Chris Lambert

Cold, Snow and Wind

Posted by Chris Lambert

The snow, cold and wind are with us this morning, making for a uncomfortably winter's morning.  It's a quick hitting storm, so snow totals fall well short of last weekends historic blizzard, nonetheless, we need to be careful out there today.  Snow is heaviest this morning near the coast, lighter outside 128, especially outside 495.  The timing of the storm has the snow ending by noon in many areas away from the coast (128 and west), around 1-2PM along the immediate coast, and not until 3-4PM for the Cape and Islands. 

Not only do we have snow, but we'll deal with plenty of wind.  Gusting approach 40-50mph along the coast, and closer to 60mph for the Cape and Islands.  Factor in these strong winds, and wind chill factors run in the single digits through the day.

So how much?  Right now, it looks like many towns in the 128-495 belt pick up 2-4" of fluff, highest toward 128.  In Boston, I'm leaning more toward 4 to 5" at this point, with up to 7-9" across southern Plymouth County, the Cape and Islands.  Take a look at the "special map" section of the website for further details.

Tides are astronomically much lower this weekend and the strongest winds have an offshore component to them, so we're not expecting major issues with coastal flooding this time. 

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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