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Updates twice per day, weekdays, by 7:30AM and again by 7:30PM.
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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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Excessive Heat Watch
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
242 PM EDT Sun Jun 16 2024


NHZ008-012-013-015-170645- /O.EXT.KGYX.EH.A.0001.240619T1600Z-240621T0000Z/ Merrimack-Eastern Hillsborough-Interior Rockingham-Western And Central Hillsborough- Including the cities of Exeter, Milford, Loudon, Newton, Sharon, Goffstown, Amherst, Salem, Pelham, Dunbarton, Derry, Concord, Peterborough, Hampstead, Mont Vernon, Boscawen, Canterbury, Hollis, Plaistow, Weare, Hooksett, Atkinson, Manchester, Nashua, and Chester
242 PM EDT Sun Jun 16 2024

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 105 possible.

* WHERE...Western and Central Hillsborough, Merrimack, Eastern Hillsborough, and Interior Rockingham Counties.

* WHEN...From Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.

* IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses increase significantly during extreme heat and high humidity events.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Do not leave young children and pets in unattended vehicles. Car interiors will reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
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323 PM EDT Sun Jun 16 2024


CTZ002-003-MAZ003-005-006-010-011-013-014-170900- /O.CON.KBOX.EH.A.0001.240618T1600Z-240621T2300Z/ Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Eastern Franklin MA-Central Middlesex MA- Western Essex MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA-Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA- Including the cities of Windsor Locks, Springfield, Cambridge, Hartford, Union, Norwood, Orange, Foxborough, Framingham, Greenfield, Lowell, Lawrence, Amherst, Northampton, and Vernon
323 PM EDT Sun Jun 16 2024

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 106 possible.

* WHERE...In Connecticut, Hartford CT and Tolland CT Counties. In Massachusetts, Central Middlesex MA, Southeast Middlesex MA, Western Norfolk MA, Western Essex MA, Eastern Franklin MA, Eastern Hampden MA, and Eastern Hampshire MA Counties.

* WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses increase significantly during extreme heat and high humidity events.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night

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Mostly clear, with a low around 65. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

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Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday

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Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 101. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

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Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 97. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

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Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

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Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

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Sunny and hot, with a high near 101.

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Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.

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New England Weather Discussion

(With thanks to the surrounding National Weather Service Offices)
Time of the readings below: 16 Jun 2024 7:42 PM
Current Temperature: 68.6°F (-2.1) 

High Temperature for the day: 75.3 at 3:30 PM.
Low Temperature for today: 43.0 at 5:19 AM.
Rainfall Today: 0.00 inches

Current Dewpoint: 51.3°F (1.2)
Hours of Daylight Tomorrow: 15:20
Find all of my instrument readings here.
Last complete site update: 6/16 - 6:59 PM
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The 2024 Hurricane Section is now active.
See the 2024 Hurricane Outlook in the Special Reports Section.
More stats on June can be found here.
Excessive Heat Watches are starting to appear

I hope you enjoyed your Fathers Day as much as I did!
No real updates needed with the forecast with a quiet Sunday evening expected to continue as some high clouds stream over the region. Expect another cool and dry night.

High pressure over the Gulf of Maine will slide southeast tonight while a warm front approaches from the west towards Monday morning. A relatively cool and dry airmass in place will allow for temperatures to drop quickly after sunset while increasing clouds with the approaching front will keep temperatures from dropping as low as last night. Lows will generally be in the 50s. The approaching warm front may bring enough forcing for isolated showers towards Monday morning across the mountains toward central Maine.

A warm front lifting through the area will maintain slight chances for showers across the north with much of the area seeing mostly cloudy skies to start the day. Cloud cover will thin from SW to NE through the day leading partly to mostly sunny skies in the afternoon. The leading edge of a warm and humid airmass will push into New Hampshire by early afternoon and with clearing skies... highs across New Hampshire will climb into the low to mid 80s. High temperatures will drop off into the low 70s across eastern zones where cloud cover will linger the longest.

Warm air advection will continue into Monday night as high pressure anchors southeast of the Gulf of Maine. Lows Monday night will be in the 60s.

Long range:
The extended portion of the forecast starts right off the bat with increased temperatures and humidity values on Tuesday. Models continue to suggest a large and highly anomalous upper level ridge will build over the Northeast this week. Temperatures alfot near +65F and nearly full sunshine will allow for widespread 90s with a few communities in southern New Hampshire approaching 100 degrees. Along the coast, cooler temperatures can be expected as winds become onshore during the day.

Wednesday will be a similar day as the high remains parked over the New England coastline. A warm start, nearly full sunshine, and with temperatures aloft climbing to +68F, expect even warmer temperatures. Afternoon temperatures will likely approach if not exceed 100 degrees across some interior locations. The atmosphere will once again be modified along and near the coastline where southerly winds bring in cooler temperatures. This inland penetration of this coastal front will not be significant however. A few miles inland and away from the coast will be extremely hot, hazy and humid. Surface dew points will climb into the 65 to 70 degree range.

The 7AM operational models and ensemble solutions remain with some disagreement with the timing of a passage of a cold front either late Thursday or Thursday night into Friday morning. This has some impact on forecast highs. In general, with a possible delay in the passage of the cold front, the day may be relatively cloud free, at least over central and southern portions of the forecast. Mainly sunny skies and some compressional warming ahead of this weak and broad front may very well lead to the hottest day of the week with readings above 100 degrees across portions of southwest interior Maine and southern New Hampshire. The coast may be cooler once again due to a sea breeze, but high surface dew points will remain in place in all locations.

Record high temperatures during the Tuesday through Thursday period may be in jeopardy as shown in the climate section below. Even Friday will be in the 90s across the interior despite additional cloud cover and scattered showers and thunderstorms with the weak and broad frontal system that will be slowly crossing New England. Overnight lows will be mild as well during the three day stretch which will exacerbate heat related issues.

Note the summit of Mount Washington may reach 70 degrees during the period.

Confidence in the heat wave continues to increase as we head into the week across the interior. Exactly how hot it reaches remains the question. Any clouds from decaying MCSs(Mesoscale Convective System. A complex of thunderstorms which becomes organized on a scale larger than the individual thunderstorms, and normally persists for several hours or more)  to our west for example would impact the forecast highs. As mentioned above, onshore winds along the coast may keep things cooler. Will also be monitoring for any potential development of coastal fog during this period as well as inland radiation fog at night and during the morning hours. However, at this time the gradient flow appears to have a sufficient westerly component to prevent much in the way of maritime moisture from entering the region. Coolest readings, albeit still very warm, will be along the Midcoast region where winds will be onshore.

High pressure nosing into our region from Quebec Province will lead to diminishing heat over the upcoming weekend. Surface winds will switch to a cooler easterly flow. However, despite a 10 to 15 degree drop in daytime highs, it will still be very warm over in New Hampshire and along the Maine border with readings in the 80s.

It will turn mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms over the weekend. Low pressure will track out of the Plains Saturday and Sunday leading to the precipitation.

CLIMATE...
Record breaking high temperatures and warm overnight low
temperatures are likely Tuesday through Friday of next week.

Here are the records...

RECORD HIGHS FOR JUNE 19:
Concord-98, 1995
Augusta-98, 1995
Portland- 94, 1995

RECORD HIGHS FOR JUNE 20:
Concord-98, 1993
Augusta-95, 1953
Portland-93, 2020

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Regional Synopsis

SYNOPSIS...
High pressure will move off the New England coastline tonight, allowing for continued mild temperatures and low humidity. A warm front will move into the region Monday followed by a stretch of very hot and humid conditions through the week. A weak cold front will slowly cross through the region on Thursday and Friday.

SYNOPSIS...
High pressure will bring dry weather and warming temperatures to start the week. Dangerous heat and humidity arrives on Tuesday and peaks in the Wednesday through Friday time frame. Near to record breaking high temperatures are possible with afternoon Heat Indices between 95 and 105 degrees. Not much relief at night with near record breaking warmest low temperatures and heat indices still in the 70s.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...

Highlights

* Dangerous Heat and humidity Tue through Fri. Heat Indices range
from 90-105.

* Near to record breaking high temperatures along with warmest
low temperatures during this stretch. Not much relief from the
heat anticipated at night. Heat peaks on Wed-Thu.

* Could see some spotty t-storms from Wed-Fri. Better
opportunity for more widespread activity over the
weekend/early next week.

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Regional Weather Discussions

Updated once in the morning-These are provided by the NWS, WMUR-TV, or me...
Manchester, NH:  Last update:  6/16 - 8:11 AM

Great weather continues for Father's Day with lots of sun and low humidity. The last days of spring will feel like mid-summer with an intense heat wave likely by midweek.

Sunny skies with some high, thin clouds on Father's Day. After a cool start, temperatures warm up nicely for the afternoon with highs in the 70s.

Partly cloudy and comfy tonight. Lows fall back into the 50s, with some 40s possible north.

Turning a bit warmer on Monday with some sunshine and highs back in the 80s. There may be a passing shower or two.

An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for interior southern New Hampshire from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday evening.

The first heat wave of the year looks likely by the middle of next week, with temperatures soaring well into the 90s. Along with higher humidity, there is the potential for dangerous heat, especially Wednesday-Thursday.

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Climate Information (Peterborough, NH)

This section is updated every morning.  
Last Update:  
6/16 - 8:00 AM
The current average temperature spread for this time of year:
High: 74 Degrees
Low: 51 Degrees 
Record High: 1967: 89 Degrees 
Record Low: 1961: 31 Degrees
Lake Winnipesaukee Water Temperature: 68 degrees

The Summits Forecast
THE FORECAST FOR MOUNT MONADNOCK, NH
Summits of Mount Monadnock and North Pack Monadnock Mountain
625 AM EDT Sun Jun 16 2024

...Recreation forecast for summits of Mount Monadnock and North Pack Monadnock mountain...

TODAY...Partly sunny. Highs around 70. Light and variable winds. TONIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Southwest winds up to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
MONDAY...Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds up to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. 

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