Updated Wednesday morning forecast — March 27th, 2019

Climate notes

Cyclone Trevor and Cyclone Veronica have smashed into northern Australia – very unusual.

Tropical Storm Iba develops off the coast of Brazil, the 1st in almost 10 years. There have been only a dozen or so in the instrument record that climatologist know of.

This comes as Greenhouse gasses are on the rise from coal fired power plants. Greenhouse gasses and sunlight interact to excite the molecules to dance and this generates heat. The greenhouse gas process has been known for over 150 years.

This reflects the fact that climate policies around the globe, despite some limited pockets of progress, remain woefully inadequate,” “They’re not even robust enough to offset the increased emissions from economic expansion, especially in the developing world, let alone to spur de-carbonization at levels commensurate with the temperature stabilization goals we’ve committed to under the Paris Agreement.”

“We are in deep trouble, “The climate consequences are catastrophic. I don’t use any word like that very often. But we are headed for disaster, and nobody seems to be able to slow things down.” ~ Rob Jackson Earth system science Stanford University.

TODAY: Tons of sunshine with a few high clouds this afternoon. A high 40 to 45. Light south winds. Sap run possible.

TONIGHT: Mostly clear. A low 20 to 25. South winds 10 mph

THURSDAY: Partly sunny then clouding up. A rising chance for a few rain showers norther of the Barre-Montpelier area. A high in the low 50s. Sap run likely. South breeze 10 to 20 mph.

Looking further ahead…

THURSDAY NIGHT: Chance for a few rain showers northern areas, otherwise cloudy. A low in the 30s.

FRIDAY: Lot of clouds. Widely scattered rain showers or sprinkles. A high mid to upper 40s. Sap run possible.

SATURDAY: Mainly cloudy. Scattered rain showers.A low in the mid 30s. A high in the mid 40s to low 50s.

SUNDAY: Overcast and gray. Chance for rain…mixing and changing to accumulating wet snow. A couple inches wet slushy snow possible. A low around 35. A high 40 to 45.

MONDAY: Chance for flurries in the morning then partly to mostly sunny. A low 20 to 25. A high in the mid 30s.

TUESDAY: Blues skies and bright sunshine. A low in teens. A high in the 40s. Sap run possible.

Average lows in the 20s. Average highs in the mid to upper 40s.