Pete Bouchard

Kinda Like Florida

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Some real gullywashers out there this afternoon. One storm put down .20" in 5 minutes in Hingham - testament to the thick, tropical air wafting overhead.

Like an efficient machine, t-storms can hoist all that humid air high into the sky and wring it out over us. Right now, the amount of water over us would equate to about 2", so if the conditions were right, a storm could produce up to 2" of rain in a short amount of time. Of course, this depends on the speed of the storm, and if it's crawling along you could get more, but if it's moving swiftly, you get less.

Nevertheless, the potential is there for a lot of water in the coming days. Multiple storms, a low pressure system to focus it, and a very humid airmass all spell trouble:

That Flash Flood Watch goes right until 6pm Friday, but the most intense storms/rain will end much sooner than that. The "rainy window" opens tomorrow afternoon and carries right through Friday morning. Drive safe, and take it slow in those downpours!

The weekend isn't looking all that bad...but it's not rain-free either. Storms/downpours will cross each afternoon in the soupy air. Again, there might be some brief, localized flooding, so keep an eye to the sky.

Long range: more of the same. We're in it for a while folks...hunker down.

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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