Chris Lambert

Hope You Enjoyed It

Posted by Chris Lambert

Not that it was a spectacular weekend... but at least it was mild, and with temps near 50 degrees this afternoon, and even a few breaks in the overcast, it turned out to be a fairly nice day. 

We've had it easy over the last week.  No shoveling and no shivering.  Tomorrow will be the last day to enjoy the mild weather before the slide down begins.  The slide is gradual through mid-week, with notably colder by Friday morning, before we fall in the depths of a mid winter's grip the week after.

With the mild weather tonight, comes the fog again. Locally dense with patches of mist, and that'll continue through mid morning Monday.  As a cool front comes in, a few light showers fire as well near daybreak tomorrow and continue through the early morning commute.  In the afternoon, some sun gradually breaks out from NW to SE, but it takes nearly all day for some sun to appear across southeast Mass.  Temps reach the low 50s by midday and fall back quickly near sunset.

More clouds dim out the sun Tuesday and Wednesday, with perhaps a rain or snow shower each day well south of Boston, near Buzzard's Bay or over the Cape and Islands.  The best chance of seeing more sun is the farther north of the Pike you go.

Still applies.....  Long range forecast models have been remarkably consistent in showing high pressure building in over the Arctic in the Jan 21st-25th timeframe.  When this occurs, the brutally cold air across the Arctic and in northern Canada gets dislodged, and pushes south.  This go around, it appears the Midwest and Northeast will be in the path of some of the coldest air we've seen in a couple of years.  It was two years ago on January 24th that Boston had a high of 13 and a low of -2.  Time will tell if we can challenge those numbers.  Forecasting patterns 8-12 days certainly can be challenging, but the signals for cold air are there.  

Whether we near those icy numbers or not, at least I'm more optimistic for those backyard skating rinks making a marvelous comeback.  I'd use the afternoons this mid week coming up to freshen them up and pour more water on top.  They will freeze solid with colder days ahead!

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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