Jeremy Reiner

Changing Things Up

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

In baseball, when a pitcher can change speeds of his pitches he can dominate (See Pedro). In meteorology, when you change your wind direction you can alter the seasons within a week. Monday we had a cold north wind funneling arctic air into New England that set the table for snow showers on Tuesday. Right now our wind direction is from the southwest and has been for about 30 hours. Good things can happen.

After a few chilly hours, that southwest wind will boost temps up near 60 by afternoon despite the fact that we will have cirrus clouds for much of the day. Those cirrus clouds are harmless as they can barely block out the sun let alone make any rain. Nice late fall day on tap.

As we step through the weekend the southwest wind continues and so will the mild theme across New England. Plan on afternoon temps both days. You will see more clouds in your sky each day and those clouds will be able to block out the sun at times---especially the batch on Saturday. These advertised clouds will eventually toss some rain (much needed) our way during the day on Monday. No worries of snow or ice with Monday's storm as it will still be warm (low 60s).

Have a great weekend--go make some memories!

~JR

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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