Pete Bouchard

Tricky Storm

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Nor'easter pulled into town this afternoon, and we got right down to business in many spots. Snow was flying all around Greater Boston, winds picked up all along the coast, and the sea foam was flying along the beaches.

Then the reports started coming in: radar was showing snow all the way to Concord, NH, but not a flake was flying north of Rt. 2 or in the Merrimack Valley!

As is typical with nor'easters, a pocket of cold, DRY (this is key) air was sucked into the storm, setting up shop in the aforementioned areas. This dry air chewed up the snow as it tried to advance north. The bottom line is we've fine-tuned the heavier snow amounts:

 

It's slam-city for the suburbs south and west of Boston. Roads are slick and visibilities are poor. Drive safely if you're working the 3rd shift!

Timeline remains the same. We're in the teeth of the storm now in terms of wind and precipitation. After midnight, the wind will be the main concern. Most of the precipitation will slow down, so the morning commute looks better than tonight's.

Wind will still lash the coast/Capes/Islands. Gusts will top 50 in many spots - even after midnight.

By daybreak, there will be less wind, less snow/rain and temps in the low/mid 30s. Watch out for slick spots!

Better all around by tomorrow afternoon. Storm will be pulling away, skies will even be clearing after nightfall. Then, in typical fall fashion, the pattern shifts and the weather warms through the weekend.

Be safe!

Pete

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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