Chris Lambert

When Average Is Perfect

Posted by Chris Lambert

The average high this time of year is 48 degrees and today, we were right there.  In fact, after the weather we've had, today was just about perfect.  A few clouds mixed in with the beautiful blue skies, but with lighter winds and those mostly sunny skies, it certainly felt more Spring-like this afternoon. 

Unfortunately, our upward trend won't last long.   

Monday, we'll track another storm, although, it appears the brunt of it misses us just to the south.  This storm will drop plenty of snow for the Ohio Valley and interior mid-Atlantic, so there's no question about there being a storm, it's just a matter of how far north it gets.  With a west to east storm motion, the majority of moisture moves off the Jersey Shore and out to sea.  However, just enough of that moisture gets in here tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night to bring us a few flakes and rain drops.  The steadiest rain and snow will be along and south of Route 44 late afternoon and overnight.   Temperatures will be borderline on supporting snow vs rain, so rain will mix in with the snow when the precipitation is light during the late afternoon.  When you get a heavier burst of precipitation, you drag down colder air, and snow falls.  Temps at night will be a bit cooler as well, so that'll be the best timing for some snow as well as the timing of the heaviest precip.

Accumulations should be minor, so most of us avoid the shovels.  With surface temps above freezing, a lot of the snow that falls  will have trouble sticking to the roads, especially during the day.   Looks like maybe a dusting as far north as the Pike, the Boston area and into Worcester.  Up to a couple inches are likely along and south of Route 44 in SE Mass, and perhaps 3-4" across the Vineyard.  Nantucket features a mix of rain and snow, but if you do go over to all snow there for several hours at night, a heavy, wet 4" or so could fall.  Right now I'm thinking 1-2" slushy inches with all the mixing.  

Winds do increase throughout the day, gusting to 40mph at the coast by Monday night, and closer to 50mph across the Cape/Islands.  It's an onshore wind, but the system is fairly quick moving, so other than some minor splash-over at the coast near the 11PM high tide, there shouldn't be many coastal flooding issues.

A cool weather remains for the rest of the week, but I do see some improvements by Easter weekend.  As of now, it looks like the Easter Bunny hops in here with temps in the lower to middle 50s!

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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