Chris Lambert

Better, But Not Quite Done

Posted by Chris Lambert

Frequent wind gusts 50-70mph were able to snap branches, uproot plenty of trees, bring down power lines and create quite a mess for us to clean-up today.  There were even a half dozen or so reports of wind gusts that pushed hurricane force (74+mph) including Wellfleet at 81mph! 

Winds today won't be as strong, but still active, gusting 35-45mph later this morning and through the afternoon.  In response to that, the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory until 7PM.  35-45 mph won't be strong enough to cause "new" damage, but any trees leaning over from yesterday's winds, or snapped tree branches or signs that are hanging on by a thread, may come down in stronger gusts.  Just be careful out there if you're on clean-up duty.  The other nuisance we'll deal with are tropical-like downpours that roll in from our south.  Those downpours/thunder are associated with Sandy.  At times, breaks of sun make it seem like an ok day, then a 15-30 minute deluge completely changes that, before more breaks roll in.  So we're in and out of the rain through the day. In fact, there's enough instability that a few strong thunderstorms may roll in this morning/afternoon too.  We'll watch for the potential of that and the potential to bring down 50+mph winds from aloft, down to the surface. That would cause new damage.

So how about Halloween?  I think we do ok on that one. More scattered showers in the morning, through mid-afternoon, but the forecast models suggest enough dry air noses in during the late afternoon/evening to shut down the shower shop.  Maybe still an isolated shower for the kiddos, but many towns remain dry with temps in the middle to upper 50s by 6PM.  On a side note: I'm not sure what towns will have Halloween and what towns will postpone due to power/tree issues.  Stay with 7News and we'll keep you updated on that!

Cooler and drier to end the week.

Good luck with the clean-up, be safe, and despite the long day we had yesterday, my heart goes out to those folks in NYC and parts of New Jersey.  Unfortunately, it truly was a historic event, and today will tell how damaging it really was.

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:

*Sunshine

*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 AND.....it'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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