Chris Lambert

Patiently Awaiting Takeoff

Posted by Chris Lambert

It's been quite the struggle temperature wise as all day long from Boston, north and west, as temps have stalled in the mid 20s to lower 30s.  That fact that most towns remain below freezing and continue to see just a touch of light snow and freezing drizzle in the air, in enough to be cautious of slick spots out there on the roads. In fact, a winter weather advisory is in place tonight until 3:00AM Sunday for areas around route 128, points north and west.  Heading out the door tonight, be careful of slick secondary roads and icy sidewalks/driveways in those areas.

Temps overnight will slowly rise, and by daybreak tomorrow, any leftover drizzle is just plain drizzle (not freezing) with temps running above freezing.

So what about the warm-up?  Yes, it's still coming, in fact, the warm air pushing into the cold air in place is the reason for our snow and freezing drizzle issues we had today and tonight.  Eventually the warm air completely scours out the cold and we'll be back into the 50s tomorrow  as temperatures launch upward once a southerly breeze kicks in.   A couple showers roll through overnight tomorrow and again Wednesday morning, otherwise the work-week coming up is storm free.  Perhaps even close to 60 on Tuesday!

December overall does start off warm, but a return to colder and stormier weather may return after the first 7-10days.

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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