Chris Lambert

Interesting Pattern Ahead

Posted by Chris Lambert

We'll get rid of one system tonight as evening dense fog lifts and drizzle ends after midnight.  The good news... we didn't see a lot of rain.  Many locations picked up about 1/4" of water, which doesn't add a tremendous amount of weight to those roof tops.  It did however make a mess.  With the rain and melting snow and clogged catch basins, lots of standing water and slush piles are certainly an issue.

We catch a two day break before more snow tracks toward New England overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning.  Looks like a quick hitter with a few inches of snow possible from Worcester to Boston, with lighter amounts north, and heavier amounts south.  Indications are most of SE Mass will be in the 3-6" range.  It's an early look at this storm, so the bands may get adjusted north or south.  With a fast west to east movement of the storm, I don't expect this to become a blockbuster snow and wind event.   However, I do expect more slowdowns for the Thursday morning commute.

Looking ahead, the southern branch of the jet stream is quite active the next 2 weeks, perhaps into the end of the month.  That'll keep us vulnerable to storms moving in several times during this time frame.  Some may provide rain, some, more snow.  The next threat for more snow is over the weekend, although it's still too early to lock that storm in. 

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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