Pete Bouchard

Big Bag of Nothing

Posted by Pete Bouchard

El Sol did a fine job of chasing away the clouds this afternoon. We finished with bright skies and seasonable temperatures.

Seems the northeast wind is taking over in the short term. This means two things: cool readings along the coast, and low/mid level clouds. Regarding the latter, I'm seeing alternating patches of clear skies and cloudy skies out over the Gulf of Maine. Question becomes, when do the clouds (or clear skies) arrive? It's at the whim of the fickle winds blowing out over the ocean. Or more simply, it's like a scene in The Matix . The problem is choice.

If this batch of clouds choses to come through in the overnight hours, we'll wake to clouds and we'll spend most of the day fending them off. If these clouds wait, then they'll be around all afternoon tomorrow. Either way, we're coolest at the coast and warmest Metrowest.

I really need a storm to talk about.

This cloud/choice issue is over by the weekend. Plenty of bright weather and lots of mild air. 70s? You got it - although only in the upper 60s on the Cape.

Still no storms brewing. Got a warmup by the middle of next week though.


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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