Pete Bouchard

Thanks for That

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Worst is over for this storm. Although before we put a fork in it, we have a few showers/batches of rain to go through. Last round seems to be pushing offshore by 10pm:

(It'll be fun to see how accurate this model is. Set your watches!)

What a storm it was too. Gusts of wind hammered us through the early morning - peaking at 60+ at Blue Hill and Barnstable. And up to 2+ inches of rain from Metrowest to Greater Worcester and all of Southeast Mass. And while the temperatures are dropping rather quickly, I'm NOT seeing a flash freeze, where everything glazes up in a matter of minutes or hours. Think a even-handed drop throughout the night.

Cold winds will lock in overnight and carry us through to Thanksgiving morn. Unfortunately, this may mean the balloons at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be grounded. Gusts exceeding 34mph could be common through the morning, especially in the city canyons of NYC.

Likewise for us. A blustery start to the day with a little easing in the afternoon. Cold too. With a high in the mid 30s, this will be the coldest Thanksgiving in 11 years when we hit 30 in 2002!! (And yes, we did have a cold, snowy winter, but that was then, this is now.)

More cold heading into the weekend with highs only in the 30s both Friday and Saturday. Sunday sees a little blurb of rain sneak up on us and a spike in the temperatures - highs should nudge 40.

There are signs we could be contending with a coastal storm on Tuesday, and I'm not about to give it a hall pass for all rain. Cold enough for snow away from the coast - beyond 128 or 495.

Still plenty to play out here, so this is hardly the final word.

Have a great Thanksgiving!!

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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