Pete Bouchard

Summer Takes A Bow

Posted by Pete Bouchard

On this day back to work and school, summer went out with a bang...literally.

From Providence to Provincetown the storms had the afternoon. Intense rain, VIVID, frequent lightning and some small hail all accompanied the cluster of storms that moved through from 3pm to 7pm. An ominous sky also was noted as far north as Bridgewater:

Thanks to @iseedeadbugs495 (nice handle) for that. What you're seeing are mammatus clouds, essentially downward moving air around the anvil of a thunderstorm. Huh? Um, just neat looking (harmless) clouds.

It was all from a cool front pushing into Western New England. And, as it's name implies, the air will get cool in its wake, - but we still manage another day in the low 80s tomorrow. Dry, refreshing air will shuffle in on a gentle west/southwest breeze.

The game-changer is the second cold front that arrives on Thursday morning. It has a two-pronged approach to cooling us off: clouds for the first half of the day, and cooler air seeping in through the second half. We never really get a jump on the temperatures, so we'll be left to wallow in the mid/upper 60s...even after starting in the low 60s.

If that's not enough, Friday is both cool to start and cool to finish. Again, highs only in the 60s.

Welcome to autumn!


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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