Pete Bouchard

After The Fall

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Brrr! Now that was a turnaround! Temperatures dropped a good 20-25 degrees from yesterday's early fall-like mid/upper 60s. Gusty winds brought us right back into November with wind chills in the low 30s.

Yeah, tell me something I didn't know, Bouchard.

Well, you might be able to see a rocket launch this evening, the warmup this week will be miniscule, and next week might get a little more active (nail-biter by Thanksgiving).

First off, this rocket launch at 7:30pm this evening. Simply look southwest, and low to the horizon (10-15 degrees):

So, according to this map, we'll be able to see the rocket around 7:31-7:32. It's carrying some unique payload provided by high school students. Along with a record number of satellites (cue the Dave Matthews' music). The balance of the night will see diminishing wind (for all but the Capes/Islands) and temps in the teens and low 20s by morning.

The pattern remains quiet, with only a modest warmup late week. Normal high is 50, but we'll be hard-pressed to get there anytime before Friday. In addition, a reinforcing shot of cold air is in a hurry to arrive late this weekend. Brace yourself for this one.

Which brings us to next week. Talk of turkey, family, friends and...a storm? Something could be brewing either on Thanksgiving or the days after. Storm seems to be coming from the deep south, so there will be plenty of moisture to work with. Scoot off and away, or sweep in with wind and rain? Here's a peek for Wednesday...at least that seems dry.

We'll just tuck this away and keep an eye on it.

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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