Pete Bouchard

How to Lose A Snowpack in One Day

Posted by Pete Bouchard

First, start with highs in the 60s:

But this was only half of the story. Dense fog ate up snow at a faster rate, decimating the snowpack in some communities. We're down to bare ground all around Boston and especially Metrowest - an area just grazed by last week's storm.

The bigger worry is the flash freeze this evening:

This is the cold airmass that chilled the Deep South and Great Lakes, but oddly, it won't be as cold as the bitter air we saw to start the weekend.

Why?

It's slowly warming. And the wind won't let the cold focus across New England tonight or tomorrow. HOWEVER, this means we'll feel it in the wind chill, which will be silly cold by morning tomorrow:

Areas in light blue are in a Wind Chill Advisory from midnight through 7am. Wind chill values could dip as low as 20-25 below!

We're in quiet pattern for the next few days. Highs will slowly recover to the mid and upper 20s by the middle and end of the week. We'll roll into the weekend with another burst of mild air and a dose of rain for the Pats game.

Speaking of, it's never to early to start hollering...

....GOOOOOOOO PAAAAAAAAATSS!!!

Pete

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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