Pete Bouchard

Takin' It To The Streets

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Howling winds whipped the leaves into a frenzy early today. Gusts around noontime peaked at 60+ in some areas...

...and the trees/powerlines came crashing down. This was from Holly Street in Watertown.

(Thanks to Marek Kozubal KB1NCG for that picture.)

The nasty gusts were from a strong storm system that curled up and intensified across Southern Ontario. As quickly as it ramped up, it pulled back this afternoon. Winds are now down to the 20-25 mph range, which constitutes a normal November evening for these parts.

Cool air is coming, but give it another day. We're still in the low 60s tomorrow, albeit with limited sun. Sox parade looks great - nothing cold, nothing wet...let's party!!!

Sharply colder air pours in on Sunday. We'll have a chance to get a glimpse of the solar eclipse, but you have to get up early. The moon will cover about 54% of the sun right at sunrise - 6:20am. If you get up at 7am, it will be over. Hampering the viewing will be the ever-present clouds...truthfully, I'm not expecting much of it will be visible.

Bright but cold to start next week. Highs start in the 40s, but we'll claw our way back to the 60s by late week.

Make it a good weekend. I'll see you at the rally!!!!!!!!!!!!


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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