One of the things I love most about my job is that weather is the center of conversation. I hear it all the time between others, (and no I'm not always listening in on other people's chatter!) 'Oh what a nice day it is, getting up to 80 today I heard,' or 'What's up with this, I thought it was supposed to be nice.' I feel like I have the insider information of what they're wondering will happen next in the weather world....even though I could still be wrong myself.
The weather is on a lot of people's minds for the upcoming Father's Day weekend. Here locally in Vermont we've got a lot happening! There's the Lake Champlain International Fishing Derby 2012, the 33rd Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft & Music Festival, of course Father's Day itself Sunday, and many graduation parties for local high school seniors.
Bottom line: We're in the clear. Thankfully nice weather will coincide with the busy weekend.
Let's start with the LCI Derby. What a great event to go to with dad. It starts midnight Saturday (yes 12:01 a.m.) and runs until Monday afternoon. This year: Make sure you have the sunscreen!
Photo courtesy the Lake Champlain International Festival
The first day of the event is going to be spectacular, starting at 63 degrees and a clear sky, relatively calm winds and waves. The UV Index for all three days is going to be an 8, which is in the high category. The latest water temperature on Lake Champlain is around 60 degrees, which may shave a degree off that forecast high, but it will still be warm!
Sunday and Monday we turn up the heat a little bit, up to around 85 degrees for the daytime high with plenty of sunshine. The noticeable difference Sunday & Monday will be the winds. They will start to increase from the south at 10 knots Sunday then up to 15 knots Monday, building waves to around a foot, possibly two feet Monday afternoon. The humidity will also creep back up, making it feel a little warmer and more humid.
Overall for the Father's Day weekend, conditions will be pristine. Again lots of sunshine and generally light winds, with warm temperatures should be good enough for any outdoor plans.
Overnight it will still be running generally comfortable. Temperatures won't be too chilly, most likely falling into the 70s from 7pm-10pm, then 60s until about 4am, then mid 50s by dawn.
There's also the big balloon, craft, and music festival in Quechee, Vermont! This is taking place Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Here's the breakdown for Quechee:
Friday, 3 p.m. Kickoff: 79° Mostly sunny
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.: 59° Mostly sunny
Saturday, 1:00 p.m.: 79° Mostly sunny
Saturday, 6:00 p.m.: 80° Partly cloudy
Sunday, 8:30 a.m.: 66° Partly cloudy
Sunday, 1:00 p.m.: 77° Mostly sunny
Sunday, 4:00 p.m.: 80° Mostly sunny
The winds for this event will be cooperating as well. I didn't list them because they'll generally be 10 mph or less. Winds Friday and Saturday will be variable around 5 mph, then south 5-10 mph Sunday.
For all the grads out there, congrats! The same goes in terms of spectacular weather for you too. Remember you can always stay on top of the latest weather trends, discussion, and details at our weather page here.
Also here are the links to the schedule of events for:
-Meteorologist Steve Glazier