Historians at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Tuesday that they have recovered the lab notebooks of famed Radiation Laboratory researcher Dr. Ira Hoaxe. The writings of Dr. Hoaxe, notable for discovering the weather forecasting technique of Doppler auguration, detail the scientist’s first forays into meteorology. Archaeologists have managed to decipher portions of Hoaxe’s texts, excerpts of which are presented here.
My fellow members of the MIT Class of 2008, I know that this Commencement ceremony fills you with a variety of emotions, including happiness, excitement, nostalgia, and uncertainty. The same thoughts and questions are running through all of our heads: Is it June already? What am I going to do with my life? Can I really make the world a better place? Will anyone actually read my thesis? I spent a lot of time writing it.
This St. Patrick’s Day brought a brief respite from the rain and wind, but another storm looms just beyond the horizon. A high pressure system keeps our afternoon relatively warm, but precipitation will roll in late tonight. What begins as light snow will gradually taper into a wintry mix of sleet and rain for most of Wednesday, continuing intermittently until Thursday morning.
It always rains on the loser’s day parade. Storms are sweeping in like defensive linemen swarming after a scrambling quarterback. Relatively warm temperatures will peak around fifty degrees Fahrenheit before cooler air and precipitation sneak in like slot receivers on a third down slant route. The high pressure system responsible for our recent spate of clement weather is slipping away like dreams of a perfect season and a Super Bowl victory.
Yesterday, the first of two cold fronts passed through the New England area. The second rolls through today, accompanied by a blast of polar air. A strong upper level jet will fuel significant cold air advection, resulting in gusty winds on a very cold weekend. Make sure to bundle up when you go out Saturday night, as temperatures will plummet into the low 20s°F. High pressure and a lack of cloud cover means clear skies through tomorrow, so look forward to a brisk, sunny day.
Following several clear days with relatively warm temperatures, a low pressure system has brought overcast skies to New England. Today, expect cooler weather as a cold front sweeps through our area. Gusty winds and scattered showers contribute to the chilling effect, although the latter should taper off as the afternoon progresses.
Following the overcast Columbus Day holiday, a lingering low pressure system has been responsible for our recent spate of showers. Later today, the storm will migrate into Maine, but its effects will still be felt: cyclonic winds will remain gusty into Saturday. These strong winds will pull in dry air from Canada, and by early next week a high pressure ridge will cover New England, ushering in clear autumn skies.
After this past weekend’s cooler weather, we can expect temperatures to rise for the next few days. A high pressure system is keeping the New England skies clear, so look forward to plenty of sun on this beautiful September afternoon. The lack of cloud cover and subsequent radiation cooling will contribute to an overnight low in the lower 50s°F.