Articles by Roman Kowch
September 21, 2010
For today, New England will enjoy beautiful weather. Highs should top out near 70°F with a light breeze from the west. These conditions are complements of an area of high pressure moving eastward from the Great Lakes region.
September 7, 2010
An area of high pressure centered to our south in the Atlantic will continue moving eastward. As it does so, southwesterly winds will reach New England, providing a quick surge of warm air for today. Highs will likely reach the mid 80s over the area, but remain below those of last week’s heat wave. Temperatures should cool off somewhat for Wednesday as the next storm system approaches, bringing a weakening low pressure across southern Canada toward Nova Scotia. This system will swing a cold front through the east Coast by Wednesday night. Skies will become cloudy and rain should begin falling on Wednesday as showers, or possibly thunderstorms. The fast moving cold front will give way to cooler temperatures (around 70°F) by Thursday, and allow some showers from the accompanying low pressure to move southward from Canada. Don’t worry, no tropical cyclones in sight for now.
August 27, 2010
No need to worry about rainfall! New England should see sunny skies for the next several days as a large area of high pressure dominates the weather across the northeastern U.S.
May 11, 2010
Below normal temperatures have arrived early this week and will continue for a few days. A strong cold front moved through New England Saturday night, which brought strong northwesterly winds on Sunday. These winds have ushered in much cooler air over the region, bringing low temperatures almost near freezing. The highs have been 5-10°F below normal and not welcoming for warm-weather fans. The good news, however, is that a gradual warm-up is expected and temperatures should reach the upper 60s by the weekend.
April 6, 2010
The first days of April are much more welcoming than many of those cold, wet, windy days of March. Don’t expect new floods to engulf your surroundings later this week. We will continue to dry out from all that rain as unseasonably warm temperatures stream into New England. A high of 77°F was recorded at Logan airport on Sunday, breaking the 1950 record by 2 degrees. A large ridge of high pressure, centered just north of the Bahamas, is responsible for transporting the warm southern air into our neck of the woods. For today, expect warm westerly winds and some partly cloudy skies by evening. There may even be a shower overnight due to a weak impulse approaching from the west.
March 5, 2010
A series of slow moving storms has affected Boston’s weather for the past week. Overcast skies, breezy conditions, and intermittent precipitation have dominated the recent weather. These storms have also caused continuous flooding along the east coast of Massachusetts. The combination of ocean swells and high astronomical tide has put some coastal roads underwater. However, the ocean flooding and dreary weather should end by the start of the weekend. For today, residual precipitation will linger as the nor’easter over the west Atlantic finally begins to depart. In its wake, an area of high pressure will arrive in the northeastern U.S. A pattern of clear skies and warmer temperatures is in store by Saturday and into the middle of next week. This should keep the mythical and meteorological March “lion” under control for now!
February 16, 2010
Boston will experience wintry precipitation today as a storm continues to track northeastward near the East Coast. The associated low pressure center will move towards Boston by this evening and continue toward Nova Scotia thereafter. Although this storm is not expected to be a classic nor’easter, Boston will still experience some gusty winds and mixed precipitation through the day. The metro area should expect anywhere from 2–5 inches of snow by tonight, with higher amounts as you move inland towards New Hampshire and the Worcester area. An easterly wind today will bring warmer air off the ocean, and thus Boston could see light rain mixed with the snow from late morning to mid-afternoon. By evening, snow accumulations should become apparent as ground surfaces cool below freezing.
February 9, 2010
The Mid-Atlantic states are digging out after a historic winter storm this past weekend. Record snowfall totals were common from northern Virginia to eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In these areas, more than 25 inches fell from Friday evening to Saturday afternoon. From the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center’s final Storm Summary, Colesville, MD is at the top of the list with 40 inches! Blizzard conditions were inevitable Friday night between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Transportation stopped and hundreds of thousands lost power as heavy snow and gale-force wind gusts battered these locations. The storm responsible for the havoc has moved off into the Atlantic, giving a break for clean-up efforts.
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November 13, 2009
As you may have noticed, the above average temperatures from early this week have given way to more seasonable temperatures for New England. Highs today will be near 50°F (10°C) with some gusty east winds developing. The winds will result from a departing high pressure centered near Nova Scotia, along with a broad low pressure center located just off the Virginia coast.