Jeremy Reiner

Nasty Storm!....Eventually

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

Our first nor'easter of 2014 is upon us but it may not behave like a classic nor'easter until later this evening-Friday morning. the storm arrived overnight with a quick burst of snow and that band of snow has parked itself along the MA/NH border. Farther south across CT/RI & portions of SE Mass, it's much ado about nothing for several hours today. Don't give up on the storm just yet peeps.

Here are some points regarding the storm:

* A blizzard WARNING is in effect for coastal Plymouth county as well as all of Barnstable county through 11am Friday. Our snow totals have not changed due to the blizzard warning...the wind forecast has changed a bit in those locations which will lead to considerable blowing/drifting snow overnight into Friday morning. Elsewhere, a winter storm warning is in effect for snow and wind.

* This nor'easter will lead to coastal flooding for three (3) high tide cycles. The first is at 11am today with minor to pockets of moderate coastal flooding especially on the South Shore. The second high tide is midnight tonight and like today's high tide plan on minor flooding with pockets of moderate coastal flooding around metro Boston as well as the South Shore. The final high tide is 12pm Friday. This will also offer minor to moderate coastal flooding. We are not anticipating major coastal flooding with this storm.

* Bitterly cold air will flood into New England late tonight & tomorrow. Plan on wind chills across the entire region between 10 and 20 below zero early Friday morning!

*The snow shuts down between 7-9am on Friday. The wind won't subside until 2-5pm on Friday. Very cold temps surge into New England by early Saturday morning with many cities & towns below zero---perhaps even Boston, a feat that hasn't been done in 3 years (January 24th 2011)!!


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:


*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'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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