Chris Lambert

Yup... It's Still Winter

Posted by Chris Lambert

Snow flakes fall from the sky today, but they won't collectively amount to a lot  A coating to an inch or two for many spots west of Boston from mid morning on.  That's on top of the 1-2" of snow that fell overnight in parts of Worcester County.   As temps hover in the upper 30s this afternoon, we should have just mainly wet roads as a few raindrops mix in the the snow showers.

Winds turn north tonight and that'll send temps well below freezing.  Roads become slick as light snow has a much easier time sticking.  The trickiest travel will be after midnight as snow increases once again as an ocean storm develops along a front to the east of us.  This ocean storm will be a powerful one by tomorrow, but the track of it is just far enough offshore to allow us a glancing blow and not an all out nor'easter.  With that said, we'll still have to deal with snow and wind.  

The forecasted snow totals are tricky at this point, but the more likely set-up provides Boston with another 3-4" of fluffy snow, 1-3" west of Route 128 and 4-6" across SE Mass, with up to 6-8" across the Cape and Islands.  If the track is a bit closer to the coast, these numbers slide up, if it's farther out to sea, these numbers slide down.  You now how it goes around here, the track is everything.   We'll also deal with a biting north wind tomorrow, gusts past 30mph and highs only in the 20s.

After this storm, the next several days look relatively quiet with temps in the 30s and 40s and just some rain/snow showers late Tuesday/Tuesday night.

Enjoy the weekend and upcoming school vacation!     

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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