Pete Bouchard

It's NOT the Blizzard, But...

Posted by Pete Bouchard

We're in a busy pattern. Storms are zipping by with out much introduction or fancy send-offs. In between, we seem to string together some windy, partly sunny days like today.

Then come the big ones.

And we start drawing comparisons between the record-setting blizzard earlier in the month (OK, two weekends ago). Well, Dan Quayle, I know the blizzard, and this is no blizzard.

But it is a big storm. And as such, it deserves an detailed look. (First off, let's not step over the next two days. Chilly weather, plenty of wind, and limited sun - brightest on Friday - now back to the storm.)

  • Startup time is late afternoon Saturday. Winds will be increasing, but we're marginal with the cold. As a result, most along the coast will see mix/light rain. Light snow elsewhere. Roads will slowly get slick, but NOT impossible to travel.
  • Later in the night - after 9-10pm- the pacing will pick up and the snow will start to take charge, snuffing out the rain all the way to the Cape Cod Canal.
  • Heavy snow through early morning Sunday. Roads will be tough to travel, and yes, your flight will most likely be delayed or cancelled. (Although I don't run an airline, so I'll let them have the final word.)
  • East/northeast winds will pile water up along the coast, so a moderate coastal flooding event is possible at high tide Sunday morning. We'll keep an eye on this variable.
  • Storm slowly winds down through Sunday afternoon - give it until mid afternoon along the coast.

What can you expect? See the amounts below...but I reserve the right to fidget with that 8-12 and pull it into the city based on colder numbers in the days ahead.

Pete

 

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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