Winter Winds

Let’s start with the good news… I don’t have any snow in the 7 day forecast.  For those keeping track, Boston now has 110.3″ of snow this winter, and Blue Hill Observatory has 145.8″!  Blue Hill now has it’s snowiest winter on record too.  Records that go back 130 years.

Ok, with that said, winter’s grip is still wrapped around New England as northwesterly winds are ushering in the next round of chilly air.  As winds gust 30-40mph through the day, temps hold near 30 degrees and wind chill values are driven down into the teens.  We will have sunshine through the day, and that’ll allow a little snow melt to continue where the sun beats down on the snowpack, but the snow melt the next few days will be slow with plenty of refreeze overnight. 

I do expect a lot of sunshine through Tuesday and as high pressure builds in and over us, the winds slowly slacken.  Wind gusts tomorrow are around 25mph vs the 35mph gusts today and by Tuesday, winds will be light.

Wednesday turns milder, in the mid 40s, as clouds increase and a passing shower is possible toward day’s end.  A better chance for rain comes Thursday, and it comes with temperatures well into the 50s.  Wednesday-Friday, we’ll melt quite a bit more snow as more and more patches of lawn start to show by next weekend.  Don’t expect many green shoots though.  Temps fall back to the colder side Friday – next weekend with highs in the 30s and 40s and lows into the teens and 20s.

Have a great Sunday!