St. John Valley weather for Feb. 10-16, 2021
SJV Weather for February 10-16, 2021
Short-Term Outlook: Wednesday – Friday
Clouds are expected to increase this afternoon as a weak upper trough over the Saint Lawrence drifts southwards producing a chance for afternoon snow showers across the region. Skies clear tonight with mostly clear skies across the Valley with overnight lows dipping in the 5 to 10 below zero range.
While temperatures are not expected to be as cold overnight, west winds will push wind chill values into the -20 to -25 degree range overnight.
Thursday will feature partly cloudy skies and breezy northwest winds as an Arctic air mass builds down from northwestern Canada. Moisture wrapping around a low pressure to the northeast will move across the region producing increased clouds and a chance for snow showers Thursday afternoon through Friday night.
Today & Tonight
Mostly clear in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers, especially in the afternoon. High near 17 degrees with west/northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Overnight, mostly clear with a low around -2 degrees. West winds 5-10 mph. Wind chill values -20 degrees to -25 degrees. Chance for precipitation 5 percent.
Thursday, February 11
Partly cloudy with a high around 10 degrees.30 percent chance for snow showers, mainly in the afternoon. Little accumulation expected. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts 25 to 30 mph.
Thursday night, partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow showers. Low around 0 degrees. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday, February 12
Mostly cloudy to overcast with a 40 percent chance for snow showers. High around 13 degrees with northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday night, mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow showers. Low around 0 degrees with northwest winds 0 to 7 mph.
Medium-Range: Saturday – Tuesday
A large ridge of Arctic air will build across the region for most of the period with daytime highs in the teens and overnight lows ranging from 5 below to 5 above zero. Generally dry conditions are expected with a slight chance for snow showers on any given day. A low pressure system tracking offshore brings a chance for snow overnight Sunday into early Monday. High pressure will move across the Valley Monday and Tuesday with partly cloudy skies. A low pressure system may bring some snow Tuesday evening.
Saturday, February 13
Partly cloudy with a high near 13 degrees. Chance for snow showers 5 percent. Northwest winds 8 to 14 mph.
Saturday night, partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance for snow showers. Low near -4 degrees. Northwest winds 0 to 7 mph.
Sunday, February 14
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow in the afternoon. High near 15 degrees with northwest winds 0 to 7 mph.
Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for snow. Low around 0 degrees with northwest winds 0 to 7 mph.
Monday, February 15 / Presidents’ Day
Partly sunny with a 5 percent chance for snow, mainly in the morning. High around 14 degrees with west winds 8 to 14 mph.
Monday night, partly cloudy with a 5 percent chance for snow showers. Low near -5 degrees with northwest winds 8 to 14 mph.
Tuesday, February 16
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow in the afternoon. High around 17 degrees with northwest winds 8 to 14 mph.
Tuesday night, partly to mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Low around 5 degrees with east/northeast winds 0 to 7 mph.
Regional Long-Range Trends: Wed. Feb. 17 – Tue. Feb. 23
Normal temperatures and above normal precipitation
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.