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.

Cold And Windy Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature cold temps and continued breezy conditions as a shot of deep Arctic air moves overhead. Look for highs ranging from 0 in the north to 15 in the south with wind gusts approaching 40 mph in the mountains and 30 mph elsewhere. The cold NW flow will also drive an upslope/downslope response for cloud cover with overcast skies in the mountains and mainly clear conditions to the south and east. No precip is expected outside of a few remaining NW facing slopes.

-Jack

Cooler And Breezy Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature cooler and breezier weather as yesterday’s storm exits into the Canadian Maritimes. Today’s NW winds will carry a fair bit of moisture with them, meaning we can expect robust upslope snows in the mountains. An additional 3-6″ will fall in the higher elevations, with 1-3″ in the valleys. Flurries will escape down into the foothills from time to time with little/no accumulation. The extra moisture also means that it’ll be harder for downslope areas to clear out. That said, coastal locations can expect at least some breaks of sun especially as we move into the afternoon hours.

Temps will be on the chiller side, ranging from 20 in the north to 30 in the south.

-Jack

Dynamic Storm To Impact The Region Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature the development of a dynamic storm system right along the Maine coast, which will result in a diverse mix of weather across the area. Because conditions will vary so much by area, see the paragraph with info for your subregion for details on what to expect.

Along the coast, heavy rain will fall with the chance for thunderstorms through midday. That heavy rain will change over to heavy snow a little later this afternoon for areas west of route one. Accumulations will range from a dusting at best east of rt1 to 1-3″ between route 1 and the turnpike. Temps will generally hover in the low to mid 30’s.

Inland, morning freezing rain will change over to snow. This process will happen generally from west to east. As snow takes over, expect quick accumulations as heavy banding dumps 1-3″ per hour. A general 3-6″ can be expected here, with lighter amounts closer to the coast. Temps will remain locked in the lower 30’s. Watch out for very slick surfaces (roads/driveways/sidewalks) as snow falls on top of ice that fell last night!

In the mountains, we got a lot of snow coming! Heavy bands are working their way up the mountain chain from Sunday River to Sugarloaf, and it’ll be dumping 1-3″ per hour for most of the day today as that band stalls and pivots. An additional 6-12″ are expected, with more in the higher terrain. Temps here will drift downwards from the low 30’s this morning into the upper 20’s by tonight.

The storm wraps up from SW to NE tonight with cold NW winds and upslope snow showers continuing into tomorrow.

-Jack

Morning Snow Clears To Afternoon Drizzle And Fog

Hello everyone!

Today will feature the first in a two part series of storm systems that will bring a myriad of impacts to the area, ranging from heavy snow in the north to ice in the foothills to rain in the south. Today’s system is already ongoing, and in fact actually wrapping up this morning.

Snow has already departed western NH as dry air races in aloft. Farther east, Maine has another couple hours to go before precip tapers off mid-morning. The midday and afternoon hours will bring a lull in precip, with just some off and on snow showers in the mountains. Isolated drizzle is possible along the coast, with freezing drizzle expected inland. This will make for slick roads even though it’s not snowing! Fog will also develop along the coast and just inland, leading to reduced visibility.

In total, another C-2″ can be expected for parts of Maine that haven’t seen snow stop yet. The mountains will see another 1-4″ today as upslope flow helps produce enough lifting for precip.

Tonight, look for more steady/heavy precip to develop as the next storm rolls in. That will bring rain -> snow along the coast, freezing rain -> snow inland, and pure powder for the mountains. More detailed info tomorrow morning.

-Jack

Clouds Advance Ahead Of Complex Storm Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature increasing clouds ahead of a complex two-part storm system which will arrive early tomorrow morning. Clouds will arrive first in NH this morning, with Maine holding onto the sunshine for a little longer. Temps will be on the colder side today as Canadian air moves in ahead of the storm, with highs ranging from 10 in the north to 25 in the south.

Snow will arrive from west to east late tonight, and will be in full swing tomorrow morning for the commute. Expect a general 3-6″ in northern and central areas from tomorrow’s snow, with 1-3″ in the south.

Snow pauses briefly Tuesday afternoon before the next storm quickly begins to arrive for Wednesday. That system will have much heavier precipitation, but some of it may fall as rain closer to the coast. More details to come in the next few days.

-Jack

Cold Air Moves In Today

Hello everyone!

Cold air is arriving today behind an incoming cold front. This front, and a subsequent reinforcing disturbance will bring snow showers to the mountains later this morning through the midday hours. Some of those snow showers may actually be able to make it down to the foothills/coastal plain heading into the early afternoon, though any accumulation of note will be limited to the higher terrain where upsloping will bring a few inches through tonight. NW winds will also pick up as these disturbances rotate through.

High temps today will range from 25 in the north to 40 in the south. Most areas will see overcast skies, but as downsloping takes hold this afternoon/evening, the coast should manage at least some sunnier breaks.

-Jack

Mild With Precip For Some Today

Hello everyone!

Generally milder temps will continue today across the area as low pressure moves north out of the Mid Atlantic and keeps any deep cold air locked away in Canada. That low will pass fairly close by to our south, but its precipitation shield won’t necessarily make it very far north.

Some freezing rain is falling across southern NH this morning, which will continue for the next couple hours before changing to rain. Ice accretion should remain below a tenth of an inch, which won’t be enough to cause any power outage worries, but will certainly be enough to cause some slick spots out on the roads.

Rain will try to move north into Maine this afternoon, probably with minimal success. The best chance of showers will be east of the Turnpike and south of Route 1. Any coastal showers will depart this evening, potentially after mixing briefly with sleet or snow. No accumulations are expected.

The mountains will stay dry and overcast today. High temps will range from the mid 30’s in the north to the lower 40’s in the south.

-Jack