Sep 24, 2015 9:57 PM

NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: September 25, 2015

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

High-mid level clouds streaming through New Hampshire today being directed through the region by upper level winds. An upper level ridge over the Great Lakes is shifting east for the weekend. But before it gets here, a deck of clouds will be crossing the the state Friday. The overcast will be thin enough for breaks of sun through the course of the day. Expect Cloudy to Partly sunny skies and cooler temperatures in the 60's near 70. High pressure in Canada will gradually push south and will be wrapping in a cool light flow in off the water. Skies will clear Friday night with high barometer cool air settling in overnight with lows dropping into the Lwr 40's. High pressure will sit right over us Saturday with abundant sunshine and seasonal temps in the 60's near 70. A wonderful outdoor day! But watch out! Once that sun sets, temps will drop in a hurry. Saturday night will likely be the coldest night of this early season with lows dropping into the upper 30's and Lwr 40's with calm, cool, dry conditions and radiational cooling. High pressure will begin to pull off the coast Sunday, where it will begin to wrap in a light southerly wind which will be enough to push a few locations into the Lwr 70's Sunday afternoon in the sunshine. Another gorgeous day can be expected. An amazing first weekend of fall!

Let's not forget Sunday night in the evening sky which will be a very rare treat. It is something we have not seen since 1982, and will not see again until 2033. The Super Harvest Blood Moon with a Total Lunar Eclipse! What a mouthful! The Full Harvest September moon will be making it's closest approach to the Earth this month. This makes it a "Super" moon. All while this is happening a Total Lunar Eclipse will be happening between 8:45-11:30 PM. The light of the Sun refracting in our atmosphere onto the surface of the moon helps to give off a red appearance as the moon crosses into the Earth's shadow. The Blood moon! The weather should hold on just long enough for clear optimal viewing, though I can not completely rule out high cirrus clouds which could make for a halo around the moon! This all could be quite a show! Here is all the info you need to know in regards to the Total Lunar Eclipse! Enjoy


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