Chris Lambert

Better, But Not Great

Posted by Chris Lambert

The clouds and the cool weather aren't exactly in a hurry to leave us, but we did see some improvements today.  Boston managed to reach 51 before the onshore wind knocked us back into the 40s and many of the burbs reached the lower to middle 50s.  The sky cover wasn't the best, but a couple hours of partial sunshine around midday and near day's end, made it seem like an ok day overall.  Hey, at least we didn't have sleet and rain!  Keep the wind breakers and light jackets around for another couple of days as seasonably cool weather prevails.

We start with mostly cloudy skies tomorrow, a passing sprinkle or brief light shower in the morning is not out of the question, but much of the day is dry. Improvements slide in for the afternoon with partial sunshine and temps moving into the low to mid 50s.  The breeze is active, at times gusting past 20mph.

Marathon Monday looks great for runners and pretty good for spectators.  I say "pretty good" for spectators because it will be a bit on the cool side with 8-10AM temps in Hopkinton in the 40s, and early afternoon temps in Boston in the lower 50s, but falling back into the upper 40s by 3PM with a sea breeze.  At least we'll have sunshine in place, and these temps are much better for the runners compared to the 80s to 90 degree weather we had last year.  

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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