Sunny Memorial Day, Warmer Summer On Horizon For N.H.

May 26, 2014

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After a series of showers kicked off the holiday weekend, Memorial Day itself should be beautiful across the Granite State--despite a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms.  The National Weather Service predicts high temperatures ranging from the 70s in the North Country up to the 80s south of the Notches.

National Weather Service meteorologist Margaret Curtis says so far, this Spring has been fairly typical for the area.  But if it seems like it’s been rainier than usual, you’re not imagining it.  Concord has seen nearly 3.25 inches of rainfall.

“That’s about half an inch above normal.  But we do often see these wet patterns, in both the spring and fall," she says. "We’ve been under an upper level low pressure system—these systems tend to get stuck and stay in one area for a little while.”

Curtis says Maine is actually seeing a more turbulent spring this year.  On Saturday, Portland broke its record for late-season snowfall. 

Looking out over the next three months, she says New Hampshire will actually see temperatures slightly above normal in June, July and August, contrasting with this year’s unusually cold winter.