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Forecasts are for Southern NH (Nashua) with other locations noted.
(PB = Peterborough, NH) - (KE = Keene, NH)

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New Hampshire and Maine

Coastal Flood Warning
Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Gray ME
316 PM EDT Thu Apr 2 2020

NHZ014-030330-
/O.UPG.KGYX.CF.Y.0005.200403T0900Z-200403T1300Z/
/O.NEW.KGYX.CF.W.0001.200403T0900Z-200403T1300Z/
Coastal Rockingham-
316 PM EDT Thu Apr 2 2020

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 9 AM EDT FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Minor coastal flooding and significant splashover is
expected due to prolonged northeast flow and large, building
waves.

* WHERE...Coastal Rockingham County.

* WHEN...From 5 AM to 9 AM EDT Friday.

* TIDAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Widespread flooding of locations near the
waterfront expected, including some damage to vulnerable
structures. One to three feet of inundation is expected in low
lying areas. Numerous road closures expected. A few locations
could become isolated due to the flooding of roads. Vehicles
parked in vulnerable areas near the waterfront will likely
become flooded. A few evacuations may be needed in the most
vulnerable areas.

* WAVE IMPACTS...Expect moderate to locally significant beach
erosion with considerable erosion of protected dune structures
due to large breaking waves. Splash-over may lead to ponding of
water behind dune structures and result in some flooding of
roads and vulnerable structures. Small rocks associated with
splash-over may result in damage to passing vehicles or
pedestrians.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. If
travel is required, do not drive around barricades or through
water of unknown depth.

Massachusetts

Coastal Flood Warning
Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
351 PM EDT Thu Apr 2 2020

MAZ007-015-016-019-022-030400-
/O.UPG.KBOX.CF.Y.0004.200403T1000Z-200403T1400Z/
/O.EXA.KBOX.CF.W.0001.200403T1000Z-200403T1400Z/
Eastern Essex MA-Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-
Eastern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-
351 PM EDT Thu Apr 2 2020

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 10 AM EDT
FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level
expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal
waterways (4.0 to 13.1 feet Mean Lower Low Water).

* WHERE...Eastern Essex MA, Suffolk MA, Eastern Norfolk MA,
Eastern Plymouth MA and Barnstable MA Counties.

* WHEN...From 6 AM to 10 AM EDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Coastal flooding is expected along the North Shore
from Gloucester to Newburyport. Wave action will likely cause
some washover onto coastal roads around the time of high tide.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. If
travel is required, do not drive around barricades or through
water of unknown depth.


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Thursday Night

Rain. Low around 40. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

 

 

 

PB/KE: Rain. Low around 37. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

 

 

Friday

Showers. High near 47. North wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

 

 

 

PB/KE: Showers likely, mainly before 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 45. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

 

 


 

Friday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 37. North wind 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

 

 

 

PB/KE: A 30 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

 

 

 

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

PB/KE: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Northeast wind around 5 mph.


 

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

PB/KE: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Calm wind.


 

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.

PB/KE: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

 

 


 

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.

PB/KE: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

 



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4/02 -  5:07 PM:  It has been raining for much of the day east of the Monadnocks. Ocean storm systems slowly backing in from east will continue to spread rain and wind across the region tonight. This vertically stacked system will continue to meander back to the west early tonight before gradually sinking further south late tonight. Impulses pivoting around the upper low will generate periods of rain overnight...along with some wet snow or sleet across the higher terrain of far northern New Hampshire and the western Maine mountains where some light accumulations will be possible. It`ll be a breezy night with northerly winds gusting up to 25 mph over the interior and over 30 mph along the coast. Temperatures will only drop back a few degrees tonight given cloud cover and winds. Coastal Flood Warnings are now in effect. Also, wind advisories in MA. The low will meander further south then southeast on Friday with drier air beginning to work in from the north. Shower activity will become more scattered from north to south as the day progresses. It`ll be another mostly cloudy and raw day with northerly winds gusting between 25 and 35 mph along the coast and over our Maine zones...and gusting between 15 and 25 mph over New Hampshire. Highs should be mainly in the 40s. Friday night winds will gradually diminish as the low continues to retreat further offshore and drier air continues to filter in from the north. It`ll be a mostly cloudy night with any lingering showers over southern New Hampshire and southwest Maine ending overnight. Lows will range from near 30 across the mountains with mid and upper 30s elsewhere. Better weather ahead and you can hear all about that in the every Thursday Evening Weekend Outlook E-mail blast. Coming out tonight before 7PM . Sign up below and join over 200+ others. Stay tuned.
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SYNOPSIS... NH/ME
A strengthening storm over the Atlantic will meander
over the Gulf of Maine through tonight, slinging moisture into our
area with periods of rain over most of New England with cool and
damp conditions. Rain gradually tapers down Friday with high
pressure building in from the west bringing a dry weekend.

SYNOPSIS...MA
A large and intense ocean storm moves west toward Southern New
England tonight, then pinwheels toward the south on Friday.
This storm will bring strong to possibly damaging winds and
coastal flooding to east coastal Massachusetts, especially Cape
Cod and the Islands. In addition, periods of rain will fall
heavily at times across the area through Friday night. A slow
moving, weak front will bring scattered showers Sunday through
Sunday night. Unsettled conditions will linger at times into mid
week.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...

* Becoming drier through the day on Saturday but shower chances
linger, especially over eastern MA

* A weak disturbance and approaching cold front may bring scattered
showers Sunday into Sunday night

* Dry, warmer than average conditions briefly return Monday, cooling
through mid week

* Generally dry through mid week but a few weak systems may bring
scattered showers at times

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4/02 -  6:51 AM: Rain was falling from Boston to Manchester, to Portsmouth, to Portland this morning and will continue to move west. A strong ocean storm is backing into the region today from the east. This strengthening storm just outside the Gulf of Maine drives sensible weather conditions today; in short, expect a cool, humid, and rainy Thursday. The low, positioned roughly south of Halifax and east of Cape Cod, will continue to pump in a deeply moist, maritime air mass as an inverted trough forces rounds of rain on shore, focusing this afternoon through the evening. Rainfall steadily increases to around 1" along the coast by the afternoon with increasing precipitation intensity heading into the evening as the system retrogrades back toward our area. By tonight, the oceanic low loops back around to the east and begins to pull away to the east. This, combined with dry air intrusion aloft from the north, lends to an overall weakening trend in precipitation with a gradual N to S drying trend through the day. Better mixing is realized behind the departing wave, so am expecting somewhat stronger winds tonight into tomorrow. The bulk of the rain falls tonight with more showery weather on Friday. The winds will pick up, especially along the coast where a coastal flood and wind advisory is posted. Better weather ahead and you can hear all about that in the every Thursday Evening Weekend Outlook E-mail blast. Coming out tonight before 7PM . Sign up below and join over 200+ others. Stay tuned.
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SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
A strengthening storm over the Atlantic will retrograde some
today and tonight, slinging moisture into our area with periods
of rain over most of New England with cool and humid conditions.
Rain gradually tapers down Friday with high pressure building
in from the west bringing a dry weekend.

SYNOPSIS...MA
A large and intense ocean storm well southeast of New England
will pinwheel back toward the coastline tonight and Friday.
This storm will bring strong to possibly damaging winds and
coastal flooding to east coastal Massachusetts, especially Cape
Cod and the Islands. In addition, periods of rain will fall
heavily at times across the area through Friday, then will
linger into Saturday morning. A slow moving, weak front will
bring scattered showers late Saturday night through Sunday
night. Unsettled conditions will linger at times into mid week.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...

Highlights...

* Area of rain will linger across central and eastern areas
Friday night, along with strong wind gusts, then will
gradually shift offshore during Saturday

* Mainly dry conditions late Saturday into Sunday morning as
weak high pressure crosses

* A weak disturbance and approaching cold front may bring
scattered showers Sunday afternoon into Sunday night

* Dry, seasonable conditions briefly return Monday

* Unsettled conditions will linger at times Monday night
through mid week as weak systems move across

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Regional Weather Discussion ...

Manchester NH -

A damp breezy, and cool stretch is taking over for the next two days, but there is improvement right behind it for the weekend.

Today will be breezy and chilly with any early mixing (or wet snow) giving way to rain of varying intensities. Temps will struggle into the upper 30s to mid 40s and there will be a northerly breeze at 10-20+ mph into this evening.

The rain continues tonight and into Friday, especially in the morning and early afternoon. Partial clearing is likely late, mostly in northern NH. Highs will be in the 40s with that noticeable breeze continuing.

Clouds to partial sun on Saturday and a bit more sun likely on Sunday as temps climb a bit… we’ll be in the 40s to lower 50s Saturday and into the 50s on Sunday.

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