Pete Bouchard

In Search of...Rain

Posted by Pete Bouchard

We interrupt this spell of quiet summery weather to bring you a satellite loop of the blizzard back in February:

As Spock once said, "Pure energy."

Ahem. Sorry....had to get my fix.

Pattern's been pretty quiet and dry as of late. Storms aren't an issue, but weak frontal passages are. One such cool front will cruise through late tomorrow night. I have a couple of issues with this:

1) It passes first thing Friday morning. Not ideal timing for a round of thunder. ( -10 points for storms)

2) A weak weather system across NJ and Long Island steals most of the moisture from the front. (-20 points for storms)

3) The upper atmosphere isn't in cahoots with this front to trigger an outbreak of downpours. (-30 points for storms)

That leaves us with about a 40% chance of seeing a thunderstorm late tomorrow afternoon and evening. Suffice it to say, don't cancel any plans.


Best chance for seeing a storm is across Southern Rhody, Western Mass, and Connecticut.

The front scoots away on Friday morning, taking the clouds, humidity and heat with it. This sets us up for perhaps the finest weekend of summer. Dry air, blue skies, light breezes, fantastic sunsets....this is why we live in New England...

...along with that storm at the top of the blog.


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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