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.

Showers And Thunderstorms Return Today

Hello everyone!

Showers and thunderstorms will return today as a series of frontal systems moves through the area. The first to arrive will be a warm front which is currently moving through Southern New England. This front has an area of shower/thunderstorm activity associated with it which is currently impacting western New Hampshire. These showers and storms are moving ENE and will arrive in SW Maine between 9 and 10 AM. While these showers will bring heavy rain and lightning to the southern half of the area this morning, the severe weather threat won’t ramp up until this evening.

After the morning round of showers departs, expect some partial sunshine and an increase in humidity as a more tropical airmass filters in. The warm front likely will make it about as far north as a Berlin NH/Waterville ME line, south of which will be the greatest threat for severe storms this afternoon. Storms will develop along the cold front to the west of the area early this afternoon before moving east through NH during the mid/late afternoon hours. By the early evening, storms will be moving through Maine. These afternoon storms will produce scattered damaging winds, some small hail, and a few might be strong enough to spin up a brief tornado. Chances for any type of severe weather will be highest in SW regions.

Storms will weaken as they move into eastern parts of the area after sunset. High temps today will range from 75 in the northwest to a little above 80 in SW NH.

-Jack

Quieter Weather Today

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Today will feature a return to quiet weather as high pressure slides into the region from the west. Look for highs to range from 75 in the north to 85 in southern NH. Humidity levels will be considerably lower today behind yesterday’s cold front with dew points settling to within a few degrees of 60. No precipitation is expected today as we’re between frontal systems. More widespread showers and thunderstorms will arrive tomorrow. Enjoy the nice weather while it lasts!

-Jack

Warming Trend Continues Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature continued increases in temps as a warmer airmass moves into the region from the southwest. Expect morning low clouds and patchy fog east of the Turnpike to lift gradually from SW to NE during the coming hours as temps rise into the low 80’s in the north/along the Midcoast and the low 90’s in the typical SW warm spots. As far as precipitation goes, today will follow the example set by recent days with showers and thunderstorms popping up in the afternoon across NH before moving east into Maine during the evening. These storms could produce some damaging wind gusts and small hail but the overall severe threat will be on the lower side. All storms will produce heavy rain and lightning regardless of their severity in terms of wind/hail. Storms will gradually weaken this after sunset.

-Jack

More Summery Weather Today

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Today will feature more in the way of summery weather as August slowly rolls along. Temps will be warm, ranging from 75 in the north to 85 in the south, and skies will be partly to mostly sunny away from the Midcoast where low clouds and some fog will be slow to burn off. Once we get to the afternoon, the chance for showers and thunderstorms will increase in New Hampshire where sunshine will build up a modest pool of instability. Some of the stronger cells may produce a damaging wind gust or two but otherwise the severe threat will be on the lower side. Showers and storms will weaken as they slide east into Maine this evening.

-Jack

Warming Trend Begins Today

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Today will feature the beginning of a slow upward trend in temperatures as our luck with NW flow and nice Canadian air finally runs out. The warmer and more humid air will be ushered in by a batch of showers and thunderstorms which are in progress this morning across inland areas. These showers will move swiftly northeast during the morning, exiting NE areas between 10 and noon. After that, most places stay dry today with the exception of the mountains where a shower or thunderstorm will remain possible through the evening.

Temps today will be a bit warmer than yesterday, ranging from the low 70’s in the mountains to around 80 for most inland/coastal areas to 85 in southern NH. Dew points will also move back up above 60 which means you’ll feel the humidity as well. Unfortunately, we still have a bit of summer weather yet to go.

-Jack

Another Really Nice Day Today

Hello everyone!

Today will continue where yesterday left off in terms of really nice weather. Skies will be mostly sunny, temperatures will be comfortable, and dew points will be low. Look for highs ranging from around 70 in the north to around 80 in the south. There’s a low chance that a shower forming in the Hudson River valley might drift into SW NH this evening, but even if it does, it would be brief and without much impact. Otherwise, we can all look forward to another dry day.

Enjoy the beautiful weather!

-Jack

Drier Today

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Today will feature drier weather both in terms of precipitation and humidity. We’ll be left with much less of both as the cold front responsible for touching off showers and storms yesterday drifts ever so slowly further to the south. There’s a very slight chance of a shower this afternoon up in the northern mountains, but basically everyone will stay dry today. Dew points will also be dropping into the 50’s which will make things a bit more comfortable if you’re headed outside. Skies today will start off on the sunnier side and end up with a few more clouds especially in the northwestern part of the area.

High temps will remain right near the long term average today, ranging from around 70 in the north to the low 80’s in the south.

-Jack