Pete Bouchard

Stinging Cold

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Walked just a couple of blocks downtown and I knew I was both underdressed and in over my head. Instant 'ice-cream headache', numb fingers and a walk that turned to a trot. Winter has returned.

We may want to rush through this cold snap, but Mother Nature wants to let us 'marinate' in it for another day. So we'll go through the motions again tomorrow: bright start, partly cloudy finish, cold winds all day. Highs barely made it above freezing in Worcester today! Ditto tomorrow, while Boston may catch a break and get to 41 or even (slight chance) 42.

So thought turns to this warm-up by Thursday. Is it credible? Is it really warm? Well, it's real, but it ISN'T really warm. We're returning to the 50s with a partly sunny sky. Hey, at least the wind will let up, right?

Fire danger remains high over the next few days. Check with your local fire department or municipality BEFORE you decide to burn. This time of year, many will NOT issue burn permits.

Our only chance for wet weather is late on Friday and it looks to target Southeast MA while sparing everyone else. Even then, rain is only half the equation. We need a true green-up to get us out of fire season.

Still on the hunt for the next 70 or 80 degree day. They can pop up in a moments notice on the 7-10 day weather maps, so stay tuned.


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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