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Updataed: Wed Oct 22, 2014 04:45PM
1h : Seas getting rough outside of Boston Harbor. Boston buoy gust to 37kts with 14 foot seas. Mass Bay/Stellwagen G33 kts and 15 foot seas.
5h : [1140am] Flooding possible in parts of NH, E MA and strong winds for Boston & North Shore.
6h : Thanks for the report! RT : Visibility dropping in fog and drizzle on ACK.
8h : : Highest total thru 8 am was 0.53" (NWS Co-Op observer in Ware, MA). We'll post the winner Thu AM after adding Day 2 totals!
10h : Heavy rain, some thunder, gusty winds and even possibly minor coastal flooding possible this evening into Thu:
23h : If anyone is out in the Ware, Palmer and Warren areas and have heavy rainfall, please let us know. Thanks.
23h : Flash Flood Warning including Ware MA, Palmer MA, Wilbraham MA until 9:00 PM EDT
24h : While a few showers linger in some locations, some late day sunshine broke out in many others today! Check this out:
Oct 21 : Band of showers may bring brief, heavy downpours along Rt. 495 fm Westford to Lawrence for evening commute.
Oct 21 : Rain showers, some briefly heavy, will move acrs eastern Mass. through the aftn. Check out the details:
Oct 21 : Patchy brief downpours developing acrs & outer Cape Cod this aftn. Otherwise spotty showers acrs remainder of region.
Oct 21 : The entries for last night's "You Make The Call" are in. We'll post the winner Thursday morning.
Oct 21 : Heavy rain clips Nantucket this morning, while most areas will be dry until sct. showers develop this afternoon.
Oct 21 : Cloudy and showery conditions begin today and continue through much of the week. Some heavy rain possible at times:
Oct 20 : Not nearly as cold tonight as last night. In fact temps will be holding nearly steady & run a bit warmer than normal.
Oct 20 : Lots of entries so far - keep 'em coming! You Make the Call - Rainfall Edition. Enter by 10 pm using .
Oct 20 : It's Time For "You Make the Call" - The Rainfall Edition! Enter by 10 pm tonight (Mon) using . Details below.
Oct 20 : RT : Starting tomorrow we're removing the Hazardous Weather Outlook product from our national hazards map:
Oct 20 : [350pm] Rainy/cooler weather is on the way Tue-Thu, will help alleviate recent dry conditions.
Oct 20 : MT , Sept 2014 global temp was above average. Explore the data set in NOAA View:

Updataed: Wed Oct 22, 2014 04:46PM
about an hour ago: Seas getting rough outside of Boston Harbor. Boston buoy gust to 37kts with 14 foot seas. Mass Bay/Stellwagen G33 kts and 15 foot seas.
5 hours ago: 1140 am Update:

We have expanded the Flood Watch to include southern sections of Bristol and Plymouth Counties. The Watch now covers parts of southern NH and much of eastern MA for the potential of significant urban flooding, primarily from later this afternoon through early Thursday morning. Some small streams may also flood.

Strong winds of 30 to 40 mph, with a few gusts to 50 mph, are expected from Boston into northeast MA where a Wind Advisory has been issued. The strongest winds should occur tonight, especially along the coast (including Cape Ann). The strong winds and rough seas may lead to minor coastal erosion as well.
7 hours ago: For those who entered our "You Make the Call" contest, the highest rainfall total so far is 0.53" from the NWS Co-Op observer in Ware, MA.

Much more rain is on the way tonight, so we'll add up the two day totals and post the winner Thursday morning. Stay tuned!
10 hours ago: Heavy rain and some thunder, along with gusty winds and even possibly some minor coastal flooding all possible tonight into Thursday.

Pass along to family and friends!

Here's an outlook:
22 hours ago: Flash Flood Warning including Ware MA, Palmer MA, Wilbraham MA until 9:00 PM EDT
23 hours ago: While a few showers linger across NE Mass as well as from southern Conn. southward, many other areas across southern New England saw dry conditions with some late day sunshine! Here are the details:
Yesterday: As the band of showers weaken as they move across the Greater Boston area, noting a couple more bands of showers developing across north central and northeastern Mass late this afternoon. There may be some brief, heavy downpours near the Route 495 belt between Westford and Lawrence during the evening commute.
Yesterday: A band of showers, some of which may be briefly heavy, will move north across the remainder of eastern Massachusetts through the remainder of the afternoon. Check out the latest:
Yesterday: Patchy brief heavy downpours have been developing around midday across southeastern Massachusetts and outer Cape Cod. NWS Taunton has received 0.37 inches of rain so far since 7 AM. These look to continue off and on through the remainder of the day. Elsewhere, only brief light showers can be expected.
Yesterday: The entries for our latest "You Make the Call" contest are in. We'll post the results Thursday morning, once we've had a chance to find the highest 2-day rainfall total!
Yesterday: Band of heavy rain clips Nantucket this morning. Most other areas will be dry this morning, other than a brief spot shower or two. Scattered hit and miss showers will become more prevalent this afternoon, but a washout is not expected.
Yesterday: The cloudy and showery conditions begin today. Heavier rain possible Wednesday night into Thursday:
October 20: Not nearly as cold tonight as last night. In fact temperatures will be holding nearly steady overnight & will run a few degrees warmer than normal!
October 20: Some much needed rainfall is on the way,

A slow-moving low pressure system off the coast will bring periods of rain to much of the Northeast beginning Tuesday and lasting through at least Thursday. Much of southern New England should see between 1 and 2 inches of rain over the 3 day period, with higher amounts (up to 3 inches) along the coast of Maine.

On Tuesday, some locations in the Providence to Boston corridor could receive as much as 2 to 3 inches of rain in a short time. A few thunderstorms are also possible across the region.

So what does all this mean? Expect rainy and cool weather for much of the week. Since it has been dry recently, rivers and stream flows are currently low, so they are expected to remain within their banks. The rainfall will certainly help put a dent in our precipitation deficit!
October 20: Yes, it's time for another "You Make the Call" - The Rainfall Edition!

We want you to give us the highest 2-day rainfall amount that will be reported from CT, MA, or RI between 8 am Tuesday 10/21 and 8 am Thursday 10/23.

Just give us your guess to the nearest 0.01 inch. No need to provide the location! We'll comb through reports from airport stations, NWS Co-Op stations, and CoCoRaHS observers to find the greatest 2-day rainfall total.

Comment on this post to enter your guess (one per customer, please!) The deadline is 10 pm tonight (Monday). We'll list the winners on Thursday. Good luck!
October 20: A chilly start this morning! Temperatures will warm back into the upper 50s today. What is the temp at your location?
October 19: [9pm] Chilly temperatures already across the region. It is 38F in Stafford Springs, CT! However on Nantucket it's 50F. Whats the temp at your location?
October 19: Skies will clear tonight, and cold temperatures will move in. Because of this, Frost and Freeze headlines continue in effect.
October 19: At 130pm, Ferry Capt on Nantucket Sound reported WNW wind 25-30 KT & seas 3-5 FT. On Vineyard Sound, winds were NNW 10-15 KT & seas 1-2 FT.
October 19: At 1240pmBoston Pilot Boat Captain reported NW Winds at 20 KT & seas 2 to 3 FT in Broad Sound4 miles E of Nahant.
October 19: Much cooler today followed by the coldest night of the season. Freeze warnings and frost advisories are in effect tonight where growing season is still active. A long duration coastal storm brings rain Tuesday through Thursday.
October 18: 20 degs colder Sunday with highs only in the low 50s & a brisk Northwest wind will make it feel like in the 40s! Not as cool Mon, then periods of heavy rain and strong wind Tue thru Fri of next week.
October 18: A broken line of showers in Worcester county #MA into Eastern #CT along with a cluster just southeast of Boston are weakening & moving east.
October 18: A few showers are moving across Southern New England. Here's the view as of shortly after 415 pm. Expect showers to affect Worcester around 515 pm and Boston-Providence after 615 pm.
October 18: One more mild day today with scattered showers developing in the interior. Much cooler weather arrives on Sunday.
October 17: If you didn't get a chance to enjoy today's mild temps Sat is your last chance with highs around 70. Chilly and brisk Sunday followed by a tranquil day Monday with lots of sunshine and light winds offsetting cool temps in the 50s. Then stormy weather is likely Tue thru Fri with a wind swept rain.
October 17: Min temperatures tonight will be about 10 degrees above normal. Still dry. Scattered showers possible Saturday. Please visit us at for more forecast details where you are.
October 17: Our office participated in the 4th annual NWS National Week of Service earlier this month. This year, we chose to adopt a local elementary school.
October 17: Warm temperatures will continue today and Saturday. An approaching cold front may bring a few showers Sat and Sat night, then much cooler weather follows on Sunday.
October 16: Check out the rainfall totals across southern New England for today:
October 16: Flash Flood cancelled for most of southern New England. More rain possible across southeast MA later tonight, just not as heavy. Heavier rainfall is still possible across outer Cape Cod and Nantucket.
How much rain did you get today?
October 16: New daily record rainfall set in Worcester today. Details at
October 16: The flash flood warning for Hillsborough county expired at 5 pm. Heaviest rain is now off to the east.
October 16: New flood advisory for portions of RI and eastern MA.
October 16:
October 16: Be prepared for heavy rainfall during the evening rush in the Boston metro area. Poor visibility and some flooded roads are likely.
October 16: Flood watch expanded into Hillsborough county NH through this evening. Flood advisories continue across parts of central MA and NH. What impacts from the rainfall have you seen so far today where you are?
October 16: We are also looking for rainfall and flood reports from Tolland and Windham counties in CT, as well as western Rhode Island.
October 16: We're looking for rainfall totals and any flood impacts in Worcester county MA. Will you please help?
October 16: Flood watch issued for portions of southern New England through this evening. Flood advisories issued as well. Visit us at for the latest details.
October 16: NOAA just issued its Winter Outlook.
Winter is coming! To help you prepare for what’s most likely in store, scientists at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released the U.S. Winter Outlook today. Help us create a Weather-Ready Nation — check out the Dec.-Feb. forecast for your area and begin preparing today

NOAA’s Winter Outlook:

Winter weather preparedness info:

NOAA also updated the U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook this morning, showing scattered drought improvements across the Southern Plains and Southwest, and southern & northwestern California. Details
October 16: Line of heavy rain in central MA and NW CT will continue to move northward through the morning and into the afternoon. More widespread rainfall to come later today as rain moves N from Long Island and points south.
October 16: Heading out today? Grab the rain gear as a good soaking rain is moving into New England this morning. Anticipate the rain to end from west to east and move offshore by midnight. Details here:
October 16: A good slug of rain is moving across Western MA and CT. Use caution if travelling this morning as visibilities will be reduced and the rain may cause localized urban and street flooding.
October 15: With temperatures not falling much overnight tonight, we may set record warm minimum readings at some of our climate locations.

Here are the record high minimum readings for October 16:
Boston 67 degrees in 1897, Providence 62/1943, Bradley/Windsor Locks 63/1943 and Worcester 59/1956.
October 15: A soaking rain is on the way Thu for CT, RI & MA as a tropical plume of moisture moves up the Eastern Seaboard. Highway/street flooding is the main concern with 1-2" of rainfall likely along with storm drains becoming clogged with leaves. There is a low risk of higher amounts of 3-4" if heavy showers/isolated thunderstorms continuously move across the same area. Good news - the rainfall is needed and River/stream flooding is not expected given the extremely low river/stream levels and flows.
October 15: Let's add Beverly & Lawrence #MA to the 80 degree club today. Anyone else? Let us know.
October 15: 80 degree club in Oct? Sure! Here are 2 pm temps: Boston & Norwood 81, Fitchburg #MA & NWS Taunton 80! Meanwhile it's 79 at Orlando, FL.
October 15: Attention Boaters & Surfers - So what's the latest on Hurricane Gonzalo? Category 4, Wind 130 mph & moving NW 12 mph.
October 15: Today: Summer-like feel will continue today as temperatures warm into the mid to upper 70s. A few spots may reach up to 80F if clouds break up enough this afternoon. Enjoy!

Tomorrow: Mild temperatures will continue tomorrow, however it will be accompanied with showers and isolated thunderstorms. Anticipate widespread 1-2 inches of rainfall with locally higher amounts of 3+ inches possible.