Jeremy Reiner

Blue Monday

Posted by Jeremy Reiner

British researchers say that today is Blue Monday----most depressing day of the year---holiday letdown, financial stress, yada yada.......I think I have a case of the Blue Mondays myself. Darn weather isn't helping either with rain, fog and temps chewing away at all that awesome snow. Boo.

Despite current (7am) temps in the 40s/50s, our January Thaw is only going to be a few hours as another blast of arctic air is charging east! Out ahead of that thaw is a line of rain showers that we own up until 3-4pm. It's at that time that our temps will plummet from the 40s down into the 20s by early evening. A flash freeze is very likely across metro Boston later today.

Tuesday is bitterly cold. Simple as that as an airmass that has origins from Siberia will settle into the northeast for the next few days. This polar vortex of air will have modified a bit when it reaches New England but temps will still struggle to reach 20 and wind chill temperatures will stay below zero for the entire day. At least it's sunny--yay. Wednesday is bitterly cold once again with morning temps in the single numbers and afternoon temps in the low 20s---there won't be as much wind so that will make a big difference!

By Thursday, our big chill relaxes a bit with daytime temps in the upper 20s and continued sunshine. Our next chance of snow is Friday but it's not a repeat of last Fridays nor'easter but rather s few hours of some patchy light snow/flurries throughout the day.

Cheer up, spring arrives in just over 2 months! ;o)

~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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