Pete Bouchard

Big Batch of Cold

Posted by Pete Bouchard

It's been subtle but steady. All afternoon long, the deep cold has been seeping in. As low temperatures bottom out in the single digits, the big freeze is on.

Haven't seen the likes of this cold in almost exactly two years.

January 24th, 2011:

Boston 13/-2

Worcester 8/-9

"Thanks" to the wind, our low temperatures won't bottom out below zero, BUT it will still FEEL like it's below zero as the winds continue through tomorrow and Thursday - and that's really what will grab your attention (and ire).

The letup in the cold will come...with a storm late Friday. We're still wrangling over the amounts. Heck, I'll admit to being gun shy about throwing totals out 3 days before the event, but I also don't think it's fair to say, "it's gonna snow" without giving you and idea what MAY fall.

This isn't a big nor'easter, but it's not a storm to take lightly either. It will ride along the arctic air, so we're talking a fluff factor (very little moisture is needed to make for sizeable snowfall amounts) AND when this storm comes off of Jersey, it should intensify when it hits the ocean water (a winter storm's paydirt). For that reason, I'm throwing around the idea of 6" of snow. Could be a little less if the storm gets wild off of Nantucket, more if the storm jumps the gun south of Long Island.

More later.

Bring the pets in!! (And wash those hands. We'll all be indoors in close quarters thanks to the cold, and with the flu going around, it's going to spread like wildfire.)

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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