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Weather Roller Coaster

Weather Roller Coaster

Weather certainly has its ups and downs, and the last two months have been no exception. Comparing October and November as a whole for Massachusetts, October’s mean temperature ranked in the 18th percentile while November’s mean temperature will most likely rank around the 95th percentile. In fact, the temperatures at both Logan Airport and our campus weather station have yet to dip below freezing this autumn. The latest freeze in recorded history at Logan Airport was December 2nd in 1975 and we have a good chance of breaking that record, though it will be close call this morning.

While the month to month anomalies have done a 180, the day to day variability this week will be even crazier. Today and tomorrow will feature mostly sunny skies and seasonably cool weather, though it will feel chilly compared to the above average temperatures we’ve been enjoying. On Thursday, a strong storm will rocket up the eastern Great Lakes surging atypically warm air into New England. Temperatures may approach records in the mid-60s°F (upper-10s°C), but the warmth will be coincident with periods of rain and blustery conditions. Thereafter, more typical chilly, breezy December weather follows.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Clear. W winds 10–15 mph. Low 35°F (2°C).

Tomorrow: Sunny, then increasing clouds in the late afternoon leading to rain overnight. SW winds 5–10 mph. High 50°F (10°C).

Thursday: Rain in the morning, then partly cloudy and windy. High 63°F (17°C).