Pete Bouchard

Snow Will Go

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Well, this is it: the 1st snow event of the season for the evening commute. Not a barn-burner, but it's slow and slushy out there. Waves of snow are coming through the Commonwealth with this system, so we get a break from time to time. Nonetheless, here's the end result:

Already getting reports from our spotters via email and Twitter of the mix working in through Metrowest. This will act to make it more slippery (no-brainer there) and cut down on amounts. Nice tidy snow event tonight, so we're confident the snow/mix will taper after midnight. The morning commute is much better, but wheel spray may still be an issue as the snow begins to melt.

Melt? What? No deep-freeze coming?

Hahaha! Hardly! In fact, this is warm front, and as its name implies, temperatures will warm up in the wake of the snow. We're talking spring-like stuff here folks. Highs will break freezing tomorrow, but Wednesday is the day we'll soar on a gusty southwest wind. With a lil' help from el Sol, we might even hit 60 in the city on Wednesday! That's how mild the airmass will be.

As the front crosses on Wednesday night, there might even be some rumbles of thunder as the mild air is supplanted by a cold rush of air. Still, I think highs on Thursday will be a respectable 40+ as the air will take time to settle in.

Colder for the finish to the workweek, but there may be some more snow lurking around the corner on Sunday. Stay with us.

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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