Out With the (C)old?

What a morning! Runny noses, frozen teardrops, grimacing faces…

…and tons of arctic sea smoke:

From Beverly Harbor (@Liam_Ahern)

To Ogunquit, ME. (@BeachmereInn)

A virtual steam bath! This happens because the water is so much “warmer” (at 38-42 deg.) than the air, so heat and moisture literally waft up off the surface of the ocean. Much like what happens when you draw a hot bath. (One more in the pics to the right. Courtesy Christine Bostek in White Horse Beach.)

Onward and upward, right? Right. Temperatures actually rise through the late night and into the morning. Sounds odd, but with the next weather system moving in, the southwest winds are driving out the arctic air. By morning, we’ll find ourselves with temps in the upper 20s – and low 30s across SE Mass. from Plymouth to Hyannis!

Winds are the big issue tomorrow. Although the air temperatures will warm to near freezing, the wind will make it feel colder AND it will howl. High Wind Warning is up for the Cape/Islands for gusts around 60 mph mainly in the morning. Elsewhere, gusts could approach 40-50mph. Winds will back off a little in the afternoon, but they certainly won’t be quiet.

We go sailing into the weekend with a cold shot of air on Saturday and some moderation on Sunday. Sun continues to shine until early next week when we are brushed by a weak weather system.

Arctic air is so this morning.

Pete