Pete Bouchard

Meltdown

Posted by Pete Bouchard

The slow melt continues, but with a semi-mild (well, at least above freezing in some spots) night and a VERY mild day tomorrow, we'll really put a dent in that snowpack. Here we are, not even a week away from the blizzard, and the remaining snow may dwindle to mere piles by Saturday morning!

But hang on. Old Man Winter's trying to conjuring up another snowy brew for the weekend. This is the storm we feared may form earlier in the week. We've been playing cat and mouse with it all along, but the threat remained low until this morning. It was then that the weather maps jumped on a snowy solution and the flags went up.

But hang on. The sentence doesn't fit the crime. The pattern still would favor a storm far offshore, not one close to New England. The only thing that may give us some small accumulation is a little whip of snow on the western side of the storm. I've been in this business long enough to know that while you CAN get burned on a flare-up of snow, it's still rare and uncommon in situations like this.

So it's with much trepidation that I put numbers on this map. Nonetheless, I'm not one to talk snow and hide my thoughts on accumulation.

So there you have it. These numbers are likely to go down as the picture becomes clearer.

In any event, we're certain on the warm-up tomorrow and the cold to follow on Sunday and Monday. This isn't just any chill, I'm seeing chill-to-the-bone kind of cold to finish the weekend. Highs will struggle to make freezing both days, and with a wind it will feel like teens and 20s.

A not-so-subtle reminder that it is still winter.

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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