Chris Lambert

Winter's Grip Unrelenting

Posted by Chris Lambert

Folks,  I'll be honest with you.... I love a good snowstorm or two during the winter, but by March, I'm one of warm weather's biggest fans.  Even I'm waving the white flag at this point!  Enough is enough, and although I "only" see one more storm this upcoming week, the colder than average pattern looks to hold through the rest of the month. 

Let's get to the St. Paddy's Day forecast first.  It'll be cold and breezy, highs in the mid 30s with wind chills down in the mid 20s.  At least we have the sunshine!  The core of the cold settles in overnight Sunday, with many of the suburbs dropping off into the mid teens and even some upper single digits possible in places like Pepperell and Orange.  That cold air set's the stage for Monday night and Tuesday's mess as it's slow to leave.

Storm Headlines:

-Starts well after the evening commute Monday... for most, it'll start near midnight.

-Initial burst of precip is mostly snow, even at the coast, and possibly the Cape too from midnight-3AM.  

-Snow turns to rain quickly at the coast, well before the Tue AM commute

-Between 128 and 495, some mixing is likely by the AM commute, but a slow and slushy ride is expected.

-Northwest of 495, the cold holds and it's mainly snow, from Worcester, points north.  At least 6" of snow is likely there. 

-Onshore winds are strong Tuesday morning, but not nearly as prolonged as last storm

-High tides also astronomically low... coastal flooding won't be nearly as extensive as last storm.  Minor erosion/splashover still possible.

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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