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Also known as Shortwave Trough; a disturbance in the mid or upper part of the atmosphere which induces upward motion ahead of it. If other conditions are favorable, the upward motion can contribute to thunderstorm development ahead of a shortwave.

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Updates twice per day, weekdays, at 7:00AM and again by 7:30PM- 9AM/7PM on Weekends
Forecasts are for Southern NH (Nashua) with other locations noted.
(PB = Peterborough, NH) - (KE = Keene, NH)

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 6:36 PM

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New Hampshire and Maine

Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Gray ME
338 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

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Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-Southern Oxford-
Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-Interior York-
Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-Kennebec-Interior Waldo-
Northern Coos-Southern Coos-Northern Grafton-Northern Carroll-
Southern Grafton-Southern Carroll-Sullivan-Merrimack-Belknap-
Strafford-Cheshire-Eastern Hillsborough-Interior Rockingham-
Western And Central Hillsborough-
338 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Maine, south central Maine,
southwest Maine, west central Maine, western Maine, New Hampshire,
central New Hampshire, northern New Hampshire and southern New
Hampshire.

Wednesday through Monday.

Another storm will impact the region on Friday. Precipitation may
start as a wintry mix inland, with rain at the coast. Eventually
precipitation changes to rain everywhere, and some rivers may rise
above action stage. Minor river flooding is possible, especially with
any rivers with significant ice.

Massachusetts

Hazardous Weather Outlook
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National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
517 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

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Narragansett Bay-Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-
Western Franklin MA-Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-
Central Middlesex MA-Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-
Western Hampshire MA-Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-
Eastern Hampden MA-Southern Worcester MA-Western Norfolk MA-
Southeast Middlesex MA-Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-
Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-
Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-
Nantucket MA-Northern Middlesex MA-Northwest Providence RI-
Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-
Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI-
517 PM EST Tue Dec 18 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northern Connecticut, all of
Massachusetts east of Berkshire County, northern Rhode
Island, southern Rhode Island and Rhode Island coastal waters.

Thursday Night into Friday Night...

Heavy rainfall with the potential for 1.5 to 3 inches will likely
bring areas of urban and poor drainage flooding on Friday, as well
as some river flooding.

Strong to damaging southerly wind gusts are possible Friday across
Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts and the Cape/Islands

There is a low risk for minor coastal flooding during the Friday
evening high tide along Narragansett Bay, Buzzards Bay and ocean
exposed beaches along the south coast.


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Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

PB/KE: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

 

 

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 39. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

 

 

 


PB/KE: Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.

 


 

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 20. Calm wind.

PB/KE: Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Calm wind.

 

 

 

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Calm wind.

PB/KE: Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

 

 

Thursday Night

Rain, mainly after 10pm. Low around 33. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

 

 

 

PB/KE: Rain, mainly after 8pm. Low around 33. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

 

 

Friday

Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 55. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

PB/KE: Rain. High near 51. Chance of precipitation is 100%.


 

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Rich's Local Weather Discussion:

12/18 -  6:35 PM: The wind will gradually subside tonight. Still, it will be cold with lows in the low teens. A sunny day on Wednesday, not as cold with highs in the upper 30s. High pressure will crest over the region Wednesday night with lows around 20°. On Thursday, our winds shift to the SW as an approaching storm system track over the Appalachian Mountain range and into Quebec. This "west of New England" track will bring heavy rain to the region on Friday. We'll be mild during this period with the exception of late Thursday night. It is possible this may start as a period of freezing rain before the warmer air arrives, so stay tuned. Also, as much as 3" of rain may fall, not sure where that might happen, yet. Looks like temps start out above normal this weekend, then drop to normal, and finally below normal temps return next week.
See the Travel Map for the USA above, for Dec. 20 and Christmas Eve Day, in weather Graphic #5 panel.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
High pressure will build in from the west tonight and will crest
over the region on Wednesday. High pressure will shift offshore
Wednesday night and will hold offshore through Thursday. Low
pressure will move up the east coast Thursday night and Friday
and will push north through the region Friday night and
Saturday. A trough of low pressure will linger over the region
Saturday night and Sunday.
Impacts/Hazards: The wintry mix Friday morning will likely make the
morning commute a slick one, especially in northern and eastern
areas where freezing rain will still be occurring and roads will
previously be wet. Otherwise, no impact weather to mention.

SYNOPSIS...MA
Gusty winds diminish this evening as high pressure moves in.
This brings dry conditions for mid week, with a moderating
temperature trend peaking on Friday. Strong low pressure
passing west of the region will bring heavy rainfall and strong
coastal winds Friday into Friday night. Low pressure departs on
Saturday followed by mainly dry and seasonably cold conditions
Sunday through Christmas Day.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
Highlights...

* Dry and mild Thu
* Heavy rainfall late Thu night into Fri night with strong winds
along the coast
* Mainly dry and seasonable Sun into Christmas Day

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12/18 -  6:44 AM: Roads were slippery this morning across the Monadnocks after snow squalls covered things up last night. Winds were howling across the region as an Arctic push of air invades New England, and wind advisories are up. The bad news, very cold today and tonight. The good news, this is a short lived event. Winds will diminish tonight and temps will be a bit milder on Wednesday, but still cold. On Thursday we move into the 40s as a very strong low pressure systems gather strength to our south and tracks up the spine of the Appalachian Mountain range and into Quebec. This "west of New England" track will bring heavy rain to the region on Friday. We'll be mild during this period with the exception of late Thursday night. It is possible this may start as a period of freezing rain before the warmer air arrives, so stay tuned.
See the Travel Map for the USA above, for Dec. 20 and Christmas Eve Day, in weather Graphic #5 panel.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
An intense area of low pressure will continue to exit through
the Canadian Maritimes as high pressure builds in from the west
bringing much colder air into the region. High pressure and
fair weather follows for midweek before another potential storm
system arrives around Friday into Saturday. More high pressure
builds into New England Sunday and Monday.

SYNOPSIS...MA
High pressure approaches from the west bringing drier weather.
Expect windy and much colder conditions tonight and Tuesday with
bitter wind chill values. High pressure will bring dry
conditions at mid week, with a moderating temperature trend for
Thursday. Strong low pressure will pass west of the region
Thursday night into early next weekend, bringing rain that will
fall heavily at times especially during Friday. Colder
temperatures then return early next week.

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Regional Weather Discussion ...

Manchester NH -

There will be a winter chill out there today with gusty northwesterly winds, a warming trend and a late week system will follow.

Northwesterly winds will gust over 35-40 mph today as temperatures hold in the teens up north (with some light snow) and in the 20s in central and southern NH with sunshine. Wind chill temperatures will range between 0-15° today, bundle up!

On Wednesday and Thursday we'll be in between systems with fair skies (still breezy) and a moderating trend before rain arrives on Friday.

Some of the rain Friday could be heavy before tapering off later Friday night. That will set up gradual improvement for the weekend. We'll be in the 40s on Saturday with a lingering shower or two early in the day. Right now it looks like fair skies could stretch from Sunday into Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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