Chris Lambert

Turkey Soup and Snow

Posted by Chris Lambert

Couple things to talk about the next several days:  1) How the cold & windy weather prompts comfort food talk like mom's homemade turkey soup.  2)Yes, there's the potential for some of us to see snow Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night.

It wasn't that temps were all that awful this afternoon, it was that the wind seemed to pierce right through you.  Of course, with winds gusting past 30mph, any chill in the air is magnified, and that'll be the case tonight and through the day tomorrow.  In fact, with overnight lows settling down into the mid 20s tonight, and winds constant around 15mph with occasional gusts to 30mph, the wind chill factor hovers in the teens.  Best to break out that heavier jacket if you're staying out late tonight.  Also, if your holiday leftovers are down to the bones... maybe it's time to throw them in the pot and make a great broth for some soup.  We'll need that comfort food the next week or so as a chillier pattern settles in.

So how bout that snow?  It is possible Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night, with perhaps a few lingering flakes Wednesday morning.  It doesn't look like a blockbuster storm, but it does appear a wave of low pressure tracks close enough to bring us precip, and perhaps, accumulating snow.  With an onshore component to the wind, I think the marine layer provides enough warmth for rain to mix in at times inside I-95 to the coast. Outside, I-95/Route 128, enough cold air should hold to see white and not wet.  Too early to throw out numbers, exact track and intensity are still a bit uncertain, but it's possible that some of us will need to clean off the car or shovel the sidewalk and driveways by Wednesday morning.   

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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