Pete Bouchard

Riding The Storm Out

Posted by Pete Bouchard

First off, we live in the present, so let's focus on the here and now:

Dandy of a day today. Plenty of sun and seasonable (read mid/upper 30s) temperatures.

Still have my mind on the weekend...and no, it's not because the Daytona 500 is Sunday. It's all about the storm...and the tangled web it's weaving.

With a little more mild air sneaking into the picture, the snow amounts have been adjusted along the coast. Still looking at a good whallop of snow for Greater Worcester, however. I'm holding on to that 10-14 like Jack did to Rose after the Titanic sunk.

Timing is still the same:

  • Mid afternoon startup on Saturday with mix/rain/light snow.
  • Snow picks up after 8pm and becomes heavy toward midnight. Coast sees changeover to snow all but SE Mass. (from Plymouth to Hyannis)
  • Heavy snow through Sunday morning, then it tapers quickly around noon
  • Wind will be strongest along coast with gusts to 40-50mph at the height of the storm Sunday morning
  • Coastal flooding will be minor at high tide Sunday morning around 10am, but beach erosion remains and ever present fact of life with this (and every) storm

I'm not going to sugar coat it folks. We're in a busy pattern, and the storms won't be letting up anytime soon. Unlike in previous years, March will start cold and unsettled. We'll fight the rain/snow issue with the next storm on Thu-Fri, but be warned...the colder air is winning out. And this snowpack will be going nowhere soon.

We have you covered this weekend on-air and online.

Be well.
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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