Weather: Ice out at Winnipesaukee – enjoy the spring-like temperatures

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Thursday’s Weather

High-pressure building south from Eastern Canada will control our weather into the weekend. Today will be in the mid-60s and tomorrow will hit 70!

Weather Outlook, April 8  – April 12

Today: Mild with a mix of sun & clouds High 64 Winds: NE 5-10 mph

Tonight: Partly cloudy Low 44 Winds: WSW 5-10 mph

Friday: Some sun & warmer High 70 Winds: SW 5-10 mph

Friday night: Mostly clear Low 45 Winds: SSW 5-10 mph

Saturday: Very warm with a mix of sun & clouds High 75 Winds: SSW 5-10 mph

Saturday night: Partly cloudy & mild Low 48 Winds: ESE 5-10 mph

Sunday: Cloudy & cooler High 58 Winds: E 5-10 mph

Sunday night: Rain Low 45 Winds: ENE 5-10 mph

Monday: Cloudy with morning showers High 56 Winds: ENE 5-10 mph

Monday night: Mostly cloudy Low 40 Winds: N 5-10 mph

Weather Patterns We’re Watching

Summer-like on Saturday and turning cooler for Sunday with rain moving in at night.

Ice Out

Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out occurs when all the ice on Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in New Hampshire, has broken up after winter. Over the years this has been decided upon by a variety of means; as of 2018, Dave Emerson makes the call. Emerson flies two to three times a day over Lake Winnipesaukee to check on the ice. Ice-Out is declared when the MS Mount Washington can make it to every one of its ports: Center Harbor, Wolfeboro, Alton, Weirs Beach and Meredith. Lake Winnipesaukee It’s official! Declaring “Ice Out” at 4:42 April 5, 2021. Emerson Aviation Ice-out generally occurs the third week of April. The earliest ice-out was in 2016, on March 18. The latest ice-out was in 1888, on May 12.

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About 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. Drop him a line at .