Pete Bouchard

The Climb

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Wha? A Miley Cyrus shout-out?

Try the temperatures. Not a huge leap coming, but we'll put the pot on simmer, and see what happens.

I'm optimistic about hitting the low 40s each afternoon, but with the strong, persistent wind, it will most likely feel colder (30s). Oddly enough, the warmup will start tonight as clouds move in and a few flurries break out after midnight. There might even be enough for a spotty coating of snow across Southern NH and Northernmost Massachusetts (from Gardner to Salisbury).

Even with limited sun, the numbers are much milder than today. But we can't hold it off forever. The cold air comes rushing back - you guessed it - just in time for the Pats game Sunday. While tailgating will see us either side of 40, by kickoff we'll only be a couple of degrees above freezing. No matter, when the Pats take the field, we'll all get that warm feeling inside.

Deep freeze expected next week. Long-duration stuff here, people. Got two storms on my radar: one close brush (maybe some more SE Mass. snow) and another big one (think cold, fluffy snow areawide) on Friday.

Relax. Plenty of time to sort it out....

...and watch some football!

GOOO 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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