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.

Warmer Today (For Some)

Hello everyone!

We’ve finally kicked the persistent onshore flow pattern that left us in the cloudy/showery weather for much of the past few weeks. Today, we’ll see the atmosphere make an attempt at authentic spring-like weather, though that attempt will only be successful for some of the area.

Most of the region is under a solid overcast this morning, with some showers in both northeastern and far southern areas. Both areas will continue to see rainy weather for at least the first half of the day. As we move into the afternoon, some sunshine will attempt to break through the clouds in New Hampshire as warm air tries a bit harder to push to the north. That sunshine will lead to increasing temps, and thus increasing instability. A few showers and perhaps a thunderstorm will make use of that instability this evening, so keep that in mind if you have outdoor plans. Showers and storms will weaken as they move NE into Maine after sunset.

High temps will depend largely on where you are in the region today. In the northern mountains and areas NE of Waterville, you’ll struggle to get to the 50 degree mark. Portland, Lewiston, and Berlin NH will trace out roughly the 60 degree isotherm (line of equal temperature) while the CT Valley and parts of NH south of the White Mountains get into the low to mid 70’s.

Both warm weather and thunderstorm activity will spread northeast tomorrow.

-Jack

Back To The Cooler And Wetter Weather Today

Hello everyone!

We’re back to our regularly scheduled programming today in terms of cool temps, cloudy skies, and the chance for precipitation. Showers are ongoing across much of the area this morning, and will slowly move east by lunchtime. A few dry hours can be expected early afternoon before another round of showers approaches for the evening. This second round will be a bit more scattered, so don’t be surprised if you don’t happen to encounter a shower. That said, those showers that do form will feature heavier rain than what we’re seeing this morning, so be prepared for a brief downpour before we return to drier conditions to start the overnight hours.

Temps will range from 45 in the north and along the immediate coastline to 70 in interior SW NH.

-Jack

Making Progress Towards Better Weather Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature temps still on the cool side, but at least we won’t be dealing with overcast skies and rain. In fact, most of the area looks to be enjoying sunshine this morning and while clouds will come and go on the back side of our slowly departing storm system, we’ll no longer be stuck in perpetual grayness. Temps will even nudge a little higher compared to yesterday, ranging from 50 in the north to 65 in Southern NH. Cooler temps will also be found near the coastline.

-Jack

Still Cool, Still (Mostly) Cloudy

Hello everyone!

More of the same cool and unsettled weather is on tap for today as an upper level low drifts ever so slowly off to the east. Temps will be a bit warmer than yesterday, but that’s not saying much. In the mountains, look for highs in the low 40’s with low 50’s farther south. Clouds will remain abundant above the region for most of the day, though some sunny breaks are possible especially in NH as we move into the afternoon. Spotty showers will remain confined to northern parts of the area today, with most of us staying dry.

-Jack

Cold Rain And Mountain Snow Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature continued cold and unsettled conditions as low pressure moves northeast past Cape Cod. Amazingly, we’ll be watching for precip type changes despite the fact that it’s mid-May. The best chance of snowflakes will be above 1,500 feet in the foothills and mountains. The Camden Hills will also get in on the snow. Accumulations will range from nothing in the valleys to over 6″ above 4,000 feet. High temps will range from 35 in the mountains to just above 40 along the coast. Happy spring!

Will it get warm any time soon? That depends largely on your threshold for ‘warm’, but if it’s anywhere above 70, it will likely be a while.

-Jack

Another Cool, Cloudy, But Mainly Dry Day Today

Hello everyone!

Strong Canadian high pressure remains anchored to our NE this morning while low pressure develops over the Mid Atlantic. The high will hold just enough sway over our weather this morning to allow for some sunshine, especially across NE parts of the area. As the day goes on, expect clouds to once again move in from the southwest. The high will also be feeding cold air southwestward, leading to another day of chilly temps right around 50 region-wide.

Precipitation appears to hold off until the evening hours for SW NH and the overnight hours for Maine. I’ll cover this more tomorrow morning, but be aware that if you’re at an elevation above 1,500 feet or so, this storm will be a snowy one for you. Flakes could even mix down to lower elevations if dynamics are strong enough. Happy spring!

-Jack

Back To Cool And Unsettled Weather Today

Hello everyone!

I hope you enjoyed the one day of nice weather, because most of us are headed back to our more dreary pattern today ahead of a coastal storm that’s more reminiscent of November than May. Morning sunshine across northern parts of the area will fade quickly this afternoon, but areas NE of Augusta actually should squeeze in a decent day of partial sunshine and temps around 60. Conditions will deteriorate as you head SW, with highs in SW NH struggling to get above 40. Steady rain will also develop here over the next couple hours, continuing through most of the rest of the day. Thankfully, the rain won’t make it that far north, likely sticking south of NH route 101.

The rest of us will get our cold rain starting tomorrow afternoon.

-Jack