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Updates by 7AM and 7PM Weekdays-Later on Weekends
Forecasts are for Nashua NH with other locations noted.
(PB = Peterborough, NH) - (KE = Keene, NH)

Last Updated: Friday, November 28, 2014 9:36 AM

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Winter Weather Advisory - SE/Coastal MA - 8AM - 11/28

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...PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW THIS MORNING FROM SOUTHEAST NEW HAMPSHIRE
INTO EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS WILL RESULT IN MINOR ACCUMULATIONS...

PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THIS MORNING ACROSS
SOUTHEAST NEW HAMPSHIRE AND EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS. THIS INCLUDES
THE CITIES AND TOWNS OF FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
TAUNTON...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...AYER...
MANCHESTER...NASHUA...PETERBOROUGH AND WEARE.

WHILE MAIN ROADWAYS ARE WET THIS MORNING SECONDARY ROADS AND ANY
UNTREATED SURFACES ARE SNOW COVERED. THUS MOTORISTS SHOULD ALLOW
SOME EXTRA TIME TO REACH THEIR DESTINATION AND EXERCISE CAUTION.

SNOW SHOULD TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST BETWEEN 7 AM AND 10 AM.

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A chance of snow, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

 

 

PB/KE: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.




 

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. Calm wind.

PB/KE: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Calm wind.

 

 

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Calm wind.

PB/KE: Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

 

 

Saturday Night

A slight chance of snow showers after 11pm, mixing with sleet after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

PB/KE: A slight chance of snow showers after 10pm, mixing with sleet after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday

A slight chance of freezing rain before 8am, then a slight chance of rain showers between 8am and 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

 

 

 

PB/KE: A slight chance of freezing rain before 8am, then a slight chance of rain showers between 8am and 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

 


 

Sunday Night

A slight chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

 

 

 

 

PB/KE: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

 


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Links of Interest

Uncut: Drone flies over neighborhood with 5 feet of snow - WMUR
Buffalo Area Reeling from Snowstorm - Spencer
Ice Visible on Lake Superior Weeks Ahead of Schedule - ABC News
See the Weather Statistics for October 2014 - RichLefko.com
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Coldest November Weather in Decades Infiltrates Wyoming to Texas From the North Pole - Accuweather
Central U.S. takes the plunge with brutal cold, snow - USA Today
See the November 2014 Almanac - RichLefko.com Link
See the Winter 2014-2015 Outlook - Climate Page at RichLefko.Com

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11/28 - 9:35 AM: It snowing lightly to the east while here in PB some sunshine has broken out under mostly cloudy skies. We had about an inch of new snowfall overnight. Areas to our east will get 2" to 4" but this should all come to an end by noon or so. Cold air builds into the region this afternoon and tonight with very cold temps. The snow pack and clearing skies will drop us here in PB into the single numbers, teens as you go east and south. A cold start to Saturday but a dry day is expected. A warm front begins to approach the region Saturday night. This will yield a wintry mix but precipitation is expected to be light. Slippery travel into Sunday morning. Mostly cloudy Sunday with highs in the low to mid 40s and a few rain showers.
SYNOPSIS...
A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE ACROSS EASTERN NEW ENGLAND WILL RESULT
IN A PERIOD OF SNOW THIS MORNING ACROSS EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND
SOUTHEAST NEW HAMPSHIRE. DRY BUT COLDER WEATHER THEN OVERSPREADS
THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE PROVIDES DRY
BUT CHILLY WEATHER SATURDAY. A WARM FRONT CROSSES THE AREA
SATURDAY NIGHT WITH A LIGHT WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE.
BEHIND THE FRONT MUCH MILDER WEATHER IS ON TAP FOR SUNDAY AND
MONDAY. A POLAR FRONT WILL THEN SWEEP ACROSS THE REGION LATER MON
BRINGING A RETURN TO COLDER WEATHER TUE. A WARM FRONT MAY THEN
BRING ANOTHER RISK OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION THE MIDDLE OF NEXT
WEEK.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
UPDATED 340 AM

HIGHLIGHTS...

* CHILLY BUT DRY SATURDAY
* MUCH MILDER SUNDAY AND MONDAY
* RETURN TO CHILLY WEATHER TUESDAY

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11/27 - 5:24 PM: Another low pressure will develop off the North Carolina coast tonight, then track northeast. This system is expected to pass offshore and bring a period of light snow tonight. However, the track is really critical. 25 miles further offshore and we'll see no snow, closer more snow. So the NWS has issues a Winter Weather Advisory for coastal MA where 2" to 4" of snow are possible. Further inland there is just a Hazardous Weather Outlook for 1" to as much as 3". The heavier amounts fro Nashua east. Here in PB, and 1" or 2" is possible with an inch out in Keene. This chance runs into Friday morning. Slippery travel tonight, due to black ice, and tomorrow morning seems likely.. Very cold Friday night in the teens. Some partial sunshine on Saturday. Next system brings some sleet and freezing rain Saturday night.
SYNOPSIS...
SCATTERED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS/FLURRIES POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT...A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MAY PRODUCE ACCUMULATING SNOW
ACROSS EASTERN MA INCLUDING THE BOSTON AREA. HIGH PRESSURE MOVES
OVER NEW ENGLAND FRIDAY AND SHIFTS OFFSHORE OVER THE WEEKEND. A
WARM FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE REGION LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY
SUNDAY. A COLD FRONT THEN SWINGS THROUGH NEW ENGLAND MONDAY.
ANOTHER WARM FRONT/COLD FRONT COMBINATION WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
REGION WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

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11/27 - 9:19 AM: Happy Thanksgiving! We have some sunny breaks here in PB this morning. Strong low pressure system is pulling away from the region this morning. Chilly morning, only 28° here in PB. Still have to go clear the snow. An interesting set up for today and tonight. Without going into the complicated description of fronts and Norlun trofs, there is a possibility of another 1" to 3" across the region tonight with much more possible in SE MA. This will be a close call, tracking 25 miles south, this front would remain offshore and so would any heavy snow. So pay attention to later today update. Quite and cold to start Saturday but snow and sleet are possible Saturday night. Milder, partly sunny Sunday. Stay tuned!!
SYNOPSIS...
STRONG LOW PRESSURE OVER NOVA SCOTIA WILL CONTINUE MOVING AWAY
FROM NEW ENGLAND TODAY. HOWEVER SCATTERED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS OR
FLURRIES WILL DEVELOP LATER THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON ACROSS THE
REGION. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MAY PRODUCE ACCUMULATING SNOW
ACROSS EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS INCLUDING THE BOSTON AREA LATE
TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. ELSEWHERE JUST LIGHT SNOW OR FLURRIES ARE
EXPECTED. DRY BUT COLD WEATHER FOLLOWS FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY.
ANOTHER PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW OR FLURRIES IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY
NIGHT. DRY AND MILDER WEATHER ARRIVES SUNDAY AND INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK.

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Regional Weather Discussion ...

We're waking up to more white stuff on this Black Friday morning! Up to an inch or so fell in many spots overnight. It will taper off this morning (takes the longest in the mountains) and we could actually see a little sunshine this afternoon, however, the chill will linger a bit longer.

Highs today will only be in the upper 20s and lower 30s and we get quite cold tonight! For those without power, please take any necessary precautions, as temps dip down to the teens and single digits in most spots.. and northern NH gets near or below zero!

Saturday, after the frigid start, looks partly sunny and chilly, while Sunday will feature milder temps, which last into Monday.

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