Some people woke up to some frost on Tuesday morning, but not all.
As expected by the SkyTracker Meteorologists, temperatures briefly dropped to close to freezing in parts of our area. I put the question out there this morning,
"Do you have any frost at your location this morning? Any local temperatures?"
I put this on our Facebook page and got a very good response of about two dozen replies. Here's what I found.
Yes in Island Pond, VT
Yes in Lyndon, VT
Yes in Brownington, VT
Yes in Vermontville, NY
"I had a frosty nose on my motorcycle ride at 3 a.m." - Dan
When I read that comment, this instantly came to mind:
Thus there were a handful of reports of frost. I didn't get one from Saranac Lake, NY but the temperature there did drop to 30° briefly Tuesday morning.
Here's a look at the coldest spots Tuesday morning, September 11, 2012:
This is from the National Weather Service in Burlington. There are awesome maps you can get to if you'd like to watch the weather. For this map above, use this link:
Also the following is the home base for the maps and data in real time at the WFO BTV:
Okay, look at the image above. The coldest spots (which is very typical in this area) were the Adirondacks and interior, elevated valleys of Vermont and New Hampshire. Those numbers above aren't the lows for the day, they are the 7:00 a.m. temperatures. Since our sunrise is 6:30 a.m. local time, the coldest part of the day is usually between 6 and 7. So that's why I pulled this map up.
The Burlington office of the National Weather Service is on Facebook too. The meteorologists there also asked the question Tuesday morning, "What's your temp!?" Between their responses and mine, here's what we got for viewer reports (with a few other reports that I saw tossed in there).
|SARANAC LAKE, NY||30°|
|LAKE ELMORE, VT||34°|
|GALLUP MILLS, VT||34°|
|ISLAND POND, VT||34°|
|N. CHITTENDEN, VT||40°|
|ESSEX JUNCTION, VT||43°|
Burlington dropped to 44°. As I write this, it's the unofficial low. The record for this date is 33° set back in the 1910s, so we didn't come that close :-) All the numbers above are unofficial, because the National Weather Service returns to these numbers after midnight and verifies if it got to that number, and also if the temperature dropped lower 11:59 p.m. and prior, because that would make it the new 'low' for the day.
As you can see though, several towns were in the 30s. This isn't atypical though. Chief Meteorologist Kerrin Jeromin wrote a great blog Monday night, showing the average first frost dates in our area. You can find that here:
-Meteorologist Steve Glazier