Jeremy Reiner

The Downside Of Spring-like Weather

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

Rather busy in the weather center this morning. It's not often one tracks a nasty squall line on the last day of January but we had one this morning. Numerous reports of wind damage with gusts in excess of 60mph and even a gust to 81mph at the Blue Hill Observatory. In fact, many cities & towns had stronger wind gusts from this storm than Hurricane Sandy.

The good news is that the threat for damaging wind has passed and now we focus on a return to a winter pattern---one without squall lines! This system pushed temps up near 60 early this morning but just like that is taking the spring preview with it--out to sea. Afternoon temps will be cooler than where we are this morning but thermometers in the mid 40s at 2pm will still be above normal for this time of year. A chilly wind will take some of that mild feel out of the air. Plan on sunshine with a few clouds during the afternoon.

Cold & dry weather sweeps back into New England tonight and is with us to start off February. Temperatures tomorrow morning will be in the low 20s and afternoon highs will struggle to find the low 30s. #Reality. The weekend will offer seasonably cold weather both days with the risk of some light snow/flurries on Sunday. More on that tomorrow.


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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