Pete Bouchard

Fun In The Sun

Posted by Pete Bouchard

If you're into the sun (and who isn't after a cold, snowy finish to winter?) then the forecast is right down your alley. We have oodles of it in the days ahead - some blue, some shared with clouds - but one thing lacking is the storms.

We're entering a new pattern starting on Sunday. One that features a block in the jetstream. Recall that in late winter, a block of this sort conspired to hammer us with snow. This time, the tables have turned. Chilly air backs up to the Midwest, and wet weather curls up with a storm in the Southeast. Part of that storm will run up against our block on Monday, only to be shunted back to the Ohio Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday! That's some kind of backpedaling! It's not often you see storms turn and run as they approach New England, but then again, we don't see blocks like this too often either.

So with a lot of sun we should see a lot of warmth, right? Um, not really. Sure 70s are in the forecast on Sunday and perhaps Monday, but the pesky onshore wind will strengthen on Tuesday and Wednesday. Hence the slight drop in temperatures. It's also worth noting that the term "cooler coast" on the 7day forecast means that you could shave a good 5-6 degrees off any given high temperature if you live along Rt. 1, Rt. 3 in Greater Boston or along any shore roads.

Enjoy the weekend and be on the lookout for motorcycles and pedestrians!!

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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