Chris Lambert

Messy Wednesday

Posted by Chris Lambert

Rain, wind and snow to deal with today, so let's get right to it.

The morning is mainly dry, although by 9-10AM,  SE mass will see a few showers roll in.  Rain and some snow kick in on average around Noon for many.  Earlier south of the Pike, later north. As precip overspreads the area, temps slide from the low to mid 40s, back into the mid to upper 30s, allowing for even a few flakes to mix in in Boston.  I don't expect any accumulation in the city, however, a slushy coating to an inch on grassy surfaces is certainly possible along and west of Rt. 128.  In fact, enough cold air holds in across Worcester County to produce 1-3" of snow outside 495, with the highest totals across the higher terrain.  With late afternoon/evening temps near freezing outside 495, some slippery roads are likely to be an issue late-day and overnight.  

The other thing we need to watch for are the strong winds.  Winds pick up out of the NNE, gusting at times to 50-60mph across the Cape and Islands, 40-50mph across the rest of the coast and 30-40mph inland.  The good news is that the high tide that occurs around 5PM is astronomically low, so I don't expect much coastal flooding.  Just some minor splash over. 

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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