Pete Bouchard

Temperature Turnaround

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Cold sliced right through you today. Thank goodness the breezes were light too. While afternoon temperatures held near freezing, it felt much cooler out there.

Part of the reason for that was the nature of the airmass. This batch of air was festering for a few days across the cold tundra of Northern Ontario - what we call the sub arctic. Then it bled down into New England last night and this morning, coming to a rest across Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod. But don't you cry tonight, (GNR fans), we're only falling into the low and mid 20s (could be worse), and the arctic air will be in full retreat this weekend.

Thing of it is, we have to bring in some light snow to warm it up. That's tomorrow's forecast. With an east/southeast breeze, the best chance for accumulating snow will be across the hills of Worcester county:

All told, not a big deal for many folks, but around Worcester, there might be enough to slicken the roads. It's the east wind that will help the snow grow. As it ascends into Worcester county, it will create more snowshowers, whereas Greater Boston will stay with flurries - or, as the temps warm in the afternoon - sprinkles.

Merely a speed bump in the road to warmer temperatures. By Tuesday, we could be knocking on the door of 60 degrees!! And the long range (into late next week) still looks mild. Will we have a brown Christmas again this year? Keep this up and the answer will be obvious.

Make it 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
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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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