Jeremy Reiner

Best Gift Ever.

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

December 24-25th 1978...probably my best Christmas gift ever. It was a monster snowstorm out in Pittsfield (Berkshires) that dumped nearly a foot of snow by Christmas morning. I was 7 years old at that time but already knew I wanted to be a meteorologist when I grew up so getting a snowstorm of that magnitude for Christmas morning was epic. I'm actually glad we don;t have that happening tonight-tomorrow as it would mean no Christmas with my wife & daughter.

What we do have on the way is an arctic front that will usher in some very cold temps for Christmas Day as most cities & towns barely reach the mid 20s by afternoon. The arctic air is full of dryness so you get a day of sunshine. Dry & cold weather lingers into tomorrow night. By Thursday, another front approaches New England but it's not an arctic front (Pacific origins). This front will be able to produce clouds as well as a few rain/snow showers. Don;t worry, it won;t be enough snow to prevent you from returning that awful gift from your uncle but rather just provide a sugar coating of snow in some cities & towns by midday Thursday. In any event, we are back into the sunshine by Friday.

Merry Christmas!

~JR

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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