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(PB = Peterborough, NH) - (KE = Keene, NH)

Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2019 6:31 PM

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330 PM EDT Sat Mar 23 2019

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Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-
Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-Interior York-
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Western And Central Hillsborough-
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Maine, New Hampshire, central New Hampshire, northern New
Hampshire, and southern New Hampshire.

This Afternoon and Tonight

West winds will gust to 35 or 40 mph through early evening and then diminish.

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Monday

A chance of rain before 9am, then isolated showers between 9am and 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

 

 

 

PB/KE: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

 

 


 

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

PB/KE: Mostly clear, with a low around 18. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

 


 

Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 40.

PB/KE: Sunny, with a high near 36.

 

 

Tuesday Night

Clear, with a low around 20.

PB/KE: Clear, with a low around 16.

 

 

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Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 29. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

PB/KE: Clear, with a low around 26. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

 


 

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 58. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

PB/KE: Sunny, with a high near 53. West wind 10 to 15 mph.


 

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

 

 

PB/KE: A chance of rain and snow showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.



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3/23 -  6:25 PM: Gusty winds will diminish a little tonight, but continue into Sunday. Clear and cold tonight, sunny and mild on Sunday. Highs will reach the upper 50s Sunday and there may be a few low 60° readings. A cold front drops south Sunday night/early Monday. Perhaps a few rain or rain/snow showers. Not expecting much precipitation. This will drop temps below normal averages through Wednesday. Sunny and dry through mid week with a warming trend late week.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
Gusty northwest flow continues in the wake of departing low
pressure. These winds will usher in colder air over the next
couple of days. But first mild weather is in store for Sunday as
sunshine and west winds help push readings into the 50s. The
stronger cold front approaches Sunday night. Some very light
snow is possible along the front but most noticeable will be
temperatures falling into the 30s for places Monday and Tuesday.
However, late in the week it looks like we may swing back in the
other direction towards warmer than normal.

SYNOPSIS...MA
Dry, windy and cold conditions prevail through tonight. Milder
temperatures arrive Sunday, but it will turn colder again Monday
into the middle of next week.

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...

* Dry through the week with high pressure building over the region
* Colder weather follows through mid week, then temperatures look to
rebound late next week

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3/23 -  9:13 AM: Light snow shower should end shortly. Mount Washington is reporting wind gusts to 93 MPH and wind chill readings of -22°. We'll warm into the 40s today with a gusty wind out of the NW thanks to the storm system from yesterday heading up in to the Maritimes. The sun will be out today and we'll be clear tonight as the winds die down. A brief warm up is expected for Sunday with highs in the mid and upper 50s! As is typical in the early spring, we'll cool back down on Monday as a lobe from the polar vortex crosses the region. That will cool us down into mid week, but warming again as we get to the 2nd half of the work week. There may be some slippery roads out there early this morning. Note: There are Avalanche warnings for the Mount Washington area. Also, a geomagnetic storm could push the northern lights far enough south this weekend to see here in NH, so keep looking up.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
Low pressure will shift northeast across the Canadian Maritimes,
and provide a gusty northwest flow today. High pressure builds
south of the region briefly on Sunday, with a cold front moving
through Sunday night and early Monday. A brief shot of cold air
moves in Tuesday, with a moderating trend on Wednesday, as high
pressure settles over New England. The highs shifts slowly
offshore for the end of the week and provides a warming trend
with continued fair weather.

SYNOPSIS...MA
Scattered snow showers will yield some minor accumulations mainly
across the high terrain before ending toward daybreak. Windy and
cold conditions prevail. After sunrise dry weather prevails but it
remains windy. Milder temperatures arrive Sunday, but it will
turn colder again Monday into the middle of next week.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/...
Highlights...

* Cold front brings rain late Sunday night and Monday, with
snow across the higher inland terrain
* Colder weather follows through mid week, then temperatures
look to rebound late next week

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Regional Weather Discussion ...

Across the Nation Today —
Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
315 AM EDT Sat Mar 23 2019

Valid 12Z Sat Mar 23 2019 - 12Z Mon Mar 25 2019

...Gusty winds to remain across the Northeast in the wake of a departing
coastal storm today...

...Showers and thunderstorms will move east from the Central Plains into
the Mid-Mississippi Valley through Sunday where major to historic river
flooding continues...

...Unsettled conditions expected out West with light to moderate
rain/mountain snow...

A strong coastal low which brought heavy snow to portions of New England
and heavy rain to the Mid-Atlantic region will continue to pull away from
the Northeast today, bringing any lingering showers along with it.
However, a remaining tight pressure gradient between the departing low and
high pressure situated over the Ohio Valley will aid in gusty winds for
much of the northern Mid-Atlantic and Northeast today with wind gusts
expected to range between 25 and 35 mph. Therefore, despite a fair degree
of sunshine expected, gusty winds combined with below average temperatures
from the Upper Ohio Valley into the Northeast will make for a cool start
to the first weekend of spring. Temperatures look to warm to near average
for Sunday before a strong cold front reaches northern New England by
Sunday night which will bring the beginning of a cold surge to much of the
eastern U.S. for early next week.

A storm system in the southern and central U.S. which was responsible for
severe weather in the Texas Panhandle on Friday will move east today and
Sunday. While widespread severe storms are not anticipated by the Storm
Prediction Center, a few stronger storms cannot be ruled out from portions
of the Southern Plains into the Ozarks this weekend. Elsewhere, light to
moderate rain will be possible atop sections of the Missouri and
Mississippi River Valleys which are experiencing major flooding but with
the heaviest rain likely focusing across southern locations from
Oklahoma/Texas into the Lower Mississippi Valley.

Across the western U.S., a weakening upper level disturbance will move
inland today bringing scattered rain and higher elevation snow from
California into the Great Basin, reaching the northern and central Rocky
Mountains on Sunday. The relatively weak nature of the storm system and a
lack of a better moisture feed should limit precipitation totals this
weekend. A stronger storm system is expected to bring another round of
rain and mountain snow to the West Coast Sunday night into Monday. At this
time, the greatest rainfall through Monday morning appears to set up from
southwestern Oregon into northern California with heavy snow for the
mountainous regions of northern California.

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