Chris Lambert

As Bad As It Gets

Posted by Chris Lambert

You know our standards are high and we're used to the nice weather, when a partly sunny to cloudy, but dry day, with high temps 75-80, is considered as bad as it gets.  Sure, there have been a few sprinkles and light showers through the Islands, and there will be a spotty sprinkle or two in SE Mass through about 9:00PM, but in the grand scheme of things, outdoor parties, cookouts, tee times and ball games went off uninterrupted.

In terms of afternoon clouds blocking out the sun for you pool loungers and beach-goers, I do have brighter and better weather for that in the forecast.

In fact, Monday, we're back to the mid 80s with a mix of sun and clouds.  Tuesday, the upper 80s with mainly sunny skies, and Wednesday-Thursday, near 90.  Humidity comes up a bit the next few days, but the only day I see the dew points in the 65-70 range, is Thursday.  So this warm stretch of weather won't be as oppressive as the July heat.

I don't see much rain in the forecast other than a small risk of a thunderstorm near day's end Thursday or Thursday night, thanks to a cool front.  Behind that front, more dry air and nice weather for next weekend.

It certainly can be much worse, 22 years ago tomorrow, Hurricane Bob made landfall. http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/hurricane/hurricaneBob.shtml

Enjoy the week!

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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