More Snow Arrives Today

Hello everyone!

Today (Tuesday) will feature the arrival of another snow event as a weak area of low pressure tries to get going offshore. Expect snow to be falling by daybreak, picking up in intensity as we head towards the midday hours. The steadiest and heaviest snow will fall along the coastal plain where a general 3-6″ is expected. Lighter amounts will be found NW of the Sebago Lakes region, more along the lines of 1-3″. The northern mountains will see little more than flurries as the bulk of the moisture associated with this system clings to the coast.

Temperatures will range from the mid 20’s in the north to the mid 30’s along the typical immediate coastal warm spots, where a brief mix with rain may hold amounts down a little bit.

-Jack

Light Rain And Snow For The South Monday

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Monday will feature light rain and snow in southern/coastal areas as a very weak disturbance drifts overhead. Expect flurries and light rain to develop late tonight across southern NH before drifting into southern coastal portions of Maine early Monday morning. Precip will mainly start off in the form of light snow, with a change to light rain expected SW of Portland in the mid/late morning hours. Parts of York and Cumberland counties just west of the Turnpike will do the best with this storm, seeing 1-3″ of accumulation. Amounts will taper off to the northwest as moisture/lift is limited closer to the mountains. The immediate coast east of 295 will mix with and change to rain midday, leading to lower totals there. High temps will range from the mid 20’s in the north to the mid 30’s in the south.

-Jack

Chilly Conditions Continue Sunday

Hello everyone!

Just a quick note that for this week, I’m on Thanksgiving break so I’ll be posting in the evenings so as to afford myself the opportunity to turn off the alarm for a change.

With that said, Sunday will feature more chilly temps as a reinforcing shot of cold air arrives tonight. Look for highs ranging from 20 in the north to 30 in the south, with light westerly/northwesterly winds. Skies will feature a mix of sun and clouds as weak upper level impulses drift by overhead. Little if any precipitation is expected through most of the day, though some flurries/very light snow will arrive in SW parts of the area later in the evening.

-Jack

Winter Storm Departs Later Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature the departure of our winter storm, which has brought substantial snow to much of the area overnight. Snow is still falling this morning, and is heaviest over the mountains, while lightest across parts of SW NH where dry air has moved in aloft. Warm air has worked onshore in far SE NH and along the immediate shorelines of Penobscot Bay, yet Wiscasset and Portland are both reporting snow with temps of 29 and 32 respectively as of this writing.

To our west, a band of heavy snow is organizing over New York State. This band put down a couple inches in only an hour or so here in Ithaca, and it’s moving east. This will be the last hurrah from the current storm, and it will impact Western NH later this morning, before moving into Maine early this afternoon. Everyone outside of the favored mountain upslope areas should be clear of snow by late afternoon.

Additional snow accumulations from both what’s currently falling and that final band should end up in the 2-4″ range, with potentially a little bit more in the mountains as upsloping continues into tomorrow.

High temps will range from 20 in the north to 40 in the south, though those 40 degree temps are likely to occur this morning before onshore winds turn northerly this afternoon, bringing in colder air.

-Jack

A Calm Before The Next Storm Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature relatively calm conditions ahead of our first regionally significant winter storm of the season. Expect any morning sunshine in northeastern parts of the area to be promptly replaced by clouds in the net couple hours. Temps will be on the colder side, ranging from 20 in the north to 30 along the coast. Snow will move in overnight, peaking in intensity early tomorrow morning.

A general 4-8″ is likely a good bet for most of the area, with slightly lower 2-4″ amounts east of route 1 south of Portland and south of Route 1 east of Brunswick where rain will mix in tomorrow morning. Slightly higher 8-12″ amounts are expected in the mountains, especially east-facing slopes that get some upslope enhancement.

Snow moves out of the area midday tomorrow.

-Jack

Clearing Out For Most Today

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Another storm has passed us by, which means that today will be back to the improvement cycle for most of the area not impacted by upsloping. Gusty NW winds will result in clearing skies downwind of the mountains, while of course the typical upslope regions will continue to see clouds and snow. The storm that brought us the snow yesterday is now explosively intensifying over the Canadian Maritimes. As it does so, it will be pushing a very cold airmass in our direction. High temps therefore will feel more like late December than mid November, ranging from 15 in the north to 30 in the south.

-Jack

Early Season Snow Event Underway In The Mountains

Hello everyone!

Another early season snow event is now underway in the mountains and foothills of Western Maine and NH. Temps in the mountains and upper foothills are hovering right around or a little below freezing, with temps in the upper 30’s to low 40’s along the coast. This general temperature distribution will be the name of the game for most of the day today as snow accumulates in the mountains and the coast gets treated to a chilly rain. As far as accumulations go, the peaks should see a solid 4-8″, with amounts closer to 3-6″ in the valleys. 2-4″ is a good bet for the upper foothills, with a coating-2″ for the lower foothills (closer to the coast).

Rain and snow will depart later this afternoon as gusty NW winds develop.

-Jack

Reliably hype-free weather info for Western Maine and New Hampshire from amateur forecaster Jack Sillin

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