Pete Bouchard

Soaking Down The Weekend

Posted by Pete Bouchard

That batch of snow that went through? For Methuen, Salisbury and Seabrook, it was more than a dusting. Up to 1 1/2 to 2" fell  in that burst through midday! Although it seemed like a ground blizzard for a time, that was a simple warm front moving through.

Time to turn the page. Mild air is on the way to banish much of the snowpack across Southern New England. The snow that has the best chance of sticking around is that "reinforced concrete" we call snow throughout Northern Mass. and Southern NH.

Little bits of cold air are still holding on across the Merrimack Valley and out through Rt. 2...

...but this isn't a situation where the cold gets trapped and causes a lot of icing/freezing rain. I expect temperatures to slowly rise through the night and into tomorrow morning. This the potential temperature plot for 8am tomorrow:

First batch of rain should move through at that time too. Nothing too heavy through the afternoon, but it will remain damp with occasional showers. The real rain will hit in the late afternoon and evening as the cool front approaches. As you might imagine, the Pats game will be filled with rain...and gusty winds. I'm thinking a Buffalo Bills game repeat (weatherwise) here:

Flood Watch is up from Central to Western Mass. for heavy rain and the potential for ice jams. If they form, water could rise rapidly, so watch the streams and rivers if one is in your back or front yard.

Sunday's a lot more mellow, and some leftover warmth will keep us hanging out in the 40s. 50s return next week in this extended thaw.

Have a good weekend. And

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PAAAAAAAAAAATSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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