Pete Bouchard

Same As It Ever Was

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Funny little thing happened early in the morning off the coast of Maine. A storm flared up (and became quite nasty) off of Portland. That storm put out a cool batch of air and sent it southbound toward Massachusetts. That batch of cool air became our sea breeze and dropped the temperature from the mid 80s around 10am to the upper 60s by 6pm.

Fancy, eh?

That's the nature of our pattern: storms pop, cool us down - or cloud us up - and then move on. On top of that, today's sea breeze boundary will be the focus for more storms through tomorrow and Wednesday. The end game is in sight, however....we may actually get a shot at a storm-free stretch from Friday through Monday of next week.

Why the change?

A front will slowly move through on Thu/Fri, shoving a more stable airmass across New England. It's subtle enough to nix the storm threat, BUT NOT enough to see a significant drop in humidity. Translated: keep the A/C on and plan for more bad hair days. 

That's "summa" in New England for ya.

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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