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.

Rebounding Temps Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature rebounding temps as winds shift over to a more westerly/southwesterly direction, compared to the northwesterlies of recent days. This shift will occur as a warm front passes through this morning. The snow associated with that warm front will remain off to our north, but we are seeing some cloudiness due to it this morning. Expect that cloudiness to break up as we move later into the morning, especially downwind of the mountains. We’ll cloud back up by this evening as our next front begins to approach.

Chilly morning temps will recover nicely as a warmer airmass moves in, with highs expected to range from around 50 in the north to around 60 in the south. No precip is expected.

-Jack

A Brisk Late Fall Day

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Today will feature chilly temps and NW winds as cold air continues to pour into our region from Canada. Those NW winds will once again set up our upslope/downslope pattern, with clouds and snow showers in the mountains, and dry/sunny conditions along the coastal plain. High temps will be quite low in our cold airmass, ranging from around 30 in the north to barely above 40 in the south.

-Jack

Another Strong Cold Front Today

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Today will feature the passage of another strong cold front as our pattern rumbles quickly on in the direction of late fall. Some light rain and snow is moving through a few areas this morning, but the more noticeable precipitation will come a little later on this afternoon as the cold front itself rolls through. A line of showers will form along this front, and could pack a bit of a punch with gusty winds and brief bursts of very heavy precipitation. A clap of thunder can’t be ruled out as well.

Speaking of gusty winds, they’ll be present outside of just the showers. Expect winds to be breezy from the WSW this morning, before becoming breezy from the NW this afternoon. Unfortunately, we’ll be seeing more clouds than sun today, though a general trend towards sunnier skies is expected this afternoon/evening as those showers are moving through.

High temps will vary considerably from the upper 30’s in the mountains to near 60 in SE NH.

-Jack

Breezy And Cool Today

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Today will feature cool temps and breezy winds as Canadian air pours into the region behind a strong cold front. NW winds behind this front will set up a textbook upslope/downslope pattern for clouds, precip, and temps. The mountains will see cool temps, mainly cloudy skies, and the chance for a brief shower/flurry, while the coast will see warmer temps, mainly sunny skies, and dry conditions. Highs will range from the upper 30’s in the northern mountains to the low 50’s along the coast.

-Jack

Clouds And Rain Arrive Today

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Today will feature morning sunshine unfortunately giving way to afternoon clouds and rain as low pressure passes north of the area. This low will be trying to draw warm air north, but the progress of that warm air will be slowed by the mountains. This “mini cold-air-damming” will lead to cool temps up north, around 45, with warm temps in the south, around 60.

Rain showers will arrive from southwest to northeast late this morning, arriving in Portland around noon. Arrival times in SW NH will be a couple hours earlier, with arrival in northern/eastern areas being a couple hours later. Rain by and large will not be heavy. Keep an eye on the showers with radar imagery from weather.us. Rain chances will remain on the higher side through the evening hours, though no one location will see steady rain for the entire afternoon.

-Jack

A Pleasant But Crisp Fall Day Today

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Today will feature fairly chilly temps, but overall fairly nice weather as Canadian high pressure crests over the region. Look for sunny skies to expand from the south this morning into the mountains this afternoon. Highs will range from a little above 40 in the north to almost 60 in the south. No precipitation is expected.

-Jack

Chilly Rain To Start Today

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Today will feature a chilly rain in the morning as weak low pressure zooms by to our south. Look for light rain, possibly mixed with some snowflakes in mountain towns, to taper off this afternoon, with sunshine developing from west to east in time for sunset. High temps will be on the lower side today, ranging from 40 in the north to a little above 50 in the south.

-Jack