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Updataed: Mon Oct 20, 2014 06:45PM
29m : Lots of entries so far - keep 'em coming! You Make the Call - Rainfall Edition. Enter by 10 pm using .
1h : It's Time For "You Make the Call" - The Rainfall Edition! Enter by 10 pm tonight (Mon) using . Details below.
3h : RT : Starting tomorrow we're removing the Hazardous Weather Outlook product from our national hazards map:
3h : [350pm] Rainy/cooler weather is on the way Tue-Thu, will help alleviate recent dry conditions.
4h : MT , Sept 2014 global temp was above average. Explore the data set in NOAA View:
5h : A cold start! RT : 27 at my house on the mountain in tolland ct this morning
6h : RT : Our radar, KOKX, will be down for maintenance until approx 7pm. Sorry for any inconvenience!
7h : Heading out to lunch? Despite plenty of sun, temps only in 40s/lower 50s. Don't forget the jacket!
7h : Freezing temps last night have ended growing season parts of SNE. Check here for details:
9h : Coldest temp reported from Coop Observers this morning: 27 in Walpole, NH. In 2nd place at 28: Charlton, MA, Hampton & N. Grosvenordale, CT.
10h : Anyone want to venture a guess as to the coldest temp reported by our Co-Op observers this morning? Answer coming up around 930 am!
14h : A chilly start this morning! Temps will warm back into the upper 50s today. Whats the temp at your location?
20h : Thank you all for your reports! They are helping us out greatly!
22h : [9pm] Chilly temps already! 38F in Stafford Springs, CT but on Nantucket its 50F. Whats the temp at your location?
22h : Freeze Warnings & Frost Adv are in place for SNE. Check out how cold it may get tonight:
Oct 19 : Providence RI & Windsor Locks CT record lows for 10/20 are 23 degrees. Worcester record low is 21. Those records should be safe.
Oct 19 : Boston's record low for 10/20 is 32 degrees. Logan Airport should stay well above that, but West Roxbury & Hyde Park could be close.
Oct 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.
Oct 19 : At 1240pm...Boston Pilot Boat Captain reported NW Winds at 20 KT & seas 2 to 3 FT in Broad Sound...4 miles E of Nahant.
Oct 19 : Much cooler today followed by the coldest night of the season. Long duration coastal storm brings rain Tue thru Thu.

Updataed: Mon Oct 20, 2014 06:45PM
about an hour ago: 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!
15 minutes ago: 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!
14 hours ago: A chilly start this morning! Temperatures will warm back into the upper 50s today. What is the temp at your location?
21 hours ago: [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?
Yesterday: Skies will clear tonight, and cold temperatures will move in. Because of this, Frost and Freeze headlines continue in effect.
Yesterday: 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.
Yesterday: At 1240pmBoston Pilot Boat Captain reported NW Winds at 20 KT & seas 2 to 3 FT in Broad Sound4 miles E of Nahant.
Yesterday: 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.
October 14: Another warm day ahead tomorrow with highs in the 70s. If a enough sunshine develops temps may soar into the low 80s inland. Enjoy as a soaking rain is expected late Wed night into Thu evening.
October 14: Attention Surfers - Despite powerful Hurricane Gonzalo tracking well offshore, its large swells will enter the RI & MA waters Friday and into the weekend, yielding large surf. Before then expect building wind waves Thursday as strong onshore winds develop.
October 14: Temperatures will be well above average for both today and tomorrow. In fact there will be a summer like feel in the air, especially since the humidity will be on the rise. Enjoy the temps and dry weather as it looks like rain is heading our way by Thursday.
October 13: Warmer temperatures are on the way, and the humidity will also rise.
October 13: Warming trend with rising humidity through mid week. Here's an outlook: