Pete Bouchard

So Close, Yet So Far

Posted by Pete Bouchard

We've run the emotional gamut today: from anticipation of the arrest of Public Enemy Number One, to the disappointment of learning he was still just a face on a security camera. While it's a step forward, there's still a lot of work to be done. Nonetheless, our unity and resolve has never been more apparent. And the hashtag "#bostonstrong" on Twitter is pretty darn inspiring. Like many, I'm proud to call this place home.

And who isn't after such a lovely day? Mid 60s, full (equivalent to the mid-August) sun, and a mild breeze. We're getting closer to the warm season, and today reinforced the hopes of summer.

But we still have a ways to go. I'm seeing more milestones in the days ahead - namely another 70+ day on Friday - but I also see some raw, wet days. Here's were we have to tread lightly. With the pattern evolving next week, the gloomy days are going to eat into our summer dreams. I'm concerned that the Tuesday-Friday timeframe will be significantly wet - with the potential for inches of rain. (Wednesday may be the only day to dry out.) This detour from our semi-dry pattern is significant because it could signal the start of a long wet period...or not. These are the first signs of this long-term wet pattern, so it's hard to discern where we go in the longer (10+ day trend). With a lot of cool air around and a fairly active pattern, long-term wetness is a serious consideration. Past springs have seen us get pinned down into weeks-long wet spells with moderate/major flooding at the drop of a hat. This one could be no different.

Our radar is on.



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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