Fairly Calm Today

Hello everyone!

A calm day is in store for the region today as low pressure drifts even farther off to our east and high pressure drifts slightly closer from the west. Light NW winds will keep the mountains the cloudiest and the coast the sunniest today, though even in southern areas some clouds will work in this afternoon as a very weak disturbance passes by overhead. Little if any in the way of precip is expected except perhaps for a flurry or two in the mountains. Temps will be seasonably cool, ranging from the upper 20’s in the north to the mid 30’s in the south.

-Jack

Still On The Cooler And Cloudier Side

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While not quite as snowy as yesterday, today will still remain on the cooler/cloudier side of things as low pressure spins well to our east. Look for mostly cloudy skies outside of southeastern NH, with snow showers impacting the northeastern part of the region from Sugarloaf Mountain down towards Penobscot Bay. Snow will dry up as it tries to push towards Bath-Lewiston-Bethel, with little if any flakes expected there. Accumulations for those that do see snow will fall in the dusting-1″ range. High temps today will range from 30 in the north to 40 in the south.

-Jack

Cool And Unsettled Today

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The circulation aloft that brought us yesterday’s storm hasn’t made it very far since it impacted us, and is currently meandering over the mountains of Vermont. This will keep us on the cooler side with unsettled conditions, especially in the mountains. High temps will range from 30 in the north to 45 in the south. Cloud cover will range from overcast in the mountains to intermittent sunshine along the coast.

In terms of precipitation, snow will be ongoing today in the mountains, and will actually ramp up this afternoon as northwesterly flow taps into some upsloping dynamics. An additional 4-8″ can be expected today in the higher terrain, especially NW facing slopes. If you’re at all able to sneak out there with your powder skis, do it!!

-Jack

Major Winter Storm Continues Today

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The major winter storm that moved into the area last night will continue today as low pressure moves from Boston towards Portland. The impacts from this storm will vary considerably over short distances. Here’s a quick look region by region.

At the coast (east of the Turnpike), temps are now above freezing with rain falling. In these areas, concerns today will include localized street flooding from heavy rainfall, strong ENE winds (especially along the Midcoast), and coastal flooding (especially south of Portland). High temps will range from the mid 30’s near I-95 to the mid 40’s near Camden.

Inland, snow is falling this morning with some areas reporting mixed precipitation types, mostly sleet. Several inches of snow are already on the ground, with several more on the way for those closer to the mountains. Accumulation gradients will be extremely tight with this system near the Sebago Lake-Lewiston area. Concerns here will include slick roads, and power outages from heavy wet snow weighing down trees and power lines.

In this mountains, this one’s all snow. Over a foot is expected in the higher terrain and the consistency will be much drier/fluffier than the foothills. Wax up your powder skis, and get out there! Be careful if driving around, as snow covered roads will remain a problem through most of the week as snow continues to fall.

-Jack

A Brief Break Between Storms

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Today will feature mainly cloudy skies and at least a few hours of dry weather this morning before our next storm moves in this evening. The primary concern this morning will be locally dense fog which will reduce visibilities for the morning commute. Some of this fog is occurring in inland areas where the temperature is below freezing, so watch out for potential slick spots as well. Fog will gradually lift later this morning.

By the early afternoon hours, rain and snow will be developing in New Hampshire ahead of our next storm system. Snow will initially be confined to the higher terrain, with snow levels lowering after dark tonight. Coastal rain and mountain/inland snow will arrive in Maine during the evening hours.

The storm will really get cranking overnight with heavy rain along the coast and heavy snow inland. Winds will also pick up, especially along the coast heading into tomorrow. Snow totals will range from around 18″ in the mountains to dustings at the coast. I’ll have more details on this system either tonight in a special update or in tomorrow morning’s post.

-Jack

Warming Up Today

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Today’s primary feature will be warmer temps as the core of the arctic air mass moves off to our east. Look for initially chilly temps this morning to give way to mild temps by this afternoon, ranging from 35 in the north to 40 in the south. Skies will start off on the clearer side this morning but clouds will increase in coverage this afternoon as our next storm system approaches from the west. That system will bring light mixed precip to the mountains and light rain to coastal areas tomorrow.

-Jack

Chilly But Calm Today

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Today (Friday) will bring calm but chilly weather as Arctic high pressure crests overhead. Look for high temps to moderate a bit from Thanksgiving’s record cold, ranging from the mid 10’s in the north to the mid 20’s in the south. Additionally, with high pressure overhead, winds will slacken considerably compared to Thursday’s NW gusts. Generally sunny skies are expected region-wide with no precipitation to worry about.

-Jack