Pete Bouchard

Sox Sizzle, Warmth Fizzles

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Quite a sports weekend!!! Sox in a Series rematch with the Cards, the Pats...uh, nevermind.

And mild weather holds across New England....for one more day. Get your fill of the 60s tomorrow, because the bottom will drop out from midweek on. 

The front that will change it all is very deceptive: just a few showers and a batch of clouds. Seems harmless, until you look at the temperatures behind it. Highs in the 40s, lows in the 20s?!?! That's more like early winter than mid October.

Certainly right. Our normal highs are near 60 this time of year. While we'll modify (warm) that air to the 50s/30s, there will be a wind, and hence, a wind chill. Plan on dressing for 30s for BOTH World Series games at Fenway.

Most of the showers from the afternoon hours will be gone on Wednesday. Speaking of, if this weather system had a little more power, I'd be dropping flakes into the forecast! However, as it stands now, the cool air is marginal, and the storm is weak.

After Wednesday, the cool air will hold for the long term, warding off storms and providing multiple frosts/freezes in the mornings (buh-bye mosquitos). Don't look for 60s in the forecast anytime soon. Sure, there are some signs of moderation near Halloween, but this is a major - and stable - shift in the weather pattern, not some passing cold airmass.

Hunker down and get ready to turn on the heat.

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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