Pete Bouchard

Fool's Errand

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Fantastic day...with a mighty clash of the seasons. Spring ruled the first 3/4 of the day with temps soaring to the low 60s in many spots from Marshfield to Marlboro and up through the Merrimack Valley to Newburyport. Boston hit 61° this afternoon before plunging into the upper 40s after a cold frontal passage. Thunderstorms hammered a few towns as the front came through and even some small hail was reported around Oxford, Bellingham and Hingham (briefly)!

Trying to get the warmth back in the coming days is a fool's errand. A mass of cold air is bearing down on us with a gusty wind. Tomorrow has a bit of a winter tinge to it with wind chills in the 20s/30s and highs not to far off that mark. Worcester will hover in the mid 30s by afternoon and Boston should just make 40 or 41! You've been warned.

We're in the cellar with the temperatures through Wednesday before a recover by the end of the week. Certainly won't be seeing any 60s soon, but I have a feeling they'll be back with friends (like 70s & 80s) pretty soon.

Studying the climate data over the last decade, I've noticed that either side of Patriots' Day/Marathon Monday we seem to hit a warm spell. Some years, it's a one-day stand. Others, it's two or more. This year doesn't seem to disappoint: the long range maps are showing the possibility of toasty temps by the beginning of next week. We'll see how it unfolds.

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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