Another Generally Cool And Calm Day Today

Hello everyone!

Cool and calm weather is expected today as a cold front approaches from the west. Expect morning sunshine to gradually fade behind advancing cloud cover this afternoon as the front gets closer. Moisture associated with the front will touch off some flurries today, with the best chance for flakes in the mountains. The front will cross the area tonight with little fanfare, setting up an upslope/downslope day tomorrow. Highs will range from around 20 in the north to a little above freezing along the coast.

-Jack

Mostly Sunny With Cool Temps Today

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Canadian high pressure is in control of our weather today, meaning that we get to enjoy cooler temps and sunnier skies for most of the day. The exception to the sunny skies rule will be later this afternoon when clouds from a storm well offshore will spread northward into the area. The storm will develop too late to bring us any snow unfortunately though. High temps will range from the low 20’s in the north to the low 30’s in the south.

-Jack

Still Cool And Unsettled

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Today will feature continued below normal temps along with clouds and snow showers for the mountains. NW winds behind yesterday’s front will keep the upslope going through the day, with a weak upper level disturbance helping carry some of those flakes into the foothills this morning. Temps will range from the mid 20’s in the north to around 30 in the south, where sunnier skies are expected.

-Jack

Cool With Lots Of Clouds

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Today will start cool and cloudy, with a few lucky areas flipping that script briefly this afternoon. While warm air sits just above the surface, a very shallow cold airmass has temps in the low to mid 30’s across the region this morning. A cold front is set to move through the region today, and between the turbulence associated with the cold front and a little downsloping just behind it, coastal areas could break out into sunshine with quite mild temps for a couple of hours this afternoon. There’s a chance a few places in S NH make a run at 50! For most of the rest of the region though, we’ll go from it being cold ahead of the front to cold behind the front. Some clearing will take place downwind of the mountains this afternoon, while rain showers change to snow showers in the high terrain. Temps in the mountains will remain in the low to mid 30’s while temps along the coast will jump up into the low to mid 40’s this afternoon after the front arrives.

-Jack

A Chilly Rain Today

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Unfortunately the lovely snow falling inland this morning will be overrun by rain this afternoon as warm air moves north. That changeover has already occurred along the coast, and is forthcoming in the next couple hours inland. The northern mountains will hold onto the frozen precip types the longest, with a mix of sleet and freezing rain lasting until this evening. Temps will range from 35 in the north to 45 in the south. Rain will wrap up from SW to NE this evening.

-Jack

One More Cool Day

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We’ll get to enjoy one more day on the cooler side today as northwesterly breezes continue to filter through the region. Look for a weak upslope/downslope pattern with overcast skies NW of the mountains and partly to mostly sunny skies southeast of the mountains. High temps will range from 30 in the north to near 40 at the coast with dry conditions expected regionwide.

Ever curious what the upslope/downslope pattern I always talk about actually looks like? Here it is on satellite imagery this morning. You can see the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Washington and the Presidentials clearly interrupting the flow of the low clouds to the northwest. Other mountains that don’t stand out quite as much are accomplishing similar effects, for example Sugarloaf, Saddleback, and the Franconia Range in NH. Pretty cool stuff!

Much warmer weather unfortunately arrives tomorrow.

-Jack

Fairly Calm Today

Hello everyone!

A calm day is in store for the region today as low pressure drifts even farther off to our east and high pressure drifts slightly closer from the west. Light NW winds will keep the mountains the cloudiest and the coast the sunniest today, though even in southern areas some clouds will work in this afternoon as a very weak disturbance passes by overhead. Little if any in the way of precip is expected except perhaps for a flurry or two in the mountains. Temps will be seasonably cool, ranging from the upper 20’s in the north to the mid 30’s in the south.

-Jack

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

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