After two storms walloped New England, Mother Nature has called a truce. Wind is backing off, skies are clearing, and peace returns to the land.
It was a fierce storm. Gusts topped 90 mph in Mashpee as a freakish wind surged overhead at about 5,000 feet. It was called a low level jet, and with winds to 100-110 mph, we were certain damaging winds would result. Accompanied by saturated soils, water-logged trees/leaves and utility poles, it didn't take much for power to go out and roads to close. Flash flooding came to many towns/cities as 2-4" of rain fell in a matter of hours. Thankfully water subsided quickly as the storm pulled away this morning.
So...where is the cold? Doesn't it usually follow the storm? Sometimes, but not THIS time.
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Still haven't seen subfreezing temps in Boston or Worcester. Still haven't been threatened by more than a day of below normal temperatures. Still haven't seen the snow expand across Central Canada.
These signals would portend a turn toward winter. Instead, the weather pattern remains locked in autumn. We're not seeing a shift toward long term cold either. A below normal day is coming, but it's due to heavy clouds, not necessarily because of chilly temps.
Enjoy the lull in the action. We all know a winter delayed isn't a winter denied.