Pete Bouchard

Clear Sailing

Posted by Pete Bouchard

After a fiery day, temps shot down last night after the cold front passed....and the Texans went home. Pretty mellow today as we hovered in the mid 40s with a sunny cameo.

Quiet stretch coming up. One that will see the same-ol-same-ol: cold shot of air, slow moderation, close to 50 by week's end. Nothing new there...

...or maybe there is.

A subtle frontal passage on Saturday morning may be the only signal of the coming pattern change. At first, it's just enough to get your attention: dropping our high temperatures from near 50 on Friday to the mid 40s on Saturday. Nothing of note there, right? Ah, but the devil's in the details. Let the record show that the front dropping in is connected to a storm backing up over Labrador, which is a result of a return of...

...the Greenland Block.

If you recall, in year's past, this term meant snow (most of the time). Far be it for me to deny that the threat is comin' back around again.

Whereas I was full of denial yesterday, today I am beginning to believe, Morpheus. We surely aren't heading into a deep freeze, but our temperatures will be just cold enough for snow.

As of late, every time we get a storm, it tracks to our west into New York or Vermont, the temperatures rise, and we see rain. This block over Greenland means that the cold won't pull out. It will be pinned down across New England, forcing the storms to travel just off of Long Island, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. This doesn't completely guarantee snow over ALL of our viewing area, but it throws the odds in favor of more white than wet.

Certainly there are fine points to the forecast that need to be worked out, but consider this an early heads up for the Sunday-Tuesday time frame.

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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