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.

Warming Up Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature clear skies, light winds, and warmer temps as high pressure moves overhead. Look for highs to get into the low 80’s for most areas with slightly cooler temps along the coast where a sea breeze will kick in this afternoon. Given the presence of high pressure, no precipitation is expected anywhere in the region today and clouds will be minimal. Enjoy the beautiful summer day as low humidity remains in place!

-Jack

Cool Weather Continues

Hello everyone!

Our glorious stretch of cool weather will roll on today as we continue to be placed perfectly in between two areas of low pressure. The first is the one that brought us the showers yesterday. It is moving towards Nova Scotia and N/NW winds behind it are helping to keep us in the cool weather. The NW winds will also try to help things clear out a bit this afternoon, but we’ll still be under the influence of a second area of low pressure in the Saint Lawrence river valley. This low will help keep clouds and a few scattered showers in the mix with both the clouds and the showers expected to be most concentrated near the low in the far north. Southern and western areas are likely to see a return of the sunshine before the sun sets this evening. Highs will range from the low/mid 60’s north to the upper 60’s/low 70’s south.

-Jack

Coastal Storm Bringing Cool And Rainy Conditions Today

Hello everyone!

First off, let me tell you how happy it makes me to use the words “coastal storm” in a July forecast. It’s pretty fun. That’s what we’re going to get to enjoy today as low pressure has already developed and is moving NE just south of Long Island. An area of thunderstorms just south of this low is eating up some of the moisture associated with the system and thus robbing us of the potential for any really heavy rain. However, light to moderate rain will be widespread today along with a raw ENE wind. This wind will keep temps limited to the upper 50’s/low 60’s throughout the day today. After several days in the 90’s with high humidity, I’m thinking this is going to feel pretty awesome!

A cool and generally unsettled pattern is expected to dominate for the foreseeable future.

-Jack

Perfect Summer Weather

Hello everyone!

Nearly everything about today will be perfect, weather wise. First and most importantly, the humidity will be low. Dew points will drop into the low 50’s! Temps will rise into the mid 70’s along the coast and the low 80’s inland. Skies this morning will be full of sunshine though a few clouds will be developing this evening. A few showers are likely to develop this afternoon over the mountains where cold air aloft combined with mild temps at the surface will result in some weak instability developing. Winds will be out of the north, turning northeast this evening. The heatwave is broken!

A coastal storm is likely to bring more rain tomorrow though its exact track will determine if the heaviest precip remains to our south and east.

-Jack

Still Hot But Less Humid Today

Hello everyone!

A slow but steady cooling and drying trend is beginning today. Sunny skies will dominate as another weak cold front rotates through the area. A couple scattered showers or potentially a weak storm could form along this front but given the lack of moisture, they won’t be too widespread. Speaking of the lack of moisture, it will feel much better today than recent days. Dew points are heading into the 50’s as westerly winds bring in drier air. As for temps, they’ll rise into the 80’s for most with low 90’s in the far south.

By Monday, we’ll be in the 60’s for temps with a northeast wind and heavy rain as a coastal storm passes offshore!

-Jack

Still Hot But Less Humid Today

Hello everyone!

Today will still feature temps that are quite toasty but the humidity situation will be substantially improved as dew points fall into the 50’s for much of the region. The reason we’re enjoying the drier weather is that a cold front rolled through last night. If you live in southern York County or just north of Augusta, you got a thunderstorm to announce this, but, for most of us, the front was much stealthier. In any case, expect temps to rise into the low 90’s across southwestern areas with mid to upper 80’s in the north and along the coast where a sea breeze will develop but will be limited due to westerly large scale winds. A widely scattered shower or storm is possible once again this afternoon as another cold front rolls through. The best chance for a storm will be across northeastern parts of the region.

-Jack

More Nasty Heat Today

Hello everyone!

If you like sweating in your seat, needing scuba gear to walk outside, and cooking eggs on the dash of your car, today, like yesterday, will be for you. Temperatures are once again making a beeline for the “disgusting” category as actual temps rise into the mid 80’s and lower 90’s. Dew points will hover right around 70 making it feel like the mid to upper 90’s for nearly everyone. Skies will remain mostly sunny across the area with a few more clouds developing this afternoon. As for precipitation, today will follow in yesterday’s footsteps with widely scattered showers and storms developing this afternoon. Likely only one or two will form, but the ones that do (if they do) could bring a few gusty winds.

-Jack