Best Backpacking Trails In The Continental USA brief profile of five of the best backtracking trails in the continental United States
Under-The-Radar National ParksVacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.
Frozen Lakes & Return of El Nino
Cold Air Holds Tough for Wintry Mix SundayBright sunshine for Saturday with light NNE winds with highs climbing into the mid-upper 30's.
Snow on Tuesday Does Not Look Impressive.
Wet Friday Leads to A Dry Pleasant WeekendSteady Showers are being directed up the CT river valley for the morning hours with lighter showers across eastern MA. By afternoon, the steady showers in the west will begin to shift eastward for the afternoon and evening.
Wet Start to Weekend...With A Dry FinishHigh pressure is parked off the coast today providing abundant sunshine, sparkling blue skies and a very pleasant fall feel. Light winds from the SE will keep it slightly cooler at the coast this afternoon as most areas will climb to 60-65. A beautiful seasonal airmass for this time of year.
Here Comes the Sun!Today, the feel of fall returns with a wind shift back to the NW. Early morning showers along with the front have pushed of the coast with rapidly clearing skies following in for the morning hours into the afternoon as skies.Skies will become mostly sunny with a chilly breeze from Canada which will help to keep temps about 15-20 degrees cooler than yesterday...so don't forget the warmer clothes.
Cold Start, Mild Finish This WeekendA widespread killing freeze is likely overnight with many areas spending a few hours in the 20's around dawn Saturday. After a frosty cold and clear start, Saturday will be filled with sunshine with highs around 50-55. Temps running below normal, but light winds in the sunshine will make for a very nice afternoon.
Showers Will Feel Like Cold November RainClouds will be spreading from west to east during the day and thicken along with approaching showers from the Mid-Atlantic. Showers should begin to develop in the mid-afternoon between 2-4. Temps will climb into the mid-upper 50′s before the showers arrive.
Squeeze Play Friday...Fine Autumn WeekendWith a weak ridge of high pressure still in place, just enough sinking air remains in place so by the afternoon, this deck of clouds will begin to thin inland giving way to increasing sunshine inland where high temps could climb into the Lwr 70's...especially in western New England who will see the most sun. Clouds will hold longer on the coast, but eventually the sun will emerge this afternoon. Light east winds will keep it cooler at the coast again in the Lwr-mid 60's. Cape Cod and the Islands will have a mostly cloudy day with the risk of being clipped with some light showers from the midday through afternoon.
Put A Fork In Summer...Fall Is Here to Stay.Cool High pressure sits over New England this morning with cool calm conditions. Temps in the 40's and 50's will be warming inot the 60's this afternoon. Light NE winds will keep it cooler at the coast 62-65, very similar to the current Ocean Temp. It will be slightly warmer inland 65-68 away from the onshore flow.
All Good Things Come To An End...Sunshine and light SW winds will allow temps to warm up quickly this morning into the afternoon. Highs will be climbing into the mid-upper 70's inland. Winds will be light enough to turn onshore during the afternoon...a sea breeze will keep temps in the Lwr 70s at the beach. High clouds may increase a bit during the afternoon...but just an all around stellar day outside.
Farmers' Almanac Predicts A White WinterThe Farmers' Almanac is predicting that Old Man Winter is waking up this year and will return with a lot of snow.
Almost There...We just have to make it through today...which will still be quite warm and tropical. The heaviest rain of the early morning has shifted off the coast with still a few lingering heavy downpours tracking from Worcester county into southern New Hampshire. Clouds continue to steam up the coast with the humid SW flow aloft...but the day will become progressively better by afternoon.