Stick A Fork In...
Posted by Pete Bouchard
It was neat to see the prelude to the storm yesterday. The wind-up and the initial phase of the storm were all too familiar: clouds roll in, wind picks up, coastal storm inches closer...
..but this time, the flakes didn't fly. It was as if some swift-moving hand stopped the whole process and shoved the storm out to sea.
That "hand" would be the blocking jetstream that has also been responsible for all the snow for the past two months. Guess it figured we had enough, eh?
Well, like JR, I'm ready to call it a winter. The pattern is relaxing, the temperatures are moderating, and Old Man Winter is hanging up his shovel and coat. Sure, we may still see some flakes and cold, but as far as tracking a nor'easter with my buds JR and Chris? Naaaa. I know what you're thinking though. Last time I said that (in late Jan./early Feb.), we were hammered with feet of snow. But in my defense, the tweet was taken out of context. For the record, I said, "If we don't get a storm in the next couple of weeks, you can stick a fork in winter." Everyone seems to forget the first part.
So what to do? Find the next 80-degree day?
Don't have that in sight.
70? Nope. Nowhere near that either.
How about 60?
Hmm...that I might be able to oblige. There's a chance next Monday!
In the short-term, the air is still cold upstairs. That's what's keeping us from really seeing the temperatures soar. Each afternoon through Friday, we have a shot at a pop-up shower or sprinkle. And yes, if you live at a higher elevation across Worcester County or Southwestern New Hampshire, there could be some wet snowflakes/grauple (partially melted snowflake) or small sleet pellets.
Normal temperatures this time of year are arouind 49 in Boston, and that's just where I'll keep my temperatures into the holiday weekend.