Wacky NH Weather

Wacky NH Weather

With a strong cold front and Hurricane Arthur, New Hampshire has seen a waterspout and possibly a tornado.
A waterspout Friday and a possible tornado touchdown Thursday in New Hampshire. A couple of days of severe weather, with much quieter conditions forecast for the weekend, thankfully.

After a hot and humid start to Thursday, a cold front sliced through New England, causing sporadic severe weather with damaging winds and large hail. One storm is suspected of possibly producing a tornado Thursday in Grafton NH, where hundreds of trees were downed, according to the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine. Forecasters are expected to survey this damage on Saturday to determine if, in fact, a tornado did touch down.

Then Friday, as Hurricane Arthur barreled northeastward along the east coast,  downpours rolled through interior New Hampshire and coastal New England, the wind shear (change in speed and direction of wind with height) spun up a waterspout on Lake Winnipesaukee. This happened around 7pm on July 4th. There were a few photos and a video floating around social media. The photo shown was from Twitter user @Richdelmonte, showing a faint waterspout through the heavy rain. I checked in with the National Weather Service to confirm, and they agree, that it would be conceivable in such conditions.

A wild couple of days of weather, with better days ahead. Check the forecast, here.
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