Pete Bouchard

Another Nippy Night

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Count me as one of the shocked meteorologists when I discovered Boston broke a record low temperature this morning.

Record was 45, but somehow - even with a breeze - we managed to briefly dip to 44. Sure, breezes make it feel colder to humans and animals, but they also act to warm the air by keeping the cold from settling or pooling around the observing site.

As our high pressure system moves directly overhead, another chilly night is in store for all of New England. These high pressure systems act to shut off the winds (except along the coast) and let the temperatures crumble. Frost advisories are up again:

Now even though the blue doesn't show up on the South Shore or Metrowest, I still think there's the possibility of some frost. Why? We have an ideal setup, we didn't warm up all that much today, AND last night's temps were in the upper 30s/low 40s.

You can set aside the cold in the coming days. This high slips offshore and the southwest winds - with tons of sun - will do the rest:

Still no storms in sight, so sweet September weather rolls on.

Pete


Late night update....reports of a large, fiery meteor streaking across sky from Maine to the North Shore. No reports of damage/debris, and no further sightings likely. These are random, uncommon events in which the meteor burns up upon entry into Earth's atmosphere. Do a Goggle search of bolide meteor for further information.


-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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