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Rainy Nor'easter to Come This Week

Does our warm April mean a warm summer? If you look back at the last 25 years, the short answer is – no

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    Tonight: Spotty showers. Lows in the mid 40s.
    Monday: More sunshine south & west, clouds and showers north & east. Highs in the low 50s north, near 70 south.
    Tuesday. Clearing out. Nice day. Highs in the mid 70s.

    (Published Sunday, April 30, 2017)

    Yesterday we talked about the warmth we saw during April. With temperatures climbing above 80° on four separate occasions, it turned out to be the warmest April since 2012! Does our warm April mean a warm summer? If you look back at the last 25 years, the short answer is – no. The only recurring pattern is an above average temperatures during the month of May. Other summer months were varied – some above average, some below average.

    April was also wet! Logan airport received 5.72” of rain (as of this blog) – that’s 2.10” above average. It was the wettest month since October 2016! We also saw a significant improvement in terms of the drought. This was the largest SURPLUS of rain since December 2014! Only 0.01% of the Commonwealth is experiencing drought conditions, three months ago 98% of Massachusetts was under a drought.

    Monday, a warm front will dissect the area. Northern New England will be in the 40s, southern New England will be near 70°! Showers, perhaps a rumble of thunder will be possible – typical weather to start off the month of May.

    Showers and seasonable weather may persist through Thursday. By Friday, the pattern turns a lot more active. We’re expecting a large, late season Nor’easter. Rainfall amounts could reach 1-3”. Winds will also be gusty throughout the day!


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