Three more days of mild air before the bottom falls out of the thermometer starting Wednesday. A pair of weak fronts moves through the area before Monday, but temperatures really won’t change. As a matter of fact, some areas will again approach 70 on Tuesday.
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It’s muggy again this morning. While the heat is gone the humidity is still with us. If you asked someone about the weather so far this summer, they might tell you about the humidity. While records for the amount of humidity in the air are not easily obtained, anecdotally it seems like it’s been much more humid for a longer period of time this summer than we are use to.
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Heat and humidity are on tap for the next few days. Yesterday many areas hit 90F. Since most places will hit 90F, or higher, the next 2 or 3 days this latest round of sultry weather will mark heat wave number two for the season.There hasn't been an official heat wave for Logan Airport yet, but as you know from reading my blog, I don't really think that matters since no one lives there. If you live right along the water, you probably won't have a heat wave either.
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The snow is over, finally. Remember, these are spotter reports and amounts may vary from what you have in your back yard. Certainly this was an under forecast storm for snow, especially east of Route 95, and the southern part of Route 495. There are several 24 inch amounts that show up as a result of this large ocean storm. Blue Hill in Milton got nearly 30" and that is the most reported. I'll be updating my weather forecasts on Twitter at @growingwisdom please follow me there.FULL ENTRY
As you settle back into work, I am sure one of the more popular subjects around the water cooler will be last weekend’s snowstorm. I had an interesting email exchange over the weekend with one of my fellow meteorologists concerning whether or not we should have called this storm a blizzard. This is what meteorologists do. We love to talk about the details of what the models are showing before a storm and then recount what actually happened when it's over. I am incredibly fortunate to be able to chat with some of the best forecasters in the business and what's more, this region is lucky, because we have some of those forecasters working both in front of and behind the scenes of both the public and private sector.FULL ENTRY
I feel like it's been weeks since we first predicted this storm, but in reality it has only been a few days. Now it is time to finish preparing for the storm and get ready to be inside for the day tomorrow. I think we have grown very averse to being inconvenienced because the reality is that there will only be about 24 hours when you can't get around. Power is the big concern for most of us, and if it does go out, hopefully it will return fairly quickly. There has been so much warning with this storm that I imagine most of the area will be unusually today. I also suspect that since the storm is occurring overnight tonight and Saturday that crews will be able to clean up easier than if it was a mid-week storm.. If you have last minute things you do want to get done try to be home by 3 PM this afternoon. As usual I will be updating the forecast on on Twitter at @growingwisdom please follow me there.FULL ENTRY
Blizzard warnings are now in effect for nearly the entire coast from central Maine south to New York City. If you need to get out tomorrow, the morning will provide the best travel conditions. Roads will become snow covered in the afternoon and travel nearly impossible after dark.You might be wondering if all of the coverage of the past twenty-four hours is overdone or if this storm is for real. First, some details on the timing of the storm. I'll be updating details on the potential blizzard on Twitter at @growingwisdomFULL ENTRY
There is little doubt that a major snowstorm is going to affect much of southern and central New England Friday into Saturday. A blizzard watch is now in effect for much of eastern Massachusetts. You can see this area highlighted in green on this map. Some light snow will begin as early as Friday morning, but the bulk of the storm will be overnight Friday and into Saturday morning. Strong winds will blow the snow into drifts and along the coast, especially from Boston south, rain will mix in with the snow. The exact position of the rain-snow line is still somewhat questionable and this will ultimately determine how much snow the south shore and Cape Cod receive. This is going to be a big storm, now we just have to figure out is it top 10 big or just big for the past few winters. For this storm to reach top 10 status Boston would need to have 18.3" of snow. That volume of snow did fall just after Christmas in 2010. All of this, including the timing of the snow, is subject to refinement later this evening and Thursday, but the theme here is prepare for a classic snowstorm. Once the snow starts it will increase in intensity during the afternoon Friday as is overspreads much of the area. The heaviest snow will fall from about 9 PM Friday until 9 AM Saturday. I'll be updating the forecast on Twitter at @growingwisdom and check out my latest garden videos at GrowingWisdom.comFULL ENTRY
While we try to figure out the exact details of Friday's storm it is worth noting that February 6th and 7th mark the 35th anniversary of one of the most famous blizzards to ever hit southern New England. For over 32 hours snow fell and would pile up to just over 27 inches in Boston with more to the southwest of the city. As the storm stalled to the south of Cape Cod it would produce hurricane force winds, a large storm surge and intense waves that would leaves thousands of homes destroyed along the coast. Thousands of people would be either be stranded or simply abandon their cars on highways. Boston and much of eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut were at a standstill for days following the storm. Cape Cod, they had mostly rain. I'll be updating frequently on Twitter at @growingwisdom about the latest details on the storm potential for Friday.FULL ENTRY