Pete Bouchard

Midsummer Searing

Posted by Pete Bouchard

The weather pattern is again changing...

...this time for the hotter.

It's been an odd summer. Both the heat/dry weather and the cool/wet weather have slugged it out over the last month and a half. Just when you thought the summer would slip away to the showers and chill, a heat wave pops up.

But there's a disconnect between the sensible weather and the recorded weather. While you may thing parts of this summer have been cool, the dataset says otherwise. So far this summer, June was above normal by almost 2 degrees, and we're over 4 degrees above normal this month!

And we'll be adding to that in the coming days. A heat wave? Yeah, and then some. So far this summer, we've seen 11 days of 90 or better, but by the time the workweek's through, we should be up to 16. A normal summer sees 14. (Last time we were above 14 was the summer of 2010....where we had 24!)

So find a nice spot at the beach (if you're able), guzzle down those non-alcholic beverages, and keep your cool.


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:


*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'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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