Yesterday, May 8th, was warmer that we got all of last summer here in Island Pond, VT. The high was 87°, and last summers high was 85° on both July 1st and 2nd. The only nice part was very low dew points yesterday keeping the humidity levels down compared to last July. Fortunately for those of us that don’t like it quite that hot, temperatures dropped off fairly quick as soon as the sun started to set on the Northeast Kingdom. The low today was 46°. The current temperature at 12:45PM is 77°.
The forecast for the next several days looks to be wet with rain showers just about everyday. But, we do need the rain to help green things up, and help keep the fire danger down. Here’s a look at the upcoming weather for Island Pond as forecast by the NWS in Burlington. Don’t forget you can get the local forecast here on our website by clicking here.
The NWS in Burlington, VT has issued the following Advisory for Island Pond and the rest of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT EST SATURDAY NIGHT... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON CONTINUES THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WINTRY MIXED PRECIPITATION...FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT EST SATURDAY NIGHT. * LOCATIONS...THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN GREEN MOUNTAINS AND THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM OF VERMONT. * HAZARD TYPES...SNOW AND SLEET. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OF WET SNOW WITH UP TO A TRACE OF ICE ACCUMULATION. * MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RATE...UP TO A HALF INCH PER HOUR...MAINLY TONIGHT. * TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY TONIGHT TRANSITIONING TO A WINTRY MIX OF SLEET AND SNOW OVERNIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. PERIODS OF LIGHT RAIN SATURDAY AFTERNOON WILL CHANGE BACK TO LIGHT SNOW SATURDAY EVENING BEFORE ENDING. * IMPACTS...UNTREATED ROADS AND SIDEWALKS WILL BECOME SLIPPERY PRODUCING DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS. * WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. * TEMPERATURES...EARLY LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S TONIGHT. HIGHS SATURDAY IN THE 30S. * VISIBILITIES...AT OR BELOW ONE MILE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. PLEASE STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...YOUR LOCAL MEDIA...OR GO TO WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BURLINGTON FOR FURTHER UPDATES ON THIS WEATHER SITUATION.
The Nor’easter that impacted much of New England over the past several days didn’t have much of an impact on the North East Kingdom of Vermont. Several areas closer to the Atlantic saw 5 to 6 inches of rain, and wind gusts in excess of 50mph. Here in Island Pond we saw very little wind. Rain wasn’t much of a factor either with just .88 inches over the past 4 days. The heaviest rain fell yesterday, October 23, with .43 inches.
The forecast for the upcoming weekend doesn’t look all that great. We should see a little sun tomorrow, Saturday, before a front gets closer in the afternoon with showers likely. Sunday is supposed to be cloudy with shoers likely. Hopefully we will see some sun early next week.