Pete Bouchard

Stormin' Across The Country

Posted by Pete Bouchard

With the amount of hype circulating around this storm in the Midwest, you'd think we were tracking another asteroid about to impact Earth.

Let's ease up on the gas. Sure, this is a strong storm, but by now, we should be all seasoned veterans with snow, wind AND winter.

So what's the scoop?

  • Storm start-up still looks like Saturday afternoon. We'll still be able to get around and the amounts will be light through midnight - in fact, we may even mix  from Boston to the South Shore. (Cape sees rain.)
  • After midnight, the storm will get a little meatier. Snow intensity will increase into Sunday morning.
  • Heavy snow through Sunday morning.
  • Tapering to flurries by mid afternoon on Sunday

There is a lot of water being thrown around in the atmosphere, and with marginally cold temps, this will result in a heavy, wet snow in many spots. Even in Worcester county, it will make for good snowballs and snowpeople. On the South Shore, it will cake to the trees and power lines - so there might be more power outages.


Coastal flooding looks to fall in the minor to moderate category. This isn't a humongous storm, so the fetch of water along the coast (attributed to the east/northeast wind) won't be tremendous. Nonetheless, we're watching the Sunday morning high tide around 10am for splashover and inundated shore roads.

We'll be here every step of the way.

Stay with 7Weather.


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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