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By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake into itself again
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Your Daily Forecast

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Updates twice per day, weekdays, by 7:30AM and again by 7:30PM.
9AM and 7PM on Weekends.

Forecasts are for Southern NH (Nashua)  to Keene NH with other locations noted.
(PB = Peterborough, NH) - (KE = Keene, NH)
The Weekend Outlooks are added every Thursday morning. (Forecasts through Sunday)

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Sunny, with a high near 42. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 39. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night

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Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

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Increasing clouds, with a low around 26. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

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A slight chance of freezing rain before 9am, then rain. High near 48. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

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A slight chance of freezing rain before 8am, then rain. High near 45. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Saturday Night

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Rain, mainly before 3am. Patchy fog after 8pm. Low around 41. West wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

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Rain, mainly before midnight. Patchy fog. Low around 39. South wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday

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A 30 percent chance of rain before 7am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the morning.

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Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. North wind around 5 mph.

Sunday Night

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Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

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Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.

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New England Weather Discussion

(With thanks to the surrounding National Weather Service Offices)
Time of the readings below: 1 Mar 2024 7:58 AM
Current Temperature: 19.0°F (4.1) 

High Temperature for the day: 20.4 at 12:01 AM.
Low Temperature for today: 14.8 at 7:02 AM.
Rainfall Today: 0.00 inches

Current Dewpoint: 7.4°F (-1.0)
Hours of Daylight Tomorrow: 11:16
Find all of my instrument readings here.
Last complete site update: 3/01 - 6:15 AM
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Welcome to March. Spring is only 19 days away!
Temps were around the 20 degree mark early this morning across all of Southern NH. Skies were clear here in Peterborough, NH and the winds were light. The winds will pick up again today, but they won?Äôt be as gusty as yesterday. Unsettled weather seems likely into Sunday morning. Mild temps to start the month as March comes in like a lamb.

High pressure will move eastward, south of southern New England today, allowing for a southerly return flow of warmer air into our region. Highs should bounce back into the 40s across southernmost zones today with 30s elsewhere, and 20s in the far north. Periods of cloudiness are expected today across western NH in part due to Great Lakes moisture. Otherwise, a fair weather day is in store with much less wind than yesterday.

There should be an opportunity to radiate tonight, at least through the evening hours. Thereafter we should see an increase in clouds which should cap off rapid temperature drops at many locations. However, before then, have blended in the colder model guidance. Expect lows in the mid 20s here in southern NH.

Deep layer warm air advection gets going on Saturday which will aid in increasing chances for rain across the forecast area. At the very start, the column may be cold enough to allow for some chancy light snow or freezing rain across western NH prior to midday. Otherwise temperatures should warm up enough to allow for plain rain for much of the rest of the forecast area as the precipitation spreads northeastward during the afternoon hours. At higher elevations in the western ME mountains and the Whites, it`s possible that a light mix of wintry precipitation occurs. Highs will generally be in the 40s, but it`s possible some areas may need to be lowered due to cold air damming and evaporative cooling.

Long range::
Overview: Low pressure will pass off Cape Cod Saturday night into Sunday, bringing rain to the region overnight. Some low level moisture will remain to bring clouds to the region, but the main story mid week will be the above normal temperatures. A few days of highs in the 50s is likely, barring any large change in precipitation or moisture forecast. By late week, guidance diverges on solutions for the next chance for rain.
Details: Low pressure will be passing just south of southern New England Sat night. Models have certainly increased rain chances as well as precipitation for some portions of the area. The 7PM NAM/ECMWF model runs bring a bit over a half inch of precipitation to southern NH and far southern ME overnight, tapering Sunday morning. Other guidance tends to be lighter, but will need to watch positioning of Low Level Jet and any elevated convection that may drive enhanced rainfall rates for a period overnight. In addition, will likely see areas of fog develop amid near stagnant temperatures overnight in the mid to upper 30s.

Guidance brings this low over and east of the Gulf of Maine Sunday, bringing an end to stratiform rain in the morning. There will be residual moisture from the surface. Model blends tend to wring this out as additional rainfall along the coast, but it looks very dry on deterministic runs. Thus this may be a period of drizzle hanging on for the first half of the day.

As long as cloud cover isn't too dense into early afternoon, highs will trend towards the lower 50s across NH and far southern ME. For now, mid to upper 40s seems most likely towards central and interior ME.

Overnight lows will continue to be mild through the week, with little chance to radiate pending continuing cloud cover. Warmth will continue to build into midweek, where more widespread readings in the 50s are likely. Model probabilities do bring a low chance of seeing a 60 degree reading to southern NH, and this may occur should cloud breaks develop through morning hours of Monday-Wednesday.

The next chance for rain arrives mid to late week, but contains many possible solutions in guidance. Thus PoPs are low, and lack much fine time resolution.

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Regional Synopsis

SYNOPSIS...
Temperatures will quickly rebound today and be much warmer than yesterday`s values. A low pressure system will bring increasing chances for rain on Saturday and Saturday night which should move out Sunday. Next week will feature a strong warming trend, with temperatures forecast to be well above normal for early March.

SYNOPSIS...
High pressure moves south of New England today, continuing the dry weather, but not as cold or windy as Thursday. Temperatures continue to rise into next week, but unsettled concerning rainfall. Not expecting a washout, with many hours of dry weather.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/...
Key Point

* Above normal temps with periods of wet weather Sunday and
through much of next week

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Manchester, NH:  Last update:  3/01 - 6:43 AM

Still breezy today, but we get the sunshine back as milder air returns over the weekend.

Sunny skies today and after a chilly start some milder air returns this afternoon. Highs will range from 34-44¬? from north to south.

The breeze out of the west will still be active and noticeable, just not as gusty as yesterday: 10-20+ mph.

20s for most tonight with clear skies in the evening turning partly cloudy overnight.

That milder trend will continue into the weekend with highs in the 40s Saturday and some 50s Sunday.

There will be a chance for afternoon rain showers Saturday, as the clouds thicken in the morning. Highs will be in the 40s.

There could be a few additional showers either Sunday or Monday, but no washouts are expected. Regardless of shower chances, temperatures should stay mild into next week with quite a few clouds around.

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Climate Information (Peterborough, NH)

This section is updated every morning.  
Last Update:
 3/01 - 6:38 AM
The current average temperature spread for this time of year:
High: 37 Degrees
Low: 15 Degrees 
Record High: 1972: 64 Degrees 
Record Low: 1897: -20 Degrees
Current Snow Pack - Peterborough, NH:  0 Inches
Current conditions atop Mount Washington at this hour:
Freezing Fog, Blowing Snow and Windy
Current temperature: -15.5 degrees - Wind Speed: 68.7 MPH
Wind Chill: -57 degrees
Wind Gusts: 81 MPH - Highest gust last 24 hours: 127 MPH
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