So Close, Yet So Far
Posted by Pete Bouchard
We've run the emotional gamut today: from anticipation of the arrest of Public Enemy Number One, to the disappointment of learning he was still just a face on a security camera. While it's a step forward, there's still a lot of work to be done. Nonetheless, our unity and resolve has never been more apparent. And the hashtag "#bostonstrong" on Twitter is pretty darn inspiring. Like many, I'm proud to call this place home.
And who isn't after such a lovely day? Mid 60s, full (equivalent to the mid-August) sun, and a mild breeze. We're getting closer to the warm season, and today reinforced the hopes of summer.
But we still have a ways to go. I'm seeing more milestones in the days ahead - namely another 70+ day on Friday - but I also see some raw, wet days. Here's were we have to tread lightly. With the pattern evolving next week, the gloomy days are going to eat into our summer dreams. I'm concerned that the Tuesday-Friday timeframe will be significantly wet - with the potential for inches of rain. (Wednesday may be the only day to dry out.) This detour from our semi-dry pattern is significant because it could signal the start of a long wet period...or not. These are the first signs of this long-term wet pattern, so it's hard to discern where we go in the longer (10+ day trend). With a lot of cool air around and a fairly active pattern, long-term wetness is a serious consideration. Past springs have seen us get pinned down into weeks-long wet spells with moderate/major flooding at the drop of a hat. This one could be no different.
Our radar is on.