Pete Bouchard

Familiar Pattern

Posted by Pete Bouchard

You wanna crown it a thaw, crown it a thaw. But you first have to have a winter. So far, we've only had 9 below normal days (three were only 1 degree below normal) since (meteorological) winter began on December 1st. That's an awful lot of above normal weather - 4 were in double digit warmth.

This new pattern is nothing foreign to us. We've been here before - this was the same pattern we had before the big (and brief) freeze around the holidays. Will we return to the cold? Perhaps, but that is for later forecasts. As we all know, long range forecasts (7-10 days) can be riddled

 

with error.

In the meantime, it's all about above normal temperatures. Highs tomorrow and Wednesday will jump (but not soar) into the 40s. This won't put us in meltdown mode, but it will chew away a lot of snowcover. For those with backyard ice rinks, nighttime temps will still drop below freezing each night. It's not until late week that we might have some issues with complete meltdowns. By then, overnight low temperatures will be near or a little above freezing (Fri-Sun). It's also when we might make a run at the upper 50s for the Pats game!

There is only one weather system in the pipeline this week. It comes late on Friday with a good batch of rain. Should exit by Saturday morning without a whisper of cold air behind it.

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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