Pete Bouchard

Uncle

Posted by Pete Bouchard

With wind chills bottoming out in the 15 to 20 below range tonight, I think most of us can say enough is enough (..is enough - for you fans of Barbra Streisand). We'll grimace through one more bitterly cold morning before we call off the hounds and call it a cold spell.

Tough to reason with Old Man Winter when he has us bound and gagged with highs in the teens and lows in the single digits, but I think with the upper atmosphere showing some signs of warming this weekend, we can start to pry out the numbing cold and get back to something more tolerable.

That's not to say we are in the clear. Both mornings this weekend feature temperatures in the single digits and low 10s. But with a good supply of sun and afternoons recovering to the 20s, it's a start.

What never got a start was this little storm Friday night. Like a star college prospect, it had a lot of potential, but it never quite made it on the national scene. Arctic cold can sometimes be a storm's worst enemy, chewing away at the moisture field and leaving it with flurries and snowshowers. That's exactly what's happening with Friday night's "storm":

Much ado about flurries.

Long range, the temperatures get back above freezing and then some. Overall pattern seems a little dry, with the next shot of showers (yes, liquid) in the middle of next week.

Stay warm.

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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