Pete Bouchard

Going Through The Motions

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Good supply of sun today....unfortunately, the upper atmosphere was still cold, and all that energy was either reflected back to space (because of the snowpack) or it went to maintaining clouds and a few flurries.


Can't win, right? I'll let this graphic answer that:

There are a few footnotes to this graphic though. This forecast is very tough (just like all of them this season) because we aren't really tracking a storm. It's purely based on the energy in the upper atmosphere. Sure, there is a storm offshore, but it's movement isn't really of any consequence to us. The upper level energy is - and it can be very fickle and finicky. Still, I think there's enough there to rob moisture from the offshore storm and heave it back to Southern New England. Obviously, mine may not be the last word on this snow, so stay tuned for updated tonight...and right up until the event starts tomorrow afternoon.

Speaking of which, most of the accumulating snow will be overnight Thursday into the wee hours of Friday morning. Pacing is light and steady. Cold temps keep us all snow too.

Next up is the Monday storm. Potential nor'easter in the making here. The weather maps don't have a direct hit, but like past storms of this nature, I'm using the Southern New England Winter Storm Postulate (so named by of this typing) which states that major storms that are forecasted to miss us a week or more away, typically end up hitting us, while storms that show us being hit a week or more away typically miss us.

Let's see if my theory holds.

(Wanna bet a pizza?)


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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