Jeremy Reiner

Storming Through It

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

Storm mode again across southern New England this morning as I spend it with my meteorological BFF. It's a storm you would likely find this time of year....rain, wind and snow confined to the higher elevations of southern New England. No different this morning with the rain/snow line charging north into New Hampshire as I blog. Most towns in the Worcester Hills picking up between 1-4" of snow (higher amounts at the higher elevations).

Now it becomes a rain & wind storm. A big storm means a big bag of rain and many towns will get drenched with 1-2" of rain before tapering off by 5pm. Wind will also be an issue--especially along the coastline. Look for wind gusts between 30-40mph (gusts out on Cape Cod up near 50mph) for much of the day. That wind will peel out of here about the same time as the rain does...5-6pm. That wind is from the east and it will push & pile water up along the coastline setting the stage for the threat of minor coastal flooding at the midday high tide (12:07pm)

Usually with big storms, it's one nasty day and done-boom!,  back to sunshine. Sorry Charlie, not this time as our storm slams on the breaks and hangs with us for the rest of the week. Thankfully, it will weaken with each passing hour so by tomorrow we still have a cloudy day but only a few showers and much less wind. Raw with temps in the low 40s. Friday offers more clouds & still the risk of a shower at any time. Temps will be a little bit cooler--only flirting with 40.

The good news is we can get the sun back into New England by the weekend---a storm free weekend. Sweet.

-JR (And Pete too)

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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