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Forecasts are for Southern NH (Nashua)  to Keene NH with other locations noted.
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Sunny, with a high near 86. West wind around 5 mph.

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Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

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Mostly clear, with a low around 56. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

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Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

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Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the morning.

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Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

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Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

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Sunny and hot, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the morning.

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New England Weather Discussion

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Current Weather Readings:

Time of the readings below: 19 Jul 2024 10:02 AM
Current Temperature: 68.2°F (3.1) 

High Temperature for the day: 68.2 at 10:01 AM.
Low Temperature for today: 57.2 at 6:20 AM.
Rainfall Today: 0.00 inches

Current Dewpoint: 58.0°F (1.4)
Hours of Daylight Tomorrow: 14:53
Highest Heat Index Reading Today: 68.2 at 10:01 AM

Find all of my instrument readings here.
Last complete site update: 7/19 - 6:33 AM
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Welcome to July!! Our warmest month of the year.
See the July Almanac here.
Skies were clear this morning here in Peterborough, NH. Refreshing temps in the upper 50s to start the day. Seasonably warm through the weekend.
The mosquito outlook is presented above.

Seasonable and pleasant today as dewpoints have fallen 10+ degrees in the past 24 hours for much of the area. The responsible cold front pushed offshore overnight, allowing this drier air to take hold after a week of humid conditions.

Mostly sunny skies are expected today, but some cumulous development is possible through the mid to late afternoon. Model soundings are very dry aloft, and this should keep these clouds fairly flat. Only standout item today would be a sea breeze developing early this afternoon and pushing inland. This will offer a wind shift as well as curb afternoon temps a degree or two as it pushes inland.

Another refreshing night in store tonight as daytime mixing ceases and skies remain mostly clear. Radiational cooling should be favored, and have went lower in temps across the valleys in the Whites as well as some common locations through the ME Lakes Region and Midcoast. Temps overall fall into the 50s, but would expect to see some locations dip into the upper 40s across the north.

NW temp advection is lighter Saturday, and the area will be poised north of high pressure passing to the south. This should allow area temps to rebound compared to Friday, pushing into the mid to upper 80s away from the immediate coast. Dry air remains in the region, but there may be an increase in high level cirrus as moisture arrives aloft.

Long range:
High Impact Weather Potential: Minimal through early Tuesday. Chances for showers and thunderstorms increase for Tuesday- Thursday though confidence is low on any severe weather/hydro threats at this range.

--Pattern and Summary--

The longwave pattern is expected to remain rather stable through the long term forecast period with a substantial longwave ridge located along the spine of the Rocky Mountains with troughs on either side of this over the eastern Pacific and eastern North America. This will keep the flow aloft generally from the west northwest will keep temps just above seasonal norms. Through early next week...the modified Canadian airmass will keep the weather quiet and dry. By the middle of next week...the eastern trough will reload as energy drops into the Great Lakes region...allowing our flow to back southwesterly and allow a frontal system to move through the region to end the forecast period with what will likely be the most active portion of the forecast weather - wise.

--Daily Details--

Saturday night through Monday: A cold front crosses the area Saturday night with a few mountain showers....but frontal timing and thinning moisture plume suggests little overall rainfall. Drier and somewhat cooler air sinks in from the north for Sunday...with decreasing clouds and mountain high temperatures in the 70s. Further south?ĶTemps aloft won`t change too much from Saturday...and therefore 80s are again expected for highs. The drier airmass will allow for more substantial cooling Sunday night with some mountain valley locations likely reaching the upper 40s while 50s to just above 60 is likely further south. High pressure remains in control through Monday with some weak moisture return as the flow aloft begins to back ahead of the next shortwave/cold front dropping into the Great Lakes region. Generally neutral temperature advection should allow for similar daytime highs...mid/upper 70s in the mountains and 80s to the south.


Tuesday through Thursday: The second half of the long term forecast turns more active as the eastern trough initially reloads over the Great Lakes...with a positive tilt allowing the flow over the northeast to turn more southwesterly...allowing for building moisture. A weak front dropping into the region Tuesday may spark some showers and thunderstorms with this trend continuing through Wednesday as the flow remains generally parallel to the front causing it to stall and service as a low level focus for lift. Global ensembles differ on the eventual evolution of the upstream positively tilted trough across the Mississippi Valley and additional shortwave energy diving out of Canada. With the likelihood that the overall trough axis remains west of our longitude through Thursday will necessitate a continuation of shower/storm chances with building humidity but temperatures close to seasonal norms with clouds and precipitation potential.

Long range:
A weak cold front will be in the process of crossing through the area early Thursday with a continued chance of showers and maybe a storm or two, mainly in the morning. After that, drier air behind the front will make for mostly to partly sunny skies going into the afternoon. There may be a couple of additional afternoon showers, but the drier air/increasing subsidence aloft will keep coverage low, and for this reason I have also removed any mention of thunder during the afternoon hours. More importantly it won`t be quite as hot with highs staying in the 80s south of the mountains, and dewpoints will also be lower and in the upper 50s to lower 60s. More comfortable lows are on the way for Thursday night thanks to the drier air, mostly clear skies, and light winds. Most should see lows in the 50s with upper 40s even possible across the northern valleys.

A period of pretty quiet weather is expected from Friday through the weekend with high pressure largely in control along with a dry airmass. There will be a chance of showers late Saturday as a weak cold front crosses through, but this looks mainly confined to northern areas, and moisture does not look particularly favorable with this system at the moment. While temperatures will be "cooler" than what we have been experiencing lately, highs in the 80s are still forecast each day, possibly close to 90 degrees for southern areas on Saturday ahead of the frontal boundary. The silver lining is that dewpoints will be lower to make the warm temps more manageable, and temperatures will be able to cool off more at night. We`ll probably have some valley fog at night/early morning, too.

Mostly dry conditions look to start out Monday of next week, but after that global models are in pretty decent agreement showing a broad low pressure approaching the OH Valley/Great Lakes region. Out ahead of this system, moisture will be on the upswing, and a warm front lifting northward toward New England will increase chances for precipitation toward the end of the forecast period (late Tuesday or even slightly beyond into Wednesday). This is supported by the GFS/ECMWF ensembles, and the models showing increasing PoPs on Tuesday looks good.

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04/21/2024: The Climate Panel has transitioned to the Summits forecast for Mount Monadnock. I hope this is helpful.

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Regional Synopsis

SYNOPSIS...
A dry and seasonable pattern is expected through the upcoming weekend and into early next week. High pressure will slide south of the region through Saturday. Outside of a few mountain showers Saturday night...the next chance for precipitation across the area does not arrive until next Tuesday in the form of showers and thunderstorms ahead of a cold front.

SYNOPSIS...
A broad area of high pressure will build into Southern New England through this evening. This will bring significantly lower humidity levels compared to the past several days, along with dry weather and seasonable temperatures. Dry and pleasant weather this weekend. Pattern turns more active again next week with increasing humidity.

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Manchester, NH:  Last update:  7/19 - 6:33 AM

Much drier, more comfortable air has finally arrived...and it looks to continue into the weekend.

Lows dipped into the 50s overnight for the first time since July 3rd in some spots, setting us up with a much more pleasant start to the day.

Warm, but with low humidity and lots of sunshine Friday and the start of the weekend with highs in the 80s. It will be coolest far north and at the coast.

Sunday and Monday will be partly sunny and pleasantly warm with a spot shower possible, but mostly dry. The best chance for rain hold off until next week.

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Climate Information (Peterborough, NH)

This section is updated every morning.  
Last Update:  
7/19 - 6:33 AM
The current average temperature spread for this time of year:
High: 79 Degrees
Low: 57 Degrees 
Record High: 1982: 90 Degrees 
Record Low: 1971: 45 Degrees

Lake Winnipesaukee Water Temperature: 77 degrees
Ocean Water Temperature: 62 degrees

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THE FORECAST FOR MOUNT MONADNOCK, NH
Summits of Mount Monadnock and North Pack Monadnock Mountain
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