Chris Lambert

Dismal Day

Posted by Chris Lambert

It's been a long, drawn out system, but for many of us, it didn't add up to a lot.  It was just a damp, dismal day, whether you had the heavy, wet snow, or the cold rain.   The highest totals in our area were out of Worcester County, with many reports of 4-6" of snow in the northern half of the county.  Closer to 495, north of the Pike, it was a few inches of slop, mainly on the grass, and closer to the city, not much but melting snow and some slush once and a while on the driveways and side walks.

Where was all the heavy stuff?  Try NH and Maine.  As I write this, Rochester, NH has picked up 14" of snow, and many locations in southern Maine, away from the immediate coast, are running 8-10" totals.   This storm was just too warm for us this go around.

Rain has changed over to snow in many locations, and this evening, we'll see on and off snow until midnight.  I don't expect much more accumulation (coating to 2"...highest in higher terrain), however, with temps dropping to and below freezing, slick spots develop out there.  Keep that in mind if you're venturing out late tonight.  After midnight, we'll get some clearing, allowing for partly sunny skies by tomorrow's sunrise.

It's a couple of quiet days before we track the next weather-maker in here Tuesday night-Thursday.  As of now, Wednesday appears to be a miserable day with wind and a cold rain.  North and west of 495, cold air is tough to move, and that means a messy mix and snow is also possible there.  Likely seeing accumulating snow becoming and issue in the higher terrain once again.  This storm lingers into Thursday, although the wind won't be as strong, and rain and snow becomes more on and off versus the steady and wind driven type.

Pattern is complicated into next weekend.  I have it mainly dry Friday-Sunday... but that could change. 

One is for certain... Fantastic ski conditions prevail across Maine/NH/VT with even more snow to come over the next week.

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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