Pete Bouchard

Faucet Is Running

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Here's a snapshot of the amount of rain we've seen so far:

Note the deeper reds in CT. That's where 4" of rain has fallen! Closer to home, we've seen about 1-2 inches from Sherborn to Dover to Weston and Wayland.

Needless to say, the firehose is being turned on us tonight and tomorrow.

Is it me, or has every rainy episode this summer come with a Flash Flood Watch? This one is no different:

The areas in dark green are where a Flash Flood Watch has been extended through midday tomorrow. All told, up to 2-4 inches of rain could fall with this storm.

What's to blame? How about a stalled front and gobs of tropical air trying to push back into New England? Some folks have even gone as far to say that this is a nor'easter. I'm not going to argue that point. There is a storm center (low pressure) and it is tracking along the coast. Although compared to the bigger ones in winter, this one could fit in a teacup.

From now through the 1st half of Friday, we'll either be in a downpour, a lull or a light shower. It's cool and wet, but it DOES look like it will break off in time for a certain concert at Gillette:

(Insert your song lyric tie-ins to the forecast.)

Regardless of this soaker, the weekend will see a return to summer, beach days and the humidity - although I'm NOT seeing us in the steam bath of weeks past. Hey, there's always August for that, right?

Stay dry.


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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