Pete Bouchard

Favoring The Cold

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Got a cold wakeup call this morning. And the afternoon wasn't much better. Chilly breezes, limited had all the makings of an early winter day.

We'll be letting that "marinate" for a while. The pattern is cold, and the sun will be limited. I've tried to move the numbers, but there are no outward signs of warmth...anywhere. So I favor the cold and don't stray far from 40 for the next 7 days.

Seems like a long haul, eh? Well, it is. And if you follow my forecasts, I'll be the first to pitch a 70 degree day in the long range. This time of year, I babysit the mid levels of the atmosphere, searching for ANY sign of a warmup. If the numbers show some milder air, I know the sun will fill in the blanks.

So far the Magic 8 Ball says, "Don't count on it."

One thing the cold will do is drive away the storms - for now. Saturday's light snow event is now completely off. Just some high clouds coming through from time to time. Sunday is dry as well.

Monday, a big high pressure system will park itself over New England and set the table for a messy mix of snow/ice/rain for Monday night and Tuesday. It's a case of an irresistable force meeting an immovable object. High pressure wants to stay and low pressure wants to come in. We're in the middle, and we're left picking up the mess. Snow amounts are still too early to call, but I'm not looking at a blockbuster thanks to the changeover to ice and rain.

More details to follow. Stay warm in the meantime.


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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