Pete Bouchard

Singin' In The Sun

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Weird cloud day. Heavy overcast gave way to sun this afternoon - everywhere but Metrowest and Greater Worcester. It's odd because the coast/Capes typically stay in the clouds in this type of setup, while towns and cities west of Boston usually see sun.

Nothing's normal about this pattern. Remember that storm that was supposed to stay out to sea on Monday? Well, it's still staying out to sea, but it's nudged a little closer to us too. That means wind and rain will come sweeping back into Southern New England. Since the Cape/Islands are closer to the storm center, they bear the brunt of the wind/rain. Gusts could reach 25-30mph and nearly an inch of rain may fall, whereas the rest of us could only see a quarter of an inch and much lighter winds. Far cry from a nor'easter, but certainly not the 'mostly cloudy' forecast from yesterday. And we need the water, so I won't be snubbing it.

Back to the weekend. High pressure in command, gentle sea breezes at the coast. Expect highs near 70 and tons of sun.

Who's game??

Be well and enjoy.

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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