Pete Bouchard

Storm Shutdown

Posted by Pete Bouchard

There's an old saying in weather. "Trend is your friend."

In light of the ongoing gridlock in Washington, it must also works in politics - although the outcome is far less friendly.

As far as the weather is concerned, we're nowhere near shutting down this stretch of fine weather. In fact, it's time to put down those pumpkin lattes. Summer is about to come to a town near you.

Tomorrow we're paving the path to warmer weather. Sun will chase away the morning fog, and many spots rise to the low/mid 70s. Wednesday's even warmer with a steady southwest breeze.

This time of year, take note of the haze. The lower sun angle will highlight this feature more than any other time of year. In fact, the sun may disappear before it even sets due to the thick layer of haze in the coming days (especially as the humidity builds late in the week).

Even when we cool down later this week, we'll still be above normal! Long, long range shows us eventually cooling down next week, but we'll have to see how that materializes.

See you at the beach!

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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