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Our great weather is coming to an end

Posted by David Epstein October 3, 2013 11:00 PM

The pattern of sunny perfect weather is now over with small changes in the forecast each day into early next week. The 5 day forecast may end with some heavy rain from the remnants of tropical storm Karen.
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I'll be updating the details of the forecast on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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No rain in sight as summertime temperatures make a comeback

Posted by David Epstein September 30, 2013 01:30 PM

Back in 1947 there was no rain at all for 26 consecutive days beginning on the 3rd of October. That record stands as the longest period of no rain in Boston. There are other even more impressive records with little rain such as the 52 days where only a tenth of inch of rain fell. That lasted from October 1st 1924 until mid-November. The tiny bit of rain they did see back then fell on the 8th of the month.
I'll be updating the details of the upcoming summer-like warmth on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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A few more showers overnight

Posted by David Epstein August 26, 2013 02:24 PM

A few very light showers moved across a few towns this morning, but if you didn’t get one, you didn’t miss much. It’s been 16 days without measurable rain and that stretch is going to continue for many of us beyond today. You will still need to water the lawns and gardens.

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

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Now that the heat wave is over, what's next?

Posted by David Epstein July 21, 2013 09:00 AM

It's over. Our week long heat wave, which many of you wanted to be finished before it started, broke overnight. Unfortunately there was little or no rain with the change in air mass. It's quite unusual to have such extreme heat for so long and not get a thunderstorm or shower when it ends. However, the atmosphere just wasn't ideal for thunderstorm development in spite of the heat and humidity.

I'll be updating the details of the weather for this week on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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Sea breeze helps to cool coast after going over 90 again

Posted by David Epstein July 18, 2013 04:10 PM

We lucked out today as a sea breeze moved inland around noon and pushed all the way back past Route 128. Boston did go over 90F again, but then fell back to the lower 80s and humidity levels fell as well. Since the high temperature was 91F at Logan Airport, the heat wave continues unbroken. Although there were heat warnings and advisories up, the criteria for them was barely met, if it was at all, along the coast. At my house we fell about 4 degrees as the sea breeze pushed temperatures under 90. This was welcome relief from what looked like a very hot day at sunrise.

Tomorrow I don't think we will be so lucky. A southwest wind is going to be strong enough to prevent any sea breezes and therefore temperatures are headed towards 100. Saturday will be day 7 of the heat wave with temperatures in the lower 90s.

I'll be updating the details of the heat and when it will end on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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Near record heat today, hot all weekend

Posted by David Epstein May 31, 2013 07:10 AM

After a warm and muggy night a pair of very hot days is on the way. Today, temperatures are going to approach record levels. The record for the next three days is 96F and even in Boston we will come close. I don't think we will exceed the record, but a high temperature of 95F is definitely in the cards. air quality.png Air quality isn't so good today and an alert for high levels of ground ozone (a pollutant) is up for the areas in grey.
I'll be updating the details of the heat and the weekend forecast on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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Warmer air, a period of showers and a dry weekend

Posted by David Epstein May 15, 2013 07:00 AM

I think I have written about the last cold morning for the past few weeks. The fact that some places have seen frost as late as mid-May is a reminder to me to not count out the morning chill so fast.

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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Much needed rain and a nice day for mom

Posted by David Epstein May 9, 2013 01:14 PM

Much need rain showers continue to rotate through the area this afternoon. At times the rain totally stops only to be followed by a few downpours a few moments later. There has even been some sunshine across parts of the region. The unsettled day is thanks to a storm system spinning in the atmosphere to our south. The satellite image below shows the storm spinning around New York city. This storm has enough energy and moisture with it to be pushing rain showers into the area. Eventually, later this evening the system will move east and north and the chance of showers will end.


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Finally some rain on the way

Posted by David Epstein May 7, 2013 06:00 PM

You knew it was going to come to an end at some point. Our fine stretch of nearly perfect weather is about to undergo a big change for the rest of the week and into the weekend. A block in the atmosphere has prevented any rain from reaching the area for several weeks. January and February had very close to normal precipitation, but since that time we have had only about half the amount of rain needed this time of year.

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Cooler air coming, but still sunny

Posted by David Epstein May 2, 2013 01:31 PM

I was having a rare cup of coffee this morning with a friend (I am more a tea guy) and discussing what to blog about this afternoon. He quipped, that there wasn’t much to say about nice weather which is certainly mostly true. However, all this dry weather is going to quickly become an issue as the foliage is rapidly emerging on the trees and water is being used by all the plants at a terrific rate.

I'll be updating the forecast for the weekend and beyond 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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