BETWEEN THE TERRAIN.
RAINFALL WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT IN INTENSITY...ALTHOUGH A FEW
BRIEF PERIODS OF MORE MODERATE RAINFALL CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

WITH CLOUDY AND DANK CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT...TEMPS WON/T DROP OFF
TOO MUCH FROM THEIR CURRENT READINGS. OVERNIGHT LOWS LOOK TO
MAINLY BE IN THE 40S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
ON THURSDAY...THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL MOVE FROM JUST
SOUTH OF LONG ISLAND TO SOUTH OF CAPE COD. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR PLENTY OF CLOUDS
ACROSS OUR AREA. PERIODS OF STEADY RAINFALL EARLY IN THE DAY WILL
TURN INTO SHOWERS TOWARDS EVENING. TEMPS WILL CONTINUE TO BE COOL
DUE TO THE CLOUDS/RAIN...WITH TEMPS MAINLY IN THE MID 40S TO MID
50S...WARMEST IN SOUTHERN AREAS.

THERE WILL BE A CONTINUED THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS BETWEEN THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY...AS THE LOW SLOWLY LIFTS TOWARDS THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES AND WE REMAIN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THIS SYSTEM. THE
STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL REMAIN NORTHEAST OF THE AREA
TOWARDS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND...BUT THERE STILL WILL BE SOME
SHOWERS FROM TIME TO TIME. IT LOOKS TO REMAIN FAIRLY CLOUDY AS
WELL...AS THERE WILL BE ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IN PLACE. LOWS
ON THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S...AND HIGHS
ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO UPPER 50S.

CLOUDS MAY FINALLY START TO BREAK UP ON FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH ANY
LINGERING SHOWERS MAINLY CONFINED TO THE NORTHERN HIGH TERRAIN
AREAS. MIN TEMPS ON FRI NIGHT WILL BE IN THE MID 30S TO LOW 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY INITIALLY UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS DURING THE WEEKEND BEFORE IMPROVING CONDITIONS FOR THE
START OF NEXT WEEK.

AT THE START OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD...THE COASTAL LOW AND DEEP
UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL BE EXITING NORTHEAST TO THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES...WITH THE FORECAST AREA UNDERNEATH A NORTHWEST FLOW
REGIME. A POTENT PIECE OF SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL QUICKLY DIVE
SOUTHEAST FROM SOUTHERN CANADA IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW SATURDAY AND
BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE REGION...ESPECIALLY NORTH AND WEST
OF THE CAPITAL REGION TO FAVORABLE UPSLOPE AREAS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. ENOUGH FORCING LOOKS TO BE IN PLACE TO MENTION WIDELY
SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE REST OF THE REGION. SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO THE DAY SUNDAY AS ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVE
ENERGY DIVES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND FOR THE START OF
NEXT WEEK AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND RISING UPPER-LEVEL HEIGHTS
RIDGE ACROSS THE REGION. DRY WEATHER AND PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE
EXPECTED FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY ALONG WITH SEASONABLY WARM
TEMPERATURES...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS POTENTIALLY REACHING 70 ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY.

LONG TERM GUIDANCE BEGINS TO DIVERGE HANDLING THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM
AND ATTENDANT COLD FRONT THAT WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE
COUNTRY AND MOVE EAST DURING THE MIDDLE TO LATTER PORTION OF NEXT
WEEK. HAVE GONE WITH SLIGHT CHANCE POPS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY TO
ACCOUNT FOR MODEL TIMING DIFFERENCES...WITH THE 12Z GFS BEING
SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER THAN THE 12Z ECMWF DRAGGING THE COLD FRONT
ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY...WHILE THE ECMWF SLOWS THE FRONTAL
PROGRESSION AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ACROSS THE MID-MISSISSIPPI
RIVER VALLEY.

HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE WEEKEND WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO LOW 60S ACROSS THE MID-HUDSON
VALLEY...BEFORE WARMING FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEK INTO THE MID 50S
TO MID 60S ACROSS THE REGION. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY RANGE
FROM THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

&&

.AVIATION /23Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA
WILL TRACK NORTHEAST INTO THE GULF OF MAINE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS
PROVIDING A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS WE GO THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD...ALL TAF SITES WILL EXPERIENCE VCSH
TO AT TIMES -RA CONDITIONS AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SLOWLY BEGINS TO
MOVE NORTHEASTWARD AWAY FROM THE MID ATLANTIC COASTLINE. AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE TAF PERIOD...ESPECIALLY FOR KALB/KPOU/KGFL ALONG
THE HUDSON VALLEY...NORTHERLY WINDS MAY GUST UP TO 20 KNOTS. WINDS
WILL SUBSIDE TO NEAR 10 KNOTS AS WE GO INTO THE OVERNIGHT. AS WE
GO PAST 06Z THURSDAY...SOME OF THE SAME AREAS IN THE MID HUDSON
VALLEY COULD EXPERIENCE LOW CEILINGS AND MORE PERSISTENT RAINFALL
WITH IFR CONDITIONS. IFR CONDITIONS AT TIMES TO MVFR CONDITIONS
WILL CONTINUE PAST 12Z WITH LOW CEILINGS BEING THE MAIN IMPACT.
NORTHERLY WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW AFTER 12Z
TO THE END OF THE TAF PERIOD AT 00Z FRIDAY FOR ALL TAF SITES.

OUTLOOK...

THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA...RA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT:  SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS DUE TO A SLOW MOVING COASTAL LOW. PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL
OCCUR AS WELL...ESP TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. AS A RESULT...RH VALUES
WILL REMAIN ELEVATED...MAINLY OVER 70 PERCENT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE 5 TO 15 MPH OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS AT TIMES.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO WIDESPREAD HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL OCCUR THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAINFALL TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. THE RAIN MAY BRIEFLY FALL MODERATE
IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. THROUGH FRIDAY...ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL INCH OF
RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES ACROSS THE
EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHERN VERMONT.
DUE TO RECENT DRY WEATHER...THIS RAINFALL IS RATHER BENEFICIAL TO
THE REGION. THERE MAY BE SOME RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS...BUT NO
RIVER FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.  THERE MAY BE SOME
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS OR FIELDS...OR IN POOR DRAINAGE
LOCATIONS...BUT THIS SHOULD BE RATHER MINIMAL IN IMPACT.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING OBSERVED
AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE VISIT THE
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...FRUGIS
NEAR TERM...FRUGIS/11
SHORT TERM...FRUGIS
LONG TERM...IRL
AVIATION...LFM/11
FIRE WEATHER...FRUGIS
HYDROLOGY...FRUGIS








000
FXUS61 KALY 222212
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
612 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH PERIODS OF
RAINFALL. THE STEADIEST RAIN LOOKS TO OCCUR TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW.
CLOUDS WILL FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUN ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH
ANOTHER FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL
CONTINUE THE THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THURSDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 610 PM EDT...BOTH A SFC LOW AND A CLOSED UPPER LEVEL LOW IS
SITUATED JUST OFF THE DELMARVA REGION. THIS SYSTEM IS SLOWLY
DRIFTING TOWARDS THE NORTH-NORTHEAST. THE CYCLONIC FLOW AROUND
THIS SYSTEM IS BRINGING PLENTY OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE UP AND AROUND
THE UPPER LOW AND INTO NEW ENGLAND. SOME SHOWERS HAVE MOVED FROM
EAST TO WEST ACROSS OUR AREA LATE THIS AFTN...AND THIS LOOKS TO
CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS AS WELL. 850 HPA
EASTERLY WIND ANOMALIES REACH 3-5 STD ABOVE NORMAL BY LATE
TONIGHT...SHOWING AN IMPRESSIVE PUSH OF WARM AIR
ADVECTION/ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM AN EASTERLY DIRECTION. BOTH OUR
LOCAL HIRESWRF AND THE 3KM HRRR SHOW THE SHOWERS EVOLVING INTO A
STEADY LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL BY LATE TONIGHT. SFC WINDS WILL
BE OUT OF THE NORTH AT AROUND 10 MPH...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS IN
THE HUDSON VALLEY...AS AIR IS FUNNELED DOWN BETWEEN THE TERRAIN.
RAINFALL WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT IN INTENSITY...ALTHOUGH A FEW
BRIEF PERIODS OF MORE MODERATE RAINFALL CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

WITH CLOUDY AND DANK CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT...TEMPS WON/T DROP OFF
TOO MUCH FROM THEIR CURRENT READINGS. OVERNIGHT LOWS LOOK TO
MAINLY BE IN THE 40S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
ON THURSDAY...THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL MOVE FROM JUST
SOUTH OF LONG ISLAND TO SOUTH OF CAPE COD. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR PLENTY OF CLOUDS
ACROSS OUR AREA. PERIODS OF STEADY RAINFALL EARLY IN THE DAY WILL
TURN INTO SHOWERS TOWARDS EVENING. TEMPS WILL CONTINUE TO BE COOL
DUE TO THE CLOUDS/RAIN...WITH TEMPS MAINLY IN THE MID 40S TO MID
50S...WARMEST IN SOUTHERN AREAS.

THERE WILL BE A CONTINUED THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS BETWEEN THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY...AS THE LOW SLOWLY LIFTS TOWARDS THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES AND WE REMAIN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THIS SYSTEM. THE
STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL REMAIN NORTHEAST OF THE AREA
TOWARDS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND...BUT THERE STILL WILL BE SOME
SHOWERS FROM TIME TO TIME. IT LOOKS TO REMAIN FAIRLY CLOUDY AS
WELL...AS THERE WILL BE ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IN PLACE. LOWS
ON THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S...AND HIGHS
ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO UPPER 50S.

CLOUDS MAY FINALLY START TO BREAK UP ON FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH ANY
LINGERING SHOWERS MAINLY CONFINED TO THE NORTHERN HIGH TERRAIN
AREAS. MIN TEMPS ON FRI NIGHT WILL BE IN THE MID 30S TO LOW 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY INITIALLY UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS DURING THE WEEKEND BEFORE IMPROVING CONDITIONS FOR THE
START OF NEXT WEEK.

AT THE START OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD...THE COASTAL LOW AND DEEP
UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL BE EXITING NORTHEAST TO THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES...WITH THE FORECAST AREA UNDERNEATH A NORTHWEST FLOW
REGIME. A POTENT PIECE OF SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL QUICKLY DIVE
SOUTHEAST FROM SOUTHERN CANADA IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW SATURDAY AND
BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE REGION...ESPECIALLY NORTH AND WEST
OF THE CAPITAL REGION TO FAVORABLE UPSLOPE AREAS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. ENOUGH FORCING LOOKS TO BE IN PLACE TO MENTION WIDELY
SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE REST OF THE REGION. SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO THE DAY SUNDAY AS ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVE
ENERGY DIVES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND FOR THE START OF
NEXT WEEK AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND RISING UPPER-LEVEL HEIGHTS
RIDGE ACROSS THE REGION. DRY WEATHER AND PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE
EXPECTED FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY ALONG WITH SEASONABLY WARM
TEMPERATURES...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS POTENTIALLY REACHING 70 ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY.

LONG TERM GUIDANCE BEGINS TO DIVERGE HANDLING THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM
AND ATTENDANT COLD FRONT THAT WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE
COUNTRY AND MOVE EAST DURING THE MIDDLE TO LATTER PORTION OF NEXT
WEEK. HAVE GONE WITH SLIGHT CHANCE POPS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY TO
ACCOUNT FOR MODEL TIMING DIFFERENCES...WITH THE 12Z GFS BEING
SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER THAN THE 12Z ECMWF DRAGGING THE COLD FRONT
ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY...WHILE THE ECMWF SLOWS THE FRONTAL
PROGRESSION AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ACROSS THE MID-MISSISSIPPI
RIVER VALLEY.

HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE WEEKEND WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO LOW 60S ACROSS THE MID-HUDSON
VALLEY...BEFORE WARMING FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEK INTO THE MID 50S
TO MID 60S ACROSS THE REGION. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY RANGE
FROM THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

&&

.AVIATION /22Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A SPRAWLING COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE
DELMARVA WILL PROVIDE A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE
REGION THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS WE GO THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD...ALL TAF SITES WILL EXPERIENCE VCSH
TO AT TIMES -RA CONDITIONS AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SLOWLY BEGINS TO
MOVE NORTHEASTWARD AWAY FROM THE MID ATLANTIC COASTLINE...ESPECIALLY
AS WE GO PAST 00Z THURSDAY. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TAF
PERIOD...ESPECIALLY FOR KALB/KPOU/KGFL ALONG THE HUDSON
VALLEY...NORTHERLY WINDS MAY GUST UP TO 20 KNOTS. WINDS WILL SUBSIDE
TO NEAR 10 KNOTS AS WE GO INTO THE OVERNIGHT. AS WE GO PAST 06Z
THURSDAY...SOME OF THE SAME AREAS IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY COULD
EXPERIENCE LOW CEILINGS AND MORE PERSISTENT RAINFALL WITH IFR
CONDITIONS. IFR CONDITIONS AT TIMES TO MVFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE
PAST 12Z WITH LOW CEILINGS BEING THE MAIN IMPACT. NORTHERLY WINDS
AROUND 10 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW AFTER 12Z TO THE END OF THE
TAF PERIOD FOR ALL TAF SITES

OUTLOOK...

THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA...RA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT:  SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS DUE TO A SLOW MOVING COASTAL LOW. PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL
OCCUR AS WELL...ESP TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. AS A RESULT...RH VALUES
WILL REMAIN ELEVATED...MAINLY OVER 70 PERCENT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE 5 TO 15 MPH OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS AT TIMES.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO WIDESPREAD HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL OCCUR THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAINFALL TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. THE RAIN MAY BRIEFLY FALL MODERATE
IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. THROUGH FRIDAY...ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL INCH OF
RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES ACROSS THE
EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHERN VERMONT.
DUE TO RECENT DRY WEATHER...THIS RAINFALL IS RATHER BENEFICIAL TO
THE REGION. THERE MAY BE SOME RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS...BUT NO
RIVER FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.  THERE MAY BE SOME
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS OR FIELDS...OR IN POOR DRAINAGE
LOCATIONS...BUT THIS SHOULD BE RATHER MINIMAL IN IMPACT.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING OBSERVED
AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE VISIT THE
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...FRUGIS
NEAR TERM...FRUGIS/11
SHORT TERM...FRUGIS
LONG TERM...IRL
AVIATION...LFM
FIRE WEATHER...FRUGIS
HYDROLOGY...FRUGIS








000
FXUS61 KALY 222212
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
612 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH PERIODS OF
RAINFALL. THE STEADIEST RAIN LOOKS TO OCCUR TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW.
CLOUDS WILL FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUN ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH
ANOTHER FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL
CONTINUE THE THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THURSDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 610 PM EDT...BOTH A SFC LOW AND A CLOSED UPPER LEVEL LOW IS
SITUATED JUST OFF THE DELMARVA REGION. THIS SYSTEM IS SLOWLY
DRIFTING TOWARDS THE NORTH-NORTHEAST. THE CYCLONIC FLOW AROUND
THIS SYSTEM IS BRINGING PLENTY OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE UP AND AROUND
THE UPPER LOW AND INTO NEW ENGLAND. SOME SHOWERS HAVE MOVED FROM
EAST TO WEST ACROSS OUR AREA LATE THIS AFTN...AND THIS LOOKS TO
CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS AS WELL. 850 HPA
EASTERLY WIND ANOMALIES REACH 3-5 STD ABOVE NORMAL BY LATE
TONIGHT...SHOWING AN IMPRESSIVE PUSH OF WARM AIR
ADVECTION/ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM AN EASTERLY DIRECTION. BOTH OUR
LOCAL HIRESWRF AND THE 3KM HRRR SHOW THE SHOWERS EVOLVING INTO A
STEADY LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL BY LATE TONIGHT. SFC WINDS WILL
BE OUT OF THE NORTH AT AROUND 10 MPH...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS IN
THE HUDSON VALLEY...AS AIR IS FUNNELED DOWN BETWEEN THE TERRAIN.
RAINFALL WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT IN INTENSITY...ALTHOUGH A FEW
BRIEF PERIODS OF MORE MODERATE RAINFALL CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

WITH CLOUDY AND DANK CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT...TEMPS WON/T DROP OFF
TOO MUCH FROM THEIR CURRENT READINGS. OVERNIGHT LOWS LOOK TO
MAINLY BE IN THE 40S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
ON THURSDAY...THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL MOVE FROM JUST
SOUTH OF LONG ISLAND TO SOUTH OF CAPE COD. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR PLENTY OF CLOUDS
ACROSS OUR AREA. PERIODS OF STEADY RAINFALL EARLY IN THE DAY WILL
TURN INTO SHOWERS TOWARDS EVENING. TEMPS WILL CONTINUE TO BE COOL
DUE TO THE CLOUDS/RAIN...WITH TEMPS MAINLY IN THE MID 40S TO MID
50S...WARMEST IN SOUTHERN AREAS.

THERE WILL BE A CONTINUED THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS BETWEEN THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY...AS THE LOW SLOWLY LIFTS TOWARDS THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES AND WE REMAIN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THIS SYSTEM. THE
STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL REMAIN NORTHEAST OF THE AREA
TOWARDS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND...BUT THERE STILL WILL BE SOME
SHOWERS FROM TIME TO TIME. IT LOOKS TO REMAIN FAIRLY CLOUDY AS
WELL...AS THERE WILL BE ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IN PLACE. LOWS
ON THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S...AND HIGHS
ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO UPPER 50S.

CLOUDS MAY FINALLY START TO BREAK UP ON FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH ANY
LINGERING SHOWERS MAINLY CONFINED TO THE NORTHERN HIGH TERRAIN
AREAS. MIN TEMPS ON FRI NIGHT WILL BE IN THE MID 30S TO LOW 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY INITIALLY UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS DURING THE WEEKEND BEFORE IMPROVING CONDITIONS FOR THE
START OF NEXT WEEK.

AT THE START OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD...THE COASTAL LOW AND DEEP
UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL BE EXITING NORTHEAST TO THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES...WITH THE FORECAST AREA UNDERNEATH A NORTHWEST FLOW
REGIME. A POTENT PIECE OF SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL QUICKLY DIVE
SOUTHEAST FROM SOUTHERN CANADA IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW SATURDAY AND
BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE REGION...ESPECIALLY NORTH AND WEST
OF THE CAPITAL REGION TO FAVORABLE UPSLOPE AREAS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. ENOUGH FORCING LOOKS TO BE IN PLACE TO MENTION WIDELY
SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE REST OF THE REGION. SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO THE DAY SUNDAY AS ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVE
ENERGY DIVES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND FOR THE START OF
NEXT WEEK AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND RISING UPPER-LEVEL HEIGHTS
RIDGE ACROSS THE REGION. DRY WEATHER AND PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE
EXPECTED FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY ALONG WITH SEASONABLY WARM
TEMPERATURES...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS POTENTIALLY REACHING 70 ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY.

LONG TERM GUIDANCE BEGINS TO DIVERGE HANDLING THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM
AND ATTENDANT COLD FRONT THAT WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE
COUNTRY AND MOVE EAST DURING THE MIDDLE TO LATTER PORTION OF NEXT
WEEK. HAVE GONE WITH SLIGHT CHANCE POPS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY TO
ACCOUNT FOR MODEL TIMING DIFFERENCES...WITH THE 12Z GFS BEING
SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER THAN THE 12Z ECMWF DRAGGING THE COLD FRONT
ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY...WHILE THE ECMWF SLOWS THE FRONTAL
PROGRESSION AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ACROSS THE MID-MISSISSIPPI
RIVER VALLEY.

HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE WEEKEND WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO LOW 60S ACROSS THE MID-HUDSON
VALLEY...BEFORE WARMING FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEK INTO THE MID 50S
TO MID 60S ACROSS THE REGION. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY RANGE
FROM THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

&&

.AVIATION /22Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A SPRAWLING COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE
DELMARVA WILL PROVIDE A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE
REGION THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS WE GO THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD...ALL TAF SITES WILL EXPERIENCE VCSH
TO AT TIMES -RA CONDITIONS AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SLOWLY BEGINS TO
MOVE NORTHEASTWARD AWAY FROM THE MID ATLANTIC COASTLINE...ESPECIALLY
AS WE GO PAST 00Z THURSDAY. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TAF
PERIOD...ESPECIALLY FOR KALB/KPOU/KGFL ALONG THE HUDSON
VALLEY...NORTHERLY WINDS MAY GUST UP TO 20 KNOTS. WINDS WILL SUBSIDE
TO NEAR 10 KNOTS AS WE GO INTO THE OVERNIGHT. AS WE GO PAST 06Z
THURSDAY...SOME OF THE SAME AREAS IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY COULD
EXPERIENCE LOW CEILINGS AND MORE PERSISTENT RAINFALL WITH IFR
CONDITIONS. IFR CONDITIONS AT TIMES TO MVFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE
PAST 12Z WITH LOW CEILINGS BEING THE MAIN IMPACT. NORTHERLY WINDS
AROUND 10 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW AFTER 12Z TO THE END OF THE
TAF PERIOD FOR ALL TAF SITES

OUTLOOK...

THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA...RA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT:  SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS DUE TO A SLOW MOVING COASTAL LOW. PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL
OCCUR AS WELL...ESP TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. AS A RESULT...RH VALUES
WILL REMAIN ELEVATED...MAINLY OVER 70 PERCENT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE 5 TO 15 MPH OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS AT TIMES.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO WIDESPREAD HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL OCCUR THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAINFALL TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. THE RAIN MAY BRIEFLY FALL MODERATE
IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. THROUGH FRIDAY...ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL INCH OF
RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES ACROSS THE
EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHERN VERMONT.
DUE TO RECENT DRY WEATHER...THIS RAINFALL IS RATHER BENEFICIAL TO
THE REGION. THERE MAY BE SOME RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS...BUT NO
RIVER FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.  THERE MAY BE SOME
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS OR FIELDS...OR IN POOR DRAINAGE
LOCATIONS...BUT THIS SHOULD BE RATHER MINIMAL IN IMPACT.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING OBSERVED
AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE VISIT THE
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...FRUGIS
NEAR TERM...FRUGIS/11
SHORT TERM...FRUGIS
LONG TERM...IRL
AVIATION...LFM
FIRE WEATHER...FRUGIS
HYDROLOGY...FRUGIS








000
FXUS61 KBTV 222014
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
414 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE JUST OFF THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND WILL
KEEP THE AREA IN A CLOUDY, DAMP AND COOL WEATHER PATTERN INTO
FRIDAY, THOUGH SHOWERS ARE STILL POSSIBLE OVER THE WEEKEND. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 AM THURSDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...DEEPENING/STRENGTHENING EASTERLY FLOW
IS ACROSS THE REGION, RESULTING IN PRETTY MUCH CLOUDY SKIES
EVERYWHERE. THERE ARE A FEW EXCEPTIONS -- THANKS TO SOME
DOWNSLOPING, THERE WERE PEEKS OF SUN ALONG THE WESTERN SLOPES OF
THE NORTHERN GREENS. SOME DRIER AIR JUST NORTH OF THE BORDER IS
ALLOWING FOR A FEW BREAKS UP THERE AS WELL, AT LEAST PER SATELLITE
IMAGES. HOWEVER, DEEPER/COLDER CLOUD TOPS ARE DEVELOPING ACROSS
SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND AND ARE SPREADING NORTHWEST. RADAR SHOWS
RAIN EXPANDING IN COVERAGE DOWN TO THE SOUTHEAST AND EAST OF HERE.
ALL 12Z GUIDANCE IS IN AGREEMENT THAT EVENTUALLY THIS MOISTURE
WILL MOVE OVER MUCH OF THE REGION DURING THE LATE
EVENING/OVERNIGHT HOURS. IN THE POP FIELDS, I TRIED TO DEPICT THIS
INCREASE OF POPS FROM EAST TO WEST. IN FACT, OUT IN THE ST
LAWRENCE VALLEY THEY SHOULD REMAIN DRY FOR A GOOD CHUNK OF THE
NIGHT.

TEMPERATURES HAVE NOT RISEN ALL THAT MUCH TODAY DUE TO THE CLOUDS,
AND THEY WILL NOT FALL MUCH OVERNIGHT. DID FOLLOW PREVIOUS
FORECAST TRENDS TO GO WARMER THAN MOST GUIDANCE SO LOOK FOR 40S
FOR PRETTY MUCH EVERYWHERE. JUST TOO WARM ALOFT AS WELL FOR ANY
SNOW AT THE HIGH ELEVATIONS. CURRENTLY THE LOW/MID 30S AT
WHITEFACE AND MANSFIELD, AND EXPECT THE TEMPERATURE TO SLOWLY RISE
OVERNIGHT AS THE EAST FLOW ADVECTS IN WARMER ATLANTIC AIRMASS.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...STILL LOOKING WET, ESPECIALLY
THURSDAY. THE PRECIPITATION SHIELD IS EXPECTED TO BE COVERING ALL
OF VERMONT AND MUCH OF NORTHERN NY BY FIRST THING THURSDAY. AS THE
SURFACE AND UPPER LOW SLOWLY START MOVING NORTHEAST, WE SHOULD SEE
AN AREA OF RAINFALL MOVE INTO NORTHERN VERMONT AND THEN BEGIN TO
PIVOT AND SLOWLY MOVE EAST. SOME OF THIS RAIN WILL BE MODERATE TO
PERHAPS BRIEFLY HEAVY. ANTICIPATE UPWARDS OF 1" OF RAIN IN AREAS
TOMORROW. BY THE TIME MOST OF THE RAIN WINDS DOWN THURSDAY NIGHT
AND EARLY FRIDAY, WE ARE LOOKING FOR ABOUT 1.5" (MUCH LESS IN THE
ST LAWRENCE VALLEY) TOTALS, HOWEVER WE ARE NOT ANTICIPATING ANY
FLOODING ISSUES.

HIGHS TOMORROW SHOULD BE VERY SIMILAR TO TODAY AS THE CLOUDS AND
RAIN HOLD TEMPERATURES DOWN. IN FACT, I TRIED TO INDICATE DIURNAL
SWINGS OF 5 DEGREES OR LESS.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY WILL FEATURE SLOW IMPROVEMENT AS THE
SLOW MOVING LOW SLOWLY PUSHES NORTHEAST AWAY FROM THE AREA.
CYCLONIC FLOW WILL CONTINUE, AND WITH LOTS OF LOW LEVEL MOISTURE
AROUND, HAVE CONTINUED THE IDEA FOR 30-45% POPS AND A TON OF
CLOUDS. STILL LITTLE TEMPERATURE VARIATION.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
AS OF 320 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST FLOW DEVELOPING AT 500 MB
FROM 12Z SATURDAY ONWARD. WEAK SHORTWAVE RIDGING OVER THE FORECAST
AREA STARTING AT 12Z FOR A DRY START TO THE WEEKEND...BUT LOW
PRESSURE IN NW FLOW MOVING ACROSS OTTAWA WILL BEGIN TO MAKE ITS
PRESENCE FELT LATE SATURDAY. AREA STILL IN RELATIVELY WARM AIR AND
PRECIP TYPE TO BE ALL RAIN. FROM SUNDAY NIGHT ONWARD SURFACE AND
UPPER RIDGE SETTLES OVER THE AREA WITH DRY AND SEASONAL
CONDITIONS. TOWARD MID WEEK THE RIDGE BREAKS DOWN WITH THE NEXT
LOW TRACKING ALONG THE US CANADIAN BORDER AND SURFACE LOW/COLD
FRONT COMBO. GFS AND ECMWF IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH TRACK OF SURFACE
LOW MOVING NORTH OF FORECAST AREA...AND TRAILING COLD FRONT
BRINGING NEW CHANCE OF RAIN FOR WEDNESDAY.

TEMPS START OFF NEAR NORMAL WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S...THEN AS RIDGE
BUILDS IN TUESDAY TEMPS RISE INTO THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S IN
THE WARMER VALLEYS.

&&

.AVIATION /20Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
STABLE PERSISTENT CONDITIONS ALL MORNING...MAINLY MVFR/IFR/LIFR
CEILINGS AND VFR VSBYS WILL EVENTUALLY DETERIORATE TONIGHT AS RAIN
BAND ADVECTS NW INTO FA. IFR-LIFR CIGS AND VFR-MVFR-IFR VSBYS TNGT
AND THU. NNE WINDS WILL IN THE 8-15 KNOT RANGE THRU THE PERIOD.

OUTLOOK 18Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

18Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN/SHOWERS WITH PREVAILING
MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG
THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...APPEARS THAT THE BULK OF THE RAINFALL
WILL OCCUR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. WITH LESS RAIN FALLING
TODAY THAN EARLIER EXPECTED, OVERALL RAINFALL TOTALS BY FRIDAY
MORNING ARE LESS THAN WE THOUGHT AS OF A FEW DAYS AGO. GENERALLY
LOOKING AT ABOUT 1.5" FOR MUCH OF VERMONT (LOWER VALUES IN THE
NORTHEAST KINGDOM DUE TO RAIN SHADOWING FROM THE WHITE MOUNTAINS)
AND PERHAPS SPOT 2" AMOUNTS ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
CENTRAL GREEN MOUNTAINS. OUT IN THE ST LAWRENCE VALLEY, AMOUNTS
WILL BE MUCH LESS 1/2" OR LESS. GIVEN THE RELATIVE LONG DURATION
OF RAINFALL AND THE BASE LEVEL RIVER FLOWS, WE CERTAINLY EXPECT
RIVER LEVELS TO RISE, BUT NOT LOOKING FOR ANYTHING TO GO OUT OF
THEIR BANKS. PERHAPS THE WORST WE`LL SEE IS SOME PONDING ON ROADS
WHERE DRAINAGES HAVE BEEN BLOCKED BY LEAVES.

&&

.MARINE...
AS OF 400 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY THURSDAY AND EVEN INTO THURSDAY
EVENING OVER LAKE CHAMPLAIN, WITH SPEEDS IN THE 15-25KT RANGE.
STRONGEST OF THESE NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BE FOUND IN THE SOUTHERN
HALF OF THE LAKE. THESE WINDS SHOULD GENERATE CHOPPY 2-3 FOOT
WAVES. AS A RESULT, A LAKE WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...NASH
NEAR TERM...NASH
SHORT TERM...NASH
LONG TERM...HANSON
AVIATION...SLW
HYDROLOGY...NASH
MARINE...NASH




000
FXUS61 KALY 222000
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
400 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING COASTAL STORM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH PERIODS OF
RAINFALL. THE STEADIEST RAIN LOOKS TO OCCUR TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW.
CLOUDS WILL FINALLY BREAK FOR SOME SUN ON SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH
ANOTHER FRONTAL BOUNDARY APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL
CONTINUE THE THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THURSDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 400 PM EDT...BOTH A SFC LOW AND A CLOSED UPPER LEVEL LOW IS
SITUATED JUST OFF THE VIRGINA CAPES/DELMARVA. THIS SYSTEM IS
SLOWLY DRIFTING TOWARDS THE NORTH-NORTHEAST. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM IS BRINGING PLENTY OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE UP AND
AROUND THE UPPER LOW AND INTO NEW ENGLAND. SOME SHOWERS HAVE MOVED
FROM EAST TO WEST ACROSS OUR AREA LATE THIS AFTN...AND THIS LOOKS
TO CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS AS WELL. 850 HPA
EASTERLY WIND ANOMALIES REACH 3-5 STD ABOVE NORMAL BY LATE TONIGHT...SHOWING
AN IMPRESSIVE PUSH OF WARM AIR ADVECTION/ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM AN
EASTERLY DIRECTION. BOTH OUR LOCAL HIRESWRF AND THE 3KM HRRR SHOW
THE SHOWERS EVOLVING INTO A STEADY LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL BY
LATE TONIGHT. SFC WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE NORTH AT AROUND 10
MPH...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY...AS AIR IS
FUNNELED DOWN BETWEEN THE TERRAIN. RAINFALL WILL GENERALLY BE
LIGHT IN INTENSITY...ALTHOUGH A FEW BRIEF PERIODS OF MORE MODERATE
RAINFALL CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

WITH CLOUDY AND DANK CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT...TEMPS WON/T DROP OFF
TOO MUCH FROM THEIR CURRENT READINGS. OVERNIGHT LOWS LOOK TO
MAINLY BE IN THE 40S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
ON THURSDAY...THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL MOVE FROM JUST
SOUTH OF LONG ISLAND TO SOUTH OF CAPE COD. THE CYCLONIC FLOW
AROUND THIS SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR PLENTY OF CLOUDS
ACROSS OUR AREA. PERIODS OF STEADY RAINFALL EARLY IN THE DAY WILL
TURN INTO SHOWERS TOWARDS EVENING. TEMPS WILL CONTINUE TO BE COOL
DUE TO THE CLOUDS/RAIN...WITH TEMPS MAINLY IN THE MID 40S TO MID
50S...WARMEST IN SOUTHERN AREAS.

THERE WILL BE A CONTINUED THREAT FOR RAIN SHOWERS BETWEEN THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY...AS THE LOW SLOWLY LIFTS TOWARDS THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES AND WE REMAIN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THIS SYSTEM. THE
STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL REMAIN NORTHEAST OF THE AREA
TOWARDS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND...BUT THERE STILL WILL BE SOME
SHOWERS FROM TIME TO TIME. IT LOOKS TO REMAIN FAIRLY CLOUDY AS
WELL...AS THERE WILL BE ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IN PLACE. LOWS
ON THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S...AND HIGHS
ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO UPPER 50S.

CLOUDS MAY FINALLY START TO BREAK UP ON FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH ANY
LINGERING SHOWERS MAINLY CONFINED TO THE NORTHERN HIGH TERRAIN
AREAS. MIN TEMPS ON FRI NIGHT WILL BE IN THE MID 30S TO LOW 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM WILL BE CHARACTERIZED BY INITIALLY UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS DURING THE WEEKEND BEFORE IMPROVING CONDITIONS FOR THE
START OF NEXT WEEK.

AT THE START OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD...THE COASTAL LOW AND DEEP
UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL BE EXITING NORTHEAST TO THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES...WITH THE FORECAST AREA UNDERNEATH A NORTHWEST FLOW
REGIME. A POTENT PIECE OF SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL QUICKLY DIVE
SOUTHEAST FROM SOUTHERN CANADA IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW SATURDAY AND
BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO THE REGION...ESPECIALLY NORTH AND WEST
OF THE CAPITAL REGION TO FAVORABLE UPSLOPE AREAS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. ENOUGH FORCING LOOKS TO BE IN PLACE TO MENTION WIDELY
SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE REST OF THE REGION. SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO LINGER INTO THE DAY SUNDAY AS ADDITIONAL SHORTWAVE
ENERGY DIVES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND FOR THE START OF
NEXT WEEK AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AND RISING UPPER-LEVEL HEIGHTS
RIDGE ACROSS THE REGION. DRY WEATHER AND PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE
EXPECTED FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY ALONG WITH SEASONABLY WARM
TEMPERATURES...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS POTENTIALLY REACHING 70 ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY.

LONG TERM GUIDANCE BEGINS TO DIVERGE HANDLING THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM
AND ATTENDANT COLD FRONT THAT WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE
COUNTRY AND MOVE EAST DURING THE MIDDLE TO LATTER PORTION OF NEXT
WEEK. HAVE GONE WITH SLIGHT CHANCE POPS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY TO
ACCOUNT FOR MODEL TIMING DIFFERENCES...WITH THE 12Z GFS BEING
SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER THAN THE 12Z ECMWF DRAGGING THE COLD FRONT
ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY...WHILE THE ECMWF SLOWS THE FRONTAL
PROGRESSION AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ACROSS THE MID-MISSISSIPPI
RIVER VALLEY.

HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING THE WEEKEND WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO LOW 60S ACROSS THE MID-HUDSON
VALLEY...BEFORE WARMING FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEK INTO THE MID 50S
TO MID 60S ACROSS THE REGION. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY RANGE
FROM THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

&&

.AVIATION /20Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A SPRAWLING COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE
DELMARVA WILL PROVIDE A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE
REGION THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS WE GO THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD...ALL TAF SITES WILL EXPERIENCE VCSH
TO AT TIMES -RA CONDITIONS AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SLOWLY BEGINS TO
MOVE NORTHEASTWARD AWAY FROM THE MID ATLANTIC COASTLINE...ESPECIALLY
AS WE GO PAST 00Z THURSDAY. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TAF
PERIOD...ESPECIALLY FOR KALB/KPOU/KGFL ALONG THE HUDSON
VALLEY...NORTHERLY WINDS MAY GUST UP TO 20 KNOTS. WINDS WILL SUBSIDE
TO NEAR 10 KNOTS AS WE GO INTO THE OVERNIGHT. AS WE GO PAST 06Z
THURSDAY...SOME OF THE SAME AREAS IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY COULD
EXPERIENCE LOW CEILINGS AND MORE PERSISTENT RAINFALL WITH IFR
CONDITIONS. IFR CONDITIONS AT TIMES TO MVFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE
PAST 12Z WITH LOW CEILINGS BEING THE MAIN IMPACT. NORTHERLY WINDS
AROUND 10 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW AFTER 12Z TO THE END OF THE
TAF PERIOD FOR ALL TAF SITES

OUTLOOK...

THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA...RA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT:  SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
CLOUDY...DAMP...AND COOL CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS DUE TO A SLOW MOVING COASTAL LOW. PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL
OCCUR AS WELL...ESP TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. AS A RESULT...RH VALUES
WILL REMAIN ELEVATED...MAINLY OVER 70 PERCENT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE 5 TO 15 MPH OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS...WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS AT TIMES.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO WIDESPREAD HYDROLOGIC CONCERNS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

PERIODS OF RAINFALL WILL OCCUR THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAINFALL TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. THE RAIN MAY BRIEFLY FALL MODERATE
IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. THROUGH FRIDAY...ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL INCH OF
RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY UP TO TWO INCHES ACROSS THE
EASTERN SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHERN VERMONT.
DUE TO RECENT DRY WEATHER...THIS RAINFALL IS RATHER BENEFICIAL TO
THE REGION. THERE MAY BE SOME RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS...BUT NO
RIVER FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.  THERE MAY BE SOME
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS OR FIELDS...OR IN POOR DRAINAGE
LOCATIONS...BUT THIS SHOULD BE RATHER MINIMAL IN IMPACT.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING OBSERVED
AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE VISIT THE
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...FRUGIS
NEAR TERM...FRUGIS
SHORT TERM...FRUGIS
LONG TERM...IRL
AVIATION...LFM
FIRE WEATHER...FRUGIS
HYDROLOGY...FRUGIS








000
FXUS61 KBTV 221928
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
328 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
THE WET PATTERN WILL CONTINUE TODAY RIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AS THE
LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OFF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST AND
SPREADS ATLANTIC MOISTURE WESTWARD INTO THE REGION. THIS WILL
RESULT IN A FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RAIN EVENT FOR MUCH OF THE
AREA...ESPECIALLY LATER TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 1051 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY, COOL AND A BIT DAMP ACROSS
THE REGION LATE THIS MORNING AND THE GOING FORECAST HAS THAT
COVERED QUITE WELL. RADAR SHOWING LIGHT SHOWERS ACROSS NORTHERN
VERMONT EXTENDING INTO PARTS OF NORTHERN NY, ALL TRAVELLING
WESTWARD AS THE EASTERLY FLOW DEEPENS. LOOKING FARTHER UPSTREAM
(WHICH FOR TODAY IS TO THE EAST!) RADAR SHOWS A LARGER BLOB OF
RAIN MOVING ACROSS COASTAL SOUTHERN MAINE AND INTO CENTRAL NH.
SOME OF THIS RAIN LOOKS TO BE OCCASIONALLY MODERATE. ANTICIPATE
THAT TO PUSH INTO EASTERN VERMONT DURING THE AFTERNOON, SO
CONTINUING THE BASICALLY 100% POPS LOOKS GOOD. LESSER CHANCES OF
RAIN THE FARTHER WEST ONE GOSE.

ALL IN ALL MINIMAL TWEAKS TO THE FORECAST. TEMPERATURES MAY RISE
ANOTHER 1-2 DEGREES FROM WHERE THEY ARE NOW.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 453 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MENTIONED
ABOVE SLOWLY MOVES NORTH TONIGHT...A LARGER SWATH OF RAIN WILL
MOVE INTO THE AREA. THE RAIN WILL BE STEADIER IN NATURE RIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS IS ALSO THE TIME PERIOD WHERE UPSLOPE FLOW
WILL ENHANCE PRECIPITATION OVER THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS...THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS...AND
EVENTUALLY OVER THE NORTHERN CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AS WINDS GO FROM
EAST TO NORTH-NORTHEAST. THUS LATER TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
WILL BE WHEN WE SEE THE MOST ACCUMULATING RAINFALL. STILL LOOKING
AT A WIDESPREAD 1 TO 2 INCH RAINFALL WITH UPSLOPE REGIONS GETTING
AS HIGH AS 2.25 TO 2.50 INCHES. RIVER LEVELS REMAIN LOW AND GIVEN
THE LONGER DURATION OF THE RAINFALL TO REACH THESE HIGHER
LEVELS...FLOODING ON THE LARGER RIVERS IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME. HOWEVER...RISES WILL BE NOTICEABLE...ESPECIALLY ON THE
SMALLER RIVERS AND STREAMS. THUS THIS WILL CONTINUE TO BE
MONITORED. EVENTUALLY THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES NORTHEAST OF
THE AREA ON FRIDAY AND PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF
THROUGHOUT THE DAY. LITTLE DIURNAL RANGE IN TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED WITH HIGHS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER
50S...WITH LOWS IN THE 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
AS OF 320 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST FLOW DEVELOPING AT 500 MB
FROM 12Z SATURDAY ONWARD. WEAK SHORTWAVE RIDGING OVER THE FORECAST
AREA STARTING AT 12Z FOR A DRY START TO THE WEEKEND...BUT LOW
PRESSURE IN NW FLOW MOVING ACROSS OTTAWA WILL BEGIN TO MAKE ITS
PRESENCE FELT LATE SATURDAY. AREA STILL IN RELATIVELY WARM AIR AND
PRECIP TYPE TO BE ALL RAIN. FROM SUNDAY NIGHT ONWARD SURFACE AND
UPPER RIDGE SETTLES OVER THE AREA WITH DRY AND SEASONAL
CONDITIONS. TOWARD MID WEEK THE RIDGE BREAKS DOWN WITH THE NEXT
LOW TRACKING ALONG THE US CANADIAN BORDER AND SURFACE LOW/COLD
FRONT COMBO. GFS AND ECMWF IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH TRACK OF SURFACE
LOW MOVING NORTH OF FORECAST AREA...AND TRAILING COLD FRONT
BRINGING NEW CHANCE OF RAIN FOR WEDNESDAY.

TEMPS START OFF NEAR NORMAL WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S...THEN AS RIDGE
BUILDS IN TUESDAY TEMPS RISE INTO THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S IN
THE WARMER VALLEYS.

&&

.AVIATION /20Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
STABLE PERSISTENT CONDITIONS ALL MORNING...MAINLY MVFR/IFR/LIFR
CEILINGS AND VFR VSBYS WILL EVENTUALLY DETERIORATE TONIGHT AS RAIN
BAND ADVECTS NW INTO FA. IFR-LIFR CIGS AND VFR-MVFR-IFR VSBYS TNGT
AND THU. NNE WINDS WILL IN THE 8-15 KNOT RANGE THRU THE PERIOD.

OUTLOOK 18Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

18Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN/SHOWERS WITH PREVAILING
MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG
THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
FIRST WAVE OF PRECIPITATION ON TUESDAY HAS ALL BUT COME TO AND END
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM OF VERMONT WHERE LIGHT
SHOWERS EXISTED. EVENTUALLY WE WILL SEE THE DEEPER EASTERLY FLOW
DEVELOP AND RAIN SHOULD BECOME WIDESPREAD OVER THE AREA AS THE DAY
PROGRESSES. THE STEADIEST RAINS WILL BE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY AND
THEN PRECIPITATION GRADUALLY TAPERS OFF ON FRIDAY. STILL LOOKING
AT 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN FOR MOST AREAS WITH UP TO 2.5 INCHES
ALONG THE EASTERN FACING SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND
NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS...AS WELL AS PARTS OF THE NORTHERN CHAMPLAIN
VALLEY. LARGER RIVERS REMAIN WELL BELOW FLOOD STAGE AND THE LONGER
DURATION OF RAINFALL TO GET TO THE HIGHER AMOUNTS SUGGESTS THAT
FLOODING IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...THERE WILL BE
SHARP RISES ON AREA WATERWAYS...ESPECIALLY THE SMALLER RIVERS AND
STREAMS. THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...EVENSON
NEAR TERM...NASH
SHORT TERM...EVENSON
LONG TERM...HANSON
AVIATION...SLW
HYDROLOGY...EVENSON




000
FXUS61 KALY 221737
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
137 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY...AND THEN MOVES NORTHEAST TO THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND
INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR
FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 136 PM EDT...CLOUDY...DAMP AND COOL CONDITIONS CONTINUE
ACROSS THE CWA EARLY THIS AFTN. BOTH IR AND VISIBLE SATELLITE
IMAGERY SHOWS SFC LOW PRESSURE SITUATED OFF THE DELMARVA...WITH
PLENTY OF CLOUDS OCCURRING ACROSS OUR AREA WITHIN THE BROAD E-SE
FLOW AROUND THIS STACKED STORM SYSTEM. REGIONAL MOSAIC RADAR SHOWS
JUST ONE BATCH OF SHOWERS CURRENTLY OVER OUR AREA ACROSS
WASHINGTON COUNTY...BUT PLENTY OF ADDITIONAL SHOWERS UPSTREAM OVER
EASTERN AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. BY LATER THIS AFTERNOON...THESE
SHOWERS WILL BE MOVING ACROSS OUR AREA FROM EAST TO WEST...SO WILL
CONTINUE TO GO WITH HIGH POPS FOR LATE TODAY. OUTSIDE OF THESE
SHOWERS...SOME LIGHT SPRINKLES OR DRIZZLE WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE AS
WELL...ALONG WITH PLENTY OF CLOUDS.

TEMPS WILL REMAIN COOL AND HOLD FAIRLY STEADY...MAINLY IN THE MID
40S TO MID 50S. NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH WILL MAKE
IT FEEL EVEN COLDER AS WELL...ESP FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY.

&&

.SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
AS THE LOW MOVES NORTHEAST TOWARDS THE GULF OR MAINE TONIGHT AND
THURSDAY...THE FORECAST AREA WILL BE IN THE WARM CONVEYOR BELT OF
PCPN MOST OF THIS TIME PERIOD. POPS HAVE BEEN FORECAST TO RISE TO
CATEGORICAL LEVELS EARLY TONIGHT...AND REMAIN HIGH THROUGH MOST OF
THURSDAY.

THERE IS SOME MODEL DISAGREEMENT AS TO HOW HEAVY AND HOW LONG PCPN
WILL LINGER ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...SO HAVE
TAKEN A CONSENSUS APPROACH AND LOWER POPS THURSDAY NIGHT...DROPPING
TO CHANCE LEVELS BY SUNRISE FRIDAY. ON FRIDAY...POPS ARE FORECAST TO
CONTINUE TO DECREASE...REACHING ONLY 20 TO 30 PERCENT BY LATE IN THE
DAY.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE FAIRLY UNIFORM ACROSS THE REGION AND NOT VARY
MUCH BETWEEN HIGHS AND LOWS. LOWS TONIGHT AND THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE
IN THE LOW OR MID 40S...WITH SOME UPPER 40S ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHERN
AREAS. HIGHS THURSDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO MID 50S. FRIDAY IS
THE TRICKIER DAY IN TERMS OF TEMP FORECASTS. FOR NOW HAVE FORECAST
HIGHS IN THE 50S...BUT IF CLOUDS AND PCPN PERSIST AS SOME MODELS
SUGGEST...THEN HIGHS WILL LIKELY BE 5 TO 8 DEGREES COLDER.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
THE PERIOD STARTS OUT WITH THE COASTAL LOW THAT WILL HAVE IMPACTED
THE REGION MUCH OF THE WORK WEEK FINALLY PULLING AWAY INTO THE
CANADIAN MARITIMES FRIDAY NIGHT. SHORT WAVE RIDGING INTO SATURDAY
MORNING WILL RESULT IN DRY CONDITIONS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES
CONTINUING TO BE ABOVE NORMAL. CHANCES FOR SHOWERS WILL INCREASE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR AREAS NORTH AND WEST OF THE CAPITAL DISTRICT
AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW RAPIDLY APPROACHES FROM SOUTHEAST CANADA. IT
WILL BE MILD FOR MUCH OF THE AREA AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...WITH
TEMPERATURES WARMING INTO THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S FOR MOST
LOCATIONS.

THE UPPER LOW WILL TRACK INTO THE NORTHEAST CONUS SATURDAY
NIGHT...WITH GENERALLY GOOD MODEL AGREEMENT. MOST OF THE SHOWER
ACTIVITY SHOULD BE CONFINED TO THE HIGHER TERRAIN WITH A NORTHWEST
FLOW REGIME FAVORING UPSLOPE ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS AND
SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS. ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE DUE TO DECENT JET DYNAMICS DESPITE LACK OF
MOISTURE. DEPENDING ON HOW MANY BREAKS OF SUNSHINE OCCUR ON
SUNDAY...TEMPS COULD END UP SLIGHTLY COOLER OR MUCH COOLER THAN
SATURDAY IN THE COLD ADVECTION REGIME ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE UPPER
LOW. WILL STILL MENTION SLIGHT TO LOW CHANCE POPS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN TO ACCOUNT FOR ANY WRAP-AROUND/UPSLOPE SHOWERS. VALLEY
LOCATIONS SOUTH OF ALBANY SHOULD REMAIN DRY.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY...AS A
SURFACE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION. WITH THE HIGH
CRESTING TO OUR SOUTH MONDAY AFTERNOON...A WESTERLY FLOW COMBINED
WITH WARMING ALOFT SHOULD PROMOTE DECENT MIXING FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR. TEMPS SHOULD RESPOND BY WARMING INTO THE LOWER 60S IN THE
VALLEYS. AS HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS FARTHER SOUTH AND EAST OFF THE
CAROLINA COAST...AN EVEN WARMER SOUTH-SOUTHWEST FLOW REGIME WILL SET
UP FOR TUESDAY...WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR TEMPS TO POTENTIALLY REACH THE
MID TO UPPER 60S WITH CONTINUED DRY CONDITIONS.

&&

.AVIATION /18Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A SPRAWLING COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE
DELMARVA WILL PROVIDE A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE
REGION THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS WE GO THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD...ALL TAF SITES WILL EXPERIENCE VCSH
TO AT TIMES -RA CONDITIONS AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SLOWLY BEGINS TO
MOVE NORTHEASTWARD AWAY FROM THE MID ATLANTIC COASTLINE...ESPECIALLY
AS WE GO PAST 00Z THURSDAY. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TAF
PERIOD...ESPECIALLY FOR KALB/KPOU/KGFL ALONG THE HUDSON
VALLEY...NORTHERLY WINDS MAY GUST UP TO 20 KNOTS. WINDS WILL SUBSIDE
TO NEAR 10 KNOTS AS WE GO INTO THE OVERNIGHT. AS WE GO PAST 06Z
THURSDAY...SOME OF THE SAME AREAS IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY COULD
EXPERIENCE LOW CEILINGS AND MORE PERSISTENT RAINFALL WITH IFR
CONDITIONS. IFR CONDITIONS AT TIMES TO MVFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE
PAST 12Z WITH LOW CEILINGS BEING THE MAIN IMPACT. NORTHERLY WINDS
AROUND 10 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW AFTER 12Z TO THE END OF THE
TAF PERIOD FOR ALL TAF SITES

OUTLOOK...

THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA...RA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT:  SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY...AND THEN MOVES NORTHEAST TO THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND
INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR
FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF THE
WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER WILL BE UNSETTLED AND WET AS AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION. OCCASIONAL RAINFALL IS
EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO EARLY FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST AND
HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK...WITH LOCALIZED
AMOUNTS UP TO THREE POSSIBLE. HOWEVER...THIS RAINFALL WOULD OCCUR
OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS
ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE HIGHEST
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND POSSIBLY THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...SND/GJM
NEAR TERM...FRUGIS
SHORT TERM...GJM
LONG TERM...JPV
AVIATION...LFM
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM








000
FXUS61 KALY 221737
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
137 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY...AND THEN MOVES NORTHEAST TO THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND
INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR
FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 136 PM EDT...CLOUDY...DAMP AND COOL CONDITIONS CONTINUE
ACROSS THE CWA EARLY THIS AFTN. BOTH IR AND VISIBLE SATELLITE
IMAGERY SHOWS SFC LOW PRESSURE SITUATED OFF THE DELMARVA...WITH
PLENTY OF CLOUDS OCCURRING ACROSS OUR AREA WITHIN THE BROAD E-SE
FLOW AROUND THIS STACKED STORM SYSTEM. REGIONAL MOSAIC RADAR SHOWS
JUST ONE BATCH OF SHOWERS CURRENTLY OVER OUR AREA ACROSS
WASHINGTON COUNTY...BUT PLENTY OF ADDITIONAL SHOWERS UPSTREAM OVER
EASTERN AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. BY LATER THIS AFTERNOON...THESE
SHOWERS WILL BE MOVING ACROSS OUR AREA FROM EAST TO WEST...SO WILL
CONTINUE TO GO WITH HIGH POPS FOR LATE TODAY. OUTSIDE OF THESE
SHOWERS...SOME LIGHT SPRINKLES OR DRIZZLE WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE AS
WELL...ALONG WITH PLENTY OF CLOUDS.

TEMPS WILL REMAIN COOL AND HOLD FAIRLY STEADY...MAINLY IN THE MID
40S TO MID 50S. NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH WILL MAKE
IT FEEL EVEN COLDER AS WELL...ESP FOR THE HUDSON VALLEY.

&&

.SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
AS THE LOW MOVES NORTHEAST TOWARDS THE GULF OR MAINE TONIGHT AND
THURSDAY...THE FORECAST AREA WILL BE IN THE WARM CONVEYOR BELT OF
PCPN MOST OF THIS TIME PERIOD. POPS HAVE BEEN FORECAST TO RISE TO
CATEGORICAL LEVELS EARLY TONIGHT...AND REMAIN HIGH THROUGH MOST OF
THURSDAY.

THERE IS SOME MODEL DISAGREEMENT AS TO HOW HEAVY AND HOW LONG PCPN
WILL LINGER ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...SO HAVE
TAKEN A CONSENSUS APPROACH AND LOWER POPS THURSDAY NIGHT...DROPPING
TO CHANCE LEVELS BY SUNRISE FRIDAY. ON FRIDAY...POPS ARE FORECAST TO
CONTINUE TO DECREASE...REACHING ONLY 20 TO 30 PERCENT BY LATE IN THE
DAY.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE FAIRLY UNIFORM ACROSS THE REGION AND NOT VARY
MUCH BETWEEN HIGHS AND LOWS. LOWS TONIGHT AND THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE
IN THE LOW OR MID 40S...WITH SOME UPPER 40S ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHERN
AREAS. HIGHS THURSDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO MID 50S. FRIDAY IS
THE TRICKIER DAY IN TERMS OF TEMP FORECASTS. FOR NOW HAVE FORECAST
HIGHS IN THE 50S...BUT IF CLOUDS AND PCPN PERSIST AS SOME MODELS
SUGGEST...THEN HIGHS WILL LIKELY BE 5 TO 8 DEGREES COLDER.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
THE PERIOD STARTS OUT WITH THE COASTAL LOW THAT WILL HAVE IMPACTED
THE REGION MUCH OF THE WORK WEEK FINALLY PULLING AWAY INTO THE
CANADIAN MARITIMES FRIDAY NIGHT. SHORT WAVE RIDGING INTO SATURDAY
MORNING WILL RESULT IN DRY CONDITIONS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES
CONTINUING TO BE ABOVE NORMAL. CHANCES FOR SHOWERS WILL INCREASE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR AREAS NORTH AND WEST OF THE CAPITAL DISTRICT
AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW RAPIDLY APPROACHES FROM SOUTHEAST CANADA. IT
WILL BE MILD FOR MUCH OF THE AREA AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...WITH
TEMPERATURES WARMING INTO THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S FOR MOST
LOCATIONS.

THE UPPER LOW WILL TRACK INTO THE NORTHEAST CONUS SATURDAY
NIGHT...WITH GENERALLY GOOD MODEL AGREEMENT. MOST OF THE SHOWER
ACTIVITY SHOULD BE CONFINED TO THE HIGHER TERRAIN WITH A NORTHWEST
FLOW REGIME FAVORING UPSLOPE ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS AND
SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS. ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE DUE TO DECENT JET DYNAMICS DESPITE LACK OF
MOISTURE. DEPENDING ON HOW MANY BREAKS OF SUNSHINE OCCUR ON
SUNDAY...TEMPS COULD END UP SLIGHTLY COOLER OR MUCH COOLER THAN
SATURDAY IN THE COLD ADVECTION REGIME ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE UPPER
LOW. WILL STILL MENTION SLIGHT TO LOW CHANCE POPS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN TO ACCOUNT FOR ANY WRAP-AROUND/UPSLOPE SHOWERS. VALLEY
LOCATIONS SOUTH OF ALBANY SHOULD REMAIN DRY.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY...AS A
SURFACE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION. WITH THE HIGH
CRESTING TO OUR SOUTH MONDAY AFTERNOON...A WESTERLY FLOW COMBINED
WITH WARMING ALOFT SHOULD PROMOTE DECENT MIXING FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR. TEMPS SHOULD RESPOND BY WARMING INTO THE LOWER 60S IN THE
VALLEYS. AS HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS FARTHER SOUTH AND EAST OFF THE
CAROLINA COAST...AN EVEN WARMER SOUTH-SOUTHWEST FLOW REGIME WILL SET
UP FOR TUESDAY...WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR TEMPS TO POTENTIALLY REACH THE
MID TO UPPER 60S WITH CONTINUED DRY CONDITIONS.

&&

.AVIATION /18Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
A SPRAWLING COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE
DELMARVA WILL PROVIDE A MOIST NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE
REGION THROUGH THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

AS WE GO THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD...ALL TAF SITES WILL EXPERIENCE VCSH
TO AT TIMES -RA CONDITIONS AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SLOWLY BEGINS TO
MOVE NORTHEASTWARD AWAY FROM THE MID ATLANTIC COASTLINE...ESPECIALLY
AS WE GO PAST 00Z THURSDAY. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TAF
PERIOD...ESPECIALLY FOR KALB/KPOU/KGFL ALONG THE HUDSON
VALLEY...NORTHERLY WINDS MAY GUST UP TO 20 KNOTS. WINDS WILL SUBSIDE
TO NEAR 10 KNOTS AS WE GO INTO THE OVERNIGHT. AS WE GO PAST 06Z
THURSDAY...SOME OF THE SAME AREAS IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY COULD
EXPERIENCE LOW CEILINGS AND MORE PERSISTENT RAINFALL WITH IFR
CONDITIONS. IFR CONDITIONS AT TIMES TO MVFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE
PAST 12Z WITH LOW CEILINGS BEING THE MAIN IMPACT. NORTHERLY WINDS
AROUND 10 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW AFTER 12Z TO THE END OF THE
TAF PERIOD FOR ALL TAF SITES

OUTLOOK...

THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA...RA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT:  SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SUNDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
MONDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY...AND THEN MOVES NORTHEAST TO THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND
INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR
FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF THE
WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER WILL BE UNSETTLED AND WET AS AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION. OCCASIONAL RAINFALL IS
EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO EARLY FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST AND
HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK...WITH LOCALIZED
AMOUNTS UP TO THREE POSSIBLE. HOWEVER...THIS RAINFALL WOULD OCCUR
OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS
ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE HIGHEST
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND POSSIBLY THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...SND/GJM
NEAR TERM...FRUGIS
SHORT TERM...GJM
LONG TERM...JPV
AVIATION...LFM
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM








000
FXUS61 KBTV 221721
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
121 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
THE WET PATTERN WILL CONTINUE TODAY RIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AS THE
LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OFF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST AND
SPREADS ATLANTIC MOISTURE WESTWARD INTO THE REGION. THIS WILL
RESULT IN A FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RAIN EVENT FOR MUCH OF THE
AREA...ESPECIALLY LATER TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 1051 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY, COOL AND A BIT DAMP ACROSS
THE REGION LATE THIS MORNING AND THE GOING FORECAST HAS THAT
COVERED QUITE WELL. RADAR SHOWING LIGHT SHOWERS ACROSS NORTHERN
VERMONT EXTENDING INTO PARTS OF NORTHERN NY, ALL TRAVELLING
WESTWARD AS THE EASTERLY FLOW DEEPENS. LOOKING FARTHER UPSTREAM
(WHICH FOR TODAY IS TO THE EAST!) RADAR SHOWS A LARGER BLOB OF
RAIN MOVING ACROSS COASTAL SOUTHERN MAINE AND INTO CENTRAL NH.
SOME OF THIS RAIN LOOKS TO BE OCCASIONALLY MODERATE. ANTICIPATE
THAT TO PUSH INTO EASTERN VERMONT DURING THE AFTERNOON, SO
CONTINUING THE BASICALLY 100% POPS LOOKS GOOD. LESSER CHANCES OF
RAIN THE FARTHER WEST ONE GOSE.

ALL IN ALL MINIMAL TWEAKS TO THE FORECAST. TEMPERATURES MAY RISE
ANOTHER 1-2 DEGREES FROM WHERE THEY ARE NOW.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY/...
AS OF 453 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MENTIONED
ABOVE SLOWLY MOVES NORTH TONIGHT...A LARGER SWATH OF RAIN WILL
MOVE INTO THE AREA. THE RAIN WILL BE STEADIER IN NATURE RIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS IS ALSO THE TIME PERIOD WHERE UPSLOPE FLOW
WILL ENHANCE PRECIPITATION OVER THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS...THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS...AND
EVENTUALLY OVER THE NORTHERN CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AS WINDS GO FROM
EAST TO NORTH-NORTHEAST. THUS LATER TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
WILL BE WHEN WE SEE THE MOST ACCUMULATING RAINFALL. STILL LOOKING
AT A WIDESPREAD 1 TO 2 INCH RAINFALL WITH UPSLOPE REGIONS GETTING
AS HIGH AS 2.25 TO 2.50 INCHES. RIVER LEVELS REMAIN LOW AND GIVEN
THE LONGER DURATION OF THE RAINFALL TO REACH THESE HIGHER
LEVELS...FLOODING ON THE LARGER RIVERS IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME. HOWEVER...RISES WILL BE NOTICEABLE...ESPECIALLY ON THE
SMALLER RIVERS AND STREAMS. THUS THIS WILL CONTINUE TO BE
MONITORED. EVENTUALLY THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES NORTHEAST OF
THE AREA ON FRIDAY AND PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF
THROUGHOUT THE DAY. LITTLE DIURNAL RANGE IN TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED WITH HIGHS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER
50S...WITH LOWS IN THE 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
AS OF 453 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...THE REASON THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
MOVES AWAY FRIDAY NIGHT IS THAT AN UPSTREAM TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
DROPS DOWN FROM CENTRAL CANADA. THIS FEATURE MOVES DOWN ACROSS OUR
AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THUS ONLY A BRIEF BREAK IN
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING...BUT
INCREASING DYNAMIC SUPPORT FROM THE INCOMING SYSTEM WILL LEAD TO
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHOWERS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...AND
ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY. CLOUDS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL BE
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FEATURE AND THERE COULD BE SOME HIGH
ELEVATION SNOW AT THE TAIL END OF THE EVENT SUNDAY NIGHT. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER BUILDS IN FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY AS A RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE REGION.

&&

.AVIATION /17Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
STABLE PERSISTENT CONDITIONS ALL MORNING...MAINLY MVFR/IFR/LIFR
CEILINGS AND VFR VSBYS WILL EVENTUALLY DETERIORATE TONIGHT AS RAIN
BAND ADVECTS NW INTO FA. IFR-LIFR CIGS AND VFR-MVFR-IFR VSBYS TNGT
AND THU. NNE WINDS WILL IN THE 8-15 KNOT RANGE THRU THE PERIOD.

OUTLOOK 18Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

18Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN/SHOWERS WITH PREVAILING
MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG
THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
FIRST WAVE OF PRECIPITATION ON TUESDAY HAS ALL BUT COME TO AND END
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM OF VERMONT WHERE LIGHT
SHOWERS EXISTED. EVENTUALLY WE WILL SEE THE DEEPER EASTERLY FLOW
DEVELOP AND RAIN SHOULD BECOME WIDESPREAD OVER THE AREA AS THE DAY
PROGRESSES. THE STEADIEST RAINS WILL BE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY AND
THEN PRECIPITATION GRADUALLY TAPERS OFF ON FRIDAY. STILL LOOKING
AT 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN FOR MOST AREAS WITH UP TO 2.5 INCHES
ALONG THE EASTERN FACING SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND
NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS...AS WELL AS PARTS OF THE NORTHERN CHAMPLAIN
VALLEY. LARGER RIVERS REMAIN WELL BELOW FLOOD STAGE AND THE LONGER
DURATION OF RAINFALL TO GET TO THE HIGHER AMOUNTS SUGGESTS THAT
FLOODING IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...THERE WILL BE
SHARP RISES ON AREA WATERWAYS...ESPECIALLY THE SMALLER RIVERS AND
STREAMS. THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...EVENSON
NEAR TERM...NASH
SHORT TERM...EVENSON
LONG TERM...EVENSON
AVIATION...SLW
HYDROLOGY...EVENSON




000
FXUS61 KBTV 221721
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
121 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
THE WET PATTERN WILL CONTINUE TODAY RIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AS THE
LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OFF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST AND
SPREADS ATLANTIC MOISTURE WESTWARD INTO THE REGION. THIS WILL
RESULT IN A FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RAIN EVENT FOR MUCH OF THE
AREA...ESPECIALLY LATER TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 1051 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY, COOL AND A BIT DAMP ACROSS
THE REGION LATE THIS MORNING AND THE GOING FORECAST HAS THAT
COVERED QUITE WELL. RADAR SHOWING LIGHT SHOWERS ACROSS NORTHERN
VERMONT EXTENDING INTO PARTS OF NORTHERN NY, ALL TRAVELLING
WESTWARD AS THE EASTERLY FLOW DEEPENS. LOOKING FARTHER UPSTREAM
(WHICH FOR TODAY IS TO THE EAST!) RADAR SHOWS A LARGER BLOB OF
RAIN MOVING ACROSS COASTAL SOUTHERN MAINE AND INTO CENTRAL NH.
SOME OF THIS RAIN LOOKS TO BE OCCASIONALLY MODERATE. ANTICIPATE
THAT TO PUSH INTO EASTERN VERMONT DURING THE AFTERNOON, SO
CONTINUING THE BASICALLY 100% POPS LOOKS GOOD. LESSER CHANCES OF
RAIN THE FARTHER WEST ONE GOSE.

ALL IN ALL MINIMAL TWEAKS TO THE FORECAST. TEMPERATURES MAY RISE
ANOTHER 1-2 DEGREES FROM WHERE THEY ARE NOW.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY/...
AS OF 453 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MENTIONED
ABOVE SLOWLY MOVES NORTH TONIGHT...A LARGER SWATH OF RAIN WILL
MOVE INTO THE AREA. THE RAIN WILL BE STEADIER IN NATURE RIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS IS ALSO THE TIME PERIOD WHERE UPSLOPE FLOW
WILL ENHANCE PRECIPITATION OVER THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS...THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS...AND
EVENTUALLY OVER THE NORTHERN CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AS WINDS GO FROM
EAST TO NORTH-NORTHEAST. THUS LATER TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
WILL BE WHEN WE SEE THE MOST ACCUMULATING RAINFALL. STILL LOOKING
AT A WIDESPREAD 1 TO 2 INCH RAINFALL WITH UPSLOPE REGIONS GETTING
AS HIGH AS 2.25 TO 2.50 INCHES. RIVER LEVELS REMAIN LOW AND GIVEN
THE LONGER DURATION OF THE RAINFALL TO REACH THESE HIGHER
LEVELS...FLOODING ON THE LARGER RIVERS IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME. HOWEVER...RISES WILL BE NOTICEABLE...ESPECIALLY ON THE
SMALLER RIVERS AND STREAMS. THUS THIS WILL CONTINUE TO BE
MONITORED. EVENTUALLY THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES NORTHEAST OF
THE AREA ON FRIDAY AND PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF
THROUGHOUT THE DAY. LITTLE DIURNAL RANGE IN TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED WITH HIGHS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER
50S...WITH LOWS IN THE 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
AS OF 453 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...THE REASON THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
MOVES AWAY FRIDAY NIGHT IS THAT AN UPSTREAM TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
DROPS DOWN FROM CENTRAL CANADA. THIS FEATURE MOVES DOWN ACROSS OUR
AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THUS ONLY A BRIEF BREAK IN
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING...BUT
INCREASING DYNAMIC SUPPORT FROM THE INCOMING SYSTEM WILL LEAD TO
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHOWERS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...AND
ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY. CLOUDS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL BE
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FEATURE AND THERE COULD BE SOME HIGH
ELEVATION SNOW AT THE TAIL END OF THE EVENT SUNDAY NIGHT. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER BUILDS IN FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY AS A RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE REGION.

&&

.AVIATION /17Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
STABLE PERSISTENT CONDITIONS ALL MORNING...MAINLY MVFR/IFR/LIFR
CEILINGS AND VFR VSBYS WILL EVENTUALLY DETERIORATE TONIGHT AS RAIN
BAND ADVECTS NW INTO FA. IFR-LIFR CIGS AND VFR-MVFR-IFR VSBYS TNGT
AND THU. NNE WINDS WILL IN THE 8-15 KNOT RANGE THRU THE PERIOD.

OUTLOOK 18Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

18Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN/SHOWERS WITH PREVAILING
MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG
THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
FIRST WAVE OF PRECIPITATION ON TUESDAY HAS ALL BUT COME TO AND END
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM OF VERMONT WHERE LIGHT
SHOWERS EXISTED. EVENTUALLY WE WILL SEE THE DEEPER EASTERLY FLOW
DEVELOP AND RAIN SHOULD BECOME WIDESPREAD OVER THE AREA AS THE DAY
PROGRESSES. THE STEADIEST RAINS WILL BE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY AND
THEN PRECIPITATION GRADUALLY TAPERS OFF ON FRIDAY. STILL LOOKING
AT 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN FOR MOST AREAS WITH UP TO 2.5 INCHES
ALONG THE EASTERN FACING SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND
NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS...AS WELL AS PARTS OF THE NORTHERN CHAMPLAIN
VALLEY. LARGER RIVERS REMAIN WELL BELOW FLOOD STAGE AND THE LONGER
DURATION OF RAINFALL TO GET TO THE HIGHER AMOUNTS SUGGESTS THAT
FLOODING IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...THERE WILL BE
SHARP RISES ON AREA WATERWAYS...ESPECIALLY THE SMALLER RIVERS AND
STREAMS. THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...EVENSON
NEAR TERM...NASH
SHORT TERM...EVENSON
LONG TERM...EVENSON
AVIATION...SLW
HYDROLOGY...EVENSON




000
FXUS61 KBTV 221456
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
1056 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
THE WET PATTERN WILL CONTINUE TODAY RIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AS THE
LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OFF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST AND
SPREADS ATLANTIC MOISTURE WESTWARD INTO THE REGION. THIS WILL
RESULT IN A FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RAIN EVENT FOR MUCH OF THE
AREA...ESPECIALLY LATER TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 1051 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY, COOL AND A BIT DAMP ACROSS
THE REGION LATE THIS MORNING AND THE GOING FORECAST HAS THAT
COVERED QUITE WELL. RADAR SHOWING LIGHT SHOWERS ACROSS NORTHERN
VERMONT EXTENDING INTO PARTS OF NORTHERN NY, ALL TRAVELLING
WESTWARD AS THE EASTERLY FLOW DEEPENS. LOOKING FARTHER UPSTREAM
(WHICH FOR TODAY IS TO THE EAST!) RADAR SHOWS A LARGER BLOB OF
RAIN MOVING ACROSS COASTAL SOUTHERN MAINE AND INTO CENTRAL NH.
SOME OF THIS RAIN LOOKS TO BE OCCASIONALLY MODERATE. ANTICIPATE
THAT TO PUSH INTO EASTERN VERMONT DURING THE AFTERNOON, SO
CONTINUING THE BASICALLY 100% POPS LOOKS GOOD. LESSER CHANCES OF
RAIN THE FARTHER WEST ONE GOSE.

ALL IN ALL MINIMAL TWEAKS TO THE FORECAST. TEMPERATURES MAY RISE
ANOTHER 1-2 DEGREES FROM WHERE THEY ARE NOW.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY/...
AS OF 453 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MENTIONED
ABOVE SLOWLY MOVES NORTH TONIGHT...A LARGER SWATH OF RAIN WILL
MOVE INTO THE AREA. THE RAIN WILL BE STEADIER IN NATURE RIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS IS ALSO THE TIME PERIOD WHERE UPSLOPE FLOW
WILL ENHANCE PRECIPITATION OVER THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS...THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS...AND
EVENTUALLY OVER THE NORTHERN CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AS WINDS GO FROM
EAST TO NORTH-NORTHEAST. THUS LATER TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
WILL BE WHEN WE SEE THE MOST ACCUMULATING RAINFALL. STILL LOOKING
AT A WIDESPREAD 1 TO 2 INCH RAINFALL WITH UPSLOPE REGIONS GETTING
AS HIGH AS 2.25 TO 2.50 INCHES. RIVER LEVELS REMAIN LOW AND GIVEN
THE LONGER DURATION OF THE RAINFALL TO REACH THESE HIGHER
LEVELS...FLOODING ON THE LARGER RIVERS IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME. HOWEVER...RISES WILL BE NOTICEABLE...ESPECIALLY ON THE
SMALLER RIVERS AND STREAMS. THUS THIS WILL CONTINUE TO BE
MONITORED. EVENTUALLY THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES NORTHEAST OF
THE AREA ON FRIDAY AND PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF
THROUGHOUT THE DAY. LITTLE DIURNAL RANGE IN TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED WITH HIGHS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER
50S...WITH LOWS IN THE 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
AS OF 453 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...THE REASON THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
MOVES AWAY FRIDAY NIGHT IS THAT AN UPSTREAM TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
DROPS DOWN FROM CENTRAL CANADA. THIS FEATURE MOVES DOWN ACROSS OUR
AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THUS ONLY A BRIEF BREAK IN
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING...BUT
INCREASING DYNAMIC SUPPORT FROM THE INCOMING SYSTEM WILL LEAD TO
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHOWERS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...AND
ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY. CLOUDS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL BE
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FEATURE AND THERE COULD BE SOME HIGH
ELEVATION SNOW AT THE TAIL END OF THE EVENT SUNDAY NIGHT. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER BUILDS IN FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY AS A RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE REGION.

&&

.AVIATION /15Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE THROUGHOUT THE DAY TODAY
AS RAIN BECOMES MORE WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE AREA...ESPECIALLY
TONIGHT. VISIBILITIES...MAINLY IN THE VFR/MVFR CATEGORIES WILL
LOWER INTO THE IFR AND LIFR CATEGORIES AFTER ABOUT 22Z. CEILINGS
CURRENTLY RANGE FROM MVFR TO LIFR ACROSS THE AREA AND AS
PRECIPITATION MOVES IN LATER THIS AFTERNOON...CEILINGS WILL LOWER
INTO THE LIFR AND VLIFR CATEGORIES AND PERSIST THROUGH THE NIGHT.
WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE FROM THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST AT 5 TO 10
KNOTS...BUT WILL GUST TO 20 KNOTS AT TIMES.

OUTLOOK 12Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

12Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
FIRST WAVE OF PRECIPITATION ON TUESDAY HAS ALL BUT COME TO AND END
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM OF VERMONT WHERE LIGHT
SHOWERS EXISTED. EVENTUALLY WE WILL SEE THE DEEPER EASTERLY FLOW
DEVELOP AND RAIN SHOULD BECOME WIDESPREAD OVER THE AREA AS THE DAY
PROGRESSES. THE STEADIEST RAINS WILL BE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY AND
THEN PRECIPITATION GRADUALLY TAPERS OFF ON FRIDAY. STILL LOOKING
AT 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN FOR MOST AREAS WITH UP TO 2.5 INCHES
ALONG THE EASTERN FACING SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND
NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS...AS WELL AS PARTS OF THE NORTHERN CHAMPLAIN
VALLEY. LARGER RIVERS REMAIN WELL BELOW FLOOD STAGE AND THE LONGER
DURATION OF RAINFALL TO GET TO THE HIGHER AMOUNTS SUGGESTS THAT
FLOODING IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...THERE WILL BE
SHARP RISES ON AREA WATERWAYS...ESPECIALLY THE SMALLER RIVERS AND
STREAMS. THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...EVENSON
NEAR TERM...NASH
SHORT TERM...EVENSON
LONG TERM...EVENSON
AVIATION...EVENSON
HYDROLOGY...EVENSON




000
FXUS61 KALY 221322
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
922 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY...AND THEN MOVES NORTHEAST TO THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND
INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR
FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
AS OF 922 AM...UPDATED GRIDDED FIELDS MAINLY TO LOWER POPS THIS
MORNING TO ACCOUNT FOR RADAR TRENDS WHICH SHOW LITTLE IN THE WAY
OF SHOWER ACTIVITY ACROSS THE ALBANY FORECAST AREA. LATEST HIGH
RESOLUTION MODELS INDICATE THAT POPS WILL RISE TO LIKELY LEVELS
BY MIDDLE AFTERNOON. WITH A BRISK NORTHERLY WIND AND LOTS OF
CLOUD COVER...TEMPS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO RISE THAT MUCH FROM
CURRENT READINGS. CONTINUED WITH FORECAST HIGHS TODAY IN THE UPPER
40S TO MID 50S.

PERIODS OF RAIN EXPECTED THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT WITH TEMPERATURES
FALLING INTO THE 40S ALL AREAS EXCEPT SOME UPPER 30S HIGHER
ELEVATIONS UP NORTH. CONTINUED COLD...RAW NORTHERLY WIND AS LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM TAKES ITS TIME MOVING AWAY FROM THE REGION.

&&

.SHORT TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
AS THE LOW MOVES NORTHEAST TOWARDS THE GULF OR MAINE TONIGHT AND
THURSDAY...THE FORECAST AREA WILL BE IN THE WARM CONVEYOR BELT OF
PCPN MOST OF THIS TIME PERIOD. POPS HAVE BEEN FORECAST TO RISE TO
CATEGORICAL LEVELS EARLY TONIGHT...AND REMAIN HIGH THROUGH MOST OF
THURSDAY.

THERE IS SOME MODEL DISAGREEMENT AS TO HOW HEAVY AND HOW LONG PCPN
WILL LINGER ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...SO HAVE
TAKEN A CONSENSUS APPROACH AND LOWER POPS THURSDAY NIGHT...DROPPING
TO CHANCE LEVELS BY SUNRISE FRIDAY. ON FRIDAY...POPS ARE FORECAST TO
CONTINUE TO DECREASE...REACHING ONLY 20 TO 30 PERCENT BY LATE IN THE
DAY.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE FAIRLY UNIFORM ACROSS THE REGION AND NOT VARY
MUCH BETWEEN HIGHS AND LOWS. LOWS TONIGHT AND THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE
IN THE LOW OR MID 40S...WITH SOME UPPER 40S ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHERN
AREAS. HIGHS THURSDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO MID 50S. FRIDAY IS
THE TRICKIER DAY IN TERMS OF TEMP FORECASTS. FOR NOW HAVE FORECAST
HIGHS IN THE 50S...BUT IF CLOUDS AND PCPN PERSIST AS SOME MODELS
SUGGEST...THEN HIGHS WILL LIKELY BE 5 TO 8 DEGREES COLDER.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE PERIOD STARTS OUT WITH THE COASTAL LOW THAT WILL HAVE IMPACTED
THE REGION MUCH OF THE WORK WEEK FINALLY PULLING AWAY INTO THE
CANADIAN MARITIMES FRIDAY NIGHT. SHORT WAVE RIDGING INTO SATURDAY
MORNING WILL RESULT IN DRY CONDITIONS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES
CONTINUING TO BE ABOVE NORMAL. CHANCES FOR SHOWERS WILL INCREASE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR AREAS NORTH AND WEST OF THE CAPITAL DISTRICT
AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW RAPIDLY APPROACHES FROM SOUTHEAST CANADA. IT
WILL BE MILD FOR MUCH OF THE AREA AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...WITH
TEMPERATURES WARMING INTO THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S FOR MOST
LOCATIONS.

THE UPPER LOW WILL TRACK INTO THE NORTHEAST CONUS SATURDAY
NIGHT...WITH GENERALLY GOOD MODEL AGREEMENT. MOST OF THE SHOWER
ACTIVITY SHOULD BE CONFINED TO THE HIGHER TERRAIN WITH A NORTHWEST
FLOW REGIME FAVORING UPSLOPE ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS AND
SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS. ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE DUE TO DECENT JET DYNAMICS DESPITE LACK OF
MOISTURE. DEPENDING ON HOW MANY BREAKS OF SUNSHINE OCCUR ON
SUNDAY...TEMPS COULD END UP SLIGHTLY COOLER OR MUCH COOLER THAN
SATURDAY IN THE COLD ADVECTION REGIME ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE UPPER
LOW. WILL STILL MENTION SLIGHT TO LOW CHANCE POPS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN TO ACCOUNT FOR ANY WRAP-AROUND/UPSLOPE SHOWERS. VALLEY
LOCATIONS SOUTH OF ALBANY SHOULD REMAIN DRY.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY...AS A
SURFACE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION. WITH THE HIGH
CRESTING TO OUR SOUTH MONDAY AFTERNOON...A WESTERLY FLOW COMBINED
WITH WARMING ALOFT SHOULD PROMOTE DECENT MIXING FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR. TEMPS SHOULD RESPOND BY WARMING INTO THE LOWER 60S IN THE
VALLEYS. AS HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS FARTHER SOUTH AND EAST OFF THE
CAROLINA COAST...AN EVEN WARMER SOUTH-SOUTHWEST FLOW REGIME WILL SET
UP FOR TUESDAY...WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR TEMPS TO POTENTIALLY REACH THE
MID TO UPPER 60S WITH CONTINUED DRY CONDITIONS.

&&

.AVIATION /13Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
A SPRAWLING COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE
DELMARVA WILL PROVIDE A MOIST NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE NEXT 36 HOURS.

COVERAGE OF SHOWERS REMAINS LOW AT THIS TIME...SO WILL ONLY MENTION
VCSH FOR THE REST OF THE MORNING HOURS. CIGS ARE GENERALLY IN
LOWER-END MVFR LEVELS BUT ARE VERY CLOSE TO IFR RANGE SO WILL
MENTION TEMPO FOR IFR CIGS FOR A FEW HOURS THIS MORNING. SHOWERS
WILL LIKELY INCREASE IN COVERAGE THIS AFTERNOON...WITH A STEADY RAIN
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY EARLY EVENING AS THE COASTAL LOW TRACKS
CLOSER TO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. MVFR OR IFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE
WITH MOIST LOW LEVEL NORTHEASTERLY FLOW PERSISTING.

SURFACE WINDS WILL BE NORTHERLY AROUND 10 KTS...INCREASING TO 10-15
KTS THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS NEAR 20 KTS AS THE COASTAL LOW
STRENGTHENS.

OUTLOOK...

THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA...RA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT TO SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHRA.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY...AND THEN MOVES NORTHEAST TO THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND
INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR
FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF THE
WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER WILL BE UNSETTLED AND WET AS AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION. OCCASIONAL RAINFALL IS
EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO EARLY FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST AND
HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK...WITH LOCALIZED
AMOUNTS UP TO THREE POSSIBLE. HOWEVER...THIS RAINFALL WOULD OCCUR
OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS
ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE HIGHEST
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND POSSIBLY THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...SND/GJM
NEAR TERM...SND
SHORT TERM...GJM
LONG TERM...JPV
AVIATION...SND/JPV
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM









000
FXUS61 KALY 221150
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
750 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY...AND THEN MOVES NORTHEAST TO THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND
INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR
FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
AS OF 615 AM...LATEST RADAR LOOPS INDICATE EVEN LESS PCPN ACROSS THE
REGION THAN PREVIOUSLY. IN FACT...LITTLE IF ANY PCPN EXISTS OVER
THE FORECAST AREA AT THIS TIME. HAVE LOWERED POPS EARLY THIS MORNING
IN ORDER TO ACCOUNT FOR CURRENT PCPN TRENDS. HAVE ALSO RAISED THE
HOURLY TEMP GRIDS BY A COUPLE OF DEGREES IN ORDER TO ACCOUNT FOR
CURRENT OBSERVATION.


PREVIOUS DISCUSSION...
LOOKING AT SURROUNDING RADARS AND MOVEMENT OF ANY RAIN AREAS...IT
WOULD APPEAR THAT NOT MUCH RAINFALL WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE FORECAST
AREA THIS MORNING...SO HAVE FORECAST CHANCE POPS IN ALL AREAS. LATER
TODAY...AS THE WARM CONVEYOR BELT OF MOISTURE/PCPN BEGINS TO TAKE
SHAPE AROUND THE CUTOFF UPPER LOW...POPS ARE FORECAST TO RISE TO
LIKELY LEVELS BY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. WITH A BRISK NORTHERLY WIND
AND LOTS OF CLOUD COVER...TEMPS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO RISE THAT MUCH
FROM CURRENT READINGS. HAVE FORECAST HIGHS TODAY IN THE UPPER 40S TO
MID 50S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
AS THE LOW MOVES NORTHEAST TOWARDS THE GULF OR MAINE TONIGHT AND
THURSDAY...THE FORECAST AREA WILL BE IN THE WARM CONVEYOR BELT OF
PCPN MOST OF THIS TIME PERIOD. POPS HAVE BEEN FORECAST TO RISE TO
CATEGORICAL LEVELS EARLY TONIGHT...AND REMAIN HIGH THROUGH MOST OF
THURSDAY.

THERE IS SOME MODEL DISAGREEMENT AS TO HOW HEAVY AND HOW LONG PCPN
WILL LINGER ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...SO HAVE
TAKEN A CONSENSUS APPROACH AND LOWER POPS THURSDAY NIGHT...DROPPING
TO CHANCE LEVELS BY SUNRISE FRIDAY. ON FRIDAY...POPS ARE FORECAST TO
CONTINUE TO DECREASE...REACHING ONLY 20 TO 30 PERCENT BY LATE IN THE
DAY.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE FAIRLY UNIFORM ACROSS THE REGION AND NOT VARY
MUCH BETWEEN HIGHS AND LOWS. LOWS TONIGHT AND THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE
IN THE LOW OR MID 40S...WITH SOME UPPER 40S ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHERN
AREAS. HIGHS THURSDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO MID 50S. FRIDAY IS
THE TRICKIER DAY IN TERMS OF TEMP FORECASTS. FOR NOW HAVE FORECAST
HIGHS IN THE 50S...BUT IF CLOUDS AND PCPN PERSIST AS SOME MODELS
SUGGEST...THEN HIGHS WILL LIKELY BE 5 TO 8 DEGREES COLDER.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE PERIOD STARTS OUT WITH THE COASTAL LOW THAT WILL HAVE IMPACTED
THE REGION MUCH OF THE WORK WEEK FINALLY PULLING AWAY INTO THE
CANADIAN MARITIMES FRIDAY NIGHT. SHORT WAVE RIDGING INTO SATURDAY
MORNING WILL RESULT IN DRY CONDITIONS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES
CONTINUING TO BE ABOVE NORMAL. CHANCES FOR SHOWERS WILL INCREASE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR AREAS NORTH AND WEST OF THE CAPITAL DISTRICT
AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW RAPIDLY APPROACHES FROM SOUTHEAST CANADA. IT
WILL BE MILD FOR MUCH OF THE AREA AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...WITH
TEMPERATURES WARMING INTO THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S FOR MOST
LOCATIONS.

THE UPPER LOW WILL TRACK INTO THE NORTHEAST CONUS SATURDAY
NIGHT...WITH GENERALLY GOOD MODEL AGREEMENT. MOST OF THE SHOWER
ACTIVITY SHOULD BE CONFINED TO THE HIGHER TERRAIN WITH A NORTHWEST
FLOW REGIME FAVORING UPSLOPE ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS AND
SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS. ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE DUE TO DECENT JET DYNAMICS DESPITE LACK OF
MOISTURE. DEPENDING ON HOW MANY BREAKS OF SUNSHINE OCCUR ON
SUNDAY...TEMPS COULD END UP SLIGHTLY COOLER OR MUCH COOLER THAN
SATURDAY IN THE COLD ADVECTION REGIME ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE UPPER
LOW. WILL STILL MENTION SLIGHT TO LOW CHANCE POPS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN TO ACCOUNT FOR ANY WRAP-AROUND/UPSLOPE SHOWERS. VALLEY
LOCATIONS SOUTH OF ALBANY SHOULD REMAIN DRY.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY...AS A
SURFACE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION. WITH THE HIGH
CRESTING TO OUR SOUTH MONDAY AFTERNOON...A WESTERLY FLOW COMBINED
WITH WARMING ALOFT SHOULD PROMOTE DECENT MIXING FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR. TEMPS SHOULD RESPOND BY WARMING INTO THE LOWER 60S IN THE
VALLEYS. AS HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS FARTHER SOUTH AND EAST OFF THE
CAROLINA COAST...AN EVEN WARMER SOUTH-SOUTHWEST FLOW REGIME WILL SET
UP FOR TUESDAY...WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR TEMPS TO POTENTIALLY REACH THE
MID TO UPPER 60S WITH CONTINUED DRY CONDITIONS.

&&

.AVIATION /12Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
A SPRAWLING COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE
DELMARVA WILL PROVIDE A MOIST NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE NEXT 36 HOURS.

COVERAGE OF SHOWERS REMAINS LOW AT THIS TIME...SO WILL ONLY MENTION
VCSH FOR THE REST OF THE MORNING HOURS. CIGS ARE GENERALLY IN
LOWER-END MVFR LEVELS BUT ARE VERY CLOSE TO IFR RANGE SO WILL
MENTION TEMPO FOR IFR CIGS FOR A FEW HOURS THIS MORNING. SHOWERS
WILL LIKELY INCREASE IN COVERAGE THIS AFTERNOON...WITH A STEADY RAIN
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY EARLY EVENING AS THE COASTAL LOW TRACKS
CLOSER TO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. MVFR OR IFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE
WITH MOIST LOW LEVEL NORTHEASTERLY FLOW PERSISTING.

SURFACE WINDS WILL BE NORTHERLY AROUND 10 KTS...INCREASING TO 10-15
KTS THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS NEAR 20 KTS AS THE COASTAL LOW
STRENGTHENS.

OUTLOOK...

THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA...RA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT TO SUNDAY: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHRA.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY...AND THEN MOVES NORTHEAST TO THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND
INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR
FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF THE
WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER WILL BE UNSETTLED AND WET AS AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION. OCCASIONAL RAINFALL IS
EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO EARLY FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST AND
HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK...WITH LOCALIZED
AMOUNTS UP TO THREE POSSIBLE. HOWEVER...THIS RAINFALL WOULD OCCUR
OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS
ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE HIGHEST
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND POSSIBLY THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...KL/GJM
NEAR TERM...GJM
SHORT TERM...GJM
LONG TERM...JPV
AVIATION...SND/JPV
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM








000
FXUS61 KBTV 221138
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
738 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
THE WET PATTERN WILL CONTINUE TODAY RIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AS THE
LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OFF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST AND
SPREADS ATLANTIC MOISTURE WESTWARD INTO THE REGION. THIS WILL
RESULT IN A FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RAIN EVENT FOR MUCH OF THE
AREA...ESPECIALLY LATER TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 703 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...OVERALL FORECAST IN GOOD SHAPE AND
NO REAL CHANGES NEEDED AT THIS TIME. THE WEATHER PATTERN IS IN
TRANSITION RIGHT NOW AS LOW PRESSURE IS TAKING SHAPE OFF THE NEW
JERSEY COAST AND THIS FEATURE WILL MOVE SLOWLY NORTHWARD DURING
THE DAY. THIS WILL HELP TO STRENGTHEN THE EASTERLY FLOW OVER THE
REGION AND ALLOW FOR MORE ATLANTIC MOISTURE INTO THE REGION.
SEEING ANOTHER AREA OF RAIN FROM THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM OF VERMONT
EASTWARD INTO NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE. THIS MOISTURE WILL SLOWLY
WORK ITS WAY INTO THE REGION TODAY AND THE AREAL COVERAGE OF RAIN
WILL INCREASE AS A RESULT. LITTLE CHANGE IS EXPECTED WITH
TEMPERATURE DUE TO EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER AND PRECIPITATION.
LOOKING AT HIGHS GENERALLY IN THE 40S TO AROUND 50...VERY SIMILAR
TO YESTERDAY.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY/...
AS OF 453 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MENTIONED
ABOVE SLOWLY MOVES NORTH TONIGHT...A LARGER SWATH OF RAIN WILL
MOVE INTO THE AREA. THE RAIN WILL BE STEADIER IN NATURE RIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS IS ALSO THE TIME PERIOD WHERE UPSLOPE FLOW
WILL ENHANCE PRECIPITATION OVER THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS...THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS...AND
EVENTUALLY OVER THE NORTHERN CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AS WINDS GO FROM
EAST TO NORTH-NORTHEAST. THUS LATER TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
WILL BE WHEN WE SEE THE MOST ACCUMULATING RAINFALL. STILL LOOKING
AT A WIDESPREAD 1 TO 2 INCH RAINFALL WITH UPSLOPE REGIONS GETTING
AS HIGH AS 2.25 TO 2.50 INCHES. RIVER LEVELS REMAIN LOW AND GIVEN
THE LONGER DURATION OF THE RAINFALL TO REACH THESE HIGHER
LEVELS...FLOODING ON THE LARGER RIVERS IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME. HOWEVER...RISES WILL BE NOTICEABLE...ESPECIALLY ON THE
SMALLER RIVERS AND STREAMS. THUS THIS WILL CONTINUE TO BE
MONITORED. EVENTUALLY THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES NORTHEAST OF
THE AREA ON FRIDAY AND PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF
THROUGHOUT THE DAY. LITTLE DIURNAL RANGE IN TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED WITH HIGHS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER
50S...WITH LOWS IN THE 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
AS OF 453 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...THE REASON THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
MOVES AWAY FRIDAY NIGHT IS THAT AN UPSTREAM TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
DROPS DOWN FROM CENTRAL CANADA. THIS FEATURE MOVES DOWN ACROSS OUR
AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THUS ONLY A BRIEF BREAK IN
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING...BUT
INCREASING DYNAMIC SUPPORT FROM THE INCOMING SYSTEM WILL LEAD TO
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHOWERS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...AND
ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY. CLOUDS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL BE
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FEATURE AND THERE COULD BE SOME HIGH
ELEVATION SNOW AT THE TAIL END OF THE EVENT SUNDAY NIGHT. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER BUILDS IN FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY AS A RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE REGION.

&&

.AVIATION /12Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE THROUGHOUT THE DAY TODAY
AS RAIN BECOMES MORE WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE AREA...ESPECIALLY
TONIGHT. VISIBILITIES...MAINLY IN THE VFR/MVFR CATEGORIES WILL
LOWER INTO THE IFR AND LIFR CATEGORIES AFTER ABOUT 22Z. CEILINGS
CURRENTLY RANGE FROM MVFR TO LIFR ACROSS THE AREA AND AS
PRECIPITATION MOVES IN LATER THIS AFTERNOON...CEILINGS WILL LOWER
INTO THE LIFR AND VLIFR CATEGORIES AND PERSIST THROUGH THE NIGHT.
WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE FROM THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST AT 5 TO 10
KNOTS...BUT WILL GUST TO 20 KNOTS AT TIMES.

OUTLOOK 12Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

12Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
FIRST WAVE OF PRECIPITATION ON TUESDAY HAS ALL BUT COME TO AND END
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM OF VERMONT WHERE LIGHT
SHOWERS EXISTED. EVENTUALLY WE WILL SEE THE DEEPER EASTERLY FLOW
DEVELOP AND RAIN SHOULD BECOME WIDESPREAD OVER THE AREA AS THE DAY
PROGRESSES. THE STEADIEST RAINS WILL BE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY AND
THEN PRECIPITATION GRADUALLY TAPERS OFF ON FRIDAY. STILL LOOKING
AT 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN FOR MOST AREAS WITH UP TO 2.5 INCHES
ALONG THE EASTERN FACING SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND
NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS...AS WELL AS PARTS OF THE NORTHERN CHAMPLAIN
VALLEY. LARGER RIVERS REMAIN WELL BELOW FLOOD STAGE AND THE LONGER
DURATION OF RAINFALL TO GET TO THE HIGHER AMOUNTS SUGGESTS THAT
FLOODING IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...THERE WILL BE
SHARP RISES ON AREA WATERWAYS...ESPECIALLY THE SMALLER RIVERS AND
STREAMS. THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...EVENSON
NEAR TERM...EVENSON
SHORT TERM...EVENSON
LONG TERM...EVENSON
AVIATION...EVENSON/SISSON
HYDROLOGY...EVENSON




000
FXUS61 KBTV 221103
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
703 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
THE WET PATTERN WILL CONTINUE TODAY RIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AS THE
LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OFF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST AND
SPREADS ATLANTIC MOISTURE WESTWARD INTO THE REGION. THIS WILL
RESULT IN A FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RAIN EVENT FOR MUCH OF THE
AREA...ESPECIALLY LATER TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 703 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...OVERALL FORECAST IN GOOD SHAPE AND
NO REAL CHANGES NEEDED AT THIS TIME. THE WEATHER PATTERN IS IN
TRANSITION RIGHT NOW AS LOW PRESSURE IS TAKING SHAPE OFF THE NEW
JERSEY COAST AND THIS FEATURE WILL MOVE SLOWLY NORTHWARD DURING
THE DAY. THIS WILL HELP TO STRENGTHEN THE EASTERLY FLOW OVER THE
REGION AND ALLOW FOR MORE ATLANTIC MOISTURE INTO THE REGION.
SEEING ANOTHER AREA OF RAIN FROM THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM OF VERMONT
EASTWARD INTO NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE. THIS MOISTURE WILL SLOWLY
WORK ITS WAY INTO THE REGION TODAY AND THE AREAL COVERAGE OF RAIN
WILL INCREASE AS A RESULT. LITTLE CHANGE IS EXPECTED WITH
TEMPERATURE DUE TO EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER AND PRECIPITATION.
LOOKING AT HIGHS GENERALLY IN THE 40S TO AROUND 50...VERY SIMILAR
TO YESTERDAY.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY/...
AS OF 453 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MENTIONED
ABOVE SLOWLY MOVES NORTH TONIGHT...A LARGER SWATH OF RAIN WILL
MOVE INTO THE AREA. THE RAIN WILL BE STEADIER IN NATURE RIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS IS ALSO THE TIME PERIOD WHERE UPSLOPE FLOW
WILL ENHANCE PRECIPITATION OVER THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS...THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS...AND
EVENTUALLY OVER THE NORTHERN CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AS WINDS GO FROM
EAST TO NORTH-NORTHEAST. THUS LATER TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
WILL BE WHEN WE SEE THE MOST ACCUMULATING RAINFALL. STILL LOOKING
AT A WIDESPREAD 1 TO 2 INCH RAINFALL WITH UPSLOPE REGIONS GETTING
AS HIGH AS 2.25 TO 2.50 INCHES. RIVER LEVELS REMAIN LOW AND GIVEN
THE LONGER DURATION OF THE RAINFALL TO REACH THESE HIGHER
LEVELS...FLOODING ON THE LARGER RIVERS IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME. HOWEVER...RISES WILL BE NOTICEABLE...ESPECIALLY ON THE
SMALLER RIVERS AND STREAMS. THUS THIS WILL CONTINUE TO BE
MONITORED. EVENTUALLY THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES NORTHEAST OF
THE AREA ON FRIDAY AND PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF
THROUGHOUT THE DAY. LITTLE DIURNAL RANGE IN TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED WITH HIGHS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER
50S...WITH LOWS IN THE 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
AS OF 453 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...THE REASON THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
MOVES AWAY FRIDAY NIGHT IS THAT AN UPSTREAM TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
DROPS DOWN FROM CENTRAL CANADA. THIS FEATURE MOVES DOWN ACROSS OUR
AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THUS ONLY A BRIEF BREAK IN
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING...BUT
INCREASING DYNAMIC SUPPORT FROM THE INCOMING SYSTEM WILL LEAD TO
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHOWERS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...AND
ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY. CLOUDS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL BE
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FEATURE AND THERE COULD BE SOME HIGH
ELEVATION SNOW AT THE TAIL END OF THE EVENT SUNDAY NIGHT. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER BUILDS IN FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY AS A RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE REGION.

&&

.AVIATION /11Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
FLIGHT CATEGORIES RANGING FROM MVFR TO LIFR AT BTV WILL CONTINUE
TODAY WITH TENDENCY TOWARD MAINLY IFR THROUGH THE DAYTIME HOURS
AS LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST MOVES VERY SLOWLY
TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND COAST WITH A DEEP EASTERLY FLOW
OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE STREAMING INTO NEW ENGLAND. DRIZZLE AND
PATCHES OF RAIN WILL BECOME PREVAILING IFR BY AFTERNOON AT MOST
TAF SITES. KMSS MAY REMAIN FAR ENOUGH TO THE WEST TO AVOID THE
RAINFALL...AND KEEP FLYING CONDITIONS SOMEWHAT BETTER THERE.

WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL GENERALLY BE NORTHERLY AT AROUND 5 TO 15
KNOTSWITH SOME G20 KT AT KMSS. WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE
DAY ON FROM A CONTINUED NORTHERLY DIRECTION AT 10-15 KNOTS. WINDS
MAY GUST TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS KBTV/KPBG/KMSS...AS WINDS ARE FUNNELED
DOWN THE CHAMPLAIN AND ST. LAWRENCE VALLEYS.

OUTLOOK 06Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

06Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
FIRST WAVE OF PRECIPITATION ON TUESDAY HAS ALL BUT COME TO AND END
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM OF VERMONT WHERE LIGHT
SHOWERS EXISTED. EVENTUALLY WE WILL SEE THE DEEPER EASTERLY FLOW
DEVELOP AND RAIN SHOULD BECOME WIDESPREAD OVER THE AREA AS THE DAY
PROGRESSES. THE STEADIEST RAINS WILL BE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY AND
THEN PRECIPITATION GRADUALLY TAPERS OFF ON FRIDAY. STILL LOOKING
AT 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN FOR MOST AREAS WITH UP TO 2.5 INCHES
ALONG THE EASTERN FACING SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND
NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS...AS WELL AS PARTS OF THE NORTHERN CHAMPLAIN
VALLEY. LARGER RIVERS REMAIN WELL BELOW FLOOD STAGE AND THE LONGER
DURATION OF RAINFALL TO GET TO THE HIGHER AMOUNTS SUGGESTS THAT
FLOODING IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...THERE WILL BE
SHARP RISES ON AREA WATERWAYS...ESPECIALLY THE SMALLER RIVERS AND
STREAMS. THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...EVENSON
NEAR TERM...EVENSON
SHORT TERM...EVENSON
LONG TERM...EVENSON
AVIATION...SISSON
HYDROLOGY...EVENSON




000
FXUS61 KALY 221033
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
635 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY...AND THEN MOVES NORTHEAST TO THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND
INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR
FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM TODAY/...
AS OF 615 AM...LATEST RADAR LOOPS INDICATE EVEN LESS PCPN ACROSS THE
REGION THAN PREVIOUSLY. IN FACT...LITTLEE IF ANY PCPN EXISTS OVER
THE FORECAST AREA AT THIS TIME. HAVE LOWERED POPS EARLY THIS MORNING
IN ORDER TO ACCOUNT FOR CURRENT PCPN TRENDS. HAVE ALSO RAISED THE
HOURLY TEMP GRIDS BY A COUPLE OF DEGREES IN ORDER TO ACCOUNT FOR
CURRENT OBSERVATION.


PREVIOUS DISCUSSION...
LOOKING AT SURROUNDING RADARS AND MOVEMENT OF ANY RAIN AREAS...IT
WOULD APPEAR THAT NOT MUCH RAINFALL WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE FORECAST
AREA THIS MORNING...SO HAVE FORECAST CHANCE POPS IN ALL AREAS. LATER
TODAY...AS THE WARM CONVEYOR BELT OF MOISTURE/PCPN BEGINS TO TAKE
SHAPE AROUND THE CUTOFF UPPER LOW...POPS ARE FORECAST TO RISE TO
LIKELY LEVELS BY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. WITH A BRISK NORTHERLY WIND
AND LOTS OF CLOUD COVER...TEMPS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO RISE THAT MUCH
FROM CURRENT READINGS. HAVE FORECAST HIGHS TODAY IN THE UPPER 40S TO
MID 50S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/...
AS THE LOW MOVES NORTHEAST TOWARDS THE GULF OR MAINE TONIGHT AND
THURSDAY...THE FORECAST AREA WILL BE IN THE WARM CONVEYOR BELT OF
PCPN MOST OF THIS TIME PERIOD. POPS HAVE BEEN FORECAST TO RISE TO
CATEGORICAL LEVELS EARLY TONIGHT...AND REMAIN HIGH THROUGH MOST OF
THURSDAY.

THERE IS SOME MODEL DISAGREEMENT AS TO HOW HEAVY AND HOW LONG PCPN
WILL LINGER ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...SO HAVE
TAKEN A CONSENSUS APPROACH AND LOWER POPS THURSDAY NIGHT...DROPPING
TO CHANCE LEVELS BY SUNRISE FRIDAY. ON FRIDAY...POPS ARE FORECAST TO
CONTINUE TO DECREASE...REACHING ONLY 20 TO 30 PERCENT BY LATE IN THE
DAY.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE FAIRLY UNIFORM ACROSS THE REGION AND NOT VARY
MUCH BETWEEN HIGHS AND LOWS. LOWS TONIGHT AND THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE
IN THE LOW OR MID 40S...WITH SOME UPPER 40S ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHERN
AREAS. HIGHS THURSDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO MID 50S. FRIDAY IS
THE TRICKIER DAY IN TERMS OF TEMP FORECASTS. FOR NOW HAVE FORECAST
HIGHS IN THE 50S...BUT IF CLOUDS AND PCPN PERSIST AS SOME MODELS
SUGGEST...THEN HIGHS WILL LIKELY BE 5 TO 8 DEGREES COLDER.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE PERIOD STARTS OUT WITH THE COASTAL LOW THAT WILL HAVE IMPACTED
THE REGION MUCH OF THE WORK WEEK FINALLY PULLING AWAY INTO THE
CANADIAN MARITIMES FRIDAY NIGHT. SHORT WAVE RIDGING INTO SATURDAY
MORNING WILL RESULT IN DRY CONDITIONS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES
CONTINUING TO BE ABOVE NORMAL. CHANCES FOR SHOWERS WILL INCREASE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR AREAS NORTH AND WEST OF THE CAPITAL DISTRICT
AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW RAPIDLY APPROACHES FROM SOUTHEAST CANADA. IT
WILL BE MILD FOR MUCH OF THE AREA AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...WITH
TEMPERATURES WARMING INTO THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S FOR MOST
LOCATIONS.

THE UPPER LOW WILL TRACK INTO THE NORTHEAST CONUS SATURDAY
NIGHT...WITH GENERALLY GOOD MODEL AGREEMENT. MOST OF THE SHOWER
ACTIVITY SHOULD BE CONFINED TO THE HIGHER TERRAIN WITH A NORTHWEST
FLOW REGIME FAVORING UPSLOPE ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS AND
SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS. ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE DUE TO DECENT JET DYNAMICS DESPITE LACK OF
MOISTURE. DEPENDING ON HOW MANY BREAKS OF SUNSHINE OCCUR ON
SUNDAY...TEMPS COULD END UP SLIGHTLY COOLER OR MUCH COOLER THAN
SATURDAY IN THE COLD ADVECTION REGIME ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE UPPER
LOW. WILL STILL MENTION SLIGHT TO LOW CHANCE POPS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN TO ACCOUNT FOR ANY WRAP-AROUND/UPSLOPE SHOWERS. VALLEY
LOCATIONS SOUTH OF ALBANY SHOULD REMAIN DRY.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY...AS A
SURFACE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION. WITH THE HIGH
CRESTING TO OUR SOUTH MONDAY AFTERNOON...A WESTERLY FLOW COMBINED
WITH WARMING ALOFT SHOULD PROMOTE DECENT MIXING FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR. TEMPS SHOULD RESPOND BY WARMING INTO THE LOWER 60S IN THE
VALLEYS. AS HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS FARTHER SOUTH AND EAST OFF THE
CAROLINA COAST...AN EVEN WARMER SOUTH-SOUTHWEST FLOW REGIME WILL SET
UP FOR TUESDAY...WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR TEMPS TO POTENTIALLY REACH THE
MID TO UPPER 60S WITH CONTINUED DRY CONDITIONS.

&&

.AVIATION /06Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/..
A COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA WILL
PROVIDE A MOIST NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE
NEXT 36 TO 48 HOURS.

COVERAGE OF SHOWERS HAS DECREASED SO WILL ONLY MENTION VCSH FOR THE
REST OF THE OVERNIGHT. HOWEVER...CIGS HAVE LOWERED INTO IFR RANGE AT
MOST OF THE TERMINALS AND WILL LIKELY REMAIN IN IFR RANGE WITH
OCCASIONAL LOWER-END MVFR LEVELS THROUGH MUCH OF THE MORNING.
SHOWERS WILL LIKELY INCREASE IN COVERAGE BY THIS AFTERNOON...WITH A
STEADY RAIN EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS EVENING AS THE COASTAL LOW
TRACKS CLOSER TO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. MVFR/IFR WILL CONTINUE WITH
MOIST LOW LEVEL NORTHEASTERLY FLOW PERSISTING.

SURFACE WINDS WILL BE NORTHERLY AROUND 5-10 KTS...INCREASING TO
10-15 KTS THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS NEAR 20 KTS AS THE COASTAL LOW
STRENGTHENS.

OUTLOOK...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. PDS RA.
THURSDAY: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. OCNL SHRA...RA.
THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SATURDAY TO SUNDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY...AND THEN MOVES NORTHEAST TO THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND
INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR
FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF THE
WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER WILL BE UNSETTLED AND WET AS AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION. OCCASIONAL RAINFALL IS
EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO EARLY FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST AND
HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK...WITH LOCALIZED
AMOUNTS UP TO THREE POSSIBLE. HOWEVER...THIS RAINFALL WOULD OCCUR
OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS
ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE HIGHEST
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND POSSIBLY THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...GJM/KL
NEAR TERM...GJM
SHORT TERM...GJM
LONG TERM...JPV
AVIATION...JPV
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM













000
FXUS61 KBTV 220854
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
454 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
THE WET PATTERN WILL CONTINUE TODAY RIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AS THE
LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OFF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST AND
SPREADS ATLANTIC MOISTURE WESTWARD INTO THE REGION. THIS WILL
RESULT IN A FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RAIN EVENT FOR MUCH OF THE
AREA...ESPECIALLY LATER TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 8 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 453 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...THE WEATHER PATTERN IS IN TRANSITION
RIGHT NOW AS LOW PRESSURE IS TAKING SHAPE OFF THE NEW JERSEY COAST
AND THIS FEATURE WILL MOVE SLOWLY NORTHWARD DURING THE DAY. THIS
WILL HELP TO STRENGTHEN THE EASTERLY FLOW OVER THE REGION AND
ALLOW FOR MORE ATLANTIC MOISTURE INTO THE REGION. SEEING ANOTHER
AREA OF RAIN FROM THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM OF VERMONT EASTWARD INTO
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE. THIS MOISTURE WILL SLOWLY WORK ITS WAY
INTO THE REGION TODAY AND THE AREAL COVERAGE OF RAIN WILL INCREASE
AS A RESULT. LITTLE CHANGE IS EXPECTED WITH TEMPERATURE DUE TO
EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER AND PRECIPITATION. LOOKING AT HIGHS
GENERALLY IN THE 40S TO AROUND 50...VERY SIMILAR TO YESTERDAY.

&&

.SHORT TERM /8 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY/...
AS OF 453 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MENTIONED
ABOVE SLOWLY MOVES NORTH TONIGHT...A LARGER SWATH OF RAIN WILL
MOVE INTO THE AREA. THE RAIN WILL BE STEADIER IN NATURE RIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY. THIS IS ALSO THE TIME PERIOD WHERE UPSLOPE FLOW
WILL ENHANCE PRECIPITATION OVER THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS...THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS...AND
EVENTUALLY OVER THE NORTHERN CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AS WINDS GO FROM
EAST TO NORTH-NORTHEAST. THUS LATER TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
WILL BE WHEN WE SEE THE MOST ACCUMULATING RAINFALL. STILL LOOKING
AT A WIDESPREAD 1 TO 2 INCH RAINFALL WITH UPSLOPE REGIONS GETTING
AS HIGH AS 2.25 TO 2.50 INCHES. RIVER LEVELS REMAIN LOW AND GIVEN
THE LONGER DURATION OF THE RAINFALL TO REACH THESE HIGHER
LEVELS...FLOODING ON THE LARGER RIVERS IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS
TIME. HOWEVER...RISES WILL BE NOTICEABLE...ESPECIALLY ON THE
SMALLER RIVERS AND STREAMS. THUS THIS WILL CONTINUE TO BE
MONITORED. EVENTUALLY THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES NORTHEAST OF
THE AREA ON FRIDAY AND PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF
THROUGHOUT THE DAY. LITTLE DIURNAL RANGE IN TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED WITH HIGHS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER
50S...WITH LOWS IN THE 40S.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
AS OF 453 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...THE REASON THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
MOVES AWAY FRIDAY NIGHT IS THAT AN UPSTREAM TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
DROPS DOWN FROM CENTRAL CANADA. THIS FEATURE MOVES DOWN ACROSS OUR
AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THUS ONLY A BRIEF BREAK IN
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING...BUT
INCREASING DYNAMIC SUPPORT FROM THE INCOMING SYSTEM WILL LEAD TO
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHOWERS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...AND
ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY. CLOUDS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL BE
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FEATURE AND THERE COULD BE SOME HIGH
ELEVATION SNOW AT THE TAIL END OF THE EVENT SUNDAY NIGHT. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER BUILDS IN FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY AS A RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE REGION.

&&

.AVIATION /09Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
FLIGHT CATEGORIES RANGING FROM MVFR TO LIFR AT BTV WILL CONTINUE
TODAY WITH TENDENCY TOWARD MAINLY IFR THROUGH THE DAYTIME HOURS
AS LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST MOVES VERY SLOWLY
TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND COAST WITH A DEEP EASTERLY FLOW
OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE STREAMING INTO NEW ENGLAND. DRIZZLE AND
PATCHES OF RAIN WILL BECOME PREVAILING IFR BY AFTERNOON AT MOST
TAF SITES. KMSS MAY REMAIN FAR ENOUGH TO THE WEST TO AVOID THE
RAINFALL...AND KEEP FLYING CONDITIONS SOMEWHAT BETTER THERE.

WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL GENERALLY BE NORTHERLY AT AROUND 5 TO 15
KNOTSWITH SOME G20 KT AT KMSS. WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE
DAY ON FROM A CONTINUED NORTHERLY DIRECTION AT 10-15 KNOTS. WINDS
MAY GUST TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS KBTV/KPBG/KMSS...AS WINDS ARE FUNNELED
DOWN THE CHAMPLAIN AND ST. LAWRENCE VALLEYS.

OUTLOOK 06Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

06Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
FIRST WAVE OF PRECIPITATION ON TUESDAY HAS ALL BUT COME TO AND END
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM OF VERMONT WHERE LIGHT
SHOWERS EXISTED. EVENTUALLY WE WILL SEE THE DEEPER EASTERLY FLOW
DEVELOP AND RAIN SHOULD BECOME WIDESPREAD OVER THE AREA AS THE DAY
PROGRESSES. THE STEADIEST RAINS WILL BE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY AND
THEN PRECIPITATION GRADUALLY TAPERS OFF ON FRIDAY. STILL LOOKING
AT 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN FOR MOST AREAS WITH UP TO 2.5 INCHES
ALONG THE EASTERN FACING SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND
NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS...AS WELL AS PARTS OF THE NORTHERN CHAMPLAIN
VALLEY. LARGER RIVERS REMAIN WELL BELOW FLOOD STAGE AND THE LONGER
DURATION OF RAINFALL TO GET TO THE HIGHER AMOUNTS SUGGESTS THAT
FLOODING IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...THERE WILL BE
SHARP RISES ON AREA WATERWAYS...ESPECIALLY THE SMALLER RIVERS AND
STREAMS. THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...EVENSON
NEAR TERM...EVENSON
SHORT TERM...EVENSON
LONG TERM...EVENSON
AVIATION...SISSON
HYDROLOGY...EVENSON




000
FXUS61 KALY 220831
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
430 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY...AND THEN MOVES NORTHEAST TO THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND
INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR
FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM TODAY/...
LOOKING AT SURROUNDING RADARS AND MOVEMENT OF ANY RAIN AREAS...IT
WOULD APPEAR THAT NOT MUCH RAINFALL WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE FORECAST
AREA THIS MORNING...SO HAVE FORECAST CHANCE POPS IN ALL AREAS. LATER
TODAY...AS THE WARM CONVEYOR BELT OF MOISTURE/PCPN BEGINS TO TAKE
SHAPE AROUND THE CUTOFF UPPER LOW...POPS ARE FORECAST TO RISE TO
LIKELY LEVELS BY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. WITH A BRISK NORTHERLY WIND
AND LOTS OF CLOUD COVER...TEMPS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO RISE THAT MUCH
FROM CURRENT READINGS. HAVE FORECAST HIGHS TODAY IN THE UPPER 40S TO
MID 50S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/...
AS THE LOW MOVES NORTHEAST TOWARDS THE GULF OR MAINE TONIGHT AND
THURSDAY...THE FORECAST AREA WILL BE IN THE WARM CONVEYOR BELT OF
PCPN MOST OF THIS TIME PERIOD. POPS HAVE BEEN FORECAST TO RISE TO
CATEGORICAL LEVELS EARLY TONIGHT...AND REMAIN HIGH THROUGH MOST OF
THURSDAY.

THERE IS SOME MODEL DISAGREEMENT AS TO HOW HEAVY AND HOW LONG PCPN
WILL LINGER ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...SO HAVE
TAKEN A CONSENSUS APPROACH AND LOWER POPS THURSDAY NIGHT...DROPPING
TO CHANCE LEVELS BY SUNRISE FRIDAY. ON FRIDAY...POPS ARE FORECAST TO
CONTINUE TO DECREASE...REACHING ONLY 20 TO 30 PERCENT BY LATE IN THE
DAY.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE FAIRLY UNIFORM ACROSS THE REGION AND NOT VARY
MUCH BETWEEN HIGHS AND LOWS. LOWS TONIGHT AND THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE
IN THE LOW OR MID 40S...WITH SOME UPPER 40S ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHERN
AREAS. HIGHS THURSDAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO MID 50S. FRIDAY IS
THE TRICKIER DAY IN TERMS OF TEMP FORECASTS. FOR NOW HAVE FORECAST
HIGHS IN THE 50S...BUT IF CLOUDS AND PCPN PERSIST AS SOME MODELS
SUGGEST...THEN HIGHS WILL LIKELY BE 5 TO 8 DEGREES COLDER.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE PERIOD STARTS OUT WITH THE COASTAL LOW THAT WILL HAVE IMPACTED
THE REGION MUCH OF THE WORK WEEK FINALLY PULLING AWAY INTO THE
CANADIAN MARITIMES FRIDAY NIGHT. SHORT WAVE RIDGING INTO SATURDAY
MORNING WILL RESULT IN DRY CONDITIONS WITH LOW TEMPERATURES
CONTINUING TO BE ABOVE NORMAL. CHANCES FOR SHOWERS WILL INCREASE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR AREAS NORTH AND WEST OF THE CAPITAL DISTRICT
AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW RAPIDLY APPROACHES FROM SOUTHEAST CANADA. IT
WILL BE MILD FOR MUCH OF THE AREA AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM...WITH
TEMPERATURES WARMING INTO THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S FOR MOST
LOCATIONS.

THE UPPER LOW WILL TRACK INTO THE NORTHEAST CONUS SATURDAY
NIGHT...WITH GENERALLY GOOD MODEL AGREEMENT. MOST OF THE SHOWER
ACTIVITY SHOULD BE CONFINED TO THE HIGHER TERRAIN WITH A NORTHWEST
FLOW REGIME FAVORING UPSLOPE ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS AND
SOUTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS. ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE DUE TO DECENT JET DYNAMICS DESPITE LACK OF
MOISTURE. DEPENDING ON HOW MANY BREAKS OF SUNSHINE OCCUR ON
SUNDAY...TEMPS COULD END UP SLIGHTLY COOLER OR MUCH COOLER THAN
SATURDAY IN THE COLD ADVECTION REGIME ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE UPPER
LOW. WILL STILL MENTION SLIGHT TO LOW CHANCE POPS ACROSS THE HIGHER
TERRAIN TO ACCOUNT FOR ANY WRAP-AROUND/UPSLOPE SHOWERS. VALLEY
LOCATIONS SOUTH OF ALBANY SHOULD REMAIN DRY.

IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY...AS A
SURFACE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION. WITH THE HIGH
CRESTING TO OUR SOUTH MONDAY AFTERNOON...A WESTERLY FLOW COMBINED
WITH WARMING ALOFT SHOULD PROMOTE DECENT MIXING FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR. TEMPS SHOULD RESPOND BY WARMING INTO THE LOWER 60S IN THE
VALLEYS. AS HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS FARTHER SOUTH AND EAST OFF THE
CAROLINA COAST...AN EVEN WARMER SOUTH-SOUTHWEST FLOW REGIME WILL SET
UP FOR TUESDAY...WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR TEMPS TO POTENTIALLY REACH THE
MID TO UPPER 60S WITH CONTINUED DRY CONDITIONS.

&&

.AVIATION /06Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/..
A COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA WILL
PROVIDE A MOIST NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE
NEXT 36 TO 48 HOURS.

COVERAGE OF SHOWERS HAS DECREASED SO WILL ONLY MENTION VCSH FOR THE
REST OF THE OVERNIGHT. HOWEVER...CIGS HAVE LOWERED INTO IFR RANGE AT
MOST OF THE TERMINALS AND WILL LIKELY REMAIN IN IFR RANGE WITH
OCCASIONAL LOWER-END MVFR LEVELS THROUGH MUCH OF THE MORNING.
SHOWERS WILL LIKELY INCREASE IN COVERAGE BY THIS AFTERNOON...WITH A
STEADY RAIN EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS EVENING AS THE COASTAL LOW
TRACKS CLOSER TO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. MVFR/IFR WILL CONTINUE WITH
MOIST LOW LEVEL NORTHEASTERLY FLOW PERSISTING.

SURFACE WINDS WILL BE NORTHERLY AROUND 5-10 KTS...INCREASING TO
10-15 KTS THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS NEAR 20 KTS AS THE COASTAL LOW
STRENGTHENS.

OUTLOOK...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. PDS RA.
THURSDAY: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. OCNL SHRA...RA.
THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SATURDAY TO SUNDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY...AND THEN MOVES NORTHEAST TO THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND
INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR
FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF THE
WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER WILL BE UNSETTLED AND WET AS AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION. OCCASIONAL RAINFALL IS
EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO EARLY FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST AND
HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK...WITH LOCALIZED
AMOUNTS UP TO THREE POSSIBLE. HOWEVER...THIS RAINFALL WOULD OCCUR
OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS
ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE HIGHEST
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND POSSIBLY THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...GJM/KL
NEAR TERM...GJM
SHORT TERM...GJM
LONG TERM...JPV
AVIATION...JPV
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM










000
FXUS61 KALY 220553
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
153 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 130 AM...HOURLY TEMP GRIDS AND OVERNIGHT LOW TEMP GRID WERE A
LITTLE TOO COLD AND HAVE RAISED TEMPS BY AROUND 3 DEGREES...WITH
LOWS NOW FORECAST TO BE IN THE 40S TO AROUND 50. HAVE ALSO ADJUSTED
THE POP/WX GRIDS BASED ON CURRENT RADAR TRENDS. THE BIGGEST CHANGE
WAS TO RAISE POPS TO LIKELY OVER THE SOUTHEAST CATSKILLS.


PREVIOUS DISCUSSION...
TWO AREAS OF LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD ARE FOCUSING
BANDS OF SHOWERS WHICH ARE MOVING FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS
THE FA AS INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM THE SOUTH/SOUTHWEST IS
ALLOWING THE SHOWERS TO REDEVELOP ACROSS THE MID HUDSON VALLEY AND
SE CATSKILL REGION. THESE SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO TRANSLATE
NORTHWARD THROUGH THIS EVENING...SO SOME RAIN SHOULD REACH MUCH OF
THE CAPITAL REGION...BERKSHIRES AND SOUTHERN VT THROUGH THE
REMAINDER OF THIS EVENING.

SHOWERS MAY DECREASE IN AREAL COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT...ESP FOR
AREAS E OF THE HUDSON RIVER...AS THE BULK OF FORCING SHIFTS TO OUR
S AND W ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPING MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW...AND
ALSO OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST IN THE REGION OF STRENGTHENING WARM
ADVECTION. HAVE KEPT CHC POPS FOR THE REMAINDER OF
TONIGHT...EXPECTING THE GENERAL AREAL COVERAGE OF SHOWERS TO
DECREASE...ALTHOUGH AGAIN...MAY REMAIN A BIT GREATER ACROSS THE
WESTERN ADIRONDACKS/MOHAWK VALLEY AND EASTERN CATSKILLS.

SPOTTY DRIZZLE WILL LIKELY ALSO DEVELOP BETWEEN THE SHOWERS AS LOW
LEVELS MOISTEN...AND INTERACT WITH THE TERRAIN.

MIN TEMPS SHOULD GENERALLY FALL INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS BY
DAYBREAK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
WEDNESDAY...AT THIS TIME...BARRING ANY SMALLER...UNRESOLVED
SHORTWAVES ROTATING AROUND THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE DEVELOPING
MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW TO OUR SOUTH...IT APPEARS THAT LITTLE IN THE WAY
OF FORCING WILL BE PRESENT OVER OUR REGION FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST
HALF OF THE DAY. THEREFORE...HAVE INDICATED ONLY CHC POPS FOR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SOME PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...AS MID/UPPER LEVEL ENERGY AND INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT
DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN AND NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND DURING THE DAY...AND
PIVOTS BACK WESTWARD...THE AREAL COVERAGE OF RAIN AND/OR SHOWERS
SHOULD INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON...ESP ACROSS SOUTHERN VT AND
THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...AND NW MA. FURTHER S AND W...AREAL
COVERAGE MAY ONCE AGAIN REMAIN SPOTTY INTO THE AFTERNOON. THERE IS
EVEN A POSSIBILITY OF SOME BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS DEVELOPING IN SOME
AREAS DURING THE MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON...BEFORE MOISTURE DEEPENS
AGAIN FROM NE TO SW LATE IN THE DAY. ASSUMING RAINFALL REMAINS
FAIRLY LIMITED...EXPECT MAX TEMPS TO REACH THE LOWER/MID 50S IN MOST
AREAS...EXCEPT FOR UPPER 40S ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS...SOUTHERN VT...AND THE EASTERN CATSKILLS.

WED NT-THU...THIS APPEARS THE BEST CHANCE FOR A WIDESPREAD PERIOD OF
RAINFALL ACROSS THE REGION...WITH MODERATE TO PERHAPS LOCALLY HVY
POCKETS OF RAIN...ESP ACROSS HIGHER...E-FACING SLOPES ACROSS
SOUTHERN VT/WESTERN MA...THE SE ADIRONDACKS...AND ALSO THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS. THE BULK OF NUMERICAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS THAT THE
COMBINATION OF AN E/NE LOW LEVEL JET OF 40-50 KT TRANSLATING
WESTWARD TOWARD THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY AND SOUTHERN
VT/WESTERN MA...ALONG WITH DEEP LOW/MID LEVEL FRONTOGENETICAL
FORCING AROUND THE W/NW PERIPHERY OF THE STRONG UPPER LEVEL
LOW...SHOULD FAVOR SOME BANDS OF MOD-HVY RAINFALL PIVOTING
WEST...THEN SW ACROSS THE REGION LATE WED NT INTO AT LEAST THU AM.
AGAIN...AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE COMBINATION OF UPPER
LEVEL DYNAMICS AND LOW LEVEL MOISTURE FLUX CONVERGENCE SHOULD FAVOR
THE GREATEST RAINFALL AMTS FROM SOUTHERN VT INTO SE
ADIRONDACKS...WHERE UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL COULD OCCUR. A
SECONDARY MAX OF AROUND 2 INCHES APPEARS POSSIBLE IN THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS DUE TO UPSLOPE...WHILE A MIN SHOULD OCCUR WITHIN THE
IMMEDIATE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...WITH GENERALLY 0.5-1.5 INCHES
OCCURRING. WINDS WILL BECOME QUITE GUSTY FROM THE NORTH/NORTHEAST
AS WELL...WITH SOME GUSTS POSSIBLY REACHING OR EXCEEDING 35 MPH
ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MTNS...BERKSHIRES
AND TACONICS...AND POSSIBLY WITHIN PORTIONS OF THE UPPER HUDSON
RIVER VALLEY DUE TO SOME FUNNELING EFFECTS...WHERE SOME GUSTS OF
30-35 MPH COULD ALSO OCCUR. WED NT MIN TEMPS SHOULD MAINLY FALL
INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS...AND MAXES MAY REMAIN BELOW 50 IN
MANY AREAS ON THU DUE TO CLOUDS...RAIN AND A PERSISTENT NORTH WIND
FUNNELING COOL AND RELATIVELY DRY AIR SOUTHWARD...WHILE WET BULB
EFFECTS OCCUR WITH THE FALLING RAINFALL. IF THE RAIN DECREASES IN
AREAL COVERAGE IN THE AFTERNOON...SLIGHTLY WARMER MAX TEMPS WOULD
THEN BE POSSIBLE.

THU NT...SOME ADDITIONAL BANDS OF SHOWERS MAY CONTINUE TO ROTATE
SOUTHWEST/SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION...ESP EARLY AND FOR AREAS NEAR
AND E OF THE HUDSON RIVER. TEMPS SHOULD FALL INTO THE LOWER 40S IN
MOST AREAS...WITH SOME UPPER 30S POSSIBLE ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS
WITHIN THE SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS AND CATSKILLS.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM PERIOD STARTS OUT UNSETTLED AND ENDS WITH DRIER
CONDITIONS.

ON FRIDAY...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE LOCATED IN THE
GULF OF MAINE WITH A CYCLONIC FLOW BACK ACRS THE FA. THIS WILL KEEP
CLOUDS ACRS THE REGION WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS MAINLY ACRS THE NRN
TWO THIRDS OF THE FA FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. EXPECT HIGHS ON FRIDAY
TO BE IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH LOWS FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER
30S TO MID 40S.

FOR SATURDAY...DRIER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH A FEW LINGER
SHOWERS ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE NOSING INTO THE FA FROM THE
OHIO VALLEY. EXPECT HIGHS ON SATURDAY IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH
LOWS SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY AT THIS POINT LOOK MAINLY DRY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS ACROSS THE FA. HIGHS ON SUNDAY ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S NORTHWEST TO AROUND 60 IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY. LOWS
SUNDAY NIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE MID 30S NORTHWEST TO THE
LOWER 40S SOUTHEAST. MONDAY LOOKS TO BE A MILDER DAY WITH HIGH
PRESSURE CENTERED IN THE CAROLINAS AND A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD. HIGHS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE
UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /06Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/..
A COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA WILL
PROVIDE A MOIST NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE
NEXT 36 TO 48 HOURS.

COVERAGE OF SHOWERS HAS DECREASED SO WILL ONLY MENTION VCSH FOR THE
REST OF THE OVERNIGHT. HOWEVER...CIGS HAVE LOWERED INTO IFR RANGE AT
MOST OF THE TERMINALS AND WILL LIKELY REMAIN IN IFR RANGE WITH
OCCASIONAL LOWER-END MVFR LEVELS THROUGH MUCH OF THE MORNING.
SHOWERS WILL LIKELY INCREASE IN COVERAGE BY THIS AFTERNOON...WITH A
STEADY RAIN EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS EVENING AS THE COASTAL LOW
TRACKS CLOSER TO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. MVFR/IFR WILL CONTINUE WITH
MOIST LOW LEVEL NORTHEASTERLY FLOW PERSISTING.

SURFACE WINDS WILL BE NORTHERLY AROUND 5-10 KTS...INCREASING TO
10-15 KTS THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS NEAR 20 KTS AS THE COASTAL LOW
STRENGTHENS.

OUTLOOK...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. PDS RA.
THURSDAY: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. OCNL SHRA...RA.
THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SATURDAY TO SUNDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO TURN UNSETTLED AND
WET AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION.
INTERMITTENT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH
THE STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR LATE WED INTO
EARLY THU.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP LATE WED INTO EARLY THU. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK. THIS RAINFALL
WOULD OCCUR OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS
THAT THE GREATEST AMTS...UP TO 2 INCHES...WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND
POSSIBLY THE EASTERN CATSKILLS...WITH LESS AMTS...GENERALLY 0.5 TO
1.5 INCHES...OCCURRING WITHIN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY DUE TO
DOWNSLOPING.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...GJM/KL
NEAR TERM...GJM/KL/11
SHORT TERM...KL
LONG TERM...11
AVIATION...JPV
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM







000
FXUS61 KALY 220553
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
153 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 130 AM...HOURLY TEMP GRIDS AND OVERNIGHT LOW TEMP GRID WERE A
LITTLE TOO COLD AND HAVE RAISED TEMPS BY AROUND 3 DEGREES...WITH
LOWS NOW FORECAST TO BE IN THE 40S TO AROUND 50. HAVE ALSO ADJUSTED
THE POP/WX GRIDS BASED ON CURRENT RADAR TRENDS. THE BIGGEST CHANGE
WAS TO RAISE POPS TO LIKELY OVER THE SOUTHEAST CATSKILLS.


PREVIOUS DISCUSSION...
TWO AREAS OF LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD ARE FOCUSING
BANDS OF SHOWERS WHICH ARE MOVING FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS
THE FA AS INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM THE SOUTH/SOUTHWEST IS
ALLOWING THE SHOWERS TO REDEVELOP ACROSS THE MID HUDSON VALLEY AND
SE CATSKILL REGION. THESE SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO TRANSLATE
NORTHWARD THROUGH THIS EVENING...SO SOME RAIN SHOULD REACH MUCH OF
THE CAPITAL REGION...BERKSHIRES AND SOUTHERN VT THROUGH THE
REMAINDER OF THIS EVENING.

SHOWERS MAY DECREASE IN AREAL COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT...ESP FOR
AREAS E OF THE HUDSON RIVER...AS THE BULK OF FORCING SHIFTS TO OUR
S AND W ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPING MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW...AND
ALSO OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST IN THE REGION OF STRENGTHENING WARM
ADVECTION. HAVE KEPT CHC POPS FOR THE REMAINDER OF
TONIGHT...EXPECTING THE GENERAL AREAL COVERAGE OF SHOWERS TO
DECREASE...ALTHOUGH AGAIN...MAY REMAIN A BIT GREATER ACROSS THE
WESTERN ADIRONDACKS/MOHAWK VALLEY AND EASTERN CATSKILLS.

SPOTTY DRIZZLE WILL LIKELY ALSO DEVELOP BETWEEN THE SHOWERS AS LOW
LEVELS MOISTEN...AND INTERACT WITH THE TERRAIN.

MIN TEMPS SHOULD GENERALLY FALL INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS BY
DAYBREAK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
WEDNESDAY...AT THIS TIME...BARRING ANY SMALLER...UNRESOLVED
SHORTWAVES ROTATING AROUND THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE DEVELOPING
MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW TO OUR SOUTH...IT APPEARS THAT LITTLE IN THE WAY
OF FORCING WILL BE PRESENT OVER OUR REGION FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST
HALF OF THE DAY. THEREFORE...HAVE INDICATED ONLY CHC POPS FOR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SOME PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...AS MID/UPPER LEVEL ENERGY AND INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT
DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN AND NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND DURING THE DAY...AND
PIVOTS BACK WESTWARD...THE AREAL COVERAGE OF RAIN AND/OR SHOWERS
SHOULD INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON...ESP ACROSS SOUTHERN VT AND
THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...AND NW MA. FURTHER S AND W...AREAL
COVERAGE MAY ONCE AGAIN REMAIN SPOTTY INTO THE AFTERNOON. THERE IS
EVEN A POSSIBILITY OF SOME BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS DEVELOPING IN SOME
AREAS DURING THE MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON...BEFORE MOISTURE DEEPENS
AGAIN FROM NE TO SW LATE IN THE DAY. ASSUMING RAINFALL REMAINS
FAIRLY LIMITED...EXPECT MAX TEMPS TO REACH THE LOWER/MID 50S IN MOST
AREAS...EXCEPT FOR UPPER 40S ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS...SOUTHERN VT...AND THE EASTERN CATSKILLS.

WED NT-THU...THIS APPEARS THE BEST CHANCE FOR A WIDESPREAD PERIOD OF
RAINFALL ACROSS THE REGION...WITH MODERATE TO PERHAPS LOCALLY HVY
POCKETS OF RAIN...ESP ACROSS HIGHER...E-FACING SLOPES ACROSS
SOUTHERN VT/WESTERN MA...THE SE ADIRONDACKS...AND ALSO THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS. THE BULK OF NUMERICAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS THAT THE
COMBINATION OF AN E/NE LOW LEVEL JET OF 40-50 KT TRANSLATING
WESTWARD TOWARD THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY AND SOUTHERN
VT/WESTERN MA...ALONG WITH DEEP LOW/MID LEVEL FRONTOGENETICAL
FORCING AROUND THE W/NW PERIPHERY OF THE STRONG UPPER LEVEL
LOW...SHOULD FAVOR SOME BANDS OF MOD-HVY RAINFALL PIVOTING
WEST...THEN SW ACROSS THE REGION LATE WED NT INTO AT LEAST THU AM.
AGAIN...AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE COMBINATION OF UPPER
LEVEL DYNAMICS AND LOW LEVEL MOISTURE FLUX CONVERGENCE SHOULD FAVOR
THE GREATEST RAINFALL AMTS FROM SOUTHERN VT INTO SE
ADIRONDACKS...WHERE UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL COULD OCCUR. A
SECONDARY MAX OF AROUND 2 INCHES APPEARS POSSIBLE IN THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS DUE TO UPSLOPE...WHILE A MIN SHOULD OCCUR WITHIN THE
IMMEDIATE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...WITH GENERALLY 0.5-1.5 INCHES
OCCURRING. WINDS WILL BECOME QUITE GUSTY FROM THE NORTH/NORTHEAST
AS WELL...WITH SOME GUSTS POSSIBLY REACHING OR EXCEEDING 35 MPH
ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MTNS...BERKSHIRES
AND TACONICS...AND POSSIBLY WITHIN PORTIONS OF THE UPPER HUDSON
RIVER VALLEY DUE TO SOME FUNNELING EFFECTS...WHERE SOME GUSTS OF
30-35 MPH COULD ALSO OCCUR. WED NT MIN TEMPS SHOULD MAINLY FALL
INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS...AND MAXES MAY REMAIN BELOW 50 IN
MANY AREAS ON THU DUE TO CLOUDS...RAIN AND A PERSISTENT NORTH WIND
FUNNELING COOL AND RELATIVELY DRY AIR SOUTHWARD...WHILE WET BULB
EFFECTS OCCUR WITH THE FALLING RAINFALL. IF THE RAIN DECREASES IN
AREAL COVERAGE IN THE AFTERNOON...SLIGHTLY WARMER MAX TEMPS WOULD
THEN BE POSSIBLE.

THU NT...SOME ADDITIONAL BANDS OF SHOWERS MAY CONTINUE TO ROTATE
SOUTHWEST/SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION...ESP EARLY AND FOR AREAS NEAR
AND E OF THE HUDSON RIVER. TEMPS SHOULD FALL INTO THE LOWER 40S IN
MOST AREAS...WITH SOME UPPER 30S POSSIBLE ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS
WITHIN THE SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS AND CATSKILLS.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM PERIOD STARTS OUT UNSETTLED AND ENDS WITH DRIER
CONDITIONS.

ON FRIDAY...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE LOCATED IN THE
GULF OF MAINE WITH A CYCLONIC FLOW BACK ACRS THE FA. THIS WILL KEEP
CLOUDS ACRS THE REGION WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS MAINLY ACRS THE NRN
TWO THIRDS OF THE FA FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. EXPECT HIGHS ON FRIDAY
TO BE IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH LOWS FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER
30S TO MID 40S.

FOR SATURDAY...DRIER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH A FEW LINGER
SHOWERS ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE NOSING INTO THE FA FROM THE
OHIO VALLEY. EXPECT HIGHS ON SATURDAY IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH
LOWS SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY AT THIS POINT LOOK MAINLY DRY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS ACROSS THE FA. HIGHS ON SUNDAY ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S NORTHWEST TO AROUND 60 IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY. LOWS
SUNDAY NIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE MID 30S NORTHWEST TO THE
LOWER 40S SOUTHEAST. MONDAY LOOKS TO BE A MILDER DAY WITH HIGH
PRESSURE CENTERED IN THE CAROLINAS AND A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD. HIGHS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE
UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /06Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/..
A COASTAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA WILL
PROVIDE A MOIST NORTHEASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE
NEXT 36 TO 48 HOURS.

COVERAGE OF SHOWERS HAS DECREASED SO WILL ONLY MENTION VCSH FOR THE
REST OF THE OVERNIGHT. HOWEVER...CIGS HAVE LOWERED INTO IFR RANGE AT
MOST OF THE TERMINALS AND WILL LIKELY REMAIN IN IFR RANGE WITH
OCCASIONAL LOWER-END MVFR LEVELS THROUGH MUCH OF THE MORNING.
SHOWERS WILL LIKELY INCREASE IN COVERAGE BY THIS AFTERNOON...WITH A
STEADY RAIN EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS EVENING AS THE COASTAL LOW
TRACKS CLOSER TO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. MVFR/IFR WILL CONTINUE WITH
MOIST LOW LEVEL NORTHEASTERLY FLOW PERSISTING.

SURFACE WINDS WILL BE NORTHERLY AROUND 5-10 KTS...INCREASING TO
10-15 KTS THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS NEAR 20 KTS AS THE COASTAL LOW
STRENGTHENS.

OUTLOOK...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. PDS RA.
THURSDAY: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. OCNL SHRA...RA.
THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SATURDAY TO SUNDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO TURN UNSETTLED AND
WET AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION.
INTERMITTENT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH
THE STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR LATE WED INTO
EARLY THU.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP LATE WED INTO EARLY THU. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK. THIS RAINFALL
WOULD OCCUR OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS
THAT THE GREATEST AMTS...UP TO 2 INCHES...WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND
POSSIBLY THE EASTERN CATSKILLS...WITH LESS AMTS...GENERALLY 0.5 TO
1.5 INCHES...OCCURRING WITHIN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY DUE TO
DOWNSLOPING.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...GJM/KL
NEAR TERM...GJM/KL/11
SHORT TERM...KL
LONG TERM...11
AVIATION...JPV
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM







000
FXUS61 KBTV 220551
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
151 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
WET AND UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL IMPACT NORTHERN NEW YORK AND
VERMONT OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. LOW PRESSURE WILL FORM NEAR
THE NEW JERSEY SHORE TONIGHT...AND SLOWLY MOVE NORTHEAST TOWARDS
CAPE COD BY THURSDAY. EXPECT SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS TO
TRANSITION TO A STEADY RAINFALL BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING
THROUGH THURSDAY. THE STORM WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE TOWARDS NOVA
SCOTIA BY FRIDAY WITH SHOWERS PERSISTING.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 7 AM THIS MORNING/...
AS OF 121 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...GOING FORECAST IN GOOD SHAPE WITH
EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER KEEPING TEMPERATURES IN THE 40S. BEST CHANCE
FOR SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
VERMONT WHERE DEEPER EASTERLY FLOW CONTINUES TO TAKE SHAPE AND
SPREAD MOISTURE WESTWARD INTO THE AREA.

&&

.SHORT TERM /7 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 406 PM EDT TUESDAY...

TOMORROW...THE CUTOFF LOW REACHES THE DELMARVA REGION...AND COASTAL
LOW PRESSURE SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM SE NJ.  A STRONG LOW-LEVEL JET
WILL HELP ADVECT ATLANTIC MOISTURE INTO VT AND THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY
BY THE AFTERNOON.  SCT SHOWERS WILL BEGIN TO BE MORE NUMEROUS.  IT
WILL BE BREEZY AND COOL...AND THE POPS WERE INCREASE TO LIKELY
VALUES BY THE AFTERNOON.  HIGHS WILL ONLY BE  IN THE LOWER TO MID
40S ACROSS THE MTNS...AND U40S TO L50S IN THE VALLEYS.

WED NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...A SLUG OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE PIVOTS INTO
THE REGION AHEAD OF THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. THE OCCLUDED
CYCLONE WILL BE A SLOW MOVER AND ANOMALOUS PWAT AIR /1 TO 3
STANDARD DEVIATIONS ABOVE NORMAL/ WILL MOVE OVER VT AND NRN NY.
THE EASTERLY H850 LLJ CRANKS UP TO 40-60 KTS. SOME ENHANCEMENT OF
THE RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ALONG THE ERN SLOPES OF THE GREENS AND
DACKS. PERIODS OF MDT-HVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE. FOR
NOW...HAVE PHRASED AS MDT RAINFALL IN THE GRIDS. THE POTENTIAL
ALSO EXISTS FOR SOME DOWNSLOPING IN THE ST LAWRENCE AND CHAMPLAIN
VALLEYS. TOTAL RAINFALL DURING THIS 24-HR STRETCH COULD BE IN THE
HALF AN INCH TO INCH AND A HALF RANGE WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
LOWS WED NIGHT WILL BE IN U30S TO M40S IN THE DANK AIR MASS. HIGHS
WILL BE COOL ON THURSDAY IN THE L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS TO THE
L50S IN THE VALLEYS.

THURSDAY NIGHT...THE SYSTEM BECOMES EQUIVALENT BAROTROPIC IN
STRUCTURE WITH DIFFERENTIAL VORTICITY ADVECTION ENHANCING THE PCPN
OVER THE REGION. THE ECMWF/GFS INDICATE INTERMITTENT SHOWERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME FRAME...AS THE OCCLUDED CYCLONE
MEANDERS OVER CAPE COD. LOWS WILL BE IN THE U30S TO L40S OVER THE
FORECAST AREA.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
AS OF 206 PM EDT TUESDAY...THE EXTENDED PORTION OF THE FORECAST
CONTINUES TO BE UNSETTLED EARLY ON...BUT A TREND TO FAIR AND DRY
WEATHER IS EXPECTED LATE IN THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS.

GENERALLY FOLLOWED CLOSE TO THE WPC GUIDANCE IN TERMS OF TEMPS IN
THE LONG TERM...WITH SOME SLIGHT CHANGES IN POPS AND WX BASED ON A
BLEND TO THE GFS/ECMWF GUIDANCE.

FRI-FRI NIGHT...THE OCCLUDED LOW SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM NEAR CAPE
COD. THIS STACKED SYSTEM CONTINUES TO MEANDER TOWARDS THE GULF OF
MAINE AND NOVA SCOTIA BY NIGHTFALL. SOME ATLANTIC MOISTURE WILL
WRAP AROUND THE SYSTEM FOR SCT TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS ON FRIDAY. THE
HIGHER POPS ARE ACROSS THE NORTH COUNTRY OF NY AND THE NRN
PORTIONS OF VT.  SEVERAL SPOKES OF SHORT WAVE ENERGY WILL SPIRAL
AROUND THE SYSTEM...AND THERE COULD BE SOME W/NW UPSLOPE OROGRAPHIC
ENHANCEMENT OFF THE GREEN MTNS AND NRN DACKS. AN ADDITIONAL
QUARTER TO HALF AN INCH OF RAIN MAY OCCUR BEFORE MIDNIGHT. THE
SHOWERS SHOULD DIMINISH OVERNIGHT WITH THE CYCLONE SLOWLY PULLING
AWAY. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID TO U40S OVER THE MTNS...AND LOWER
TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS. LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S TO M40S.

SAT-SUN NIGHT...UNFORTUNATELY ONE UPPER LOW FINALLY BEGINS TO MOVE
AWAY...AND ANOTHER ONE DESCENDS S/SE FROM ONTARIO/HUDSON BAY.
THERE MAY INITIALLY BE A BRIEF BREAK IN THE SHOWERS...BUT THIS
NEXT UPPER LOW MOVES QUICKLY SOUTHWARD. THE ECMWF IS A LITTLE MORE
AGGRESSIVE THAN THE GFS. SLIGHT TO LOW CHANCES OF SHOWERS WERE
PLACED IN THE FORECAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE HIGHER POPS WERE
PLACED FROM RUTLAND AND LAKE CHAMPLAIN NORTH AND EAST. THERE IS A
BETTER CHANCE OF SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. A FEW SNOW SHOWERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGH PEAKS...AS THE H850 TEMPS FALL TO 0 TO
+2C AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH QUICKLY. THE SHOWERS SHOULD
TAPER OFF SUNDAY MORNING...WITH MAINLY ISOLD SHOWERS OR SPRINKLES
SUNDAY AFTERNOON ESPECIALLY OVER NRN NY...AND WEST OF THE GREEN
MTNS. SOME OROGRAPHICALLY ENHANCED SHOWERS IN THE W/NW FLOW WILL
PERSIST ALONG THE WRN SPINE OF THE SRN GREENS. HIGHS BOTH DAYS
WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS /POSSIBLY A FEW
U50S ON SAT/...AND 40S TO L50S OVER THE MTNS. LOWS SATURDAY/SUNDAY
NIGHT WILL BE IN THE 30S TO L40S.

MON-TUE...IMPROVING WX TREND FOR NRN NY AND UPSTATE VT WITH SFC
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE OHIO VALLEY AND THE MID
ATLANTIC REGION TO OPEN THE WEEK. FAIR AND DRY WEATHER IS
EXPECTED...AND AS THE HIGH MOVES OFFSHORE TUESDAY...A RETURN S/SW
FLOW OF MILD AIR WILL IMPACT THE REGION. ACCORDING THE GFS H850
TEMPS SOAR BACK TO +12C TO +15C ON TUESDAY. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS
ARE EXPECTED. HIGHS ON MONDAY WILL BE IN THE M50S TO L60S IN THE
VALLEYS...AND LOWER TO M50S OVER THE MTNS. A MILD AND BREEZY NIGHT
IS EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO U40S IN MOST
LOCATIONS EXCEPT L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS. TEMPS COULD BE 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ON TUESDAY WITH WIDESPREAD LOWER TO
M60S...AND EVEN A FEW U60S IN THE VALLEYS. THE HIGH PEAKS WILL
EVEN BE IN MID TO U50S.

&&

.AVIATION /06Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
FLIGHT CATEGORIES RANGING FROM MVFR TO LIFR AT BTV WILL CONTINUE
TODAY WITH TENDENCY TOWARD MAINLY IFR THROUGH THE DAYTIME HOURS
AS LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST MOVES VERY SLOWLY
TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND COAST WITH A DEEP EASTERLY FLOW
OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE STREAMING INTO NEW ENGLAND. DRIZZLE AND
PATCHES OF RAIN WILL BECOME PREVAILING IFR BY AFTERNOON AT MOST
TAF SITES. KMSS MAY REMAIN FAR ENOUGH TO THE WEST TO AVOID THE
RAINFALL...AND KEEP FLYING CONDITIONS SOMEWHAT BETTER THERE.

WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL GENERALLY BE NORTHERLY AT AROUND 5 TO 15 KTS
WITH SOME G20 KT AT KMSS. WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE DAY ON
FROM A CONTINUED NORTHERLY DIRECTION AT 10-15 KTS. WINDS MAY GUST
TO 20 TO 25 KTS KBTV/KPBG/KMSS...AS WINDS ARE FUNNELED DOWN THE
CHAMPLAIN AND ST. LAWRENCE VALLEYS.

OUTLOOK 06Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

06Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
RIVERS ACROSS THE AREA ARE STARTING OUT LOW BEFORE THE START OF THE
PRECIPITATION EVENT THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE LARGER RIVERS ACROSS THE
AREA ARE GENERALLY 5 TO 10 FEET BELOW NORMAL. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL COME OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY...AND WE
ARE LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS IN THE UPSLOPE REGIONS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS AND THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK. RIVER LEVELS
WILL RISE AS A RESULT...BUT NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED NONETHELESS OVER THE
NEXT FEW DAYS.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...EVENSON
NEAR TERM...EVENSON
SHORT TERM...EVENSON
LONG TERM...EVENSON
AVIATION...SISSON
HYDROLOGY...WFO BTV




000
FXUS61 KBTV 220551
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
151 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
WET AND UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL IMPACT NORTHERN NEW YORK AND
VERMONT OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. LOW PRESSURE WILL FORM NEAR
THE NEW JERSEY SHORE TONIGHT...AND SLOWLY MOVE NORTHEAST TOWARDS
CAPE COD BY THURSDAY. EXPECT SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS TO
TRANSITION TO A STEADY RAINFALL BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING
THROUGH THURSDAY. THE STORM WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE TOWARDS NOVA
SCOTIA BY FRIDAY WITH SHOWERS PERSISTING.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 7 AM THIS MORNING/...
AS OF 121 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...GOING FORECAST IN GOOD SHAPE WITH
EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER KEEPING TEMPERATURES IN THE 40S. BEST CHANCE
FOR SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
VERMONT WHERE DEEPER EASTERLY FLOW CONTINUES TO TAKE SHAPE AND
SPREAD MOISTURE WESTWARD INTO THE AREA.

&&

.SHORT TERM /7 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 406 PM EDT TUESDAY...

TOMORROW...THE CUTOFF LOW REACHES THE DELMARVA REGION...AND COASTAL
LOW PRESSURE SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM SE NJ.  A STRONG LOW-LEVEL JET
WILL HELP ADVECT ATLANTIC MOISTURE INTO VT AND THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY
BY THE AFTERNOON.  SCT SHOWERS WILL BEGIN TO BE MORE NUMEROUS.  IT
WILL BE BREEZY AND COOL...AND THE POPS WERE INCREASE TO LIKELY
VALUES BY THE AFTERNOON.  HIGHS WILL ONLY BE  IN THE LOWER TO MID
40S ACROSS THE MTNS...AND U40S TO L50S IN THE VALLEYS.

WED NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...A SLUG OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE PIVOTS INTO
THE REGION AHEAD OF THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. THE OCCLUDED
CYCLONE WILL BE A SLOW MOVER AND ANOMALOUS PWAT AIR /1 TO 3
STANDARD DEVIATIONS ABOVE NORMAL/ WILL MOVE OVER VT AND NRN NY.
THE EASTERLY H850 LLJ CRANKS UP TO 40-60 KTS. SOME ENHANCEMENT OF
THE RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ALONG THE ERN SLOPES OF THE GREENS AND
DACKS. PERIODS OF MDT-HVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE. FOR
NOW...HAVE PHRASED AS MDT RAINFALL IN THE GRIDS. THE POTENTIAL
ALSO EXISTS FOR SOME DOWNSLOPING IN THE ST LAWRENCE AND CHAMPLAIN
VALLEYS. TOTAL RAINFALL DURING THIS 24-HR STRETCH COULD BE IN THE
HALF AN INCH TO INCH AND A HALF RANGE WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
LOWS WED NIGHT WILL BE IN U30S TO M40S IN THE DANK AIR MASS. HIGHS
WILL BE COOL ON THURSDAY IN THE L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS TO THE
L50S IN THE VALLEYS.

THURSDAY NIGHT...THE SYSTEM BECOMES EQUIVALENT BAROTROPIC IN
STRUCTURE WITH DIFFERENTIAL VORTICITY ADVECTION ENHANCING THE PCPN
OVER THE REGION. THE ECMWF/GFS INDICATE INTERMITTENT SHOWERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME FRAME...AS THE OCCLUDED CYCLONE
MEANDERS OVER CAPE COD. LOWS WILL BE IN THE U30S TO L40S OVER THE
FORECAST AREA.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
AS OF 206 PM EDT TUESDAY...THE EXTENDED PORTION OF THE FORECAST
CONTINUES TO BE UNSETTLED EARLY ON...BUT A TREND TO FAIR AND DRY
WEATHER IS EXPECTED LATE IN THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS.

GENERALLY FOLLOWED CLOSE TO THE WPC GUIDANCE IN TERMS OF TEMPS IN
THE LONG TERM...WITH SOME SLIGHT CHANGES IN POPS AND WX BASED ON A
BLEND TO THE GFS/ECMWF GUIDANCE.

FRI-FRI NIGHT...THE OCCLUDED LOW SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM NEAR CAPE
COD. THIS STACKED SYSTEM CONTINUES TO MEANDER TOWARDS THE GULF OF
MAINE AND NOVA SCOTIA BY NIGHTFALL. SOME ATLANTIC MOISTURE WILL
WRAP AROUND THE SYSTEM FOR SCT TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS ON FRIDAY. THE
HIGHER POPS ARE ACROSS THE NORTH COUNTRY OF NY AND THE NRN
PORTIONS OF VT.  SEVERAL SPOKES OF SHORT WAVE ENERGY WILL SPIRAL
AROUND THE SYSTEM...AND THERE COULD BE SOME W/NW UPSLOPE OROGRAPHIC
ENHANCEMENT OFF THE GREEN MTNS AND NRN DACKS. AN ADDITIONAL
QUARTER TO HALF AN INCH OF RAIN MAY OCCUR BEFORE MIDNIGHT. THE
SHOWERS SHOULD DIMINISH OVERNIGHT WITH THE CYCLONE SLOWLY PULLING
AWAY. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID TO U40S OVER THE MTNS...AND LOWER
TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS. LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S TO M40S.

SAT-SUN NIGHT...UNFORTUNATELY ONE UPPER LOW FINALLY BEGINS TO MOVE
AWAY...AND ANOTHER ONE DESCENDS S/SE FROM ONTARIO/HUDSON BAY.
THERE MAY INITIALLY BE A BRIEF BREAK IN THE SHOWERS...BUT THIS
NEXT UPPER LOW MOVES QUICKLY SOUTHWARD. THE ECMWF IS A LITTLE MORE
AGGRESSIVE THAN THE GFS. SLIGHT TO LOW CHANCES OF SHOWERS WERE
PLACED IN THE FORECAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE HIGHER POPS WERE
PLACED FROM RUTLAND AND LAKE CHAMPLAIN NORTH AND EAST. THERE IS A
BETTER CHANCE OF SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. A FEW SNOW SHOWERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGH PEAKS...AS THE H850 TEMPS FALL TO 0 TO
+2C AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH QUICKLY. THE SHOWERS SHOULD
TAPER OFF SUNDAY MORNING...WITH MAINLY ISOLD SHOWERS OR SPRINKLES
SUNDAY AFTERNOON ESPECIALLY OVER NRN NY...AND WEST OF THE GREEN
MTNS. SOME OROGRAPHICALLY ENHANCED SHOWERS IN THE W/NW FLOW WILL
PERSIST ALONG THE WRN SPINE OF THE SRN GREENS. HIGHS BOTH DAYS
WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS /POSSIBLY A FEW
U50S ON SAT/...AND 40S TO L50S OVER THE MTNS. LOWS SATURDAY/SUNDAY
NIGHT WILL BE IN THE 30S TO L40S.

MON-TUE...IMPROVING WX TREND FOR NRN NY AND UPSTATE VT WITH SFC
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE OHIO VALLEY AND THE MID
ATLANTIC REGION TO OPEN THE WEEK. FAIR AND DRY WEATHER IS
EXPECTED...AND AS THE HIGH MOVES OFFSHORE TUESDAY...A RETURN S/SW
FLOW OF MILD AIR WILL IMPACT THE REGION. ACCORDING THE GFS H850
TEMPS SOAR BACK TO +12C TO +15C ON TUESDAY. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS
ARE EXPECTED. HIGHS ON MONDAY WILL BE IN THE M50S TO L60S IN THE
VALLEYS...AND LOWER TO M50S OVER THE MTNS. A MILD AND BREEZY NIGHT
IS EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO U40S IN MOST
LOCATIONS EXCEPT L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS. TEMPS COULD BE 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ON TUESDAY WITH WIDESPREAD LOWER TO
M60S...AND EVEN A FEW U60S IN THE VALLEYS. THE HIGH PEAKS WILL
EVEN BE IN MID TO U50S.

&&

.AVIATION /06Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
FLIGHT CATEGORIES RANGING FROM MVFR TO LIFR AT BTV WILL CONTINUE
TODAY WITH TENDENCY TOWARD MAINLY IFR THROUGH THE DAYTIME HOURS
AS LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST MOVES VERY SLOWLY
TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND COAST WITH A DEEP EASTERLY FLOW
OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE STREAMING INTO NEW ENGLAND. DRIZZLE AND
PATCHES OF RAIN WILL BECOME PREVAILING IFR BY AFTERNOON AT MOST
TAF SITES. KMSS MAY REMAIN FAR ENOUGH TO THE WEST TO AVOID THE
RAINFALL...AND KEEP FLYING CONDITIONS SOMEWHAT BETTER THERE.

WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL GENERALLY BE NORTHERLY AT AROUND 5 TO 15 KTS
WITH SOME G20 KT AT KMSS. WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE DAY ON
FROM A CONTINUED NORTHERLY DIRECTION AT 10-15 KTS. WINDS MAY GUST
TO 20 TO 25 KTS KBTV/KPBG/KMSS...AS WINDS ARE FUNNELED DOWN THE
CHAMPLAIN AND ST. LAWRENCE VALLEYS.

OUTLOOK 06Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

06Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
RIVERS ACROSS THE AREA ARE STARTING OUT LOW BEFORE THE START OF THE
PRECIPITATION EVENT THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE LARGER RIVERS ACROSS THE
AREA ARE GENERALLY 5 TO 10 FEET BELOW NORMAL. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL COME OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY...AND WE
ARE LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS IN THE UPSLOPE REGIONS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS AND THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK. RIVER LEVELS
WILL RISE AS A RESULT...BUT NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED NONETHELESS OVER THE
NEXT FEW DAYS.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...EVENSON
NEAR TERM...EVENSON
SHORT TERM...EVENSON
LONG TERM...EVENSON
AVIATION...SISSON
HYDROLOGY...WFO BTV




000
FXUS61 KALY 220544
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
144 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 130 AM...HOURLY TEMP GRIDS AND OVERNIGHT LOW TEMP GRID WERE A
LITTLE TOO COLD AND HAVE RAISED TEMPS BY AROUND 3 DEGREES...WITH
LOWS NOW FORECSAT TO BE IN THE 40S TO AROUND 50. HAVE ALSO ADJUSTED
THE POP/WX GRIDS BASED ON CURRENT RADAR TRENDS. THE BIGGEST CHANGE
WAS TO RAISE POPS TO LIKELY OVER THE SOUTHEAST CATSKILLS.


PREVIOUS DISCUSSION...
TWO AREAS OF LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD ARE FOCUSING
BANDS OF SHOWERS WHICH ARE MOVING FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS
THE FA AS INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM THE SOUTH/SOUTHWEST IS
ALLOWING THE SHOWERS TO REDEVELOP ACROSS THE MID HUDSON VALLEY AND
SE CATSKILL REGION. THESE SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO TRANSLATE
NORTHWARD THROUGH THIS EVENING...SO SOME RAIN SHOULD REACH MUCH OF
THE CAPITAL REGION...BERKSHIRES AND SOUTHERN VT THROUGH THE
REMAINDER OF THIS EVENING.

SHOWERS MAY DECREASE IN AREAL COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT...ESP FOR
AREAS E OF THE HUDSON RIVER...AS THE BULK OF FORCING SHIFTS TO OUR
S AND W ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPING MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW...AND
ALSO OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST IN THE REGION OF STRENGTHENING WARM
ADVECTION. HAVE KEPT CHC POPS FOR THE REMAINDER OF
TONIGHT...EXPECTING THE GENERAL AREAL COVERAGE OF SHOWERS TO
DECREASE...ALTHOUGH AGAIN...MAY REMAIN A BIT GREATER ACROSS THE
WESTERN ADIRONDACKS/MOHAWK VALLEY AND EASTERN CATSKILLS.

SPOTTY DRIZZLE WILL LIKELY ALSO DEVELOP BETWEEN THE SHOWERS AS LOW
LEVELS MOISTEN...AND INTERACT WITH THE TERRAIN.

MIN TEMPS SHOULD GENERALLY FALL INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS BY
DAYBREAK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
WEDNESDAY...AT THIS TIME...BARRING ANY SMALLER...UNRESOLVED
SHORTWAVES ROTATING AROUND THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE DEVELOPING
MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW TO OUR SOUTH...IT APPEARS THAT LITTLE IN THE WAY
OF FORCING WILL BE PRESENT OVER OUR REGION FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST
HALF OF THE DAY. THEREFORE...HAVE INDICATED ONLY CHC POPS FOR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SOME PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...AS MID/UPPER LEVEL ENERGY AND INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT
DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN AND NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND DURING THE DAY...AND
PIVOTS BACK WESTWARD...THE AREAL COVERAGE OF RAIN AND/OR SHOWERS
SHOULD INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON...ESP ACROSS SOUTHERN VT AND
THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...AND NW MA. FURTHER S AND W...AREAL
COVERAGE MAY ONCE AGAIN REMAIN SPOTTY INTO THE AFTERNOON. THERE IS
EVEN A POSSIBILITY OF SOME BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS DEVELOPING IN SOME
AREAS DURING THE MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON...BEFORE MOISTURE DEEPENS
AGAIN FROM NE TO SW LATE IN THE DAY. ASSUMING RAINFALL REMAINS
FAIRLY LIMITED...EXPECT MAX TEMPS TO REACH THE LOWER/MID 50S IN MOST
AREAS...EXCEPT FOR UPPER 40S ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS...SOUTHERN VT...AND THE EASTERN CATSKILLS.

WED NT-THU...THIS APPEARS THE BEST CHANCE FOR A WIDESPREAD PERIOD OF
RAINFALL ACROSS THE REGION...WITH MODERATE TO PERHAPS LOCALLY HVY
POCKETS OF RAIN...ESP ACROSS HIGHER...E-FACING SLOPES ACROSS
SOUTHERN VT/WESTERN MA...THE SE ADIRONDACKS...AND ALSO THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS. THE BULK OF NUMERICAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS THAT THE
COMBINATION OF AN E/NE LOW LEVEL JET OF 40-50 KT TRANSLATING
WESTWARD TOWARD THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY AND SOUTHERN
VT/WESTERN MA...ALONG WITH DEEP LOW/MID LEVEL FRONTOGENETICAL
FORCING AROUND THE W/NW PERIPHERY OF THE STRONG UPPER LEVEL
LOW...SHOULD FAVOR SOME BANDS OF MOD-HVY RAINFALL PIVOTING
WEST...THEN SW ACROSS THE REGION LATE WED NT INTO AT LEAST THU AM.
AGAIN...AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE COMBINATION OF UPPER
LEVEL DYNAMICS AND LOW LEVEL MOISTURE FLUX CONVERGENCE SHOULD FAVOR
THE GREATEST RAINFALL AMTS FROM SOUTHERN VT INTO SE
ADIRONDACKS...WHERE UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL COULD OCCUR. A
SECONDARY MAX OF AROUND 2 INCHES APPEARS POSSIBLE IN THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS DUE TO UPSLOPE...WHILE A MIN SHOULD OCCUR WITHIN THE
IMMEDIATE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...WITH GENERALLY 0.5-1.5 INCHES
OCCURRING. WINDS WILL BECOME QUITE GUSTY FROM THE NORTH/NORTHEAST
AS WELL...WITH SOME GUSTS POSSIBLY REACHING OR EXCEEDING 35 MPH
ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MTNS...BERKSHIRES
AND TACONICS...AND POSSIBLY WITHIN PORTIONS OF THE UPPER HUDSON
RIVER VALLEY DUE TO SOME FUNNELING EFFECTS...WHERE SOME GUSTS OF
30-35 MPH COULD ALSO OCCUR. WED NT MIN TEMPS SHOULD MAINLY FALL
INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS...AND MAXES MAY REMAIN BELOW 50 IN
MANY AREAS ON THU DUE TO CLOUDS...RAIN AND A PERSISTENT NORTH WIND
FUNNELING COOL AND RELATIVELY DRY AIR SOUTHWARD...WHILE WET BULB
EFFECTS OCCUR WITH THE FALLING RAINFALL. IF THE RAIN DECREASES IN
AREAL COVERAGE IN THE AFTERNOON...SLIGHTLY WARMER MAX TEMPS WOULD
THEN BE POSSIBLE.

THU NT...SOME ADDITIONAL BANDS OF SHOWERS MAY CONTINUE TO ROTATE
SOUTHWEST/SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION...ESP EARLY AND FOR AREAS NEAR
AND E OF THE HUDSON RIVER. TEMPS SHOULD FALL INTO THE LOWER 40S IN
MOST AREAS...WITH SOME UPPER 30S POSSIBLE ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS
WITHIN THE SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS AND CATSKILLS.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM PERIOD STARTS OUT UNSETTLED AND ENDS WITH DRIER
CONDITIONS.

ON FRIDAY...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE LOCATED IN THE
GULF OF MAINE WITH A CYCLONIC FLOW BACK ACRS THE FA. THIS WILL KEEP
CLOUDS ACRS THE REGION WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS MAINLY ACRS THE NRN
TWO THIRDS OF THE FA FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. EXPECT HIGHS ON FRIDAY
TO BE IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH LOWS FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER
30S TO MID 40S.

FOR SATURDAY...DRIER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH A FEW LINGER
SHOWERS ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE NOSING INTO THE FA FROM THE
OHIO VALLEY. EXPECT HIGHS ON SATURDAY IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH
LOWS SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY AT THIS POINT LOOK MAINLY DRY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS ACROSS THE FA. HIGHS ON SUNDAY ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S NORTHWEST TO AROUND 60 IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY. LOWS
SUNDAY NIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE MID 30S NORTHWEST TO THE
LOWER 40S SOUTHEAST. MONDAY LOOKS TO BE A MILDER DAY WITH HIGH
PRESSURE CENTERED IN THE CAROLINAS AND A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD. HIGHS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE
UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /01Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
MAINLY MVFR/VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED AT THE TAF SITES THROUGH THE END
OF THE TAF PERIOD ENDING AT 00Z THURSDAY. MAINLY ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED SHOWERS ON THE RADAR THIS EVENING SO VCSH/-SHRA IN
FORECAST AT THE TAF SITES. EXPECT INCREASING COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT
AND THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING AS THE MAIN UPPER ENERGY TRACKS
CLOSER TO THE REGION AND THE COASTAL LOW BEGINS TO DEVELOP.

WINDS WILL BE NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT LESS THAN 10 KTS TONIGHT AND
TOMORROW.

OUTLOOK...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. PDS RA.
THURSDAY: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. OCNL SHRA...RA.
THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SUNDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO TURN UNSETTLED AND
WET AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION.
INTERMITTENT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH
THE STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR LATE WED INTO
EARLY THU.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP LATE WED INTO EARLY THU. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK. THIS RAINFALL
WOULD OCCUR OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS
THAT THE GREATEST AMTS...UP TO 2 INCHES...WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND
POSSIBLY THE EASTERN CATSKILLS...WITH LESS AMTS...GENERALLY 0.5 TO
1.5 INCHES...OCCURRING WITHIN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY DUE TO
DOWNSLOPING.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...GJM/KL
NEAR TERM...GJM/KL/11
SHORT TERM...KL
LONG TERM...11
AVIATION...11/NAS
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM











000
FXUS61 KALY 220544
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
144 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 130 AM...HOURLY TEMP GRIDS AND OVERNIGHT LOW TEMP GRID WERE A
LITTLE TOO COLD AND HAVE RAISED TEMPS BY AROUND 3 DEGREES...WITH
LOWS NOW FORECSAT TO BE IN THE 40S TO AROUND 50. HAVE ALSO ADJUSTED
THE POP/WX GRIDS BASED ON CURRENT RADAR TRENDS. THE BIGGEST CHANGE
WAS TO RAISE POPS TO LIKELY OVER THE SOUTHEAST CATSKILLS.


PREVIOUS DISCUSSION...
TWO AREAS OF LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD ARE FOCUSING
BANDS OF SHOWERS WHICH ARE MOVING FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS
THE FA AS INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM THE SOUTH/SOUTHWEST IS
ALLOWING THE SHOWERS TO REDEVELOP ACROSS THE MID HUDSON VALLEY AND
SE CATSKILL REGION. THESE SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO TRANSLATE
NORTHWARD THROUGH THIS EVENING...SO SOME RAIN SHOULD REACH MUCH OF
THE CAPITAL REGION...BERKSHIRES AND SOUTHERN VT THROUGH THE
REMAINDER OF THIS EVENING.

SHOWERS MAY DECREASE IN AREAL COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT...ESP FOR
AREAS E OF THE HUDSON RIVER...AS THE BULK OF FORCING SHIFTS TO OUR
S AND W ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPING MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW...AND
ALSO OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST IN THE REGION OF STRENGTHENING WARM
ADVECTION. HAVE KEPT CHC POPS FOR THE REMAINDER OF
TONIGHT...EXPECTING THE GENERAL AREAL COVERAGE OF SHOWERS TO
DECREASE...ALTHOUGH AGAIN...MAY REMAIN A BIT GREATER ACROSS THE
WESTERN ADIRONDACKS/MOHAWK VALLEY AND EASTERN CATSKILLS.

SPOTTY DRIZZLE WILL LIKELY ALSO DEVELOP BETWEEN THE SHOWERS AS LOW
LEVELS MOISTEN...AND INTERACT WITH THE TERRAIN.

MIN TEMPS SHOULD GENERALLY FALL INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS BY
DAYBREAK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
WEDNESDAY...AT THIS TIME...BARRING ANY SMALLER...UNRESOLVED
SHORTWAVES ROTATING AROUND THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE DEVELOPING
MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW TO OUR SOUTH...IT APPEARS THAT LITTLE IN THE WAY
OF FORCING WILL BE PRESENT OVER OUR REGION FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST
HALF OF THE DAY. THEREFORE...HAVE INDICATED ONLY CHC POPS FOR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SOME PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...AS MID/UPPER LEVEL ENERGY AND INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT
DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN AND NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND DURING THE DAY...AND
PIVOTS BACK WESTWARD...THE AREAL COVERAGE OF RAIN AND/OR SHOWERS
SHOULD INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON...ESP ACROSS SOUTHERN VT AND
THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...AND NW MA. FURTHER S AND W...AREAL
COVERAGE MAY ONCE AGAIN REMAIN SPOTTY INTO THE AFTERNOON. THERE IS
EVEN A POSSIBILITY OF SOME BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS DEVELOPING IN SOME
AREAS DURING THE MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON...BEFORE MOISTURE DEEPENS
AGAIN FROM NE TO SW LATE IN THE DAY. ASSUMING RAINFALL REMAINS
FAIRLY LIMITED...EXPECT MAX TEMPS TO REACH THE LOWER/MID 50S IN MOST
AREAS...EXCEPT FOR UPPER 40S ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS...SOUTHERN VT...AND THE EASTERN CATSKILLS.

WED NT-THU...THIS APPEARS THE BEST CHANCE FOR A WIDESPREAD PERIOD OF
RAINFALL ACROSS THE REGION...WITH MODERATE TO PERHAPS LOCALLY HVY
POCKETS OF RAIN...ESP ACROSS HIGHER...E-FACING SLOPES ACROSS
SOUTHERN VT/WESTERN MA...THE SE ADIRONDACKS...AND ALSO THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS. THE BULK OF NUMERICAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS THAT THE
COMBINATION OF AN E/NE LOW LEVEL JET OF 40-50 KT TRANSLATING
WESTWARD TOWARD THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY AND SOUTHERN
VT/WESTERN MA...ALONG WITH DEEP LOW/MID LEVEL FRONTOGENETICAL
FORCING AROUND THE W/NW PERIPHERY OF THE STRONG UPPER LEVEL
LOW...SHOULD FAVOR SOME BANDS OF MOD-HVY RAINFALL PIVOTING
WEST...THEN SW ACROSS THE REGION LATE WED NT INTO AT LEAST THU AM.
AGAIN...AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE COMBINATION OF UPPER
LEVEL DYNAMICS AND LOW LEVEL MOISTURE FLUX CONVERGENCE SHOULD FAVOR
THE GREATEST RAINFALL AMTS FROM SOUTHERN VT INTO SE
ADIRONDACKS...WHERE UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL COULD OCCUR. A
SECONDARY MAX OF AROUND 2 INCHES APPEARS POSSIBLE IN THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS DUE TO UPSLOPE...WHILE A MIN SHOULD OCCUR WITHIN THE
IMMEDIATE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...WITH GENERALLY 0.5-1.5 INCHES
OCCURRING. WINDS WILL BECOME QUITE GUSTY FROM THE NORTH/NORTHEAST
AS WELL...WITH SOME GUSTS POSSIBLY REACHING OR EXCEEDING 35 MPH
ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MTNS...BERKSHIRES
AND TACONICS...AND POSSIBLY WITHIN PORTIONS OF THE UPPER HUDSON
RIVER VALLEY DUE TO SOME FUNNELING EFFECTS...WHERE SOME GUSTS OF
30-35 MPH COULD ALSO OCCUR. WED NT MIN TEMPS SHOULD MAINLY FALL
INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS...AND MAXES MAY REMAIN BELOW 50 IN
MANY AREAS ON THU DUE TO CLOUDS...RAIN AND A PERSISTENT NORTH WIND
FUNNELING COOL AND RELATIVELY DRY AIR SOUTHWARD...WHILE WET BULB
EFFECTS OCCUR WITH THE FALLING RAINFALL. IF THE RAIN DECREASES IN
AREAL COVERAGE IN THE AFTERNOON...SLIGHTLY WARMER MAX TEMPS WOULD
THEN BE POSSIBLE.

THU NT...SOME ADDITIONAL BANDS OF SHOWERS MAY CONTINUE TO ROTATE
SOUTHWEST/SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION...ESP EARLY AND FOR AREAS NEAR
AND E OF THE HUDSON RIVER. TEMPS SHOULD FALL INTO THE LOWER 40S IN
MOST AREAS...WITH SOME UPPER 30S POSSIBLE ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS
WITHIN THE SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS AND CATSKILLS.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM PERIOD STARTS OUT UNSETTLED AND ENDS WITH DRIER
CONDITIONS.

ON FRIDAY...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE LOCATED IN THE
GULF OF MAINE WITH A CYCLONIC FLOW BACK ACRS THE FA. THIS WILL KEEP
CLOUDS ACRS THE REGION WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS MAINLY ACRS THE NRN
TWO THIRDS OF THE FA FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. EXPECT HIGHS ON FRIDAY
TO BE IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH LOWS FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER
30S TO MID 40S.

FOR SATURDAY...DRIER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH A FEW LINGER
SHOWERS ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE NOSING INTO THE FA FROM THE
OHIO VALLEY. EXPECT HIGHS ON SATURDAY IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH
LOWS SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY AT THIS POINT LOOK MAINLY DRY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS ACROSS THE FA. HIGHS ON SUNDAY ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S NORTHWEST TO AROUND 60 IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY. LOWS
SUNDAY NIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE MID 30S NORTHWEST TO THE
LOWER 40S SOUTHEAST. MONDAY LOOKS TO BE A MILDER DAY WITH HIGH
PRESSURE CENTERED IN THE CAROLINAS AND A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD. HIGHS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE
UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /01Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
MAINLY MVFR/VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED AT THE TAF SITES THROUGH THE END
OF THE TAF PERIOD ENDING AT 00Z THURSDAY. MAINLY ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED SHOWERS ON THE RADAR THIS EVENING SO VCSH/-SHRA IN
FORECAST AT THE TAF SITES. EXPECT INCREASING COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT
AND THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING AS THE MAIN UPPER ENERGY TRACKS
CLOSER TO THE REGION AND THE COASTAL LOW BEGINS TO DEVELOP.

WINDS WILL BE NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT LESS THAN 10 KTS TONIGHT AND
TOMORROW.

OUTLOOK...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. PDS RA.
THURSDAY: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. OCNL SHRA...RA.
THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SUNDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO TURN UNSETTLED AND
WET AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION.
INTERMITTENT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH
THE STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR LATE WED INTO
EARLY THU.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP LATE WED INTO EARLY THU. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK. THIS RAINFALL
WOULD OCCUR OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS
THAT THE GREATEST AMTS...UP TO 2 INCHES...WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND
POSSIBLY THE EASTERN CATSKILLS...WITH LESS AMTS...GENERALLY 0.5 TO
1.5 INCHES...OCCURRING WITHIN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY DUE TO
DOWNSLOPING.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...GJM/KL
NEAR TERM...GJM/KL/11
SHORT TERM...KL
LONG TERM...11
AVIATION...11/NAS
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM











000
FXUS61 KBTV 220521
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
121 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
WET AND UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL IMPACT NORTHERN NEW YORK AND
VERMONT OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. LOW PRESSURE WILL FORM NEAR
THE NEW JERSEY SHORE TONIGHT...AND SLOWLY MOVE NORTHEAST TOWARDS
CAPE COD BY THURSDAY. EXPECT SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS TO
TRANSITION TO A STEADY RAINFALL BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING
THROUGH THURSDAY. THE STORM WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE TOWARDS NOVA
SCOTIA BY FRIDAY WITH SHOWERS PERSISTING.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 7 AM THIS MORNING/...
AS OF 121 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...GOING FORECAST IN GOOD SHAPE WITH
EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER KEEPING TEMPERATURES IN THE 40S. BEST CHANCE
FOR SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
VERMONT WHERE DEEPER EASTERLY FLOW CONTINUES TO TAKE SHAPE AND
SPREAD MOISTURE WESTWARD INTO THE AREA.

&&

.SHORT TERM /7 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 406 PM EDT TUESDAY...

TOMORROW...THE CUTOFF LOW REACHES THE DELMARVA REGION...AND COASTAL
LOW PRESSURE SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM SE NJ.  A STRONG LOW-LEVEL JET
WILL HELP ADVECT ATLANTIC MOISTURE INTO VT AND THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY
BY THE AFTERNOON.  SCT SHOWERS WILL BEGIN TO BE MORE NUMEROUS.  IT
WILL BE BREEZY AND COOL...AND THE POPS WERE INCREASE TO LIKELY
VALUES BY THE AFTERNOON.  HIGHS WILL ONLY BE  IN THE LOWER TO MID
40S ACROSS THE MTNS...AND U40S TO L50S IN THE VALLEYS.

WED NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...A SLUG OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE PIVOTS INTO
THE REGION AHEAD OF THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. THE OCCLUDED
CYCLONE WILL BE A SLOW MOVER AND ANOMALOUS PWAT AIR /1 TO 3
STANDARD DEVIATIONS ABOVE NORMAL/ WILL MOVE OVER VT AND NRN NY.
THE EASTERLY H850 LLJ CRANKS UP TO 40-60 KTS. SOME ENHANCEMENT OF
THE RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ALONG THE ERN SLOPES OF THE GREENS AND
DACKS. PERIODS OF MDT-HVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE. FOR
NOW...HAVE PHRASED AS MDT RAINFALL IN THE GRIDS. THE POTENTIAL
ALSO EXISTS FOR SOME DOWNSLOPING IN THE ST LAWRENCE AND CHAMPLAIN
VALLEYS. TOTAL RAINFALL DURING THIS 24-HR STRETCH COULD BE IN THE
HALF AN INCH TO INCH AND A HALF RANGE WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
LOWS WED NIGHT WILL BE IN U30S TO M40S IN THE DANK AIR MASS. HIGHS
WILL BE COOL ON THURSDAY IN THE L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS TO THE
L50S IN THE VALLEYS.

THURSDAY NIGHT...THE SYSTEM BECOMES EQUIVALENT BAROTROPIC IN
STRUCTURE WITH DIFFERENTIAL VORTICITY ADVECTION ENHANCING THE PCPN
OVER THE REGION. THE ECMWF/GFS INDICATE INTERMITTENT SHOWERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME FRAME...AS THE OCCLUDED CYCLONE
MEANDERS OVER CAPE COD. LOWS WILL BE IN THE U30S TO L40S OVER THE
FORECAST AREA.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
AS OF 206 PM EDT TUESDAY...THE EXTENDED PORTION OF THE FORECAST
CONTINUES TO BE UNSETTLED EARLY ON...BUT A TREND TO FAIR AND DRY
WEATHER IS EXPECTED LATE IN THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS.

GENERALLY FOLLOWED CLOSE TO THE WPC GUIDANCE IN TERMS OF TEMPS IN
THE LONG TERM...WITH SOME SLIGHT CHANGES IN POPS AND WX BASED ON A
BLEND TO THE GFS/ECMWF GUIDANCE.

FRI-FRI NIGHT...THE OCCLUDED LOW SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM NEAR CAPE
COD. THIS STACKED SYSTEM CONTINUES TO MEANDER TOWARDS THE GULF OF
MAINE AND NOVA SCOTIA BY NIGHTFALL. SOME ATLANTIC MOISTURE WILL
WRAP AROUND THE SYSTEM FOR SCT TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS ON FRIDAY. THE
HIGHER POPS ARE ACROSS THE NORTH COUNTRY OF NY AND THE NRN
PORTIONS OF VT.  SEVERAL SPOKES OF SHORT WAVE ENERGY WILL SPIRAL
AROUND THE SYSTEM...AND THERE COULD BE SOME W/NW UPSLOPE OROGRAPHIC
ENHANCEMENT OFF THE GREEN MTNS AND NRN DACKS. AN ADDITIONAL
QUARTER TO HALF AN INCH OF RAIN MAY OCCUR BEFORE MIDNIGHT. THE
SHOWERS SHOULD DIMINISH OVERNIGHT WITH THE CYCLONE SLOWLY PULLING
AWAY. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID TO U40S OVER THE MTNS...AND LOWER
TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS. LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S TO M40S.

SAT-SUN NIGHT...UNFORTUNATELY ONE UPPER LOW FINALLY BEGINS TO MOVE
AWAY...AND ANOTHER ONE DESCENDS S/SE FROM ONTARIO/HUDSON BAY.
THERE MAY INITIALLY BE A BRIEF BREAK IN THE SHOWERS...BUT THIS
NEXT UPPER LOW MOVES QUICKLY SOUTHWARD. THE ECMWF IS A LITTLE MORE
AGGRESSIVE THAN THE GFS. SLIGHT TO LOW CHANCES OF SHOWERS WERE
PLACED IN THE FORECAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE HIGHER POPS WERE
PLACED FROM RUTLAND AND LAKE CHAMPLAIN NORTH AND EAST. THERE IS A
BETTER CHANCE OF SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. A FEW SNOW SHOWERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGH PEAKS...AS THE H850 TEMPS FALL TO 0 TO
+2C AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH QUICKLY. THE SHOWERS SHOULD
TAPER OFF SUNDAY MORNING...WITH MAINLY ISOLD SHOWERS OR SPRINKLES
SUNDAY AFTERNOON ESPECIALLY OVER NRN NY...AND WEST OF THE GREEN
MTNS. SOME OROGRAPHICALLY ENHANCED SHOWERS IN THE W/NW FLOW WILL
PERSIST ALONG THE WRN SPINE OF THE SRN GREENS. HIGHS BOTH DAYS
WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS /POSSIBLY A FEW
U50S ON SAT/...AND 40S TO L50S OVER THE MTNS. LOWS SATURDAY/SUNDAY
NIGHT WILL BE IN THE 30S TO L40S.

MON-TUE...IMPROVING WX TREND FOR NRN NY AND UPSTATE VT WITH SFC
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE OHIO VALLEY AND THE MID
ATLANTIC REGION TO OPEN THE WEEK. FAIR AND DRY WEATHER IS
EXPECTED...AND AS THE HIGH MOVES OFFSHORE TUESDAY...A RETURN S/SW
FLOW OF MILD AIR WILL IMPACT THE REGION. ACCORDING THE GFS H850
TEMPS SOAR BACK TO +12C TO +15C ON TUESDAY. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS
ARE EXPECTED. HIGHS ON MONDAY WILL BE IN THE M50S TO L60S IN THE
VALLEYS...AND LOWER TO M50S OVER THE MTNS. A MILD AND BREEZY NIGHT
IS EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO U40S IN MOST
LOCATIONS EXCEPT L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS. TEMPS COULD BE 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ON TUESDAY WITH WIDESPREAD LOWER TO
M60S...AND EVEN A FEW U60S IN THE VALLEYS. THE HIGH PEAKS WILL
EVEN BE IN MID TO U50S.

&&

.AVIATION /05Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
FLYING CONDITIONS ARE CURRENTLY VARIABLE ACROSS THE REGION THIS
EVENING WITH SCT RAIN SHOWERS AROUND THE REGION. MOST OF THESE
SHOWERS ARE LIGHT...AND ARE RATHER SHORT IN DURATION. WITH AN
UPPER LEVEL LOW SITUATED TO THE SOUTH...THE THREAT FOR RAINFALL
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE ENTIRE OVERNIGHT HOURS. SINCE RAIN
SHOWERS WILL BE RATHER SPORADIC AND LIGHT...WILL HANDLE THIS
RAINFALL WILL JUST A VCSH FOR ALL TAF SITES THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS.

HOWEVER...THE ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IS ALLOWING FOR LOW
STRATUS TO OCCUR...ESP ACROSS THE HIGH TERRAIN TERMINALS OF
KMPV/KSLK. EXPECT IFR CONDITIONS THROUGH MOST OF THE NIGHT AT
THESE SITES DUE TO LOW STRATUS...AND SOME MIST AS WELL. SOME IFR
STRATUS IS ALSO CURRENTLY OCCURRING AT KPBG...BUT CONFIDENCE IN
THIS CONTINUING THROUGH THE ENTIRE OVERNIGHT HOURS IS LOW. WILL
ALLOW FOR A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT LATER TONIGHT BACK TO LOW END MVFR
AT KPBG. ELSEWHERE...FLYING CONDITIONS ARE VFR/MVFR FOR
BTV/MSS/RUT...AND GENERALLY MVFR CIGS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS.

DURING THE MORNING HOURS...THERE LOOKS TO BE A LULL IN ANY
RAINFALL...WHICH MAY ALLOW FOR ALL SITES TO SEE MAINLY MVFR/VFR
FLYING CONDITIONS. HOWEVER...A VORTICITY MAX SWINGING AROUND THE
UPPER LEVEL LOW TO THE SOUTH WILL MOVE TOWARDS THE REGION THE
AFTN...WHICH SHOULD ALLOW A BAND OF STEADY LIGHT RAINFALL TO MOVE
INTO THE AREA. THIS WILL ALLOW FLYING CONDITIONS TO DROP TO LOW
END MVFR/IFR FOR NEARLY ALL SITES. KMSS MAY REMAIN FAR ENOUGH TO
THE WEST TO AVOID THE RAINFALL...AND KEEP FLYING CONDITIONS
SOMEWHAT BETTER THERE.

WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL GENERALLY BE NORTHERLY AT AROUND 5-10 KTS.
WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY FROM A CONTINUED
NORTHERLY DIRECTION AT 10-15 KTS. WINDS MAY BE LOCALLY HIGHER
AROUND KBTV/KPBG...AS WINDS ARE FUNNELED DOWN THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY.


OUTLOOK 00Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

00Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
RIVERS ACROSS THE AREA ARE STARTING OUT LOW BEFORE THE START OF THE
PRECIPITATION EVENT THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE LARGER RIVERS ACROSS THE
AREA ARE GENERALLY 5 TO 10 FEET BELOW NORMAL. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL COME OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY...AND WE
ARE LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS IN THE UPSLOPE REGIONS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS AND THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK. RIVER LEVELS
WILL RISE AS A RESULT...BUT NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED NONETHELESS OVER THE
NEXT FEW DAYS.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...WFO BTV
NEAR TERM...EVENSON
SHORT TERM...WFO BTV
LONG TERM...WFO BTV
AVIATION...WFO BTV
HYDROLOGY...WFO BTV




000
FXUS61 KBTV 220521
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
121 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
WET AND UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL IMPACT NORTHERN NEW YORK AND
VERMONT OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. LOW PRESSURE WILL FORM NEAR
THE NEW JERSEY SHORE TONIGHT...AND SLOWLY MOVE NORTHEAST TOWARDS
CAPE COD BY THURSDAY. EXPECT SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS TO
TRANSITION TO A STEADY RAINFALL BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING
THROUGH THURSDAY. THE STORM WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE TOWARDS NOVA
SCOTIA BY FRIDAY WITH SHOWERS PERSISTING.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 7 AM THIS MORNING/...
AS OF 121 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...GOING FORECAST IN GOOD SHAPE WITH
EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER KEEPING TEMPERATURES IN THE 40S. BEST CHANCE
FOR SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
VERMONT WHERE DEEPER EASTERLY FLOW CONTINUES TO TAKE SHAPE AND
SPREAD MOISTURE WESTWARD INTO THE AREA.

&&

.SHORT TERM /7 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 406 PM EDT TUESDAY...

TOMORROW...THE CUTOFF LOW REACHES THE DELMARVA REGION...AND COASTAL
LOW PRESSURE SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM SE NJ.  A STRONG LOW-LEVEL JET
WILL HELP ADVECT ATLANTIC MOISTURE INTO VT AND THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY
BY THE AFTERNOON.  SCT SHOWERS WILL BEGIN TO BE MORE NUMEROUS.  IT
WILL BE BREEZY AND COOL...AND THE POPS WERE INCREASE TO LIKELY
VALUES BY THE AFTERNOON.  HIGHS WILL ONLY BE  IN THE LOWER TO MID
40S ACROSS THE MTNS...AND U40S TO L50S IN THE VALLEYS.

WED NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...A SLUG OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE PIVOTS INTO
THE REGION AHEAD OF THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. THE OCCLUDED
CYCLONE WILL BE A SLOW MOVER AND ANOMALOUS PWAT AIR /1 TO 3
STANDARD DEVIATIONS ABOVE NORMAL/ WILL MOVE OVER VT AND NRN NY.
THE EASTERLY H850 LLJ CRANKS UP TO 40-60 KTS. SOME ENHANCEMENT OF
THE RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ALONG THE ERN SLOPES OF THE GREENS AND
DACKS. PERIODS OF MDT-HVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE. FOR
NOW...HAVE PHRASED AS MDT RAINFALL IN THE GRIDS. THE POTENTIAL
ALSO EXISTS FOR SOME DOWNSLOPING IN THE ST LAWRENCE AND CHAMPLAIN
VALLEYS. TOTAL RAINFALL DURING THIS 24-HR STRETCH COULD BE IN THE
HALF AN INCH TO INCH AND A HALF RANGE WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
LOWS WED NIGHT WILL BE IN U30S TO M40S IN THE DANK AIR MASS. HIGHS
WILL BE COOL ON THURSDAY IN THE L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS TO THE
L50S IN THE VALLEYS.

THURSDAY NIGHT...THE SYSTEM BECOMES EQUIVALENT BAROTROPIC IN
STRUCTURE WITH DIFFERENTIAL VORTICITY ADVECTION ENHANCING THE PCPN
OVER THE REGION. THE ECMWF/GFS INDICATE INTERMITTENT SHOWERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME FRAME...AS THE OCCLUDED CYCLONE
MEANDERS OVER CAPE COD. LOWS WILL BE IN THE U30S TO L40S OVER THE
FORECAST AREA.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
AS OF 206 PM EDT TUESDAY...THE EXTENDED PORTION OF THE FORECAST
CONTINUES TO BE UNSETTLED EARLY ON...BUT A TREND TO FAIR AND DRY
WEATHER IS EXPECTED LATE IN THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS.

GENERALLY FOLLOWED CLOSE TO THE WPC GUIDANCE IN TERMS OF TEMPS IN
THE LONG TERM...WITH SOME SLIGHT CHANGES IN POPS AND WX BASED ON A
BLEND TO THE GFS/ECMWF GUIDANCE.

FRI-FRI NIGHT...THE OCCLUDED LOW SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM NEAR CAPE
COD. THIS STACKED SYSTEM CONTINUES TO MEANDER TOWARDS THE GULF OF
MAINE AND NOVA SCOTIA BY NIGHTFALL. SOME ATLANTIC MOISTURE WILL
WRAP AROUND THE SYSTEM FOR SCT TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS ON FRIDAY. THE
HIGHER POPS ARE ACROSS THE NORTH COUNTRY OF NY AND THE NRN
PORTIONS OF VT.  SEVERAL SPOKES OF SHORT WAVE ENERGY WILL SPIRAL
AROUND THE SYSTEM...AND THERE COULD BE SOME W/NW UPSLOPE OROGRAPHIC
ENHANCEMENT OFF THE GREEN MTNS AND NRN DACKS. AN ADDITIONAL
QUARTER TO HALF AN INCH OF RAIN MAY OCCUR BEFORE MIDNIGHT. THE
SHOWERS SHOULD DIMINISH OVERNIGHT WITH THE CYCLONE SLOWLY PULLING
AWAY. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID TO U40S OVER THE MTNS...AND LOWER
TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS. LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S TO M40S.

SAT-SUN NIGHT...UNFORTUNATELY ONE UPPER LOW FINALLY BEGINS TO MOVE
AWAY...AND ANOTHER ONE DESCENDS S/SE FROM ONTARIO/HUDSON BAY.
THERE MAY INITIALLY BE A BRIEF BREAK IN THE SHOWERS...BUT THIS
NEXT UPPER LOW MOVES QUICKLY SOUTHWARD. THE ECMWF IS A LITTLE MORE
AGGRESSIVE THAN THE GFS. SLIGHT TO LOW CHANCES OF SHOWERS WERE
PLACED IN THE FORECAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE HIGHER POPS WERE
PLACED FROM RUTLAND AND LAKE CHAMPLAIN NORTH AND EAST. THERE IS A
BETTER CHANCE OF SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT. A FEW SNOW SHOWERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGH PEAKS...AS THE H850 TEMPS FALL TO 0 TO
+2C AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH QUICKLY. THE SHOWERS SHOULD
TAPER OFF SUNDAY MORNING...WITH MAINLY ISOLD SHOWERS OR SPRINKLES
SUNDAY AFTERNOON ESPECIALLY OVER NRN NY...AND WEST OF THE GREEN
MTNS. SOME OROGRAPHICALLY ENHANCED SHOWERS IN THE W/NW FLOW WILL
PERSIST ALONG THE WRN SPINE OF THE SRN GREENS. HIGHS BOTH DAYS
WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS /POSSIBLY A FEW
U50S ON SAT/...AND 40S TO L50S OVER THE MTNS. LOWS SATURDAY/SUNDAY
NIGHT WILL BE IN THE 30S TO L40S.

MON-TUE...IMPROVING WX TREND FOR NRN NY AND UPSTATE VT WITH SFC
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE OHIO VALLEY AND THE MID
ATLANTIC REGION TO OPEN THE WEEK. FAIR AND DRY WEATHER IS
EXPECTED...AND AS THE HIGH MOVES OFFSHORE TUESDAY...A RETURN S/SW
FLOW OF MILD AIR WILL IMPACT THE REGION. ACCORDING THE GFS H850
TEMPS SOAR BACK TO +12C TO +15C ON TUESDAY. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS
ARE EXPECTED. HIGHS ON MONDAY WILL BE IN THE M50S TO L60S IN THE
VALLEYS...AND LOWER TO M50S OVER THE MTNS. A MILD AND BREEZY NIGHT
IS EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO U40S IN MOST
LOCATIONS EXCEPT L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS. TEMPS COULD BE 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ON TUESDAY WITH WIDESPREAD LOWER TO
M60S...AND EVEN A FEW U60S IN THE VALLEYS. THE HIGH PEAKS WILL
EVEN BE IN MID TO U50S.

&&

.AVIATION /05Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
FLYING CONDITIONS ARE CURRENTLY VARIABLE ACROSS THE REGION THIS
EVENING WITH SCT RAIN SHOWERS AROUND THE REGION. MOST OF THESE
SHOWERS ARE LIGHT...AND ARE RATHER SHORT IN DURATION. WITH AN
UPPER LEVEL LOW SITUATED TO THE SOUTH...THE THREAT FOR RAINFALL
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE ENTIRE OVERNIGHT HOURS. SINCE RAIN
SHOWERS WILL BE RATHER SPORADIC AND LIGHT...WILL HANDLE THIS
RAINFALL WILL JUST A VCSH FOR ALL TAF SITES THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS.

HOWEVER...THE ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IS ALLOWING FOR LOW
STRATUS TO OCCUR...ESP ACROSS THE HIGH TERRAIN TERMINALS OF
KMPV/KSLK. EXPECT IFR CONDITIONS THROUGH MOST OF THE NIGHT AT
THESE SITES DUE TO LOW STRATUS...AND SOME MIST AS WELL. SOME IFR
STRATUS IS ALSO CURRENTLY OCCURRING AT KPBG...BUT CONFIDENCE IN
THIS CONTINUING THROUGH THE ENTIRE OVERNIGHT HOURS IS LOW. WILL
ALLOW FOR A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT LATER TONIGHT BACK TO LOW END MVFR
AT KPBG. ELSEWHERE...FLYING CONDITIONS ARE VFR/MVFR FOR
BTV/MSS/RUT...AND GENERALLY MVFR CIGS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS.

DURING THE MORNING HOURS...THERE LOOKS TO BE A LULL IN ANY
RAINFALL...WHICH MAY ALLOW FOR ALL SITES TO SEE MAINLY MVFR/VFR
FLYING CONDITIONS. HOWEVER...A VORTICITY MAX SWINGING AROUND THE
UPPER LEVEL LOW TO THE SOUTH WILL MOVE TOWARDS THE REGION THE
AFTN...WHICH SHOULD ALLOW A BAND OF STEADY LIGHT RAINFALL TO MOVE
INTO THE AREA. THIS WILL ALLOW FLYING CONDITIONS TO DROP TO LOW
END MVFR/IFR FOR NEARLY ALL SITES. KMSS MAY REMAIN FAR ENOUGH TO
THE WEST TO AVOID THE RAINFALL...AND KEEP FLYING CONDITIONS
SOMEWHAT BETTER THERE.

WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL GENERALLY BE NORTHERLY AT AROUND 5-10 KTS.
WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY FROM A CONTINUED
NORTHERLY DIRECTION AT 10-15 KTS. WINDS MAY BE LOCALLY HIGHER
AROUND KBTV/KPBG...AS WINDS ARE FUNNELED DOWN THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY.


OUTLOOK 00Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

00Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
RIVERS ACROSS THE AREA ARE STARTING OUT LOW BEFORE THE START OF THE
PRECIPITATION EVENT THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE LARGER RIVERS ACROSS THE
AREA ARE GENERALLY 5 TO 10 FEET BELOW NORMAL. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL COME OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY...AND WE
ARE LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS IN THE UPSLOPE REGIONS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS AND THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK. RIVER LEVELS
WILL RISE AS A RESULT...BUT NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED NONETHELESS OVER THE
NEXT FEW DAYS.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...WFO BTV
NEAR TERM...EVENSON
SHORT TERM...WFO BTV
LONG TERM...WFO BTV
AVIATION...WFO BTV
HYDROLOGY...WFO BTV




000
FXUS61 KBTV 220144
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
944 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
WET AND UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL IMPACT NORTHERN NEW YORK AND
VERMONT OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. LOW PRESSURE WILL FORM NEAR
THE NEW JERSEY SHORE TONIGHT...AND SLOWLY MOVE NORTHEAST TOWARDS
CAPE COD BY THURSDAY. EXPECT SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS TO
TRANSITION TO A STEADY RAINFALL BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING
THROUGH THURSDAY. THE STORM WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE TOWARDS NOVA
SCOTIA BY FRIDAY WITH SHOWERS PERSISTING.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 7 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 944 PM EDT...CONTINUED COOL AND DAMP CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OVERNIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE 40S UNDER OVERCAST SKIES.
SCATTERED SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL BE RELATIVELY LIGHT AND MOST
PREVELENT ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN VT. SURFACE WINDS WILL
CONTINUE FROM THE NORTH AND NORTHWEST AT 5-10 MPH...LOCALLY UP TO
15 MPH IN THE IMMEDIATE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY.

&&

.SHORT TERM /7 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 406 PM EDT TUESDAY...

TOMORROW...THE CUTOFF LOW REACHES THE DELMARVA REGION...AND COASTAL
LOW PRESSURE SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM SE NJ.  A STRONG LOW-LEVEL JET
WILL HELP ADVECT ATLANTIC MOISTURE INTO VT AND THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY
BY THE AFTERNOON.  SCT SHOWERS WILL BEGIN TO BE MORE NUMEROUS.  IT
WILL BE BREEZY AND COOL...AND THE POPS WERE INCREASE TO LIKELY
VALUES BY THE AFTERNOON.  HIGHS WILL ONLY BE  IN THE LOWER TO MID
40S ACROSS THE MTNS...AND U40S TO L50S IN THE VALLEYS.

WED NIGHT INTO THU...A SLUG OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE PIVOTS INTO THE
REGION AHEAD OF THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM.  THE OCCLUDED
CYCLONE WILL BE A SLOW MOVER AND ANOMALOUS PWAT AIR /1 TO 3
STANDARD DEVIATIONS ABOVE NORMAL/ WILL MOVE OVER VT AND NRN NY.
THE EASTERLY H850 LLJ CRANKS UP TO 40-60 KTS. SOME ENHANCEMENT OF
THE RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ALONG THE ERN SLOPES OF THE GREENS AND
DACKS. PERIODS OF MDT-HVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE. FOR
NOW...HAVE PHRASED AS MDT RAINFALL IN THE GRIDS. THE POTENTIAL
ALSO EXISTS FOR SOME DOWNSLOPING IN THE ST LAWRENCE AND CHAMPLAIN
VALLEYS. TOTAL RAINFALL DURING THIS 24-HR STRETCH COULD BE IN THE
HALF AN INCH TO INCH AND A HALF RANGE WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
LOWS WED NIGHT WILL BE IN U30S TO M40S IN THE DANK AIR MASS. HIGHS
WILL BE COOL ON THU IN THE L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS TO THE L50S IN
THE VALLEYS.

THU NIGHT...THE SYSTEM BECOMES EQUIVALENT BAROTROPIC IN STRUCTURE
WITH DIFFERENTIAL VORTICITY ADVECTION ENHANCING THE PCPN OVER THE
REGION.  THE ECMWF/GFS INDICATE INTERMITTENT SHOWERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME FRAME...AS THE OCCLUDED CYCLONE MEANDERS
OVER CAPE COD.  LOWS WILL BE IN THE U30S TO L40S OVER THE FCST AREA.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
AS OF 206 PM EDT TUESDAY...THE EXTENDED PORTION OF THE FORECAST
CONTINUES TO BE UNSETTLED EARLY ON...BUT A TREND TO FAIR AND DRY
WEATHER IS EXPECTED LATE IN THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS.

GENERALLY FOLLOWED CLOSE TO THE WPC GUIDANCE IN TERMS OF TEMPS IN
THE LONG TERM...WITH SOME SLIGHT CHANGES IN POPS AND WX BASED ON A
BLEND TO THE GFS/ECMWF GUIDANCE.

FRI-FRI NIGHT...THE OCCLUDED LOW SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM NEAR CAPE
COD. THIS STACKED SYSTEM CONTINUES TO MEANDER TOWARDS THE GULF OF
MAINE AND NOVA SCOTIA BY NIGHTFALL. SOME ATLANTIC MOISTURE WILL
WRAP AROUND THE SYSTEM FOR SCT TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS ON FRIDAY. THE
HIGHER POPS ARE ACROSS THE NORTH COUNTRY OF NY AND THE NRN
PORTIONS OF VT.  SEVERAL SPOKES OF SHORT WAVE ENERGY WILL SPIRAL
AROUND THE SYSTEM...AND THERE COULD BE SOME W/NW UPSLOPE OROGRAPHIC
ENHANCEMENT OFF THE GREEN MTNS AND NRN DACKS. AN ADDITIONAL
QUARTER TO HALF AN INCH OF RAIN MAY OCCUR BEFORE MIDNIGHT. THE
SHOWERS SHOULD DIMINISH OVERNIGHT WITH THE CYCLONE SLOWLY PULLING
AWAY. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID TO U40S OVER THE MTNS...AND LOWER
TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS. LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S TO M40S.

SAT-SUN NIGHT...UNFORTUNATELY ONE UPPER LOW FINALLY BEGINS TO MOVE
AWAY...AND ANOTHER ONE DESCENDS S/SE FROM ONTARIO/HUDSON BAY.
THERE MAY INITIALLY BE A BRIEF BREAK IN THE SHOWERS...BUT THIS
NEXT UPPER LOW MOVES QUICKLY SOUTHWARD. THE ECMWF IS A LITTLE MORE
AGGRESSIVE THAN THE GFS. SLIGHT TO LOW CHANCES OF SHOWERS WERE
PLACED IN THE FCST SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE HIGHER POPS WERE PLACED
FROM RUTLAND AND LAKE CHAMPLAIN NORTH AND EAST. THERE IS A BETTER
CHANCE OF SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT.  A FEW SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGH PEAKS...AS THE H850 TEMPS FALL TO 0 TO +2C
AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH QUICKLY. THE SHOWERS SHOULD TAPER
OFF SUNDAY MORNING...WITH MAINLY ISOLD SHOWERS OR SPRINKLES SUNDAY
AFTERNOON ESPECIALLY OVER NRN NY...AND WEST OF THE GREEN MTNS.
SOME OROGRAPHICALLY ENHANCED SHOWERS IN THE W/NW FLOW WILL PERSIST
ALONG THE WRN SPINE OF THE SRN GREENS. HIGHS BOTH DAYS WILL RANGE
FROM THE LOWER TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS /POSSIBLY A FEW U50S ON
SAT/...AND 40S TO L50S OVER THE MTNS. LOWS SATURDAY/SUNDAY NIGHT
WILL BE IN THE 30S TO L40S.

MON-TUE...IMPROVING WX TREND FOR NRN NY AND UPSTATE VT WITH SFC
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE OHIO VALLEY AND THE MID
ATLANTIC REGION TO OPEN THE WEEK. FAIR AND DRY WEATHER IS
EXPECTED...AND AS THE HIGH MOVES OFFSHORE TUESDAY...A RETURN S/SW
FLOW OF MILD AIR WILL IMPACT THE REGION. ACCORDING THE GFS H850
TEMPS SOAR BACK TO +12C TO +15C ON TUESDAY. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS
ARE EXPECTED. HIGHS ON MONDAY WILL BE IN THE M50S TO L60S IN THE
VALLEYS...AND LOWER TO M50S OVER THE MTNS. A MILD AND BREEZY NIGHT
IS EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO U40S IN MOST
LOCATIONS EXCEPT L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS. TEMPS COULD BE 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ON TUESDAY WITH WIDESPREAD LOWER TO
M60S...AND EVEN A FEW U60S IN THE VALLEYS. THE HIGH PEAKS WILL
EVEN BE IN MID TO U50S.

&&

.AVIATION /02Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
FLYING CONDITIONS ARE CURRENTLY VARIABLE ACROSS THE REGION THIS
EVENING WITH SCT RAIN SHOWERS AROUND THE REGION. MOST OF THESE
SHOWERS ARE LIGHT...AND ARE RATHER SHORT IN DURATION. WITH AN
UPPER LEVEL LOW SITUATED TO THE SOUTH...THE THREAT FOR RAINFALL
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE ENTIRE OVERNIGHT HOURS. SINCE RAIN
SHOWERS WILL BE RATHER SPORADIC AND LIGHT...WILL HANDLE THIS
RAINFALL WILL JUST A VCSH FOR ALL TAF SITES THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS.

HOWEVER...THE ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IS ALLOWING FOR LOW
STRATUS TO OCCUR...ESP ACROSS THE HIGH TERRAIN TERMINALS OF
KMPV/KSLK. EXPECT IFR CONDITIONS THROUGH MOST OF THE NIGHT AT
THESE SITES DUE TO LOW STRATUS...AND SOME MIST AS WELL. SOME IFR
STRATUS IS ALSO CURRENTLY OCCURRING AT KPBG...BUT CONFIDENCE IN
THIS CONTINUING THROUGH THE ENTIRE OVERNIGHT HOURS IS LOW. WILL
ALLOW FOR A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT LATER TONIGHT BACK TO LOW END MVFR
AT KPBG. ELSEWHERE...FLYING CONDITIONS ARE VFR/MVFR FOR
BTV/MSS/RUT...AND GENERALLY MVFR CIGS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS.

DURING THE MORNING HOURS...THERE LOOKS TO BE A LULL IN ANY
RAINFALL...WHICH MAY ALLOW FOR ALL SITES TO SEE MAINLY MVFR/VFR
FLYING CONDITIONS. HOWEVER...A VORTICITY MAX SWINGING AROUND THE
UPPER LEVEL LOW TO THE SOUTH WILL MOVE TOWARDS THE REGION THE
AFTN...WHICH SHOULD ALLOW A BAND OF STEADY LIGHT RAINFALL TO MOVE
INTO THE AREA. THIS WILL ALLOW FLYING CONDITIONS TO DROP TO LOW
END MVFR/IFR FOR NEARLY ALL SITES. KMSS MAY REMAIN FAR ENOUGH TO
THE WEST TO AVOID THE RAINFALL...AND KEEP FLYING CONDITIONS
SOMEWHAT BETTER THERE.

WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL GENERALLY BE NORTHERLY AT AROUND 5-10 KTS.
WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY FROM A CONTINUED
NORTHERLY DIRECTION AT 10-15 KTS. WINDS MAY BE LOCALLY HIGHER
AROUND KBTV/KPBG...AS WINDS ARE FUNNELED DOWN THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY.


OUTLOOK 00Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

00Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
RIVERS ACROSS THE AREA ARE STARTING OUT LOW BEFORE THE START OF THE
PRECIPITATION EVENT THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE LARGER RIVERS ACROSS THE
AREA ARE GENERALLY 5 TO 10 FEET BELOW NORMAL. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL COME OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY...AND WE
ARE LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS IN THE UPSLOPE REGIONS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS AND THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK. RIVER LEVELS
WILL RISE AS A RESULT...BUT NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED NONETHELESS OVER THE
NEXT FEW DAYS.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...
NEAR TERM...BANACOS
SHORT TERM...
LONG TERM...
AVIATION...
HYDROLOGY...




000
FXUS61 KBTV 220137 CCA
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
729 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
WET AND UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL IMPACT NORTHERN NEW YORK AND
VERMONT OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. LOW PRESSURE WILL FORM NEAR
THE NEW JERSEY SHORE TONIGHT...AND SLOWLY MOVE NORTHEAST TOWARDS
CAPE COD BY THURSDAY. EXPECT SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS TO
TRANSITION TO A STEADY RAINFALL BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING
THROUGH THURSDAY. THE STORM WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE TOWARDS NOVA
SCOTIA BY FRIDAY WITH SHOWERS PERSISTING.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 729 PM EDT...A CLOSED OFF LOW AT 500 HPA CONTINUES TO DIVE
SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN PA/NORTHERN WV. A TROUGH OF LOW
PRESSURE AT THE SFC CONTINUES TO EVOLVE INTO A COASTAL LOW NEAR
THE MID ATLANTIC COAST EARLY THIS EVENING. AS MORE SHORT-WAVE
ENERGY SHIFTS TO THE MID ATLANTIC REGION TONIGHT...LOW PRESSURE
WILL FORM. THE VORTICITY ADVECTION ASSOCIATED WITH THE MAIN UPPER
LEVEL LOW...THE WEAK SFC TROUGH...AND A DIFFUSE FRONTAL BOUNDARY
NEAR THE ST LAWRENCE RIVER VALLEY WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR SOME
SHOWERS. THE SHOWERS ARE FAIRLY LIGHT IN INTENSITY...AND SCATTERED
IN NATURE. KCCX RADAR SHOWS THE SHOWERS GENERALLY MOVING IN A
SOUTHEAST TO NORTHWEST MOTION. THE BEST CHANCE OF SEEING A SHOWER
OVERNIGHT WILL BE ACROSS EASTERN PARTS OF THE REGION...WHERE
UPSLOPE FLOW MAY AID IN LOCALLY ENHANCING THE THREAT FOR RAINFALL.

THE TREND WILL BE FOR THE UPPER LEVEL LOW TO CUT-OFF NEAR THE
DELMARVA REGION BY DAYBREAK. A CONVEYOR BELT OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE
WILL BEGIN TO APPROACH ERN NEW ENGLAND BY 12Z/WED. COOL AND DAMP
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE 40S WITH CLOUDY
CONDITIONS.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 406 PM EDT TUESDAY...

TOMORROW...THE CUTOFF LOW REACHES THE DELMARVA REGION...AND COASTAL
LOW PRESSURE SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM SE NJ.  A STRONG LOW-LEVEL JET
WILL HELP ADVECT ATLANTIC MOISTURE INTO VT AND THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY
BY THE AFTERNOON.  SCT SHOWERS WILL BEGIN TO BE MORE NUMEROUS.  IT
WILL BE BREEZY AND COOL...AND THE POPS WERE INCREASE TO LIKELY
VALUES BY THE AFTERNOON.  HIGHS WILL ONLY BE  IN THE LOWER TO MID
40S ACROSS THE MTNS...AND U40S TO L50S IN THE VALLEYS.

WED NIGHT INTO THU...A SLUG OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE PIVOTS INTO THE
REGION AHEAD OF THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM.  THE OCCLUDED
CYCLONE WILL BE A SLOW MOVER AND ANOMALOUS PWAT AIR /1 TO 3
STANDARD DEVIATIONS ABOVE NORMAL/ WILL MOVE OVER VT AND NRN NY.
THE EASTERLY H850 LLJ CRANKS UP TO 40-60 KTS. SOME ENHANCEMENT OF
THE RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ALONG THE ERN SLOPES OF THE GREENS AND
DACKS. PERIODS OF MDT-HVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE. FOR
NOW...HAVE PHRASED AS MDT RAINFALL IN THE GRIDS. THE POTENTIAL
ALSO EXISTS FOR SOME DOWNSLOPING IN THE ST LAWRENCE AND CHAMPLAIN
VALLEYS. TOTAL RAINFALL DURING THIS 24-HR STRETCH COULD BE IN THE
HALF AN INCH TO INCH AND A HALF RANGE WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
LOWS WED NIGHT WILL BE IN U30S TO M40S IN THE DANK AIR MASS. HIGHS
WILL BE COOL ON THU IN THE L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS TO THE L50S IN
THE VALLEYS.

THU NIGHT...THE SYSTEM BECOMES EQUIVALENT BAROTROPIC IN STRUCTURE
WITH DIFFERENTIAL VORTICITY ADVECTION ENHANCING THE PCPN OVER THE
REGION.  THE ECMWF/GFS INDICATE INTERMITTENT SHOWERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME FRAME...AS THE OCCLUDED CYCLONE MEANDERS
OVER CAPE COD.  LOWS WILL BE IN THE U30S TO L40S OVER THE FCST AREA.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
AS OF 206 PM EDT TUESDAY...THE EXTENDED PORTION OF THE FORECAST
CONTINUES TO BE UNSETTLED EARLY ON...BUT A TREND TO FAIR AND DRY
WEATHER IS EXPECTED LATE IN THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS.

GENERALLY FOLLOWED CLOSE TO THE WPC GUIDANCE IN TERMS OF TEMPS IN
THE LONG TERM...WITH SOME SLIGHT CHANGES IN POPS AND WX BASED ON A
BLEND TO THE GFS/ECMWF GUIDANCE.

FRI-FRI NIGHT...THE OCCLUDED LOW SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM NEAR CAPE
COD. THIS STACKED SYSTEM CONTINUES TO MEANDER TOWARDS THE GULF OF
MAINE AND NOVA SCOTIA BY NIGHTFALL. SOME ATLANTIC MOISTURE WILL
WRAP AROUND THE SYSTEM FOR SCT TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS ON FRIDAY. THE
HIGHER POPS ARE ACROSS THE NORTH COUNTRY OF NY AND THE NRN
PORTIONS OF VT.  SEVERAL SPOKES OF SHORT WAVE ENERGY WILL SPIRAL
AROUND THE SYSTEM...AND THERE COULD BE SOME W/NW UPSLOPE OROGRAPHIC
ENHANCEMENT OFF THE GREEN MTNS AND NRN DACKS. AN ADDITIONAL
QUARTER TO HALF AN INCH OF RAIN MAY OCCUR BEFORE MIDNIGHT. THE
SHOWERS SHOULD DIMINISH OVERNIGHT WITH THE CYCLONE SLOWLY PULLING
AWAY. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID TO U40S OVER THE MTNS...AND LOWER
TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS. LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S TO M40S.

SAT-SUN NIGHT...UNFORTUNATELY ONE UPPER LOW FINALLY BEGINS TO MOVE
AWAY...AND ANOTHER ONE DESCENDS S/SE FROM ONTARIO/HUDSON BAY.
THERE MAY INITIALLY BE A BRIEF BREAK IN THE SHOWERS...BUT THIS
NEXT UPPER LOW MOVES QUICKLY SOUTHWARD. THE ECMWF IS A LITTLE MORE
AGGRESSIVE THAN THE GFS. SLIGHT TO LOW CHANCES OF SHOWERS WERE
PLACED IN THE FCST SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE HIGHER POPS WERE PLACED
FROM RUTLAND AND LAKE CHAMPLAIN NORTH AND EAST. THERE IS A BETTER
CHANCE OF SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT.  A FEW SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGH PEAKS...AS THE H850 TEMPS FALL TO 0 TO +2C
AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH QUICKLY. THE SHOWERS SHOULD TAPER
OFF SUNDAY MORNING...WITH MAINLY ISOLD SHOWERS OR SPRINKLES SUNDAY
AFTERNOON ESPECIALLY OVER NRN NY...AND WEST OF THE GREEN MTNS.
SOME OROGRAPHICALLY ENHANCED SHOWERS IN THE W/NW FLOW WILL PERSIST
ALONG THE WRN SPINE OF THE SRN GREENS. HIGHS BOTH DAYS WILL RANGE
FROM THE LOWER TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS /POSSIBLY A FEW U50S ON
SAT/...AND 40S TO L50S OVER THE MTNS. LOWS SATURDAY/SUNDAY NIGHT
WILL BE IN THE 30S TO L40S.

MON-TUE...IMPROVING WX TREND FOR NRN NY AND UPSTATE VT WITH SFC
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE OHIO VALLEY AND THE MID
ATLANTIC REGION TO OPEN THE WEEK. FAIR AND DRY WEATHER IS
EXPECTED...AND AS THE HIGH MOVES OFFSHORE TUESDAY...A RETURN S/SW
FLOW OF MILD AIR WILL IMPACT THE REGION. ACCORDING THE GFS H850
TEMPS SOAR BACK TO +12C TO +15C ON TUESDAY. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS
ARE EXPECTED. HIGHS ON MONDAY WILL BE IN THE M50S TO L60S IN THE
VALLEYS...AND LOWER TO M50S OVER THE MTNS. A MILD AND BREEZY NIGHT
IS EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO U40S IN MOST
LOCATIONS EXCEPT L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS. TEMPS COULD BE 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ON TUESDAY WITH WIDESPREAD LOWER TO
M60S...AND EVEN A FEW U60S IN THE VALLEYS. THE HIGH PEAKS WILL
EVEN BE IN MID TO U50S.

&&

.AVIATION /00Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
FLYING CONDITIONS ARE CURRENTLY VARIABLE ACROSS THE REGION THIS
EVENING WITH SCT RAIN SHOWERS AROUND THE REGION. MOST OF THESE
SHOWERS ARE LIGHT...AND ARE RATHER SHORT IN DURATION. WITH AN
UPPER LEVEL LOW SITUATED TO THE SOUTH...THE THREAT FOR RAINFALL
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE ENTIRE OVERNIGHT HOURS. SINCE RAIN
SHOWERS WILL BE RATHER SPORADIC AND LIGHT...WILL HANDLE THIS
RAINFALL WILL JUST A VCSH FOR ALL TAF SITES THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS.

HOWEVER...THE ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IS ALLOWING FOR LOW
STRATUS TO OCCUR...ESP ACROSS THE HIGH TERRAIN TERMINALS OF
KMPV/KSLK. EXPECT IFR CONDITIONS THROUGH MOST OF THE NIGHT AT
THESE SITES DUE TO LOW STRATUS...AND SOME MIST AS WELL. SOME IFR
STRATUS IS ALSO CURRENTLY OCCURRING AT KPBG...BUT CONFIDENCE IN
THIS CONTINUING THROUGH THE ENTIRE OVERNIGHT HOURS IS LOW. WILL
ALLOW FOR A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT LATER TONIGHT BACK TO LOW END MVFR
AT KPBG. ELSEWHERE...FLYING CONDITIONS ARE VFR/MVFR FOR
BTV/MSS/RUT...AND GENERALLY MVFR CIGS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS.

DURING THE MORNING HOURS...THERE LOOKS TO BE A LULL IN ANY
RAINFALL...WHICH MAY ALLOW FOR ALL SITES TO SEE MAINLY MVFR/VFR
FLYING CONDITIONS. HOWEVER...A VORTICITY MAX SWINGING AROUND THE
UPPER LEVEL LOW TO THE SOUTH WILL MOVE TOWARDS THE REGION THE
AFTN...WHICH SHOULD ALLOW A BAND OF STEADY LIGHT RAINFALL TO MOVE
INTO THE AREA. THIS WILL ALLOW FLYING CONDITIONS TO DROP TO LOW
END MVFR/IFR FOR NEARLY ALL SITES. KMSS MAY REMAIN FAR ENOUGH TO
THE WEST TO AVOID THE RAINFALL...AND KEEP FLYING CONDITIONS
SOMEWHAT BETTER THERE.

WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL GENERALLY BE NORTHERLY AT AROUND 5-10 KTS.
WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY FROM A CONTINUED
NORTHERLY DIRECTION AT 10-15 KTS. WINDS MAY BE LOCALLY HIGHER
AROUND KBTV/KPBG...AS WINDS ARE FUNNELED DOWN THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY.


OUTLOOK 00Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

00Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
RIVERS ACROSS THE AREA ARE STARTING OUT LOW BEFORE THE START OF THE
PRECIPITATION EVENT THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE LARGER RIVERS ACROSS THE
AREA ARE GENERALLY 5 TO 10 FEET BELOW NORMAL. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL COME OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY...AND WE
ARE LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS IN THE UPSLOPE REGIONS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS AND THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK. RIVER LEVELS
WILL RISE AS A RESULT...BUT NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED NONETHELESS OVER THE
NEXT FEW DAYS.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...WASULA/FRUGIS
NEAR TERM...WASULA/FRUGIS
SHORT TERM...WASULA
LONG TERM...WASULA
AVIATION...FRUGIS
HYDROLOGY...EVENSON/WASULA




000
FXUS61 KALY 220122
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
922 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 920 PM EDT...TWO AREAS OF LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN
SEABOARD ARE FOCUSING BANDS OF SHOWERS WHICH ARE MOVING FROM
SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS THE FA AS INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT
FROM THE SOUTH/SOUTHWEST IS ALLOWING THE SHOWERS TO REDEVELOP
ACROSS THE MID HUDSON VALLEY AND SE CATSKILL REGION. THESE SHOWERS
ARE EXPECTED TO TRANSLATE NORTHWARD THROUGH THIS EVENING...SO
SOME RAIN SHOULD REACH MUCH OF THE CAPITAL REGION...BERKSHIRES
AND SOUTHERN VT THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THIS EVENING.

SHOWERS MAY DECREASE IN AREAL COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT...ESP FOR
AREAS E OF THE HUDSON RIVER...AS THE BULK OF FORCING SHIFTS TO OUR
S AND W ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPING MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW...AND
ALSO OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST IN THE REGION OF STRENGTHENING WARM
ADVECTION. HAVE KEPT CHC POPS FOR THE REMAINDER OF
TONIGHT...EXPECTING THE GENERAL AREAL COVERAGE OF SHOWERS TO
DECREASE...ALTHOUGH AGAIN...MAY REMAIN A BIT GREATER ACROSS THE
WESTERN ADIRONDACKS/MOHAWK VALLEY AND EASTERN CATSKILLS.

SPOTTY DRIZZLE WILL LIKELY ALSO DEVELOP BETWEEN THE SHOWERS AS LOW
LEVELS MOISTEN...AND INTERACT WITH THE TERRAIN.

MIN TEMPS SHOULD GENERALLY FALL INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS BY
DAYBREAK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
WEDNESDAY...AT THIS TIME...BARRING ANY SMALLER...UNRESOLVED
SHORTWAVES ROTATING AROUND THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE DEVELOPING
MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW TO OUR SOUTH...IT APPEARS THAT LITTLE IN THE WAY
OF FORCING WILL BE PRESENT OVER OUR REGION FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST
HALF OF THE DAY. THEREFORE...HAVE INDICATED ONLY CHC POPS FOR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SOME PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...AS MID/UPPER LEVEL ENERGY AND INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT
DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN AND NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND DURING THE DAY...AND
PIVOTS BACK WESTWARD...THE AREAL COVERAGE OF RAIN AND/OR SHOWERS
SHOULD INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON...ESP ACROSS SOUTHERN VT AND
THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...AND NW MA. FURTHER S AND W...AREAL
COVERAGE MAY ONCE AGAIN REMAIN SPOTTY INTO THE AFTERNOON. THERE IS
EVEN A POSSIBILITY OF SOME BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS DEVELOPING IN SOME
AREAS DURING THE MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON...BEFORE MOISTURE DEEPENS
AGAIN FROM NE TO SW LATE IN THE DAY. ASSUMING RAINFALL REMAINS
FAIRLY LIMITED...EXPECT MAX TEMPS TO REACH THE LOWER/MID 50S IN MOST
AREAS...EXCEPT FOR UPPER 40S ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS...SOUTHERN VT...AND THE EASTERN CATSKILLS.

WED NT-THU...THIS APPEARS THE BEST CHANCE FOR A WIDESPREAD PERIOD OF
RAINFALL ACROSS THE REGION...WITH MODERATE TO PERHAPS LOCALLY HVY
POCKETS OF RAIN...ESP ACROSS HIGHER...E-FACING SLOPES ACROSS
SOUTHERN VT/WESTERN MA...THE SE ADIRONDACKS...AND ALSO THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS. THE BULK OF NUMERICAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS THAT THE
COMBINATION OF AN E/NE LOW LEVEL JET OF 40-50 KT TRANSLATING
WESTWARD TOWARD THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY AND SOUTHERN
VT/WESTERN MA...ALONG WITH DEEP LOW/MID LEVEL FRONTOGENETICAL
FORCING AROUND THE W/NW PERIPHERY OF THE STRONG UPPER LEVEL
LOW...SHOULD FAVOR SOME BANDS OF MOD-HVY RAINFALL PIVOTING
WEST...THEN SW ACROSS THE REGION LATE WED NT INTO AT LEAST THU AM.
AGAIN...AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE COMBINATION OF UPPER
LEVEL DYNAMICS AND LOW LEVEL MOISTURE FLUX CONVERGENCE SHOULD FAVOR
THE GREATEST RAINFALL AMTS FROM SOUTHERN VT INTO SE
ADIRONDACKS...WHERE UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL COULD OCCUR. A
SECONDARY MAX OF AROUND 2 INCHES APPEARS POSSIBLE IN THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS DUE TO UPSLOPE...WHILE A MIN SHOULD OCCUR WITHIN THE
IMMEDIATE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...WITH GENERALLY 0.5-1.5 INCHES
OCCURRING. WINDS WILL BECOME QUITE GUSTY FROM THE NORTH/NORTHEAST
AS WELL...WITH SOME GUSTS POSSIBLY REACHING OR EXCEEDING 35 MPH
ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MTNS...BERKSHIRES
AND TACONICS...AND POSSIBLY WITHIN PORTIONS OF THE UPPER HUDSON
RIVER VALLEY DUE TO SOME FUNNELING EFFECTS...WHERE SOME GUSTS OF
30-35 MPH COULD ALSO OCCUR. WED NT MIN TEMPS SHOULD MAINLY FALL
INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS...AND MAXES MAY REMAIN BELOW 50 IN
MANY AREAS ON THU DUE TO CLOUDS...RAIN AND A PERSISTENT NORTH WIND
FUNNELING COOL AND RELATIVELY DRY AIR SOUTHWARD...WHILE WET BULB
EFFECTS OCCUR WITH THE FALLING RAINFALL. IF THE RAIN DECREASES IN
AREAL COVERAGE IN THE AFTERNOON...SLIGHTLY WARMER MAX TEMPS WOULD
THEN BE POSSIBLE.

THU NT...SOME ADDITIONAL BANDS OF SHOWERS MAY CONTINUE TO ROTATE
SOUTHWEST/SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION...ESP EARLY AND FOR AREAS NEAR
AND E OF THE HUDSON RIVER. TEMPS SHOULD FALL INTO THE LOWER 40S IN
MOST AREAS...WITH SOME UPPER 30S POSSIBLE ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS
WITHIN THE SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS AND CATSKILLS.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM PERIOD STARTS OUT UNSETTLED AND ENDS WITH DRIER
CONDITIONS.

ON FRIDAY...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE LOCATED IN THE
GULF OF MAINE WITH A CYCLONIC FLOW BACK ACRS THE FA. THIS WILL KEEP
CLOUDS ACRS THE REGION WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS MAINLY ACRS THE NRN
TWO THIRDS OF THE FA FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. EXPECT HIGHS ON FRIDAY
TO BE IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH LOWS FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER
30S TO MID 40S.

FOR SATURDAY...DRIER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH A FEW LINGER
SHOWERS ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE NOSING INTO THE FA FROM THE
OHIO VALLEY. EXPECT HIGHS ON SATURDAY IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH
LOWS SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY AT THIS POINT LOOK MAINLY DRY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS ACROSS THE FA. HIGHS ON SUNDAY ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S NORTHWEST TO AROUND 60 IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY. LOWS
SUNDAY NIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE MID 30S NORTHWEST TO THE
LOWER 40S SOUTHEAST. MONDAY LOOKS TO BE A MILDER DAY WITH HIGH
PRESSURE CENTERED IN THE CAROLINAS AND A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD. HIGHS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE
UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /01Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
MAINLY MVFR/VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED AT THE TAF SITES THROUGH THE END
OF THE TAF PERIOD ENDING AT 00Z THURSDAY. MAINLY ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED SHOWERS ON THE RADAR THIS EVENING SO VCSH/-SHRA IN
FORECAST AT THE TAF SITES. EXPECT INCREASING COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT
AND THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING AS THE MAIN UPPER ENERGY TRACKS
CLOSER TO THE REGION AND THE COASTAL LOW BEGINS TO DEVELOP.

WINDS WILL BE NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT LESS THAN 10 KTS TONIGHT AND
TOMORROW.

OUTLOOK...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. PDS RA.
THURSDAY: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. OCNL SHRA...RA.
THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SUNDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO TURN UNSETTLED AND
WET AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION.
INTERMITTENT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH
THE STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR LATE WED INTO
EARLY THU.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP LATE WED INTO EARLY THU. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK. THIS RAINFALL
WOULD OCCUR OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS
THAT THE GREATEST AMTS...UP TO 2 INCHES...WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND
POSSIBLY THE EASTERN CATSKILLS...WITH LESS AMTS...GENERALLY 0.5 TO
1.5 INCHES...OCCURRING WITHIN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY DUE TO
DOWNSLOPING.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...KL/GJM
NEAR TERM...KL/11
SHORT TERM...KL
LONG TERM...11
AVIATION...11/NAS
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM








000
FXUS61 KBTV 212329
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
729 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
WET AND UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL IMPACT NORTHERN NEW YORK AND
VERMONT OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. LOW PRESSURE WILL FORM NEAR
THE NEW JERSEY SHORE TONIGHT...AND SLOWLY MOVE NORTHEAST TOWARDS
CAPE COD BY THURSDAY. EXPECT SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS TO
TRANSITION TO A STEADY RAINFALL BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING
THROUGH THURSDAY. THE STORM WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE TOWARDS NOVA
SCOTIA BY FRIDAY WITH SHOWERS PERSISTING.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 729 PM EDT...A CLOSED OFF LOW AT 500 HPA CONTINUES TO DIVE
SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN PA/NORTHERN WV. A TROUGH OF LOW
PRESSURE AT THE SFC CONTINUES TO EVOLVE INTO A COASTAL LOW NEAR
THE MID ATLANTIC COAST EARLY THIS EVENING. AS MORE SHORT-WAVE
ENERGY SHIFTS TO THE MID ATLANTIC REGION TONIGHT...LOW PRESSURE
WILL FORM. THE VORTICITY ADVECTION ASSOCIATED WITH THE MAIN UPPER
LEVEL LOW...THE WEAK SFC TROUGH...AND A DIFFUSE FRONTAL BOUNDARY
NEAR THE ST LAWRENCE RIVER VALLEY WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW FOR SOME
SHOWERS. THE SHOWERS ARE FAIRLY LIGHT IN INTENSITY...AND SCATTERED
IN NATURE. KCCX RADAR SHOWS THE SHOWERS GENERALLY MOVING IN A
SOUTHEAST TO NORTHWEST MOTION. THE BEST CHANCE OF SEEING A SHOWER
OVERNIGHT WILL BE ACROSS EASTERN PARTS OF THE REGION...WHERE
UPSLOPE FLOW MAY AID IN LOCALLY ENHANCING THE THREAT FOR RAINFALL.

THE TREND WILL BE FOR THE UPPER LEVEL LOW TO CUT-OFF NEAR THE
DELMARVA REGION BY DAYBREAK. A CONVEYOR BELT OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE
WILL BEGIN TO APPROACH ERN NEW ENGLAND BY 12Z/WED. COOL AND DAMP
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE 40S WITH CLOUDY
CONDITIONS.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 406 PM EDT TUESDAY...

TOMORROW...THE CUTOFF LOW REACHES THE DELMARVA REGION...AND COASTAL
LOW PRESSURE SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM SE NJ.  A STRONG LOW-LEVEL JET
WILL HELP ADVECT ATLANTIC MOISTURE INTO VT AND THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY
BY THE AFTERNOON.  SCT SHOWERS WILL BEGIN TO BE MORE NUMEROUS.  IT
WILL BE BREEZY AND COOL...AND THE POPS WERE INCREASE TO LIKELY
VALUES BY THE AFTERNOON.  HIGHS WILL ONLY BE  IN THE LOWER TO MID
40S ACROSS THE MTNS...AND U40S TO L50S IN THE VALLEYS.

WED NIGHT INTO THU...A SLUG OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE PIVOTS INTO THE
REGION AHEAD OF THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM.  THE OCCLUDED
CYCLONE WILL BE A SLOW MOVER AND ANOMALOUS PWAT AIR /1 TO 3
STANDARD DEVIATIONS ABOVE NORMAL/ WILL MOVE OVER VT AND NRN NY.
THE EASTERLY H850 LLJ CRANKS UP TO 40-60 KTS. SOME ENHANCEMENT OF
THE RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ALONG THE ERN SLOPES OF THE GREENS AND
DACKS. PERIODS OF MDT-HVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE. FOR
NOW...HAVE PHRASED AS MDT RAINFALL IN THE GRIDS. THE POTENTIAL
ALSO EXISTS FOR SOME DOWNSLOPING IN THE ST LAWRENCE AND CHAMPLAIN
VALLEYS. TOTAL RAINFALL DURING THIS 24-HR STRETCH COULD BE IN THE
HALF AN INCH TO INCH AND A HALF RANGE WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
LOWS WED NIGHT WILL BE IN U30S TO M40S IN THE DANK AIR MASS. HIGHS
WILL BE COOL ON THU IN THE L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS TO THE L50S IN
THE VALLEYS.

THU NIGHT...THE SYSTEM BECOMES EQUIVALENT BAROTROPIC IN STRUCTURE
WITH DIFFERENTIAL VORTICITY ADVECTION ENHANCING THE PCPN OVER THE
REGION.  THE ECMWF/GFS INDICATE INTERMITTENT SHOWERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME FRAME...AS THE OCCLUDED CYCLONE MEANDERS
OVER CAPE COD.  LOWS WILL BE IN THE U30S TO L40S OVER THE FCST AREA.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
AS OF 206 PM EDT TUESDAY...THE EXTENDED PORTION OF THE FORECAST
CONTINUES TO BE UNSETTLED EARLY ON...BUT A TREND TO FAIR AND DRY
WEATHER IS EXPECTED LATE IN THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS.

GENERALLY FOLLOWED CLOSE TO THE WPC GUIDANCE IN TERMS OF TEMPS IN
THE LONG TERM...WITH SOME SLIGHT CHANGES IN POPS AND WX BASED ON A
BLEND TO THE GFS/ECMWF GUIDANCE.

FRI-FRI NIGHT...THE OCCLUDED LOW SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM NEAR CAPE
COD. THIS STACKED SYSTEM CONTINUES TO MEANDER TOWARDS THE GULF OF
MAINE AND NOVA SCOTIA BY NIGHTFALL. SOME ATLANTIC MOISTURE WILL
WRAP AROUND THE SYSTEM FOR SCT TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS ON FRIDAY. THE
HIGHER POPS ARE ACROSS THE NORTH COUNTRY OF NY AND THE NRN
PORTIONS OF VT.  SEVERAL SPOKES OF SHORT WAVE ENERGY WILL SPIRAL
AROUND THE SYSTEM...AND THERE COULD BE SOME W/NW UPSLOPE OROGRAPHIC
ENHANCEMENT OFF THE GREEN MTNS AND NRN DACKS. AN ADDITIONAL
QUARTER TO HALF AN INCH OF RAIN MAY OCCUR BEFORE MIDNIGHT. THE
SHOWERS SHOULD DIMINISH OVERNIGHT WITH THE CYCLONE SLOWLY PULLING
AWAY. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID TO U40S OVER THE MTNS...AND LOWER
TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS. LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S TO M40S.

SAT-SUN NIGHT...UNFORTUNATELY ONE UPPER LOW FINALLY BEGINS TO MOVE
AWAY...AND ANOTHER ONE DESCENDS S/SE FROM ONTARIO/HUDSON BAY.
THERE MAY INITIALLY BE A BRIEF BREAK IN THE SHOWERS...BUT THIS
NEXT UPPER LOW MOVES QUICKLY SOUTHWARD. THE ECMWF IS A LITTLE MORE
AGGRESSIVE THAN THE GFS. SLIGHT TO LOW CHANCES OF SHOWERS WERE
PLACED IN THE FCST SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE HIGHER POPS WERE PLACED
FROM RUTLAND AND LAKE CHAMPLAIN NORTH AND EAST. THERE IS A BETTER
CHANCE OF SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT.  A FEW SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGH PEAKS...AS THE H850 TEMPS FALL TO 0 TO +2C
AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH QUICKLY. THE SHOWERS SHOULD TAPER
OFF SUNDAY MORNING...WITH MAINLY ISOLD SHOWERS OR SPRINKLES SUNDAY
AFTERNOON ESPECIALLY OVER NRN NY...AND WEST OF THE GREEN MTNS.
SOME OROGRAPHICALLY ENHANCED SHOWERS IN THE W/NW FLOW WILL PERSIST
ALONG THE WRN SPINE OF THE SRN GREENS. HIGHS BOTH DAYS WILL RANGE
FROM THE LOWER TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS /POSSIBLY A FEW U50S ON
SAT/...AND 40S TO L50S OVER THE MTNS. LOWS SATURDAY/SUNDAY NIGHT
WILL BE IN THE 30S TO L40S.

MON-TUE...IMPROVING WX TREND FOR NRN NY AND UPSTATE VT WITH SFC
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE OHIO VALLEY AND THE MID
ATLANTIC REGION TO OPEN THE WEEK. FAIR AND DRY WEATHER IS
EXPECTED...AND AS THE HIGH MOVES OFFSHORE TUESDAY...A RETURN S/SW
FLOW OF MILD AIR WILL IMPACT THE REGION. ACCORDING THE GFS H850
TEMPS SOAR BACK TO +12C TO +15C ON TUESDAY. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS
ARE EXPECTED. HIGHS ON MONDAY WILL BE IN THE M50S TO L60S IN THE
VALLEYS...AND LOWER TO M50S OVER THE MTNS. A MILD AND BREEZY NIGHT
IS EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO U40S IN MOST
LOCATIONS EXCEPT L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS. TEMPS COULD BE 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ON TUESDAY WITH WIDESPREAD LOWER TO
M60S...AND EVEN A FEW U60S IN THE VALLEYS. THE HIGH PEAKS WILL
EVEN BE IN MID TO U50S.

&&

.AVIATION /00Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
FLYING CONDITIONS ARE CURRENTLY VARIABLE ACROSS THE REGION THIS
EVENING WITH SCT RAIN SHOWERS AROUND THE REGION. MOST OF THESE
SHOWERS ARE LIGHT...AND ARE RATHER SHORT IN DURATION. WITH AN
UPPER LEVEL LOW SITUATED TO THE SOUTH...THE THREAT FOR RAINFALL
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE ENTIRE OVERNIGHT HOURS. SINCE RAIN
SHOWERS WILL BE RATHER SPORADIC AND LIGHT...WILL HANDLE THIS
RAINFALL WILL JUST A VCSH FOR ALL TAF SITES THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS.

HOWEVER...THE ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IS ALLOWING FOR LOW
STRATUS TO OCCUR...ESP ACROSS THE HIGH TERRAIN TERMINALS OF
KMPV/KSLK. EXPECT IFR CONDITIONS THROUGH MOST OF THE NIGHT AT
THESE SITES DUE TO LOW STRATUS...AND SOME MIST AS WELL. SOME IFR
STRATUS IS ALSO CURRENTLY OCCURRING AT KPBG...BUT CONFIDENCE IN
THIS CONTINUING THROUGH THE ENTIRE OVERNIGHT HOURS IS LOW. WILL
ALLOW FOR A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT LATER TONIGHT BACK TO LOW END MVFR
AT KPBG. ELSEWHERE...FLYING CONDITIONS ARE VFR/MVFR FOR
BTV/MSS/RUT...AND GENERALLY MVFR CIGS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS.

DURING THE MORNING HOURS...THERE LOOKS TO BE A LULL IN ANY
RAINFALL...WHICH MAY ALLOW FOR ALL SITES TO SEE MAINLY MVFR/VFR
FLYING CONDITIONS. HOWEVER...A VORTICITY MAX SWINGING AROUND THE
UPPER LEVEL LOW TO THE SOUTH WILL MOVE TOWARDS THE REGION THE
AFTN...WHICH SHOULD ALLOW A BAND OF STEADY LIGHT RAINFALL TO MOVE
INTO THE AREA. THIS WILL ALLOW FLYING CONDITIONS TO DROP TO LOW
END MVFR/IFR FOR NEARLY ALL SITES. KMSS MAY REMAIN FAR ENOUGH TO
THE WEST TO AVOID THE RAINFALL...AND KEEP FLYING CONDITIONS
SOMEWHAT BETTER THERE.

WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL GENERALLY BE NORTHERLY AT AROUND 5-10 KTS.
WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY FROM A CONTINUED
NORTHERLY DIRECTION AT 10-15 KTS. WINDS MAY BE LOCALLY HIGHER
AROUND KBTV/KPBG...AS WINDS ARE FUNNELED DOWN THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY.


OUTLOOK 00Z THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

00Z THURS - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
RIVERS ACROSS THE AREA ARE STARTING OUT LOW BEFORE THE START OF THE
PRECIPITATION EVENT THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE LARGER RIVERS ACROSS THE
AREA ARE GENERALLY 5 TO 10 FEET BELOW NORMAL. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL COME OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY...AND WE
ARE LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS IN THE UPSLOPE REGIONS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS AND THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK. RIVER LEVELS
WILL RISE AS A RESULT...BUT NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED NONETHELESS OVER THE
NEXT FEW DAYS.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...WASULA/FRUGIS
NEAR TERM...WASULA/FRUGIS
SHORT TERM...WASULA
LONG TERM...WASULA
AVIATION...FRUGIS
HYDROLOGY...EVENSON/WASULA








000
FXUS61 KALY 212324
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
724 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 6 PM EDT...ONE COMPACT SHORTWAVE HAS LIFTED NORTH OF THE
REGION...ALLOWING FOR A BRIEF LULL IN THE SHOWER ACTIVITY.
HOWEVER...INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM THE SOUTH/SOUTHWEST IS
ALLOWING SHOWERS TO REDEVELOP ACROSS THE MID HUDSON VALLEY AND SE
CATSKILL REGION. THESE SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO TRANSLATE NORTHWARD
THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING...SO SOME RAIN SHOULD REDEVELOP ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE CAPITAL REGION...BERKSHIRES AND SOUTHERN VT
THROUGH THE EVENING COMMUTE.

WE WILL ALSO HAVE TO CLOSELY MONITOR CONVECTION CURRENTLY DEVELOPING
ACROSS NORTHERN NJ AND EXTREME SE NYS. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT
THE REMNANTS OF THIS COULD REACH PORTIONS OF THE MID HUDSON
VALLEY/LITCHFIELD CO...AND THE SE CATSKILLS LATER THIS EVENING AS
WELL.

SHOWERS MAY DECREASE IN AREAL COVERAGE TOWARDS MIDNIGHT INTO THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS...ESP FOR AREAS E OF THE HUDSON RIVER...AS THE
BULK OF FORCING SHIFTS TO OUR S AND W ASSOCIATED WITH THE
DEVELOPING MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW...AND ALSO OFF THE NEW ENGLAND
COAST IN THE REGION OF STRENGTHENING WARM ADVECTION. HAVE KEPT CHC
POPS FOR THE REMAINDER OF TONIGHT...EXPECTING THE GENERAL AREAL
COVERAGE OF SHOWERS TO DECREASE...ALTHOUGH AGAIN...MAY REMAIN A
BIT GREATER ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS/MOHAWK VALLEY AND
EASTERN CATSKILLS.

SPOTTY DRIZZLE WILL LIKELY ALSO DEVELOP BETWEEN THE SHOWERS AS LOW
LEVELS MOISTEN...AND INTERACT WITH THE TERRAIN.

MIN TEMPS SHOULD GENERALLY FALL INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS BY
DAYBREAK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
WEDNESDAY...AT THIS TIME...BARRING ANY SMALLER...UNRESOLVED
SHORTWAVES ROTATING AROUND THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE DEVELOPING
MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW TO OUR SOUTH...IT APPEARS THAT LITTLE IN THE WAY
OF FORCING WILL BE PRESENT OVER OUR REGION FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST
HALF OF THE DAY. THEREFORE...HAVE INDICATED ONLY CHC POPS FOR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SOME PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...AS MID/UPPER LEVEL ENERGY AND INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT
DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN AND NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND DURING THE DAY...AND
PIVOTS BACK WESTWARD...THE AREAL COVERAGE OF RAIN AND/OR SHOWERS
SHOULD INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON...ESP ACROSS SOUTHERN VT AND
THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...AND NW MA. FURTHER S AND W...AREAL
COVERAGE MAY ONCE AGAIN REMAIN SPOTTY INTO THE AFTERNOON. THERE IS
EVEN A POSSIBILITY OF SOME BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS DEVELOPING IN SOME
AREAS DURING THE MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON...BEFORE MOISTURE DEEPENS
AGAIN FROM NE TO SW LATE IN THE DAY. ASSUMING RAINFALL REMAINS
FAIRLY LIMITED...EXPECT MAX TEMPS TO REACH THE LOWER/MID 50S IN MOST
AREAS...EXCEPT FOR UPPER 40S ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS...SOUTHERN VT...AND THE EASTERN CATSKILLS.

WED NT-THU...THIS APPEARS THE BEST CHANCE FOR A WIDESPREAD PERIOD OF
RAINFALL ACROSS THE REGION...WITH MODERATE TO PERHAPS LOCALLY HVY
POCKETS OF RAIN...ESP ACROSS HIGHER...E-FACING SLOPES ACROSS
SOUTHERN VT/WESTERN MA...THE SE ADIRONDACKS...AND ALSO THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS. THE BULK OF NUMERICAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS THAT THE
COMBINATION OF AN E/NE LOW LEVEL JET OF 40-50 KT TRANSLATING
WESTWARD TOWARD THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY AND SOUTHERN
VT/WESTERN MA...ALONG WITH DEEP LOW/MID LEVEL FRONTOGENETICAL
FORCING AROUND THE W/NW PERIPHERY OF THE STRONG UPPER LEVEL
LOW...SHOULD FAVOR SOME BANDS OF MOD-HVY RAINFALL PIVOTING
WEST...THEN SW ACROSS THE REGION LATE WED NT INTO AT LEAST THU AM.
AGAIN...AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE COMBINATION OF UPPER
LEVEL DYNAMICS AND LOW LEVEL MOISTURE FLUX CONVERGENCE SHOULD FAVOR
THE GREATEST RAINFALL AMTS FROM SOUTHERN VT INTO SE
ADIRONDACKS...WHERE UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL COULD OCCUR. A
SECONDARY MAX OF AROUND 2 INCHES APPEARS POSSIBLE IN THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS DUE TO UPSLOPE...WHILE A MIN SHOULD OCCUR WITHIN THE
IMMEDIATE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...WITH GENERALLY 0.5-1.5 INCHES
OCCURRING. WINDS WILL BECOME QUITE GUSTY FROM THE NORTH/NORTHEAST
AS WELL...WITH SOME GUSTS POSSIBLY REACHING OR EXCEEDING 35 MPH
ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MTNS...BERKSHIRES
AND TACONICS...AND POSSIBLY WITHIN PORTIONS OF THE UPPER HUDSON
RIVER VALLEY DUE TO SOME FUNNELING EFFECTS...WHERE SOME GUSTS OF
30-35 MPH COULD ALSO OCCUR. WED NT MIN TEMPS SHOULD MAINLY FALL
INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS...AND MAXES MAY REMAIN BELOW 50 IN
MANY AREAS ON THU DUE TO CLOUDS...RAIN AND A PERSISTENT NORTH WIND
FUNNELING COOL AND RELATIVELY DRY AIR SOUTHWARD...WHILE WET BULB
EFFECTS OCCUR WITH THE FALLING RAINFALL. IF THE RAIN DECREASES IN
AREAL COVERAGE IN THE AFTERNOON...SLIGHTLY WARMER MAX TEMPS WOULD
THEN BE POSSIBLE.

THU NT...SOME ADDITIONAL BANDS OF SHOWERS MAY CONTINUE TO ROTATE
SOUTHWEST/SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION...ESP EARLY AND FOR AREAS NEAR
AND E OF THE HUDSON RIVER. TEMPS SHOULD FALL INTO THE LOWER 40S IN
MOST AREAS...WITH SOME UPPER 30S POSSIBLE ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS
WITHIN THE SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS AND CATSKILLS.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM PERIOD STARTS OUT UNSETTLED AND ENDS WITH DRIER
CONDITIONS.

ON FRIDAY...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE LOCATED IN THE
GULF OF MAINE WITH A CYCLONIC FLOW BACK ACRS THE FA. THIS WILL KEEP
CLOUDS ACRS THE REGION WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS MAINLY ACRS THE NRN
TWO THIRDS OF THE FA FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. EXPECT HIGHS ON FRIDAY
TO BE IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH LOWS FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER
30S TO MID 40S.

FOR SATURDAY...DRIER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH A FEW LINGER
SHOWERS ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE NOSING INTO THE FA FROM THE
OHIO VALLEY. EXPECT HIGHS ON SATURDAY IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH
LOWS SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY AT THIS POINT LOOK MAINLY DRY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS ACROSS THE FA. HIGHS ON SUNDAY ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S NORTHWEST TO AROUND 60 IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY. LOWS
SUNDAY NIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE MID 30S NORTHWEST TO THE
LOWER 40S SOUTHEAST. MONDAY LOOKS TO BE A MILDER DAY WITH HIGH
PRESSURE CENTERED IN THE CAROLINAS AND A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD. HIGHS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE
UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /00Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
MAINLY MVFR/VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED AT THE TAF SITES THROUGH THE END
OF THE TAF PERIOD ENDING AT 00Z THURSDAY. MAINLY ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED SHOWERS ON THE RADAR THIS EVENING SO VCSH/-SHRA IN
FORECAST AT THE TAF SITES. EXPECT INCREASING COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT
AND THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING AS THE MAIN UPPER ENERGY TRACKS
CLOSER TO THE REGION AND THE COASTAL LOW BEGINS TO DEVELOP.

WINDS WILL BE NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT LESS THAN 10 KTS TONIGHT AND
TOMORROW.

OUTLOOK...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. PDS RA.
THURSDAY: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. OCNL SHRA...RA.
THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SUNDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO TURN UNSETTLED AND
WET AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION.
INTERMITTENT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH
THE STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR LATE WED INTO
EARLY THU.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP LATE WED INTO EARLY THU. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK. THIS RAINFALL
WOULD OCCUR OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS
THAT THE GREATEST AMTS...UP TO 2 INCHES...WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND
POSSIBLY THE EASTERN CATSKILLS...WITH LESS AMTS...GENERALLY 0.5 TO
1.5 INCHES...OCCURRING WITHIN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY DUE TO
DOWNSLOPING.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...KL/GJM
NEAR TERM...KL/11
SHORT TERM...KL
LONG TERM...11
AVIATION...11/NAS
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM








000
FXUS61 KALY 212324
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
724 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 6 PM EDT...ONE COMPACT SHORTWAVE HAS LIFTED NORTH OF THE
REGION...ALLOWING FOR A BRIEF LULL IN THE SHOWER ACTIVITY.
HOWEVER...INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM THE SOUTH/SOUTHWEST IS
ALLOWING SHOWERS TO REDEVELOP ACROSS THE MID HUDSON VALLEY AND SE
CATSKILL REGION. THESE SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO TRANSLATE NORTHWARD
THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING...SO SOME RAIN SHOULD REDEVELOP ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE CAPITAL REGION...BERKSHIRES AND SOUTHERN VT
THROUGH THE EVENING COMMUTE.

WE WILL ALSO HAVE TO CLOSELY MONITOR CONVECTION CURRENTLY DEVELOPING
ACROSS NORTHERN NJ AND EXTREME SE NYS. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT
THE REMNANTS OF THIS COULD REACH PORTIONS OF THE MID HUDSON
VALLEY/LITCHFIELD CO...AND THE SE CATSKILLS LATER THIS EVENING AS
WELL.

SHOWERS MAY DECREASE IN AREAL COVERAGE TOWARDS MIDNIGHT INTO THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS...ESP FOR AREAS E OF THE HUDSON RIVER...AS THE
BULK OF FORCING SHIFTS TO OUR S AND W ASSOCIATED WITH THE
DEVELOPING MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW...AND ALSO OFF THE NEW ENGLAND
COAST IN THE REGION OF STRENGTHENING WARM ADVECTION. HAVE KEPT CHC
POPS FOR THE REMAINDER OF TONIGHT...EXPECTING THE GENERAL AREAL
COVERAGE OF SHOWERS TO DECREASE...ALTHOUGH AGAIN...MAY REMAIN A
BIT GREATER ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS/MOHAWK VALLEY AND
EASTERN CATSKILLS.

SPOTTY DRIZZLE WILL LIKELY ALSO DEVELOP BETWEEN THE SHOWERS AS LOW
LEVELS MOISTEN...AND INTERACT WITH THE TERRAIN.

MIN TEMPS SHOULD GENERALLY FALL INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS BY
DAYBREAK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
WEDNESDAY...AT THIS TIME...BARRING ANY SMALLER...UNRESOLVED
SHORTWAVES ROTATING AROUND THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE DEVELOPING
MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW TO OUR SOUTH...IT APPEARS THAT LITTLE IN THE WAY
OF FORCING WILL BE PRESENT OVER OUR REGION FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST
HALF OF THE DAY. THEREFORE...HAVE INDICATED ONLY CHC POPS FOR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SOME PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...AS MID/UPPER LEVEL ENERGY AND INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT
DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN AND NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND DURING THE DAY...AND
PIVOTS BACK WESTWARD...THE AREAL COVERAGE OF RAIN AND/OR SHOWERS
SHOULD INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON...ESP ACROSS SOUTHERN VT AND
THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...AND NW MA. FURTHER S AND W...AREAL
COVERAGE MAY ONCE AGAIN REMAIN SPOTTY INTO THE AFTERNOON. THERE IS
EVEN A POSSIBILITY OF SOME BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS DEVELOPING IN SOME
AREAS DURING THE MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON...BEFORE MOISTURE DEEPENS
AGAIN FROM NE TO SW LATE IN THE DAY. ASSUMING RAINFALL REMAINS
FAIRLY LIMITED...EXPECT MAX TEMPS TO REACH THE LOWER/MID 50S IN MOST
AREAS...EXCEPT FOR UPPER 40S ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS...SOUTHERN VT...AND THE EASTERN CATSKILLS.

WED NT-THU...THIS APPEARS THE BEST CHANCE FOR A WIDESPREAD PERIOD OF
RAINFALL ACROSS THE REGION...WITH MODERATE TO PERHAPS LOCALLY HVY
POCKETS OF RAIN...ESP ACROSS HIGHER...E-FACING SLOPES ACROSS
SOUTHERN VT/WESTERN MA...THE SE ADIRONDACKS...AND ALSO THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS. THE BULK OF NUMERICAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS THAT THE
COMBINATION OF AN E/NE LOW LEVEL JET OF 40-50 KT TRANSLATING
WESTWARD TOWARD THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY AND SOUTHERN
VT/WESTERN MA...ALONG WITH DEEP LOW/MID LEVEL FRONTOGENETICAL
FORCING AROUND THE W/NW PERIPHERY OF THE STRONG UPPER LEVEL
LOW...SHOULD FAVOR SOME BANDS OF MOD-HVY RAINFALL PIVOTING
WEST...THEN SW ACROSS THE REGION LATE WED NT INTO AT LEAST THU AM.
AGAIN...AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE COMBINATION OF UPPER
LEVEL DYNAMICS AND LOW LEVEL MOISTURE FLUX CONVERGENCE SHOULD FAVOR
THE GREATEST RAINFALL AMTS FROM SOUTHERN VT INTO SE
ADIRONDACKS...WHERE UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL COULD OCCUR. A
SECONDARY MAX OF AROUND 2 INCHES APPEARS POSSIBLE IN THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS DUE TO UPSLOPE...WHILE A MIN SHOULD OCCUR WITHIN THE
IMMEDIATE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...WITH GENERALLY 0.5-1.5 INCHES
OCCURRING. WINDS WILL BECOME QUITE GUSTY FROM THE NORTH/NORTHEAST
AS WELL...WITH SOME GUSTS POSSIBLY REACHING OR EXCEEDING 35 MPH
ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MTNS...BERKSHIRES
AND TACONICS...AND POSSIBLY WITHIN PORTIONS OF THE UPPER HUDSON
RIVER VALLEY DUE TO SOME FUNNELING EFFECTS...WHERE SOME GUSTS OF
30-35 MPH COULD ALSO OCCUR. WED NT MIN TEMPS SHOULD MAINLY FALL
INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS...AND MAXES MAY REMAIN BELOW 50 IN
MANY AREAS ON THU DUE TO CLOUDS...RAIN AND A PERSISTENT NORTH WIND
FUNNELING COOL AND RELATIVELY DRY AIR SOUTHWARD...WHILE WET BULB
EFFECTS OCCUR WITH THE FALLING RAINFALL. IF THE RAIN DECREASES IN
AREAL COVERAGE IN THE AFTERNOON...SLIGHTLY WARMER MAX TEMPS WOULD
THEN BE POSSIBLE.

THU NT...SOME ADDITIONAL BANDS OF SHOWERS MAY CONTINUE TO ROTATE
SOUTHWEST/SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION...ESP EARLY AND FOR AREAS NEAR
AND E OF THE HUDSON RIVER. TEMPS SHOULD FALL INTO THE LOWER 40S IN
MOST AREAS...WITH SOME UPPER 30S POSSIBLE ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS
WITHIN THE SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS AND CATSKILLS.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM PERIOD STARTS OUT UNSETTLED AND ENDS WITH DRIER
CONDITIONS.

ON FRIDAY...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE LOCATED IN THE
GULF OF MAINE WITH A CYCLONIC FLOW BACK ACRS THE FA. THIS WILL KEEP
CLOUDS ACRS THE REGION WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS MAINLY ACRS THE NRN
TWO THIRDS OF THE FA FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. EXPECT HIGHS ON FRIDAY
TO BE IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH LOWS FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER
30S TO MID 40S.

FOR SATURDAY...DRIER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH A FEW LINGER
SHOWERS ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE NOSING INTO THE FA FROM THE
OHIO VALLEY. EXPECT HIGHS ON SATURDAY IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH
LOWS SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY AT THIS POINT LOOK MAINLY DRY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS ACROSS THE FA. HIGHS ON SUNDAY ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S NORTHWEST TO AROUND 60 IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY. LOWS
SUNDAY NIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE MID 30S NORTHWEST TO THE
LOWER 40S SOUTHEAST. MONDAY LOOKS TO BE A MILDER DAY WITH HIGH
PRESSURE CENTERED IN THE CAROLINAS AND A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD. HIGHS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE
UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /00Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
MAINLY MVFR/VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED AT THE TAF SITES THROUGH THE END
OF THE TAF PERIOD ENDING AT 00Z THURSDAY. MAINLY ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED SHOWERS ON THE RADAR THIS EVENING SO VCSH/-SHRA IN
FORECAST AT THE TAF SITES. EXPECT INCREASING COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT
AND THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING AS THE MAIN UPPER ENERGY TRACKS
CLOSER TO THE REGION AND THE COASTAL LOW BEGINS TO DEVELOP.

WINDS WILL BE NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT LESS THAN 10 KTS TONIGHT AND
TOMORROW.

OUTLOOK...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. PDS RA.
THURSDAY: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. OCNL SHRA...RA.
THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SUNDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO TURN UNSETTLED AND
WET AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION.
INTERMITTENT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH
THE STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR LATE WED INTO
EARLY THU.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP LATE WED INTO EARLY THU. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK. THIS RAINFALL
WOULD OCCUR OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS
THAT THE GREATEST AMTS...UP TO 2 INCHES...WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND
POSSIBLY THE EASTERN CATSKILLS...WITH LESS AMTS...GENERALLY 0.5 TO
1.5 INCHES...OCCURRING WITHIN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY DUE TO
DOWNSLOPING.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...KL/GJM
NEAR TERM...KL/11
SHORT TERM...KL
LONG TERM...11
AVIATION...11/NAS
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM








000
FXUS61 KALY 212216
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
616 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 6 PM EDT...ONE COMPACT SHORTWAVE HAS LIFTED NORTH OF THE
REGION...ALLOWING FOR A BRIEF LULL IN THE SHOWER ACTIVITY.
HOWEVER...INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM THE SOUTH/SOUTHWEST IS
ALLOWING SHOWERS TO REDEVELOP ACROSS THE MID HUDSON VALLEY AND SE
CATSKILL REGION. THESE SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO TRANSLATE NORTHWARD
THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING...SO SOME RAIN SHOULD REDEVELOP ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE CAPITAL REGION...BERKSHIRES AND SOUTHERN VT
THROUGH THE EVENING COMMUTE.

WE WILL ALSO HAVE TO CLOSELY MONITOR CONVECTION CURRENTLY DEVELOPING
ACROSS NORTHERN NJ AND EXTREME SE NYS. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT
THE REMNANTS OF THIS COULD REACH PORTIONS OF THE MID HUDSON
VALLEY/LITCHFIELD CO...AND THE SE CATSKILLS LATER THIS EVENING AS
WELL.

SHOWERS MAY DECREASE IN AREAL COVERAGE TOWARDS MIDNIGHT INTO THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS...ESP FOR AREAS E OF THE HUDSON RIVER...AS THE
BULK OF FORCING SHIFTS TO OUR S AND W ASSOCIATED WITH THE
DEVELOPING MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW...AND ALSO OFF THE NEW ENGLAND
COAST IN THE REGION OF STRENGTHENING WARM ADVECTION. HAVE KEPT CHC
POPS FOR THE REMAINDER OF TONIGHT...EXPECTING THE GENERAL AREAL
COVERAGE OF SHOWERS TO DECREASE...ALTHOUGH AGAIN...MAY REMAIN A
BIT GREATER ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS/MOHAWK VALLEY AND
EASTERN CATSKILLS.

SPOTTY DRIZZLE WILL LIKELY ALSO DEVELOP BETWEEN THE SHOWERS AS LOW
LEVELS MOISTEN...AND INTERACT WITH THE TERRAIN.

MIN TEMPS SHOULD GENERALLY FALL INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS BY
DAYBREAK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
WEDNESDAY...AT THIS TIME...BARRING ANY SMALLER...UNRESOLVED
SHORTWAVES ROTATING AROUND THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE DEVELOPING
MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW TO OUR SOUTH...IT APPEARS THAT LITTLE IN THE WAY
OF FORCING WILL BE PRESENT OVER OUR REGION FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST
HALF OF THE DAY. THEREFORE...HAVE INDICATED ONLY CHC POPS FOR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SOME PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...AS MID/UPPER LEVEL ENERGY AND INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT
DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN AND NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND DURING THE DAY...AND
PIVOTS BACK WESTWARD...THE AREAL COVERAGE OF RAIN AND/OR SHOWERS
SHOULD INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON...ESP ACROSS SOUTHERN VT AND
THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...AND NW MA. FURTHER S AND W...AREAL
COVERAGE MAY ONCE AGAIN REMAIN SPOTTY INTO THE AFTERNOON. THERE IS
EVEN A POSSIBILITY OF SOME BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS DEVELOPING IN SOME
AREAS DURING THE MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON...BEFORE MOISTURE DEEPENS
AGAIN FROM NE TO SW LATE IN THE DAY. ASSUMING RAINFALL REMAINS
FAIRLY LIMITED...EXPECT MAX TEMPS TO REACH THE LOWER/MID 50S IN MOST
AREAS...EXCEPT FOR UPPER 40S ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS...SOUTHERN VT...AND THE EASTERN CATSKILLS.

WED NT-THU...THIS APPEARS THE BEST CHANCE FOR A WIDESPREAD PERIOD OF
RAINFALL ACROSS THE REGION...WITH MODERATE TO PERHAPS LOCALLY HVY
POCKETS OF RAIN...ESP ACROSS HIGHER...E-FACING SLOPES ACROSS
SOUTHERN VT/WESTERN MA...THE SE ADIRONDACKS...AND ALSO THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS. THE BULK OF NUMERICAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS THAT THE
COMBINATION OF AN E/NE LOW LEVEL JET OF 40-50 KT TRANSLATING
WESTWARD TOWARD THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY AND SOUTHERN
VT/WESTERN MA...ALONG WITH DEEP LOW/MID LEVEL FRONTOGENETICAL
FORCING AROUND THE W/NW PERIPHERY OF THE STRONG UPPER LEVEL
LOW...SHOULD FAVOR SOME BANDS OF MOD-HVY RAINFALL PIVOTING
WEST...THEN SW ACROSS THE REGION LATE WED NT INTO AT LEAST THU AM.
AGAIN...AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE COMBINATION OF UPPER
LEVEL DYNAMICS AND LOW LEVEL MOISTURE FLUX CONVERGENCE SHOULD FAVOR
THE GREATEST RAINFALL AMTS FROM SOUTHERN VT INTO SE
ADIRONDACKS...WHERE UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL COULD OCCUR. A
SECONDARY MAX OF AROUND 2 INCHES APPEARS POSSIBLE IN THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS DUE TO UPSLOPE...WHILE A MIN SHOULD OCCUR WITHIN THE
IMMEDIATE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...WITH GENERALLY 0.5-1.5 INCHES
OCCURRING. WINDS WILL BECOME QUITE GUSTY FROM THE NORTH/NORTHEAST
AS WELL...WITH SOME GUSTS POSSIBLY REACHING OR EXCEEDING 35 MPH
ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MTNS...BERKSHIRES
AND TACONICS...AND POSSIBLY WITHIN PORTIONS OF THE UPPER HUDSON
RIVER VALLEY DUE TO SOME FUNNELING EFFECTS...WHERE SOME GUSTS OF
30-35 MPH COULD ALSO OCCUR. WED NT MIN TEMPS SHOULD MAINLY FALL
INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS...AND MAXES MAY REMAIN BELOW 50 IN
MANY AREAS ON THU DUE TO CLOUDS...RAIN AND A PERSISTENT NORTH WIND
FUNNELING COOL AND RELATIVELY DRY AIR SOUTHWARD...WHILE WET BULB
EFFECTS OCCUR WITH THE FALLING RAINFALL. IF THE RAIN DECREASES IN
AREAL COVERAGE IN THE AFTERNOON...SLIGHTLY WARMER MAX TEMPS WOULD
THEN BE POSSIBLE.

THU NT...SOME ADDITIONAL BANDS OF SHOWERS MAY CONTINUE TO ROTATE
SOUTHWEST/SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION...ESP EARLY AND FOR AREAS NEAR
AND E OF THE HUDSON RIVER. TEMPS SHOULD FALL INTO THE LOWER 40S IN
MOST AREAS...WITH SOME UPPER 30S POSSIBLE ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS
WITHIN THE SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS AND CATSKILLS.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM PERIOD STARTS OUT UNSETTLED AND ENDS WITH DRIER
CONDITIONS.

ON FRIDAY...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE LOCATED IN THE
GULF OF MAINE WITH A CYCLONIC FLOW BACK ACRS THE FA. THIS WILL KEEP
CLOUDS ACRS THE REGION WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS MAINLY ACRS THE NRN
TWO THIRDS OF THE FA FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. EXPECT HIGHS ON FRIDAY
TO BE IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH LOWS FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER
30S TO MID 40S.

FOR SATURDAY...DRIER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH A FEW LINGER
SHOWERS ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE NOSING INTO THE FA FROM THE
OHIO VALLEY. EXPECT HIGHS ON SATURDAY IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH
LOWS SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY AT THIS POINT LOOK MAINLY DRY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS ACROSS THE FA. HIGHS ON SUNDAY ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S NORTHWEST TO AROUND 60 IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY. LOWS
SUNDAY NIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE MID 30S NORTHWEST TO THE
LOWER 40S SOUTHEAST. MONDAY LOOKS TO BE A MILDER DAY WITH HIGH
PRESSURE CENTERED IN THE CAROLINAS AND A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD. HIGHS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE
UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /22Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
RAIN ON RADAR ASSOCIATED WITH A SMALL UPPER IMPULSE ON THE EASTERN
PERIPHERY OF THE DEVELOPING UPPER LOW BEGINNING TO EXIT THE
KALB...KPOU AND KGFL AREAS. SOME ISOLATED SHOWERS TO THE WEST
ASSOCIATED WITH ANOTHER SMALL UPPER IMPULSE WITHIN THE DEVELOPING
UPPER LOW ARE BUILDING EAST.  SO SOME ADDITIONAL SHOWER ACTIVITY
COULD INCREASE IN COVERAGE THROUGH THE EVENING. VARYING COVERAGE
THROUGH THE NIGHT...SO GENERALLY VCSH TONIGHT. THEN...INCREASING
COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT AND THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING AS THE MAIN
UPPER ENERGY TRACKS CLOSER TO THE REGION AND THE COASTAL LOW BEGINS
TO DEVELOP.

CEILINGS AND VISIBILITIES THIS AFTERNOON SHOULD HOVER JUST IN THE
VFR RANGE...JUST ABOVE 3000 FEET...BUT SOME BRIEF PERIODS OF LOW
CLOUDS...BELOW 1000 FEET ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE INCREASED LOW
LEVEL MOISTURE. TONIGHT...MAINLY MVFR...BUT SOME SCATTERED CLOUDS
BELOW 1000 FEET ARE POSSIBLE TOWARD SUNRISE...AND THEN THROUGH THE
MORNING AS RAIN INCREASES IN COVERAGE.

WINDS WILL BE NORTH TO EAST AT 5 TO 10 KTS THIS AFTERNOON...THEN
NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT LESS THAN 10 KT TONIGHT AND TOMORROW.

OUTLOOK...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. PDS RA.
THURSDAY: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. OCNL SHRA...RA.
THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SUNDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO TURN UNSETTLED AND
WET AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION.
INTERMITTENT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH
THE STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR LATE WED INTO
EARLY THU.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP LATE WED INTO EARLY THU. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK. THIS RAINFALL
WOULD OCCUR OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS
THAT THE GREATEST AMTS...UP TO 2 INCHES...WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND
POSSIBLY THE EASTERN CATSKILLS...WITH LESS AMTS...GENERALLY 0.5 TO
1.5 INCHES...OCCURRING WITHIN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY DUE TO
DOWNSLOPING.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...KL/GJM
NEAR TERM...KL/11
SHORT TERM...KL
LONG TERM...11
AVIATION...NAS
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM








000
FXUS61 KALY 212216
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
616 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 6 PM EDT...ONE COMPACT SHORTWAVE HAS LIFTED NORTH OF THE
REGION...ALLOWING FOR A BRIEF LULL IN THE SHOWER ACTIVITY.
HOWEVER...INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM THE SOUTH/SOUTHWEST IS
ALLOWING SHOWERS TO REDEVELOP ACROSS THE MID HUDSON VALLEY AND SE
CATSKILL REGION. THESE SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO TRANSLATE NORTHWARD
THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING...SO SOME RAIN SHOULD REDEVELOP ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE CAPITAL REGION...BERKSHIRES AND SOUTHERN VT
THROUGH THE EVENING COMMUTE.

WE WILL ALSO HAVE TO CLOSELY MONITOR CONVECTION CURRENTLY DEVELOPING
ACROSS NORTHERN NJ AND EXTREME SE NYS. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT
THE REMNANTS OF THIS COULD REACH PORTIONS OF THE MID HUDSON
VALLEY/LITCHFIELD CO...AND THE SE CATSKILLS LATER THIS EVENING AS
WELL.

SHOWERS MAY DECREASE IN AREAL COVERAGE TOWARDS MIDNIGHT INTO THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS...ESP FOR AREAS E OF THE HUDSON RIVER...AS THE
BULK OF FORCING SHIFTS TO OUR S AND W ASSOCIATED WITH THE
DEVELOPING MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW...AND ALSO OFF THE NEW ENGLAND
COAST IN THE REGION OF STRENGTHENING WARM ADVECTION. HAVE KEPT CHC
POPS FOR THE REMAINDER OF TONIGHT...EXPECTING THE GENERAL AREAL
COVERAGE OF SHOWERS TO DECREASE...ALTHOUGH AGAIN...MAY REMAIN A
BIT GREATER ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS/MOHAWK VALLEY AND
EASTERN CATSKILLS.

SPOTTY DRIZZLE WILL LIKELY ALSO DEVELOP BETWEEN THE SHOWERS AS LOW
LEVELS MOISTEN...AND INTERACT WITH THE TERRAIN.

MIN TEMPS SHOULD GENERALLY FALL INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS BY
DAYBREAK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
WEDNESDAY...AT THIS TIME...BARRING ANY SMALLER...UNRESOLVED
SHORTWAVES ROTATING AROUND THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE DEVELOPING
MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW TO OUR SOUTH...IT APPEARS THAT LITTLE IN THE WAY
OF FORCING WILL BE PRESENT OVER OUR REGION FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST
HALF OF THE DAY. THEREFORE...HAVE INDICATED ONLY CHC POPS FOR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SOME PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...AS MID/UPPER LEVEL ENERGY AND INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT
DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN AND NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND DURING THE DAY...AND
PIVOTS BACK WESTWARD...THE AREAL COVERAGE OF RAIN AND/OR SHOWERS
SHOULD INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON...ESP ACROSS SOUTHERN VT AND
THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...AND NW MA. FURTHER S AND W...AREAL
COVERAGE MAY ONCE AGAIN REMAIN SPOTTY INTO THE AFTERNOON. THERE IS
EVEN A POSSIBILITY OF SOME BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS DEVELOPING IN SOME
AREAS DURING THE MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON...BEFORE MOISTURE DEEPENS
AGAIN FROM NE TO SW LATE IN THE DAY. ASSUMING RAINFALL REMAINS
FAIRLY LIMITED...EXPECT MAX TEMPS TO REACH THE LOWER/MID 50S IN MOST
AREAS...EXCEPT FOR UPPER 40S ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS...SOUTHERN VT...AND THE EASTERN CATSKILLS.

WED NT-THU...THIS APPEARS THE BEST CHANCE FOR A WIDESPREAD PERIOD OF
RAINFALL ACROSS THE REGION...WITH MODERATE TO PERHAPS LOCALLY HVY
POCKETS OF RAIN...ESP ACROSS HIGHER...E-FACING SLOPES ACROSS
SOUTHERN VT/WESTERN MA...THE SE ADIRONDACKS...AND ALSO THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS. THE BULK OF NUMERICAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS THAT THE
COMBINATION OF AN E/NE LOW LEVEL JET OF 40-50 KT TRANSLATING
WESTWARD TOWARD THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY AND SOUTHERN
VT/WESTERN MA...ALONG WITH DEEP LOW/MID LEVEL FRONTOGENETICAL
FORCING AROUND THE W/NW PERIPHERY OF THE STRONG UPPER LEVEL
LOW...SHOULD FAVOR SOME BANDS OF MOD-HVY RAINFALL PIVOTING
WEST...THEN SW ACROSS THE REGION LATE WED NT INTO AT LEAST THU AM.
AGAIN...AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE COMBINATION OF UPPER
LEVEL DYNAMICS AND LOW LEVEL MOISTURE FLUX CONVERGENCE SHOULD FAVOR
THE GREATEST RAINFALL AMTS FROM SOUTHERN VT INTO SE
ADIRONDACKS...WHERE UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL COULD OCCUR. A
SECONDARY MAX OF AROUND 2 INCHES APPEARS POSSIBLE IN THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS DUE TO UPSLOPE...WHILE A MIN SHOULD OCCUR WITHIN THE
IMMEDIATE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...WITH GENERALLY 0.5-1.5 INCHES
OCCURRING. WINDS WILL BECOME QUITE GUSTY FROM THE NORTH/NORTHEAST
AS WELL...WITH SOME GUSTS POSSIBLY REACHING OR EXCEEDING 35 MPH
ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MTNS...BERKSHIRES
AND TACONICS...AND POSSIBLY WITHIN PORTIONS OF THE UPPER HUDSON
RIVER VALLEY DUE TO SOME FUNNELING EFFECTS...WHERE SOME GUSTS OF
30-35 MPH COULD ALSO OCCUR. WED NT MIN TEMPS SHOULD MAINLY FALL
INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS...AND MAXES MAY REMAIN BELOW 50 IN
MANY AREAS ON THU DUE TO CLOUDS...RAIN AND A PERSISTENT NORTH WIND
FUNNELING COOL AND RELATIVELY DRY AIR SOUTHWARD...WHILE WET BULB
EFFECTS OCCUR WITH THE FALLING RAINFALL. IF THE RAIN DECREASES IN
AREAL COVERAGE IN THE AFTERNOON...SLIGHTLY WARMER MAX TEMPS WOULD
THEN BE POSSIBLE.

THU NT...SOME ADDITIONAL BANDS OF SHOWERS MAY CONTINUE TO ROTATE
SOUTHWEST/SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION...ESP EARLY AND FOR AREAS NEAR
AND E OF THE HUDSON RIVER. TEMPS SHOULD FALL INTO THE LOWER 40S IN
MOST AREAS...WITH SOME UPPER 30S POSSIBLE ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS
WITHIN THE SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS AND CATSKILLS.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM PERIOD STARTS OUT UNSETTLED AND ENDS WITH DRIER
CONDITIONS.

ON FRIDAY...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE LOCATED IN THE
GULF OF MAINE WITH A CYCLONIC FLOW BACK ACRS THE FA. THIS WILL KEEP
CLOUDS ACRS THE REGION WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS MAINLY ACRS THE NRN
TWO THIRDS OF THE FA FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. EXPECT HIGHS ON FRIDAY
TO BE IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH LOWS FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER
30S TO MID 40S.

FOR SATURDAY...DRIER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH A FEW LINGER
SHOWERS ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE NOSING INTO THE FA FROM THE
OHIO VALLEY. EXPECT HIGHS ON SATURDAY IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH
LOWS SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY AT THIS POINT LOOK MAINLY DRY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS ACROSS THE FA. HIGHS ON SUNDAY ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S NORTHWEST TO AROUND 60 IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY. LOWS
SUNDAY NIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE MID 30S NORTHWEST TO THE
LOWER 40S SOUTHEAST. MONDAY LOOKS TO BE A MILDER DAY WITH HIGH
PRESSURE CENTERED IN THE CAROLINAS AND A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD. HIGHS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE
UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /22Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
RAIN ON RADAR ASSOCIATED WITH A SMALL UPPER IMPULSE ON THE EASTERN
PERIPHERY OF THE DEVELOPING UPPER LOW BEGINNING TO EXIT THE
KALB...KPOU AND KGFL AREAS. SOME ISOLATED SHOWERS TO THE WEST
ASSOCIATED WITH ANOTHER SMALL UPPER IMPULSE WITHIN THE DEVELOPING
UPPER LOW ARE BUILDING EAST.  SO SOME ADDITIONAL SHOWER ACTIVITY
COULD INCREASE IN COVERAGE THROUGH THE EVENING. VARYING COVERAGE
THROUGH THE NIGHT...SO GENERALLY VCSH TONIGHT. THEN...INCREASING
COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT AND THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING AS THE MAIN
UPPER ENERGY TRACKS CLOSER TO THE REGION AND THE COASTAL LOW BEGINS
TO DEVELOP.

CEILINGS AND VISIBILITIES THIS AFTERNOON SHOULD HOVER JUST IN THE
VFR RANGE...JUST ABOVE 3000 FEET...BUT SOME BRIEF PERIODS OF LOW
CLOUDS...BELOW 1000 FEET ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE INCREASED LOW
LEVEL MOISTURE. TONIGHT...MAINLY MVFR...BUT SOME SCATTERED CLOUDS
BELOW 1000 FEET ARE POSSIBLE TOWARD SUNRISE...AND THEN THROUGH THE
MORNING AS RAIN INCREASES IN COVERAGE.

WINDS WILL BE NORTH TO EAST AT 5 TO 10 KTS THIS AFTERNOON...THEN
NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT LESS THAN 10 KT TONIGHT AND TOMORROW.

OUTLOOK...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. PDS RA.
THURSDAY: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. OCNL SHRA...RA.
THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SUNDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO TURN UNSETTLED AND
WET AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION.
INTERMITTENT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH
THE STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR LATE WED INTO
EARLY THU.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP LATE WED INTO EARLY THU. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK. THIS RAINFALL
WOULD OCCUR OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS
THAT THE GREATEST AMTS...UP TO 2 INCHES...WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND
POSSIBLY THE EASTERN CATSKILLS...WITH LESS AMTS...GENERALLY 0.5 TO
1.5 INCHES...OCCURRING WITHIN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY DUE TO
DOWNSLOPING.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...KL/GJM
NEAR TERM...KL/11
SHORT TERM...KL
LONG TERM...11
AVIATION...NAS
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM








000
FXUS61 KBTV 212006
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
406 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
WET AND UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL IMPACT NORTHERN NEW YORK AND UPSTATE
VERMONT THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. LOW PRESSURE WILL FORM NEAR THE NEW
JERSEY SEABOARD TONIGHT...AND SLOWLY MOVE NORTHEAST TOWARDS CAPE COD
BY THURSDAY.  EXPECT SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS TO TRANSITION TO
A STEADY RAINFALL BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH
THURSDAY. THE CYCLONE WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE TOWARDS NOVA
SCOTIA BY FRIDAY WITH SHOWERS PERSISTING.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 406 PM EDT...AN H500 UPPER LEVEL LOW CONTINUES TO DIG S/SE
FROM THE LOWER GREAT LAKES REGION AND THE UPPER MID ATLANTIC
REGION TOWARDS THE EAST COAST. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE AT THE SFC
CONTINUES TO EVOLVE INTO A COASTAL LOW NEAR THE MID ATLANTIC COAST
LATE THIS AFTERNOON. AS MORE SHORT-WAVE ENERGY SHIFTS TO THE MID
ATLANTIC REGION TONIGHT...LOW PRESSURE WILL FORM. THE VORTICITY
ADVECTION ASSOCIATED WITH THE MAIN UPPER LEVEL LOW...THE WEAK SFC
TROUGH...AND A DIFFUSE FRONTAL BOUNDARY NEAR THE ST LAWRENCE RIVER
VALLEY WILL KEEP SCT-NUMEROUS SHOWERS AROUND EARLY THIS EVENING
THAT WILL TAPER TO SCT SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THE TREND WILL BE FOR THE UPPER LEVEL LOW TO CLOSE AND CUT-OFF NEAR
THE DELMARVA REGION BY DAYBREAK.  A CONVEYOR BELT OF ATLANTIC
MOISTURE WILL BEGIN TO APPROACH ERN NEW ENGLAND BY 12Z/WED.  COOL AND
DAMP CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE 40S WITH
CLOUDY CONDITIONS.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 406 PM EDT TUESDAY...

TOMORROW...THE CUTOFF LOW REACHES THE DELMARVA REGION...AND COASTAL
LOW PRESSURE SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM SE NJ.  A STRONG LOW-LEVEL JET
WILL HELP ADVECT ATLANTIC MOISTURE INTO VT AND THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY
BY THE AFTERNOON.  SCT SHOWERS WILL BEGIN TO BE MORE NUMEROUS.  IT
WILL BE BREEZY AND COOL...AND THE POPS WERE INCREASE TO LIKELY
VALUES BY THE AFTERNOON.  HIGHS WILL ONLY BE  IN THE LOWER TO MID
40S ACROSS THE MTNS...AND U40S TO L50S IN THE VALLEYS.

WED NIGHT INTO THU...A SLUG OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE PIVOTS INTO THE
REGION AHEAD OF THE STACKED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM.  THE OCCLUDED
CYCLONE WILL BE A SLOW MOVER AND ANOMALOUS PWAT AIR /1 TO 3
STANDARD DEVIATIONS ABOVE NORMAL/ WILL MOVE OVER VT AND NRN NY.
THE EASTERLY H850 LLJ CRANKS UP TO 40-60 KTS. SOME ENHANCEMENT OF
THE RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ALONG THE ERN SLOPES OF THE GREENS AND
DACKS. PERIODS OF MDT-HVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE. FOR
NOW...HAVE PHRASED AS MDT RAINFALL IN THE GRIDS. THE POTENTIAL
ALSO EXISTS FOR SOME DOWNSLOPING IN THE ST LAWRENCE AND CHAMPLAIN
VALLEYS. TOTAL RAINFALL DURING THIS 24-HR STRETCH COULD BE IN THE
HALF AN INCH TO INCH AND A HALF RANGE WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
LOWS WED NIGHT WILL BE IN U30S TO M40S IN THE DANK AIR MASS. HIGHS
WILL BE COOL ON THU IN THE L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS TO THE L50S IN
THE VALLEYS.

THU NIGHT...THE SYSTEM BECOMES EQUIVALENT BAROTROPIC IN STRUCTURE
WITH DIFFERENTIAL VORTICITY ADVECTION ENHANCING THE PCPN OVER THE
REGION.  THE ECMWF/GFS INDICATE INTERMITTENT SHOWERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME FRAME...AS THE OCCLUDED CYCLONE MEANDERS
OVER CAPE COD.  LOWS WILL BE IN THE U30S TO L40S OVER THE FCST AREA.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
AS OF 206 PM EDT TUESDAY...THE EXTENDED PORTION OF THE FORECAST
CONTINUES TO BE UNSETTLED EARLY ON...BUT A TREND TO FAIR AND DRY
WEATHER IS EXPECTED LATE IN THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS.

GENERALLY FOLLOWED CLOSE TO THE WPC GUIDANCE IN TERMS OF TEMPS IN
THE LONG TERM...WITH SOME SLIGHT CHANGES IN POPS AND WX BASED ON A
BLEND TO THE GFS/ECMWF GUIDANCE.

FRI-FRI NIGHT...THE OCCLUDED LOW SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM NEAR CAPE
COD. THIS STACKED SYSTEM CONTINUES TO MEANDER TOWARDS THE GULF OF
MAINE AND NOVA SCOTIA BY NIGHTFALL. SOME ATLANTIC MOISTURE WILL
WRAP AROUND THE SYSTEM FOR SCT TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS ON FRIDAY. THE
HIGHER POPS ARE ACROSS THE NORTH COUNTRY OF NY AND THE NRN
PORTIONS OF VT.  SEVERAL SPOKES OF SHORT WAVE ENERGY WILL SPIRAL
AROUND THE SYSTEM...AND THERE COULD BE SOME W/NW UPSLOPE OROGRAPHIC
ENHANCEMENT OFF THE GREEN MTNS AND NRN DACKS. AN ADDITIONAL
QUARTER TO HALF AN INCH OF RAIN MAY OCCUR BEFORE MIDNIGHT. THE
SHOWERS SHOULD DIMINISH OVERNIGHT WITH THE CYCLONE SLOWLY PULLING
AWAY. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID TO U40S OVER THE MTNS...AND LOWER
TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS. LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S TO M40S.

SAT-SUN NIGHT...UNFORTUNATELY ONE UPPER LOW FINALLY BEGINS TO MOVE
AWAY...AND ANOTHER ONE DESCENDS S/SE FROM ONTARIO/HUDSON BAY.
THERE MAY INITIALLY BE A BRIEF BREAK IN THE SHOWERS...BUT THIS
NEXT UPPER LOW MOVES QUICKLY SOUTHWARD. THE ECMWF IS A LITTLE MORE
AGGRESSIVE THAN THE GFS. SLIGHT TO LOW CHANCES OF SHOWERS WERE
PLACED IN THE FCST SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE HIGHER POPS WERE PLACED
FROM RUTLAND AND LAKE CHAMPLAIN NORTH AND EAST. THERE IS A BETTER
CHANCE OF SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT.  A FEW SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGH PEAKS...AS THE H850 TEMPS FALL TO 0 TO +2C
AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH QUICKLY. THE SHOWERS SHOULD TAPER
OFF SUNDAY MORNING...WITH MAINLY ISOLD SHOWERS OR SPRINKLES SUNDAY
AFTERNOON ESPECIALLY OVER NRN NY...AND WEST OF THE GREEN MTNS.
SOME OROGRAPHICALLY ENHANCED SHOWERS IN THE W/NW FLOW WILL PERSIST
ALONG THE WRN SPINE OF THE SRN GREENS. HIGHS BOTH DAYS WILL RANGE
FROM THE LOWER TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS /POSSIBLY A FEW U50S ON
SAT/...AND 40S TO L50S OVER THE MTNS. LOWS SATURDAY/SUNDAY NIGHT
WILL BE IN THE 30S TO L40S.

MON-TUE...IMPROVING WX TREND FOR NRN NY AND UPSTATE VT WITH SFC
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE OHIO VALLEY AND THE MID
ATLANTIC REGION TO OPEN THE WEEK. FAIR AND DRY WEATHER IS
EXPECTED...AND AS THE HIGH MOVES OFFSHORE TUESDAY...A RETURN S/SW
FLOW OF MILD AIR WILL IMPACT THE REGION. ACCORDING THE GFS H850
TEMPS SOAR BACK TO +12C TO +15C ON TUESDAY. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS
ARE EXPECTED. HIGHS ON MONDAY WILL BE IN THE M50S TO L60S IN THE
VALLEYS...AND LOWER TO M50S OVER THE MTNS. A MILD AND BREEZY NIGHT
IS EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO U40S IN MOST
LOCATIONS EXCEPT L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS. TEMPS COULD BE 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ON TUESDAY WITH WIDESPREAD LOWER TO
M60S...AND EVEN A FEW U60S IN THE VALLEYS. THE HIGH PEAKS WILL
EVEN BE IN MID TO U50S.

&&

.AVIATION /20Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
INTERMITTENT PERIODS OF MVFR/IFR FLYING CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST
THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD AS SCATTERED SHOWERS ACCOMPANYING AN
UPPER-LEVEL LOW IMPACT THE REGION.

THIS AFTERNOON...SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT TAF SITES
BRINGING INTERMITTENT PERIODS OF MVFR/IFR CEILINGS...AND IFR
VISIBILITIES AT KMPV. EXPECT CEILINGS TO BECOME PREDOMINATELY MVFR
BETWEEN 1-3 KFT BY 21Z...WITH IFR CEILINGS EXPECTED AT KSLK AND VFR
CEILINGS AT KRUT. WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE NORTH/NORTHEAST BETWEEN
6-12 KNOTS...EXCEPT FOR SOME OCCASIONAL LIGHT FLOW AT KBTV AND KRUT.

TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...EXPECT MVFR CEILINGS TO CONTINUE THROUGH
THE REMAINDER OF THE TAF PERIOD EXCEPT FOR IFR CEILINGS/VISIBILITIES
AT KMPV OVERNIGHT. A BRIEF PERIOD OF VFR CEILINGS WILL BE POSSIBLE
AT KMSS AFTER 12Z WITH SLIGHTLY DRIER AIR WORKING IN. WINDS WILL BE
OUT OF THE NORTH/NORTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.

OUTLOOK 18Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

18Z WED - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
RIVERS ACROSS THE AREA ARE STARTING OUT LOW BEFORE THE START OF THE
PRECIPITATION EVENT THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE LARGER RIVERS ACROSS THE
AREA ARE GENERALLY 5 TO 10 FEET BELOW NORMAL. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL COME OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY...AND WE
ARE LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS IN THE UPSLOPE REGIONS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS AND THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK. RIVER LEVELS
WILL RISE AS A RESULT...BUT NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED NONETHELESS OVER THE
NEXT FEW DAYS.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...WASULA
NEAR TERM...WASULA
SHORT TERM...WASULA
LONG TERM...WASULA
AVIATION...IRL
HYDROLOGY...EVENSON/WASULA








000
FXUS61 KALY 212003
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
403 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
AS OF 4 PM EDT...ONE COMPACT SHORTWAVE HAS LIFTED NORTH OF THE
REGION...ALLOWING FOR A BRIEF LULL IN THE SHOWER ACTIVITY.
HOWEVER...INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT FROM THE SOUTH/SOUTHWEST IS
ALLOWING SHOWERS TO REDEVELOP ACROSS THE MID HUDSON VALLEY AND SE
CATSKILL REGION. THESE SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO TRANSLATE NORTHWARD
THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING...SO SOME RAIN SHOULD REDEVELOP ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE CAPITAL REGION...BERKSHIRES AND SOUTHERN VT THROUGH
THE EVENING COMMUTE.

WE WILL ALSO HAVE TO CLOSELY MONITOR CONVECTION CURRENTLY DEVELOPING
ACROSS NORTHERN NJ AND EXTREME SE NYS. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT
THE REMNANTS OF THIS COULD REACH PORTIONS OF THE MID HUDSON
VALLEY/LITCHFIELD CO...AND THE SE CATSKILLS EARLY THIS EVENING AS
WELL.

SHOWERS MAY DECREASE IN AREAL COVERAGE LATER THIS EVENING INTO THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS...ESP FOR AREAS E OF THE HUDSON RIVER...AS THE BULK
OF FORCING SHIFTS TO OUR S AND W ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPING
MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW...AND ALSO OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST IN THE
REGION OF STRENGTHENING WARM ADVECTION. HAVE KEPT CHC POPS FOR THE
REMAINDER OF TONIGHT...EXPECTING THE GENERAL AREAL COVERAGE OF
SHOWERS TO DECREASE...ALTHOUGH AGAIN...MAY REMAIN A BIT GREATER
ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS/MOHAWK VALLEY AND EASTERN CATSKILLS.

SPOTTY DRIZZLE WILL LIKELY ALSO DEVELOP BETWEEN THE SHOWERS AS LOW
LEVELS MOISTEN...AND INTERACT WITH THE TERRAIN.

MIN TEMPS SHOULD GENERALLY FALL INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS BY
DAYBREAK.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
WEDNESDAY...AT THIS TIME...BARRING ANY SMALLER...UNRESOLVED
SHORTWAVES ROTATING AROUND THE NORTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE DEVELOPING
MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW TO OUR SOUTH...IT APPEARS THAT LITTLE IN THE WAY
OF FORCING WILL BE PRESENT OVER OUR REGION FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST
HALF OF THE DAY. THEREFORE...HAVE INDICATED ONLY CHC POPS FOR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SOME PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...AS MID/UPPER LEVEL ENERGY AND INCREASING ISENTROPIC LIFT
DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN AND NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND DURING THE DAY...AND
PIVOTS BACK WESTWARD...THE AREAL COVERAGE OF RAIN AND/OR SHOWERS
SHOULD INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON...ESP ACROSS SOUTHERN VT AND
THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...AND NW MA. FURTHER S AND W...AREAL
COVERAGE MAY ONCE AGAIN REMAIN SPOTTY INTO THE AFTERNOON. THERE IS
EVEN A POSSIBILITY OF SOME BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS DEVELOPING IN SOME
AREAS DURING THE MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON...BEFORE MOISTURE DEEPENS
AGAIN FROM NE TO SW LATE IN THE DAY. ASSUMING RAINFALL REMAINS
FAIRLY LIMITED...EXPECT MAX TEMPS TO REACH THE LOWER/MID 50S IN MOST
AREAS...EXCEPT FOR UPPER 40S ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS...SOUTHERN VT...AND THE EASTERN CATSKILLS.

WED NT-THU...THIS APPEARS THE BEST CHANCE FOR A WIDESPREAD PERIOD OF
RAINFALL ACROSS THE REGION...WITH MODERATE TO PERHAPS LOCALLY HVY
POCKETS OF RAIN...ESP ACROSS HIGHER...E-FACING SLOPES ACROSS
SOUTHERN VT/WESTERN MA...THE SE ADIRONDACKS...AND ALSO THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS. THE BULK OF NUMERICAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTS THAT THE
COMBINATION OF AN E/NE LOW LEVEL JET OF 40-50 KT TRANSLATING
WESTWARD TOWARD THE UPPER HUDSON RIVER VALLEY AND SOUTHERN
VT/WESTERN MA...ALONG WITH DEEP LOW/MID LEVEL FRONTOGENETICAL
FORCING AROUND THE W/NW PERIPHERY OF THE STRONG UPPER LEVEL
LOW...SHOULD FAVOR SOME BANDS OF MOD-HVY RAINFALL PIVOTING
WEST...THEN SW ACROSS THE REGION LATE WED NT INTO AT LEAST THU AM.
AGAIN...AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE COMBINATION OF UPPER
LEVEL DYNAMICS AND LOW LEVEL MOISTURE FLUX CONVERGENCE SHOULD FAVOR
THE GREATEST RAINFALL AMTS FROM SOUTHERN VT INTO SE
ADIRONDACKS...WHERE UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL COULD OCCUR. A
SECONDARY MAX OF AROUND 2 INCHES APPEARS POSSIBLE IN THE EASTERN
CATSKILLS DUE TO UPSLOPE...WHILE A MIN SHOULD OCCUR WITHIN THE
IMMEDIATE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY...WITH GENERALLY 0.5-1.5 INCHES
OCCURRING. WINDS WILL BECOME QUITE GUSTY FROM THE NORTH/NORTHEAST
AS WELL...WITH SOME GUSTS POSSIBLY REACHING OR EXCEEDING 35 MPH
ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE SOUTHERN GREEN MTNS...BERKSHIRES
AND TACONICS...AND POSSIBLY WITHIN PORTIONS OF THE UPPER HUDSON
RIVER VALLEY DUE TO SOME FUNNELING EFFECTS...WHERE SOME GUSTS OF
30-35 MPH COULD ALSO OCCUR. WED NT MIN TEMPS SHOULD MAINLY FALL
INTO THE 40S IN MOST AREAS...AND MAXES MAY REMAIN BELOW 50 IN
MANY AREAS ON THU DUE TO CLOUDS...RAIN AND A PERSISTENT NORTH WIND
FUNNELING COOL AND RELATIVELY DRY AIR SOUTHWARD...WHILE WET BULB
EFFECTS OCCUR WITH THE FALLING RAINFALL. IF THE RAIN DECREASES IN
AREAL COVERAGE IN THE AFTERNOON...SLIGHTLY WARMER MAX TEMPS WOULD
THEN BE POSSIBLE.

THU NT...SOME ADDITIONAL BANDS OF SHOWERS MAY CONTINUE TO ROTATE
SOUTHWEST/SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION...ESP EARLY AND FOR AREAS NEAR
AND E OF THE HUDSON RIVER. TEMPS SHOULD FALL INTO THE LOWER 40S IN
MOST AREAS...WITH SOME UPPER 30S POSSIBLE ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS
WITHIN THE SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS AND CATSKILLS.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE LONG TERM PERIOD STARTS OUT UNSETTLED AND ENDS WITH DRIER
CONDITIONS.

ON FRIDAY...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE LOCATED IN THE
GULF OF MAINE WITH A CYCLONIC FLOW BACK ACRS THE FA. THIS WILL KEEP
CLOUDS ACRS THE REGION WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS MAINLY ACRS THE NRN
TWO THIRDS OF THE FA FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. EXPECT HIGHS ON FRIDAY
TO BE IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH LOWS FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER
30S TO MID 40S.

FOR SATURDAY...DRIER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH A FEW LINGER
SHOWERS ACROSS THE WESTERN ADIRONDACKS ON SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE NOSING INTO THE FA FROM THE
OHIO VALLEY. EXPECT HIGHS ON SATURDAY IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S WITH
LOWS SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY AT THIS POINT LOOK MAINLY DRY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS ACROSS THE FA. HIGHS ON SUNDAY ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 40S NORTHWEST TO AROUND 60 IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY. LOWS
SUNDAY NIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE MID 30S NORTHWEST TO THE
LOWER 40S SOUTHEAST. MONDAY LOOKS TO BE A MILDER DAY WITH HIGH
PRESSURE CENTERED IN THE CAROLINAS AND A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD. HIGHS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE
UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /20Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
RAIN ON RADAR ASSOCIATED WITH A SMALL UPPER IMPULSE ON THE EASTERN
PERIPHERY OF THE DEVELOPING UPPER LOW BEGINNING TO EXIT THE
KALB...KPOU AND KGFL AREAS. SOME ISOLATED SHOWERS TO THE WEST
ASSOCIATED WITH ANOTHER SMALL UPPER IMPULSE WITHIN THE DEVELOPING
UPPER LOW ARE BUILDING EAST.  SO SOME ADDITIONAL SHOWER ACTIVITY
COULD INCREASE IN COVERAGE THROUGH THE EVENING. VARYING COVERAGE
THROUGH THE NIGHT...SO GENERALLY VCSH TONIGHT. THEN...INCREASING
COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT AND THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING AS THE MAIN
UPPER ENERGY TRACKS CLOSER TO THE REGION AND THE COASTAL LOW BEGINS
TO DEVELOP.

CEILINGS AND VISIBILITIES THIS AFTERNOON SHOULD HOVER JUST IN THE
VFR RANGE...JUST ABOVE 3000 FEET...BUT SOME BRIEF PERIODS OF LOW
CLOUDS...BELOW 1000 FEET ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE INCREASED LOW
LEVEL MOISTURE. TONIGHT...MAINLY MVFR...BUT SOME SCATTERED CLOUDS
BELOW 1000 FEET ARE POSSIBLE TOWARD SUNRISE...AND THEN THROUGH THE
MORNING AS RAIN INCREASES IN COVERAGE.

WINDS WILL BE NORTH TO EAST AT 5 TO 10 KTS THIS AFTERNOON...THEN
NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT LESS THAN 10 KT TONIGHT AND TOMORROW.

OUTLOOK...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. PDS RA.
THURSDAY: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. OCNL SHRA...RA.
THURSDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY SHRA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SATURDAY NIGHT: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.
SUNDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT.  NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OFF THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE
NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY. A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
WITH INTERMITTENT RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED FROM
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST RAIN EXPECTED
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO SIGNIFICANT HYDROLOGIC ISSUES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK...EVEN THOUGH WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO TURN UNSETTLED AND
WET AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION.
INTERMITTENT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH
THE STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR LATE WED INTO
EARLY THU.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP LATE WED INTO EARLY THU. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK. THIS RAINFALL
WOULD OCCUR OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS
THAT THE GREATEST AMTS...UP TO 2 INCHES...WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND
POSSIBLY THE EASTERN CATSKILLS...WITH LESS AMTS...GENERALLY 0.5 TO
1.5 INCHES...OCCURRING WITHIN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY DUE TO
DOWNSLOPING.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...KL/GJM
NEAR TERM...KL
SHORT TERM...KL
LONG TERM...11
AVIATION...NAS
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM








000
FXUS61 KBTV 211807
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
207 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER HAS BEGUN OVER THE NORTH COUNTRY
AS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE SLOWLY MOVES ACROSS THE
NORTHEAST UNITED STATES. EVENTUALLY THIS SYSTEM WILL STALL OFF THE
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST AND DEVELOP AN EASTERLY FETCH OF
MOISTURE FROM THE ATLANTIC LATE WEDNESDAY INTO FRIDAY. EXPECT SCATTERED
TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS OVER THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...THEN THE
DEVELOPMENT OF A MORE WIDESPREAD RAIN WEDNESDAY INTO FRIDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 1247 PM EDT TUESDAY...A CLOSED UPPER LEVEL LOW ACCORDING TO
THE LATEST RAP/RUC40 CONTINUES TO IMPACT NRN NY AND UPSTATE VT.
SOME MINOR RETOOLING OF THE POPS BASED ON THE REGIONAL MOSAIC AND
LOCAL RADAR TRENDS WAS DONE ONCE AGAIN. THE SHOWERS HAVE BECOME LIKELY
AS THE H500 CLOSED CIRCULATION IS OVER LAKE ERIE. AT THE SFC...A
WEAK SFC TROUGH IS OVER CNTRL PA/CNTRL NY. THE SHOWERS HAVE BECOME
MORE NUMEROUS OVER THE ENTIRE WFO BTV FCST AREA. CLOUDY SKIES AND
ON AND OFF SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON DUE TO THE WEAK
ISENTROPIC LIFT AND THE CYCLONIC VORTICITY ADVECTION TIED TO THE
UPPER LOW. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN ON THE COOL SIDE THIS
AFTERNOON WITH HIGHS ONLY IN THE MID 40S TO MAINLY L50S IN THE
DANK AIR MASS.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 353 AM EDT TUESDAY...THE UPPER TROUGH BEGINS TO START CUTTING OFF
TONIGHT AS IT REACHES THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST WEDNESDAY MORNING. THIS
FEATURE WILL ONLY REACH THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY.
AS A RESULT...WE ARE LOOKING AT AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF PRECIPITATION...
THERMAL PROFILE INDICATES IT WILL ALL BE IN THE FORM OF RAIN...
ESPECIALLY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. THIS IS WHEN A DEEPER EASTERLY
FETCH OF MOISTURE FROM THE ATLANTIC MOVES INTO THE REGION AND ENHANCES
PRECIPITATION. THE EASTERLY COMPONENT WILL RESULT IN SOME UPSLOPE
PRECIPITATION ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND
NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS. SOME DOWNSLOPING IS ALSO EXPECTED TO OCCUR...
ESPECIALLY OVER THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM OF VERMONT. HOWEVER...THE
DURATION OF THE EASTERLY FETCH WILL NOT BE TOO LONG AS EVENTUALLY
THE LOW LEVEL FLOW WILL BECOME MORE NORTHEAST WITH TIME ON THURSDAY.
BOTTOM LINE...AFTER A DISTINCT WEST TO EAST GRADIENT OF PRECIPITATION
CHANCES TONIGHT...LESS WEST MORE EAST...THE AREAL COVERAGE OF THE
PRECIPITATION WILL EXPAND WESTWARD WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. PRECIPITABLE
WATER VALUES WILL BE ABOUT 150 PERCENT ABOVE NORMAL...AND WITH AN
UPSLOPE COMPONENT TO THE FLOW...LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES
OF RAIN WITH SOME HIGHER AMOUNTS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS AND PARTS OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS.
WITH ALL THE CLOUDS AND PRECIPITATION...LITTLE DIURNAL CHANGE IN
TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED WITH LOWS IN THE 40S EACH DAY AND HIGHS
IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S EACH DAY.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
AS OF 206 PM EDT TUESDAY...THE EXTENDED PORTION OF THE FORECAST
CONTINUES TO BE UNSETTLED EARLY ON...BUT A TREND TO FAIR AND DRY
WEATHER IS EXPECTED LATE IN THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS.

GENERALLY FOLLOWED CLOSE TO THE WPC GUIDANCE IN TERMS OF TEMPS IN
THE LONG TERM...WITH SOME SLIGHT CHANGES IN POPS AND WX BASED ON A
BLEND TO THE GFS/ECMWF GUIDANCE.

FRI-FRI NIGHT...THE OCCLUDED LOW SLOWLY LIFTS N/NE FROM NEAR CAPE
COD. THIS STACKED SYSTEM CONTINUES TO MEANDER TOWARDS THE GULF OF
MAINE AND NOVA SCOTIA BY NIGHTFALL. SOME ATLANTIC MOISTURE WILL
WRAP AROUND THE SYSTEM FOR SCT TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS ON FRIDAY. THE
HIGHER POPS ARE ACROSS THE NORTH COUNTRY OF NY AND THE NRN
PORTIONS OF VT.  SEVERAL SPOKES OF SHORT WAVE ENERGY WILL SPIRAL
AROUND THE SYSTEM...AND THERE COULD BE SOME W/NW UPSLOPE OROGRAPHIC
ENHANCEMENT OFF THE GREEN MTNS AND NRN DACKS. AN ADDITIONAL
QUARTER TO HALF AN INCH OF RAIN MAY OCCUR BEFORE MIDNIGHT. THE
SHOWERS SHOULD DIMINISH OVERNIGHT WITH THE CYCLONE SLOWLY PULLING
AWAY. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID TO U40S OVER THE MTNS...AND LOWER
TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS. LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S TO M40S.

SAT-SUN NIGHT...UNFORTUNATELY ONE UPPER LOW FINALLY BEGINS TO MOVE
AWAY...AND ANOTHER ONE DESCENDS S/SE FROM ONTARIO/HUDSON BAY.
THERE MAY INITIALLY BE A BRIEF BREAK IN THE SHOWERS...BUT THIS
NEXT UPPER LOW MOVES QUICKLY SOUTHWARD. THE ECMWF IS A LITTLE MORE
AGGRESSIVE THAN THE GFS. SLIGHT TO LOW CHANCES OF SHOWERS WERE
PLACED IN THE FCST SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE HIGHER POPS WERE PLACED
FROM RUTLAND AND LAKE CHAMPLAIN NORTH AND EAST. THERE IS A BETTER
CHANCE OF SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT.  A FEW SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGH PEAKS...AS THE H850 TEMPS FALL TO 0 TO +2C
AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH QUICKLY. THE SHOWERS SHOULD TAPER
OFF SUNDAY MORNING...WITH MAINLY ISOLD SHOWERS OR SPRINKLES SUNDAY
AFTERNOON ESPECIALLY OVER NRN NY...AND WEST OF THE GREEN MTNS.
SOME OROGRAPHICALLY ENHANCED SHOWERS IN THE W/NW FLOW WILL PERSIST
ALONG THE WRN SPINE OF THE SRN GREENS. HIGHS BOTH DAYS WILL RANGE
FROM THE LOWER TO M50S IN THE VALLEYS /POSSIBLY A FEW U50S ON
SAT/...AND 40S TO L50S OVER THE MTNS. LOWS SATURDAY/SUNDAY NIGHT
WILL BE IN THE 30S TO L40S.

MON-TUE...IMPROVING WX TREND FOR NRN NY AND UPSTATE VT WITH SFC
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE OHIO VALLEY AND THE MID
ATLANTIC REGION TO OPEN THE WEEK. FAIR AND DRY WEATHER IS
EXPECTED...AND AS THE HIGH MOVES OFFSHORE TUESDAY...A RETURN S/SW
FLOW OF MILD AIR WILL IMPACT THE REGION. ACCORDING THE GFS H850
TEMPS SOAR BACK TO +12C TO +15C ON TUESDAY. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS
ARE EXPECTED. HIGHS ON MONDAY WILL BE IN THE M50S TO L60S IN THE
VALLEYS...AND LOWER TO M50S OVER THE MTNS. A MILD AND BREEZY NIGHT
IS EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO U40S IN MOST
LOCATIONS EXCEPT L40S OVER THE HIGH PEAKS. TEMPS COULD BE 10 TO 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ON TUESDAY WITH WIDESPREAD LOWER TO
M60S...AND EVEN A FEW U60S IN THE VALLEYS. THE HIGH PEAKS WILL
EVEN BE IN MID TO U50S.

&&

.AVIATION /18Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
INTERMITTENT PERIODS OF MVFR/IFR FLYING CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST
THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD AS SCATTERED SHOWERS ACCOMPANYING AN
UPPER-LEVEL LOW IMPACT THE REGION.

THIS AFTERNOON...SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT TAF SITES
BRINGING INTERMITTENT PERIODS OF MVFR/IFR CEILINGS...AND IFR
VISIBILITIES AT KMPV. EXPECT CEILINGS TO BECOME PREDOMINATELY MVFR
BETWEEN 1-3 KFT BY 21Z...WITH IFR CEILINGS EXPECTED AT KSLK AND VFR
CEILINGS AT KRUT. WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE NORTH/NORTHEAST BETWEEN
6-12 KNOTS...EXCEPT FOR SOME OCCASIONAL LIGHT FLOW AT KBTV AND KRUT.

TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...EXPECT MVFR CEILINGS TO CONTINUE THROUGH
THE REMAINDER OF THE TAF PERIOD EXCEPT FOR IFR CEILINGS/VISIBILITIES
AT KMPV OVERNIGHT. A BRIEF PERIOD OF VFR CEILINGS WILL BE POSSIBLE
AT KMSS AFTER 12Z WITH SLIGHTLY DRIER AIR WORKING IN. WINDS WILL BE
OUT OF THE NORTH/NORTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.

OUTLOOK 18Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

18Z WED - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
RIVERS ACROSS THE AREA ARE STARTING OUT LOW BEFORE THE START OF THE
PRECIPITATION EVENT THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE LARGER RIVERS ACROSS THE
AREA ARE GENERALLY 5 TO 10 FEET BELOW NORMAL. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL COME OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY...AND WE
ARE LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH SOME HIGHER AMOUNTS IN
THE UPSLOPE REGIONS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND
THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK. RIVER LEVELS WILL RISE AS A
RESULT...BUT NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. THE SITUATION
WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED NONETHELESS.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...WASULA/EVESON
NEAR TERM...EVENSON
SHORT TERM...EVENSON
LONG TERM...WASULA
AVIATION...IRL
HYDROLOGY EVENSON







000
FXUS61 KALY 211721
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
121 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A COMPLEX WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL ORGANIZE IN THE GREAT LAKES
TONIGHT. IT WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE MID ATLANTIC COAST BY
WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY.
A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED
FROM TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAIN EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
A COMPACT SHORTWAVE TRANSLATING NORTHWARD ACROSS EAST CENTRAL NYS
HAS ALLOWED A BAND OF MAINLY LIGHT RAIN TO PERSIST ALONG ITS
EASTERN FLANK FROM THE SE CATSKILLS...INTO THE CAPITAL
REGION...AND SW VT/NW MA. AS THIS IMPULSE CONTINUES TO MOVE
FARTHER NORTH...WE EXPECT THE AREAL COVERAGE OF SHOWERS/RAIN TO
GRADUALLY DECREASE FROM S TO N THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...THIS MAY
TAKE SOME TIME...SO OCCASIONAL SHOWERS LOOK TO CONTINUE THROUGH
AROUND MID AFTERNOON.

GIVEN THE CLOUDS AND RAIN COOLED AIR...AND A DEVELOPING LIGHT
NORTH WIND...WE DO NOT EXPECT TEMPS TO CLIMB MUCH ACROSS THE
REGION...WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD CO
CT...WHICH IS ALREADY IN THE LOWER 60S. HERE...TEMPS MAY STILL
CLIMB A FEW MORE DEGREES BEFORE WINDS SHIFT MORE INTO THE N AND
COOLING DEVELOPS. ELSEWHERE...MAX TEMPS SHOULD ONLY REACH THE MID
50S IN MOST VALLEY AREAS...PERHAPS A BIT WARMER IN THE MID HUDSON
VALLEY...AND MID 40S TO LOWER 50S ELSEWHERE.

OCCASIONAL BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS COULD DEVELOP LATER THIS AFTERNOON
ONCE AGAIN ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN AREAS...AND ALSO INTERMITTENTLY
ACROSS PORTIONS OF SCHOHARIE CO...WHERE SOME MID LEVEL
DRYING/SUBSIDENCE...AND DOWNSLOPING HAVE ALREADY ALLOWED FOR SOME
OCCASIONAL BREAKS OF SUN TO DEVELOP.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY/...
THE UPPER LOW WILL CONTINUE TO SLIDE EAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH
A SURFACE LOW ALSO DEVELOPING OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST. AS THIS
EVOLUTION TAKES PLACE...THERE WILL BE A DROP OFF IN PCPN ACTIVITY
TONIGHT AND HAVE FORECAST MAINLY CHANCE POPS FOR MOST OF THE NIGHT.

AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES FURTHER OUT TO SEA...THE FORECAST
AREA WILL GET INTO THE WARM CONVEYOR BAND OF PCPN AS ATLANTIC
MOISTURE SURGES WESTWARD ON THE NORTHERN SIDE OF THE UPPER LOW. AS A
RESULT...PCPN WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AGAIN DURING WEDNESDAY AND
CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. HAVE RAISED POPS TO CATEGORICAL BY
LATER WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION AND CONTINUE TO FORECAST
CATEGORICAL POPS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES INTO THE GULF OF MAINE ON
THURSDAY...HAVE LOWERED POPS TO LIKELY ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST HALF OF
THE FORECAST AREA...BUT CATEGORICAL POPS CONTINUE OVER THE NORTHEAST
HALF.

LOWS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHTS WILL BE IN THE 40S. HIGHS
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO MID
50S.

&&

.LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...
THE PERIOD STARTS OUT ON THURSDAY NIGHT WITH A VERTICALLY STACKED
LOW STILL CENTERED IN THE VICINITY OF CAPE COD...WITH A SPRAWLING
CYCLONIC NORTHERLY FLOW CONTINUING TO BRING SOME SHOWERS TO THE
REGION. THE BEST CHANCE WILL BE NORTH OF THE CAPITAL DISTRICT WHERE
LIKELY POPS ARE MENTIONED. MODELS IN AGREEMENT THAT THIS LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL FINALLY START TO PULL EASTWARD AND OUT TO SEA
ON FRIDAY. HOWEVER...OUR REGION WILL STILL BE UNDER A CYCLONIC FLOW
REGIME SO SOME LINGERING SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE. IT WILL CONTINUE TO
BE COOL AND DAMP...WITH OVERCAST SKIES RESULTING IN NOT MUCH
POTENTIAL FOR WARMING.

CHANCES FOR SHOWERS WILL DECREASE FURTHER FRIDAY NIGHT ALTHOUGH A
FEW SHOWERS CANNOT BE RULED OUT FOR AREAS NORTH AND WEST OF ALBANY
AS THE FLOW TURNS MORE WESTERLY. THERE IS UNCERTAINTY WITH REGARDS
TO THE WEEKEND FORECAST...AS THE MAIN QUESTION IS HOW FAR SOUTH AN
UPPER LEVEL TROUGH APPROACHING FROM SOUTHERN CANADA DIGS OVER THE
NORTHEAST CONUS. THE GFS IS THE MOST OPTIMISTIC IN TERMS OF KEEPING
THE BRUNT OF THE TROUGH NORTH OF THE REGION WITH MILD TEMPERATURES.
HOWEVER...THE ECMWF AND THE CMC TO AN EXTENT...DEPICTS THE TROUGH
DIGGING FARTHER SOUTH AND ALLOWING FOR COLDER AIR TO WORK INTO THE
REGION WITH SOME MOUNTAIN SHOWERS POSSIBLE IN A DEVELOPING CYCLONIC
FLOW REGIME.

SO BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THE WEEKEND HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR WARMER THAN
NORMAL TEMPS AND MORE IN THE WAY OF SUNSHINE...OR COOLER TEMPS AND
MORE CLOUDS. WE WILL HAVE TO SEE WHICH WAY THE MODELS TREND AS THE
WEEKEND NEARS.

&&

.AVIATION /17Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
RAIN ON RADAR ASSOCIATED WITH A SMALL UPPER IMPULSE ON THE EASTERN
PERIPHERY OF THE DEVELOPING UPPER LOW BEGINNING TO EXIT THE
KALB...KPOU AND KGFL AREAS. SOME ISOLATED SHOWERS TO THE WEST
ASSOCIATED WITH ANOTHER SMALL UPPER IMPULSE WITHIN THE DEVELOPING
UIPPER LOW ARE BUILDING EAST.  SO SOME ADDITIONAL SHOWER ACTIVITY
COULD INCREASE IN COVERAGE THROUGH THE EVENING. VARYING COVERAGE
THROUGH THE NIGHT...SO GENERALLY VCSH TONIGHT. THEN...INCREASING
COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT AND THROUGH TOMMORROW MORNING AS THE MAIN
UPPER ENERGY TRACKS CLOSER TO THE REGION AND THE COASTAL LOW
BEGINS TO DEVELOP.

CEILINGS AND VISIBILITIES THIS AFTERNOON SHOULD HOVER JUST IN THE
VFR RANGE...JUST ABOVE 3000 FEET...BUT SOME BRIEF PERIODS OF LOW
CLOUDS...BELOW 1000 FEET ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE INCREASED LOW
LEVE MOISTURE. TONIGHT...MAINLY MVFR...BUT SOME SCATTERED CLOUDS
BELOW 1000 FEET ARE POSSIBLE TOWARD SUNRISE...AND THEN THROUGH THE
MORNING AS RAIN INCREASES IN COVERAGE.

WINDS WILL BE NORTH TO EAST AT 5 TO 10 KTS THIS AFTERNOON...THEN
NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT LESS THAN 10 KT TONIGHT AND TOMORROW.

OUTLOOK...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. DEFINITE RA.
THURSDAY: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY RA.
THURSDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A COMPLEX WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL ORGANIZE IN THE GREAT LAKES
TONIGHT. IT WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE MID ATLANTIC COAST BY
WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY.
A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED
FROM TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAIN EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO HYDROLOGIC ISSUES EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK...EVEN
THOUGH WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO TURN UNSETTLED AND WET AS AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION. INTERMITTENT RAINFALL
IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST
RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR LATE WED INTO EARLY THU.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP LATE WED INTO EARLY THU. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK. THIS RAINFALL
WOULD OCCUR OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS
THAT THE GREATEST AMTS WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS
OF WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND POSSIBLY THE
EASTERN CATSKILLS...WITH LESS AMTS OCCURRING WITHIN THE HUDSON
RIVER VALLEY DUE TO DOWNSLOPING.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...KL/GJM
NEAR TERM...KL/GJM/NAS
SHORT TERM...GJM
LONG TERM...JPV
AVIATION...NAS
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM








000
FXUS61 KALY 211659
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
1259 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A COMPLEX WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL ORGANIZE IN THE GREAT LAKES
TONIGHT. IT WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE MID ATLANTIC COAST BY
WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY.
A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED
FROM TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAIN EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
A COMPACT SHORTWAVE TRANSLATING NORTHWARD ACROSS EAST CENTRAL NYS
HAS ALLOWED A BAND OF MAINLY LIGHT RAIN TO PERSIST ALONG ITS
EASTERN FLANK FROM THE SE CATSKILLS...INTO THE CAPITAL
REGION...AND SW VT/NW MA. AS THIS IMPULSE CONTINUES TO MOVE
FARTHER NORTH...WE EXPECT THE AREAL COVERAGE OF SHOWERS/RAIN TO
GRADUALLY DECREASE FROM S TO N THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...THIS MAY
TAKE SOME TIME...SO OCCASIONAL SHOWERS LOOK TO CONTINUE THROUGH
AROUND MID AFTERNOON.

GIVEN THE CLOUDS AND RAIN COOLED AIR...AND A DEVELOPING LIGHT
NORTH WIND...WE DO NOT EXPECT TEMPS TO CLIMB MUCH ACROSS THE
REGION...WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD CO
CT...WHICH IS ALREADY IN THE LOWER 60S. HERE...TEMPS MAY STILL
CLIMB A FEW MORE DEGREES BEFORE WINDS SHIFT MORE INTO THE N AND
COOLING DEVELOPS. ELSEWHERE...MAX TEMPS SHOULD ONLY REACH THE MID
50S IN MOST VALLEY AREAS...PERHAPS A BIT WARMER IN THE MID HUDSON
VALLEY...AND MID 40S TO LOWER 50S ELSEWHERE.

OCCASIONAL BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS COULD DEVELOP LATER THIS AFTERNOON
ONCE AGAIN ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN AREAS...AND ALSO INTERMITTENTLY
ACROSS PORTIONS OF SCHOHARIE CO...WHERE SOME MID LEVEL
DRYING/SUBSIDENCE...AND DOWNSLOPING HAVE ALREADY ALLOWED FOR SOME
OCCASIONAL BREAKS OF SUN TO DEVELOP.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY/...
THE UPPER LOW WILL CONTINUE TO SLIDE EAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH
A SURFACE LOW ALSO DEVELOPING OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST. AS THIS
EVOLUTION TAKES PLACE...THERE WILL BE A DROP OFF IN PCPN ACTIVITY
TONIGHT AND HAVE FORECAST MAINLY CHANCE POPS FOR MOST OF THE NIGHT.

AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES FURTHER OUT TO SEA...THE FORECAST
AREA WILL GET INTO THE WARM CONVEYOR BAND OF PCPN AS ATLANTIC
MOISTURE SURGES WESTWARD ON THE NORTHERN SIDE OF THE UPPER LOW. AS A
RESULT...PCPN WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AGAIN DURING WEDNESDAY AND
CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. HAVE RAISED POPS TO CATEGORICAL BY
LATER WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION AND CONTINUE TO FORECAST
CATEGORICAL POPS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES INTO THE GULF OF MAINE ON
THURSDAY...HAVE LOWERED POPS TO LIKELY ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST HALF OF
THE FORECAST AREA...BUT CATEGORICAL POPS CONTINUE OVER THE NORTHEAST
HALF.

LOWS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHTS WILL BE IN THE 40S. HIGHS
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO MID
50S.

&&

.LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...
THE PERIOD STARTS OUT ON THURSDAY NIGHT WITH A VERTICALLY STACKED
LOW STILL CENTERED IN THE VICINITY OF CAPE COD...WITH A SPRAWLING
CYCLONIC NORTHERLY FLOW CONTINUING TO BRING SOME SHOWERS TO THE
REGION. THE BEST CHANCE WILL BE NORTH OF THE CAPITAL DISTRICT WHERE
LIKELY POPS ARE MENTIONED. MODELS IN AGREEMENT THAT THIS LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL FINALLY START TO PULL EASTWARD AND OUT TO SEA
ON FRIDAY. HOWEVER...OUR REGION WILL STILL BE UNDER A CYCLONIC FLOW
REGIME SO SOME LINGERING SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE. IT WILL CONTINUE TO
BE COOL AND DAMP...WITH OVERCAST SKIES RESULTING IN NOT MUCH
POTENTIAL FOR WARMING.

CHANCES FOR SHOWERS WILL DECREASE FURTHER FRIDAY NIGHT ALTHOUGH A
FEW SHOWERS CANNOT BE RULED OUT FOR AREAS NORTH AND WEST OF ALBANY
AS THE FLOW TURNS MORE WESTERLY. THERE IS UNCERTAINTY WITH REGARDS
TO THE WEEKEND FORECAST...AS THE MAIN QUESTION IS HOW FAR SOUTH AN
UPPER LEVEL TROUGH APPROACHING FROM SOUTHERN CANADA DIGS OVER THE
NORTHEAST CONUS. THE GFS IS THE MOST OPTIMISTIC IN TERMS OF KEEPING
THE BRUNT OF THE TROUGH NORTH OF THE REGION WITH MILD TEMPERATURES.
HOWEVER...THE ECMWF AND THE CMC TO AN EXTENT...DEPICTS THE TROUGH
DIGGING FARTHER SOUTH AND ALLOWING FOR COLDER AIR TO WORK INTO THE
REGION WITH SOME MOUNTAIN SHOWERS POSSIBLE IN A DEVELOPING CYCLONIC
FLOW REGIME.

SO BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THE WEEKEND HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR WARMER THAN
NORMAL TEMPS AND MORE IN THE WAY OF SUNSHINE...OR COOLER TEMPS AND
MORE CLOUDS. WE WILL HAVE TO SEE WHICH WAY THE MODELS TREND AS THE
WEEKEND NEARS.

&&

.AVIATION /18Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE TERMINALS TODAY...AS
AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES ACROSS THE AREA. UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE REST OF THE DAY AND INTO THIS
EVENING...AS A BROAD UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL BECOME ESTABLISHED
ACROSS THE REGION. WILL MENTION PREVAILING SHOWERS THROUGH MUCH OF
THE PERIOD...ALTHOUGH IT WILL NOT BE RAINING THE ENTIRE TIME AS
BATCHES OF SHOWERS WILL PERIODICALLY MOVE THROUGH.

FLYING CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN VFR RANGE THROUGH MUCH OF
TODAY...WITH CIGS ONLY GRADUALLY DECREASING. BY THIS EVENING THERE
WILL BE A BETTER CHANCE FOR MVFR CONDITIONS AT THE TERMINALS WITH
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS CONTINUING.

WINDS WILL BE LIGHT AND VARIABLE...BECOMING NORTH-NORTHEAST AROUND 5
KTS BY THIS AFTERNOON.

OUTLOOK...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. DEFINITE RA.
THURSDAY: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY RA.
THURSDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A COMPLEX WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL ORGANIZE IN THE GREAT LAKES
TONIGHT. IT WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE MID ATLANTIC COAST BY
WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY.
A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED
FROM TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAIN EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO HYDROLOGIC ISSUES EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK...EVEN
THOUGH WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO TURN UNSETTLED AND WET AS AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION. INTERMITTENT RAINFALL
IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST
RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR LATE WED INTO EARLY THU.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP LATE WED INTO EARLY THU. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK. THIS RAINFALL
WOULD OCCUR OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS
THAT THE GREATEST AMTS WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS
OF WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND POSSIBLY THE
EASTERN CATSKILLS...WITH LESS AMTS OCCURRING WITHIN THE HUDSON
RIVER VALLEY DUE TO DOWNSLOPING.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...KL/GJM
NEAR TERM...KL/GJM/NAS
SHORT TERM...GJM
LONG TERM...JPV
AVIATION...JPV
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM








000
FXUS61 KBTV 211648
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
1248 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER HAS BEGUN OVER THE NORTH COUNTRY
AS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE SLOWLY MOVES ACROSS THE
NORTHEAST UNITED STATES. EVENTUALLY THIS SYSTEM WILL STALL OFF THE
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST AND DEVELOP AN EASTERLY FETCH OF
MOISTURE FROM THE ATLANTIC LATE WEDNESDAY INTO FRIDAY. EXPECT SCATTERED
TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS OVER THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...THEN THE
DEVELOPMENT OF A MORE WIDESPREAD RAIN WEDNESDAY INTO FRIDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 1247 PM EDT TUESDAY...A CLOSED UPPER LEVEL LOW ACCORDING TO
THE LATEST RAP/RUC40 CONTINUES TO IMPACT NRN NY AND UPSTATE VT.
SOME MINOR RETOOLING OF THE POPS BASED ON THE REGIONAL MOSAIC AND
LOCAL RADAR TRENDS WAS DONE ONCE AGAIN. THE SHOWERS HAVE BECOME LIKELY
AS THE H500 CLOSED CIRCULATION IS OVER LAKE ERIE. AT THE SFC...A
WEAK SFC TROUGH IS OVER CNTRL PA/CNTRL NY. THE SHOWERS HAVE BECOME
MORE NUMEROUS OVER THE ENTIRE WFO BTV FCST AREA. CLOUDY SKIES AND
ON AND OFF SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON DUE TO THE WEAK
ISENTROPIC LIFT AND THE CYCLONIC VORTICITY ADVECTION TIED TO THE
UPPER LOW. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN ON THE COOL SIDE THIS
AFTERNOON WITH HIGHS ONLY IN THE MID 40S TO MAINLY L50S IN THE
DANK AIR MASS.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY/...
AS OF 353 AM EDT TUESDAY...THE UPPER TROUGH BEGINS TO START CUTTING OFF
TONIGHT AS IT REACHES THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST WEDNESDAY MORNING. THIS
FEATURE WILL ONLY REACH THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY.
AS A RESULT...WE ARE LOOKING AT AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF PRECIPITATION...
THERMAL PROFILE INDICATES IT WILL ALL BE IN THE FORM OF RAIN...
ESPECIALLY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. THIS IS WHEN A DEEPER EASTERLY
FETCH OF MOISTURE FROM THE ATLANTIC MOVES INTO THE REGION AND ENHANCES
PRECIPITATION. THE EASTERLY COMPONENT WILL RESULT IN SOME UPSLOPE
PRECIPITATION ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND
NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS. SOME DOWNSLOPING IS ALSO EXPECTED TO OCCUR...
ESPECIALLY OVER THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM OF VERMONT. HOWEVER...THE
DURATION OF THE EASTERLY FETCH WILL NOT BE TOO LONG AS EVENTUALLY
THE LOW LEVEL FLOW WILL BECOME MORE NORTHEAST WITH TIME ON THURSDAY.
BOTTOM LINE...AFTER A DISTINCT WEST TO EAST GRADIENT OF PRECIPITATION
CHANCES TONIGHT...LESS WEST MORE EAST...THE AREAL COVERAGE OF THE
PRECIPITATION WILL EXPAND WESTWARD WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. PRECIPITABLE
WATER VALUES WILL BE ABOUT 150 PERCENT ABOVE NORMAL...AND WITH AN
UPSLOPE COMPONENT TO THE FLOW...LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES
OF RAIN WITH SOME HIGHER AMOUNTS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS AND PARTS OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS.
WITH ALL THE CLOUDS AND PRECIPITATION...LITTLE DIURNAL CHANGE IN
TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED WITH LOWS IN THE 40S EACH DAY AND HIGHS
IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S EACH DAY.

&&

.LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...
AS OF 340 AM EDT TUESDAY...THE NORTH COUNTRY WILL REMAIN UNDER
THE INFLUENCE OF THE MUCH TALKED ABOUT LARGE UPPER LOW THURSDAY
NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT AS IT CONTINUES ITS TRACK NORTHEAST
FROM CAPE COD 00Z FRI TO THE GULF OF MAINE AND CANADIAN MARITIMES
BY 12Z SAT. COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO
STREAM INTO THE FORECAST AREA ON NORTH-NORTHEAST FLOW WITH
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF OF A QUARTER TO HALF INCH THROUGH
THE PERIOD.

GOING INTO THE WEEKEND...WEATHER REMAINS UNSETTLED WITH SOME
UNCERTAINTY IN REGARDS TO THE STRENGTH AND DEPTH OF ANOTHER AND
UPPER LOW MOVING THROUGH CENTRAL CANADA. LATEST ECMWF DIGS THE
TROUGH MUCH FURTHER SOUTH THAN THE GFS OFFERING A CONTINUATION OF
OUR COLD AUTUMN PATTERN WITH THE 500MB LOW CLOSING OFF OVER MAINE
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. NOT GOING TO COMPLETELY BITE OFF ON THE
EURO YET...BUT WITH ITS RECENT GOOD PERFORMANCE IN THE PAST COUPLE
OF WEEKS IT`S HARD TO IGNORE. WILL TREND SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN THE
CONSENSUS BLEND AND OFFER TEMPS JUST A LITTLE BELOW CLIMO IN THE
40S AND 50S. SOME LINGERING SHOWERS WILL BE AROUND AS WELL THROUGH
THE WEEKEND...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.

IT LOOKS AS THOUGH WE MIGHT SEE SOME RELIEF FROM THE COLD AND WET
CONDITIONS TO START NEXT WEEK AS AN UPPER RIDGE OVER THE CENTRAL
CONUS ON THE WEEKEND SHIFTS EASTWARD ONTO THE EASTERN SEABOARD WITH
BUILDING SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTHEAST. AS THE HIGH
SHIFTS OFF THE COAST MONDAY AND A DEVELOPING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
IN THE LEE OF THE ROCKIES MOVES IN THE GREAT LAKES
REGION...SOUTHERLY FLOW INCREASES ACROSS THE NORTHEAST WITH TEMPS
WARMING BACK ABOVE NORMAL IN THE 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /18Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
THROUGH 12Z WEDNESDAY...CURRENT VFR CONDITIONS WILL SLOWLY
DETERIORATE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS LOW PRESSURE OVER THE
EASTERN GREAT LAKES MOVES OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST THIS EVENING.
SHOWERS HAVE SPREAD ACROSS MOST OF THE REGION ALREADY...AND WILL
BE IN AND OUT OF THE TERMINALS THROUGH THE DAY. NO REAL
RESTRICTIONS IN VSBY ARE EXPECTED...BUT CIGS WILL LOWER TO MVFR BY
THIS AFTERNOON/EVENING AT ALL SITES...AND IFR AT KMSS. WINDS WILL
GENERALLY BE OUT OF THE N-NE AT 5-10KTS...WITH SUSTAINED 10-15KTS
FROM THE NE AT KMSS.

OUTLOOK 12Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...

12Z WED - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
RIVERS ACROSS THE AREA ARE STARTING OUT LOW BEFORE THE START OF THE
PRECIPITATION EVENT THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE LARGER RIVERS ACROSS THE
AREA ARE GENERALLY 5 TO 10 FEET BELOW NORMAL. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL COME OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY...AND WE
ARE LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH SOME HIGHER AMOUNTS IN
THE UPSLOPE REGIONS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND
THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK. RIVER LEVELS WILL RISE AS A
RESULT...BUT NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. THE SITUATION
WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED NONETHELESS.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...WASULA/EVENSON
NEAR TERM...WASULA
SHORT TERM...EVENSON
LONG TERM...LAHIFF
AVIATION...LAHIFF
HYDROLOGY...EVENSON







000
FXUS61 KBTV 211429
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
1029 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER HAS BEGUN OVER THE NORTH COUNTRY
AS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE SLOWLY MOVES ACROSS THE
NORTHEAST UNITED STATES. EVENTUALLY THIS SYSTEM WILL STALL OFF THE
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST AND DEVELOP AN EASTERLY FETCH OF
MOISTURE FROM THE ATLANTIC LATE WEDNESDAY INTO FRIDAY. EXPECT SCATTERED
TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS OVER THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT...THEN THE
DEVELOPMENT OF A MORE WIDESPREAD RAIN WEDNESDAY INTO FRIDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 1028 AM EDT TUESDAY...AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CONTINUES TO IMPACT
NRN NY AND UPSTATE VT. SOME MINOR RETOOLING OF THE POPS BASED ON
THE REGIONAL MOSAIC AND LOCAL RADAR TRENDS. THE SHOWERS ARE MORE
NUMEROUS SOUTH AND EAST OF KMSS...BUT THEY SHOULD FILL IN MORE
OVER THE NEXT HOURS. THE SHOWERS SHOULD FILL BACK IN OVER ERN VT
PRIOR TO NOON TOO. TEMPS REMAIN IN THE MID 30S TO M40S IN THE DAMP
AIR MASS. SLIGHT TWEAKS WERE MADE WITH THE TEMPS.

AS THIS SYSTEM MOVES SLOWLY EAST THIS AFTERNOON...THE SHOWERS WILL LINGER
OVER THE AREA ALONG WITH PLENTY OF CLOUD COVER. THIS WILL HAVE AN
EFFECT ON THE TEMPERATURES WITH HIGHS ONLY IN THE MID 40S TO MID
50S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY/...
AS OF 353 AM EDT TUESDAY...THE UPPER TROUGH BEGINS TO START CUTTING OFF
TONIGHT AS IT REACHES THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST WEDNESDAY MORNING. THIS
FEATURE WILL ONLY REACH THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY.
AS A RESULT...WE ARE LOOKING AT AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF PRECIPITATION...
THERMAL PROFILE INDICATES IT WILL ALL BE IN THE FORM OF RAIN...
ESPECIALLY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. THIS IS WHEN A DEEPER EASTERLY
FETCH OF MOISTURE FROM THE ATLANTIC MOVES INTO THE REGION AND ENHANCES
PRECIPITATION. THE EASTERLY COMPONENT WILL RESULT IN SOME UPSLOPE
PRECIPITATION ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND
NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS. SOME DOWNSLOPING IS ALSO EXPECTED TO OCCUR...
ESPECIALLY OVER THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM OF VERMONT. HOWEVER...THE
DURATION OF THE EASTERLY FETCH WILL NOT BE TOO LONG AS EVENTUALLY
THE LOW LEVEL FLOW WILL BECOME MORE NORTHEAST WITH TIME ON THURSDAY.
BOTTOM LINE...AFTER A DISTINCT WEST TO EAST GRADIENT OF PRECIPITATION
CHANCES TONIGHT...LESS WEST MORE EAST...THE AREAL COVERAGE OF THE
PRECIPITATION WILL EXPAND WESTWARD WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. PRECIPITABLE
WATER VALUES WILL BE ABOUT 150 PERCENT ABOVE NORMAL...AND WITH AN
UPSLOPE COMPONENT TO THE FLOW...LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES
OF RAIN WITH SOME HIGHER AMOUNTS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS AND PARTS OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS.
WITH ALL THE CLOUDS AND PRECIPITATION...LITTLE DIURNAL CHANGE IN
TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED WITH LOWS IN THE 40S EACH DAY AND HIGHS
IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S EACH DAY.

&&

.LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...
AS OF 340 AM EDT TUESDAY...THE NORTH COUNTRY WILL REMAIN UNDER
THE INFLUENCE OF THE MUCH TALKED ABOUT LARGE UPPER LOW THURSDAY
NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT AS IT CONTINUES ITS TRACK NORTHEAST
FROM CAPE COD 00Z FRI TO THE GULF OF MAINE AND CANADIAN MARITIMES
BY 12Z SAT. COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO
STREAM INTO THE FORECAST AREA ON NORTH-NORTHEAST FLOW WITH
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF OF A QUARTER TO HALF INCH THROUGH
THE PERIOD.

GOING INTO THE WEEKEND...WEATHER REMAINS UNSETTLED WITH SOME
UNCERTAINTY IN REGARDS TO THE STRENGTH AND DEPTH OF ANOTHER AND
UPPER LOW MOVING THROUGH CENTRAL CANADA. LATEST ECMWF DIGS THE
TROUGH MUCH FURTHER SOUTH THAN THE GFS OFFERING A CONTINUATION OF
OUR COLD AUTUMN PATTERN WITH THE 500MB LOW CLOSING OFF OVER MAINE
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. NOT GOING TO COMPLETELY BITE OFF ON THE
EURO YET...BUT WITH ITS RECENT GOOD PERFORMANCE IN THE PAST COUPLE
OF WEEKS IT`S HARD TO IGNORE. WILL TREND SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN THE
CONSENSUS BLEND AND OFFER TEMPS JUST A LITTLE BELOW CLIMO IN THE
40S AND 50S. SOME LINGERING SHOWERS WILL BE AROUND AS WELL THROUGH
THE WEEKEND...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.

IT LOOKS AS THOUGH WE MIGHT SEE SOME RELIEF FROM THE COLD AND WET
CONDITIONS TO START NEXT WEEK AS AN UPPER RIDGE OVER THE CENTRAL
CONUS ON THE WEEKEND SHIFTS EASTWARD ONTO THE EASTERN SEABOARD WITH
BUILDING SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTHEAST. AS THE HIGH
SHIFTS OFF THE COAST MONDAY AND A DEVELOPING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
IN THE LEE OF THE ROCKIES MOVES IN THE GREAT LAKES
REGION...SOUTHERLY FLOW INCREASES ACROSS THE NORTHEAST WITH TEMPS
WARMING BACK ABOVE NORMAL IN THE 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /15Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
THROUGH 12Z WEDNESDAY...CURRENT VFR CONDITIONS WILL SLOWLY
DETERIORATE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS LOW PRESSURE OVER THE
EASTERN GREAT LAKES MOVES OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST THIS EVENING.
SHOWERS HAVE SPREAD ACROSS MOST OF THE REGION ALREADY...AND WILL
BE IN AND OUT OF THE TERMINALS THROUGH THE DAY. NO REAL
RESTRICTIONS IN VSBY ARE EXPECTED...BUT CIGS WILL LOWER TO MVFR BY
THIS AFTERNOON/EVENING AT ALL SITES...AND IFR AT KMSS. WINDS WILL
GENERALLY BE OUT OF THE N-NE AT 5-10KTS...WITH SUSTAINED 10-15KTS
FROM THE NE AT KMSS.

OUTLOOK 12Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...

12Z WED - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
RIVERS ACROSS THE AREA ARE STARTING OUT LOW BEFORE THE START OF THE
PRECIPITATION EVENT THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE LARGER RIVERS ACROSS THE
AREA ARE GENERALLY 5 TO 10 FEET BELOW NORMAL. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL COME OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY...AND WE
ARE LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH SOME HIGHER AMOUNTS IN
THE UPSLOPE REGIONS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND
THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK. RIVER LEVELS WILL RISE AS A
RESULT...BUT NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. THE SITUATION
WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED NONETHELESS.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...WASULA/EVENSON
NEAR TERM...WASULA/EVENSON
SHORT TERM...EVENSON
LONG TERM...LAHIFF
AVIATION...LAHIFF
HYDROLOGY...EVENSON






000
FXUS61 KBTV 211429
AFDBTV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
1029 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER HAS BEGUN OVER THE NORTH COUNTRY
AS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE SLOWLY MOVES ACROSS THE
NORTHEAST UNITED STATES. EVENTUALLY THIS SYSTEM WILL STALL OFF THE
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST AND DEVELOP AN EASTERLY FETCH OF
MOISTURE FROM THE ATLANTIC LATE WEDNESDAY INTO FRIDAY. EXPECT SCATTERED
TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS OVER THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT...THEN THE
DEVELOPMENT OF A MORE WIDESPREAD RAIN WEDNESDAY INTO FRIDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 1028 AM EDT TUESDAY...AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CONTINUES TO IMPACT
NRN NY AND UPSTATE VT. SOME MINOR RETOOLING OF THE POPS BASED ON
THE REGIONAL MOSAIC AND LOCAL RADAR TRENDS. THE SHOWERS ARE MORE
NUMEROUS SOUTH AND EAST OF KMSS...BUT THEY SHOULD FILL IN MORE
OVER THE NEXT HOURS. THE SHOWERS SHOULD FILL BACK IN OVER ERN VT
PRIOR TO NOON TOO. TEMPS REMAIN IN THE MID 30S TO M40S IN THE DAMP
AIR MASS. SLIGHT TWEAKS WERE MADE WITH THE TEMPS.

AS THIS SYSTEM MOVES SLOWLY EAST THIS AFTERNOON...THE SHOWERS WILL LINGER
OVER THE AREA ALONG WITH PLENTY OF CLOUD COVER. THIS WILL HAVE AN
EFFECT ON THE TEMPERATURES WITH HIGHS ONLY IN THE MID 40S TO MID
50S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY/...
AS OF 353 AM EDT TUESDAY...THE UPPER TROUGH BEGINS TO START CUTTING OFF
TONIGHT AS IT REACHES THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST WEDNESDAY MORNING. THIS
FEATURE WILL ONLY REACH THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY.
AS A RESULT...WE ARE LOOKING AT AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF PRECIPITATION...
THERMAL PROFILE INDICATES IT WILL ALL BE IN THE FORM OF RAIN...
ESPECIALLY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. THIS IS WHEN A DEEPER EASTERLY
FETCH OF MOISTURE FROM THE ATLANTIC MOVES INTO THE REGION AND ENHANCES
PRECIPITATION. THE EASTERLY COMPONENT WILL RESULT IN SOME UPSLOPE
PRECIPITATION ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND
NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS. SOME DOWNSLOPING IS ALSO EXPECTED TO OCCUR...
ESPECIALLY OVER THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM OF VERMONT. HOWEVER...THE
DURATION OF THE EASTERLY FETCH WILL NOT BE TOO LONG AS EVENTUALLY
THE LOW LEVEL FLOW WILL BECOME MORE NORTHEAST WITH TIME ON THURSDAY.
BOTTOM LINE...AFTER A DISTINCT WEST TO EAST GRADIENT OF PRECIPITATION
CHANCES TONIGHT...LESS WEST MORE EAST...THE AREAL COVERAGE OF THE
PRECIPITATION WILL EXPAND WESTWARD WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. PRECIPITABLE
WATER VALUES WILL BE ABOUT 150 PERCENT ABOVE NORMAL...AND WITH AN
UPSLOPE COMPONENT TO THE FLOW...LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES
OF RAIN WITH SOME HIGHER AMOUNTS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN
MOUNTAINS AND PARTS OF THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS.
WITH ALL THE CLOUDS AND PRECIPITATION...LITTLE DIURNAL CHANGE IN
TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED WITH LOWS IN THE 40S EACH DAY AND HIGHS
IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S EACH DAY.

&&

.LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...
AS OF 340 AM EDT TUESDAY...THE NORTH COUNTRY WILL REMAIN UNDER
THE INFLUENCE OF THE MUCH TALKED ABOUT LARGE UPPER LOW THURSDAY
NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT AS IT CONTINUES ITS TRACK NORTHEAST
FROM CAPE COD 00Z FRI TO THE GULF OF MAINE AND CANADIAN MARITIMES
BY 12Z SAT. COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO
STREAM INTO THE FORECAST AREA ON NORTH-NORTHEAST FLOW WITH
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF OF A QUARTER TO HALF INCH THROUGH
THE PERIOD.

GOING INTO THE WEEKEND...WEATHER REMAINS UNSETTLED WITH SOME
UNCERTAINTY IN REGARDS TO THE STRENGTH AND DEPTH OF ANOTHER AND
UPPER LOW MOVING THROUGH CENTRAL CANADA. LATEST ECMWF DIGS THE
TROUGH MUCH FURTHER SOUTH THAN THE GFS OFFERING A CONTINUATION OF
OUR COLD AUTUMN PATTERN WITH THE 500MB LOW CLOSING OFF OVER MAINE
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. NOT GOING TO COMPLETELY BITE OFF ON THE
EURO YET...BUT WITH ITS RECENT GOOD PERFORMANCE IN THE PAST COUPLE
OF WEEKS IT`S HARD TO IGNORE. WILL TREND SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN THE
CONSENSUS BLEND AND OFFER TEMPS JUST A LITTLE BELOW CLIMO IN THE
40S AND 50S. SOME LINGERING SHOWERS WILL BE AROUND AS WELL THROUGH
THE WEEKEND...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.

IT LOOKS AS THOUGH WE MIGHT SEE SOME RELIEF FROM THE COLD AND WET
CONDITIONS TO START NEXT WEEK AS AN UPPER RIDGE OVER THE CENTRAL
CONUS ON THE WEEKEND SHIFTS EASTWARD ONTO THE EASTERN SEABOARD WITH
BUILDING SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTHEAST. AS THE HIGH
SHIFTS OFF THE COAST MONDAY AND A DEVELOPING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
IN THE LEE OF THE ROCKIES MOVES IN THE GREAT LAKES
REGION...SOUTHERLY FLOW INCREASES ACROSS THE NORTHEAST WITH TEMPS
WARMING BACK ABOVE NORMAL IN THE 60S.

&&

.AVIATION /15Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
THROUGH 12Z WEDNESDAY...CURRENT VFR CONDITIONS WILL SLOWLY
DETERIORATE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS LOW PRESSURE OVER THE
EASTERN GREAT LAKES MOVES OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST THIS EVENING.
SHOWERS HAVE SPREAD ACROSS MOST OF THE REGION ALREADY...AND WILL
BE IN AND OUT OF THE TERMINALS THROUGH THE DAY. NO REAL
RESTRICTIONS IN VSBY ARE EXPECTED...BUT CIGS WILL LOWER TO MVFR BY
THIS AFTERNOON/EVENING AT ALL SITES...AND IFR AT KMSS. WINDS WILL
GENERALLY BE OUT OF THE N-NE AT 5-10KTS...WITH SUSTAINED 10-15KTS
FROM THE NE AT KMSS.

OUTLOOK 12Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...

12Z WED - 12Z FRI...PERIODS OF RAIN WITH PREVAILING MVFR/IFR
CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE LIFTS SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG THE NEW
ENGLAND COAST.

12Z FRI - 00Z SUN...SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES
AWAY TO THE NORTHEAST AND COVERAGE OF RAIN DIMINISHES OVER TIME.
SOME LINGERING IFR/MVFR LIKELY EARLY IN THE PERIOD...TRENDING TO
MAINLY VFR AFTER 12Z SATURDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
RIVERS ACROSS THE AREA ARE STARTING OUT LOW BEFORE THE START OF THE
PRECIPITATION EVENT THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE LARGER RIVERS ACROSS THE
AREA ARE GENERALLY 5 TO 10 FEET BELOW NORMAL. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL COME OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY...AND WE
ARE LOOKING AT A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH SOME HIGHER AMOUNTS IN
THE UPSLOPE REGIONS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS AND
THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK. RIVER LEVELS WILL RISE AS A
RESULT...BUT NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. THE SITUATION
WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED NONETHELESS.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...WASULA/EVENSON
NEAR TERM...WASULA/EVENSON
SHORT TERM...EVENSON
LONG TERM...LAHIFF
AVIATION...LAHIFF
HYDROLOGY...EVENSON







000
FXUS61 KALY 211411
AFDALY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
1011 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A COMPLEX WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL ORGANIZE IN THE GREAT LAKES
TONIGHT. IT WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE MID ATLANTIC COAST BY
WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY.
A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED
FROM TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAIN EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
SMALL UPPER IMPULSE SEEN ON RADAR ALONG THE NY/PA BORDER...
SUPPORTING PATCHES OF SHOWERS/LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN. SPOTTY
SHOWERS OVER CENTRAL/WESTERN NY MUCH LESS COVERAGE BUT COULD
EXPAND LATER TODAY AS IT SEEMS THERE IS SOME SORT OF LOW LEVEL
BOUNDARY OVER CENTRAL/NORTHERN PA/NJ INTO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND
ACTING AS A FOCUSING MECHANISM FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SHOWERS TO THE
NORTH OF THE BOUNDARY...OVER OUR REGION. ANY BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS
COULD BE FEW...WHICH WOULD LIMIT TEMPERATURE RISES THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...BUT WILL HAVE TO WATCH FOR ANY NORTHWARD ADVANCEMENT
OF THE PARTIAL CLEARING SOUTH OF THE LOW LEVEL BOUNDARY. THE MID
HUDSON VALLYE AND NW CT HAVE THE BEST CHANCES OF SEEING SOME
BREAKS AND AT LEAST SOME WARMING THIS AFTERNOON. LOWERED MAX
TEMPERATURES A COUPLE OF DEGREES...MAYBE NOT ENOUGH IN SOME
AREAS...AND ADJUSTED SKY COVER A BIT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

PREVIOUS DISCUSSION...
THE UPPER LEVEL TROF WILL BE IN THE PROCESS DEVELOPING INTO A
CLOSED UPPER LOW TODAY AS IT MOVES TOWARDS THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS.
FOR TODAY THE FLOW ACROSS THE REGION WILL BE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST
AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM. RADAR PICS AS OF 430 AM SHOW ENOUGH PCPN
COVERAGE TO WARRANT INCREASING POPS TO LIKELY IN ALL AREAS
TODAY...AND TO CATEGORICAL LEVELS OVER THE WESTERN HALF OF THE
REGION. HIGHS TODAY WILL BE IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY/...
THE UPPER LOW WILL CONTINUE TO SLIDE EAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH
A SURFACE LOW ALSO DEVELOPING OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST. AS THIS
EVOLUTION TAKES PLACE...THERE WILL BE A DROP OFF IN PCPN ACTIVITY
TONIGHT AND HAVE FORECAST MAINLY CHANCE POPS FOR MOST OF THE NIGHT.

AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES FURTHER OUT TO SEA...THE FORECAST
AREA WILL GET INTO THE WARM CONVEYOR BAND OF PCPN AS ATLANTIC
MOISTURE SURGES WESTWARD ON THE NORTHERN SIDE OF THE UPPER LOW. AS A
RESULT...PCPN WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AGAIN DURING WEDNESDAY AND
CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. HAVE RAISED POPS TO CATEGORICAL BY
LATER WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION AND CONTINUE TO FORECAST
CATEGORICAL POPS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES INTO THE GULF OF MAINE ON
THURSDAY...HAVE LOWERED POPS TO LIKELY ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST HALF OF
THE FORECAST AREA...BUT CATEGORICAL POPS CONTINUE OVER THE NORTHEAST
HALF.

LOWS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHTS WILL BE IN THE 40S. HIGHS
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO MID
50S.

&&

.LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...
THE PERIOD STARTS OUT ON THURSDAY NIGHT WITH A VERTICALLY STACKED
LOW STILL CENTERED IN THE VICINITY OF CAPE COD...WITH A SPRAWLING
CYCLONIC NORTHERLY FLOW CONTINUING TO BRING SOME SHOWERS TO THE
REGION. THE BEST CHANCE WILL BE NORTH OF THE CAPITAL DISTRICT WHERE
LIKELY POPS ARE MENTIONED. MODELS IN AGREEMENT THAT THIS LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL FINALLY START TO PULL EASTWARD AND OUT TO SEA
ON FRIDAY. HOWEVER...OUR REGION WILL STILL BE UNDER A CYCLONIC FLOW
REGIME SO SOME LINGERING SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE. IT WILL CONTINUE TO
BE COOL AND DAMP...WITH OVERCAST SKIES RESULTING IN NOT MUCH
POTENTIAL FOR WARMING.

CHANCES FOR SHOWERS WILL DECREASE FURTHER FRIDAY NIGHT ALTHOUGH A
FEW SHOWERS CANNOT BE RULED OUT FOR AREAS NORTH AND WEST OF ALBANY
AS THE FLOW TURNS MORE WESTERLY. THERE IS UNCERTAINTY WITH REGARDS
TO THE WEEKEND FORECAST...AS THE MAIN QUESTION IS HOW FAR SOUTH AN
UPPER LEVEL TROUGH APPROACHING FROM SOUTHERN CANADA DIGS OVER THE
NORTHEAST CONUS. THE GFS IS THE MOST OPTIMISTIC IN TERMS OF KEEPING
THE BRUNT OF THE TROUGH NORTH OF THE REGION WITH MILD TEMPERATURES.
HOWEVER...THE ECMWF AND THE CMC TO AN EXTENT...DEPICTS THE TROUGH
DIGGING FARTHER SOUTH AND ALLOWING FOR COLDER AIR TO WORK INTO THE
REGION WITH SOME MOUNTAIN SHOWERS POSSIBLE IN A DEVELOPING CYCLONIC
FLOW REGIME.

SO BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THE WEEKEND HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR WARMER THAN
NORMAL TEMPS AND MORE IN THE WAY OF SUNSHINE...OR COOLER TEMPS AND
MORE CLOUDS. WE WILL HAVE TO SEE WHICH WAY THE MODELS TREND AS THE
WEEKEND NEARS.

&&

.AVIATION /14Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE TERMINALS TODAY...AS
AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES ACROSS THE AREA. UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE REST OF THE DAY AND INTO THIS
EVENING...AS A BROAD UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL BECOME ESTABLISHED
ACROSS THE REGION. WILL MENTION PREVAILING SHOWERS THROUGH MUCH OF
THE PERIOD...ALTHOUGH IT WILL NOT BE RAINING THE ENTIRE TIME AS
BATCHES OF SHOWERS WILL PERIODICALLY MOVE THROUGH.

FLYING CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN VFR RANGE THROUGH MUCH OF
TODAY...WITH CIGS ONLY GRADUALLY DECREASING. BY THIS EVENING THERE
WILL BE A BETTER CHANCE FOR MVFR CONDITIONS AT THE TERMINALS WITH
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS CONTINUING.

WINDS WILL BE LIGHT AND VARIABLE...BECOMING NORTH-NORTHEAST AROUND 5
KTS BY THIS AFTERNOON.

OUTLOOK...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. DEFINITE RA.
THURSDAY: HIGH OPERATIONAL IMPACT. LIKELY RA.
THURSDAY NIGHT: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY: MODERATE OPERATIONAL IMPACT. CHANCE OF SHRA.
FRIDAY NIGHT: LOW OPERATIONAL IMPACT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHRA.
SATURDAY: NO OPERATIONAL IMPACT. NO SIG WX.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A COMPLEX WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL ORGANIZE IN THE GREAT LAKES
TONIGHT. IT WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TO THE MID ATLANTIC COAST BY
WEDNESDAY...AND THEN NORTHEAST TO THE NEW ENGLAND COAST BY THURSDAY.
A LONG PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AND INTERMITTENT RAIN IS EXPECTED
FROM TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST
RAIN EXPECTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
NO HYDROLOGIC ISSUES EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK...EVEN
THOUGH WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO TURN UNSETTLED AND WET AS AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW CUTS OFF SOUTH AND EAST THE REGION. INTERMITTENT RAINFALL
IS EXPECTED FROM TODAY INTO FRIDAY...WITH THE STEADIEST AND HEAVIEST
RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR LATE WED INTO EARLY THU.

WITH THE PERIODS OF RAINFALL...SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BURSTS MAY
OCCUR...ESP LATE WED INTO EARLY THU. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER PORTIONS OF THE HYDRO SERVICE AREA
DEPENDING ON THIS SYSTEMS EVOLUTION...AND TRACK. THIS RAINFALL
WOULD OCCUR OVER THE PERIOD OF A FEW DAYS...SO NO WIDESPREAD
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS
THAT THE GREATEST AMTS WOULD BE FAVORED ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS
OF WESTERN NEW ENGLAND...ESP SOUTHERN VT...AND POSSIBLY THE
EASTERN CATSKILLS...WITH LESS AMTS OCCURRING WITHIN THE HUDSON
RIVER VALLEY DUE TO DOWNSLOPING.

FOR DETAILS ON SPECIFIC AREA RIVERS AND LAKES...INCLUDING
OBSERVED AND FORECAST RIVER STAGES AND LAKE ELEVATIONS...PLEASE
VISIT THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE /AHPS/ GRAPHS ON
OUR WEBSITE.

&&

.ALY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
MA...NONE.
VT...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...GJM
NEAR TERM...GJM/NAS
SHORT TERM...GJM
LONG TERM...JPV
AVIATION...JPV
FIRE WEATHER...KL/GJM
HYDROLOGY...KL/GJM








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