Pete Bouchard

Falling Down

Posted by Pete Bouchard

This graphic speaks for itself:

We've waited almost 6 months for this weather in Boston. But patience is a virtue, and our moral excellence was justly rewarded with highs in the low 70s areawide. The exception was on Cape Ann and the immediate shore roads/coastal communities from Scituate to Cape Cod where the sea breeze snuffed out the warmup just as the thermometers were rounding 60.

Typical April.

Now, as the cooler air bleeds in over the next few days, the skies will become grayer and the showers more dominate. That in of itself will deflate the temperatures, but a cool east wind will jab us a little more. We'll be back in thick sweaters and coats by Friday morning.

It's also worth noting that the cold will be a little more substantial across Northern New England, so much so that some snow will be flying from Central VT/NH into Western Maine! We might even see some sleet pellets briefly pelt windshields in Southern NH on Friday morning. Later in the day, some milder air will make it in, but it'll be too late to save the day. Expect us to "top" out in the low 50s.

Weekend's brighter and slightly milder. You'll have to wait until Marathon Monday to see the real warmth surge back....however, that may not be music to the runner's ears. The only saving grace is the warmup will be a work in progress. We'll still wake to cool temps and by LATE day we'll reach those upper 60s.

Have at it!

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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