Monday, April 10, 2006

April Has Arrived

After last week's unexpected snowstorm of 2-3"+ in metrowest of Boston, this week looks to be more springlike with widespread warmth. By midweek, the 70's will return.

I'll have some interesting April 5th snow pictures soon...

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Snow in the Forecast!

Snow Adviories and Winter Storm Warnings are posted for much of central and northern New England this evening for some heavy amounts of spring snow. Parts of the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire could wind up with 8-12" of snow, highest amounts in the highest of elevations. In lower elevations of northern New England, anywhere from 3-6" is expected. Even in NW Massachusetts, 1-3" is in the forecast with an inch or two in Worcester County. Closer to us, in Boston metro, the lawns and grassy surfaces may get a thick coating of snow. Its around 8 PM here in Woburn and already the temperature has dropped to 36 with a mix of rain and wet snow flakes. Tomorrow will begin with the snow, heaviest and steadiest in the morning and any accumulations will most likely occur at this time. It should be just a plain snow for everyone north and west of Quincy, about. Highest elevations have the best chance of seeing a couple inches accumulate on the ground.

Thursday will bring back the sun and with that we will rebound temperatures into the lower 50's. However, Friday may feature a bit more inclement weather than advertised on the 5 DAY. There may actually be scattered rain showers in the area with cool highs only in the mid to upper 40's. Saturday morning may be a repeat of tomorrow morning with morning snows, accumulations are possible at this point in the highest of elevations once again. This is something we will have to watch closely. Thereafter, temperatures will rebound as a pattern change will take place and temperatures should be back into the 60's by midweek, next week. Enjoy winter's last gasp.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Major East Coast Blizzard Tuesday...1-2 Feet Widespread

Can you believe it? Just when you thought winter was over, you were right it is over. April fool's! There is no snow in the forecast. There is not even any kind of cold air in the forecast as well. We have now entered April and it has started feeling like April. Yesterday was amazing with highs in the lower to middle 70's regionwide, except down on the Cape and immediate coast where is was substantially cooler in the upper 50's to near 60. Any warmth like that in the near future. Well, the short answer to that is no. Today will be very mild again with temperatures in the upper 60's to near 70, but with limited sunshine and scattered morning showers, followed by some sunny breaks early afternoon, that may be followed up with some scattered showers and thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening. Some of these storms could bring some heavy rainfall, strong gusty winds, and some small hail. Not expecting any, at this time, to be on the severe side. However, if all of a sudden we break into mostly sunny skies and temperatures soar back into the 70's, our chance of having strong and severe thunderstorms will go up as a result.

Here is a quick look at the five day...

As you can see, however, by the time we reach Wednesday and Thursday, temperatures will be soaring right back into the mid and upper 60's. Maybe 70's by next Friday.

Spring has sprung here in southern New England.