Pete Bouchard

Roctober

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Today was just the start:

There's a lot to get worked up over. The upper atmosphere is warming, the winds are from the west, and the sun is out all day tomorrow. We should fall short of the record high of 88, but low 80s are certainly in the cards.

Tomorrow's the warmest day, but it isn't the end of the warm spell. Highs will 'drop' to the mid and upper 70s Thursday behind a cool front, then keep sliding into the upper 60s/low 70s by Saturday. What keeps us on the warm side is the humidity, which will continue to climb through the weekend. Yeah, I know, you probably already brought in the A/C units, right? Well, this isn't mid July, so I think we can manage.

We've been pretty confident with the extended forecasts over the last couple of weeks. Forecast has been simple & straightforward: sun and mild temperatures. That's changing next week. Some uncertainty is seeping into the forecast next week. We could be seeing an increase in rain and clouds. And there are some signs the rain could be heavy. 

In the meantime, enjoy the return to summer!

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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