Chris Lambert

Subtracting Today, Adding This Weekend

Posted by Chris Lambert

Temps today start off below freezing, and that means Thursday's snowmelt refroze overnight, slickening the sidewalks and driveways this morning with black ice.  Give that sun a couple hours to work, and temps jump above freezing, the ice thaws out and snow resumes it's subtracting mode.  With high temps near 50 this afternoon, shrinking snow piles is the theme of the day.

Just because temperatures near 50 today, doesn't mean it won't snow soon.  This is New England, just wait a day, you know Mother Nature changes her mind quite often and quite abruptly.

Change start working in tonight as a weak cold front slides in.  Clouds increase, and perhaps a bit of snow and rain breaks out after midnight.  I wouldn't surprised to see minor accumulations north and west of Route 128 early Saturday morning.   Then some breaks of dry weather enter from Saturday morning, into the early afternoon.  After that, more rain and snow redevelop Saturday afternoon.  At first, it's mainly rain inside 495, but as winds turn north, and sunset approaches, temps cool, and rain turns to snow.  By Saturday night, we're tracking an ocean storm just far enough offshore to send the brunt of the storm out to sea, but close enough to produce some steady snow overnight, into early Sunday morning.  If this sounds like a complicated forecast, that's because it is.  Snowfall accumulation is tough to pin down, but I'd plan on several inches of snow by Sunday morning, and that'll be enough to get those shovels and plows back out. 

Cold air rushes in Sunday afternoon, but the core of the cold is short-lived and that means next week looks fantastic for skiing on school vacation week! 

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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