Chris Lambert

Oh, Hello Winter

Posted by Chris Lambert

If the Christmas music, the 3 ring circus at the mall, or eating, drinking, eating and drinking at holiday parties still doesn't make it feel like winter is around the corner...  Mother Nature will.

Overall, it's not a bad start to the weekend. Sure, we have a lot of clouds around but temps are running in the mid 40s early this Saturday morning.  Unfortunately, that's where temps stick through midday as a west to northwest wind ushers in a cooler air mass, not allowing temps to warm up.  That wind will be active, gusting at times near 30mph, dropping wind chill factors into the upper 20s and 30s mid to late afternoon.  

Tonight, temps slide back into the 20s, and with a wind continuing to crank, wind chill factors drop into the teens! 

Tomorrow afternoon is a breezy one with temps running near 40 degrees and wind chills still in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

So what's this about snow?  Yes, it is possible Tuesday afternoon-Wednesday morning timeframe.   Too early to throw out numbers because the track of the storm will depend on how much, and who may even see more rain drops than snowflakes.  Remember, lot's of pieces to the puzzle have to come together on this one, and models showing it 4-5days out doesn't mean the storm's a lock.  If the storm doesn't gather steam until offshore, any precip we get would be light.

One thing that I am confident in though, is that no matter what the track of the storm, as it pulls away from the east coast, a strong northwest flow behind it ushers it cold air.  Highs struggle to get out of the 30s to end the week.  So even if the storm doesn't drop a white blanket, it'll feel like winter.

Have a good weekend!

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
Read more of Chris's blog
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
Read more of Pete's blog
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
Read more of Jeremy's blog
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
Read more of Pete's blog