Pete Bouchard

Slippery Morning

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Had a lot of clouds around today, but not a lot of any other weather:

Winds were light/calm.

Temps were still above normal, but cool.

And there wasn't any precipitation.

But that's about to change. A weak weather system will ripple through tomorrow, shooting some snow and rain our way. Not seeing this as a blockbuster, but it only takes a lil' bit of snow to make things slippery.

Startup time is before most of us are awake: 3-5am. Snowflakes for many, but in the city, we'll be a mix of snow and rain. Roads will mostly be wet since our temperatures will be right around freezing, but there still may be some secondary roads with some snow on them, so easy does it. In terms of snow accumulation, we'll make our hay through the wee hours and either side of dawn (these days around 7:11). After that, the milder air will funnel into the storm and the rain/snow line will migrate out of Greater Boston and move through Metrowest and toward the Merrimack Valley.

All the while, the pace of the storm will be light. That's why I'm not freakish about the snowfall amounts:

Not seeing a flash freeze tomorrow night either, so you'll have some time to move it around. Most of the precipitation will wind down through the course of the afternoon as temperatures hold in the upper 30s to near 40.

Cold can hardly wait to come to New England...but its stay seems a little short. An arctic front will sweep through on Thursday dropping the numbers Thursday night and Friday, but we'll bounce back over the weekend...just in time for the Pats game.

And speaking of which, it's never too early....

Goooooo PATS!!!!!

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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