Pete Bouchard

Game On

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Major storm erupting far offshore. Pressure has been dropping like a rock as it intensifies. Why does that matter to us? We're in its shockwave, and the result has been an intense precipitation.

Over the next few hours, snow will continue to hammer the interior while rain takes the coast. As the storm rounds Martha's Vineyard near midnight, the rain will get pushed down to Cape Cod...slowly at first, then it comes on at a frenzied pace. For that reason, we do have accumulating snow for the immediate South Shore and the Cape.

Snowfall rates will continue to average around 1" per hour in parts of SE Mass. through this evening. Obviously, plows will have a hard time keeping up. Take it slow and easy.

Wrapup on the storm is well after midnight. These storms have a way of sticking around and throwing snow back well after 'last call'. We may even see some flakes predawn on Cape Cod. Also on the backside: howling winds. Storms of this nature hurl a lot of wind around, so gusts will probably exceed 45-50 mph on Cape. Hang on tight!

Tomorrow's a cold one. Pats game will be bone-chiling and windy. Temps in the upper 20s, wind chills in the teens. Dress for success to hold off hypothermia.

More updates this evening!

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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