Jeremy Reiner

No Cold?....No Snow.

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

We're still in a stormy pattern and it's time to start chatting about our next storm---heading this way for Wednesday. It will be mainly rain as there is no arctic air to be found in southern new England (kind of important if you want a snowstorm.) There will be a burst of some wet snow for a few hours at the start of the storm (5am Wednesday) but plan on using umbrellas over shovels & plows.

Before that happens, we have a day that will offer mainly cloudy skies and seasonably mild temps---mid 40s. The other great thing about today---little to no wind. We'll hold into the dry conditions well into the evening hours with temps settling back into the upper 30s.

Ok---back to that storm. Wednesday is a stormy day--just not snow. Look for the precipitation to arrive around 5am Wednesday & be with us for about 12 hours---tapering off 5-6pm. Most towns will pick up between 1-2" of rain and that rain will come with wind along the coastline, gusting at times between 20-30mph. In terms of snowfall before the rain---primarily confined to the Worcester Hills and the highest elevations at that. (our *special* map in the maps section details how much snow falls before changing to rain).

This storm gets rather clingy---sticking with us for Thursday & even Friday, albeit in a much weaker state. Each of those days will offer cloudy skies and a scattering of rain showers. Those rain showers will mix with wet snow showers on Friday. Drier & brighter weather slides into New England just in time for the weekend--breaking the pattern of weekend storms. Yay.

Have a great day!

~JR

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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