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Picture perfect Sunday

A fantastic day of weather continues with bright sunshine and warm temperatures. Away from the coast highs will reach the mid 70s and I suspect a even a few upper 70s. Along the coastline it will be a few degrees cooler with local sea breezes.

Today marks the start of a new month and a month with a lot of potential sunshine. We have more light this month than any other month of the year and itís not until the last week we start losing daylight.

The birds are starting to sing well before 5AM this time of year and you can still see light on the northwest horizon after 9PM.

With high pressure in control the next two days sunshine will be abundant and the weather super for all outdoor activities. The water might be a bit chilly for a swim, but a few brave souls could go for an early dip in the lake or ocean, especially tomorrow.
A winds turn more southerly tomorrow even warmer air will flow north. Highs will easily reach the 80s inland and itís going to feel hot to some of you.

A frontal boundary will be in the area from later Tuesday through Thursday with more in the way of clouds and some showers. The highest chance of rain will be in the afternoon during this period. Clouds will keep temperatures cooler in the upper 60s to mid-70s.

As long as the system keeps moving we should clear out for the upcoming weekend. More of course later this week.

Iíll be updating the forecast @growingwisdom on Twitter.


Many of you thought May was not very spring-like. The numbers actually tell us a different story, but it seems like so many people feel differently. I think after a cold March followed by a chilly April we all just wanted it to be warmer. The image below shows the preliminary data for May in Boston. Notice it was actually a slightly warmer and drier month than average. If you look at the past 15 years all of the following years were actually colder than this one: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008. But, this was the coldest May 6 years.

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The nights this May have been consistently in the 40s and 50s. Boston only stayed in the 60s one evening back on the 11th. While the typical May might show similar numbers, I donít personally remember having to bring my plants back inside so much in May.

With clear skies tonight itís a good opportunity to look up. Just after sunset you can see the constellation Gemini, the moon and Jupiter all in the same general area of the sky. The moon will be growing larger this week heading towards full the night of June 12th. This image from Sky and Telescope shows where to look.

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