Jeremy Reiner

The Latest On Sandy

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

Confidence continues to climb that Sandy will make landfall across southern New Jersey late Monday evening and continue into northwest Pennsylvania on Tuesday. A track that far southwest wouldn't normally be of concern to us but Sandy is an expansive storm. For that reason, we need to prepare for a period of heavy rain & high wind during the day on Monday.

Here's what I'm thinking:

*Earliest effects from Sandy arrive very early Monday morning with periods of rain & wind (wind gusts 15-30mph)

*The worst from Sandy looks to occur in a window from 9am MONDAY until 2 am TUESDAY. Within this period is our greatest risk of wind damage/power loss. Many towns will experience wind gusts over 40mph during this time & coastal cities & towns may see wind gusts between 50-60mph and even some wind gusts near 70mph out on the Cape/Islands. The concern isn't so much the speed itself but the duration as several hours of just 40mph wind gusts may be able to bring down trees & power lines.

*High tides on Monday...11:30am and again at midnight will have to be watched for the threat of moderate to perhaps major coastal flooding.

*Rainfall looks manageable. Most towns look to pick up 1-3" of rain Monday-Monday Night. This will likely lead to some urban flooding but not enough for widespread river flooding.

That's Monday & Monday night. Sunday is a gray day that is dry for the most part (a few sprinkles around at times) as well as a developing wind (indirectly related to Sandy) Wind gusts between 15-20 mph are likely along the coast during the afternoon and those gusts will slowly increase during Sunday evening.

Be safe!


Chris Lambert

50/50 Weekend

Posted by Chris Lambert

We're off to an iffy start to the weekend as nuisance rain and wet snow moves across the area.  While it's not a well organized area of low pressure, it develops right near us midday, and that'll be enough for a tricky forecast.  Light to moderate  rain/snow is on and off early this morning with a heavier burst of precipitation possible late morning, through mid afternoon in eastern MA (11:00AM-3:00PM).

Posted 01/18/14, 6:54am
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Pete Bouchard

Final Days

Posted by Pete Bouchard

That's the way to get it done! Fine finish to the workweek as sun dominated and winds behaved.

I submit that is the one - and perhaps only - reason these days have felt springlike in this extended thaw. If the winds were gusty on a day like today, the sun (albeit a little stronger these days) is really no help.

Posted 01/17/14, 5:06pm
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Jeremy Reiner

Great Mid-Winter Weather

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

Nice mid-winter weather? Here's how I envision it:


*Mild temps (40 or higher)

*Little to no wind

That last bullet point (IMO) is probably the biggest when outside this time of year. After our morning fog lifts out of here all three of those criteria will be met this afternoon's Friday. #Winning.

Posted 01/17/14, 7:04am
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Pete Bouchard

Colder Temperatures Cometh

Posted by Pete Bouchard

As far as blah days go, this was the blahest.

Fog blanketed the area as winds remained light and variable. We're still looking at some fog, but the thickest part of it should only be during the first half of the night. After that, gentle winds should "mix out" some of the heavily fogged in areas.

Posted 01/16/14, 5:24pm
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