Weather Blog and Forecasts

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 […]

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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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Heavy Rain Tonight…May End As Some Sleet and Snow

Heavy Rain Tonight…May End As Some Sleet and Snow

A very strong cold front is entering western New England late this afternoon. Out ahead of this front strong southerly winds, mild temperatures and pockets of heavy rain are the story. Here on the Cape, winds have been gusting to 30 to 40 mph – but in and around Boston winds have gusted as high […]

By April 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Weather Updates

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 […]

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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 →
Spring!

Spring!

Clouds and sprinkles pushed through the area overnight and have already left the region, leaving us with plenty of sunshine to kick off Saturday morning. The combination of sunny skies, offshore winds and a seasonable air mass for this time of year will equate to our nicest day since last Fall on the Cape. Temperatures […]

By April 12, 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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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.

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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 →
Evening Storm Update

Evening Storm Update

OK – quick rundown on the upcoming system. 4 main threats: snow, visibility, wind, tidal issues. 1) SNOW: thoughts haven’t changed much on this. was good to see the 12z CMC come west a bit in response to a slightly earlier closure aloft. that brought it much more in line with the last few runs […]

By March 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Other Recent Posts

Strong Cold Front To Deliver Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds, Sharp Temperature Drop

Strong Cold Front To Deliver Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds, Sharp Temperature Drop

The mild air mass currently in place over the region will be displaced seaward by a strong cold front pressing across the Eastern Seaboard on Tuesday. The frontal zone, located over the central Great Lakes and Ohio Valley region Monday morning, will march eastward over the next 36 hours, exiting the coastline shortly after dinnertime […]

By April 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Much Cooler Later This Week

Much Cooler Later This Week

After an extended period of mild weather, a strong cold front will push through the area Tuesday night and put an end to the warm temperatures. Initially, chilly north to northwest winds will develop Tuesday night and linger into Wednesday, sending cold Canadian air into the region. The high pressure cell responsible for the incoming […]

By April 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Showers Push In Tonight

Showers Push In Tonight

A wave of low pressure riding along a slow-moving frontal zone will push through the region tonight. This weak weather system will continue to spread a band of showers across the Northeast and New England this evening and through the overnight hours. As RADAR indicates this evening, the brunt of the moisture with this system […]

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