Pete Bouchard

It's Soaking In

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Fact: 43% of the country is in drought

Fact: We are at almost 10" of rain for the month (normal is 3.68)

Fact: It's getting old

And there's no denying that we could surpass 10" of rain with the next weather system moving in. That would place us 3rd place for all-time wettest Junes. Heck, even if we don't make it tonight, there's always Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

That's because in this pattern, we have the chance each afternoon for a pop-up storm or passing downpour. Note I said passing. It's not every minute of every day, and that's important to underscore....for nothing more than to maintain your sanity as you gaze at all those storms on the 7 day.

In the meantime, the next storm system is rolling in. Timing is good: mostly after midnight, exiting in the early morning - BUT the threat is still up for flash flooding in any passing downpours:

Areas in green are at risk for flash flooding through Friday afternoon. Why so late? Even though the steadiest rain will exit by early morning, we still may get a pop-up storm in the afternoon that could drop a lot of water in a short amount of time.

All this talk of rain and "threats"...when will it end?? I am seeing beyond this wet weather. There might be an end game in the works by the END of next week.

Here's hoping.

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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