Apex Weather

St. John Valley Weather for Jan. 4-10, 2023

3-Day Outlook: Wednesday-Friday

A weak area of low pressure will move across the Gulf and to the east today.

Meanwhile, a cold front will move south with colder air building into the region from Canadian high pressure centered to the northwest. A deep pool of cold air aloft will allow for snow to overspread the Valley Thursday with snow likely Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours.

A chance for snow is expected Friday into the afternoon hours then snow showers Friday evening into early Saturday. Moisture amounts aloft are not high, so around 2-3 inches snowfall are presently expected through 7 am Saturday based on current forecast model data.

Today & Tonight / Perihelion Day (Earth closest to Sun)

Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon with a high near 29 degrees. Northwest wind 5-10 mph.

Tonight, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for snow after midnight. Low near 9 degrees. North wind 4-6 mph. Wind chill values as cold as -6 degrees. 

Thursday, Jan. 5

Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow. Chance for snow 70 percent. Snowfall totals 1-inch or less. High around 19 degrees. Northeast wind 4-5 mph shifting to the east at 5 mph. Wind chill values to -5 degrees.

Thursday night, cloudy with a chance for snow.  Chance for snow 80 percent. Snowfall totals around 1-inch possible. Low near 18 degrees. East wind 3-5 mph. 

Friday, Jan. 6

Cloudy with a chance for snow in the morning tapering to snow showers in the afternoon. Chance for snow 40 percent. High near 27 degrees. Southeast wind 0-5 mph.

Friday night, cloudy with a low near 17 degrees. 40 percent chance for snow showers. North wind 0-7 mph

4- to 7-day Outlook: Saturday-Tuesday

An Arctic cold front is expected to move through the St. John Valley Saturday with a chance for some snow squalls during frontal passage. Otherwise, cold high pressure will build across the region with partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies across the region for the period.

Saturday, Jan. 7

Mostly cloudy with a high around 26 degrees. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.

Saturday night, mostly to partly cloudy with a low near 7 degrees. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.

Sunday, Jan. 8

Partly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. High around 18 degrees. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.

Sunday night, partly cloudy with a low near 8 degrees. Southwest wind 0-7 mph.

Monday, Jan. 9

Partly sunny in the morning then mostly cloudy in the afternoon with a high around 27 degrees. Southwest wind 0-7 mph.

Monday night, partly cloudy with a low near 12 degrees. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Partly sunny with a high near 22 degrees. Northwest wind 0-7 mph.

Tuesday night, partly cloudy with a low near 10 degrees. West wind 0-7 mph.

8- to 14-day Trends: Wednesday, Jan. 11-Tuesday, Jan. 17

Above normal temperatures / Near 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.

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