The higher terrain of NH and ME picked up a moderate amount of snowfall on Sunday. We discuss all the details below. Cooler temperatures will be the theme for most of the week. Rain potentially Thursday into Friday.
Short Term Forecast
A cloudy start to this Monday. Temperatures are hovering in the upper 20s and winds are calm-15 mph. The higher elevations did receive snow on Sunday. We discuss how much they got and what to expect for the rest of the week below.
Yesterday’s storm brought a modest amount of snow to the higher terrain of NH and ME. The mountains saw 2-4” of new snowfall. This snow will be firm and fun to carve through in the morning. As temperatures rise throughout the day, conditions will get softer at the top of the snowpack. Highs are expected to rise close to the freezing mark in the mountains this Monday. Don’t expect much melting, if at all, today. Here is the temperature forecast for the area:
There is the chance for snow showers in the northern peaks of NH and ME this Monday afternoon and into the evening. These showers will produce a small amount of snowfall for the region. We’re looking at an additional trace - 2” of new snowfall once these showers taper off early Tuesday morning. Here is the HRRR run of these upcoming showers:
Tuesday will see cooler temperatures in the higher elevations. Temperatures in the morning will be chilly in the lower 20s. Cold air from the north coupled with reduced sunlight will keep highs well below freezing in the mountains. This will support firm conditions to carve through throughout the day.
Wednesday continues with the same trend as Tuesday. Partly cloudy conditions and cooler temperatures. The next weather system to impact the region will occur late Thursday night and into Friday.
This storm is interesting because models are suggesting this storm will move from the northeast of Maine to the southwest corner of New England. This is much different from the typical west to east track storms normally take when they traverse NE.
This system is tracking to produce mostly rain for the region. Some of the most northern peaks could see a mix of sleet and rain, but we’ll have a clearer view of that as we move closer. For now, though, keep in mind the possibility of steady rain showers Thursday night and into Friday morning. Here is the latest GFS run:
That’s all for this forecast. Thank you for reading. Check back tomorrow for updates on all the storms mentioned above
Christopher Hohman, Plymouth State University Graduate
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