RichLefko.com

Detailed and accurate weather for New England. PLEASE support us by using our sponsors.
See the number of site visitors below. Are YOU visitor #200,000?? Subscribe to our weather alert e-mail.

Site News & Updates...



See the April 2019 Almanac

I've updated the monthly Rainfall/Snowfall stats

81 Severe Weather Survival Tips Every Homeowner Must Know - Family Handyman

Two tornadoes reported in MA July 26

See the 2018 Hurricane Season Tracking Page

See the Final 2017 Hurricane Recap

LIVE RADAR - See the Regional Radar Here!!!

See our revamped sponsor ads below
USE THIS LINK!!!!! AMAZON.COM

Or this one for OWC
(Just click through and then order)
Try our Amazon and OWC links below
(No cost to you, but helps the site)

Read the feature article about RichLefko.com in the Keene NH Sentinel

Keene Sentiinel Mention

You can always see my current weather reading for Peterborough, NH at WeatherCloud.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuff to make using the site easier ..

I use abbreviations for many things:
PB = Peterborough
KE = Keene NH
Precip = Precipitation
SWS = Special Weather Statements
I will continue to add more to this list as I think of them.
I update the forecasts by 7AM and 7PM each day...more frequently if some weather thing is going on. On weekends by 9AM.
Make sure your browser is set to allow "pop-ups" from this site. I use them extensively and there is no danger of any viruses or anything like that.

I am based in Peterborough, NH, but the main forecasts (for now) are for Nashua, NH and the region. I send out an e-mail every Thursday that covers the upcoming weekend forecast. I also send out advisories when issued by the NWS to this list. You will NEVER get SPAM or e-mail from anyone else. I don't share my mail list with anyone. If you'd like to be a part of that mailing, send your e-mail address to: Mail List

What is a "ShortWave"?

Also known as Shortwave Trough; a disturbance in the mid or upper part of the atmosphere which induces upward motion ahead of it. If other conditions are favorable, the upward motion can contribute to thunderstorm development ahead of a shortwave.

MCS = Mesoscale Convective System (Bunch of thunderstorms)

Follow WeatherguyNH on Twitter


MacHighway - Web Hosting for Mac Users, by Mac Users, Since 1997

 

How I started...

I've been a weather hobbyist all of my life. As a child, I used to stand outside in the rain during thunderstorms just to watch the lightning. Back in the '70s getting weather information was a chore. I remember listening to NWS broadcasts during hurricane season and plotting these on a piece of paper. After moving to New England I finally bought my first real weather station made by Davis Instruments. I began to record daily weather data in a journal. I had a few people, where I work, who knew I was a weather nut, ask me to send them an e-mail on the weekend forecast. So two grew to five then 15, then 40, and now my Thursday weekend mail list reaches over 200+ people. I took some web programming classes in the late '90s and a few years after that RichLefko.com was born. I wanted to share my hobby with anyone who was interested, and I am quite overwhelmed with how many people seem to be interested. I've gotten so many "thank you's" for a variety of reasons..."saved my party", "saved my wedding", "saved my life." It's been fun and rewarding all at the same time.
Thanks for visiting RichLefko.com. Please tell your friends and family.

 

 

 

 

Your Information Source for Weather in New England!!   


Breaking Weather Headlines:

Light showers tonight - Drizzle Friday - Mild - Showers Friday Night

...Heavy Rain May Produce Flooding this Weekend...

Flood Watch NH/ME/NY/MA

Chicago sees biggest snowfall this late in the season in more than 50 years

'Pollmageddon' spotted blanketing North Carolina before downpour, amid rough allergy season

Help Keep Wildlife Wild — Leave Young Animals Alone

New Hampshire Frogs and Salamanders: They’re Back and On the Move!

*Site Hints*
(There is a new "Weather History" graphic each day in the "Daily History" panel below)
(See the daily national extremes and the most active weather spot around
the globe each day in the "Daily Extremes" panel below.)
(See "Links of Interest" for interesting acticles)

Note: The radar panel below has been restored and enhanced!


See my detailed instrument readings

Share

See our sponsor ads at the bottom of this page.

Weather Graphics  

Patchy Drizzle - Mostly Cloudy - Mild

Heavy rain to our west slowly moves east

Rain slowly tracks east

Showers - Maybe some sunny breaks

Warming up

Severe Weather

Easter Outlook - Wet in New England

Current Radar

See the Radar Page for more views

New England Radar


National Radar

This Day in Weather History


Today's Daily Extremes

Picture of the Week

I will be posting pixs of weather and non-weather events.
Got a nice/cool picture you'd like to share? Send it along with details to weathermail@mac.com

Putting the size of a Whale in perspective

 

 

See the Local Weather Discussion below...

 

Welcome to Spring in New England


Summer arrives on June 21, 2019 at 11:54 AM EDT

Laugh for Today
You might be a Red neck if...
You call the stains on your sofa "the Pattern"

— Comedian Jeff Foxworthy

Rich's Local Weather Discussion
Regional Weather Discussion

Your Daily Forecast 3 Days at a Time

Updates twice per day, weekdays, by 7:00AM and again by 7:30PM- 9AM/7PM on Weekends
Forecasts are for Southern NH (Nashua) with other locations noted.
(PB = Peterborough, NH) - (KE = Keene, NH)

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:11 PM

If the Advisory logo above is flashing, go to the Advisories link in the navigation menu,
which can be found on left side of the page. Or click on the links below.

See any Hazardous Weather Outlooks below

Flood Watches - NH/ME/NY/MA- 6PM - 4/18


Click on any links above to go to the warning pages

New Hampshire and Maine

Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Gray ME
304 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

MEZ018-NHZ010-012-013-191915-
Interior York-Strafford-Eastern Hillsborough-Interior Rockingham-
304 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southwest Maine, central New
Hampshire and southern New Hampshire.

Friday through Wednesday.

Locally heavy rain is possible on Saturday and Saturday
night...leading to significant rises on area rivers and the
potential for ponding of water on roadways.

Massachusetts

None

Subscribe to my Weather Alert/Weekend Forecast E-Mail list: Use this link.

Sign up for Weather Alerts and Weekend Forecasts.
Use this link. Stop at any time. You control it.

Now optimized for hand held devices, computers, and tablets! No junk. no spam, ever.

 

Monday

 

 

 

 


 

Monday Night

 

 


 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Night

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

 


 

Wednesday Night

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

Thursday Night

A chance of showers, mainly before 8pm, then areas of drizzle with a slight chance of showers after 1am. Areas of fog after 1am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 48. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

PB/KE: A chance of showers before 7pm, then areas of drizzle with a chance of showers after 7pm. Areas of fog after 7pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 54 by 5am. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday

Areas of drizzle and fog before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

PB/KE: Areas of drizzle and fog before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.


 

Friday Night

Showers likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

 

 

PB: Showers, mainly after 10pm. Low around 60. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

KE: Showers, mainly after 9pm. Low around 59. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

 

 

Saturday

Rain. Patchy fog before 11am. High near 68. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

PB/KE: Rain. Patchy fog before 11am. High near 64. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

 

 


 

Saturday Night

Rain. Patchy fog. Low around 53. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

 

 

PB: Rain likely. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 50. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

 

 

KE: Rain likely. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 50. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

 


Sunday

A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.

 

 

 

PB/KE: A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.

 


 

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

PB/KE: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.

 



Your weekend forecast is always posted on the Thursday morning before the weekend
To see an extended forecast for your zone, look at the Extended Forecast page. 

Links of Interest

How do they do that?
So thats how make chains.



Just one in 50 people can see stars as Nature intended because the night skies are
being masked under veil of light pollution, cosmic census shows - Daily Mail
See the current monthly Rainfall & Snowfall data - RichLefko.com
First-ever black hole image revealed - Fox Science
Great white shark charges at diver in terrifying moment captured on film - Fox News
Black hole picture captured for first time in space breakthrough - The Guardian
Tourists in Iceland flee giant wave following collapse of glacier
- Fox News
Apocalyptic water tornado speeds towards city leaving buildings in ruins - Mirror
See the April 2019 Almanac - RichLefko.com Link
15 Scariest Bridges in the World - Destinantion Tips
81 Severe Weather Survival Tips Every Homeowner Must Know - Family Handyman
TOXIC LEGACY Poisonous dust from 9/11 attack has given almost 10,000 New Yorkers cancer - The Sun
Interested in Apple stuff? iPhones, Macs, etc? See all of my articles at MyMac.com
Got a link to share? Send it to me - RichLefko

Share

Rich's Local Weather Discussion:

4/18 -  7:08 PM:  We have drizzle falling here in the Monadnocks this evening as a warm front lifts north. This front will stall as it reaches Canada then a moist southerly flow of sir will persist over the region through the weekend. Friday will feature mild temps, upper 60s and low 70s, after some morning showers. There may be a bit of sunshine. There will be several rounds of showers and a heavy rain Saturday, with a cold front crossing on Sunday that will end the precipitation, but not before it ruins the Easter Holiday. Oh well. With Spring, you just never know. It will be mild through the weekend with sunshine returning next week. There are flood Watches up from Cheshire county NH north and west. It has been raining to our west much of the day.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
A warm front will lift north through the region this evening.
While this front stalls in southern Canada, a moist southerly
flow will persist over New England through the weekend. Several
rounds of showers will be possible as low pressure tracks
northward to the west of New England. A cold front on Sunday
will finally bring the wet weather to an end. Another cold front
drops in from the northwest Monday night and Tuesday. High
pressure will briefly build over the region Wednesday. A weak
weather disturbance will cross the region Thursday

SHORT TERM /6 AM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
High Impact Weather Potential:

* Locally heavy rain possible near the international border Friday
night.
* Areas of fog possible again Friday night.

SYNOPSIS...MA
A warm front lifts through Southern New England tonight and then
moves off to the north Friday. Warmer and more humid conditions
will stay with us Friday along with patchy light rain and drizzle
at times. A period of heavy rainfall is possible late Friday night
into Saturday night as slow moving low pressure approaches from
the west. The low pressure moves slowly across New England into
early next week. Off and on rain chances, perhaps a midweek dry
period before additional shower chances emerge late week into
the following weekend.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...

*/ Highlights ...

- Saturday into Sunday, river flood concerns along with potential
urban / poor drainage flooding ... also potential coastal flood
issues along S-coastal New England

- Monday into Tuesday, scattered shower activity along with cooler
conditions prevails beneath the slow moving area of low pressure

- Wednesday onward, cooler conditions with shower chance could
possibly prevail

Sign up for Weather Alerts and Weekend Forecasts. Use this link.
Or scroll down and use the form below!
Stop at any time. You control it.

Now optimized for hand held devices, computers, and tablets! No junk. no spam, ever.
Scroll down and fill out the form!

4/18 - 6:33 AM: If you check out the history panel today, this was the day of the great San Francisco Earthquake in 1906. Some light showers will be moving into the Monadnocks this morning. Expect a cloudy day with some light drizzle and showers. This will be the pattern into the upcoming Easter weekend as a warm front lifts north and encounters a stalled front over Southern Canada. Bouts of rain, some heavy, will impact the region through Easter Sunday. It will be on the mild side, but some of the rain will be heavy with Flood Watches up for Cheshire County NH and areas to our north into Maine. Up to 2" of rainfall is possible through Sunday. Dry weather doesn't return until Monday at the earliest. I will be sending out the every Thursday weekend outlook e-mail blast tonight. Sign up and join us below. Tornadoes are possible along the Gulf Coast and the SE coast from this system.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
A warm front will lift north through the region today. While
this front stalls in southern Canada, a moist southerly flow
will persist over New England through the weekend. Several
rounds of showers will be possible as low pressure tracks
northward to the west of New England. A cold front on Sunday
will finally bring the wet weather to an end. Another cold front
drops in from the northwest Monday night.

SYNOPSIS...MA
An approaching warm front will bring a few showers today,
especially in the afternoon. The warm front lifts to the north
tonight into Friday followed by warmer and more humid
conditions along with patchy light rain and drizzle at times.
A period of heavy rainfall is possible late Friday night into
Saturday night as slow moving low pressure approaches from the
west. The low pressure moves across New England Sunday. Off and
on rain chances continue through Tuesday, then expecting drier
conditions during the middle of next week.

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

* Showers at times Friday night through Sunday with heavy rain
potential Fri night and Sat
* Drier but lingering shower chances next week

- 1/1/2019 - New Website design is in process. Suggestions? What do you want to see?
Support RichLefko.com by becoming a sponsor. We accept donations as well. Help me remain on the web.

To those wanting to subscribe to the weather alerts and Weekend Outlook e-mails: The link was broken, but is fixed now. Please try again!!

Sign up for Weather Alerts and Weekend Forecasts. Use this link.
Or scroll down and use the form below!
Stop at any time. You control it.

Now optimized for hand held devices, computers, and tablets! No junk. no spam, ever.
Scroll down and fill out the form!!


Help those affected by natural disasters


Regional Weather Discussion ...

Manchester NH —
A warm front crosses New Hampshire Thursday setting up some shower chances into the weekend with milder temperatures.

Thursday will have quite a few more clouds and a chance of a passing shower or two. It will be cooler with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s for many with a light SSE wind.

A few showers and some drizzle will be possible Thursday night before breaks of sun develop Friday, a southerly wind picks up, and temperatures soar in the afternoon (60s to lower 70s south, cooler at the coastline).

Periods of rain are most likely with the next system Friday into Saturday with any early rain or showers likely giving way to some partial sun on Easter Sunday. Weekend temperatures should top off in the 60s both days for most locations. The combination of the warmer temperatures, snowmelt in the mountains and North country and up to 1 inch of rain has prompted a flood watch for this weekend. Rivers in the northern half of New Hampshire are expected to rise near or above flood stage.

These "discussions" are from the NWS, or WMUR Manchester NH, or me.

 

Join our growing E-Mail list:

 

Join our E-mail alert list
Subscribe to the e-mail warning list. You'll get an E-mail every Thursday with links to the weekend forecast.
Also, when stormy weather is threatening, you'll get an e-mail alert.
You'll NEVER get spam, I don't give away e-mail addresses. This is a hobby.
Subscribe to our Weather Alerts/Weekend Forecast E-Mail list: Click here
(If the link does not open your e-mail program, just send an e-mail to: Weathermail@mac.com)

This e-mail is now optimized for mobile devices and your computer

BTW, we do not sell, trade, give away, post, whisper, dream about, tattoo, print
or share your e-mail addresses with anyone...EVER!

When you subscribe, your address goes directly to me, not some service.
Subscribe once and get all e-mails and warnings!
Yes, you can subscribe to multiple addresses, home, office etc...

See a sample here.

Sign up for Weather Alerts and Weekend Forecasts.
Use this link. Stop at any time. You control it.

Now optimized for hand held devices, computers, and tablets!

You can also reach this site at: MyWeatherstuff.com

RichLefko.com visitors support the Wounded Warrior Project
with help from Peters Nissan of Nashua NH - Join us - Details
"WWP has helped me regain my self-worth ... My family is getting their husband and father back." — Wounded Warrior

Watch a "Thank You" from our Wounded Warriors

Help RichLefko.com continue to support the
Wounded Warrior Project. Follow this link.


RichLefko.com needs a couple of new sponsors.
Check out our low prices.
Know someone who owns a small business?
I also accept donations
.

Need a Domain Name or want to transfer to a lower cost service?
I use @hover to register my domains and I think you should too!
Try them out:


Using this link helps RichLefko.com

Do you "tweet?" Follow WeatherguyNH on Twitter@WeatherguyNH   Google us:

We are approaching our 200,000th visitor. Please E-mail me a screenshot if that is you!
(Win a very small thank you prize when you send me a screenshot. Closest to 200,000, up to 200,010.


Congratulations to Derek of Temple NH who became our 195,000th visitor.
Who will be the 200,000th visitor?? You?? Send me a screen shot if you are within 200,000-200,010.
Win a very small thank you prize when you send me a screenshot. Closest to 200,000 (Up to 200,010).

Help support RichLefko.com by visiting our sponsors page. Let them know that you found them through RichLefko.com.