Jeremy Reiner

Time Keeps On Slipping..Slipping...Slipping

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

Ready for 4:30 (and earlier) sunsets over the next few weeks? Here we are, heading into solar winter. Solar winter?  Yup, over the next 3 months we are (northern hemisphere) tilted away from our sun. that means dark days....winter...and for some, frowns. It also marks the weakest the sun is over the entire year. Boo.

So, due to the aforementioned issues of our sun, a bright sunny day--today--will offer little in the way of warmth. Most towns will flirt with 50 for about an hour or two but much of the day, temps are in the 40s. Adding insult to injury is that pesky northwest wind which will add a chill to the air. All in all a decent day for outdoor activities, albeit a little chilly for  this time of year.

This northwest breeze actually draws even colder air into New England over the next couple of days with afternoon highs only in the 40s for Monday & Tuesday. Election Day will offer dry roads all day--no weather excuses! #Vote

There are signs of a nor'easter by the Wed-Thu timeframe. This storm will not be a repeat of Sandy but it will be a rather disruptive storm. Here are some early thoughts:

*Locally Heavy Rain----looks like 1-2" of rain

*Coastal Wind Concerns---winds will likely gust between 40-60mph along the south shore/cape/islands late Wednesday afternoon-evening. Winds will be much lighter inland with this storm.

*The threat for minor coastal flooding does exist at the time of high tide---tides are not astronomically high though.

~JR

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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