Chris Lambert

Slowly Melting Away

Posted by Chris Lambert

A fresh dusting of snow is on the ground this morning, even a few towns south of Boston picked up 1/2-1" of the white stuff.  Not enough to plow, but certainly enough to create slippery spots on the roads, sidewalks and driveways early this morning.  The fresh coating of snow combined with snow melt that refroze overnight has left us with those icy spots. 

Icy spots won't last long though as temps warm to near 40 this afternoon, and snow and ice begin to melt away again.  Snow melt will refreeze tonight, so icy spots of the driveways and sidewalks once again are possible.

Another round of flurries head in with a cold front late tonight. before sunshine returns Monday with temps steady in the middle 30s Monday afternoon.

After a cold start Tuesday morning, we begin our transition in milder weather as afternoon highs hit the mid 40s, only to be topped by a few degrees on Wednesday afternoon.

The only threat for rain showers I see at this point is on Friday afternoon and Friday night.

The next several days look great for skiing up north with highs generally running in the 30-40 degree range and overnight lows in the teens and 20s up north.  There is plenty of snow (1-2 feet) on the ground up north, certainly a welcomed sight after last year.  Keep in mind, ice cover, even in northern New England is thin in many spots since we haven't had sustained cold weather thus far.  Also, the snow on top of the ice acts like an insulator, preventing the recent arctic air from rapidly freezing more and more water.  Stay safe!

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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