Weather by Tim Kelley
Thursday April 30th, 2015 - 10:49 am
The weather forecast has changed quite bit since my last update. Instead of another late season snow storm, it now looks like we're going to have a good old-fashion, beautiful spring skiing weekend.
The old upper-level, low-pressure system that brought our big snow last week remains in place this week, acting to deflect the next cold air mass to the south.
That in turn means that low-pressure develops off of North Carolina and heads way out to sea.
A week weather front from Canada is here for Saturday and Sunday, there are some clouds mixed with the sun and a possible spot shower.
But it is a large high-pressure system near Ohio that will supply mild air.
It is dry enough that each morning should be firm, then in the afternoon, highs are near 60, very corny, if you know what I mean.
The weather looks much more seasonable next week, with warmer air a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
There is still more cold air in Canada but we may have seen our last snowfall of the season.
I have to say that the analog weather pattern for this year is similar to 1977, when we had a very late season snowfall, and the last several years have seen some dramatic May weather. So I'm not completely confident that winter is over.
Also, I'm not sure how much longer the resort stays open.
This could be my last update of the season. If so, it is been a complete pleasure to call the play-by-play on the longest streak of rain free weather in our lifetime. Thank you, and thank everybody at Jay Peak Resort for the hospitality.
Hope to be back again next year.
Best for a happy, fun, and healthy summer. Our shortest season of them all.
Who is Tim Kelley?
A native Cape Codder, Tim says "Dad taught me how to read Barometer, Mom taught me how to smile."
He learned to ski at Blue Hill near Boston 4 decades ago. But it was Burke Mountain Vermont where I was exposed to big mountain skiing while earning his B.S. in Meteorology at Lyndon State College, class of '87.
Tim has started his weather career at WMUR Manchester NH, then went to WLNE in Providence RI, before settling at his current TV gig, New England Cable News (NECN) in 1992. You can also see his surf and ski reports on SkiTheEast.net, Boardliving.com, and SurfSkiWeather.us.
He says "It's an honor to be part of The Jay Team, look for me in TIMbuktu!"