Weather Blog and Forecasts

More Rain Ahead

More Rain Ahead

We’ll squeeze in two sunny days today and tomorrow, before clouds return and rain moves in to start the weekend. Low pressure will move quickly northeast from the Ohio Valley on Friday and redevelop and pass south of New England during the day on Saturday. The system will bring a slug of rain, gusty onshore […]

By April 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Sunny, Mild Patriot’s Day

Sunny, Mild Patriot’s Day

Clear skies, light winds and a dry, cool air mass combined to send temperatures down into the 20s and lower 30s very early this morning – producing areas of frost and starting off Patriot’s Day on a chilly note. However, the strong April sunshine is quickly overcoming the cold start, boosting temperatures through the 40s […]

By April 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Wind Controls Everything This Time of Year

Wind Controls Everything This Time of Year

As we climb out of winter and into and through the spring months, mild temperatures along coastal New England are at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean. Sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Maine, which cooled into the 30s by late winter, only very slowly rise back through the 40s during March, April and […]

By April 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Weather Updates

Sunny But Lots of Wind Today

Sunny But Lots of Wind Today

Relatively strong low pressure is pulling away from New England today. On the backside of the storm, strong northwest winds are howling across the region – gusting 35 to 45 mph in spots. The wind will only slowly relax this afternoon. Current wind gusts

By April 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Big Temperature Change On The Way

Big Temperature Change On The Way

A strong cold front is plowing into the Northeast and will push offshore of New England tonight. Behind this front, temperatures have been falling some 20 to 40°F, from the 50s, 60s, and 70s to the 20s and 30s – making for a very impressive 24-hour temperature change off to our west. This weather-180 is […]

By April 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Mild, But Windy

Mild, But Windy

Strong south winds continue to pump warm (and almost humid) air northward into the region. Unfortunately, the warm surface temperatures are helping the atmosphere to mix down plenty of wind from aloft. Frequent gusts over 30 mph will persist through the day, with a few gusts near or over 40 mph possible now and then. […]

By April 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Weather News and Notes

March 2014 – A Cold Month Across The United States

March 2014 – A Cold Month Across The United States

Highlights from NOAA on the month of March: The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during March was 40.5°F, 1.0°F below the 20th century average. This was the 43rd coldest March on record, and the coldest since 2002. Below-average temperatures dominated the eastern half of the contiguous U.S. during March. The largest departures from average […]

By April 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
March 2014

March 2014

March 2014 was a record setting month temperature-wise across much of the Northeast, with several areas recording the coldest March on record and most climate sites reporting a top 10 coldest March. This put an exclamation mark on a very cold winter across much of the eastern half of the United States. Here on the […]

By April 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Impressive Rainfall Totals

Impressive Rainfall Totals

CONNECTICUT …HARTFORD COUNTY… MANCHESTER 2.87 1134 AM 3/30 TRAINED SPOTTER EAST GRANBY 2.84 142 PM 3/30 TRAINED SPOTTER SOUTH WINDSOR 2.70 1052 AM 3/30 TRAINED SPOTTER NEWINGTON 2.60 257 PM 3/30 TRAINED SPOTTER AVON 2.49 1137 AM 3/30 TRAINED SPOTTER WETHERSFIELD 2.22 156 PM 3/30 HAM RADIO …TOLLAND COUNTY… TOLLAND 2.53 1008 AM 3/30 TRAINED […]

By March 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Inside the Forecast

Careful With Those Early Season Plantings

Careful With Those Early Season Plantings

Operational and ensemble model guidance has been showing a period of much cooler than normal temperatures returning to the eastern half of the United States in about a week’s time – and persisting through the first week of May. An anomalously large upper level trough looks to take shape east of the Rockies and persist […]

By April 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
April Showers…

April Showers…

Low pressure passing to the west of the area Monday Night into Tuesday will carry with it a large shield of rain, with embedded downpours and rumbles of thunder. Here’s a look at the National Weather Service’s precipitation forecast for the Northeast.

By April 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Strong Winds Sunday Night into Tuesday

Strong Winds Sunday Night into Tuesday

Slow moving low pressure will pass south of the area over the next 48 hours, bringing with it plenty of cold rain. In addition to 1 to 2 inches of rain, we’re going to deal with a prolonged period of strong northeast – then north – winds beginning late in the weekend and lasting into […]

By March 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Other Recent Posts

Big Improvement Tomorrow

Big Improvement Tomorrow

The work week is ending on a cool and cloudy note as a stiff east to northeast wind continues to funnel chilly marine air westward and onto Cape Cod. Temperatures in the 30s early this morning will have a tough time overcoming the onshore flow, leaving us with afternoon highs mostly in the lower 40s. […]

By April 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Typical Coastal New England Spring Weather

Typical Coastal New England Spring Weather

Cool onshore flow will develop tonight and persist into Friday night. Initially, the atmosphere will be rather dry, allowing clear skies to dominate tonight (but meaning very cold temperatures) and sunshine to last through Thursday (helping to offset the chilly air mass in place). Unfortunately, as the easterly winds continue, low level moisture will start […]

By April 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Not Fun

Not Fun

A powerful cold front passed through the area overnight, dropping over an inch of rain on most of the Cape and sending temperatures tumbling from the upper 50s to the upper 30s in a matter of hours. As the cold air continued to deepen over the area, rain changed to snow and sleet, leaving a […]

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