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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

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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.
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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: Friday, February 22, 2019 6:26 AM

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New Hampshire and Maine

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
431 AM EST Fri Feb 22 2019

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Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Franklin MA-
Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-Central Middlesex MA-
Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA-
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Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-
Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI-
431 AM EST Fri Feb 22 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northern Connecticut, all of
Massachusetts east of Berkshire County, and Rhode Island.

Saturday through Thursday.

Saturday night into Sunday ...

A wintry mess is forecast across much of Southern New England. A
brief burst of snow and sleet followed by a longer period of
freezing rain, especially across the interior and away from the
coastline. Greater concern is ice accretion on all surfaces beginning
Saturday night into the first-half of Sunday. Hazardous travel
impacts. At times, reductions to visibility.

Sunday night through Monday night ...

Strong, damaging winds, especially around Monday. Forecasting wind
gusts of 35 to 45 mph, possibly in excess of 50 mph. Anticipated
impacts of power outages and blocked roadways due to downed trees
and/or tree limbs. Wind headlines are likely.

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Thursday Night

 

 

 

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 42. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

PB/KE: Sunny, with a high near 39. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

 


 

Friday Night

Clear, with a low around 19. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

PB/KE: Clear, with a low around 17. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

 

 

Saturday

Increasing clouds, with a high near 43. Calm wind.

PB/KE: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.


 

Saturday Night

Snow, mainly after 10pm. Low around 28. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

 

 

PB/KE: Snow, mainly after 10pm. Low around 28. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.


 

Sunday

Snow and sleet before 8am, then rain. High near 41. East wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

 

 


PB/KE: Rain, snow and sleet, possibly mixed with freezing rain, becoming all rain after 11am. High near 36. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.

 


 

 

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

 

 

 

PB/KE: A 30 percent chance of rain before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

 



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Rich's Local Weather Discussion:

2/22 -  6:15 AM:  A sunny, breezy day ahead with seasonable temps in the upper 30s and low 40s. As the wind dies down tonight, temps will drop under clear skies into the upper teens. A sunny start to Saturday, seasonably cool in the low 40s with clouds on the increase in the afternoon. A storm, similar to the one we had yesterday, arrives Saturday night/Sunday. Another system will track to our west, so expect a wintry mix of precipitation followed by strong winds. Snow breaks out across southern NH after 10 PM Saturday night. Perhaps an inch or two of snow followed by a mix of sleet, freezing rain, rain and snow. There are some concerns of an ice storm to our south and west. This will be followed by very strong winds Sunday night into Monday morning. Stay tuned

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
High pressure will build across the region today and crest
overhead Saturday. A warm front will approach from the southwest
Saturday night and move into the region Sunday. A cold front
will will move off the coast Sunday night. A strong west to
northwesterly flow will develop Monday and continue through the
day Tuesday and subside Tuesday night. High pressure will build
over the region through much of the remainder of the week.

SYNOPSIS...MA
High pressure over the Great Lakes builds over New England
through tonight, then moves to our east Saturday. This will
bring a period of drier air and seasonably cool temperatures.
Wintry mess for Saturday night into Sunday. Windy Sunday night
through Tuesday, especially Monday when wind headlines are
possible. Colder than average Wednesday onward while monitoring
for any storm activity.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/...
*/ Highlights ...

- Another round of wintry weather early Saturday night into
Sunday
- Very windy Sunday night through Tuesday, potentially damaging
Monday
- Potential for some wet weather mid week

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2/21 -  6:17 PM: High pressure builds into the region form tonight through Saturday morning. Temps will drop below freezing tonight so any standing water will freeze. A sunny Friday with highs around 40° will melt more of the snow pack here in the Monadnocks. Colder Friday night with lows in the upper teens to low 20s. A storm, similar to the one we had today, arrives Saturday night/Sunday. Another system that will track to our west, so expect a wintry mix of precipitation followed by strong winds. Stay tuned. I am working on the every Thursday night weekend out look e-mail blast. It will be out shortly. Sign up below

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
High pressure will gradually build in from the west tonight
through Friday night. High pressure will crest over the region
on Saturday before shifting offshore. A warm front will approach
from the southwest Saturday night and will lift into the region
on Sunday...quickly followed by a cold front. A secondary cold
front will drop south through the region late Sunday night and
Monday. A strong northwest flow will set up across the region
Monday afternoon and will persist through Monday night and into
Tuesday. Winds will subside Tuesday afternoon as high pressure
builds in from the west. Low pressure will passes south of the
region Wednesday and Wednesday night.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...

High Impact Weather Potential:
* Snow to potential mixed precipitation daybreak Sunday through
Sunday evening.
* Advisory level winds possible late Sunday night into Monday.

SYNOPSIS...MA
High pressure over the Great Lakes builds over New England thru
Friday night, then moves to the east on Saturday. This will bring
a period of drier air and seasonably cool temperatures. Wintry mess
for Saturday night into Sunday. Windy Sunday night through Tuesday,
especially Monday when wind headlines are possible. Colder than
average Wednesday onward while monitoring for any storm activity.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...

*/ Highlights ...

- Wintry mess Saturday night into Sunday, prolonged freezing rain
- Windy Sunday night thru Tuesday, esp Monday, headlines possible
- Cold pattern Wednesday onward, watching for any storms

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Regional Weather Discussion ...

Manchester NH:

It looks like we'll have fair skies for the next few days, then the next system brings a wintry mix to New Hampshire for the second half of the weekend.

Today will be a partly to mostly sunny day from north to south along with temps in the 30s to lower 40s. You notice the northwesterly breeze too.

The weekend starts off pleasant enough with lots of sunshine Saturday. It will be seasonable with highs in the low 30s north to around 40 south.

The next storm will roll in during the predawn hours of Sunday morning with snow and a wintry mix. Sunday will feature any early morning snow or mix going over to rain in southern NH while morning snow changes to a wintry mix in northern areas. The exact track will determine how much frozen precipitation we see before rain , but right now it looks like an inch or two is possible in southern and central NH before the changeover with nearly 6 inches possible in some northern areas.

In the wake of that storm, Monday will be windy with scattered snow showers up north and partial sunshine elsewhere. That gusty wind will usher in much colder air for most of next week.

Have a great weekend!

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