Pete Bouchard

Finding Our Place

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Snagged another nice day today. Highs in the upper 70s/low 80s...truly a feat in a summer that has seen its fair share of extremes. Which brings me to the topic of today: pattern changes.

Oftentimes in a transition, the pattern can fluctuate and you can slip back to what you had before (in our case, hot, humid weather). It's kind of like the car that gets started, but stalls after a few seconds. But after about a week and a half of this temperate, somewhat drier weather, I can finally say the pattern is firmly established.

What does that mean? Well, we won't be seeing any 90s anytime soon. Are we done for summer? Not ready to say that yet. August hasn't even started, and you always have those hot days in early/mid September. Humidity will either be minor player or almost non-existent. Sure, it may get sticky when the showers move through and the sun pops back out, but we're not talking a long-term steam bath.

In short, our warmest days - with the exception of Friday and Saturday - may be behind us.

The jetstream dipping down over us will remain active, propelling a series of weather systems our way. No, these aren't big storms, but they'll interrupt our vacations and days off with a few showers from time to time. (Kind of like the way the first 2/3 of summer have been.)

Carpe diem. The summer's almost over...

...and starting tomorrow we'll hack away 2 min + of daylight every day in August.

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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