Good Friday everyone!
We're going to plow through the first third of November with well below-average temperatures for this time of year. This comes after an intense end to October. As Sandy approached and made landfall to our south, we had high temperatures reach to 70 in Burlington, tying a record high just prior to Halloween. However since then, the cold pocket of air that Sandy wrapped in, has just been locked in here across the North Country. It has been cold after Sandy due to reinforcing shots of Canadian air.
High temperatures in Burlington have been
from Nov. 1 - Nov. 8
Typically that number is
during the first 8 days
Last year it was
Holy cow! It's been more than 20 degrees colder this early November than last year. No wonder I hear those snow guns blowing and ski bums sharpening their edges all the time.
The upper-level air pattern has had a big dip in the jet stream across the Northeast and a large ridge out west. In other words it has been cooler than average in the east, warmer in the west. This is changing now (the Veterans Day Weekend) as a huge storm out west blankets Montana with feet of snow, and we tap into that "ridge." We have had eight days of below average highs in Burlington. We'll get two more Friday and Saturday to make it ten, then we'll have a break from that pattern and highs above average Veterans Day, Monday, and Tuesday. However another cold front will push through Tuesday. This front will be pretty strong, in fact the same storm that has hit the western states Thurs/Fri. We'll dip back to average highs through the end of next week (Nov.14-17). Have a great weekend everyone, enjoy the weather as always!
-Meteorologist Steve Glazier