Pete Bouchard

Weather on Simmer

Posted by Pete Bouchard

We were close today. Highs made the upper 80s, but from what I can gather from our weather spotters, there were no 90s. (And no, car & bank thermometers don't count.)

So for this warm spell, it appears a heat wave is out of the cards. No matter. We're still in the hot seat for the next two days. Highs should hover near 90 through Thursday. Nothing new there, but from what I see, the humidity will NOT be unbearable both days. Just a little uncomfortable Thursday as a front approaches.

Speaking of, there may be a better chance for a passing storm or a few downpours on Thursday/Thursday night. The front is looking a little juicier and with its slow movement, we'll be under it for a longer time. I've upped the chance from 40% to 50%. Still not a slam-dunk, but it's a step in the wetter direction.

Moon's up tonight, and although it won't appear blue, it gets the billing by fulfilling one of the two definitions:

Now the reason it's the 3rd full moon and not the 4th is because in the 'old days' they used to designate each seasonal moon as the early, mid and late moons. Since the third moon is neither the middle or the late, it was called the blue moon.

Blue, green, red...Ozzy apparently still barks at them.


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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