Pete Bouchard

Balmy, then...balmy?

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Wow! Knock your socks off warmth across (parts of) the Commonwealth today:

Plymouth  63

Millis          60

Wrentham 60

Waltham    59

Auburn      56

Not anything we haven't seen before in December. (See my blog from last Monday the 3rd.) While this should be the end of the unseasonable warmth for a while, it may not be the last of it for the winter.

I made a big fuss about a pattern change last week. It was supposed to shift us from milder than normal to near normal with more opportunities for snow. Well, that change is coming as advertised, BUT...

...there is some dispute on how much cold will enter the picture. Suffice it to say, it's marginal. And weak....and I don't have a lot of faith that it will be enough to keep the next series of storms as snow.

Sooooo....if we miss out on the next two opportunities (Sun-Mon and next Tuesday), we're looking at a BROWN Christmas. Right now, I'm playing the "show me the money" approach. Unless I start seeing some cold air shooting - and for that matter - staying around here for a while, I'm not budging from my milder-than-normal perch. That means I'm going for rain from Sun-Mon and also next Tuesday. They say that in dry patterns dry begets dry. Well I think that in mild patterns the cold can be temporary.

We shall see.

Pete

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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