Reggae Fest Forecast
Sorry I've been MIA lately, but I've been a bit busy. See, I became a dad 11 days ago:
Two things about this picture:
1) The baby is the only thing that saves it from being a total and obvious glam shot designed to show off my attempt at a bicep.
2) His PJs aren't nearly smedium enough; he can't be my kid.
But on with the show, we've got a big weekend coming up.
The pattern over the past few weeks has been....changeable, and that's just how the next few days will play out leading into Reggae Fest.
Friday: Hands down, no question the best day of the long weekend. After some precipitation overnight look for rapid clearing and warm conditions. My guess is the base will hit 48-50F by the afternoon under partly cloudy skies. This is the stuff people live for when it comes to spring skiing.
Saturday: Definitely more classic "Maine April". A backdoor cold front (grow up) is going to come crashing down from the north, dropping temperatures and giving us a mixture of light precipitation. My sense is it will start as rain showers, before transitioning to snow showers during the day. Most of this should be light stuff and we may even squeeze an inch or so out of it. However, temperatures will be substantially less spring-y with highs only in the mid 30s.
Sunday: After switching to snow again on Saturday night I have a feeling most of the moisture will be to our south by Sunday, but it'll be chilly. I wouldn't be surprised if we don't hit 32F all day on Sunday under mostly cloudy skies. Isolated snow showers will still be in play.
Have there been better Reggae Fest forecasts? Sure. But the conditions are still pretty amazing in terms of base and texture. So I'll take that trade any day.
I might have another blog left in me this season; Mother Nature ain't exactly throwing us a blowtorch in the mid range.