Chris Lambert

Cooling Off

Posted by Chris Lambert

A few days of 50+ degree weather and it's incredible to see how much snow has disappeared.  Leftover snow piles the next few days melt at a much slower pace as temperatures flirt with 40 degrees during the day and back below freezing at night.

While we won't have much sun throughout the day, we won't have much falling from the sky either.  An occasional sprinkle or flurry drops from the clouds today, but the overall theme is colder and windier.  The depths of the colder air filters in tonight, with temperatures falling into the teens in the burbs, lower 20s in the city.

We'll remain with more dry hours than wet/white through the weekend.  On Saturday, we track a weak clipper system just to our south, but this one doesn't have much moisture with it, and the trend has been weaker and farther south.  Bottom line, don't expect much out of it.  A couple of flurries/wet snow showers, that is all.

Luck of the Irish on Sunday as St. Patricks Day turns out with more sun than clouds.  We could do better temp-wise though with highs only near 40.

So what about the next "big" storm?  This one arrives Monday night and last through Tuesday.  As the track takes it over land, it'll drag in warmer air, meaning any snow/ice/mix turns to rain by Tuesday morning.  I could see a few inches of accumulation in the higher terrain outside 495, but even there, it should change to rain.  Mostly wet and not white is the theme in Boston.  We still have plenty of time to watch it and nail down the track.  Until then, have a good 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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