Pete Bouchard

And Down They Go

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Numbers have dropped for the storm:


Now before you go slinging mud, keep this in mind...

I gave snow amounts a couple of days ago because I felt there was a need to get out the word, not to fuel hype. If I talk snow, I give numbers. It's just the way I roll. I don't really like to dance around the subject, throw scenarios and 'what ifs' around. We're all busy, so I just get to the point.

We're all big boys and girls here. Things change. Storms have a mind of their own and sometimes don't play by the rules. This was one of them. Track, timing and precipitation amounts were right on. The storm's strength, on the other hand...

And that's where we start the discussion. With temperatures hovering in the mid and upper 30s we relied heavily on the fact the the storm will be strong and generate its own cold. That isn't happening. Not now, not tomorrow, not Sunday. So the numbers come down.

Timeline stays the same:

  • Startup mid/late PM Saturday. Light snow/mix/rain.
  • Rain gets the upper hand and pushes the snow briefly to 495 late at night
  • Cold gets back into the act and pushes the snow back to the South Shore by Sunday morning
  • Steady light snow through Sunday morning and early afternoon
  • Splashover at high tide Sunday morning.
  • Winds gust around 40mph at the coast Sunday

Pattern's still active! More on next week's event...later....much later.


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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