Chris Lambert

3 for 3 on the Weekend Snows

Posted by Chris Lambert

First thing first... it's another cool and breezy day today, followed by a beauty of a winter's day tomorrow with temps Friday afternoon in the upper 30s and little to no wind.  Take advantage of it!  

Ok, some rumbles of another snowstorm for the weekend?  Yup, that's right.  A couple weekends ago it was the Blizzard of 2013, last weekend it was several inches of snow and a howling wind.  This weekend, it's more snow, and a foot where it stays all snow, perhaps a few towns picking up more.  

The line of where it stays all snow is tough to pin down right now, but just NW of Boston seems to be a good bet.   Another thing to consider, water temps this time of year are running 7-8 degrees colder than they were in the December storm we had.  That means an onshore wind has more trouble turning snow to rain now than it did a couple months ago.  With that said, there's no arctic air in place, so some mixing is likely for a bit Saturday night near the coast with an east wind increasing.  As soon as that wind goes northeast overnight, any rain/mix turns to a heavy, wet snow. 

Storm Headlines:

-Snow starts 4-7PM Saturday

-Rain mixed in at the coast and across SE Mass Saturday evening

-Any rain changes to a heavy wet snow by early Sunday morning, possible power lines/tree branches down under the weight of the snow

-Where it's all snow, we're totaling about a foot of snow

-Two high tides to watch: Saturday at 10PM, Sunday at 10AM

-High tide could bring in coastal flooding and beach erosion, especially the Sunday 10AM tide.

-Storm wraps up around  midday Sunday

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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