Pete Bouchard

Turning A Corner

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Made it through another deluge last night. Some minor flooding in the cities (underpasses, backyards, parking lots) during the event, but now it's the larger stem rivers that are in flood. Take your pick:

It's been one heck of wet spell. Here's something to put it in perspective:


 

As you might expect, all that rain has banished the thought of a mini-drought to head off summer. Instead, we're left to wonder if the remaining summer days will be washed away like...like...(cue dramatic music) 2009.

I wouldn't bet on it...yet. I'm seeing a shift in the pattern next week. Bout time, right? Well, here's a word of caution: it's drier, but it's not the wholesale shift I'd like to see to get out of a wet spell. Only time will tell if we slump back into a wet pattern or we continue on the path of more summerlike weather (i.e. heat and humidity). We'll just have to see if this thing has legs.

Now onto the weekend. Saturday shines, Sunday stumbles - but not into a drenching rain. Few showers will race out of NY State and hit us by afternoon. They're weak, scattered and light, so this isn't anything to get into a huff over. Plan on a few to pass overhead anytime after lunch.

Enjoy your weekend, be safe, and watch for motorcycles and pedestrians.

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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