Chris Lambert

More Snow Ahead

Posted by Chris Lambert

Tricky storm with rain/snow/sleet lines, but here are my latest thoughts:

Storm Headlines...

-Starts well after the evening commute Monday... between 9PM-Midnight from southwest to northeast.

-Initial burst of precip is mostly snow, even at the coast, and possibly the Cape too from Midnight-7AM.  

-Snow turns to rain quickly at the coast, around the time of the Tue AM commute

-Despite turning to rain in Boston before/near the commute, the 3-4" that falls by the change-over time of 7-8AM, creates a slushy/slick mess

-Between 128 and 495, the morning commute features snow, heavy at times, and treacherous traveling. The mix there starts near commutes end. (10AM)

-Northwest of 495, the cold holds and it's mainly snow, from Worcester, points north through the morning.   Change to sleet/frz rain there in the PM.

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

-High tides also astronomically low... coastal flooding won't be nearly as extensive as last storm.  Minor erosion/splash over still possible, but no major threats.

 

Snow totals... Look under "special map" for more

-South Shore coast... 1-3" change to rain by the AM commute.  2-4" interior SE Mass

-North Shore coast... 2-4" with 4-6" just several miles inland

-Boston will pick up 2-4" in the city, but up to 4-6" from Newton to Arlington and nearby towns/cities just outside Boston

-Route 128 belt features many towns picking up 4-6" before the mix with sleet and rain

-495 belt/Worcester features many towns picking up 6-8" of snow before a mix with sleet and perhaps some rain by mid-afternoon

-North of Worcester and just north and west 495 features 8-12" of snow with minimal mixing.

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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