All posts by Jack Sillin

I’m Jack Sillin, freshman at NYA, snow-lover, enjoyer of the outdoors, and of course, weather geek. My passion for weather began several years ago when I was about six years old on a series of long plane trips while watching countless hours of The Weather Channel. My skills have evolved rapidly in the past few years from excitedly refreshing the radar on the local TV weather page (I’m still guilty of that from time to time…) to waking early to analyze complex charts and graphs every day to produce a forecast. I’m hoping to pursue a career in the NWS someday. Aside from the weather, I’m a big skier and lover of all things cold and snow. I also like to do many other outdoor activities such as hiking and fishing when the snow is no longer around. I can be reached through twitter @JackSillin and via email at jack.sillin@gmail.com.

Mild And Mainly Dry Again Today

Hello everyone!

We have another mild and mostly dry day on tap today as high pressure slides slowly overhead. High temperatures will range from the mid 30’s in the north to the mid 40’s in the south. Skies will start sunny, but expect high clouds to be moving in this afternoon as a weak disturbance drifts by to our north. That disturbance could bring enough lift to trigger a flurry in the north, but otherwise we’ll remain dry.

-Jack

Cool And Clear Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature cool temps and clear skies as high pressure builds in behind yesterday’s storm system. Look for highs to range from the mid 20’s in the north to the upper 30’s in the south as temperatures respond to the upslope/downslope pattern brought by northwest winds. Skies will be mostly sunny, especially downwind of the mountains, with just a few upslope clouds in the higher terrain.

-Jack

Warm With Rain And Mountain Snow Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature warm temperatures and developing precipitation as a coastal storm tries to organize itself to our south. Temperatures will be on the warmer side today as a cold front is located to our west. Highs will range from 40 inland to 45 along the coast. Temperatures will begin to drop this afternoon as the coastal storm develops, and as a result, mountain locations will see a change from rain to snow with light accumulations in the higher terrain. The rest of the area will see rain beginning this morning and continuing through this afternoon.

-Jack

Cold And Breezy Today, Warmer Tomorrow

Hello everyone!

Today will feature cold and breezy conditions as high pressure builds in on the back side of yesterday’s strong cold front. Look for highs to range from the low 20’s in the mountains to the low 30’s along the coast. Skies will be sunny for the vast majority of the area, the exception being a few locations near the higher mountain peaks where the last bit of moisture left in the air will be squeezed out by upslope flow in the form of flurries.

I’ll be up in those mountains again tonight, so will be off the grid tomorrow morning. Here’s tomorrow’s forecast.

Much warmer air will be moving into the region tomorrow as warm southwesterly flow takes over. Look for highs to jump back into the 40’s region wide, with some low 50’s along the coast. Skies will be mostly sunny, though high clouds will thicken up a bit around sunset. No precipitation is expected.

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

-Jack

A Tale Of Two Seasons Today

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Today will feature the presence of two distinct seasons across Maine and New Hampshire. Spring is in charge this morning, and temperatures are climbing into the mid 50’s along the coast. There’s a chance that some areas might touch 60 this morning. Winter will return to its rightful throne this afternoon as a strong cold front sweeps through. Temps won’t follow the typical “diurnal” trend today, due to the front. Temps this morning will be the warmest of the day, with a steady cooling trend occurring after the cold front sweeps through. Steady rain this morning will come to an end as the cold front moves through. By this afternoon, the sun will be shining over the coastal plain while the mountains see upslope snows. Winds will be another big story today behind the front. Wind gusts over 40 mph could cause some scattered power outages.

-Jack

Warmer Today As Our Next Storm Approaches

Hello everyone!

Today will feature warming temperatures and increasingly cloudy skies as a storm system intensifies to our west. High temperatures won’t differ too much across the area today, with mid 30’s expected in the north and upper 30’s in the south. Skies are mostly clear this morning, but that will change throughout the day as moisture arrives from the storm system out west. Precipitation will hold off until tonight, when rain will begin falling across the coast. Inland, freezing rain, sleet, and snow are expected as cold air will be able to hold on longer in the valleys. No significant icing is expected, but it only takes a trace for roads to become very slippery.

We’ll take a brief trip to May tomorrow morning before January makes a triumphant return tomorrow evening behind a strong cold front.

-Jack

Cool And Blustery Today

Hello everyone!

Yesterday’s rain and snow signaled the leading edge of some colder air that’s going to be working into the region today. That cold air has to get here somehow, and Northwest winds are ready to assist. Winds will be the big story today, with gusts of 30-40 mph+ possible in many areas. Temperatures won’t be able to rise much today due to the incoming cold, so look for current temperatures to not change much until the sun goes down, at which point we’ll drop into the 20’s across the area. Upslope snows will be in full gear today with northwesterly winds, but outside of the typically snowy areas, dry and clear conditions are expected today. Upslope accumulations of 3-6″ are forecast in the favored areas, with lighter amounts in the valleys.

-Jack