Pete Bouchard

Pattern Picks Up Speed

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Although the weather has changed a little over the last few days, the weather pattern has not.

We still have a stubborn low pressure system across the Mid Atlantic - albeit feeble and disorganized - and a cloud-riddled high pressure system nosing in from the Maritime Provinces. We're lucky we've seen any sun in the past few days. And because our weather will still be controlled by those two weather systems into midweek, sun will be at a premium.

Thereafter, the stagnation washes out and weather systems will ripple through here at almost a breakneck pace:

As you might expect, the chances for wet weather will increase.

Now I know what you're thinking. Rain from Wed-Fri? Hang on. These are passing showers, and they favor the morning hours. Afternoons will clear up and the temperatures will recover - to above normal numbers. (Should be around 62)

But that's not how we roll in the long range. Colder air is showing signs of coming to New England. (You know we couldn't hold it off forever.) My long range maps are showing a chilly sting arriving by the early part of next week. We'll have to wait and see how deep it will be, but it could bring the first hard freeze of the season to the suburbs. Hint: your garden's days are numbered.

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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