MidCoast Weather Notes

Current Temperatures

Current Temperatures

A chilly start to Patriot’s Day weekend as skies are cloudy with temperatures in the low to mid 30′s across the region. The snow/sleet/rain storm on Friday left just a coating of frozen precipitation on the ground here on the midcoast. Total melted precipitation was 0.42″ for the storm.

Drier north west flow should kick in later this afternoon and will result in some breaks in the cloud cover. Temperatures should rebound to the mid 40′s.

Sunday will feature more clouds with a chance of a light shower or two due to a trof rotating through. Expect highs to be in the mid to upper 40′s

On Monday, Patriot’s Day, a warm front will approach from the west bringing clouds with it as the day wears on. Skies will be partly sunny to begin the day, with clouds increasing in the afternoon. High temperatures will range from the upper 40′s to low 50′s.

 

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New England Current Temps

New England Current Temps

Temps on this 6th day of April are hovering in the mid to upper 30′s across Maine with windchills in the upper 20′s. As you can see in the images below, skies are clear. Temperatures will fall rapidly after sunset, but clouds working in from the west later tonight will keep temps from bottoming out. Look for overnight temperatures across Maine to range from the low to mid 20′s.

 

 Image: 4/6/2013 2:30 pm Winds/Windchill (Click image for larger view)

2:30 pm New England Winds/Windchill - April 6th, 2013

2:30 pm New England Winds/Windchill – April 6th

 

 Image: 4/6/2013 2:30 pm New England Temperatures (Click image for larger view)

2:30 pm New England Temperatures - April 6th, 2013

2:30 pm New England Temperatures – April 6th

With temperatures forecasted to be in the 40′s this week, snow cover will slowly shrink in coverage and depth. Will there be another storm to refresh the pack? Stay tuned.

 

Snow depth as of Sunday March 24th, 2013.

Image: Courtesy of NOAA/NWS Northeast River Forecast Center

 

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New England Snow Cover

Current New England Snow Cover

Storm Misses to South

Blocking from a strong upper level ridge over Greenland will prevent a low pressure system from affecting New England early next week. The low will exit the mid Atlantic coast and head out to sea. The image above shows the 18Z NAM 54hr Reflectivity with the low centered just off the Delmarva Peninsula.

Next week should feature daytime temperatures at or slightly below normal and nighttime lows below normal. The coastal plain will be fairly dry, with upslope snow showers in the mountains.