Saturday’s weather: Cloudy with a record high of 57

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Saturday’s Weather

The high of 61 yesterday was a record, the old record was 50 in 1891 & 2003. The record high today is 56 in 1932 and with a high of 57, we’ll break another record for the second day in a row. Tonight, for the New Year’s Eve celebrations a few showers around midnight with a temperature of 50.

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Mild weather with above to well above normal temperatures through the New Year’s weekend. Normal highs are in the mid-30s but will be some 10 to 15 degrees above normal. An early January thaw for the first week of the New Year. With very warm temperatures continuing through the weekend into next week, there will certainly be some melting of ice on lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers. Remember to stay off of melting ice!

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Daily Forecast for Dec. 31, 2022-Jan. 4, 2023

New Year’s Eve Day: Cloudy with a record high. High 57 (56 1932) Winds: SSW 5-10 mph
New Year’s Eve: Cloudy & mild with periods of rain (.25″) Low: 47 Winds: S 5-10 mph
New Year’s Day: Mild & breezy with early showers and afternoon sun. High 54 Winds: WNW 10-20 mph
Sunday night: Becoming mostly clear and breezy. Low 34 (feel like 29) Winds: WNW 5-10 mph
Monday: Mostly cloudy & mild. High 47 Winds: Light & Variable
Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low 31 Winds: Light & Variable
Tuesday: Cloudy & mild with a few showers. High 50 Winds: SSE 5-10 mph
Tuesday night: Few showers & mild. Low 44 Winds: SW 5-10 mph
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy & warmer. High 62 Winds: SW 5-10 mph
Wednesday night: Cloudy with showers. Low 41 Winds: N 5-10 mph

Weather Patterns We’re Watching

During the first week of the new year, the January thaw begins, and temperatures will be well above normal. Next Friday it looks like it will be turning colder.

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White Mountains Weather

The forecast for summits above 4,000 feet in Northern New Hampshire:

Today –. Summits obscured. A chance of rain showers. Highs around 40. West winds 25 to 35 mph… except west 35 to 45 mph at elevations above 5000 feet. Chance of rain 50 percent. Wind chill values as low as 15.

The forecast for elevations between 2,500 and 4,000 feet in Northern New Hampshire:

Today – Summits in and out of clouds in the morning, then summits becoming obscured. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent

Today – Summits obscured. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds 25 to 35 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph increasing to 60 mph in the afternoon.

About this Author

Rick Gordon

Rick is a native of Red Hill, PA, and is a former Chief Meteorologist at WMUR-TV. He currently teaches ninth-grade physical science at Central High School. His past adventures in weather-watching include a stint as on-air meteorologist for WSEE in Erie, PA; meteorologist with D&M Weather Services in Pittsburgh, PA; AccuWeather in State College, PA; and weather guy for KDKA radio in Pittsburgh. He studied meteorology at Millersville University in Lancaster, PA (aka God’s Country) and currently lives in Wells Beach, Maine.