Pete Bouchard

Whatcha Really Really Want

Posted by Pete Bouchard

You knew this was coming. Today just had that chill-to-the-bone and impending-storm feel to it. Heck there was even a halo around the sun early in the afternoon (sometimes a sign of a pending snowstorm). By now, you may have an idea what's in store. (And at least at this point in the season we know how to drive in it.)

But here's what this storm isn't:

* a nor'easter

* a blockbuster (more than a foot of snow)

* a coastal flooding event

* a storm that will cause major power outages

* a long storm

* and, unfortunately, I can't call it our last...yet (we're still in the "shooting gallery")

What's to come?

* startup by midnight

* messy AM commute

* changeover to mix by EARLY AM

* some rain along the coast

Now I know what you're thinking. Does 2-4 really mean 12-18? No, no, no. We have this storm in-hand. We've analyzed this frontwards, backwards, upside down, sideways and diagonally. I'll leave it at that.

Spring is still coming Wednesday. And while we have to keep our guard up for another storm late week, the 7 day is quiet for now. I've often said that March can be a winter month, and unlike last March (where we went on a tear from the 18th to the 23 of 70s and 80s) it's looking like Old Man Winter will lay claim to this one.

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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