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Jackson, Michigan to Manchester, New Hampshire

We’re going to Canada! At long last, we are cutting through southern Ontario to facilitate our day and a half drive, from southeast Michigan to┬ásoutheast New Hampshire. The drive is 827 miles, which we will cover at a pace of 65mph. This means our first day should be through after 521 miles of driving, which should place us safely back on American soil for the night.

DAY ONE (Tuesday)

Off we go, and I am happy to report that our venture through Ontario will be slowed only by customs going into and returning from our neighbors to the north. A cold front will be forcing its way towards the Tennessee Valley, so we will be experiencing a bit of a chill, and some breezy weather in Chatham-Kent, London and Hamilton, but no actual precipitation. There may be a few flurries up in the Adirondacks when we return to New York, and we might see a flake as we stop in Westmoreland for the night, but that’s hardly Canada’s fault.

DAY TWO (Wednesday)
The rear lobe of a system moving offshore from New England is expected to organize a bit over Nova Scotia on Wednesday, wrapping moisture back into the White and Green Mountains. We should be far enough south that we stay snow free, but there will likely be a few midlevel clouds as we navigate through Massachusetts and finally arrive in Manchester.

Showery Sunday

Saturday passed by rather uneventfully for Manchester, just as expected. Sunday was indeed overcast for much of the day, with a few sporadic showers in the area squeezing out a few drops from the sky. Accuweather took home the win.

Saturday: High 72, Low 59.
Sunday: 0.01″ of rain in evening shower. High 79, Low 62.
Forecast Grade: A

Manchester, New Hampshire to Stockton, California

This is going to be a hike, isn’t it? A 6 day journey from shore to shore, covering 3110 miles. That’s about as long a journey as you can expecta and stay in the CONUS on these treks. The drive will average a pace of nearly 65mph. The first 5 days will be through after 519.6 miles, with that last day just a hair shorter. Boy, nothing better than a week of driving, is there? Saddle up and let’s go.

DAY ONE (Sunday)
Unfortunately, a stalled boundary will be sitting right on top of New England in the morning on Sunday, which means we will be enjoying some rain as we leave Manchester. We will deal with these showers through Massachusetts and in far northern Connecticut, but we should enjoy a break by the time we reach Hartford. That shower activity will remain light or non-existent as we continue southwestward through downstate New York. The front will reflare, and do so fairly aggressively in Pennsylvania, however. Particularly around Williamsport, the shower and thunderstorm activity could be heavy at times. The terrain will loosen up west of Bellefonte, and rain and storms may be a bit lighter as we call it a night in Du Bois, PA.

DAY TWO (Monday)
Things don’t look too bad for Monday, from western Pennsylvania to northern Illinois. The real issues will be to the west, where low pressure is coming together. When we stop for the night in Joliet, don’t be surprised to see some clouds on the western horizon, where some showers and storms will be firing.

DAY THREE (Tuesday)
As the system in the northern Plains matures, things should stabilize over northern Illinois and Iowa, thanks in large part to some oppressive heat and humidity. I think that we will drive through some soupy but rain free conditions from Joliet to Cedar Rapids. From Cedar Rapids to Adair, there is a chance for a very isolated storm, which could be fairly strong. The cold front itself will move slowly across the Missouri River. There will be heavier rain and a better chance for severe storms from Adair to Gretna, Nebraska, depending on the pace of the boundary. Fortunately, I think everything will be wrapping up from the west Omaha metro to Lincoln, which is where we will check in for the evening.

DAY FOUR (Wednesday)
High pressure will be pressing into the northern Rockies on Wednesday. Temperatures will be cooler, which is great, and we will be able to enjoy the splendor of Nebraska. There is a truck stop in Big Spring that’s terrific. The drive will take us to Wyoming, where we will have to find a spot to camp west of Laramie. Exit 279 is the goal spot.

DAY FIVE (Thursday)
Thursday is going to be similar to Wednesday. Not many people around, not much weather around and the end of a day that ends very rurally. The drive will end east of Wells, Nevada, right in the middle of the wilderness.

DAY SIX (Friday)
Clouds will be building up the Sierras as we cross from Nevada to California, but afternoon convection will wait until after we have descended into the Valley. It will be quite warm in inland locations like Stockton, and the sun will be out to make us feel the heat.

Manchester, New Hampshire

Boy, it is right in the middle of summer now, isn’t it? Let’s head off to New England and see the warmest temperatures we will see there all year.

At 953PM, ET, Manchester was reporting a temperature of 65 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. A lobe along a broad trough over the Maritimes extended over New England, producing the clouds and a few showers over Maine. In the winter, this would be an efficient snowmaker, however in the summer it is struggling to produce even clouds across the region.
The trough will continue to move out of New England tomorrow, which will lend itself to a a cool but generally dry day. A system developing over the Dakotas is expected to launch itself northeast towards Hudson Bay, with a weak cold front advancing into the eastern Great Lakes by tomorrow evening. This will destabilize New Hampshire a bit, but should only lead to a few overnight clouds Saturday night. Unfortunately, the front itself will arrive in town early on Sunday, and won’t move very quickly. Sunday looks like a particularly rainy day in southern New Hampshire, generally due to the persistent nature of the rain, rather than individual gullywashers.
Tomorrow – Increasing clouds, High 76, Low 61
Sunday – Rain through the day, with an isolated thunderstorm, High 78, Low 64

TWC: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 75, Low 58
Sunday – Scattered Thunderstorms, High 80, Low 59

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 76, Low 59
Sunday – Mostly cloudy with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm High 79, Low 61

NWS: Tomorrow – Partly sunny, High 77, Low 60
Sunday – Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers between noon and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy High 79, Low 60

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 77, Low 60
Sunday – Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the morning…Then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 79, Low 60

WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy with Isolated Showers High 77, low 59
Sunday – Mostly Cloudy with Light Showers Likely High 79, Low 61

FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain overnight. High 77, Low 58
Sunday – Light rain in the morning and afternoon. High 81, Low 58

Considering the heat in the Plains, that’s downright pleasant. Too bad about the rain. Here is the satellite, showing that it really isn’t so murky up in New Hampshire.

Casper, Wyoming to Manchester, New Hampshire

Well, it’s the start of the week. What better way to kick it off with a nearly week-long road trip? 2,140 miles separate Casper and Manchester, so it will take 4 days to cover the length. Away we go!



After a rather windy night and dissipating rain showers, conditions should be pretty good to start the day. High pressure settling in over the Intermountain West controls the region and mostly sunny skies greet us as we make our way down to Cheyenne, then eastward on I-80 into Nebraska. As a storm continues to shift over the MS River Valley, we’ll move into some cloudy and windy conditions as we continue eastward in NE, but conditions should remain dry all the way to Grand Island, our stop for night 1.


Conditions should be much the same as they were when we went to sleep in Grand Island, but with the winds subsiding a bit. We’ll encounter some rain showers once we get east of Des Moines, sometimes briefly heavy between the Iowa capital and the Quad Cities. Winds will dissipate a bit as we continue into northern IL and draw closer to the center of the main low pressure system. Showers will continue for us as we finish this leg in Joliet, IL


Dreary conditions will continue as we our trek on I-80/90. Low pressure will have occluded and stalled out over IL/IN, meaning constant cloudy skies and scattered light rain showers as we drive through northern IN and into northern Ohio. We might see some heavier precip as we make our way past Cleveland and through Erie, PA, but better chances will be in western NY in the late evening, where we end this leg in Buffalo.


Our final leg! However, it will be one of the slowest as we have to go through the heart of the front, with heavy rain and possible thunderstorms over central and Eastern NY slowing our travels. Once we get past Albany, however, the rain should lighten up some but the wind will increase as we continue into MA. The steady rain will continue though as we make our way past Springfield, Worcester and Lowell as we finish up at Manchester. Finally made it!


A heat wave to finish off summer

I know that when I think of New Hampshire, I don’t necessarily think “blazing hot summers.” I would assume that temperatures this time of year are beginning t descend towards something a little more autumnal, and really, I would be right. The average highs and lows in Manchester, New Hampshire for this time of year are in the mid 70s and lower 50s. To begin this week, however, both sets of numbers have been about 10 degrees above normal. It’s high pressure, and the forecast was easy, and local residents got to experience an extended taste of summer after what had been an extended winter. Victoria-Weather and Accuweather tied atop the leaderboard.
Actuals: Monday – High 88, Low 63
Tuesday – High 87, Low 62

Grade: A

Manchester, New Hampshire

All right, we’re almost back on track. This is the forecast for Manchester, New Hampshire that was promised to you yesterday.

At 753PM, ET, Manchester was reporting clear skies and a temperature of 75 degrees. The urban heat island affect seemed to be quite impactful, as Manchester was about degrees warmer than any other site in southern New Hampshire or northeastern Massachuesetts.
High pressure will remain parked over New England for the next two days. There is an area of low pressure in Canada that is going to be held up in that part of the continent, and it will draw southerly flow through New Hampshire, which will help temperatures take a last run at 90 for the season.
Tomorrow – Sunny and hot, High 88, Low 60
Tuesday – Sunny skies continue, High 88, Low 61

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny high 86, Low 59
Tuesday – Sunny High 88, Low 62

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny; patchy morning fog, then nice in the afternoon High 87, Low 60
Tuesday – Mostly sunny and very warm; patchy fog in the morning, then pleasant in the afternoon High 87, Low 63

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny high 86, Low 58
Tuesday – Sunny High 87, Low 62

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny high 87, Low 58
Tuesday – Sunny High 87, Low 63

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 84, Low 61
Tuesday – Mostly Sunny High 88, Low 64

Now this is a nice way to wind down summer! Satellite is nice and quiet.

Waiting for the storm

Manchester, along with the rest of New England, is in for a rough beginning to the week. The last two days were mostly all right though! The 60s are a little cool for my taste but in late October it’s hard to beat. Accuweather was also hard to beat, getting nearly a perfect temperature forecast, only slipping by forecasting rain to end the day yesterday.
Actuals: Friday – High 66, Low 44
Saturday – High 66, Low 46

Grade: A

Manchester, New Hampshire to Waterloo, Iowa

We have a two and a half day drive ahead of us with this forecast, perhaps getting out of the way of Hurricane Sandy which moves ever closer to the east coast. Will the 1304 mile journey be in time? Plan on a pace of 61.9. That will mean our first two days will be through after 495 miles, with the final leg, of course, being a half day. Let’s go dodge some hurricanes.

Our concern on our Saturday leg will actually be a boundary moving through the Great Lakes and not Sandy. The trip through southern New England and eastern New York will be surprisingly calm, given the storm that’s to come. We will start to see clouds after we pass through Utica, with the threat for rain starting as we pass through Syracuse. Heavier rain with a good dose of cold air behind it, will be a problem when we hit Buffalo. This storm has caused snow in the Midwest, but I think, strange as it sounds, that we will have too much moisture to create snow, as temperatures in Buffalo won’t cool quite enough. Still, it will be rainy and dreary when we arrive in Blasdell, a southern suburb of Buffalo.

Sandy will keep that boundary pinned in the eastern Great Lakes, and will keep rain in the forecast through Cleveland. At the back end of this system, don’t be surprised if at this point, precipitation begins to change over to snow. That won’t last too long, and by the time we get out of the Cleveland metro, we should be in for drier roads. It will still be cloudy through northern Indiana and the south side of Chicago. We will make it through Chicago before stopping in the equally cloudy but by this point fairly day Princeton, Illinois, just west of La Salle.

While Manchester gets blasted by Sandy, we will only contend with some clouds and a very isolated drop as we cross the Mississippi into Iowa. Waterloo will be on the cusp of a warming trend, but it won’t be there yet.

Manchester, New Hampshire

Today we head off to Manchester, NH! Will their lovely weather continue into the weekend? Let’s take a gander!

At 12:53pm EDT, the temperature in Manchester, NH was 61 degrees under fair skies. High pressure has been camping out over the Northeast and New England the last few days, making for a quiet and pleasant week over the region! This high pressure will continue to keep the region comfortable today and into Friday. Saturday will see the region start to get squeezed between 2 notable systems: The strong cold front making its way through the Central US currently, and Hurricane Sandy, which is lifting northward through the Bahamas. Sandy will come near the Carolina coastline then get pushed out to sea a bit before the trough sucks it back towards the Northeast on Monday and Tuesday. What does this mean for Manchester? Well for the next couple of days, nothing really. A couple of scattered showers are possible late Saturday, but I think they’ll be dry into Sunday. For Monday and Tuesday, however, this could be a storm of epic proportions for the region. Over 2 inches of rain are quite possible with wind gusts of 30-50mph, and perhaps higher depending on what happens with the post-tropical track of Sandy. In any event, enjoy the next couple of days citizens of Manchester! Next week could be a VERY different story.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High 68, Low 44.
Saturday: Increasing clouds. High 64, Low 48.

TWC: Friday: Partly cloudy. High 68, Low 45.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, couple of isolated showers. High 64, Low 49.

AW: Friday: Partly sunny and mild. High 66, Low 44.
Saturday: Mild with clouds and sun. Few isolated evening showers. High 64, Low 47

NWS: Friday: Patchy morning fog, then sunny. High 70, Low 39.
Saturday: Slight chance of showers. High 67, Low 47.

WB: Friday: Mostly sunny. High 70, Low 39.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High 47, Low 47.

Here we see Hurricane Sandy churning through the Bahamas, with a cold front pushing through the central US, which is currently bringing us snow here in Minneapolis. These 2 features will play a huge role in a massive storm system for early next week, but for the next couple of days, the weather should be pleasant. Enjoy it!