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Dan Dowling

Dan Dowling grew up watching snowstorms roll in off Lake Ontario, while he lived in Rochester, New York.

His love of the snow followed him to Oswego State University of New York, which is infamously known as the ‘Lake Effect Snow Capital of the World', where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology in 1996.  Dan then spent a few years at Plattsburgh State University, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication in 1998.

Three days after graduation, he was hired at WCAX for the Sunday evening news. In April 1999, Dan moved to Weekend News, and in March 2000, he assumed the forecasting duties on the Channel 3 News at 11pm weeknights. He is now the meterologist for the 5pm weeknight newscast as well.

Dan is married to a native Vermonter, and also teaches broadcast meteorology at Lyndon State College.  He likes to explore by snowshoe in the winter, and cook on the barbecue grill whenever the weather gets warm. At 6 feet, 7 inches tall, Dan is easily the tallest person at Channel 3... people say he's just 'closer' to the sky.

E-mail Dan at dowling@wcax.com.

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Inside the Forecast

Today's Forecast

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  • 27°

We are all ready for some quiet weather after that crazy roller coaster ride that we were on the last few days.  Today will be a nice, spring day with lots of sunshine.  It will start out cold, but warm up into the upper 40s and low 50s.  That is still a little below average (normal high is 56° in Burlington), but we're getting there.

Most of Friday is looking good, too.  But we'll get clipped by a few showers (and a few mountain flurries) Friday night into Saturday morning as a storm system tracks to our north.

Other than that, most of the holiday weekend is looking pretty good!

There is a chance for a few showers on Monday, but a better bet for some April showers on Tuesday & Wednesday of next week.  But it will be nothing like the flooding rains that we just went through.

Enjoy the much more tranquil weather!

-Gary

5-Day Forecast: Burlington

Thursday
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  • 27°

Mostly sunny; warmer

Friday
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  • 55°
  • 37°

AM sunshine; increasing clouds; showers overnight

Saturday
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  • 31°

AM showers; then clearing

Sunday
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  • 57°
  • 36°

Partly sunny

Monday
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  • 61°
  • 41°

Mix of sun & clouds; chance for showers

Currently in Burlington as of

  • 28°(Feels like 23°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: E @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.76 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:05
  • Sunset: 19:40
  • Humidity: 63%
  • UV Index: 10.00

5-Day Forecast: Montpelier-Barre

Thursday
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Clear

Friday
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  • 21°

Cloudy

Saturday
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  • 30°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 56°
  • 26°

Clear

Monday
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  • 61°
  • 31°

Partly Cloudy

Currently in Montpelier-Barre as of

  • 21°(Feels like 21°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: CM @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.77 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:03
  • Sunset: 19:37
  • Humidity: 84%
  • UV Index: 10.00

5-Day Forecast: Rutland

Thursday
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Clear

Friday
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  • 53°
  • 23°

Cloudy

Saturday
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  • 52°
  • 32°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 56°
  • 29°

Clear

Monday
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  • 62°
  • 33°

Partly Cloudy

Currently in Rutland as of

  • 28°(Feels like 19°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.74 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:06
  • Sunset: 19:38
  • Humidity: 54%
  • UV Index: 10.00

5-Day Forecast: Saint Johnsbury

Thursday
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Clear

Friday
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  • 54°
  • 19°

Cloudy

Saturday
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  • 54°
  • 31°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 57°
  • 27°

Clear

Monday
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  • 63°
  • 31°

Partly Cloudy

Currently in Saint Johnsbury as of

  • 20°(Feels like °)
  • Wind: @ mph
  • Barometer: 30.76 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:01
  • Sunset: 19:35
  • Humidity: 77%

5-Day Forecast: Lebanon

Thursday
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Clear

Friday
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  • 55°
  • 19°

Cloudy

Saturday
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  • 57°
  • 28°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 60°
  • 26°

Clear

Monday
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  • 65°
  • 29°

Partly Cloudy

Currently in Lebanon as of

  • 25°(Feels like 25°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: CM @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.78 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:03
  • Sunset: 19:35
  • Humidity: 74%
  • UV Index: 10.00

5-Day Forecast: Plattsburgh Air Force Base

Thursday
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Clear

Friday
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  • 53°
  • 23°

Cloudy

Saturday
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  • 53°
  • 33°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 57°
  • 28°

Clear

Monday
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  • 60°
  • 34°

Partly Cloudy

Currently in Plattsburgh as of

  • 27°(Feels like 23°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.76 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:06
  • Sunset: 19:41
  • Humidity: 74%
  • UV Index: 10.00

5-Day Forecast: Springfield

Thursday
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Clear

Friday
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  • 56°
  • 20°

Cloudy

Saturday
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  • 56°
  • 29°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
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  • 59°
  • 27°

Clear

Monday
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  • 64°
  • 30°

Partly Cloudy

Currently in Springfield as of

  • 24°(Feels like 24°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: CM @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.79 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:05
  • Sunset: 19:35
  • Humidity: 77%
  • UV Index: 10.00
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