Pete Bouchard

Huge Rebound

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Well if yesterday was the raunchiest day we could muster in spring, today must have been the nicest. Highs soared away from the coast:


Not so warm in Boston or out through the Cape - thanks to the sea breeze - but at least we had the sun.

Sea breezes can challenge the most seasoned forecasters, but if you know what to look for, they can be as predictable as the sunrise/sunset. Whenever the northwest/west/southwest winds drop below 10-13 mph, the sea breeze will engage and cool the city of Boston. Watch for it tomorrow as the winds drop off in the afternoon.

Long range...things are looking a bit warmer...and drier. There may be a block forming by the middle of next week. That will do two things to our forecast: block the parade of storms across the country and divert them to the FAR northwest and south, AND give us a warming trend. Sure, the sea breeze may still surge in each afternoon, but the chances for rain are slim...and none.


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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