Chris Lambert

Blocked Omega Style

Posted by Chris Lambert

Generally speaking, the jet stream moves from west to east across the country, but that's not always the case.  This upcoming week, the area of high pressure overhead that provided us a nice weekend becomes anchored in across the Northeast.  Like a giant rock in a flowing stream, nothing goes through it, all water (in our case, the storm track) has to go around it.  Storms this week either stay south, stay west, or go so far north, they're barely on the map.  The result for us.... Dry, dry, and more dry weather.  The closest chance for rain drops arrives Tuesday with a few showers popping up in western Mass.  From Worcester, points east... nada. 

Day to day, we won't see huge changes, although I do expect some temperature fluctuation based on when winds are a bit stronger out of the east or not.  As of now, the coolest two days are Wednesday and Friday with highs at the coast in the 50s.  The warmest day appears to be Thursday with highs in the low to mid 70s inland, still 60s at the coast though.  Sorry, not quite beach weather yet, but it's certainly nice to have great baseball, golf, biking, soccer,  (insert any other outdoor activity here) _________,  weather.  You need the sun block for this "omega block".  The sun angle this time of year is similar to that of mid August.  Sure, it's not as warm, but the sunburn will feel the same.

While we enjoy the nice Spring weather, the national weather story late next week and next weekend may be May snow for parts of the Plains!  Yikes.

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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