Pete Bouchard

That Silly Groundhog

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Well, it's in the books. Officially 24.9" in Boston with the Blizzard of 2013. While some are left to wonder 'where do I start cleaning up?' we draw comparisons.

This storm ranks as the 5th greatest snowfall in Boston's history behind the mighty April Fools' Day Blizzard of 1997:

Did it snap you back into winter mode? If it didn't, the cold tonight certainly will. Low temperatures will tumble into the single digits - some just below zero - and low teens! Cold start tomorrow, but the 'warmth' of the (almost) February sun will shine through. Highs should manage to crack freezing and do some melting.

But where will the melted snow go? Back into the snowpack at night to refreeze. Watch your step Monday morning. And don't forget, that there are always several post-storm mornings to adjust to navigating snowbanks and step over new obstacles on the sidewalks.

Together we can...

...drive on the roads again.

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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