Pete Bouchard

Shine Down

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Super-soakers rolled through this afternoon. Complete with a few wind gusts that brought down some small limbs and provided another showing of rainbows:

Thanks to @jagga23 and @steveskiz (respectively) for those pictures.

In addition to the rainbows, another ominous cloud moved in with a thunderstorm that passed through Weston, Somerville and Revere. It was a shelf cloud - or innocuous, cool downdraft from the bottom of a storm. They are somewhat common in thunderstorms, but with the sun setting to the west, it set off a firestorm of tweets and mentions on Twitter and fb.

Thanks to @brianhfree for that stellar shot!

Storms are fading this evening, and the cooler, drier air - which sat for much of the day in Western Mass. - is once again on the move. Plan on it being a part of our forecast for both Tuesday and Wednesday of this week as reflected in this dewpoint forecast:

Both days feature a good amount of sun (more Wednesday than Tuesday) and some refreshingly cool nights. Days are getting shorter (on the order of 2+ minutes per day!) now that we're in late July, so the nights are longer and there's a greater opportunity to cool things off. Expect lows in some of the suburbs to be in the LOW 50s by Wednesday morning. Aaaahhh!!

Later in the week, some showers may come back to us as a weather system slides through. Right now, the timing is late Thursday and early Friday. And that's pretty much our only chance for wet weather in the next 7 days.

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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