Chris Lambert

Active Homestretch

Posted by Chris Lambert

As we enter the 3rd week of February, we also enter the homestretch of winter.   The meteorological winter (Dec-Feb) ends in 10 days, and it looks like we'll have to pay close attention to what happens over the next 10 days, and perhaps even into early March.   It's not to say big snowstorms are a lock, but given the overall pattern, I do think we'll have a shot of adding to our snow totals before the season comes to a close.  Pressure patterns across the globe and an active jet stream favor storm chances ahead. If it didn't snow another flake this month, it'd still be the 7th snowiest February in Boston's history.  February 1969 is #1 with 41.3"... we're at 32.0" now.

The first storm that rolls through tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night is an easy one to deal with.  In fact, we're on the milder side of it with showers moving in after 3-4PM, with the steadiest rain from 6-10PM.  A 1/4-1/2" of rain fall, allowing for some big puddles, and minor flooding in poor/clogged drainage areas, but no widespread flooding is expected.  The rain may mix in with some sleet/snow across far northern Worcester County and southwest NH, but even there, I don't expect much accumulation.  What about Ski Country?  It'll be mainly snow there with several inches across many resorts.

Colder and drier weather work in Wednesday through Friday before we'll track the next storm by Saturday.  This one could be a snow maker.  How much depends on track and development of the storm.  Too early to say for now, and as a wise WHDH meteorologist said this morning (Thanks JR)  "not need to fret" on that one yet.  Plenty of time to watch it.

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:


*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'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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