Chris Lambert

The Countdown Is At 1

Posted by Chris Lambert

Winds gusted today 40-50 mph, but the trade-off was temperatures in the middle to upper 40s.  We'll remain relatively mild overnight as temps hold in the mid 30s and the breeze continues out of the southwest, although, not nearly as strong as it was today.

It's another windy one tomorrow with gusts out of the west-southwest to 30-40mph.  At least it'll be mild as well with early afternoon temps running in the mid 40s.  As winds turn more west-northwest, colder weather pushes in fairly quickly in the evening.  That means temps reach the mid 40s early in the afternoon at Gillette, fall to the low 30s at kickoff, and reach the upper 20s by the end of the game.  It's not that it's brutally cold, but add in a stiff wind throughout the game, and wind chills will fall into the teens.  This transition to colder weather marks the end of the warm weather as tomorrow is the only day left.

The peak of the cold reaches us Tuesday night-Thursday.  That's when temperatures near 0 at night and highs struggle to get out of the teens. 

Sometimes when we transition into and out of the depths of Arctic air, we manage to get snow.  That will be the case this time too.  The best chance for snow occurs late Monday night, into Tuesday morning.  Most pick up a fluffy inch or two of snow, but there's the potential for several inches to fall across SE mass if the ingredients come together just right.  Too early to get into exact snow amount details now, but it's something I am tracking.

The second system I'm tracking is for Friday, and that may produce a plowable snow for many of us if the track holds true to what models suggest today.  You know that can change 6 days out, so I'll leave it as a "potential" for now.

Have a good weekend, and go Pats!

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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