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Updataed: Tue Sep 23, 2014 02:30AM
8h : Dry and chilly tonight. Lows will bottom out in the middle to upper 30s across the interior, to the 40s elsewhere.
10h : So how dry has it been this month in SNE? Boston & Providence are in their Top 10 driest Septembers.
13h : [140pm] Vineyard & Nantucket ferries report W winds 20-30kt and 3 ft seas with unlimited visibility.
13h : 1 pm temps ranged from 63 in Jaffrey, Keene, & Worcester to 75 in Taunton, Chatham & Hyannis. Fall arrives at 1029 pm tonight!
15h : On This Date in Weather History: Hurricane Esther, Sep 21-22, 1961.
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16h : [1005am] Nantucket ferry reports NW winds 20kt & 4 ft seas, Cuttyhunk ferry on Buzzards Bay reports W winds 15 kt & 2 ft seas.
17h : RT : 24hr precip map for northeast US. Max 1.37 in at Boonville, NY .
20h : Cooler, drier and breeze conditions expected today. Along with some high surf at south coastal beaches:
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Sep 21 : Dense Fog Advisory issued for northeast MA. May need to expand further, please use caution!
Sep 21 : A period of rain tonight in SE New England, then dry weather dominates this week. Dangerous surf/rip currents Mon!
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Sep 21 : Who hit 80 today? Boston/Logan (82), Lawrence & Norwood (81), Bedford & Fitchburg (80) as of 3 pm EDT.
Sep 21 : [145pm] Vineyard & Nantucket ferries report E-SE winds 10-15kt and 2 ft seas. Hazy out there with visibility 6-7 miles.
Sep 21 : Wow. Great find! MT : Photo of the 1938 Hurricane's damage to Knowlton
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Sep 21 : Damage from the 1938 hurricane MT : The roof of Knowlton House blew off the building.
Sep 21 : Thanks! RT : it's cloudy and upper 60s in .
Sep 21 : [1230pm] Radar Update: Sct showers w/brief downpours lifting N. More showers headed for Cape/Islands later this PM.
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Sep 21 : [12 pm] Logan Airport in Boston has reached 80 degrees. So far, Norwood & Boston are the only members of the "80 Club" for SNE obs sites.
Sep 21 : At 11 am, the temperature at Norwood Airport reached 80 degrees. Who else will join the "80 Club" in southern New England this afternoon?
Sep 21 : Remembering the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, which occurred 76 years ago today.
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Sep 21 : [10am] Vineyard ferry reports S winds 10kt & 1 ft seas. Nantucket ferry reports SSE wind 10kt, 2 ft seas, & getting hazy.

Updataed: Tue Sep 23, 2014 02:30AM
8 hours ago: Dry and chilly tonight as winds gradually diminish. Low temps by daybreak Tuesday will be in the middle and upper 30s across Southwest NH and portions of Western MA, to the 40s elsewhere.
10 hours ago: So how dry has it been this month in SNE? Boston & Providence are in their Top 10 driest Septembers.
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15 hours ago: On This Date in Weather History: September 21-22, 1961

Does anyone remember Hurricane Esther? The storm lashed the region with heavy rain and hurricane-force winds as as it looped off the coast of southern New England.

A couple of interesting facts about Esther: It was the first large tropical cyclone to be discovered by satellite imagery (TIROS). It was also one of the first targets of the Navy's cloud seeding program, which eventually gave way to "Project StormFury" which was an attempt to weaken tropical cyclones by seeding them with silver iodide.
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20 hours ago: Cooler, drier and breeze conditions expected today, along with some high surf at south coastal beaches:
Yesterday: Dense Fog Advisory issued for northeast MA. May need to expand further, please use caution! http://1.usa.gov/1obVXdO
Yesterday: A period of rain will affect southeast New England tonight, especially from Newport, RI and Plymouth, MA to Cape Cod and the Islands as low pressure passes east of Nantucket. Dry weather will prevail for the upcoming work week as high pressure builds over New England.

One important note - swells from the low pressure system passing Nantucket tonight will bring dangerously high surf to south coastal beaches Monday where High Surf Advisories have been posted. Viewers of large surf should stay in safe areas well away from possible splash over!

Although the surf will not be as high, there is a moderate risk of rip currents at east facing beaches Monday.
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Yesterday: Midday Radar Update (1235 pm):

Scattered showers, some with brief downpours, will lift north across the region early this afternoon. Meanwhile, a larger area of showers over the ocean south of New England will also head north. These showers will mainly affect Cape Cod and the Islands later this afternoon, but possibly as far north as Newport, RI and Plymouth, MA.
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Yesterday: Remembering the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, which occurred 76 years ago today.
Yesterday: Morning Radar Update (855 am):

Showers with brief downpours will move across parts of interior southern New England this morning. More showers over the ocean will head northwest, and should reach Cape Cod and the Islands this afternoon, most likely after 2 pm.
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Yesterday: Warmer and more humid across the region today.

Some rain possible for some both this morning, and again this evening.

Here's an outlook:
September 20: Here is a list of this morning's chilly temps & mild readings this afternoon. Some locations had a 40 deg temp rise! http://ow.ly/BJhXY
September 20: Much warmer temperatures are expected tonight as moisture increases ahead of a cold front. This will bring a possibility of showers and thunderstorms Sunday morning before the cold front moves through Sunday night.
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September 20: What a recovery in temperatures this afternoon! Norwood, MA has reached 71 degrees as of 2 PM, after a morning low of 28!
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September 20: Cloudy skies across the interior should give way to partial sunshine this afternoon. High temps mainly in the upper 60s to the lower 70s in most locales.
September 20: Nice temp rebound here at the NWS office in Taunton. 36 degrees at 7 AM to 61 degrees at 10 AM. Up a nice 25 degrees in three hours.
September 20: It is still summer, but check out these low temps this am. Norwood-28, Bridgewater-29, Bedford+Marthas Vineyard both-31, New Bedford-33.
September 20: The low temp was a chilly 35 degrees at our office in Taunton, MA early this morning. What was the low temp at your location?
September 20: Despite the chilly start, temps will rebound into the upper 60s to lower 70s by mid to late afternoon.
September 19: The Fall Equinox this year will take place on Monday night at 10:29 pm. The days are trending shorter, the nights longer. Temperatures most days are noticeably colder than they were a month ago.

But there still is some potential for warmth as the air masses move back and forth. Here are some statistics that show how late into the Fall the summer-like weather can occurif the atmosphere co-operates.
September 19: Temperatures below normal today, and another cool night ahead. This may mean patchy frost for some as well:
September 18: A Frost Advisory has been issued for Southwest New Hampshire. The area in the advisory includes these communities:

Keene, Walpole, Jaffrey, Peterborough, Weare, and Milford.

Skies will clear tonight. Temperatures in this part of Southern New Hampshire are expected to reach the low to mid 30s duirng the early morning hours with light wind. Sensitive vegetation may be damaged if exposed to these temperatures.
September 18: Overnight low at the Norwood airport 34, while atop the great Blue Hill 52, (about 5 miles away as the crow flies). Radiation cooling? duh!
September 18: After one more mild day today, a cold front crossing the region will bring colder air into New England tonight and Friday. It may get cold enough in parts of southwest New Hampshire and northwest Massachusetts for a touch of frost.
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September 17: Here is the overnight forecast. Not much change.
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September 17: Pleasant day across Southern New England today, with cooler temperatures returning tonight.
September 16: Rainfall totals today did not do much to help the dryness across much of New England. Here is a closer look.
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September 16: Some showers move across the region today along with a cold front. Just a dampening rain expected at most locations:
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September 15: Mostly clear skies this evening will be followed by an increase in clouds and the chance for showers late tonight into Tuesday.
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September 15: There was an autumnal feel to the air this morning. Here are some morning low temperatures from area airports: Norwood = 34; Bedford = 37; Orange and Springfield = 38; Jaffrey = 35; Nashua = 38 and Keene = 37.
September 15: Hurricane Odile made landfall near Cabo San Lucas at around 1245 AM EDT today. The estimated intensity of 110 kt at landfall ties Odile with Olivia (1967) as the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the satellite era in the state of Baja California Sur.

The hurricane should steadily weaken during the next few days while the circulation and inner-core continue to interact with the Baja California peninsula. Details: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_ep5.shtml?5-daynl#contents
September 15: Some low cloudiness will be scattered about this morningbut most areas should become sunny this afternoon. Highs should reach mid and upper 60sto near 70 in interior southeast MA.