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

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:52 AM

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New Hampshire and Maine

High Wind Watch
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
340 AM EDT Wed Oct 16 2019

MEZ023>028-NHZ014-161545-
/O.NEW.KGYX.HW.A.0003.191017T0300Z-191017T1500Z/
Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-
Coastal Waldo-Coastal Rockingham-
Including the cities of Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach,
Kittery, Portland, Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Westbrook,
Yarmouth, Brunswick, Arrowsic, Bath, Phippsburg, Bowdoinham,
Topsham, Bowdoin, Whitefield, Dresden, Alna, Bremen, Bristol,
Damariscotta, Newcastle, Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset, Waldoboro,
Owls Head, Rockland, Appleton, Camden, Hope, Rockport, Thomaston,
Belfast, Northport, Searsmont, Lincolnville, Greenland,
Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton,
and Seabrook
340 AM EDT Wed Oct 16 2019

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

* WHAT...East winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph
possible.

* WHERE...In New Hampshire, Coastal Rockingham County. In Maine,
Coastal York, Coastal Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and
Coastal Waldo Counties.

* WHEN...From this evening through Thursday morning.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power
lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this
situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe
location prior to the onset of winds.

=================================================================

Hazardous Weather Outlook
Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Gray ME
341 AM EDT Wed Oct 16 2019

MEZ007>009-012>014-018>022-NHZ001>013-015-170745-
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-
341 AM EDT Wed Oct 16 2019

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.

Today and Tonight.

Areas of heavy rain is possible Wednesday night into Thursday with
the highest amounts in the mountains. Although widespread flooding
is not expected, poor drainage areas may see minor flooding. In
addition, gusty winds to 30-40mph are expected late tonight into
Thursday.

Thursday through Tuesday.

Heavy rain will come to an end on Thursday as the low moves out of
the area.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
conditions according to Standard Operating Procedures.

Massachusetts

Wind Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
423 AM EDT Wed Oct 16 2019

MAZ007-014>016-019-161630-
/O.NEW.KBOX.WI.Y.0015.191017T0400Z-191017T2200Z/
Eastern Essex MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-Suffolk MA-
Eastern Norfolk MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-
Including the cities of Gloucester, Cambridge, Boston, Quincy,
and Plymouth
423 AM EDT Wed Oct 16 2019

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM EDT
THURSDAY...

* WHAT...South winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph
expected.

* WHERE...Eastern Essex MA, Southeast Middlesex MA, Suffolk MA,
Eastern Norfolk MA and Eastern Plymouth MA Counties. This
includes the cities and towns of Gloucester, Cambridge, Boston,
Quincy, and Plymouth.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 6 PM EDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
result.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Use extra caution when driving, especially
if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.


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Wednesday

Increasing clouds, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

 

 

PB/KE: Increasing clouds, with a high near 59. Light south wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

 


 

Wednesday Night

 

Rain, mainly after 9pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 51. Breezy, with an east wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

PB/KE: Rain, mainly after 8pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 47. Breezy, with an east wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 2 and 3 inches possible.

 

Thursday

Rain, mainly before 4pm. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 54. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

PB/KE: Rain, mainly before 3pm. High near 49. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

 

 

 

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

 

 

 

PB/KE: A 30 percent chance of rain before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

 

 

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

PB/KE: Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.


 

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.

PB/KE: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.

 

 

 

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Rich's Local Weather Discussion:

10/16 -  6:36 AM:  Clear skies and a bright full moon made it look like daytime outside this morning. Clouds will be on the increase today as coastal system gets its act together off the DELMARVA. (Area of Delaware/Maryland/Virginia) and track north to the Gulf of Maine where rapid Cyclogenesis(The formation or intensification of a cyclone or low-pressure storm system.) will occur. The models are still not in complete agreement on the track of this system. There is a possibility that the Monadnocks could see 3" or 4" of rainfall. Looks like the heaviest rainfall may be around 8AM Thursday. That will be followed by strong gusty winds and colder temps on Thursday. The models depict this storm as unusually strong for this time of year. There are wind advisories now posted for a large area of New England. This storm is progressive and will be gone by later Thursday, though gusty winds may linger into Friday. Temps will modify a bit this weekend. Next storm arrives around Monday night/Tuesday of next week. Stay tuned.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
A major Nor`easter will move across New Hampshire and Maine from
Wednesday into Thursday. Heavy rain and strong winds are
expected across the area with damaging winds possible along the
coast. The low will move out on Friday with upslope showers
lingering to start the weekend. High pressure will build in for
the weekend before another cold front moves through next week.

SYNOPSIS...MA
High pressure just offshore will provide dry weather this morning.
However a powerful coastal storm develops along the NJ coast late
today and then moves northeast up the I-95 corridor of CT, RI and MA
tonight into Thursday. This will bring periods of very heavy rain
and strong to perhaps damaging winds to the region before exiting
the region later Thursday. High pressure builds in with cool, windy
conditions the rest of Thursday through Friday. Milder temperatures
with continued dry conditions expected this weekend as high pressure
moves overhead. There will be a chance for showers Monday night and
Tuesday as the next weather system approaches from the west.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM THURSDAY/...

400 AM update ...

*** Strong to damaging winds possible tonight and Thursday ***
*** Heavy rain tonight with localized 3-4" amounts possible ***

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10/15 - 6:54 PM: Chilly tonight with lows around the freezing mark. There has not been a frost in eastern MA, until tonight. See the advisory above. Our Wednesday Nor'Easter has been delayed. Expect the bulk of this storm Wednesday night and Thursday. Models still disagree on the track and strength of this storm system, but the wind forecast seems pretty solid, I would expect wind advisories to be hoisted in the morning, so check back. Previous discussion: A clear and sunny start to Wednesday but clouds will be on the increase as a Nor'Easter forms offshore, south of the region off the DELMARVA (Area of Delaware/Maryland/Virginia) and track north to the Gulf of Maine where rapid Cyclogenesis(The formation or intensification of a cyclone or low-pressure storm system.) will occur. This will bring heavy rain to the region through Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. Looks like the heaviest rainfall may be around 8AM Thursday. That will be followed by strong gusty winds and colder temps on Thursday. The models depict this storm as unusually strong for this time of year. Temps will modify a bit this weekend. Next storm arrives around Monday night/Tuesday of next week. Stay tuned.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
It will be a cold night tonight under high pressure with valley
locations dropping below freezing. The high moves east on Wednesday
with increasing clouds through the day. By Wednesday night rain
will begin moving into the area as a Nor`easter moves up the
East Coast. Rain could be heavy at times through early Thursday
along with gusty onshore winds near the coast. As the storm
moves away on Thursday expect gusty west winds across the entire
area. Cool high pressure builds in for the weekend.

SYNOPSIS...MA
Dry, fall-like weather continues into Wednesday morning. A
strengthening storm system will move up the coast Wednesday,
moving across the region Wednesday night into Thursday. This
will bring periods of heavy rain and strong winds to the region
before moving off later Thursday. High pressure builds in with
cool, windy conditions the rest of Thursday through Friday, then
possible frost/freeze conditions later Friday night. Milder
temperatures with continued dry conditions expected this weekend
as high pressure moves overhead. There will be a chance for
showers Monday night and Tuesday as the next weather system
approaches from the west.

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