Chris Lambert

Thrown Off?

Posted by Chris Lambert

Spring Forward came and went, and the result was a 6:45PM sunset today.  Did your body reset yet? Or you still feel a little thrown off? At times this morning, it seemed like the sun was thrown off thanks to a low deck of clouds that floated in from the ocean.  By midday, we did ok for ourselves, and once again, got some melting done.

The snowmelt once again refreezes this evening, and that means black ice reforms, especially any time after 9:00PM as temps dip below freezing.  With some low level moisture in place and light to no wind, areas of fog are possible late. 

The good news for tomorrow is that all of us will be warmer.  Mid 40s across the SE Mass coast, upper 40s in Boston and mid 50s north and west of the city.  That outta put another big dent in the snow pack out there!  If that doesn't, Tuesday's weather will with temperatures in the mid 50s and a soaking rain from late morning, through the afternoon.  I'd allow for some extra time for Tuesday evening's commute as big puddles, ponding on the roads and flooding of poor drainage areas becomes a concern.  Overall, many towns pick up 1-1.5" of water.  We shouldn't have widespread flooding issue in the rivers, although a few may approach flood stage, and small streams become quiet swollen.  That 1-1.5" is a manageable amount for many rivers and streams, even combined with the snowmelt.  If, the outside chance of 2.5" would to occur, we'd have more issues.  As of now, it's something I'm not overly concerned with, just sometime to watch.    

The rain ends by midnight Tuesday, and we'll dry out for Wednesday.  Wednesday is transition day with temps nearing 50 in the early afternoon, only to fall back sharply by sunset.   That'll set up a colder pattern to end the week and head into the weekend.  Starting Thursday, an occasional flurry or snow shower may grace us, but nothing substantial at this point. 

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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