Chris Lambert

Dwindle Time

Posted by Chris Lambert

Lots of snow on the ground for mid December, and despite the solid snow pack, it'll be a race to see if Santa and crew can get in here before the snow all melts away (For many of us, aside for some big snow piles, it's back to brown lawns).

Before we get to more melting, we have to deal with last nights refreeze and that means some icy spots on the roads, driveways and front steps this morning.  That problem is gone by late morning as temps warm above freezing, nearing the 40 degree mark this afternoon.  Temps tonight fall back below freezing in the suburbs, allowing for more refreeze.

It looks like the melt/refreeze cycle ends tomorrow, and we go into pure meltdown mode with highs in the mid 40s.  Even lows overnight hold above freezing through the weekend. 

The forecast tomorrow looks dry for the most part, with just a passing shower or two in the afternoon/overnight.  A few leftover showers, areas of fog and patchy drizzle are left with us early Saturday, but the axis of steadiest rain should stay northwest of us on Saturday.  

Sunday's forecast is a complicated one as a front cuts the area in two.  A cold northerly wind may hold temps in southern New Hampshire/Merrimack Valley in the 30s, while on the other side of the front, we head to 50+ south of the Mass Pike.  In fact, a real warm air mass lurks just south of us, and if it does bust through, 60 wouldn't be out of the question.  Problem is, that cold air is tough to move, so we'll stick with 30s north, 40s Boston, 50s south.  Along that front, periods of rain also move in, allowing for a wet Sunday overall, especially northwest of 495.

The good news for Santa and Rudolph is that no red nose is needed in New England as both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are cold and dry.  How much snow will be left?  By that point, many towns inside 495 are back to brown lawns with leftover snow piles.

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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