Cool And Quiet Today

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Today will feature another day of cool and quiet weather as high pressure remains in control of the area. A few morning snow showers will quickly pass offshore in the next hour or two with little more than a quick dusting expected. Highs will range from 20 in the north to 30 in the south. Skies will clear out a little from this morning’s overcast, but will remain a mix of sun and clouds through this afternoon.

-Jack

Seasonably Cool With Clearing Skies Today

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While it managed to stick around for a full 24 hours, yesterday’s storm system is now well off to our east this morning and mostly sunny skies will develop for the entire area today as drier air moves in from Canada. Due to the weak nature of the storm, there isn’t any punishingly cold Arctic air waiting to move in today. As a result, temps will remain seasonably cool with highs ranging from 20 in the north to 30 along the coast. Dry conditions are expected with the possible exception of the mountains where a weak front may bring some late day flurries.

-Jack

Moderate Snow Today

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Today will feature a solidly moderate snow event as a decidedly unimpressive wave of low pressure slips on by to our east. This storm’s minimum central pressure this morning is 1022mb, a number that would make for a halfway decent high pressure center on most days. The result of the weak storm will be weak dynamics aloft, which will subsequently translate into a lack of heavy snow during the day today. What this storm will lack in intensity, it will make up for in consistency, and steady snow likely has another 10-12 hours left, after starting about 9 hours ago. Accumulations won’t be anything too noteworthy, but 4-8″ along the coast and 2-4″ in the foothills/mountains will be enough to make roads slick for both commutes today. Highs will range from 25 in the north to 30 along the NH seacoast.

-Jack

Warmer With More Clouds Today

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Today will feature warmer temps and increasing clouds as our next storm system begins to approach from the southwest. Look for high temps ranging from 15 in the north to 25 along the coast. Skies will start out with more clouds than sun this morning, and by this evening, a full overcast should be in place as moisture from our next storm system streams NE. That storm system will bring a moderate snow event to the area beginning late tonight and wrapping up tomorrow evening. I’ll have a full breakdown of the system on the weather.us blog later this morning, but as of right now, 4-8″ of snow is a good bet for areas along the coast and adjacent inland areas, while the foothills and mountains should expect 2-4″. The heaviest snow will fall during the Wednesday morning commute.

-Jack

Cold And Dry Today

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Today will feature another day of cold and dry weather as Canadian high pressure continues to remain in charge of our weather. Highs will range from 10 in the north to 20 in Southern NH. Skies will start out mainly sunny, with more clouds moving in this evening. The exception will be in far SE NH where satellite imagery shows ocean effect clouds, possibly containing some light flurries, moving onshore. No notable accumulations are expected from these flurries.

-Jack

Cold Weather Returns Today

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Today will feature a return to colder weather as round one of our January thaw is now over. Highs will range from 0 in the northern mountains to 20 in the NH Seacoast region. Skies will remain mostly sunny for much of the area today, with the exception of a few high clouds along the coast as a wave of low pressure rumbles by well to our southeast. No precip is expected as high pressure builds in from the west. Enjoy the beautiful day!

-Jack

Steep Temperature Drop Today As Strong Cold Front Blasts Through

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Today will feature rapidly dropping temps and breezy NW winds as a strong cold front moves through the area. Temperature observations this morning show the front bisecting the area as of 8 AM, with temps along the coast ranging from 50 in Portland to 60 in SE NH, and temps in the mountains sitting in the low 20’s. As the morning rolls on, the front will move offshore, and temps will fall across the entire area. By this evening, temps will range from 0 in the north to 20 in the south. There’s an abundance of standing water out on the roads this morning from last night’s rain and snowmelt, and that will all freeze solid as temps plummet. As a result, watch for rapidly developing slippery travel especially on untreated roads. Rain, sleet, ice, and snow will continue to impact parts of the area this morning, especially the foothills and mountains, but will depart the area this afternoon as a wave of low pressure currently over MA moves towards the Canadian Maritimes.

-Jack

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

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