Chris Lambert

Meltdown Mode

Posted by Chris Lambert

Yes, the title of this blog could apply to the snowfall forecast for the recent storm.  Let's be honest, it was bad, real bad, just no way around it.  Many towns neared 2 feet of snow... the winner of them all?  Blue Hill Observatory in Milton with 29.8"!

Worcester has hit the 101" mark for the season, over 68" of it falling in the last 5 weeks.  That 101" makes it the 6th snowiest winter of all-time!  Boston has picked up 55.9" so far this winter, with 47.1" falling since Feb. 3rd.   In other words, we've had 4-5.5 FEET of snow since our furry friend Phil forecasted an early arrival of Spring.  Hey, at least we "spring forward" tonight... clocks ahead one hour.

The title of the blog is also meant for the snow on the ground.  That March 9th sun angle is about as strong as an early October sun, and that means it'll do a good job melting the snow on the ground.  If you're done shoveling/plowing and cleaning up, today's a great day to take the kids skiing or sledding.  Local ski resorts did great with this event, and the sledding hills are full of snow.   Tomorrow's forecast is pretty much the same.  Watch out tomorrow morning again for black ice as we go through this melt/refreeze cycle.

50s by Monday!

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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