Jeremy Reiner

Day 1

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

Welcome to 2014. It will start with a bang--well.....day 2 & day 3 will be stormy as we track a powerful nor'easter across New England. Today is quiet---as it should be, right? Sun gives way to clouds by afternoon and temps are seasonably cold reaching the 20s later today.

As for the storm here is the latest:

*Drawn out storm as the first flakes arrive 4am Thursday and the last flakes fly 9-10am Friday. The snow will be light & patchy for much of the daylight hours on Thursday then become steadier & heavier by Thursday night through early Friday morning. The *special* map shows how much snow is on the way.

*The snow will be light & fluffy for much of the region and wind gusts near 45mph Thursday evening & night will lead to considerable blowing & drifting of the snow--especially at the coastline.

*That strong wind will be from the northeast for several hours and that combined with astronomical high tides will lead to minor coastal flooding as well as pockets of moderate coastal flooding on the South Shore/Cape Cod bay at the time of high tide midday Thursday, midnight Friday and midday Friday.

*Bitter arctic air will accompany the storm so wind chills will be below zero for much of the storm late Thursday afternoon through Friday.

The sun returns by Friday afternoon and is with us into the first weekend of 2014. Much more on the storm later today.

Good luck with recovery!

~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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