The latter part of this week will be somewhat significant for me personally as I (finally) turn 21 and graduate college. Thus it seems like as good a moment as any to hang up my hat as a daily Maine weather guy. I’m excited to play nomad for the next year or so while working remotely part time before I venture off into the “real world” for good, and such a lifestyle doesn’t necessarily fit well with opening my laptop every morning.
It’s hard to believe this modest blog started over a decade ago when my dad urged my ten-year-old self to ditch my previous blogging endeavor for something more professional. This little project has been by my side through quite a lot from the pre-Halloween snowstorm of 2011 when I was just starting the long slog of middle school to the blockbuster winter of 2014-15 when the “cool kids” realized snowday prediction made me (somewhat) useful to the nor’easters of March 2018 as I tried to figure out where I’d go to college to now, just a couple humid days before I’ll finally be able to officially call myself a meteorologist.
Many of you have been along for much of this ride too, and have offered words of encouragement that have meant the world to me. In 2018 when I headed off to college I thought about writing a post like the one I have now before my dad once again had a smart suggestion: maybe the good forecast-seeking people of western Maine and New Hampshire could bribe me with some pizza and textbook money to stay on the job. Well, it worked. I’m very grateful for all that folks have chipped in over the last four years to keep this little project running. I have turned off the Patreon as of this morning. Perhaps I should have done it a while ago- after all, there are many more deserving of your dollars than I.
I could go on reminiscing about the adventures I’ve had trying to forecast Northern New England’s fickle weather and all that I’ve learned in the process, but this rambling has gone on long enough. Thanks for a great run everybody! If you’re looking for reliable local weather info aside from our excellent local TV stations and the NWS, check out Mike Haggett’s Pine Tree Weather blog. He and his crew do a great job!
With that, here we go one last time.
Today will feature continued cool and mostly clear weather as Canadian high pressure settles overhead. Northeasterly winds this morning will shift to the east this afternoon leading to falling temperatures and some patchy stratus/fog near the coast. Another batch of clouds may approach from the north this afternoon ahead of a weak frontal boundary. Thus the north and coast will be coolest today with highs in the mid to upper 50s while the foothills in between remain sunnier and warmer with highs in the mid to upper 60s.
23 thoughts on “Cool Air Remains in Place Today, ForecasterJack Comes to a Close”
Congratulations on your graduation, Jack. I have learned so much from your forecasts and happy that I could help finance a little pizza and beer over the past few years. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
I have so enjoyed your forecasts all these years! Best of luck as you start your career as an “official meteorologist”, although you have been been my and so my others “official meteorologist” all these years! I have especially enjoyed your creative and fun commentary! Congratulations on graduating!
Good luck with everything, Jack. And thank you for an excellent weather reporting service for all these years. Live, love, and be happy. DW
Congratulations and all the best to you Jack! Great things lie ahead .. and that is an absolute 100% forecast!
Thanks so much Roger!
It’s been a wonderful read, sorry it needs to end, but thanks so much. You have fun! Jay York
Jack! Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Cornell and best wishes as you launch into the real world. Thank you so much for your amazingly generous contributions to our knowledge of the meteorological aspects of our world over these last many years. It has been a pleasure and honor following your trajectory. Wishing you all the best as you lace up your boots, make new discoveries along the trails, expand your horizons. Gratefully, Nancy Jeton
Thanks so much, Nancy! I really appreciate the kind words about my musings over the years
Jack – I came to your site through Jörg and his weather stories, even though I live in Boston. Until then I just read the AFDs locally. So, thanks for a really good run, and good luck. stay frosty! Wolfgang
Thanks for allowing us to be part of your journey! Enjoy the ride ahead of you.
Supercell shorts! Good luck/have fun, Dude. Thanks for the info all these years.
Best wishes Jack and thank you for your fabulous contribution to our understanding of Al things weather.
Thanks, Jack! How appropriate that you’ll be starting your career as I retire and end mine. The cycle of life: the old must make way for the young. I wish you all the best in what should be a promising career and look forward to seeing your occasional posts on Twitter, especially during periods of exciting weather events.
Thanks Keith! I appreciate all your comments over the years. Enjoy retirement!
Thanks for all the accurate forecasts and the descriptions behind them. Maybe you can do one more post to let us know where you ended up in the real world.
Thanks Brian! That’s a good idea
Congratulations and best of luck in this new chapter of your life!
Will miss your informative forecasts 😉