Pete Bouchard

Grinding It Out

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Whoa, we're half way there.

OK, maybe a bit more than that. However, many folks are still standing around with their arms folded asking, "where's the beef?"

I hear you. Most areas dilly-dallied with nuisance snow that didn't accumulate all afternoon. Well, as night falls in this second phase of the storm, the drop in temperatures means the snow will start to stick areawide. So yes, that 3-6 inches in Boston is still on track (albeit on the lower end of that range) through tomorrow morning:

The big news of the day is the mini-jackpot around Wrentham, Sharon, Foxboro and Mansfield. With up to 7" already on the ground, this is essentially a "nowcast" - half of the forecasted amount is in the bag.

So the remaining hours of the storm:

  • Snow of varying intensities through the night. Fits and starts. Lulls and heavier pulses. In and out. Sideways. You get the idea.
  • Winds continue unrelenting. Gusts to 40-50 for most along the coast, 50-60 Cape/Islands.
  • Rain outer Cape may mix with snow toward AM.
  • Wrapup in the storm will come late tomorrow morning. Abrupt end near noon.


Snow is weighty and sticky. Isolated power outages are likely.

Hang in there...the weekend is bright, the temperatures warm through early next week, and although the extended forecast is chilly, it's also storm-free.

Pete

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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