Chris Lambert

Gone With The Wind

Posted by Chris Lambert

An east wind about 5-10k feet up brought in moisture off the ocean, into the cold air in place.  That produced those ocean-effect snow showers that seems persistent from Boston, north and west through the afternoon.  It didn't total a lot, with most locations picking up 1/2-2" of fluffy snow. 

As winds in the mid levels of the atmosphere turn to the north and northwest, those snow showers push toward the South Shore this evening, with the heaviest batches of snow across the Cape and Nantucket overnight.  Additional snow generally totals a coating to an inch, with 1-3" for the Cape.   As winds start cranking up from the northwest after 2:00 AM, our snow, is gone with the wind, out to sea.  Other than some slippery spots on secondary roads, driveways and sidewalks, I don't see many issues for the morning commute.

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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