Pete Bouchard

Holiday Nears

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Forecast is locked for the big feast on Thanksgiving. We'll see a lot of clouds for travel day Wednesday, then tons of sun, dry weather and light (OK, maybe non-existent) wind.

The coldest air seems to have passed as well. Temperatures this morning were as cold as 20 degrees in the suburbs (!), but now high clouds are streaming overhead, keeping us from the free-fall in previous nights. By morning, I expect we'll see upper 20s to low 30s all around the city (upper 30s downtown).

Also of note, the big inversion (temps warming with height - sealing in the lowest levels of the atmosphere) parked over New England. You may have noticed it in nights past. It traps the smoke, pollutants and fog close to the ground. You can literally see it (and smell it) fan out across the city late at night. Here's an example of what I'm talking about (NOT from our area):


Anyway, we'll be looking at a more jumpy forecast into the holiday weekend. Front will cross on Saturday and start shaking things up. Cold weather follows through Sunday and into Monday. Storm system may bring us some wintery weather by Tuesday.

Enjoy the peace and quiet, and safe travels!



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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