Pete Bouchard

From Shuddering to Short Sleeves

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Only a couple of days into the month, and we're already getting a small dose of what's ahead: short days and chilly nights. It's no wonder they call the Nov-Jan period the solar winter.

Tonight will be the first night we get involved with a ground-hardening frost in the suburbs. Lows will fall to the low 20s - and even a few upper 10s in the coldest spots - by morning. Even Boston's Logan Airport (where official records are kept for the city) has a chance to get the first frost of the season. My forecast is an even-steven 32 by morning...provided the wind collapses (I know, a tall order out at Logan).

Won't have to wait long for the temperatures to turn around. By Wednesday, we'll be heading into 60 degree territory. Thursday we should climb to the mid 60s. All the while, the big storms with the soaking rains elude us.

Have a good week.



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:


*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'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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