Weather: Quiet ease into summer (6/19/2018)

Planner for Wednesday June 20 2018

The National Weather Service in Gray, ME confirmed 2 tornadoes occurred in New Hampshire Monday afternoon. They both happened shortly after 3pm and were classified as EF0s with max winds around 65-75mph. At around 3:03pm, the first tornado touched down near the Amonoosuc River in Bath, NH. It then traveled 9.45miles southeast to near the intersection of 112 & 116 in Easton, NH. The tornado snapped and pulled many trees out of the ground along the path.

The second tornado happened shortly after 3:30pm on a wooded hillside northwest of Lincoln, NH. A hiker on Mt. Pemigewasset spotted the tornado making contact with the ground for about a quarter mile. These were the second and third tornadoes of 2018 in New Hampshire. There were no tornadoes in Vermont or northern New York but lots of wind damage was reported.

Tuesday, the mugginess went away and the rain & storms were long gone. It was a little breezy at times but most would describe the day as refreshing! Tuesday night, the wind calms down and skies stay clear. Lows by Wednesday morning will be in the upper 40s & low 50s. The rest of Wednesday will be a stunner of a day under lots of sun and highs around 80°. Wednesday night, a weak front drives through bringing a small chance at showers and cooler air for the first day of summer. The summer solstice happens Thursday and it’ll be gorgeous! Expect lots of afternoon sun and highs in the low to mid 70s.

Pleasant summer weather continues Friday and most of Saturday. Highs stay in the upper 70s & low 80s with comfy humidity levels. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms move into northern New York by Saturday afternoon. Eastern New York, Vermont & New Hampshire should remain dry while the sun is up. Rain moves across the rest of the area Saturday night and lasts through Sunday. 

Have a great week!

-Chief Meteorologist Sean Parker

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