Chris Lambert

Bring It! The Sun and Warmth That Is

Posted by Chris Lambert

Quite the light show in many towns this morning with thunderstorms rolling on through.  Many of those storms are offshore by 7AM, with a few linger showers/storms near the coast/ Cape ending by 8-9AM.  Those storms are with the leading edge of warmer air that comes sliding in this afternoon.  With a west wind at 10-15mph, with occasional higher gusts, no sea breeze kicks in today as temperatures make a run toward 70!

Beyond Today, it's complicated.  The geographical difference between temps in the 40s & 50s and temps in the 70s to near 80, won't be that much Wednesday-Friday.  It all depends on where the front sets up.  One thing to keep in mind this time of year, with cold ocean waters and a deep snow pack still across northern New England and Canada, the cold air tends to press these fronts farther south.  I think the cold air wins out by Thursday and Friday.

Here's how I expect it to play out:  Wednesday will vary greatly depending on location.  Cape Ann is stuck near 50, but we'll reach well into 60s in southern Worcester County and Bristol County.  Towns in between average in the upper 50s, with a tendency to cool in the afternoon/evening along the coast.   That cooler weather, and even a few showers and pockets of drizzle  take over for all areas by Thursday.   The best chance of heavier rain comes Friday with an area of low pressure riding along the front just to our south. Being on the colder side of the front with a northeast wind, I think we'd be hard pressed to get out of the 40s. Yuck!  1-1.5" of beneficial rain is expected with SNOW across the higher elevations of central New Hampshire!

At least it dries out for the weekend!  

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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