Pete Bouchard

To & Fro

Posted by Pete Bouchard

This morning we had a friendly reminder that we're still in knee-deep in winter. Generally 3-5 inches of snow for most -except on the South Shore, Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod. For a thorough review of the snowfall amounts from area Skywarn Spotters and our weather spotters, head to this site.

As for the remainder of the night, we're done with the storm, and we won't see a flash freeze, but I do expect our temperatures to gradually slide overnight as the cloud break up. So expect some icy sidewalks, walkways, driveways and crusted-over cars by morning as temperatures fall into the upper 20s.

Sun is back tomorrow, and although it's filling the sky. Some clouds will be drifting through as another system develops to our south. We're melting nonetheless as highs climb near 40!

That storm to the south will make its pass on Friday morning (few hours either side of dawn). This time around, the snow will be flying on the South Shore/Cape and Islands. It's a combo of proximity to the storm and a little bit of "ocean-effect" snow. (Cold air moving over relatively warm water...our version of the Lake Effect they see around the Great Lakes.) Generally, it's a swath of 1-3 inches South Shore, Cape and Islands. May even see some snowflakes in Boston if the storm jogs a little to the north.

We'll feel the pinch of cold air on Friday, then bounce back over the weekend. Temps are back and forth until the REAL cold slams down early next week.

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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