Weather outlook: Soggy holiday, plus snowmelt and rain = time to clear your roof

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Five-day Weather Outlook, Dec. 23-27


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Outlook for Dec. 23

Today will bring a mix of sun and clouds with a chilly breeze making it feel like 31. Tomorrow will be a sun-filled day before we get snow-eating rain for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

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Five-Day Outlook

Today: Mostly Sunny High 37 Winds: W 5-10 mph
Tonight: Increasing clouds Low 27 Winds: WSW 5-10 mph
Thursday: Mostly Cloudy & milder, gusty breeze High 50 Winds: S 10-15+ mph
Christmas Eve: Periods of rain, foggy, and very windy Low 48 Winds: SSE 20-25+ mph
Christmas: Rainy & windy, morning high of 57 with temps falling in the afternoon Winds: S 15-20+ (rainfall and snowmelt can lead to flooding)
Friday night: Clearing and much colder Low 23 Winds: W 10-15
Saturday: Mostly Sunny and much colder High 32 Winds: WNW 5-15 mph
Saturday night: Clear and cold Low 20 Winds: W 5-10 mph
Sunday: Mostly Sunny and cold High 35 Winds: W 5-10 mph
Sunday night: Some clouds and cold Low 23 Winds: light & variable

Weather Patterns We’re Watching

Santa will need his raincoat on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day will start with temperatures near 60 with rain and wind gusting between 40-50 mph (power outages likely). Rainfall and snowmelt can lead to flooding.


News You Can Use

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If you have two feet of snow on your roof, act now!  On average, two feet of snow can equal up to 19 tons of weight on your roof, which can significantly weaken the structure. Consider removing accumulated snow from your roof to avoid collapse, with rain coming in on Christmas eEe and Day it will add to the weight of existing snow.


About Rick Gordon

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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 gordonwx@comcast.net .

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. 

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