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Updataed: Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:30PM
3h : Wicked dry! Morning Chatham sounding had 0.65" total atmos column water (pwat); < 25th percentile, nearly -2SD
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5h : Another high impact storm occurred in New England August 19-20, Tropical Storm Diane in 1955:
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6h : Watch out for patchy dense fog across portions of SE MA and coastal RI. This fog will dissipate quickly after sunrise for most locations.
18h : RT : View from a morning stroll on the Bright Angel Trail .
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21h : A bit warmer tomorrow with temps in line with seasonable normals. Dry weather continues.
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Aug 19 : After a cool start, temps have recovered into the upper 60s/lower 70s at 11 am. Expected highs 75-80, cooler coast.
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Aug 19 : It's been a cool Aug in New Eng. Temps are averaging 2 to 4 degrees below normal, but even cooler in the mid atlc.
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Aug 19 : 23 years ago today, Hurricane Bob made landfall in Rhode Island.
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Aug 19 : Seasonable temps, low humidity, mostly sunny ... pretty awesome weather for mid-August, wouldn't you agree?
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Aug 19 : High although pulling east, is likely to define the weather through the week:
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Aug 18 : Fast fact: Worcester hasn't hit 90 yet this year. The last time there were no 90 degree days in Worcester was 2009.
Aug 18 : High pressure will allow for clear skies tonight. Overnight lows will be a few degrees below normal.
Aug 18 : Temps at noon- Boston 73 degrees F, Hartford 74, Providence 74 and Worcester 68. Temps rise a few more degrees this pm, slightly blo normal.
Aug 18 : The last year Boston did not have an official heat wave of at least three days in a row of 90 or warmer was 2005.
Aug 18 : Hurry quick, you have till 12 pm Tuesday to get us your photos.
Aug 18 : Have Facebook? Head on over to our FB page where we're hosting a photo contest.
Aug 18 : Not surprising temps are running about 2 degs cooler than normal so far this month. Any signs of warmer weather?
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Aug 17 : Highs today: Boston 81, Providence & Windsor Locks 80, Worcester 74.
Aug 17 : Sunshine, near average temps to start the work week.
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Aug 17 : [335 pm] Radar Update: Showers to exit Cape Cod & Islands.
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Updataed: Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:30PM
6 minutes ago:
2 hours ago: Wicked dry! Morning Chatham MA sounding released at 12z had 0.65" total atmospherhic column water (precipitable water), well below the 25th percentile, and nearly -2 standard deviations below normal. And it's mid-August?
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5 hours ago: The period of August 19-20th is also the anniversary of another high impact tropical system for Southern New England, Tropical Storm Diane in 1955:
20 hours ago: High pressure will continue to provide sunshine and dry weather into Wednesday. Temps will be a few degrees warmer and close to seasonable normals.
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Yesterday: BE SURE TO CLICK ON THE ALBUM LINK TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS. THERE'S 32 IN ALL.

It's time to vote!

So here's the process:

- Choose your favorite photos (you can choose more than one) by clicking the "like" button on the individual photo (not the album)
- Votes will be culminated by "liking" the photo (1 "like" equals 1 vote)

The contest will conclude by 12 pm Wednesday, August 20th, whereby the winning photo (the one with the most "likes") will become our Facebook and Twitter cover photo.

Best of luck to all our entries!
Yesterday: 23 years ago today, Hurricane Bob made landfall in Rhode Island,
Yesterday: Seasonable temperatures anticipated today under mostly sunny conditions. Normal highs for this time of year are in the upper-70s to low-80s, so we're only about a couple of degrees below-normal. With low humidity in place beneath the influence of high pressure, this is pretty awesome weather for mid-August, wouldn't you agree?
Yesterday: High pressure will be the dominant factor in our weather for much of the week. While there is some uncertainty by the weekend, mainly dry weather is expected.
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August 18: High pressure will allow for clear skies tonight. Overnight lows will be a few degrees below normal.
August 18: The last year Boston did not have an official heat wave of at least three days in a row of 90 or warmer was 2005.
August 18: A week of quiet weather provides the opportunity to host a photo contest to replace both our Facebook and Twitter Cover photo!

So here's the process:

- Submit a photo by 12 pm Tuesday, August 19th
- One entry per person, please, open to all ages
- Submitted photos should be:

* From New England
* Weather/sky related
* And related to the season (summer / autumn)

- Landscape photos are preferred with no recognizable persons
- Provide the date, time, and location of the photo, if at all possible
- Photos must be your own
- By submitting an entry, you agree to the rules of the contest

After all photos are gathered by 12 pm Tuesday, August 19th, we'll do the following:

- Gather photos in a photo album for everyone to judge and vote on
- We'll post a link to the photo album right on our Facebook page
- Votes will be culminated by "liking" the photo (1 "like" equals 1 vote)

The contest will conclude by 12 pm Wednesday, August 20th, whereby the winning photo (the one with the most "likes") will become our Facebook and Twitter cover photo.

Get your photos to us by either:

- Submitting them in the comments below
- Messaging us by clicking the "message" button to the lower-right of the present cover photo

Good luck!
August 18: Not surprising temps are running about 2 degs cooler than normal so far this month. Any signs of warmer weather? The large scale jet stream pattern (teleconnections) suggest warmer temperatures are possible later this month.
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August 17: What Does The Weather Have in Store This Week?

Monday and Tuesday will feature plenty of sunshine as high pressure dominates our weather, along with average temperatures. Highs will top out in the 70s and lower 80s both days, as seen below.

It should then turn unsettled, with at least scattered showers and thunderstorms later Wednesday through Friday. Stay tuned for updated forecasts this week which will better pinpoint when it is most likely to be wet!

For those looking ahead to next weekend, right now we expect a return to dry weather and temperatures slightly below average for late August - highs in the 70s.
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August 17: 340 pm Radar Update:

The last of the showers will exit Cape Cod and the Islands late this afternoon. Elsewhere, it will remain dry.
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August 17: 210 pm Radar Update:

A few showers are heading toward Cape Cod & the Islands, but won't last long.
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August 17: A few showers are moving across the region this morning. Otherwise expect a mix of sun and clouds for today. There is an isolated chance for a pop-up thunderstorm.
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August 17: In case you missed it, check out the significant weather events that occurred in July.
August 16: Scattered showers expected to develop late tonight. Isolated thunderstorms are possible Sunday. Temperatures will be close to seasonable normals.
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August 16: Today is the pick of the weekend as there is a chance for some morning showers tomorrow. Go out and enjoy the day!
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August 15: While it got to a high of 76° at the Taunton, WFO, it only reached a high of 65° for Worcester, MA, roughly 10-15° below normal for this time of year. A normal high of 65° is not expected for Worcester until September 27th - 29th. Happy August 15th!

But temperatures are anticipated to be warmer for Saturday with more sunshine expected. Highs should warm closer to normal and more seasonable for mid-August with readings of around the mid- to upper-70s.
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August 15:
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August 15: A quick top-10 summary of LEAST annual 90° days for various locations in Southern New England. Only Boston and Worcester, MA remain within the top-10 for 2014.

Meteorological Summer (JJA), which ends midnight on September 1st, has been for the most part around average with regards to temperature.
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August 15: Flashback Friday: Did you know on this date in 1787 was the first tornado outbreak recorded in the U.S. and it occurred right here in Southern New England?
August 15: Aside from a few isolated showers this morning, expect a dry weather day. A risk of an isolated shower is possible north of Route 2 late this afternoon. Otherwise expect temperatures below average for today.

Poll:
Have you prefered this cool, comfortable August so far? Or do you want the hot dog days of summer to return?
August 15: A couple of t-storms developing this AM. The first one is moving offshore, while the second one is over Bridgewater, MA. Gusty winds may accompany this storm.
August 14: What are we doing on this quiet weather day? Training!

In the photo below, Senior Forecaster Hayden Frank (right) is providing radar training to Hydrometeorological Technician Bill Simpson (left).

They are reviewing some past severe weather cases and installing new color curves which help us better identify severe weather signatures. Hayden is our Severe Weather Program Leader and always finds time to review the latest warning techniques with our staff. Thanks Hayden!
August 14: Today's highlights: Highs 5-10° below-normal; lower humidity across the region; should dry out from yesterdays deluge
August 14: Please Share: Heads up beachgoers, rough surf today will lead to a moderate risk of rip currents across ocean facing beaches. Use caution when entering the water and swim at beaches with lifeguards.
"When in doubt, don't go out"
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August 14: A 2.7M Earthquake occurred at 3:09 am near Deep River Center, CT this morning. Did you feel it? Let the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) know: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000s2jx#summary
August 13: So how much rain fell today? Here is a snapshot from our Dual Pol radar. Heaviest amounts in CT & RI. Impressive!
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August 13: Rain is coming to an end across much of the area. Use caution when driving at night as flooded roads can be difficult to see. Turn around, don't drown.
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August 13: 530 pm Update:

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for the Merrimack Valley!

A band of heavy rain, producing 1 to 2 inches of rainfall in a short time, was located over central Massachusetts and is heading into the Merrimack Valley of New Hampshire and northeast Massachusetts.

Remember, avoid driving through flooded roads, even if the water looks shallow. There have been many reports of cars stranded in flood waters today, from drivers who were surprised at how deep the water was!
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August 13: 4 pm Update:

A band of heavy rain, producing 1 to 2 inches of rainfall in a short time, was located over central Massachusetts and is heading for the Merrimack Valley of New Hampshire and northeast Massachusetts.

Stay tuned for possible Flash Flood Warnings if you're in those areas. Remember, avoid driving through flooded roads, even if the water looks shallow. There have been many reports of cars stranded in flood waters today, from drivers who were surprised at how deep the water was!

The severe weather threat is minimal, aside from the possibility of an isolated waterspout on the coastal waters well south of Nantucket.
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August 13: 225 pm Update:

Flash flooding of urban areas was occurring in parts of Greenfield, Agawam, and Springfield as a band of heavy rain moved through western Massachusetts. Rainfall of 2 to 3 inches in a short time is expected to produce rapid flooding of other urban areas and small streams.

Remember to avoid flooded roads when driving! The water is usually deeper than you think it is.

The heavy rain and threat of flash flooding may shift into central Massachusetts and southwest New Hampshire by late afternoon. If you're in those areas, remain alert and stay tuned for possible Flash Flood Warnings!
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August 13: 1230 pm Radar Update:

The steadiest rain was heading into central New England, but was still producing as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain in a short time. Drivers still need to be alert for flooded roads - and don't try to cross them!

Showers were beginning to develop over the coastal waters south of New England, and some of these may grow into thunderstorms this afternoon. Conditions remain favorable for an isolated waterspout.
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August 13: Please Share this important information on flooding:

We're seeing several roads closed due to flooding in Rhode Island, especially in Cranston and Warwick. Remember to avoid driving through flooded areas! The water is usually deeper than you think and your vehicle could easily become stranded.

Make the smart choice - "Turn Around, Don't Drown!"
August 13: 1040 am Radar Update:

Heavy rain was lifting north across the region, from the Berkshires into Rhode Island where rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour were occurring. Remember to avoid flooded roads, even if the water appears to be shallow!

South of New England, breaks of sun were developing over the coastal waters. This will help fuel showers and thunderstorms through this afternoon. Conditions are favorable for an isolated waterspout.
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August 13: 9 am Radar Update:

Heavy rain producing amounts of 1-2" per hour were moving through eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island, and central Massachusetts.

Flash Flood Warnings are in effect in the green boxes, including parts of eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island, mainly for significant urban flooding of roads and underpasses.

The heavy rain will continue heading northeast, and will affect much of eastern Massachusetts by late morning. Rain should taper off farther to the west, but additional showers and possible thunderstorms should develop by early afternoon.
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August 13: 720 am Radar Update:

Heavy rainfall will be heading into southern New England during the morning commute. Allow extra travel time and remember to avoid flooded roads!

Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are expected across much of the area today, with as much as 3 to 5 inches in some locations. That's not quite as much as what fell on Long Island early this morning - Islip reported 12.21 inches of rain up to 7 am which has caused significant flooding of streets and highways!
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August 13: 445 AM Radar update: Heavy rainfall will move into the region this morning. OVerall expect widespread 1-2 inches with isolated 3-5 inches of rainfall especially in any thunderstorms. In fact look at the totals that have occurred across NJ this morning!
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