Pete Bouchard

It's Time

Posted by Pete Bouchard

Snow coming together - from both the east and the west - nicely on the radar this afternoon and evening. And now that the storm is coming together, it's time to take stock & see if the pieces are falling into place...or if we have to do some "adjustments" (aka backpeddling).

I'm happy to report that everything's pretty much going as planned. There are some new signs that the warmup will be stronger and deeper into Southern New England, however.

Look at these temps by 9am tomorrow morning!

That's gonna melt some snow!

As a result of this massive warmup from 10s to 40s, precipitation will change over quickly after midnight.

Check it out at 2 am:

Then at 6am:

 

 

Yep. That's a mix into Southern NH. However (and this is important) before we see a changeover, there will be a hellacious volley of heavy snow for 3-4 hours. Snowfall rates could hit 1-2" per hour from 11pm-3am!! And that brings us to the final tally on snow:

Wha? No real change? Not really. I shaved maybe 1-2 inches off some of the numbers. I'm that confident that when the worst part of the storm hits, we'll make hay with the snow.

Now the "deets":

  1. Steady snow through this evening becomes heavier toward 11pm-12am. Intense snow with a slow changeover - from both the coast and from the south (CT & RI) from midnight to 4am.
  2. Any precipitation ends quickly after 7am across the Commonweath, with temperatures rising into the upper 30s to MID 40s!!!
  3. Sun's out by Sunday afternoon.

We're here through the storm and into tomorrow.

Stay with 7.

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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