Pete Bouchard

Still Holding

Posted by Pete Bouchard

It's been a few days now. Temps have remained above freezing, the sun still feels warm, the frost is coming out of the ground and the snow is vanishing from the suburbs.

Maybe this spring thing is legit.

Sure is. After a more congested sky and a few showers, today certainly didn't feel all that spectacular. We still made 50 in a few spots, but once the sun went in, the chill set in. That's to be expected this time of year with a cold airmass passing overhead.

We'll fight back in the days to come with late March sun. But with more sun on the scene, the clouds will build into a few WIDELY scattered showers by afternoon. Nothing big, but just enough to dampen the pavement in a few spots.

Looking into the weekend, the sun will dominate on Saturday, but get lost in the clouds by afternoon on Easter. I'm still holding the rain off until LATE afternoon/evening, but a chilly wind will blow starting by late morning. All in all, not the worst of Easters, but still not shorts and t-shirts.

That may be in the LONG range, however. The weather maps hinted at it earlier today, but now have backed down on the major warmup for NEXT weekend. One thing's for sure: we're delaying the inevitable. The 70s in April are as predictable as Meninoisms. ("KJ and Hondo"..."Veritek splitting the uprights"..) Let the record show that he was so dedicated to the city and his job, that there was little time for anything else.

Well done mayor. We're gonna miss you.

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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