Jeremy Reiner

A Stormy Blog

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

The storm is here--sort of. For some of you, it's snow & wind while for others it's just cloudy skies with a few flurries. Plan on a messy day for much of southern New England---especially across southeast New England. We have made some changes to the snowfall forecast since last night....for the area between I-95 and Rt 24 across Bristol county---our special map reflects those changes (higher totals). Here's the latest thinking regarding the storm:

*Snow is steadiest along & east of I-95 and as you approach the coastline, raindrops will take over at the coast later this morning for a few hours.

*Patchy snow is expected west of I-95 this morning but it will become steadier by afternoon & this evening.

*Plan on widespread-steady snow for just about everyone tonight---this is when we get most of our accumulating snows.

*Some of that snow is going to be the heavy-wet variety and that combined with wind may lead to power disruption--especially across southeast MA. Even along the coast & out onto the Cape--scattered power loss is likely due to wind gusts between 40-50mph for several hours today through tomorrow.

*Coastal flooding is a concern for the high tides this morning (~7am), this evening (~7pm) and especially tomorrow morning (~8am). The Friday morning high tide will be the most problematic of the three. Minor coastal flooding (some shore roads closed) is likely for all 3 high tides in metro Boston & points north with moderate to major coastal flooding (shore roads  & basements flooded with minor structural damage likely) on the south shore out onto Cape Cod (bay side). Beach erosion will be incredible with this event---our beaches have been hammered the past 5-6 weeks.

*Storm is a slow mover so look for morning snow & wind tomorrow that will slowly taper to clouds by early Friday afternoon.

*Sunny & warmer weather does return just in time for the weekend.

More through the 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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