Chris Lambert

Bitter Blast

Posted by Chris Lambert

To start the day in the teens and 20s in late November is one thing.  To have temps hold in the 20s during the afternoon with a wind gusting to 40mph is another.  

As cold air continues to pour into New England, we'll be about as cold as it gets for this time of year for afternoon highs.  The coldest November 24th on record for a high temperature is 29 in Boston and 26 in Worcester.  That Worcester record falls today as I doubt temps get above 23 or 24 this afternoon.  In Boston, we'll be close to 29 this afternoon, but technically, we were at least 30 at midnight last night, so that 30 is the high so far for the day.  The Boston record stays.

Add in the fact we have a wind advisory in place until 1:00AM Monday for winds gusting 35-45mph, and the wind chill factor adds to a numbing cold.  Wind chills through the day hover in the 5-15 degree range, only to fall to below 0 for many overnight tonight. 

Kickoff at Gillette... dress warm as temps run near 20 and wind chills are barely above 0.

Cold air lingers tomorrow, but it won't be quite as bad in the afternoon with highs in the 30s and lighter winds.

Tuesday is better with highs in the 40s.

Tuesday features rain arriving at night (could start as a mix in SW New Hampshire, and western Mass, then go over to rain there).  As an area of low pressure tracks up the coast, east winds, turning south, flood the area with mild air.  With the mild air in place, and plenty of moisture running up the coast, plenty of rain falls in the major cities across New England.  Rain is heavy at times Tuesday night and Wednesday, creating a slowdown on the roadways.   Allow for some extra time traveling to Grandma's house because of that.  Most locations see 1-2" fall, so it'll be a soaker.  It'll also be out of here by Thanksgiving as drier weather works back in, along with the cold.

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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