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Maria kicks out to sea, marking autumn’s arrival

Dave Hayes maintains a daily blog on Facebook (facebook.com/WesternMassWeather), where he produces hyper-local reports, answers questions, and keeps more than 25,000 followers informed and educated about the weather.

Good day to you! We’ve been dealing with record-breaking late-September heat during the past several days, but that is all coming to an end as seasonable, cool Canadian air is set to sweep the southern Vermont region from late this week into early next week.

There are a couple of minor rain chances, but aside from those, we should be enjoying dry, sunny, and seasonable autumn weather conditions.

For Wednesday, we will be experiencing the final day of this recent bout of summer warmth. We should start off with a mostly sunny day, and highs will soar into the low 80s before some clouds start to build in later in the day. A cold front will be moving in from the west, ushering in much cooler Canadian air behind it.

However, winds aloft are expected to be light, temperatures aloft are expected to be warmer, and moisture is not expected to be terribly abundant. The combination of these three factors indicates that while some scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday night into Thursday morning with the frontal passage, severe weather is not expected. Lows Wednesday night will slip into the upper 50s.

For Thursday, after some morning showers and clouds move through the region, we should begin to dry and cool down, as cooler air advects into the region from our neighbors to the north. Highs will reach only the upper 60s under mostly sunny skies, and temps will plummet at night under clear skies, with lows dropping into the low 40s! A welcome and refreshing change for many, I would imagine.

For Friday, we’ll cool down even further, with highs in the low 60s under mostly sunny skies. We should see some cloudiness develop late in the day with a weak shortwave moving through. This feature could kick off some scattered showers Friday night into Saturday morning. Lows Friday night slip into the low 40s again.

High pressure will build back into the region for the weekend and into early next week. Saturday morning clouds will clear to sunny skies. It will be the coolest day in a long time, with highs only in the mid to upper 50s and lows near 40 degrees. Fair weather continues for Sunday with highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s Sunday night.

As of now, it appears high pressure will scoot east and warm us up a bit, with highs in the low 70s for early next week under mostly sunny skies.

Have a great week!

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Tamara Stenn (Brattleboro, Vermont, US) says...

Thanks for writing this Elayne. I was thinking the same thing myself. The silence we received from the hospital is quite deafening. Unfortunately we\'ve had to continue working with the hospital as other (minor) heath issues come up.

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Judith Skillman (Newcastle, US) says...

Excellent and informative writing about the media and about the state of our nation. We must support the press speak truth to power, now more than ever before.

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Ruby Bode (Westminster, Vermont, US) says...

We are also obliged to criticize the press when they merely echo the lies of the powerful. In this case, much of the press has taken a side, not just against the policies of the President, but against the election itself on behalf of the parties of war and Wall St. Just as the US has in the past agitated in other countries for coups against democratic outcomes they don’t like, much of the press, including this editorial, is now agitating for a coup here at home.

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Peter Ford (Dallas) says...

Nailed it - Thank you.

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TB Smith (Ba, Oklahoma, US) says...

The divisiveness brought on by this shamefully poor excuse for a president has been once again, borne out by this article, and the responses to it .. his most devoted followers are the most gullible and easily swayed sheeple since the \"Kool-Aid party in Jonestown\" ... those who stand up the most fervently to this dictator \"wanabe\", will , inthe end, see him and the fellow purveyors of his garbage rhetoric like FOX News, Alex Jones, Breitbart, etc., crumble and be dumped like stale crackers (pardon the pun) .. we must impeach this tyrant before too much damage is done, either from within or outside our borders.

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Ruby Bode (Westminster, Vermont, US) says...

So it’s OK that access to outlets that simply recognize Trump as President is indeed being shut down? But isn’t that exactly what this editorial is against? Should outlets that cheered on Obama’s wars and love of Wall St have likewise been shut down? Only John Birch Society–inspired screeds against Trump indicate the “legitimate” press?

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TB Smith’s comment in apparent support of the us-vs-them tone of this editorial illustrates why so many people distrust so much of the press (although, again, it appears to be only pro-Trump and anti-imperialist outlets that are actually being shut down): They are promulgating hysterical claims about fascism, Russians, and “crackers” not in the interest of the people, but wholly on behalf of the neoliberal/neoconservative program of Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and Obama to deny Trump the Presidency and even remove him from office – not democratically, but by coup if necessary. That makes the press rather anti-democratic and, indeed, against the people.

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Amelia Stone (E Dummerston, Vermont, US) says...

Kudos to the Boston Globe for encouraging newspapers across the country to remind us all of the value of a free press, and to the Commons for hearing that call. The NYTimes article, A Free Press Needs You, concludes with the following: \"If you haven’t already, please subscribe to your local papers. Praise them when you think they’ve done a good job and criticize them when you think they could do better. We’re all in this together.\" Today I plan to subscribe.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #427 (Wednesday, September 27, 2017). This story appeared on page A4.

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