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Peak foliage and generally great weather for the holiday weekend

Posted by David Epstein October 11, 2013 09:40 PM

Labor day weekend I waited until 8PM to get on the highway and come home. I zipped from Maine to Massachusetts with no problems and little company. Why start my blog this way? That weekend is the busiest weekend for the stretch between Portland and the Hampton tolls of the year, and guess which weekend is number 2?

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Sunshine today, but forecasting challenges this weekend

Posted by David Epstein October 9, 2013 02:32 PM

The long holiday weekend is closing in fast and other than your plans, the weather this weekend is the most important thing. As I mentioned earlier in the week, the forecast was going to be a bit tricky heading into the weekend.

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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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Weekend weather perfect for foliage and all fall activities

Posted by David Epstein September 27, 2013 08:26 AM

And the beat goes on and on and on. The weather pattern continues to be dry and mild to downright warm for the next week or more as high pressure remains anchored close to New England and blocks any storms from heading our way.
I'll be updating the details of the forecast and foliage reports on Twitter at @growingwisdom Please follow me there. Feel free to comment or ask questions too.

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What is a season? Fall arrives today

Posted by David Epstein September 22, 2013 12:00 PM

Fall officially arrives today at 4:44PM. You might not really think about what that means, besides the weather turning colder and the days growing shorter, but there are some interesting astronomical facts occurring this afternoon. Let me explain what this idea of seasons is and why, when the seasons change astronomically, the weather may have already warmed up or cooled down weeks earlier. seasons.jpg
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Hat trick of beach days begins today

Posted by David Epstein August 20, 2013 09:00 AM

Last night was quite warm in the city, but still very comfortable across the suburban areas. Norwood and surrounding communities ended up in the 50s, while the Hub remained around 70F all night. The next three nights will be increasingly uncomfortable for sleeping with Thursday night being particularly muggy, especially to start.
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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.
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Cold night ahead, killing freeze for mosquitoes, pollen and plants

Posted by David Epstein October 12, 2012 01:35 PM

The morning of October 13th should end up in the record books as the end of the growing season for many here in southern New England. Thinking back on the year, the length of the growing season will be slightly longer than average. It would have been much longer had we not had a late freeze in late April after the buds had opened. Another way to look at this year's growing season is that for the past 8 months things have been actively growing and that is MUCH longer than usual. This afternoon you will notice temperatures steady or falling into the 40s. Roads will be dry for the commute home. Tonight will be the coldest night since that freeze last April. Tonight temperatures will fall to the upper 20s in the coldest spots to lower 30s elsewhere. There is a freeze warning and frost advisory for the area.

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Sunshine returns, first possible freeze coming

Posted by David Epstein October 11, 2012 11:20 AM

After a very gloomy period, sunshine is back for one bright day. This afternoon, brisk westerly winds will continue to filter chilly air into the region. The sunshine will help keep temperatures fairly mild, but the mercury will fall quickly after dark. Tonight will be clear and cool, but not frosty. Tomorrow another front will push offshore and allow even colder air to filer into the region. This cold air will make Saturday the chilliest day of the fall so far and the night before will bring a killing frost to many towns. As we head into the second part of the weekend temperatures will turn mild again and I expect much of next week to see temperatures back into the 60s with no frosty mornings. If you have a forecast question or want to see my tweets follow me on Twitter at @growingwisdom and check out my latest videos at GrowingWisdom.com

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Period rain early tonight, sunshine returns Monday

Posted by David Epstein October 7, 2012 03:12 PM

The holiday weekend continues with a much colder afternoon and evening a period of rain especially overnight. A storm will move from the mid-Atlantic region up the coast and east of Maine over the next 24 hours. As this happen a chilly rain will encroach on the area and continue much of the overnight hours. The best chance for rain will be east of Route 128 and over Cape Cod. Monday will see a return to sunshine with chilly temperatures. Shots of chilly air will continue to move through the area during the upcoming week and I expect isolated frost early this week in a few of the isolated valleys in southern New Hampshire and western Massachusetts. Late this week an even colder air mass will move in from Canada and that is when much of southern New England could see the first widespread killing frost of the season. Please follow me on Twitter. I will answer your questions and comments at @growingwisdom and check out my latest videos at GrowingWisdom.com

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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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