Pete Bouchard

Seconds on The Cold

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Had your fill of the cold temperatures?

While we officially hit 39 for a high at midnight, the daytime high was 34° this afternoon. Either way, this was the coldest Thanksgiving since 30° on 2002. And if you thought today was cold, wait until tonight.

Lows should bottom out in the upper 10s and 20s by morning, with only a little recovery expected by afternoon. Black Friday shoppers have it good with the deals, but face one of the colder starts of the season...with a batch of clouds to blot out the sun:

I expect a brighter afternoon, however as those clouds pass offshore.

Moderating temperatures are expected on Sunday as a new weather system sneaks up from off of Nantucket. It's weak and ill-formed, so the best chance for a shower will be across Southeast Mass. The other threat looms for Tuesday afternoon/night and Wednesday, but this also looks marginal in terms of strength and cold air. However, there may be just enough cold in place north and west - to the Merrimack Valley/Southern NH for some accumulation...perhaps plowable.

Before you go gassing up the snowblowers and plows, keep in mind that the models assume much of what falls will stick. We know that's not the case when temperatures are marginal. Nonetheless, there's plenty of cold air around, and nothing to really warm us that much before these weak systems move in.

More later. Now go enjoy that second piece of pie.

Happy 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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