Pete Bouchard

Frosty Overtones

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Brisk airmass funneled in last night and this afternoon. Highs today didn't crack freezing from Newburyport to Worcester - and even down to Plymouth! Here it is mid-May and we're scrambling for sweaters and long sleeves. Frost can even be expected tonight in the suburbs! But don't think for a moment this is completely out of the ordinary: the average date for the last frost in the suburbs is typically May 12th.

So we'll wait for the warmup, right? Well, you may have to wait a while. There's no real heat in the extended forecast, but some "nudge" upward in temperatures late week.

That's right, it's simply a nudge. Thanks a warm front moving through New England, we might get into the mid and upper 70s later in the week. And it's a good thing we got some water over the last few days. Other than a few showers Wednesday night, there's not much to wash the pollen out of the air or give the lawns and gardens a drink.

As a side note, there's been a lot of whispers and innuendo about the summer forecast being somewhat cool this year. Recall we hit the 90s 12 times
last year in Boston, and the year before that we had 13. This year remains to be far however, we haven't even seen 80 this year.


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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