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Eye on the Sky

February 8, 2016

Detailed Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy. Light snow north tapering to scattered snow showers; scattered snow showers in the south. Highs in the upper 20s to lower 30s southwest and in the Champlain Valley, more generally in the mid to upper 20s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy with widely scattered snow showers. Lows in the low to mid 20s for the Hudson and Champlain valleys, mid teens to around 20 elsewhere, with some northern cold spots in the lower teens. Light winds, variable to south.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE***

Extended Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy. Light snow north tapering to scattered snow showers; scattered snow showers in the south. Highs in the upper 20s to lower 30s southwest and in the Champlain Valley, more generally in the mid to upper 20s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy with widely scattered snow showers. Lows in the low to mid 20s for the Hudson and Champlain valleys, mid teens to around 20 elsewhere, with some northern cold spots in the lower teens. Light winds, variable to south.

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers. Highs in the mid 30s south, and low to mid 30s north, except upper 20s in the Adirondacks and southern Québec. Winds generally southwest around 5 mph, northeast 5 to 10 mph in the St. Lawrence Valley.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a chance of snow showers. Lows in the teens to near 20, near 10 in the Adirondacks.

Thursday

Variable clouds and sun, more sun in southern valleys, and more clouds in the north and mountains with a few snow showers.  Highs in the 20s, a few upper teens far north.

Thursday Night

Becoming partly cloudy and colder. Lows 5 below to 10 above.

Friday

A mix of clouds and sunshine.  Highs in the low teens to low 20s north to south.

Significant/Hazardous Weather

***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE***

Recreational Forecast

General:

***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NH THROUGH TONIGHT***
Thickening clouds, with snow spreading from near the MA later this morning, to the Quebec border late in the day. Highs in the mid 20s to low 30s, near 20 in northern NH. Winds becoming east to northeast less than 10 mph west of the Green Mountains, and 10 to 15 mph east, gusting to 25 mph in southern NH.

Brief:

Colder air is edging south into the region, while moisture is arriving from the south, the set-up for a period of snow, mainly light, spreading north this afternoon, then tapering to snow showers tomorrow. Snow showers in the mountains and flurries in the valleys will then linger through Thursday, followed by the coldest air of the season this upcoming weekend.

Through the mild weather last week, this change was advertised, including the potential for some snow, though it’s happening slightly differently. The early projections took an ocean storm out to sea, with a trailing storm then giving us snow. The reality is that the ocean storm, well to the east of North Carolina and Virginia, will get credit for the snow this afternoon and tonight, while the trailing system keeps scattered snow showers in the forecast tomorrow through Thursday. The snow will be steadier closer to the storm’s track – with coastal MA seeing blizzard conditions, and much of southeast New England getting heavy snow. Locally, the storm will bring moderate amounts of snow to NH, where a Winter Weather Advisory in effect. Amounts will be less as you go west and north away from the storm.

The trailing storm over the Great Lakes will keep snow showers going through Thursday, while arctic air flows unimpeded across Hudson Bay, arriving Friday through the Valentine’s Day weekend with the coldest weather of this mild winter – below zero at night, and single digits to teens during the daylight hours.

Winds:

Winds today from the east to northeast less than 10 mph west of the Green Mountains, and 10 to 15 mph east, gusting to 25 mph in southern NH. Tonight, northeast winds near 10 mph in NH, diminishing to light and variable elsewhere. Winds on Tuesday with be light and variable. The outlook for Wednesday calls for light winds, becoming northwest up to 10 mph.

For more details on Lake Champlain, go to: http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BTV&product=REC&issuedby=BTV

Mountain:

Some early sun for the Adirondacks and northern Green Mountains, otherwise clouds, lowering toward the summits from south to north this afternoon with snow spreading north. Winds increasing from the east, and temperatures steady or falling slightly. On Tuesday the summits will be mainly in the clouds with snow tapering to snow showers. Winds light, and seasonably cold. The outlook for Wednesday brings clouds in and out across the summits, obscured over the highest peaks, with snow showers. Winds turning to the northwest, and temperatures falling.

Winds Today Wednesday
2000ft E 5 to 10 mph S 10 > NW 15 mph
4000ft E > S 5 to 10 mph SW 10 > NW 20 mph
6000ft W 10 > 30 mph W>NW 30 to 45 mph
Temperatures Today Wednesday
2000ft low 20s 20 N/26 S
4000ft near 20 teens
6000ft near 10 near 5A