Pete Bouchard

Weak Lil' Systems

Posted by Pete Bouchard

We're in a cold pattern - that's the short story. The longer one would detail the small disturbances rippling through the jet stream and triggering light snow events over the next two days.

In short: we'll see a few flurries.

Like we've seen in the past few weeks, there isn't a lot to energize these storms-in-the-making, so we just see a few flakes, a coating here, maybe an inch there. Imagine where we could(a, woulda, shoulda) been if these things were strong and juicy.

In any event, here's what to expect with the off-and-on-snowshowers tomorrow (starting early and finishing late):

 

This is really the only weather system I see this week that has any potential for accumulation. As the winter goes, so goes this week.

But here's the footnote: some weather maps are showing the potential for a big, snowy storm on Friday. My initial thought on this is: show me the money. Haven't seen a storm like this all winter, so why now? I know what you're thinking though, "It only takes one." You're right, but I don't think this is the one. There isn't a lot of support for a big storm, and I think this particular model is a little spazzy. Right now, I just have a few flakes in the forecast (I know, that means we'll see a foot). We'll see how it pans out.

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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