Chris Lambert

Messy Monday Mix

Posted by Chris Lambert

We couldn't ask for better weather for the cleanup.  Light winds, wall to wall sunshine and temps running in the mid to upper 30s in the afternoon.  With that said, you were in one of two camps today:  

Camp 1: Cleaned-up, power on, plowed out, no damage... it was a nice day to enjoy the picturesque winter scenes. 

Camp 2: Either you're part of the crews working on exhaustion trying your best to quickly return the area to "normal", or you have no power or damage to your property.  Then it's been another tough day trying to deal with the aftermath.  To you folks... I wish for a speedy recovery.

Despite our nice weather today, we'll deal with some ice and rain tomorrow.  A winter weather advisory is in place from 6AM-10AM, west of Route 128 for some sleet and freezing rain.  That'll add a glaze to the roads and snow pack, before the milder air and rain take over by early afternoon.  It's a fairly quick hitting system, so I don't expect a lot of rain. 0.25-0.50" for most.  With dew points rising to the mid to upper 30s, fog will form in the afternoon and be with us through the evening. Roads will be a mess with standing water and big puddles thanks to clogged drainage areas.

However, since we don't get a lot of rain, I don't expect severe flooding issues.  It would be more of an issue if we had 2" of rain and temps in the 50s vs the low 40s.  That set-up would cause more snow to melt rapidly. 

It's still going to be a long few days of cleaning up ahead.  Hats off to the road crews .  You've done a great job so far in an immense challenge.  It's not often that most of the state picks up 20-30" of snow.

Stay safe!

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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