Pete Bouchard

...A Few Raindrops Must Fall

Posted by Pete Bouchard

It's been real folks.

The big blocking pattern that's been intact for the last week and a half has warded off storms, kept stray showers from popping up, allowed us wake to endless blue skies, and chilled the coast to the bone (with the sea breeze). But that's about to change. After tomorrow, high pressure says "consider me gone".

And, this time around, parting is NOT such sweet sorrow. Rainfall deficits continue to grow and, thanks to the blazing sun, the top layers of the soil are powder dry. Since Mar. 1st, our normal rainfall of over 8 1/2" (yeah, that is a lot of water) has been nearly cut in half. Thanks to the wet winter, we're still in good graces with the groundwater and reservoirs, but that could change if we added weeks to this dry spell.

What's coming isn't a panacea. We're seeing some wet weather, but at this point, when we come out on the other end by next Monday, we should have around 2" or so in the bag. That's with one storm Wed.-Thu. and another Sat.-Sat. Night. Certainly not a deluge, but at the very least a good shot in the arm.

In the meantime, enjoy the sun tomorrow. After the fog burns off, we'll have another bright day. Again we'll see plenty of 70s - everywhere but the coast, that is. Sea breezes dominate there.

And last but not least, get your fertilizer in tomorrow or very early Wednesday!

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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