Pete Bouchard

Rounding the Corner

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Brrrr...one of the colder starts this season:

I'd like to say we had a respectable recovery, but the airmass never really got a boost from El Sol this afternoon. Best we could manage were a few 53 degree readings (and one 55 on the Vineyard) in SE Mass.

We'll set aside the cold for a little while as warmer air is driven up the Eastern Seaboard in the coming days. There's plenty of warm south of the Mason Dixon Line, so all we need is a weather system to hurl it north.

Enter our next storm...

...yes, it's still in the makings, but it promises to warm us up and soak us down. Thursday night (late, after trick-or-treating) a line of heavy showers and/or downpours marches out of Great Lakes and crosses into New England. It's badly needed too...

 

(Thanks to @MassStatePolice and @RobertKearns for that pic.)

Brush fires have popped up across the Blue Hills Reservation in the last two days. We're so dry, we're knocking on the door of climate history:

I'm expecting about that much (half inch) in some spots late Thursday and early Friday. There's another opportunity for a few more showers Saturday, but it's not looking like it will amount to much at all.

Part two of this storm: the wind. High above us at 5-8,000 feet, winds will be blowing at 80-90 mph!! Some of that momentum will cause our winds to gust to 40-45mph late at night on Thursday and into Friday morning down here on the ground. Keep the flashlights handy as there may be some scattered power outages throughout New England.

Overall, the pattern is busy, with more opportunities for wet weather next week. We'll have to see if it amounts to a drought bustering change or not.

Gooooooooooo 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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