Detailed and accurate weather for New England. PLEASE support us by using our sponsors.

Site News ...

Welcome to the NEW RichLefko.com. I'm very excited about the new site layout. I hope you are as well. There are some links in the main menu panel that will NOT take you anywhere, These links will ALL work as I continue to add content in the days and weeks ahead. If you find anything that doesn't work as you'd expect, please let me know by sending me an email at: EMAIL LINK.
As more content becomes available, I'll let you know.
One last thing, PLEASE, PLEASE visit the sponsor links and TELL them you found them at RichLefko.com.
Thanks for visiting.....Come back again soon.

Stuff to make using the site easier ..

I use abbreviations for many things:
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.

I am based in Peterborough, NH, but the main forecasts (for now) are for Nashua, NH and the region. I send out an email 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 emails 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 email address to: Mail List

 

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 yous" 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 Source for Everything I'm Interested in !!


Weather Alerts

 

Winter Storm Watch Statements for the Region
Snowfall Estimate Maps are available here


Last updated: Monday, February 11, 2019 6:08 PM

Bookmark and Share

Winter Storm Watches
Scroll down to see ALL of the Watches
Visit the Snow and Ice Page for Estimated Snow Accumulations

Winter Storm Watch

NH South

 

Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
304 PM EST Mon Feb 11 2019

...WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY...

.Low pressure forming over the central plains will move up the
Ohio River Valley on Tuesday, pushing a warm front towards the
area. Snowfall will start quickly Tuesday afternoon into the
evening from southwest to northeast, and become heavy at times
overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. By Wednesday morning warm air
aloft may result in a changeover to a mix of sleet and rain for
parts of New Hampshire south of the White Mountains and along the
coast into western Maine. Despite that mix, a widespread plowable
snowfall is expected. Snow will come to an end Wednesday morning
from southwest to northeast.

NHZ005>015-120415-
/O.EXT.KGYX.WS.A.0004.190212T1800Z-190213T1800Z/
Southern Grafton-Southern Carroll-Sullivan-Merrimack-Belknap-
Strafford-Cheshire-Eastern Hillsborough-Interior Rockingham-
Coastal Rockingham-Western And Central Hillsborough-
Including the cities of Lebanon, Lyme, Ashland, Ellsworth,
Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Wakefield, Bridgewater, Brookfield,
Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro, Moultonborough, Claremont,
Cornish, Unity, Croydon, Goshen, Grantham, Lempster, Newport,
Charlestown, Boscawen, Canterbury, Concord, Dunbarton, Loudon,
Hooksett, Laconia, Gilford, Meredith, Barrington, Rochester,
Dover, Rollinsford, Somersworth, Durham, Madbury, Gilsum, Keene,
Marlow, Sullivan, Surry, Jaffrey, Manchester, Pelham, Nashua,
Salem, Atkinson, Newton, Plaistow, Chester, Derry, Hampstead,
Exeter, Greenland, Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Hampton Falls,
North Hampton, Seabrook, Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon,
Goffstown, Peterborough, Sharon, Hollis, and Weare
304 PM EST Mon Feb 11 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible, mixing with sleet and rain through
the south. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 5 to 8 inches
and ice accumulations of a light glaze possible.

* WHERE...Portions of central and southern New Hampshire.

* WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

==========================================================

MA Central/Northeast:

Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
333 PM EST Mon Feb 11 2019

...WINTER WEATHER IMPACTS FOR THE TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO EVENING
COMMUTE...

.Onset snow will transition to a wintry mix of mostly sleet then
to freezing rain across interior Southern New England beginning
around noon Tuesday, ending early to mid morning Wednesday. Along
the coast, will see snow transition to sleet before mixing with
and changing over to rain. Biggest concern are the impacts for
the Tuesday afternoon into evening commute. Hazardous travel
conditions with slick roadways, especially if left untreated, are
expected. Also reductions in visibility with any snow or sleet,
especially as snowfall rates of around an inch an hour are
forecast during onset.

MAZ005>007-013>016-120445-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.A.0003.190212T1900Z-190213T0600Z/
Central Middlesex MA-Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-
Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-Suffolk MA-
Eastern Norfolk MA-
Including the cities of Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester,
Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Boston, and Quincy
333 PM EST Mon Feb 11 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation, initially snow transitioning over
to sleet and then mixing with freezing rain. Snow
accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to
two tenths of an inch are possible.

* WHERE...Portions of eastern and northeastern Massachusetts.

* WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through late Tuesday night,
especially during the Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening
commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Expect significant, potentially high end
travel impacts late Tuesday. Prepare accordingly and plan on
slippery road conditions and reductions to visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

================================================================

MA North West & Central:

Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
333 PM EST Mon Feb 11 2019

...WINTER WEATHER IMPACTS FOR THE TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO EVENING
COMMUTE...

.Onset snow will transition to a wintry mix of mostly sleet then
to freezing rain across interior Southern New England beginning
around noon Tuesday, ending early to mid morning Wednesday. Along
the coast, will see snow transition to sleet before mixing with
and changing over to rain. Biggest concern are the impacts for
the Tuesday afternoon into evening commute. Hazardous travel
conditions with slick roadways, especially if left untreated, are
expected. Also reductions in visibility with any snow or sleet,
especially as snowfall rates of around an inch an hour are
forecast during onset.

MAZ002>004-008>012-026-120445-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.A.0003.190212T1700Z-190213T1200Z/
Western Franklin MA-Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-
Western Hampshire MA-Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-
Eastern Hampden MA-Southern Worcester MA-Northern Middlesex MA-
Including the cities of Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,
Fitchburg, Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton,
Springfield, Milford, Worcester, and Ayer
333 PM EST Mon Feb 11 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation, initially snow transitioning over
to sleet and then mixing with freezing rain. Snow
accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to
two tenths of an inch are possible.

* WHERE...Portions of central, eastern and western Massachusetts.

* WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning,
especially during the Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening
commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Expect significant, potentially high end
travel impacts late Tuesday. Prepare accordingly and plan on
slippery road conditions and reductions to visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

 

===================================================

NH/ME North and East:

Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
304 PM EST Mon Feb 11 2019

...WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY...

.Low pressure forming over the central plains will move up the
Ohio River Valley on Tuesday, pushing a warm front towards the
area. Snowfall will start quickly Tuesday afternoon into the
evening from southwest to northeast, and become heavy at times
overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. By Wednesday morning warm air
aloft may result in a changeover to a mix of sleet and rain for
parts of New Hampshire south of the White Mountains and along the
coast into western Maine. Despite that mix, a widespread plowable
snowfall is expected. Snow will come to an end Wednesday morning
from southwest to northeast.

MEZ007>009-012>014-120415-
/O.UPG.KGYX.WS.A.0004.190212T2100Z-190214T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KGYX.WS.W.0004.190213T0000Z-190213T1800Z/
Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-
Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-
Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron,
Middle Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Coburn Gore, Davis, Oquossoc,
Rangeley, Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, New Portland, Brassua,
Long Pond, Moosehead, Pittston Farm, Seboomook, Bingham, Jackman,
Bethel, Bryant Pond, Hanover, Locke Mills, Milton, Newry,
Rumford, Norway, Fryeburg, Oxford, Farmington, New Sharon,
New Vineyard, Temple, Wilton, Chesterville, Jay, Athens,
Cornville, Skowhegan, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Embden, and Madison
304 PM EST Mon Feb 11 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM TUESDAY TO 1 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to
12 inches expected.

* WHERE...Portions of south central, west central, and western
Maine.

* WHEN...From 7 PM Tuesday to 1 PM EST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning
or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

 

=========================================================

SE & Coastal MA


Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
333 PM EST Mon Feb 11 2019

...WINTER WEATHER IMPACTS FOR THE TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO EVENING
COMMUTE...

.Onset snow will transition to a wintry mix of mostly sleet then
to freezing rain across interior Southern New England beginning
around noon Tuesday, ending early to mid morning Wednesday. Along
the coast, will see snow transition to sleet before mixing with
and changing over to rain. Biggest concern are the impacts for
the Tuesday afternoon into evening commute. Hazardous travel
conditions with slick roadways, especially if left untreated, are
expected. Also reductions in visibility with any snow or sleet,
especially as snowfall rates of around an inch an hour are
forecast during onset.

MAZ017>022-RIZ001>007-120445-
/O.CON.KBOX.WW.Y.0009.190212T1500Z-190213T0300Z/
Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-
Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-
Northwest Providence RI-Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-
Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-
Including the cities of Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River,
New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown,
Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich,
East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol, Narragansett,
Westerly, and Newport
333 PM EST Mon Feb 11 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM
EST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation, initially snow transitioning over
to sleet and then mixing with freezing rain before changing to
all rain. Snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches and ice
accumulations of a light glaze expected.

* WHERE...Southeastern Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island.

* WHEN...From 10 AM to 10 PM EST Tuesday, especially during the
Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Expect significant, potentially high end
travel impacts late Tuesday. Prepare accordingly and plan on
slippery road conditions and reductions to visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

 

==========================================================

Northeastern New York State

Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albany NY
328 AM EST Sun Feb 10 2019

NYZ032-033-038>043-082>084-VTZ013>015-102215-
/O.NEW.KALY.WS.A.0003.190212T1800Z-190213T2100Z/
Northern Herkimer-Hamilton-Southern Herkimer-Southern Fulton-
Montgomery-Northern Saratoga-Northern Warren-Northern Washington-
Northern Fulton-Southeast Warren-Southern Washington-Bennington-
Western Windham-Eastern Windham-
Including the cities of Big Moose, Eagle Bay, McKeever,
Old Forge, Atwell, Nobleboro, Northwood, Long Lake, Sabattis,
Hoffmeister, Wells, Ilion, Herkimer, Little Falls, Mohawk,
Frankfort, Dolgeville, Gloversville, Johnstown, Amsterdam,
Saratoga Lake, Saratoga Springs, Bolton Landing, Johnsburg,
North Creek, North River, Warrensburg, Hague, Huletts Landing,
Whitehall, Granville, Caroga Lake, Glens Falls, West Glens Falls,
Hudson Falls, Fort Edward, Cambridge, Greenwich, Middle Falls,
North Easton, Stamford, Bennington, Woodford State Park, Pownal,
Stratton, Londonderry, Brattleboro, Guilford Center,
West Brattleboro, and Bellows Falls
328 AM EST Sun Feb 10 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Some sleet or freezing could mix in
at times Tuesday night. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 7
or more inches possible.

* WHERE...Southern Vermont, the southern and western Adirondacks,
the Lake George and Saratoga regions, and the western and
central Mohawk Valley of eastern New York.

* WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning
or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

================================================

New York City Area

Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
341 PM EST Sun Feb 10 2019

NJZ002-NYZ067-111000-
/O.NEW.KOKX.WS.A.0002.190212T0800Z-190213T1100Z/
Western Passaic-Orange-
341 PM EST Sun Feb 10 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow
accumulations of 4 to 7 inches and ice accumulations of one
tenth to two tenths of an inch possible.

* WHERE...In New Jersey, Western Passaic County. In New York,
Orange County.

* WHEN...From late Monday night through late Tuesday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

 


Proud member of the National Weather Service "SkyWarn" program