Pete Bouchard

Snow Patrol

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Billowing clouds across Mass & NH today, cold air in place - both on the ground and overhead, and just enough lift to keep it all going. It spelled showers, snow and...

graupel.

More commonly known as snow grains. How do they form? Well, they start as snowflakes, then partially melt into a ball as they fall through air that is above freezing. Since the ground was "warm" and the air temps were still in the low 40s, we managed to keep it from sticking. Where the temps held in the upper 30s, legitimate snow squalls fell in the higher elevations of Worcester county.

Saved the best for last with this shot of snow-rainbow in Haverhill!

Thanks to @ProfCj

Onward and upward...just not tomorrow. Chill is still with us through the day. Speaking of still, there won't be much of a wind as the clouds roll in during the afternoon. Sunday is your milder day with highs in the mid 50s.

Then the bottom drops out by the middle of next week. Lots of cold...so much, it steers our potential storm (Thu-Fri) right out over the fish. Won't say this is the last word on the threat. As I've come to learn, you don't say that until it quietly passes you by.

Have a good weekend!

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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