Chris Lambert

Deja Vu

Posted by Chris Lambert

There's not a whole lot to say about this current pattern we're stuck in.  Each day seems to feature near seasonable temps, lots of clouds, occasional breaks of sun, and once and a while a snow shower or sprinkle.  A few of these snow showers linger overnight, but other than a coating of snow outside 495 in some spots, don't expect much out of them.  There's not a lot of moisture for the atmosphere to work with.

Monday features more of the same as any passing shower or snow shower is brief compared to the dry stretches we go through.  However, the northwest breeze does pick up a bit.

The main show this week is the coastal storm that gets cranking across the mid-Atlantic by Wednesday.  East to northeast winds pick up here, and with some low level moisture in place, a few pockets of light rain/drizzle and inland flurries may appear.  Expect a cold and breezy day overall with cloudy skies. 

Wednesday night and Thursday would be the time frame we really need to watch.  The question becomes... is the area of high pressure to our north, strong enough to prevent this coastal storm from coming up to New England?  Right now, it appears that the main area of low pressure stay just far enough south of us, that we avoid a direct blow from this storm.  However, it's close enough that I expect rain and snow showers to be with us, as well as a strong east to northeast wind overnight Wednesday and into Thursday. 

For what it's worth, I still won't rule out a farther north track with this storm.  If that were the case, more significant wind, rain and snow would be an issue here. 

Lots to track the next few days.

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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