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St. John Valley weather for Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, 2019

Low pressure in southern New England will track into Maine Wednesday and move northwards into eastern Maine today before moving into New Brunswick toward the Gaspé Wednesday night, bringing snow to the Valley through the late afternoon. Wednesday night, the low-pressure area will move away from the region with a large ridge of Arctic high pressure building into the Valley. The high will keep frigid temperatures across the Valley through the weekend.

A clipper will bring a chance for snow showers Saturday. Another system brings moderating temperatures early next week along with snow showers Monday and a steadier snow Tuesday.

Daily Weather Summary

Wednesday, January 30
Cloudy with a 100 percent chance for snow. Around 4 inches additional snowfall expected (precipitation totals around 0.30 inch). Highs in the mid-20s with east winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west and increasing to 10 to 15 mph gusting 20 to 25 mph, mainly over higher terrain. Tonight, mostly cloudy early then partly cloudy later with lows around 7 below zero. West/southwest wind 10 to 15 mph and gusty at times. Wind chill values 15 to 25 below by Thursday morning.

Thursday, January 31
Partly cloudy and very cold with highs in the 0 to 5 above range. West wind 10 to 15 mph gusting 25 mph, mainly across higher ground. Wind chill values 20 to 25 below zero. Thursday night, partly cloudy and cold with lows near 10 below. West winds near 10 mph with wind chill values 25 to 30 below overnight.

Friday, February 1
Partly cloudy and cold with highs near 5 above. West wind 10 to 15 mph producing wind chill values 15 to 25 below zero. Friday night, partly cloudy and cold with lows near 5 below. West wind 8 to 14 mph. Wind chill values ranging 20 to 25 below. 20 percent chance for snow showers overnight.

Saturday, February 2
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Highs near 10 above. West wind 8 to 14 mph. Saturday night, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Lows near 5 below. West winds 0 to 7 mph.

Sunday, February 3
Partly cloudy with highs in the mid-10s. West wind 0 to 7 mph. Sunday night, partly to mostly cloudy with lows near 2 above. Southwest wind to 7 mph. 30 percent chance for snow showers overnight.

Monday, February 4
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers. Highs in the low 20s with southwest wind 0 to 7 mph. Monday night, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow. Lows near 10 above. South wind to 7 mph.

Tuesday, February 5
Mostly cloudy to overcast with a 50 percent chance for snow. Highs in the mid-20s with southwest wind 0 to 7 mph. Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Lows in the lower 20s. West/northwest winds to 7 mph.

Note: Computer model precision diminishes the further into the week the forecast projects. Check the Fiddlehead Focus for weather updates with more current information.

The Week Ahead is the work of UMFK Professor Joseph E. Becker based on personal weather station data, various computer forecast models, and information that the National Weather Service, NOAA, and other weather resources provide.

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