Jeremy Reiner

Are You Cirrus?

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

I heart cirrus clouds......they do a great job of setting up beautiful sunsets & sunrises this time of year. Sidebar......late fall & winter typically offer up the most beautiful sunsets/sunrises the entire year due to the low angle of the winter sun. That low angle allows for sunlight to pass through the atmosphere much longer than during the summer months. Sunlight passing through the atmosphere will scatter out the reds much more now than in June. Also, the air tends to be cleaner when it s cold which also allows the reds, & oranges that are scattered to be much more vibrant. All in all, a great late fall day on tap.

Tomorrow we will deal with stratus clouds....they're not as pretty and they are loaded with a few raindrops. It's our next weather system that will toss a few rain showers across the area for the day. Nothing heavy or widespread but enough to keep the air cool & somewhat raw...upper 40s. This system quickly parts ways with us by the weekend.

The weekend is so so with Saturday being the better of the two weekend days offering up partly sunny skies and temps in the upper 40s. The reason Saturday is better is an arctic front will blast through here early Sunday morning with some snow showers and very cold temps. I don't think our temps reach 35 on Sunday afternoon and wind gusts near 30 mph drive the wind chill down into the teens for much of the day. That Pats game will be feel more like a game in January (playoff atmosphere too) with wind chills in the lower teens under mostly clear skies.

~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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