Chris Lambert

Can We Get March 2012 Back?

Posted by Chris Lambert

Let's start with the good news.  The weather remains dry through the weekend with some sunshine,  most of it coming this morning and again Sunday.

Sooo... that's where my good news ends.  The bad news?  It'll still remain cool with a reinforcing shot of cold air pouring in tonight.  To get that cold air to hold its ground, we need a strong NW wind on Sunday.  That we'll have as well.  With high temperatures running in the mid to upper 30s, the wind chill factor hovers in the upper 20s Sunday afternoon.  Do you have your green layers ready?!

The colder than average pattern holds through next week.  The problem is, a storm also comes marching in Monday night and Tuesday.  Snow and mixed precip break out after midnight Monday night. With winds increasing out of the east to southeast, the city and coastal communities will see a quick change to rain.  Between 128 and 495, that transition takes longer, with perhaps up to a couple inches of slop still on the ground for the morning commute.  Outside 495, the battle to changeover to rain is even slower.  Several inches of snow/sleet are possible north and west of 495, included the city of Worcester.  The best chance to see 6+" is the higher terrain of northern Worcester County, into southern NH, west of Route 3.  Clearly it's not the biggest storm we've had, but enough to make a messy Tuesday AM commute, and enough for some to use those shovels and plows again. 

The storm wraps up late Tuesday afternoon, with just some leftover snow showers north and west of Boston Tuesday night.

Officially, Spring arrives Wednesday at 7:02AM.  Unofficially, we'll still be in Winter mode with highs in the upper 30s.  The 2nd and 3rd days of Spring don't look much better temperature wise.

Remember last March?  The 6 day stretch of March 18th-23rd averaged 75.3 degrees for the high, with a peak of 83 degrees on the 22nd.  Can we get last March back? 

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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