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.

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

Back To The Nicer Weather Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature a return to pleasant early-summer weather across the region as high pressure drifts by to our south. Some clouds are noted on satellite imagery this morning ahead of a cold front to our west, but that system should remain far enough away to keep us mostly dry and mostly sunny.

There will be two exceptions to the mostly dry rule today, the first of which will be western/southwestern NH this morning. An area of light rain is noted on radar imagery and confirmed with ground observations in southern VT, and will put down a few raindrops as it moves east over the next couple hours. A return to sunshine will follow shortly after the rain departs. The other chance for a shower will be found across far NW parts of the area this evening as the front in Quebec drifts slightly closer.

High temps today will be pleasantly warm ranging from 70 in the north to 80 in southern NH. Temps along the coast will be slightly cooler, in the mid to upper 60’s.

-Jack

A Bit Unsettled But Generally Nice Today

Hello everyone!

Today’s weather will be a bit unsettled but generally nice as an upper level low drifts by to our north. There are plenty of clouds around this morning, some of which will burn off in the next few hours especially near the coast. The midday hours will see more clouds pop up, some of which will produce brief showers. This afternoon, those showers will become more widespread north of route 2 where a rumble or two of thunder is possible. South of route 2, some brief showers are possible but otherwise dry weather will prevail. The farther south you go, the drier you’ll be.

High temps will range from 60 in the mountains to 70 in areas just away from the coastline. The immediate coastline will see temps around 65 as winds turn slightly onshore this afternoon.

-Jack

Next Round Of Rain Arrives Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature deteriorating weather conditions as a coastal storm moves up from the Mid Atlantic. Yes, you read that right. A coastal storm is advancing up the coast this morning, in the middle of June. If we had this same atmospheric setup in the wintertime, I’d be talking about a widespread 8-16″ of snow. Alas, you can’t always get what you want.

In any case, patchy morning sunshine this morning over northeastern areas will quickly fade to overcast skies by midday. Rain will begin falling in southern NH in the next 1-2 hours before advancing swiftly northward. By noon it will be raining in nearly all of NH and parts of SW ME. By 2 PM, everyone in the region will be seeing rain. Rain will fall heavily at times, but shouldn’t accumulate to more than a half inch or so, which will keep any flooding concerns minimal.

Between the clouds and strengthening onshore flow, today’s high temps will be on the cooler side ranging from 45 in the White Mountains to 60 NE of Waterville where morning sunshine will hang on the longest.

-Jack

Beautiful Early Summer Weather Today

Hello everyone!

Today will be a great day of seasonably warm temperatures and sunny skies as high pressure drifts overhead. Expect highs to range from 65 in the mountains and along the coastline to 80 in southern NH. Skies should remain clear for the rest of the day as our next storm system remains well to our south until tomorrow. Get outside and enjoy the lovely day!

-Jack