Pete Bouchard

Two-Parter

Posted by Pete Bouchard

First wave of precipitation is moving through as of this typing. Initially it grabs your attention as snow (some moderate), then a switchover to rain within a couple of hours. This was supposed to be our time to 'make hay' with the snow. As we've discovered, the southeast wind this afternoon boosted temps to the mid 30s, so even with the numbers slumping a little this evening, accumulations are minimal.

This is the sloppy part of the storm. Our rain/snow line will move up just north of Boston and Worcester and hover there for the night. South of that imaginary line, it should be rain. North it's snow - and possibly some sleet. All of it tapers by morning as the precipitation moves off to the east.

Then we get a brief morning lull with some intermittent snowshowers.

No later than mid morning the next phase of this storm system will engage. This will predominately be snow as the storm will be east and the colder air begins to shuffle in. (Harlem-style if you want.) Rest of the day and afternoon, light snow will take over.

When the dust settles, this is the end result:

Still some splashover at high tide along the coast tomorrow morning, but it won't be much. Winds aren't all that impressive either. Gusts could touch 30mph on the Cape/Islands tomorrow.

Another update late tonight.

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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