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By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake into itself again
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Increasing clouds tonight - Not as cold

Showers may hold off until the afternoon Saturday

In the Special Reports section find maps
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Forecasts are for Southern NH (Nashua)  to Keene NH with other locations noted.
(PB = Peterborough, NH) - (KE = Keene, NH)
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Increasing clouds, with a low around 29. South wind around 5 mph.

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Increasing clouds, with a low around 27. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

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Rain, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog after 4pm. High near 47. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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Rain, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog after 4pm. High near 44. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

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Rain, mainly before 2am. Patchy fog. Low around 40. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

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Rain, mainly before midnight. Patchy fog. Low around 38. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. North wind around 5 mph.

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Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the morning.

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Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Calm wind.

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Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Calm wind.

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New England Weather Discussion

(With thanks to the surrounding National Weather Service Offices)
Time of the readings below: 1 Mar 2024 9:57 PM
Current Temperature: 33.2°F (-0.5) 

High Temperature for the day: 40.8 at 4:41 PM.
Low Temperature for today: 14.8 at 7:00 AM.
Rainfall Today: 0.00 inches

Current Dewpoint: 21.6°F (0.3)
Hours of Daylight Tomorrow: 11:16
Find all of my instrument readings here.
Last complete site update: 3/01 - 6:05 PM
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Welcome to March. Spring is only 19 days away!
It took quite a while for temps to turn milder today, but eventually, we did hit 41 degrees here in Peterborough, NH today.
Dry conditions persist through tonight before a shortwave aloft and developing low pressure system brings precipitation to the area Saturday into Saturday night. Ahead of this system, mid/high clouds will begin to increase overnight tonight, but how quickly this occurs and how thick the clouds end up being makes the temperature forecast challenging.

Latest guidance is tending to favor bringing in the clouds later rather than earlier, and with light winds, a period of good radiational cooling is possible this evening into some portion of the overnight hours. After that, temperatures should start to level off or even come up a degree or two with more confidence in this across southern and western areas. I have taken a blended approach to temps by bringing in some of the cooler model guidance, especially over northern and eastern areas where it looks to stay less cloudy for the longer period of time.

As previously mentioned, a trough moving across the Ohio Valley/Great Lakes toward New England and developing low pressure near the Delaware/Maryland/Virginia border will bring a round of precipitation to the area on Saturday, mostly in the form of rain. Forecast soundings indicate there may be some lingering dry air aloft in the morning, and while there still could be a few showers around, the steadier rainfall looks to hold off until the afternoon hours, except for maybe across NH. If precipitation can start early enough there may be a brief period of light snow due to wet-bulbing or possibly even freezing rain with the favored areas generally being central and northern NH and the mountains in the morning. Despite the clouds and rain moving in, temperatures should still be able to reach the 40s.

The low pressure will moves slowly to the northeast Saturday night toward Cape Cod. Rain will continue for much of the area but should start diminishing from north to south as the night goes on as northerly winds start pulling in some drier air (but forecast soundings suggest there could be some drizzle). Total rainfall amounts are expected to be a 0.10" to 0.25" across the north and a 0.25" to 0.50" farther south. The exception will be along the southeastern NH up along the Maine Coast where an inverted trough axis may set up and potentially boost localized rainfall amounts into the 0.75" to 1.00" range.

Long range:
The pattern across North America remains mostly weakly amplified in the mid latitudes, with the stronger troughs and closed systems mainly in the Arctic. Initially, ridging will be predominate across the NE Continental United States, but its more of a dirty ridge with waves moving out of a weak closed low to our west. So despite warm temps aloft, there will be periods with more clouds than sun, and a couple of  threats for showers. By the end of the week the models are starting to show a more well organized system stemming from a closed low passing to our west, which looks like mostly rain attm.

Starting with Sunday it looks like lingering clouds in the morning, and maybe a few showers near the coast will give way to at least partly sunny skies by afternoon, which should allow for highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. Lows Sunday will be mild, as cloud cover will likely thicken once again, but it should be dry with lows in the mid 30s to low 40s. Monday looks dry, but probably mostly cloudy as a weak surface low passes to our south as a wave tries to flatten the ridge. More predominant onshore flow will keep things cooler, especially near the coast as highs range from mid to upper 40s near the coast to the low to mid 50s in southern NH and the CT valley.

After this, the forecast becomes low confidence, as the Euro and GFS models differ quite a bit, with the Euro bringing a fast moving system through around Wednesday, followed by another, more organized system Thursday night and Friday, while the GFS phases the first system and moves it through Wednesday night and Thursday, with a dry and cooler Friday. This had led me to just covering most of the Wed- Fri period with chance POPs and a mainly rain event.

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Regional Synopsis

SYNOPSIS...
Dry conditions continue through tonight before a low pressure system brings increasing chances for rain on Saturday and Saturday night before moving out Sunday. Next week will feature a strong warming trend, with temperatures forecast to be well above normal for early March, but will be unsettles with clouds and several chances for showers.

SYNOPSIS...
High pressure will keep the dry weather in place through tonight. Low pressure approaches the area Saturday, bringing showers and periods of rain. Mostly cloudy but dry weather returns Sunday and perhaps into Monday with mild temperatures. Remains unsettled through much of the upcoming week, but with considerable uncertainty in timing rain chances and intensity. Temperatures remain mild.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...

Highlights

* Cloudy and unsettled Sunday and Monday. Could some have spotty
showers/drizzle with onshore flow. Temps above normal.

* Still unsettled Tuesday through Thursday and could be wet at
times. Lots of uncertainty during this timeframe. Temps still
appear to be above normal.

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Manchester, NH:  Last update:  3/01 - 6:43 AM

Still breezy today, but we get the sunshine back as milder air returns over the weekend.

Sunny skies today and after a chilly start some milder air returns this afternoon. Highs will range from 34-44¬? from north to south.

The breeze out of the west will still be active and noticeable, just not as gusty as yesterday: 10-20+ mph.

20s for most tonight with clear skies in the evening turning partly cloudy overnight.

That milder trend will continue into the weekend with highs in the 40s Saturday and some 50s Sunday.

There will be a chance for afternoon rain showers Saturday, as the clouds thicken in the morning. Highs will be in the 40s.

There could be a few additional showers either Sunday or Monday, but no washouts are expected. Regardless of shower chances, temperatures should stay mild into next week with quite a few clouds around.

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Climate Information (Peterborough, NH)

This section is updated every morning.  
Last Update:
 3/01 - 6:38 AM
The current average temperature spread for this time of year:
High: 37 Degrees
Low: 15 Degrees 
Record High: 1972: 64 Degrees 
Record Low: 1897: -20 Degrees
Current Snow Pack - Peterborough, NH:  0 Inches
Current conditions atop Mount Washington at this hour:
Freezing Fog, Blowing Snow and Windy
Current temperature: -15.5 degrees - Wind Speed: 68.7 MPH
Wind Chill: -57 degrees
Wind Gusts: 81 MPH - Highest gust last 24 hours: 127 MPH
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