Pete Bouchard

The Bar is High

Posted by Pete Bouchard

While we wade through puddles and navigate snowbanks (via car or foot), the pattern remains active.

HOWEVER, the next round of wintery weather will be measured in flakes and inches - not in feet. And since the bar is so high after the blizzard, many will think this isn't even worthy of a paragraph in my blog...but I'll oblige nonetheless (what, you expect me to just talk about spring training?)

The bottom line is this storm won't have the power to heave the snow up into ALL of Southern New England. This storm system is beating-feet to the open Atlantic as it kisses us with a bit of snow.

Sure, there may be as much as 3" inches on Nantucket, but I'm more inclined to stick to the 1-2 than I am to up them (based on the latest trends).

OK, onward and upward. Although the pattern is active, the 'threat matrix' remains low. We'll watch another storm get freakishly large FAR offshore over the weekend, sparing us and Nova Scotia (a very snow-weary province). Wind and cold will be drawn down, but it's just for one day. 

Rest of the forecast is rather late-winter like: bright afternoons, refreezing at night and eventually, a warmup late early next week.

Dig it?

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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