Jeremy Reiner

Calm Before The Storm

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

I know it's cliche but....today is the calm before the storm. Cold high pressure settles into the region with early sunshine then afternoon clouds. Seasonably cold with temps in the 20s. All in all, a good day for storm preps (or just soaking up some February sunshine)! No issues this evening & overnight hours with cloudy skies & just a few flurries toward daybreak Friday.

Friday & Saturday are stormy days with near blizzard conditions likely across much of eastern MA & RI. Here are several thoughts on the event:

*Patchy light snow & flurries arrive between 8-10am on Friday will become steadier & heavier by 2pm.

*Poor travel is likely from 2pm Friday until 10am Saturday---travel isn't recommended Friday evening or Friday night. Plan on air travel issues (cancelations/delays at Logan/T.F. green/Manchester/Portland/Bradley)

*Snowfall forecast is tricky as the track still isn't locked in. Just about every town gets a foot of snow but there are going to be pockets of thundersnow which will throw totals all out of whack in some communities. We can't possibly know where these thundersnow storms will occur at this time but we do know that where they occur--snow totals will approach 2 feet!

*Two types of snow with this event---light/fluffy & heavy/wet. Look for light/fluffy snow along & west of I-95 while a heavy, wet 7 pasty snow is expected along the south shore/cape islands. It's in those areas that power disruption is likely--perhaps several hours.

*Naturally, when talking a nor'easter, wind will be an issue. Wind gusts along the coast will be 50-60mph and gusts over 60mph are likely on Cape Cod. Wind gusts from 25-40mph are likely west of I-95.

*Coastal flooding is a real concern for 2 high tide cycles---10pm Friday Night & 10am Saturday Morning in and around metro Boston down along the south shore & Cape Cod (excluding south facing beaches).

*Plan on improving conditions between 9-11am Saturday. Sunday looks sunny & comfortable with temps in the low 30s.

More on this storm throughout the day!

~JR

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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