Chris Lambert

At Least It's Dry

Posted by Chris Lambert

It's a bright, but brisk start to the weekend as morning sunshine fills the sky.  I wish I could say that early sun stays strong throughout the day, but more clouds build and takeover the sky late this morning, into the mid afternoon.  

It's what we call "self-destructing" sunshine.  The sun warms the ground, the ground warms the air near the surface, that air rises, cools and condenses in the abnormally cold air aloft, and voila... we have clouds.   Temps near 40 early this afternoon, but with winds gusting to 30-35mph, it'll feel more like 30.

Sunday's forecast is a bit better as winds "only" gust 20-25mph and temps manage to sneak up to the mid 40s.

Monday we'll track another storm, but right now, it appears the brunt of it misses just to the south of us.  This storm will drop plenty of snow from the Rockies, through the Plains, into the Ohio Valley and into the mid-Atlantic.  So there's, no question about there being a storm, it's just a matter of how far north it gets.  The best chance to pick up snow will be across SE Mass Monday afternoon and Monday evening.  Temperatures will be border-line on supporting snow vs rain, so rain will mix in with the snow when the precipitation is light.  You get a heavier burst of precipitation, you drag down colder air, and snow falls.  Accumulations should be minor (couple inches or less) so most of us avoid the shovels.   There will be a ton of precipitation just to our south, so we'll still track this storm closely for any northward adjustments.  If that were the case, then the amount of snow we'd expect would have to go up. 

Cool weather remains for the rest of the week.  To be honest, even into the start of April, the overall look to the pattern is below the averages temperature wise. 

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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