Pete Bouchard

Worlds Apart

Posted by Pete Bouchard

It's almost September, and while some would argue it's the finest month of the year (this guy), others may look at the foggier side of things. With the nights lengthening, the air can cool a little more. And unless you dry the air out, the moisture will condense and form thick fog banks.

Here it is from the bridge heading into Gloucester:

(Thanks to @mersdwxman)

And here it is from space:

It was born from that compact weather system yesterday, and spread like a western wildfire to Nova Scotia. Now with a gentle northeast wind to buffet our shores, our goose is cooked. I don't see it releasing it's grip on the beaches of Eastern Mass. tomorrow. Sure, we may see some gimpses of afternoon sun, but we're not talking a lot of blue.

That's at the coast/Capes/Islands. Elsewhere, the fog shouldn't be much of a factor. And in Central Mass, we're in another world: highs near 80 and a standing threat (albeit small) for a passing afternoon storm.

Now the weekend. Ahhh, the weekend. Lots of plans, lots of hope, lots of eyes on the forecast. It's not washed out, but the storm threat in Central Mass. will spread east. Each afternoon from Saturday through Labor Day we'll have to dodge one or more storms. Some may have some torrential rain, others may miss you entirely - it's all at the whim of the storm's track. Plan on working around them and adjusting your plans accordingly.

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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