Chris Lambert

The 34 Degree Drop

Posted by Chris Lambert

Marathon Monday is looking good for all.  It won't be the shorts and t-shirt weather that all you spectators had last year, but the runners don't want that anyway.  Last year in Boston, the high was 87 degrees, with many suburbs closer to 90.   This year, we'll have the 8AM temps around 40 in Hopkinton, jumping to the upper 40s by 10AM.  Along the route, temps warm into the low to mid 50s heading in toward Wellesley, only to drop back into the upper 40s by 2 or 3PM in the city of Boston, thanks to a cooling sea breeze.  I have 53 as the high in Boston tomorrow before the sea breeze kicks in, a good 34 degrees colder than last year!

No sea breeze reaches inland towns with highs near 60 around and outside Route 128. Overall, with some sun, it should be a comfortable day for spectators and a less stressful day on the body for runners (relatively speaking, I'm sure 26.2 is stress enough).  The 11:05AM  Fenway forecast is 50 and sunshine filtered by mid to high level clouds.  We'll reach 54 at the Fens by the late innings, then fall back to the upper 40s after the game with that onshore wind.

Have fun, good luck to all you runners and go Sox!

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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