Quiet And Cooler Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature quieter and cooler weather as high pressure slowly slides into the region from the west. NW flow will remain in place on the leading edge of that high, so we’ll enjoy a classic upslope/downslope setup today with overcast conditions in the mountains and clearer skies for the foothills/coastal plain. While clouds in the mountains may thin a bit this afternoon, the overall pattern will remain in place until the winds shift on Sunday. Temps will be on the cooler side as a cooler airmass arrives from Canada, with highs ranging from 25 in the north to 40 in the south.

-Jack

Snow Slowly Clears Today

Hello everyone, and happy Thanksgiving!

Today will feature slowly improving weather as last night’s storm exits through the Gulf of Maine. Expect morning snow showers to slowly taper off over the next few hours as drier air moves in from the northwest. It’ll take a few more hours for breaks in the cloud cover to develop, but most of the area should see at least partial sunshine by this afternoon. The sunniest spots will be in SE NH and along the SW ME coastline, while the mountains will remain cloudiest. High temps will range from 30 in the north to 40 in SE NH, though a brisk NNW wind (25-35 mph) will make it feel a bit cooler.

-Jack

Next Messy Storm Arrives Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature the arrival of our next storm system as low pressure moves through the Great Lakes. Morning sunshine across eastern parts of the area will be relatively short-lived as a result, with overcast skies expected region-wide by noon. Precipitation will lag behind the clouds by another few hours, with rain arriving in New Hampshire around 5 PM. Rain will continue to spread NE this evening, reaching northeastern parts of the area around 9-10 PM.

While rain will be the predominant precipitation type for most of the area at the beginning of this storm, snow is expected in the mountains. The best bet for snow this evening will be north of Route 2, but the White Mountains should see a changeover to snow tonight. As far as snow accumulations go, the mountains will generally see 3-6″, with a sharp dropoff in accumulations as you head south. Coastal areas might see some flakes early tomorrow morning, but no accumulations are expected.

High temps will range from 35 in the north to around 50 in SE NH.

-Jack

Quiet And Warm Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature warmer weather and generally quiet conditions as our next storm system begins to gather strength over the Plains, too far west for immediate impacts. Expect more sun than clouds this morning, with the balance shifting in favor of the cloud cover this afternoon as a very weak cold front enters the region. The sunshine will heat our already-mild airmass quite a bit, with highs ranging from around 40 in the north to around 55 in SE NH. A late day sprinkle or flurry can’t be ruled out in the mountains as that front moves through, but overall today looks quite dry.

-Jack

Nicer Weather Returns Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature the return of nicer weather as yesterday’s storm moves into Nova Scotia. WNW flow behind the storm will set up a typical upslope/downslope pattern with overcast skies in and northwest of the mountains while the foothills and coastal regions enjoy ample sunshine. The sunshine combined with a lack of cold air behind the storm will boost temps into the mid to upper 40’s for the coastal plain. The mountains will remain stuck in the mid to upper 30’s due to the clouds and fresh snowpack.

-Jack

Quick-Hitting Coastal Storm Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature the passage of a potent but quick-hitting coastal storm which will be moving swiftly from New Jersey into the Gulf of Maine. The storm will be strong enough to bring bands of heavy precipitation to the area, but won’t have enough cold air to produce heavy snow outside the mountains.

Precipitation is already falling in southwestern parts of the region as of this writing at 8:15 AM. Most reports from areas outside the NH Seacoast indicate that precipitation will start as a wintry mix even along the coastline before warmer air gradually works in from the East. Thus if you’re heading out this morning, take it slow and watch for slick spots on the roads.

Precipitation will remain on the lighter side this morning, but will ramp up considerably in intensity this afternoon. Heavy rain can be expected along the coastal plain while heavy snow falls in the mountains. The foothills will see “the kitchen sink” falling from the sky as cold air tries to hang on in the valleys while warm air surges in aloft. At this point, heavy precipitation rates appear to mitigate any power outage concerns posed by freezing rain, though roads will be quite slick.

If you’re curious about snowfall accumulations, I’d expect 4-8” in the mountains, 2-4” in the interior part of the foothills, and perhaps a dusting-1” closer to the coastline.

Here’s a look at the HRRR’s forecast for the storm showing heavy rain developing along the coast today while heavy snow falls in the mountains.

Rain and snow will wrap up from west to East tonight. High temps today will range from 30 in the north to around 40 along the NH Seacoast.

-Jack

Nice Weather Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature nice weather before our next storm system arrives from the southwest tomorrow. Look for mostly sunny skies and seasonable temps, as well as light winds across pretty much the whole area. The one exception to these general themes will be the late-day advance of some high clouds into NH and SW ME. High temps will range from 30 in the northern mountains to 45 along the NH Seacoast.

Enjoy the beautiful weather today! Rain and snow will arrive tomorrow with the highest totals >6″ expected in the mountains.

-Jack

Reliably hype-free weather info for Western Maine and New Hampshire from amateur forecaster Jack Sillin

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