Sunday March 19 2023 Forecast (7:49AM)

DAYS 1-5 (MARCH 19-23)

On this final full day of winter, it will feel like it – blustery and cold with a strong pressure gradient providing plenty of wind, and cold air aloft triggering some fair weather clouds that will scoot across the sky once they develop with the sun’s heating. As the temperature only manages to top out near 40, spending most of the day in the 30s, the wind chill will be in the 20s, so you’re going to need the extra jacket and probably hat and gloves if you are spending any amount of time outside today. But this is short-lived. Spring arrives tomorrow (Vernal Equinox 5:24 p.m.), and it will be the start of a warm-up that will take us into midweek, though peaking Tuesday. Gusty breezes will still be around Monday but we’ll add about 10 degrees to the high temp, add another 5 Tuesday with a milder westerly breeze at lots of sunshine, then take about 5 degrees off Wednesday’s high temp in general due to a southerly wind off cooler water to our south, and more clouds. So a nice start to the spring season as we head into midweek. Thursday, however marks the start of our next unsettled period of weather. In fact as early as Wednesday night there may be some showers around, and a frontal boundary and low pressure wave keeps clouds and a rain threat in place for Thursday. While it may not rain all of the time, the cloudiness and cooler temperatures will make it less pleasant that the days preceding it. Will fine-tune that Thursday forecast as we get closer to the day.

TODAY: Sunny start, then a sun/cloud mix. Highs 36-43. Wind NW-W 15-25 MPH, gusts 30-40 MPH.

TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows 18-25. Wind W 10-20 MPH with higher gusts, diminishing.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 42-49. Wind W 10-20 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows 32-39. Wind W up to 10 MPH.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 50-57. Wind W 5-15 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 38-45. Wind S up to 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 47-54, coolest South Coast. Wind S 5-15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40-47. Wind S 5-15 MPH.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 45-52. Wind SE 5-15 MPH.

DAYS 6-10 (MARCH 24-28)

Unsettled weather several days during this period with a string of low pressure areas passing by. Rain favored, but mix/snow not out of the question. Temperature trend cooler.

DAYS 11-15 (MARCH 29 – APRIL 2)

A somewhat active pattern with a couple of precipitation threats and near to below normal temperatures during this period.

52 thoughts on “Sunday March 19 2023 Forecast (7:49AM)”

  1. When I walked out the door this morning just after 6:00 there was a very faint hint of light in the eastern sky. We’re getting there but still several weeks away from real morning brightness.

    STUPID DST!!! 👿

  2. A bit chillier today. Currently at 37 here in JP.
    Why didn’t we have this air mass in place for the storm last week????

      1. You do notice that both those models bring the rain/snow line into Boston and the coastline, right? 😉

        I for one am not going to be “fooled” again. :mrgreen:

        1. i DON’T EXPECT SNOW, Just saying it’s long way off
          and snow this time of the year is NOT off the table. 🙂

          1. Snow has pretty much been OFF the table here in Boston since this winter season started. I’ve only worn my snow boots once and that was during our big pi day RAIN event. :mrgreen:

  3. The way the clocks are now should be the way the clocks stay. Rather have more light when I get home when I wake up to go to work. Something I like about the usvi, we don’t change the clocks

    1. According to a growing number of medical professionals, DST takes a toll on the human body. Standard Time is less wear & tear and is more natural with regard to sunlight. I know I’m more tired during the day ever since we changed our stupid clocks last Sunday no matter how much sleep I get the night before.

      1. I have been reading the same re standard time. Ans I am definitely more tired due of the day since last weekend. Thr grandkids are also. But we all adjust. I like the idea my daughters had of just going forward 30 minutes and leaving it there, but I didn’t look into what difference if would make

        I may be wrong, but thought TK said on here a while ago that if we stick with one it should be Standard…for the reasons you mentioned Philip.

        1. The medical community needs to get the word to Congress. Testify before them directly if necessary as they are hell bent on keeping DST and all of us “in the dark”. 👿

          1. Congress has long ago shown it cares nothing about facts. It’s …right and left… reaction to covid showed that.

        2. You are correct. Standard would work better than Daylight. They already tried that in 1974 and it failed miserably. It would fail even more now, IMO.

          This brief summary of that event is from Wiki…

          Permanent DST in the US was briefly enacted by president Richard Nixon in January 1974, in response to the 1973 oil crisis. The new permanent DST law was retracted within the year. Year-round daylight saving time was initially supported by 79% of the public, but that support had dropped to 42% after its first winter.

          1. That’s the time I mentioned a while back when I sat in my office at 8:30 watching the sunrise.

    1. At the main lodge they have had “only” Main Lodge Season Total: 618″
      This season. What a paltry snow season!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. JPD, move away from here, “California is the place ya ought to be”. I think you know the rest…lol. 😀

          1. I just spit wine all over the couch I’m laughing so hard. Sadly. I remember all of the words to both of these also. Being horse crazy as a youth, I had the 45 of Mr Ed.

            So tell me…..which one is in your head now 😐

            1. Sorry about the couch. 😉

              To be honest, my head is filled with a mishmash of them all. My family gets a good laugh out of all the silly stuff that I have stored from way-back. Some of the commercial jingles are the worst, or the best, depending on how you look at it.

              Last night my wife and I went to the Tupelo in Derry, NH to see one of our favorite artists, Richard Thompson. We had great seats in the third row. Of all the times we have seen him, this was our best experience. Then I woke up this morning with a song in my head. It was “Up on Cripple Creek” by the Band. This was playing as we were leaving the theater at the end of the show! The mind is a weird thing indeed.

              1. No worries about the couch. I love a really good laugh

                I enjoy the old commercials also and the memories they bring. I remember listening to the Mr ed song over and over and of course loved the snow…as well as Gilligans island . I had a teen crush on one of the stars in a show Bob Denver co starred in before Gillian. Want to guess the show?

                1. This is going back a bit too far for me :), but I have a guess from IMDb. Is it The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis?

                2. You are very good. Yes Dobie Gillis. I had a crush on Dwayne Hickman and loved Denver as Maynard G Krebs.

    1. Thankfully it’s party to mostly sunny. A solid overcast would make today very miserable with these gusty winds.

  5. Hey Hi!

    Bruins: Great win today! Swayman 2 shutouts in a row. 🙂

    Brother: He loved watching the B’s while we were visiting. Some hints that he may be moving to rehab by Tuesday!

    Weather: No need to make any changes to the discussion / forecast above. What a chilly day especially with the wind! If it wasn’t for that sun angle it’d feel like January! It kind of did anyway in comparison to recent milder weather. Note for model watchers: GFS is still in winter mode so it’s forecast may be even more suspect than the broken mode the model is in as is. Shows an unreasonable amount of snowfall on its 384 hour forecast, especially for NNE, even parts of SNE. My inkling is the further we go out into the period its colder bias is showing more and more. I’m very skeptical of its depiction of the sensible weather beyond just a few days, so I’m leaning more toward the ECMWF’s ideas for medium range guidance at this time.

  6. Joshua, are you reading? A person in the next town over, Millbury, just posted a lovely photo of a red winged blackbird on the FB page I follow for wildlife in this area. I did take a ride yesterday but didn’t see any, but they are here

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