Pete Bouchard

Storm at Sea

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Cool start, cool finish. Felt every part of October today. And like a typical October, coastal storms are churning along the Eastern Seaboard:

 

Lot of texture to that storm. It means there are a lot different winds feeding into it, and plenty of moisture. Winds have been cranking across the Mid-Atlantic states. Gusts have been as high as 50+ at times!

So, is it time to brace for a mighty nor'easter?

Hardly. Since the storm center never makes it here, we will stay on the sidelines of this game. At times, the wind may gust to 20-30mph on the Cape/Islands on Friday - and that will kick up the seas/surf. But as far as coastal flooding and deep gouges in the beaches from erosion, I don't see that happening.

Showers will reach up to us tomorrow. I'm thinking the Merrimack Valley, Southern NH and Southern ME stay high and dry for most of the day. If you see showers, they'll be into the night Thursday and most of Friday. This area will also be the first to clear on Saturday afternoon. Rest of us will have to sit and wait for high pressure to build back in from Maine and New Brunswick to save the weekend.

And that may take a day. Give it until Sunday for the sun to take charge. And of course, that means the ALCS and the Pats are good to go!!

Way to go RED SOX!!!!

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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