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Northeast area glad June is over

By: NEwxguy, 4:44 PM GMT on June 30, 2009

Well,its the last day of June and little has changed. Here in eastern mass. still low clouds,very foggy early. Some chance of seeing some sun later this afternoon.Looking at my data I kept for this month some pretty amazing stats which I will list tomorrow,but its been below normal temps,above normal precip,although in my area not exceptional,but parts of New England were far above normal precip.Over half the days in June were cloudy or mostly cloudy,80 degrees was reached 4 times and not high 80's either.
So the question is,what does July hold for us.Don't see any drastic change in the pattern,although the holiday weekend looks warmer,but not above normal.This may be the year without real summer in the northeast.


more rain

By: NEwxguy, 1:12 PM GMT on June 29, 2009

Woke up this morning to more rain.As June comes to to the end,it was the month without any signs of summer,so far counting today,I have 10 completely cloudy days without any sun,although the amount or rain in my area has not been outrageous,there have been 14 days with measurable precip.
Looking into the future,still no summer heat,but by the holiday weekend we should see things improve at least to normal levels,but with the weather pattern we are in,nothing written in stone.
Thanks to all for the best wishes for my Dad,he continues to hang on,but its really a day to day thing,I hope he doesn't linger long.


Northeast Storms

By: NEwxguy, 1:55 PM GMT on June 26, 2009

Sorry,no Michael Jackson talk here,but more interested in the the storms forecast to hit this afternoon. First in Western NE and marching eastward.This could be a big event,
lots of instability available,some pretty good wind shear aloft and as the front and trough approach that should be the trigger. Saw some mention of slight chance of a tornado,but at this point doesn't look very likely,will have to wait and see how things develope.
Also tomorrow looks to get pretty active too.We continue to have a series of troughs setting up over the NE,and with a block out in the Atlantic,doesn't look like things are going to change any time soon.


weather change "sort of"

By: NEwxguy, 1:28 PM GMT on June 25, 2009

Well,today we should see this weather lift(((slowly))).
The change will come quicker away from the coast,near the coast its going to take most of the day.
What lies ahead? A little warmer,a little drier,but the troughiness is still going to be around. So expect some dry weather,some wet weather and some sun for the forseeable future. If you want true summer weather,you ain't getting it in these parts.
Expect daily Thunder,some days will be more severe then others,depending on how much sun we see,more likely away from the coast,but at this point I'll take any improvement.

Updated: 1:34 PM GMT on June 25, 2009


one last day!!!

By: NEwxguy, 1:13 PM GMT on June 24, 2009

So what can I say about today,that I haven't already said the past four days. Nothing,except,this should be the last as the low weakens and slowly moves up into the maritimes.
The change will be slower along the coast line,but inland should see a marked improvement tomorrow. Then we will watch Friday possible heavy to severe storms. The weekend I'm still undecided,getting mixed messages,but still will be better than what we have now.


northeast weather is like Groundhog day the movie

By: NEwxguy, 1:40 PM GMT on June 23, 2009

Not much to say about the weather in the northeast. Weather today is a mirror image of the previous days.
But there is a light at the end of the tunnel.Sun predicted for Thursday and the weekend looks good.Hey we might even get out the summer clothes,but I'm getting ahead of myself.


Nor'easter in June

By: NEwxguy, 2:59 PM GMT on June 22, 2009

The Low continues to effect our area,especially near the coast.Should start to see improvement toward end of week,but still uncertainty for the weekend. Another front is coming through Thursday night and Friday,and models are split on whether this front keeps on moving through or hangs up like all the other fronts.My feeling is things are starting to move,so this front should keep moving,but not a lot of confidence.
As far as storm damage,although the winds were strong in the east,still not exceptional,but some trees did come down,but probably due to weaknesses.All in all other then cancelling a lot of BBQ's this weekend,this storm has not been that bad.


Dismal June in the Northeast

By: NEwxguy, 5:31 PM GMT on June 19, 2009

Ok,haven't done a blog in a while,but thought I'd put one in today.As blogs go this is a pretty tame one,basically deals with the weather in New England,which so far this June is nothing to rave about.
Dismal probably is a good word to discribe this month so far.
1. Averaging about 5 deg below normal.
2. 35% of possible sunshine this month.
3. Although not record breaking precipation,almost 2 inches above normal, and some parts of New England are 3 or 4 inches above normal.
Most Junes hit 90 at least a couple of times by now,we haven't hit 80 more than a couple of times.

The reason why is the jet stream.The block in the upper atmosphere has kept the jet stream just south of New England and thus any front that comes through stalls,and along this front move a series of low pressure systems.And this weekend it looks like the next low pressure is going to sit of the coast and wander around until it finally weakens.Due to this fact,there will be a constant fetch of the ocean keeping us cool and dam throught most of next week.
Once this system moves off,I think the pattern across the country is going to change into a more typical summer pattern,or maybe thats just wishful thinking.
Anyway I've gotten rid of my vegetable garden and started a mushroom garden and this should do well.


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