Pete Bouchard

Cold Times

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Well, it's here.

No, not 2013, I'm talking about the arctic air. We've held it off for as long as we could, but now that we're into midwinter (with a regionwide snowpack) we were just delaying the inevitable. But before you start stewing gallons of hot cocoa and stockpiling cords of firewood in your living room, I want to call your attention to the mini warmup for the weekend. Certainly not enough to melt outdoor ice rinks and vanquish the snowpack, but it's a good sign that the deep freeze will be short-lived.

Next two mornings are tough though. Windchills tomorrow morning will be near 0 with a steady (not strong) breeze. And although Thursday morning is colder, there isn't a lot of wind. Sun will dominate the short term forecast too and afternoon highs will be manageable: mid and upper 20s.

Couple of mid-winter milestones coming up: the latest sunrise is Friday, and we'll start gaining a minute or more of daylight by the 5th.

Small steps folks, small steps.

Pete


The numbers are in for 2012. Thanks to a very warm spring and winter, last year will go down as the warmest on record in Boston.

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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