Stagnant Conditions Expected Today

Hello everyone!

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.


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