Chris Lambert

Day 7

Posted by Chris Lambert

This cold from Canada has had some staying power eh?  In Boston, we slid below the freezing mark late in the evening last Sunday, and haven't come back above it since.  In fact, as temps fail to crack the 32 degree mark again today, we'll mark the 7th day in a row of sub-freezing weather.  

Tomorrow may be the eighth, but it'll be close as a warm front slowly increases our temps in the late afternoon and evening.  In addition, that warm front also triggers a batch of light to moderate snow to break out.  Start time on the snow is between 2-5PM, with the earlier arrival in that range outside 495.  That snow will be just in time for the evening commute, and certainly has the potential to slow things down.

Don't expect a ton of snow, but a general 1-3" falls through the evening. Southern Bristol, southern Plymouth and the Cape/Islands will be at the lower end of the snow range, if not under it, thanks to warming temps changing snow over to sleet and drizzle fairly quick. The highest totals show up in northern Mass and Southern NH.  In the city of Boston, 1-2" seems to be a good fit for a range.

The snow changes to sleet and freezing drizzle late in the evening for the rest of us, creating an icy glaze on top of the fresh inch or two of snow (close to the coast, snow goes to plain ole drizzle).  As warm air finally wins the battle, that freezing drizzle turns to plain drizzle by the AM commute on Tuesday.

Tuesday is kind of a blah day.  Nothing special, lots of clouds, temps in the upper 30s.

Wednesday will be windy and warmer, isolated passing shower, temps in the mid 50s. Perhaps even near 60 in some sun breaks out?  Steadier rain works in at night, before colder air ends the week.

Enjoy the rest of the 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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