Pete Bouchard

Change in The Air

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Now that was a cold front.

There wasn't a lot going on during the first part of the day...other than a major spike in temperatures. Highs soared to the mid and upper 70s - and even some 80s out through Rt. 2/Southern NH. Then the shoe - or better yet a back door cool front - dropped.

Thermometers dropped faster than the stock market on a day of bad earnings. We shaved 15-20 degrees in 20 minutes to a half hour! Boston dropped from 67 to 56 in about a half of an hour. The reason? The cool air that poured in was coming out of Maine and New Brunswick, where the ocean water temperatures are in the low 40s. Kick up a breeze across that water, and you have refrigerated air on the move...into our neighborhoods.

It'll be around tomorrow, along with some clouds. So we'll trade our 70s in for 50s and 60s. Not exactly a beach day, but still decent.

Better than decent for the weekend. More sun than you can shake a stick at. Cooling sea breezes will bring us back to the low 60s along the coast, but elsewhere we should be close to 70 both days.

At last I put a drop of rain on the 7 day. I'm not seeing a pattern change as much as I'm seeing a small storm curling up to New England late next week. Certainly not a deluge, but it could put down more than just a passing shower.

Be well....and we'll see you at the Walk for Hunger on Sunday!

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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