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Prolonged period of dry sunny weather

Posted by David Epstein April 30, 2013 01:26 PM

The dry spell is going to continue almost uninterrupted through the weekend and into next week. This is certainly one of the nicest stretches of late April and eventually early May weather possible. Temperatures are going to run in the upper 60s and lower 70s much of the time with a shot of cooler air for Friday and Saturday. At that time highs will stay in the 50s and lower 60s.

You can ask questions and get weather and gardening updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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Picture perfect weather this week

Posted by David Epstein April 28, 2013 10:00 AM

Every once in a while the weather becomes so perfect it’s almost hard to believe this is New England. The next week is going to be one of those periods where you might quip, “Why can’t it always be like this?" Cool mornings and mild afternoons with plenty of sunshine are going to repeat itself over and over into Friday. There won’t be much difference in how high or low temperatures get each day.

I'll be updating the forecast throughout the week on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.


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Nearly perfect April weekend on the way

Posted by David Epstein April 25, 2013 06:08 AM

The weather forecast for the next 5 to 7 days looks so wonderful it makes me nervous. You might think what would make you nervous about sunshine and dry weather? There are two things. First, this time of year a full week of no rain isn't good for agriculture. We are going to finish April with a rain deficit and this will be the second month, since the start of the year, without adequate moisture. While the landscape is greening, it won’t take long for drought to rear its ugly head. I probably get overly concerned about the rain, but as a gardener that’s where my head goes.

I'll be updating the weekend forecast on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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Feeling like November today, but much better tomorrow

Posted by David Epstein April 23, 2013 10:00 AM

I think I heard a collective groan this morning when folks realized the day was going to feel more like early March than a week before May. The good news is the cold chilly weather isn’t going to last that long and by tomorrow afternoon most of you will get to enjoy sunshine and temperatures 20 degrees warmer than today. We have all seen springs where these raw days last for a week or more so having one of these kind of days isn’t so bad.

I'll be the forecast into the weekend on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.


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Chilly start to the week, milder finish

Posted by David Epstein April 22, 2013 07:27 AM

Temperatures are winter cold this morning with most places under the 30F mark and several towns in the 20s. Temperatures this cold in late April while not typical are not record breaking. It is unusual enough for a frost warning to be put into effect for much of Cape Cod and the islands. It was a bright and clear day yesterday, but spring has been very slow to arrive this year. Sunday was one of only a handful of sunny days since early March.

For more weather information and forecasts you can find me on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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Showers end the week, nice weekend ahead

Posted by David Epstein April 19, 2013 07:41 AM

I get up this morning to do my blog and something akin to a Hollywood movie is going on just west of Boston. Unfortunately, this is real. What a bizarre and twisted night and morning. I just hope this gets resolved and people stay safe.

I'll be updating the weekend forecast information on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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Sunshine fades as clouds and wind increase

Posted by David Epstein April 16, 2013 09:42 AM

The juxtaposition of a beautiful day and what happened in Boston yesterday is always so strange to me. Last evening I was sitting outside watching the birds have a last feeding before they went to sleep. I kept thinking how fortunate I am to live in such a great part of the world during a fantastic time of year and yet keenly aware many families were living in utter dismay as their own lives had been turned upside down in an instant. I often say that I can tell you how everyone’s story ultimately ends, but the manner and timing of that ending are what we don’t know.

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A great day for the marathon kicks off a super week of weather

Posted by David Epstein April 15, 2013 06:07 AM

It's quite chilly this morning across the region with a few spots in the 20s and most others in the 30s. The sun is very strong this time of year, similar to mid-August, so temperatures will rise rapidly through the morning. High pressure continues to build into region and this will be the first full week that you will really feel spring has arrived. A coastal sea-breeze will prevent Boston from hitting 60F today, but most areas away from the coast will be at or above that mark the entire week!

I'll be updating gardening tips and weather information on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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Rain and sleet tapering to showers this evening

Posted by David Epstein April 12, 2013 03:00 PM

What a miserable afternoon. Cold, wind, rain and sleet. The weather doesn't get much more unfavorable. I don't think anyone liked today's return to winter. The good news is that the storm is going to pull away this evening and leave us with a few showers and a general trend towards better conditions.BOX_loop right now.gif The heaviest of the rain should be over for the evening commute. Temperatures will remain in the 30s to lower 40s and winds will add to the chilly conditions.

I'll be updating weather information for the weekend and the Boston Marathon on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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Warm afternoon, but chilly rain ends week

Posted by David Epstein April 9, 2013 10:02 AM

Spring is a time of transition and when the weather transitions from winter to summer crazy things can happen. I just check the weather in Denver and it's 20F with snow. denver snow.pngFurther east, Washington, DC will be in the 80s the next couple of days and some areas will make a run at 90!
I'll be updating the upcoming weekend forecast on Twitter at @growingwisdom please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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Sun shines on Red Sox Nation

Posted by David Epstein April 8, 2013 08:30 AM

There isn’t much question what to write about today. It's opening day at Fenway Park and even if you aren’t a big baseball fan, the energy that comes to Kenmore square can be infectious. For today the weather looks warm and dry with abundant sunshine mixing with clouds. Temperatures will hit the middle to upper 60s today. Winds will be much lighter than yesterday afternoon, coming from the west. Those light winds will let a sea breeze kick in during the first half of the game, so it will cool off into the upper 50s by 5PM.
The sea breeze comes from the east/northeast (30 degrees on the picture) and goes against balls heading for the outfield. fenway hits.jpegThis is why when the wind comes form that direction, singles are the predominant hit as opposed to a southwest wind that gives the balls a bit of lift and helps them get out of the park.

It's a good thing the game is today because starting tomorrow sunshine will be limited and showers and even steady rain are in the forecast until we hit the weekend.

I'll be updating gardening tips and weather information on Twitter at @growingwisdom please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.
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Feeling more like spring today

Posted by David Epstein April 4, 2013 08:30 AM

This afternoon is going to feel more like what you would expect for early April with temperatures getting back into the 50s and that gusty wind no longer a factor. Although there will still be a breeze, today’s breeze is going to be coming from a southwest direction and since the air to our southwest is milder so too will be temperatures. Abundant sunshine will make this a pleasant day all around. The map below gives a good idea of temperatures around 2PM today.
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I'll be updating the forecast on Twitter at @growingwisdom please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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Blustery again, but milder air to come

Posted by David Epstein April 3, 2013 08:40 AM

Another blustery and cold day is on tap, but it won’t be as chilly as yesterday. Earlier I could hear the wind still blowing the bird feeders around and the thermometer by my bedside read an even 30F. The winds actually kept temperatures from getting even colder last night which was a good thing. Wind tends to mix up the air and not let the cold air settle to the ground. Some trees such as my cornus mas are already in bloom. Although these plants normally bloom this early, a night of temperatures in the lower 20s would hurt the blossoms.
I'll be updating gardening tips and weather information on Twitter at @growingwisdom please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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Mild Monday followed by a brief return to winter-like chill

Posted by David Epstein April 1, 2013 08:00 AM

Last evening I heard the spring peepers for the first time this season. Peepers are small frogs that will mate in the next few weeks. The chorus of peeping is a sure sign of spring and only lasts a short time. Peepers start when overnight temperatures in late March and early April remain above 40F. After a mild night last evening with a scattering of showers we will have a nice and mild Monday with highs easily nearing 60F. Another cold front will close the area later this afternoon with a few scattered showers. If you get a shower it will not last long and we won’t see much in the way of rain.


I'll be updating gardening tips and weather information on Twitter at @growingwisdom please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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David Epstein has been a professional meteorologist and horticulturalist for three decades. David spent 16 years at WCVB in Boston and currently freelances for WGME in Portland, ME. In 2006, More »
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