Chris Lambert

Snow Leaves, Cold & Wind Stay

Posted by Chris Lambert

It was just a glancing blow from a monster ocean storm to our east, but it was close enough to create a nasty second half of the weekend.  Snow totals weren't all that high, lots of 4-5" reports, but the wind made what snow we had blow, drift and reduce visibility all day long. 

Officially at Logan Airport, we picked up 5.1" of snow.  The radar showed a heavier band of snow this morning over the airport, but not quite as heavy over the city.  That's why much of the metro area had slightly less.  Logan is where the official reports are held, and we're now up to 40.8" for the season (32" alone in the last 15 days). That's 11" ABOVE the average for being this far through winter.  Worcester has picked up 67.5" this winter so far.  That's almost 2 FEET above average.  Of course, much of the snow came in with the Blizzard. 

The snow leaves us tonight, but the cold and wind stick around.  Winds gust past 40mph through midnight tonight, then fall back just a tad by daybreak tomorrow.  Factor in those strong winds with temps running in the teens, and wind chill factors fall to 0 and just below. 

At least we'll have clearing skies overnight, and that means sunshine for Monday.  Temps manage to crack the 30 degree mark as well by the afternoon, although a strong breeze still adds a chill to the air.

Tuesday starts off fine, but in the afternoon a front races in with rain showers.  There will likely be just enough cold air left in place that a few sleet pellets and snow flakes mix in north of the Pike, especially closer to the NH border.  This is not a big rain or snow maker for us, but could add some puddles and slow downs for the evening commute.

Overnight Tuesday, into Friday look quiet.  Although by Friday evening and Saturday, we'll watch for the chance of more rain and snow showers.  This system looks disorganized now, but we'll have to keep an eye on it.

Enjoy the week.  You kids that have the week off from school... ski conditions should work out just fine!

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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