RichLefko.com

Detailed and accurate weather for New England. PLEASE support us by using our sponsors.
See the number of site visitors below. Are YOU visitor #205,000?? Subscribe to our weather alert e-mail.

Site News & Updates...



See the October 2020 Almanac

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Section is now Open

I've updated the monthly Rainfall/Snowfall stats

81 Severe Weather Survival Tips Every Homeowner Must Know - Family Handyman

LIVE RADAR - See the Regional Radar Here!!!

See our revamped sponsor ads below
USE THIS LINK!!!!! AMAZON.COM

Or this one for OWC
(Just click through and then order)
Try our Amazon and OWC links below
(No cost to you, but helps the site)

Read the feature article about RichLefko.com in the Keene NH Sentinel

Keene Sentiinel Mention

You can always see my current weather reading for Peterborough, NH at WeatherCloud.net

 

 

 

 

 

Stuff to make using the site easier ..

I use abbreviations for many things:
PB = Peterborough
KE = Keene NH
Precip = Precipitation
SWS = Special Weather Statements
New web site creation in process. Stay tuned.
Make sure your browser is set to allow "pop-ups" from this site. I use them extensively and there is no danger of any viruses or anything like that.

I am based in Peterborough, NH, but the main forecasts (for now) are for Nashua, NH and the region. I send out an e-mail every Thursday that covers the upcoming weekend forecast. I also send out advisories when issued by the NWS to this list. You will NEVER get SPAM or e-mail from anyone else. I don't share my mail list with anyone. If you'd like to be a part of that mailing, send your e-mail address to: Mail List

What is a "ShortWave"?

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.

MCS = Mesoscale Convective System (Bunch of thunderstorms)

Follow WeatherguyNH on Twitter


MacHighway - Web Hosting for Mac Users, by Mac Users, Since 1997

 

How I started...

I've been a weather hobbyist all of my life. As a child, I used to stand outside in the rain during thunderstorms just to watch the lightning. Back in the '70s getting weather information was a chore. I remember listening to NWS broadcasts during hurricane season and plotting these on a piece of paper. After moving to New England I finally bought my first real weather station made by Davis Instruments. I began to record daily weather data in a journal. I had a few people, where I work, who knew I was a weather nut, ask me to send them an e-mail on the weekend forecast. So two grew to five then 15, then 40, and now my Thursday weekend mail list reaches over 200+ people. I took some web programming classes in the late '90s and a few years after that RichLefko.com was born. I wanted to share my hobby with anyone who was interested, and I am quite overwhelmed with how many people seem to be interested. I've gotten so many "thank you's" for a variety of reasons..."saved my party", "saved my wedding", "saved my life." It's been fun and rewarding all at the same time.
Thanks for visiting RichLefko.com. Please tell your friends and family.

 

 

 

 

Your Information Source for Weather in New England!!   


Breaking Weather Headlines:

Clearing and cooler tonight - Sunny, cooler, less humid Thursday

Strong winds knock out power for thousands in NH

Rain brings some relief, but much more needed to make dent in drought

Hurricane center monitoring tropical wave in Caribbean, could develop into 'Gamma'

Explore Outdoors: The perfect fall foliage road trip this weekend in northern New Hampshire

Wear Blaze Orange When Heading Afield

US Drought Monitor - NH


*Site Hints*
(There is a new "Weather History" graphic each day in the "Daily History" panel below)
(See the daily national extremes and the most active weather spot around
the globe each day in the "Daily Extremes" panel below.)
(See "Links of Interest" for interesting articles)
(See the Pollen Panel for allergy sufferers)


See my detailed instrument readings

Share

See our sponsor ads at the bottom of this page.

 

Sunny and cool

A Few Showers Friday

Sunny and seasonably cool

The Southeast

The Upper Midwest/Northern Plains/Tennessee Valley

The West

The Desert Southwest, Texas, and the Western Gulf

Patterns this week and beyond - Other News

Pollen/Allergy Information (Spring/Summer/Fall)

(If my source continues to provide this info, I will post it here)

2020 - Main Tracking Page

Too many storms to track--I will add final numbers for each system and only detail anything that comes close to New England

Current Radar

See the Radar Page for more views

New England Radar


National Radar

This Day in Weather History


Today's Daily Extremes

Today's World Weather "Hot Spot" depicts a location of the world with unpleasant or miserable weather conditions.

Picture of the Week

I will be posting pixs of weather and non-weather events.
Got a nice/cool picture you'd like to share? Send it along with details to weathermail@mac.com

An Elephant and a Sea Lion

 

 

See the Local Weather Discussion below...

 

Welcome to Fall in New England


Winter arrives on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 5:02 AM EST

Laugh for Today
You might be a Red neck if...
"The only candlelit dinner your wife gets is during a power outage."

— Comedian Jeff Foxworthy

Rich's Local Weather Discussion
Regional Weather Discussion

Your Daily Forecast 3 Days at a Time

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:38 PM

If the Advisory logo above is flashing, go to the Advisories link in the navigation menu,
which can be found on left side of the page. Or click on the links below.

None

New Hampshire and Maine

None

Massachusetts

None


Subscribe to my Weather Alert/Weekend Forecast E-Mail list: Use this link.

Sign up for Weather Alerts and Weekend Forecasts.
Use this link. Stop at any time. You control it.

Now optimized for hand held devices, computers, and tablets! No junk. no spam, ever.

 

Monday

 

 

 

 


 

Monday Night

 

 

 


 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Night

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday


 


 

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 52. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

PB/KE: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

 

 

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 73. West wind around 5 mph.

PB/KE: Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind around 5 mph.

 

 

 

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Calm wind.

 

 

 

PB/KE: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Calm wind.

 

 

 

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

 

 

 

PB/KE: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

 

 


 

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind.

 

 

 

PB/KE: Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Calm wind.

 

 

 

Saturday

 

 


 

Saturday Night

 

 

 


 

Sunday

 


 

Sunday Night

 

 



Your weekend forecast is always posted on the Thursday morning before the weekend
To see an extended forecast for your zone, look at the Extended Forecast page. 

Links of Interest

See the October 2020 Almanac - RichLefko.com Link
Egypt discovers 27 sarcophagi more than 2,500 years old - Jerusalem Post
19th-century Maya slave ship wreck discovered off Mexico - Fox Science
Alien planets in deep space could be made of diamonds, researchers suggest - Fox Science
Scientists left baffled by reports of orca 'attacks,' call reports 'highly unusual' - Fox News
The remarkable ways animals understand numbers - BBC
Areas of NH now in Severe Drought Stage - Drought Monitor
Death Valley reports world's hottest temperature on record in 89 years
See the current monthly Rainfall & Snowfall data - RichLefko.com
18 Things You Should Never Do at Home During Severe Weather - Family Handyman

81 Severe Weather Survival Tips Every Homeowner Must Know - Family Handyman
TOXIC LEGACY Poisonous dust from 9/11 attack has given almost 10,000 New Yorkers cancer - The Sun
Interested in Apple stuff? iPhones, Macs, etc? See all of my articles at MyMac.com
Got a link to share? Send it to me - RichLefko


Share

Rich's Local Weather Discussion:

9/30 -  5:38 PM:  Well, we ended up with close to 1/2" of rainfall. Not nearly as much as we were hoping for, but the pattern seems to be changing with another chance for showers Friday and again next Monday. Overnight lows will be relatively similar across the region with mainly 40s which is substantially cooler than last night. Lower 50s likely along the coast. A southwesterly flow will continue both at the surface and aloft on Thursday. A weak trough may add limited moisture in the way of mid and upper clouds during the day. Otherwise, it will be dry with high in the lower 70s once again over southern areas and 60s in the north and mountains. Models in relatively good agreement indicating a trough of low pressure will approach the region Thursday night. This will allow for increasing and thickening clouds across the region as low pressure begins to take shape along the Mid Atlantic coastline for the medium range portion of the forecast. Broad cyclonic flow remains parked over the eastern third of the CONUS through next week. There is a good possibility of another widespread rainfall event, albeit with lower rainfall totals, on Friday with a shortwave/frontal passage. The weekend looks mainly dry with chances for showers increasing again by early next week as low pressure deepens over the Ohio Valley and lifts northeast... possibly producing a secondary coastal low in the process. Stay tuned.
Expect the every Thursday Weekend Outlook E-mail in your box Thursday evening. Sign up here.
See the October Almanac.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
We will see cooler and less humid air behind a cold front for
the remainder of the week. Unfortunately, it will remain
unsettled as a broad upper trough remains parked nearby. A
frontal system brings rain to the area Friday. High pressure
will follow over the weekend. Low pressure will move up the New
England coastline early next week.

SYNOPSIS...MA
Cooler, less humid and drier air then overspreads the region
this afternoon and lingers into Thursday. Scattered showers are
likely Friday, with showers most numerous and heaviest northwest
of the I- 95 corridor. Dry and cooler than normal weather
returns for the weekend. Another round of showers is possible
Sunday night into early next week.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...

Highlights

* Generally dry and quiet through much of the extended with near to
below normal temperatures for this time of year.

* Most confident in a few scattered showers on Friday. Cannot rule
out precipitation early next week and a potential coastal storm,
but confidence remains low due to differences amongst guidance.

9/30 -  6:52 AM:  Winds were gusting to 85 MPH atop Mount Washington this morning. Warm and humid this morning with gusty winds. Large area of rain is just about on top of us. We've had about 1/2" here in Peterborough, NH, but the expectation is for much more. Wind advisories for most with a high wind warning in SE MA and RI. Deep layer southerly flow continues to transport very high moisture values northward into our forecast area early this morning. This is allowing for rain, heavy at times across western most zones. In addition, lots of heat is being transported northward allowing our temperatures to remain in the 60s and 70s all night. Locally dense fog continues along the coast but it is suspected this will improve over the next few hours as the low level jet increases. Have not made many adjustments to our rainfall forecast today as heaviest rainfall axis will end up being over mainly western and northern New Hampshire. South and southeastward facing slopes of the Whites will pick up the most rain from this event, with a spot 3 or 4 inch amount not totally out of the question. Elsewhere, we expect a general 1 to 2 additional inches across western and northern NH and the western ME mountains. Otherwise, toward the coastal plain and southeastern NH, much less rainfall is expected with amounts generally between a half inch and an inch as the best forcing for ascent escapes to the north. A few spot higher amounts are possible under persistent heavier echoes. The heaviest rainfall should be done across most of the forecast area by late morning with a period of gusty winds possible in the wake of the front early on this afternoon. Fair weather tonight and Thursday, breezy at times with lows above freezing and highs around 70 at many locations. Thursday night shortwave energy moving through the trough will move northeast into the region Friday morning. the chance of precipitation will increase Friday afternoon with showers and maybe a period of steady rain. Stay Tuned.
See the October Almanac.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
A southerly flow will maintain warm and humid conditions across
the area through early afternoon. Heavy rain will continue this
morning, especially across western and mountainous portions of
New Hampshire. We will see cooler and less humid air behind the
cold front for the remainder of the week. Unfortunately, it
will remain unsettled as a broad upper trough remains parked
nearby. Low pressure will move along the New England coast on
Friday.

SYNOPSIS...MA
A cold front sweeps across the area this morning, bringing
widespread heavy rain and strong to possibly damaging winds,
with highest rainfall totals across western Massachusetts and
Connecticut. Cooler, less humid and drier air then overspreads
the region this afternoon and lingers into Thursday. A round of
showers is likely Friday, with showers most numerous and
heaviest northwest of the I- 95 corridor. Dry and cooler weather
returns for the weekend. Another round of showers is possible
Sunday night into early next week.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...

430 am update...

* High Wind Warning for most of RI and southeast MA. Other headlines
remain the same. Heavy downpours can lead to localized brief urban
ponding.
* Turning partly sunny albeit breezy and much more refreshing in the
afternoon hours.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...

430 am update...

Highlights...

* Showers likely Thu ngt and Fri, most numerous NW of I-95 corridor

* Dry and cool weather returns for the weekend

* Showers may return Sunday night into early next week

 

Sign up for Weather Alerts and Weekend Forecasts. Use this link.
This is the list I use for winter warnings!
Or scroll down and use the form below!
Stop at any time. You control it.

Now optimized for hand held devices, computers, and tablets! No junk. no spam, ever.
Scroll down and fill out the form


- 9/23/2020 - Update: I have had to switch to a different web application. Learning curve will be tough but I am determined to get a new site up before years end. Expect some pages not to load in the near future. Some broken links etc. I Appreciate your patience as the site update continues. Previous: New Website design is in process. Suggestions? What do you want to see? Going very slow folks. Between new hardware and new software, I think you can expect an updated site during late 2020 that will be device compatible no matter what you are using.
Support RichLefko.com by becoming a sponsor. We accept donations as well. Help me remain on the web.

To those wanting to subscribe to the weather alerts and Weekend Outlook e-mails: The link was broken, but is fixed now. Please try again!!

Sign up for Weather Alerts and Weekend Forecasts. Use this link.
This is the list I use for winter warnings!
Or scroll down and use the form below!
Stop at any time. You control it.

Now optimized for hand held devices, computers, and tablets! No junk. no spam, ever.
Scroll down and fill out the form!!


Help those affected by natural disasters


Regional Weather Discussion ...

Manchester NH:

This latest system looks to be the start of an overall weather pattern. Several rain chances are on the way over the next week or so including heavier rain this morning.

As a cold front moves across New Hampshire this morning, we'll see a needed round of steadier rain, and some will be heavy through mid morning along with embedded thunderstorms. The periods of rain will fade to lighter showers before ending about midday. A general 1-2" of beneficial rain is likely in many spots with more likely in places, mostly parts of northern and western New Hampshire and maybe a little less right along the coastline.

Strong winds are likely in some areas this morning with any passing t-storms, gusts possibly over 40mph are possible through the morning commute.

Any leftover showers very early this afternoon will give way to some sunshine. It will turn much drier and less humid late in the day with highs in the 60s to lower 70s.

It looks like a bright and pleasantly mild Thursday will give way to another system with some rain showers likely Friday.

This sets up good timing for a dry and cool weekend with highs from the mid 50s in the north to mid 60s in the south.

A third system looks to line us up for Monday with more showers by afternoon and evening.


 

Join our growing E-Mail list:

 

Join our E-mail alert list
Subscribe to the e-mail warning list. You'll get an E-mail every Thursday with links to the weekend forecast.
Also, when stormy weather is threatening, you'll get an e-mail alert.
You'll NEVER get spam, I don't give away e-mail addresses. This is a hobby.
Subscribe to our Weather Alerts/Weekend Forecast E-Mail list: Click here

See a sample here.

Sign up for Weather Alerts and Weekend Forecasts.
Use this link. Stop at any time. You control it.

Now optimized for hand held devices, computers, and tablets!

BTW, we do not sell, trade, give away, post, whisper, dream about, tattoo, print
or share your e-mail addresses with anyone...EVER!

When you subscribe, your address goes directly to me, not some service.
Subscribe once and get all e-mails and warnings!
Yes, you can subscribe to multiple addresses, home, office etc...

You can also reach this site at: MyWeatherstuff.com



RichLefko.com needs a couple of new sponsors.
Check out our low prices.

Know someone who owns a small business?
I also accept donations
.

Need a Domain Name or want to transfer to a lower cost service?
I use @hover to register my domains and I think you should too!
Try them out:


Using this link helps RichLefko.com

Do you "tweet?" Follow WeatherguyNH on Twitter@WeatherguyNH   Google us:

We are approaching our 205,000th visitor. Please E-mail me a screenshot if that is you!
(Win a very small thank you prize when you send me a screenshot. Closest to 205,000, up to 205,010.


Congratulations to M. Lamb of Schenectady NY who became our 200,000th visitor.
Who will be the 205,000th visitor?? You?? Send me a screen shot if you are within 205,000-205,010.
Win a very small thank you prize when you send me a screenshot. Closest to 205,000 (Up to 205,010).

Help support RichLefko.com by visiting our sponsors page. Let them know that you found them through RichLefko.com.