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Will it Rain on Your Memorial Day Parade?

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Will it Rain on Your Memorial Day Parade?

Summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21 this year, but Memorial Day weekend has long stood in as the unofficial start to the summer season. Though the traditional meaning behind the day is a solemn one, a sunny three-day weekend away from work or school can provide the perfect opportunity for a cookout, camping trip, or pool party.

So, what does Mother Nature have in store for this year’s Memorial Day holiday? According to the Farmers’ Almanac’s long range outlook, most regions of the country can expect fair, if cool, weather for Memorial Day itself. Throughout the country, wet, unsettled conditions will dominate over much of the prior week, with the worst storms settling in along the East Coast. A possible tropical weather system could move into Southeastern states, but should pass before the weekend. In New England and the Mid Atlantic, thunderstorms could hang on well into the holiday weekend, but are expected to pass in time for Monday. Elsewhere, look for the wet weather to clear by early in the weekend, bringing fair skies.

Look for calm, sunny skies during the Indianapolis 500 and beyond. Despite the sunshine, be sure to bring a sweater or jacket on any outings. Temperatures will be somewhat chilly, especially in South Central States and along the West Coast.

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1 Jaime McLeod { 05.10.11 at 8:48 am }

Hi Mary,
You can see up to four free months of our long-range weather forecast here:

Looks like it may be rainy …

2 Mary { 05.09.11 at 7:32 pm }

I know this may a bit early, but what does the weather look like for northern ny. We live north of albany ny in a town called plattsburgh and are having a big memorial day party this year and was just wondering why the almanac says this year for that area. Thanks

3 Jaime McLeod { 05.19.10 at 2:18 pm }

Hi Gus,
I can’t really comment on the accuracy of your percentages, but here’s what we predicted for the upcoming hurricane season in the 2010 Almanac:

The Atlantic seaboard will be in the crosshairs for tropical cyclone activity, with an unusually early hurricane threat in mid-June, followed by another threat in late August (which could also include the Gulf Coast), and by yet a third threat in early September. And if that isn’t enough, another tropical system could sideswipe the Northeast as we make the transition from summer to fall. Typically, tropical cyclone activity over the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea increases precipitously during the second week of August, and reaches its traditional peak on Sept. 10.

4 gus aliberti { 05.19.10 at 11:36 am }

can you tell me just how bad, could its lower to upper u.s. coast line be. does it look like a…..50% bad one for us. or a 00% storm free miss for us. its been about a good 19 long yrs that massachusetts has not been struck by a hurricane.
and we are clearly…due for one. if at all this yrs hurricane season. so whats your
good prediction for us in massachusetts for a hurricane. ?????
my prediction is saying for a close 10.9% throughout its full lenth of hurricane season. but if the weather conditions truely become ripe. then we seriously may need to……….watch out. !!!

ma, – 10.9% of a hurricane.
fla, – 35.9% of a hurricane.
gulf- 55.9% of a hurricane.
this is just my only possible prediction for this yrs hurricane season 2010
my own thoughts.
gus aliberti- storm watcher 1995- 2010 => 15 yrs.
bridgewater, ma 02324

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