Pete Bouchard

Still Shuddering

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Boy, it was VERY apparent we were in the deep freeze this morning. Ground (and some small ponds) actually refroze in many areas last night as temperatures fell into the teens and low 20s. Is winter making a comeback?

It will try, but the March sun has the final word on the afternoon. We just have to keep it out.

Won't be much of a problem this weekend: Saturday we'll mix the clouds and sun, while St. Patrick's Day sees a very bright sky. Despite the sun, highs only hover near 40 both days.

Then our attention turns to the storm brewing for Monday night and Tuesday. Here's what this storm isn't:

  • A blockbuster
  • A nor'easter
  • A long-duration event
  • A pleasant experience

Unfortunately, this storm will be a player in the Tueday morning commute. We'll see a changeover from snow to ice/rain at that time, so it will make the roads mighty sloppy. In the city and up and down both Rt. 1 and Rt. 3, we'll see a quick changeover, so it looks like accumulations and impacts will be lighter there. Metrowest, Greater Worcester and the Merrimack Valley will take a little longer. Even here, the only numbers I'm tossing around are 2-4 inches at this point. Eventually, we'll all go over to rain as the storm winds down in the afternoon. (Evening commute is better.)

More details to follow with Chris this weekend.

Be well and enjoy!

Pete

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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