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Higher Summits Forecast

Mountain weather is subject to rapid changes and extreme conditions. Always be prepared to make your own assessment of travel and weather conditions. This outlook is one tool to help you plan a safe trip. Always travel with adequate clothing, shelter, food, and water.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
5:09 AM

Low pressure will gradually move east of the area today, with moisture from an upper level disturbance and a strengthening upslope flow keeping the higher summits firmly in the clouds w/ snow showers. Snow showers will become more numerous this afternoon as the upper level disturbance moves closer to New England, with temperatures continue to fall through the day in the wake of the cold front from yesterday. Overnight the pressure gradient will increase as low pressure in the Gulf of Maine strengthens, with winds ramping up quickly during the evening hours to near hurricane force, with gusts possibly exceeding 100 mph near sunrise. Snow showers will begin winding down during the morning hours Thursday, with winds slowly decreasing as high pressure begins building in from the west. Snow accumulations across the higher summits through Thursday morning will range 1-3 inches.

Forecast

Today:

In the clouds w/ mixed precipitation early changing to snow showers. Wind chills falling to 0-10 above.

Highs: Falling to the mid 20s°F

Wind: NW 25-40 mph, increasing to 45-60 mph w/ higher gusts late

Tonight:

In the clouds w/ snow showers likely. Wind chills falling to 10-20 below.

Lows: Lower teens°F

Wind: NW 50-70 mph, increasing to 80-100 mph w/ higher gusts late

Tomorrow:

In the clouds w/ a chance of morning snow showers. Wind chills rising to 0-10 below.

Highs: Around 20°F

Wind: NW 80-100 mph, decreasing to 50-70 mph w/ higher gusts early

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