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.

Sunshine Returns Today

Hello everyone!

After several days of cloudy skies due to that pesky offshore low, we’ll finally see sunshine return to the region today as drier air moves in from the west. Expect sunshine to develop first in the foothills and along the coastal plain before expanding into the mountains this afternoon/evening. High temps will range from 55 in the mountains to 65 along the coast. No precip is expected. Get out there and enjoy the foliage!

-Jack

Another Cloudy Day Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature another day of cool temps and cloudy skies as the coastal low we’ve been dealing with over the past few days continues to meander offshore. That low actually was named Subtropical Storm Melissa yesterday evening by the NHC, but the distinction won’t mean anything to us.

Today will generally be drier than yesterday, though some showers will impact parts of the coastline this morning. High temps will remain on the cooler side, ranging from 50 in the north to 60 in far SW NH. We’ll finally get some sunshine tomorrow as a cold front passes through and kicks Melissa out to sea.

-Jack

More Cool And Cloudy Weather Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature weather quite similar to what we saw yesterday as a coastal storm continues to meander to our southeast. Most of the region can expect overcast skies for much of the day today, though the CT River valley and adjacent parts of western NH should get a few hours of sunshine this morning. Showers will make it a little farther north today, but won’t be either long-lasting or very heavy. The best chance for showers will be south of Lewiston during the mid-afternoon hours.

High temps will remain on the cooler side today due to NE flow and thick clouds. Expect temps in the mid to upper 50’s across the entire area, with a few low 60’s possible in far western NH.

-Jack

Cool And Cloudy Today

Hello everyone!

We’ll remain on the outside edge of a strong ocean storm today, which means that we’ll see plenty of cloud cover along with cool temps and NNE breezes. Thankfully, the system will be just far enough south that the region should stay mostly dry. The one exception to this will be later this afternoon near the NH/MA border where some showers are possible. Some patches of clear sky are noted on satellite imagery this morning over much of NH as well as the Maine mountains. Expect this sunshine to be short-lived during the morning as more clouds rotate onshore over the next few hours.

Highs will be warmest where the sunshine hangs on the longest in the CT River valley. Temps there will rise into the low 60’s. Most of the rest of the area will see temps in the mid to upper 50’s.

-Jack

Cooler And Cloudier Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature cooler temps and cloudier skies as an ocean storm begins developing off to our south. While that system won’t be close enough to bring us any rain today (with the possible exception of a shower or two in Southern New Hampshire this afternoon), we’ll still be stuck with its effects for the next four days.

As a result, expect morning sunshine to become obscured by cloud cover over the next few hours as clouds arrive from the south. A NE breeze will develop later in the afternoon which will keep a steady supply of cool air moving into the region. Between the clouds and this incoming cool air, high temps will be on the lower side today, ranging from 60 in areas east of Augusta to 55 along the NH/MA border.

-Jack

Drier Weather Arrives Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature the return of drier weather as yesterday’s cold front slowly sags offshore and winds switch around to the north/northwest. As a result, any showers lingering along the coastline will be departing over the next hour or two, and the region will remain dry for the rest of the day.

The front’s thick cloud layer will take more effort to remove from the area today as a wave of low pressure develops along the front to our south. Clearing will take place from north to south today, though I doubt that Southern New Hampshire actually sees much if any sunshine. The farther north you are, the nicer your day will be.

High temps will range from 55 in the mountains to 65 along the coastal plain.

-Jack

Steady Rain Arrives Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature the arrival of yet another cold front as low pressure tracks well to our north through Quebec. This front will be tapping into some moisture from the deep tropics, which means it will be able to provide a steadier and heavier rainfall event compared to what we’ve seen recently.

Radar imagery shows showers now entering the mountains, with the bulk of the rain still back across New York. It will take a while for the rain to arrive today, and the coast actually may stay mostly dry until this evening. I think the high resolution model guidance has a pretty good handle on when the rain will arrive, so I’ve included a loop below that runs from 10 AM to 10 PM showing the slow SE push of rain throughout the day.

Along with the rain, expect overcast skies today as a result of the cold front. The exception may be some brief periods of sunshine near the NH/MA border this morning. Those brief sunny breaks will help push temps up towards 70 in that part of the area, while most of the rest of us will top out within a few degrees of 60. Cooler temps, between 50 and 55, are expected in the mountains.

Skies will clear tomorrow as the front shifts offshore.

-Jack