Pete Bouchard

Winds of Change

Posted by Pete Bouchard

We're in a wet pattern.

Need proof? Well, we've seen 6.6" of rain in Boston.

 

At 5+ above normal, that's more than we would see in BOTH June and July...and the month's not even half over.

So it's a major victory when we can say that there's been a big change the forecast for Friday's storm.

We WON'T:

  • Be getting a nor'easter now
  • Be seeing 2-4" areawide
  • Be staying in the 50s
  • Be jeopardizing the weekend

This storm is being steered around the area of low pressure now in the Maritimes. Because of that, it will weaken and scoot a little farther to the south. That turns around Friday's forecast rather quickly - drying out the afternoon and bringing back the sun in some spots. However, we're still going to see some rain. And towns and cities south of the Pike that could amount to 1-2" of water.

Flood watches are up from Thursday morning to Saturday morning for all of the Commonwealth (except the Cape/Islands). We're waterlogged and weary, but after this storm, organized storms - and big rain - may be on the wane. Signs are pointing to a drier pattern in the long range, and although we won't be shooting for upper 80s and low 90s, some semblance of summer will be returning.

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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