Good morning and a Happy Independence Day weekend to you all!
Mimi Andler: “Illumination”
As you make your preparations for the Fourth, here is the latest update of our local event weather forecast that has been provided to the Marblehead Firework Committee by Precision Weather Forecasting this morning at 0900 (9 AM) EDT:
Precision Weather Forecasting Inc.
Marblehead 4th of July Fireworks Forecast
Issued 0900 AM 03 July 2016
FORECASTER REASONING: The forecast remains very much in line with the prior update and thus quite positive for the fireworks on the 4th of July in Marblehead. As expected, the holiday weekend is unfolding with great weather. These fantastic conditions should continue though the 4th with the weather pattern that is occurring. All weather model guidance is in remarkable agreement with this outcome, showing no precipitation or other adverse conditions thought the 4th. Thus, there is no change in the forecast or hindrance to the fireworks foreseen at this time.
WEATHER SYNOPSIS: High pressure centered near the Ohio River Valley extends from the Great Lakes to New England this Sunday morning. The high is slated to slide east, moving off the coast on Monday but still extending to the west and across New England. The high acts to block and protect New England from centers of low pressure tracking along a front that extends from the Tennessee River Valley to the coastal Carolinas. One low pressure center pulls this front a little further north Monday night but it’s too little too late, with only an outside chance of showers grazing southern New England on Tuesday.
Very pleasant conditions are on tap for today (Sunday) with lots of sunshine, a high temperature in the upper 70s F and W/SW wind at 5-12 mph that can gust to 15-20 mph at times. Very similar conditions look to unfold tomorrow (Monday), with just slightly warmer temperatures and a lighter wind. Expect morning low temperatures on the 4th in the lower 60s F then warming into the low 80s F before cooling to 70-74 by the fireworks. The humidity remains very low throughout the holiday weekend so expect a comfortable feel in the air. Skies start out sunny and largely remain that way, with only the risk of some wispy high clouds working in during late day. Winds look to be on the light side during the day at a general 05-10 mph, gusting into the upper teens early, out of the W/WSW becoming SW. The wind may pick up a little during the fireworks, closer to 10 mph, while backing slightly to the SSW.
Sunset on the 4th: 08:24 PM. Twilight Ends: 08:59 PM
Marblehead Weather Forecast July 4, 2016
We will post any relevant updates here on www.marbleheadfireworks.org as well as on Twitter and Facebook.
If you are out on the boat, please make sure you check the marine weather provided by the Coast Guard and NOAA on VHF channel WX 3 and on the Taunton website and keep a lookout for any approaching isolated showers.