Pete Bouchard

Brush With A Storm

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Well, that wind finally brought the house down. Temperatures hovered near freezing all day thanks to the colder airmass and the afternoon clouds. Even a few flakes flew out on Nantucket as a small, compact storm flared up and shot offshore.

Tonight the deep freeze sets in with temperatures falling into the teens in many spots. Highs tomorrow will struggle to make freezing most everywhere. Then we set our sights on another storm developing offshore.

It's not a biggie, or a least it won't be as it moves over us Sunday afternoon and evening. Nonetheless, roads may slicken a bit, and there might even be enough to put the plow blade down on Cape Cod. The despite all its potential, the amounts will leave the snow hounds wanting:

Or at the very least saying, "is that the best you got?" Indeed, this winter has been about weak storms, big disconnects (between the cold and snow) and missed opportunities. Far be it for me to call off the season, but time is getting short for a blockbuster. Climatologically, we are entering our period of most intense snowstorms (see the Blizzard of '78), and as I look out 7-10 days, nothing is cooking. Unless we get some sign that the pattern will be shaken up, or at the very least injected with moisture (we've been below normal since late 2011!), our goose is cooked.

Make it a good weekend...and if the Pats can't be in the 'bowl, let it be the

'9ers!!!!!! Go SF!!

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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