Slightly Unsettled But Overall Not Bad Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature weather that’s not quite picture-perfect, but still won’t be all that bad. Expect low clouds and fog in place along the coastal plain this morning to slowly give way to partial sunshine this afternoon. Farther inland, more sunshine is expected, which will result in both warmer temps and a better chance of a brief shower as a weak front approaches the area this afternoon. High temps will range from the low 70’s along the coast to the low 80’s in southern NH.

If you’re not a fan of the weather in Maine, it got up to 96 here in Chamonix yesterday. It could always be worse! Thankfully there’s no shortage of natural air conditioning from the glaciers and their chilly runoff streams.

-Jack

Another Nice Day Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature more nice weather as a ridge of high pressure slips across the region. Expect mostly sunny skies and pleasant temps ranging from around 70 along the coast and in the mountains to a little above 80 in Southern NH and adjacent parts of SW ME.

There’s not a whole lot else to say about today’s weather, so I’ll leave with a picture from yesterday here in Switzerland where the sunset wasn’t visible directly from my perspective, but was reflected on the mountains high above resulting in an awesome phenomenon known as Alpenglow.

Enjoy the beautiful weather!

-Jack

Quieter Weather Today

Hello everyone!

My apologies for the lapse in updates the past few days, I finally found some time to take a vacation across the pond where cell data is expensive and WiFi is sometimes hard to come by. I’ll put some pictures up in the next few days, it’s gorgeous over here!

As for the weather in Maine, it will be much quieter today compared to yesterday’s thunderstorms. Look for mostly sunny skies this morning with just a few clouds popping up due to daytime heating this afternoon. One or two of those clouds might produce a brief sprinkle in northeastern parts of the area, but otherwise we’ll be mostly dry. Highs will be pleasantly warm for most, ranging from 75 in the mountains and along the coast to a bit above 80 inland.

-Jack

Stagnant Conditions Expected Today

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Looking at the various maps this morning, stagnant is the best word I could find to describe the state of our atmosphere today. We’re in a bit of a dead spot as winds are almost calm through about 15,000 feet in elevation. Mount Washington’s peak wind speed since midnight is a whopping 11 mph. The current reading as of 6:30 AM is 2.8 mph. That’s impressive for up there!

All that to say, nothing will be happening quickly as far as weather goes today. There’s an abundance of fog, some of it quite dense, blanketing the coastal plain this morning. It will slowly burn off starting at the NW edge. Plenty of sunshine is visible across the foothills and mountains this morning, which will slowly be replaced by more clouds as daytime heating generates some instability. A very weak cold front will slowly approach the region from the northwest this afternoon, and will likely provide the impetus for some developing showers and thunderstorms in NW regions later this afternoon/evening. The storms will be in no hurry to move southeast, and thus should stay relatively confined. Without upper level winds, no severe weather is expected.

High temps today will range from 60 along the coastline to 70 in the mountains to 75 or 80 for the foothills in between.

-Jack

A Bit Cloudier But Still Nice Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature somewhat more cloudiness as low pressure tracks through Southern New England, but we’ll be far enough north to avoid most of the rain so overall it shouldn’t be too bad of a day. The thickest clouds will be found in the south today, while patchy sunshine can be expected farther north. A brief shower or two may drift across the MA/NH border this afternoon, but they shouldn’t make it past Route 101.

Farther north, developing onshore flow combined with increasing moisture ahead of that low pressure system will push some low clouds and fog into the Midcoast later this afternoon. Other than that, most of the region will be cloudy but dry. High temps today will range from 60 along the Midcoast shorelines to 65 in the mountains to 75 near Augusta and Waterville.

-Jack

Back To The Nice Weather Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature a return to nicer weather as yesterday’s storm system moves east of Nova Scotia. Expect patchy morning fog in some of the valleys to clear out quickly in the next few hours, with full sunshine for the rest of the day. Temps will range from 65 in the north and along the coast to 80 in southern NH and adjacent parts of SW ME. No precip is expected anywhere in the region today. Enjoy the lovely weather!

-Jack

Nice Day In The North Today, More Unsettled For The South

Hello everyone!

A frontal boundary bisects the region this morning with cool and relatively dry air from Canada on the northern side, and muggier air from the Gulf of Mexico on the southern side. The best weather today will be farther to the north where temps will rise into the low to mid 70’s under partly to mostly sunny skies. Some clouds will filter in this afternoon, but no precip is expected north of Route 2.

Farther south, the front is providing plenty of cloud cover this morning. These clouds will stick around through the rest of the day, which will keep temps a bit lower in the upper 60’s to low 70’s. A wave of low pressure will develop along the front this afternoon, and will bring fairly widespread rain to southern/coastal areas beginning 9-10 AM in southern NH before moving into SW Maine in the 11 AM – 1 PM timeframe. Given good moisture availability and some instability, some of this rain will fall in the form of convective showers which could be heavy at times and may even produce a rumble or two of thunder. The best chance for these showers will be along the northern edge of the rain, stretching from Hanover NH east to the Midcoast.

Rain will depart quickly from west to east this evening as the low moves offshore.

-Jack