Pete Bouchard

REAL Autumn Weather

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Showers are on their way out this morning. As of this typing, skies are brightening from Boston west. But I'm not in a hurry to bring back absolute sun. Some clouds will linger this afternoon as our cold front slows down offshore.

Nonetheless, afternoon sports (and even some this morning) are "in a better place". You have tickets to the games/events? Well I have a forecast for you.

 

Sox forecast is about the same. Wind will blow from left to right field.

This afternoon at about 4:44pm summer will officially end. Yep, at exactly that point, the sun will be overhead at the equator, marking (roughly) equal times of daylight and darkness. (Technically speaking, we don't see EXACTLY 12 hours of day/night until the 25th.) This is also the time to calibrate the sunrise/sunset. At this point in the year, the sun rises DIRECTLY east and sets DIRECTLY west. At other times, sunrise is slightly north of east (summer) and south of east (winter), while sunset is north of west (summer) and south of west (winter).

Now you have something to talk about in the lunchroom tomorrow.

Behold the 7 day...

Count with me..

Six straight days of sun and dry weather. (There are actually at least seven since the nice weather will last into all of next weekend.) There's a slow warming trend, but we're storm and rain free for a long time.

So kick back, enjoy your sports and get a good night's rest.

Winter isn't far off.

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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