Pete Bouchard

Give it Time

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Bitterly cold temperatures this morning. Haven't seen the likes of this since...

...last winter. OK, that's not saying much, but in some cases - at Blue Hill (2°) and Pepperell (-8°) it was the coldest in two years! The senior weather spotters we have in our collective remember when mornings like this were common in winter.

So am I pro-snow/cold or pro-warm/no snow? I am neither. I enjoy the best of every season. But as a go-between, I'll tell you that there are few subjects in weather that are more divisive.

For the warm weather fans, the arctic air is already in retreat. Won't really notice it tonight, since temperatures will still bottom out in the teens. By morning, however, we should bounce back to the 20s. And although the arctic air peels back, it's not like we're rocketing into the 40s and 50s anytime soon.

Through the weekend, we'll remain on the southernmost edge of the cold air. That leads to temperatures in the 30s and lows in the 20s. It's not until the middle of next week that we see the numbers respond to a shift in the jetstream and catapult us into the mid and upper 40s. It's not panic time for the outdoor ice rinks, as this warmup looks to last only into next weekend. Couple of rain events are in the pipeline too.

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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