Pete Bouchard

Coldest Behind Us

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Well we made it. To Friday, to the weekend, to the other side...

...of the cold. I'm not ready to back off completely on the arctic air, but the coldest days are behind us. (I'm almost ready to say for the entire winter too - climatologically, we're passing the coldest part of winter.) The weekend will still be cold - esp. in the mornings with temps in the teens - but it won't be as numbing as the past few days.

We also are watching a weak storm system rounding Long Island and Nantucket en route to the open Atlantic. Not much to fuss about as the cold, dry air squashes the snow into the Mid-Atlantic:

Not a lot of wind tomorrow in the wake of this system, but it won't exactly be calm either. Expect a nagging, persistent wind most of the day with a blend of sun and clouds. Sunday is the pick of the weekend! Highs near 30 (what's that like?) and sun dominates.

After all this bitter air it's hard to believe we'll be tracking a mild, wet storm early next week. Before we turn to raindrops, however, we may get a couple of inches of snow in some spots Monday night. The warmup will last through Wednesday before Old Man Winter sends in the cold reinforcements late next week.

Make it a good weekend!


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:


*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'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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