Pete Bouchard

Nor'easter Pulls Away

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Final swath of wind - and rain - heading through the Commonwealth as I type this. The snow accumuation is over, but our nor'easter isn't giving up just yet.

Some gusts will still top out at 50-60 mph along the coast this morning, but as the storm pulls away, winds will relax and the clouds will break just as darkness settles in.

(Mea Culpa alert.)

So where did this forecast go astray? I can throw around blame all morning, but the real crux of the argument was the models were tricked into thinking this was a run-of-the-mill storm....and guess who went along for the ride?

Given that the temps were still in the mid 40s through yesterday morning, we stayed the (wet, rainy) course. But as Darth Sidious once said, "Your arrogance blinds you, Master Yoda." Little did we know that the winds would shift and draw down cold, dry air across Metrowest. This dropped the temps and changed us over to snow. Hard lesson to learn from a sneaky storm.

Hard freeze up tonight. Any leftover snow will solidify under clear skies. We're back to sun tomorrow and into the weekend. And yep, that warmup is still in the cards too.

Take it easy.


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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