Pete Bouchard

Chinks In The Armor

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Another super day under this big and burly high pressure system.

Sun washed away the coolness of the morning, but a persistent breeze made for a somewhat coolish afternoon. Outer Cape Cod was only in the upper 50s. Temperatures may nudge up in the second half of the week, but there's no good reason for me to heave them over 70 anytime soon.

A big low pressure system

(signified by this happy face on the water vapor imagery) is parked over Nova Scotia and will spin down some clouds tomorrow. Combined with a weak system coming in from the southwest, we may only manage a partly sunny sky tomorrow.


There may be more chinks in the armor in the long range. The storm system above could reconstitute itself off the Carolina coast and develop into a compact coastal storm by Sunday night and Monday. It's nothing to cancel plans over just yet. This storm could simply drift away from us too since it's essentially adrift or cut-off from the jetstream.

So kick back and enjoy these lazy autumn days.


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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