Chris Lambert

Spring Forward

Posted by Chris Lambert

The hour of sleep is lost, but the fact that Winter's grip will soon subside, is not.   Still lots of snow to melt, and for that, we need the help of the sun.  Sunshine is most abundant away from the coastline today and that restarts the snowmelt process we had yesterday.  Before that process restarts, be careful of slick spots this morning on driveways, sidewalks, and secondary roads as black ice formed overnight.  After 10:00AM, that should become less of a problem as temps rise above freezing.

Yesterday, we sure had an interesting temperature pattern with highs in the upper 30s at the coast to the mid 50s outside 495!  The reason for that was the onshore wind. Water temps are only running in the mid 30s to lower 40s.  Giving that the overall pattern doesn't look much different today, we may indeed see a similar temperature pattern this afternoon.

Temps warm-up even more Monday and Tuesday, and that means 50s for many!  Monday still features mid to upper 40s at the immediate coast, but warm enough to melt more snow.  Tuesday brings us rain... and it WILL be rain this time.  Depending on how the evolution of a wave of low pressure forms along this front, we could wring out at least an inch of rain.  While that wouldn't cause significant river flooding, we may see swollen streams from snowmelt and rain, and I certainly can see us dealing with big puddles/ponding on the roads for the Tuesday evening commute.

Wednesday is a transition day.  We'll near 50 by mid-day, but that active west wind advects in cold air late in the day and by Thursday morning, you'll feel the difference.   A colder pattern is where we stay into the weekend. 

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:


*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'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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