Pete Bouchard

Extended Thaw

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Mid 40s? Yep, we made it today - despite the deep freeze last night (some suburbs fell to teens and even single digits!).

Several more days are looking like today. Later in the week, more clouds will obscure the sun and a few showers will move in. This pattern is very tame too - something out of the ordinary for January. It makes me wonder: after two mild winters, is our perception of winter softening? Will we consider any winds between 15 and 20mph a "windy day"? Will temperatures in the teens be considered "brutal" or "ghastly" cold?

I'm asking this because there are signs that in about 10 days our temperatures will turn VERY cold. Potentially enough to rival the cold of several years ago when some elementary schools canceled classes (because the heat failed as I recall, not because it rendered people immobile). This early in the game, and althought the signs of this cold are evident, it could potentially temper - as it so often has in years past.

Anyway, no sense in living in the future. Back to the present. 40s rule until Sunday, when we make a run at the mid 50s! Some showers will work in by Friday, but they don't seem to be enough to hammer us with 1-2" of rain.

Be well.


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:


*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'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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