Pete Bouchard

Warmup In The Works

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Another day where the temperatures failed to live up to May expectations. Highs only made it into the 50s. Sure there was plenty of sun early, but then the clouds got the best of us. There were even a few sprinkles (and showers on the Cape)...much to my surprise.

No surprises tomorrow. A simple warm front will move into New England, giving us a shot at some showers by afternoon. I'm not thinking these are drenching, but since they'll be around through much of the late afternoon and into the 1st part of the night, we could see a good 1/4 inch of rain in some spots. Just enough to "keep the dust down" as they say.

"They" also say that lawns and gardens love a good rain after you put down the fertilizer. That's not in the works after Wednesday. Instead the temperatures will get a little summery on Thursday before they drop off into the weekend....which is looking pretty good at this point.

The blizzard is over three months old, but the records are still being set. Earlier in the month, the National Weather Service, The National Climate Data Center and The Northeast Regional Climate Center all confirmed a new 24 hr. state record for snowfall in Connecticut: 36" of snow in Ansonia, in New Haven county. Read up on it here.

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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