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Statewide Outdoor Sports Forecast

Ski NH Outdoor Sports Forecast

New Hampshire is home to more than thirty alpine and nordic ski areas. The mountains and lakes of the state provide a great location for summer and fall recreation as well as skiing and riding in the winter months. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy chairlift rides, zip-lines, mountain coasters, biking, hiking, golf, bungee trampolines, tubing, disc golf, water sports, and more! New Hampshire is a year-round wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts of all types.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014
4:34 AM
Forecast Discussion

Lingering low-level moisture on the backside of a departing low will allow for continued clouds few additional light rain showers this morning before trending towards clearing later today. As the low departs today, it will deepen generating a tight pressure gradient that will bring about high winds with many locations seeing gusts as high as 50 mph. As the low departs overnight, a ridge of high pressure will build in allowing for skis to clear and winds to gradually decrease. Friday the high crests in allowing for fair conditions as temperatures moderate, winds continue to decrease, and skies remain generally sunny.

Friday night into Saturday, a pair of lows will approach the state; one from the Great Lakes and tracking up the St Lawrence River valley with the secondary low moving northeast from the Ohio River Valley towards the gulf of Maine. The one-two punch of the lows will bring rain to the state for Saturday, possibly becoming heavy at times. As the lows move northeast, they will come together and start to form a cutoff low on Sunday over the Gulf of Maine before eventually stalling out over the Canadian Maritimes for the state of the week. High pressure will then start to build in from the west. However, the cutoff low is a wildcard, if it remains closer to NH, it will continue to rotate in clouds and moisture for the start of the week ahead. On the other hand, if it is nudged just a bit more east, fair skies and moderating temperatures will return.

Ryan Knapp
Staff Meteorologist
Northern NH

Today:

Mostly cloudy w/ a slight chance of rain showers.

Highs: around 50°F

Wind: NW 20-30 mph w/ higher gusts

Tonight:

Partly cloudy.

Lows: mid 20s°F

Wind: NW 15-20 mph w/ gusts then 5-10 mph

Tomorrow:

Increasingly cloudy. chance of overnight rain or snow showers.

Highs: upper 50s°F

Lows: mid 30s°F

Central NH

Today:

Partly sunny.

Highs: lower 50s°F

Wind: NW 15-25 increasing to 25-30 mph

Tonight:

Partly cloudy then clearing.

Lows: mid 20s°F

Wind: NW 20-25 w/ gusts then around 10 mph

Tomorrow:

Increasingly cloudy. Chance of overnight rain showers.

Highs: lower 60s°F

Lows: mid 30s°F

Southern NH

Today:

Partly sunny trending towards clearing.

Highs: mid 50s°F

Wind: NW 20-30 mph w/ higher gusts

Tonight:

Mostly clear.

Lows: lower 30s°F

Wind: NW 20-25 mph w/ gusts then around 10 mph

Tomorrow:

Increasingly cloudy. Chance of overnight rain showers.

Highs: upper 50s°F

Lows: around 40°F

Extended Outlook

Saturday

Cloudy w/ rain showers likely.

Highs: upper 40s°F

Lows: mid 30s°F

Sunday

Mostly cloudy w/ a chance of rain showers.

Highs: around 50°F

Lows: lower 30s°F

Monday

Partly sunny.

Highs: lower 50s°F

Lows: lower 30s°F

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