Pete Bouchard

Phase Two

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Through most of the morning, the snow was light, at times intermittent and navigable. We ran our errands, grabbed our mik and bread, and made for our safe place.

But now the storm is entering a new phase, with the second, third, and final acts to follow.

Act II

Moderate to heavy snow through the evening. Travel is difficult, but not impossible. Despite that, the Governor mandated cars/trucks/non-essential vehicles off the roads by 4pm, so we'll assume you aren't on the road for Act II.

Winds will whip at the coast to 40-50mph. Wet, heavy snow will cake to the trees/limbs in Greater Boston, but just beyond the Weston tolls, and NW of the 93/128 interchange in Woburn the snow will drift and be light. Visibility reduced.

9:45-ish high tides: moderate flood in Sandwich, Plymouth, Scituate and Cape Ann owing to the gusty north wind.

Act III

Overnight and early Saturday morning. Travel is nearly impossible. White-outs, blizzard conditions, drifting snow and a vicious wind.

Winds will gust near hurricane force (74mph or better) at times along the coast as the storm rounds Nantucket and heads east.

10am high tide is more of a concern because of the intense wind. Sandwich, Plymouth, Scituate and Cape Ann will experience MAJOR coastal flooding. Moderate flooding is expected in Revere, Hull, Nantucket Harbor, Marshfield, Hingham and Chatham East.

Final Act

Storm starts to pull away mid/late morning. We can start to talk about the end game by midday as the back edge of the snow starts to work into Greater Worcester. I still think we'll see accumulating snow throughout the early part of the afternoon, but after 3pm, the storm may breath its last breath. Granted, the snow may shut down, but the wind will continue even as the skies clear. Blowing and drifting will be issues through early Sunday.

More to come.

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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