• Few Downpours, Thunderstorms, Possible Tonight

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    A cold front over the Eastern Great Lakes this morning will ride eastward through the day today and cross through New England tonight, sweeping offshore first thing Saturday morning. Out ahead of this frontal zone, a return flow of warm and humid air is quickly taking hold of the region, […]

  • Pleasant Summer Conditions

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    Temperatures peaked in the upper 70s and lower 80s across most of the Cape today…with all four climate sites – Falmouth, Hyannis, Chatham and Provincetown – recording a high temperature of 81F. Of course some backyard thermometers topped out in the middle 80s and it was a bit cooler right […]

  • Sunny and Warm. Less Humid.

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    A cold front pushed offshore late Wednesday and behind that frontal zone drier air has moved back into New England. Dew point readings peaked near 70F yesterday, creating a very sticky feel to the air. Thankfully, a busy south wind held temperatures in check, helping us avoid a real “Triple […]

  • Muggy. Small Chance For a Shower.

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    A slow-moving cold front is crossing New England today, bringing a lot of clouds and some scattered showers and thunderstorms to the region. Unfortunately, the Cape has thus far missed out on most of that activity, with only a trace to .2″ of rainfall recorded thus far. In addition to […]

  • Few Holes in the Overcast

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    Low clouds and fog have lifted and thinned out a bit over the course of the morning and the thickest of the mid and high level clouds are west of the area. As a result, there are some holes in the overcast here and there and this will be the […]

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Few Downpours, Thunderstorms, Possible Tonight

A cold front over the Eastern Great Lakes this morning will ride eastward through the day today and cross through New England tonight, sweeping offshore first thing Saturday morning. Out ahead of this frontal zone, a return flow of warm and humid air is quickly taking hold of the region, […]

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Sunny and Warm. Less Humid.

A cold front pushed offshore late Wednesday and behind that frontal zone drier air has moved back into New England. Dew point readings peaked near 70F yesterday, creating a very sticky feel to the air. Thankfully, a busy south wind held temperatures in check, helping us avoid a real “Triple […]

Warm and Humid South Wind Over the Region Today

Muggy. Small Chance For a Shower.

A slow-moving cold front is crossing New England today, bringing a lot of clouds and some scattered showers and thunderstorms to the region. Unfortunately, the Cape has thus far missed out on most of that activity, with only a trace to .2″ of rainfall recorded thus far. In addition to […]

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A Break From The Perfect Weather

The Tuesday morning visible satellite image and radar composite showed a fairly expansive area of clouds across the Northeast and some showers scattered about the region. Here on the Cape, our Tuesday has likewise started off gray and muggy as a persistent south wind has pushed dew point readings into […]

Dewpoint Readings On The Rise

Sunshine Continues Today…But Turning More Humid With Time

We’ve enjoyed a long (read: basically all month) stretch of sunny, mild and comfortable weather, featuring lots of days in the middle 70s, low humidity and not much in the way of wind to speak of. That theme continued yesterday as temperatures on Sunday peaked in the middle and upper […]

News and Notes

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Gypsy Moth Caterpillars – Making Summer Look Like Winter

The gypsy moth caterpillar has enjoyed a prolific late spring and early summer across many communities of Southern New England. The Cape is no exception as the area is seeing its worst outbreak in years – perhaps going back to the mid 1980s. Below are some photos of the caterpillars […]

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In Need of Some Rain

While it’s tough to complain when the weather has been as nice as it has been this week, we could actually use a break from the sunshine and “perfect” weather. We are getting to the time of year when the effects of prolonged dry weather start to show themselves in […]

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Less Rain Than We Might Have Hoped For

A few downpours crossed the area Sunday evening and night, but the steadiest and heaviest of the rains bypassed the Cape to the north and south. While Nantucket picked up a 1.79″ of rain, Hyannis saw just .21″ and Chatham .25″. Here are some other totals from the CoCoRaHS network […]

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June on Cape Cod

We’ve made it – June 1st marks the beginning of meteorological summer! Here on Cape Cod, June often feels like the month with the biggest weather transition of the year (though technically that’s April) as we leave our cool Cape Cod spring behind and jump into the warm days of […]

April 27th (L) and May 11th (R). Image Courtesy: SSEC / MODIS

Green-Up From Space

Our recent run of wet weather followed by this week’s sunshine and warmer temperatures have really pushed the spring “green-up” along nicely. Take a look at the changes – as seen from space – over the last 2 weeks.

Updates

Thursday Afternoon Temperatures and Visible Satellite Image

Pleasant Summer Conditions

Temperatures peaked in the upper 70s and lower 80s across most of the Cape today…with all four climate sites – Falmouth, Hyannis, Chatham and Provincetown – recording a high temperature of 81F. Of course some backyard thermometers topped out in the middle 80s and it was a bit cooler right […]

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Few Holes in the Overcast

Low clouds and fog have lifted and thinned out a bit over the course of the morning and the thickest of the mid and high level clouds are west of the area. As a result, there are some holes in the overcast here and there and this will be the […]

Tuesday Evening Dewpoint Readings

Drier Air Building Back Into The Area

A warm southerly flow of air last night and this morning helped push dewpoint readings up through the 50s and into the middle 60s today. As a result, there’s been a noticeably more humid feel to the air today…which has made the day feel quite summery given out lengthy stretch […]

11AM Temperatures

70s to Near 80F

Despite some high clouds dimming the sun at times, temperatures have had no trouble climbing this morning. Readings around the area as of late morning are already near 80F in spots – and that, combined with dewpoint readings in the 40s and low 50s is making for another very pleasant […]

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Clearing Skies

Drier air is working its way into the region this afternoon and more pleasant weather is taking hold. Visible satellite imagery shows mid and high level clouds shifting eastward and as a response sunshine is gradually taking hold of the area. While a humid southwest wind off of Buzzards Bay […]

Inside the Forecast

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Near to Below Normal Temps

Temperatures finally jumped into the 70s and even passed 80F in spots late last week and into the first part of Memorial Day Weekend. In fact, Hyannis officially touched 80F on Thursday the 26th, marking the first time in 2016. While temperatures were cooler on Sunday and Monday, the summer-like […]

Backdoor Front Over the Area Sunday Midday

“Interesting” Weather Day on Sunday

A relatively weak backdoor front is going to move into eastern parts of New England Sunday morning and stall out before lifting back to the north Sunday evening and night. The timing and position of this boundary has been a big forecast question all week as the temperature gradient across […]

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Rain, Wind, Likely Saturday Night Into Sunday

We have two more days of nice weather to go before things go downhill. Friday and most of Saturday should be quite nice around the region with sunshine and mild temperatures – highs nearing 70F Friday afternoon, in fact, and probably getting pretty close to that mark on Saturday as […]

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Keeping An Eye on Saturday’s Weather

While high pressure is locked over the region and providing us with a long period of storm-free weather, there’s always something to keep an eye on from a forecasting standpoint. In this case, the main forecast questions revolve around Saturday’s weather. An offshore storm will wobble westward a bit toward […]

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Strongest Wind Between 8AM-Noon

The wind threat Sunday morning is relatively short-lived as the core of strong winds on the backside of the departing storm rotates quickly through the area between 8AM and noon. As we draw nearer the event, the timing of the wind suggests it might be an hour or two either […]