Thursday’s weather: Warmer and breezy with late-day rain

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Thursday’s Weather

During the day a warm front will lift northeast over New Hampshire producing a few rain showers. The high temperature today will be around 50, but a gusty wind will make it feel cooler, unfortunately.

5-Day Outlook Dec. 2 – Dec. 6

Today: Cloudy, milder & breezy with a few showers High 51 Winds: SSW 10-15+ mph
Tonight: Early showers followed by partial clearing. Low 36 Winds: WNW 10-15 mph
Friday: Partial sunshine, breezy & colder. High 38 (feeling like29) Winds: WNW 10-20 mph
Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 24 Winds: WNW 5-10 mph
Saturday: Mix sun & clouds. High 39 Winds: WNW 5-15 mph
Saturday night: Mainly clear & cold. Low 20 Winds: NW 5-10 mph
Sunday: Intervals of clouds & sun. High 37 Winds: NW 5-10 mph
Sunday night: Cloudy with a mix of rain & snow late. Low 28 Winds: Light & Variable
Monday: Mostly cloudy and warmer with rain. High 51 Winds: WSW 10-15 mph
Monday night: Clearing & colder Low 25 Winds” W 10-15 mph

Weather Trivia

November was slightly warmer and drier than normal in Manchester. Monthly average temperature: 41.1 degrees. +.6 degrees, slightly above normal. Total precipitation 2.68″. -.80″, below normal. Snowfall .1″

Weather Patterns We’re Watching

Our next chance of snow will be Wednesday of next week.

Your favorite ski areas estimated opening dates are listed below

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Photo by Sebastian Staines

Check out conditions on the slopes via Ski NH: Conditions – Ski New Hampshire (

  • Open: Loon Mt. and Bretton Woods
  • Friday, December 3 – Attitash Mountain Resort, Cannon Mountain, Wildcat Mountain Friday,
  • December 10 – Gunstock Mountain Resort Saturday
  • December 11 – Black Mountain, Crotched Mountain Friday
  • December 17 – Dartmouth Skiway, King Pine Ski Area Sunday
  • December 26 – Abenaki Ski Area
  • TBD – Cranmore Mountain Resort, McIntyre Ski Area, Mount Sunapee Resort, Pats Peak, Ragged Mountain Resort, Waterville Valley Resort, Whaleback

 Forecast for the White Mountains

  • Summits above 4,000 feet in Northern New Hampshire. Today: Summits obscured. Freezing rain likely in the morning. Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph… except southwest 45 to 55 mph at elevations above 5000 feet. Chance of precipitation 90 percent. Wind chill values as low as 10 below in the morning.
  • Elevations between 2,500 and 4,000 feet in Northern New Hampshire. Today: Freezing rain likely with a chance of snow showers in the morning, then snow showers and rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 30s. South winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Wind chill values as low as zero in the morning.

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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.