Pete Bouchard

Records Fall, Temps Are Next

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Gusty southwest winds got the job done today. Records fell in Worcester and Portland this afternoon.

As of this typing, Boston fell short by three degrees! In any event, the high temperatures were the tamest part of this storm system. The high winds and torrential rain are yet to come.

Timeline is pretty much set on both. Expect fast-hitting showers and brief downpours through much of the night, but the main rain event will wait until 4am-7am tomorrow. All the while, the wind will slowly ramp up as the front approaches. Gusts have been near 40-50 for isolated spots this evening, but by that magical 4-7am timeframe, we will see them peak at 50-60mph. Needless to say, at these speeds, there may be some power outages and tree damage.

Storm races out tomorrow, but the winds will take their time to come down. Gusts could still hold at 30-40mph through the early/mid morning. Temperatures on the other hand, will still be somewhat balmy - for late January. Early highs make the low/mid 50s, then fall to the 40s by afternoon.

Colder weather will rule into the weekend and all of next week. Don't see any 60s, but I do see a close brush with a storm on Sunday. Right now accumulations look minor....keeping with the winter theme.

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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