Pete Bouchard

Got No Worries

Posted by Pete Bouchard

"Bit chilly!"

How many times will you hear that tomorrow morning? My guess: a lot.

Rightly so, since here's how we'll start:

Certainly not record setting, but for this time of year it is a bit cool.

Think those numbers are chilly? Check out these Frost Advisories (in dark blue) and Freeze Warnings (in light blue) for the parts of Northern New England.

For Upstate New York, tonight's freeze may wipe out the veggie gardens. Elsewhere, the cold won't take the plants, but it will certainly signal them to start shutting down production.

This shot of cool air is one of two that will affect us through early next week. In between, we will warm up to (near) summer levels on Saturday. And with the next cool frontal passage Sunday, there is another shot of weak showers. Other than that, we're dry and free of storms...

...including the tropical type. Gabrielle decayed into a tropical depression this afternoon, and her demise is almost certain.

Warmer weather should be coming after next week's cool shot. This may also open up the faucets again as the air moistens on a southwesterly flow.

More on that later...just enjoy the deep blue sky tomorrow.

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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