Chris Lambert

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Posted by Chris Lambert

State Trooper: Do you have any idea how fast you were going?
Del: Funny enough, I was just talking to my friend about that. Our speedometer has melted and as a result it's very hard to see with any degree of accuracy exactly how fast we were going.

Well, I certainly have good news this week.  No matter the mode of transportation, we won't have to deal with too many weather related travel issues.  Not only here in the Northeast, but also in the Midwest, the Plains, and the Southeast.  Notice I left out the West Coast? The Pacific Northwest will have issues with rain, wind and mountain snow the next several days.  If you do have flights out that way, hopefully you make out better than Neal and Del.

Around New England, the trend is to keep it quiet, and in our area, keep it dry with temps trending up a bit.  Highs hit the upper 40s this afternoon and mid 50s by Thursday and Friday.  More clouds are around on Wednesday, but the big ole area of high pressure that dominates our weather the next couple of days, is strong enough to keep the big ocean storm to our southeast, offshore.   A breeze picks up across the Cape and Islands Wednesday, but that's about it. 

A cold front comes crashing in on Saturday with a couple rain showers, and a rush of cold air pouring in by late in the day and at night. It'll certainly feel like winter by the 2nd half of the weekend as highs on Sunday only reach the middle to upper 30s. 

Have a great week everyone and best of luck traveling!

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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