Chris Lambert

This Is How It Starts? Really?

Posted by Chris Lambert

So it's the unofficial start of summer this weekend and officially, the average high this time of year hits 70 degrees.  So you'd think we have a good shot at BBQ weather right?  Not much of a chance today with highs reaching near 50 this morning, only to fall back into the low to mid 40s this afternoon as a cold rain settles in. 

The heaviest rains will be northwest of Boston, where a good 1/2-1" falls through tonight.  SE Mass and across the Cape, the rain won't be quite as heavy, but we'll be in and out of a few showers through the day. We've actually had a few breaks of sun this morning, and overall, the Cape sees the best weather across New England today.  At least it's a better chance there to catch a few dry breaks this afternoon if a grilled lunch/dinner is a must.

This afternoon's temperature slide is thanks to a NW wind kicking in as an area of low pressure moves just to our east.  In fact, the atmosphere is cold enough, that temperatures are near/below freezing just a few thousand feet up.  Any burst of heavier precip drags down colder air, and I could see where elevations above 1000 feet in northern Worcester County  or southwester NH see wet snow mixing in.  No shovels or plows needed, but it is sure a sign how cold the atmosphere is for late May. Higher terrain in VT will likely see accumulating snows.

Ok, enough about that s word, time to bring back some sun right?  We'll be able to do that Sunday afternoon after a damp start.  I'm not promising overly warm weather, but at least 60 and mainly dry is a lot easier to take compared to this afternoon.

Memorial Day itself is the pick of the holiday weekend.  Near 70 with sunshine! 

Ma Nature is a little late with summer-like weather for us, but we will feel the warmth and humidity by the 2nd half of the week.

Have a good weekend!

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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