St. John Valley weather – Jan. 12-18, 2022
3-Day Outlook: Wednesday – Friday
A warm front is moving towards the region this morning with overrunning precipitation in the form of some light snow based on radar returns from across the region. Cloudy skies with a chance for snow will persist through the afternoon with little in the way of accumulation. Temperatures will moderate today with daytime highs in the low-to-middle teens across the SJV.
Lows tonight will drop into the single digits above zero with nearly calm winds presenting no wind chill issues. A slight chance for snow showers will occur overnight.
A cold front will approach tomorrow with a chance for snow showers through the day into the evening. The front is expected to move through tomorrow night with another Arctic air mass entering the region with another round of very cold temperatures by Saturday on the way for Fort Kent and the Upper Saint John Valley region. Winds will be an issue Friday night and Saturday with wind chill warnings possible.
Today and Tonight
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance for snow showers, mainly in the afternoon. Precipitation totals less than 1/10 inch with less than 1-inch snowfall. High near 13 degrees. Southeast winds become south 4-8 mph.
Tonight, mostly cloudy and cold with a low near 5 degrees. 30 percent chance for snow showers. Precipitation totals less than 1/10 inch with less than 1-inch snowfall. Variable winds near calm.
Thursday, Jan. 13
Mostly cloudy and cold with a high around 21 degrees. 40 percent chance for snow showers. Precipitation totals less than 1/10 inch with less than 1-inch snowfall. East-southeast winds near 0-5 mph.
Thursday night, mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance for snow showers. Precipitation totals in the 0.01- to 0.09-inch range. Low near 11 degrees. South winds 0-5 mph.
Friday, Jan. 14
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance for snow showers. Precipitation totals less than 1/10 inch with less than 1-inch snowfall. High around 17 degrees. Northwest winds increasing to 10-15 mph.
Friday night, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow showers. Low near -15 degrees. Northwest winds 15-22 mph. Wind chill values as low as -35 degrees to -40 degrees.
Days 4 to 7: Saturday – Tuesday
Clouds decrease Friday morning as high pressure builds down from the northwest. Partly cloudy and very cold conditions are expected Saturday with blustery northwest winds will keep wind chill values well below zero. High pressure crests over the region Sunday then moves offshore Sunday night. Meanwhile, a strengthening low pressure system is projected to move up the East Coast bringing what may be a significant Nor’easter to the state Monday into Tuesday just as UMS campuses start the Spring 2022 semester Tuesday. This potential system certainly bears monitoring as the week progresses.
Saturday, Jan. 15
Partly cloudy and blustery with a 10 percent chance for snow showers. High around -5 degrees. Northwest winds 8-14 mph. Wind chill values -20 degrees to -25 degrees.
Saturday night, partly cloudy and cold with a 5 percent chance for snow showers. Low near -11 degrees. West winds 8-14 mph. Wind chill values around -25 degrees to -35 degrees.
Sunday, Jan. 16
Partly cloudy with a high around 8 degrees. West wins 0-7 mph.
Sunday night, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow. Low near -5 degrees. South winds 0-7 mph.
Monday, Jan. 17 / Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Partly sunny in the morning then increasing clouds in the afternoon with a 50 percent chance for snow. High around 23 degrees. East winds 0-7 mph.
Monday night, cloudy to mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for snow. Low near 15 degrees. North winds 8-14 mph.
Tuesday, Jan. 18
Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow in the morning tapering to snows showers before ending in the afternoon. High near 20 degrees. West winds 8-14 mph.
Tuesday night, partly cloudy and cold with a low near -5 degrees. 5 percent chance for precipitation. North winds 0-7 mph.
Eight- to 14-day trends: Wednesday, Jan. 18 – Tuesday, Jan. 25
Below normal temperatures / 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.