Pete Bouchard

Curve Ball

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Sneaky little storm system this afternoon. Rain was in a hurry to get through, then it totally backed off as a big gap opened in the radar.

We could blame this complex of nasty storms FAR south of Nantucket:

Those storms grabbed a lot of the moisture from our storm system and sent it out over the fish. Can't imagine too many folks were crying over that. Now that we're halfway through this 'storm', we're going to scale back on the rainfall totals as well. Maybe an inch in some spots, and a little less in others.

Nonetheless, some rivers are on the brink of flooding. The Charles River at Dover is one such body of water:

Notice it will be near flood stage as early as tomorrow morning. Granted, it is minor flooding, but it goes to show how much water we've had over the past few weeks. In addition to the Charles, the Sudbury River will near flood stage by tomorrow morning.

Now the fine print: these river projections were based on 1-2 inches of rain. With the scaleback on the rainfall amounts, we could remain just below flood stage through tomorrow. Good news all around.

And there's more. Sun will SLOWLY work in tomorrow from north (starting in NH) to south (finishing on the South Shore/Cape late day). It's the start of something bigger for the weekend too. I expect ample sun on Saturday and a good supply Sunday too. Showers should stay away, and the temperatures climb to beach-worthy levels.

Let it reign (sun).

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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