Pete Bouchard

Steady As She Goes

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Weather pattern has turned as dull as the November landscape (and you'll get no complaints from me). As high pressure stagnates across the northeast, what you see is what you get....with a few cloudy exceptions. 

We had some low clouds drifting across the Cape/Islands this afternoon, and I think we'll be playing a few games of cat and mouse with them in the days to come. Tomorrow, they may start the trek up from the Cape giving us a partly sunny sky from time to time. And here's the conundrum for the coming 4-5 days: how much cloudiness will get in front of the sun? I'd like to play the stoic meteorologist and say definitively where they start/stop, but we fly by the seat of our pants on these forecasts: the clouds are fickle and fussy. One day they're on the Cape, the next they're in Metrowest.

So we'll take it day by day...just like John Rambo.

Long range is looking quiet. Plans for Turkey Day? Traveling out of town before/after the holiday. Just want to work off your pumpkin pie? It's all good. A big ocean storm will spin off North Carolina far south and east (for a change), just kicking up the surf.

Be well.

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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