Weather in Boston 2017

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Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Elli21486 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:49 am

The new year has come and we are now in the "Countdown" phase until Anime Boston 2017. Due to that, now may be a good time to start this thread. That way, there is one place to fill all your weather needs. The same as last year, I will post the official weather data after the convention is over.

If you want to take a look at past threads like this, feel free to check them out:
Weather in Boston 2015
Weather in Boston 2016
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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Nenie » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:25 pm

There's just something about the month pf April, even if it's the 1st and 2nd days that sparks some hope that the weather will be nice. Here's hoping.
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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Elli21486 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:35 pm

We are now only a few weeks away from Anime Boston and we now have a somewhat better idea of what to expect. First and foremost, let's talk about past years:

Of the past years, 4 of them were around the same time, AB2010, AB2012, AB2015, and AB2016. If we were to include all the past years that occurred in March, then we must include AB2008 and AB2014. Regarding rain or snow, only AB2015 and AB2016 have had some rain but AB2016 had rain during the convention hours while AB2015 had rain overnight. As a little fact, there has been no recorded Anime Boston that had snow. Wind is an entirely different story though. AB2008 is the windiest year recorded averaging 16.32mph for all 3 days. Of course, that would also mean they had the strongest wind average recorded in a day on the Friday of AB2008 with 23.98mph. Strongest wind and wind gust however goes to AB2015 where the strongest wind was recorded on the Saturday of AB2015 with 29.9mph and on the same day, the wind gust reached 48.3mph. And as for their temperatures, it ranges from 40F to 77F for the highs, with AB2016 being the coldest with an average of 43.0F and AB2010 being the warmest with an average of 69.33F.

Now jump to this year and already, it has been strange. First and foremost is that January and February have been pretty warm. Due to that, it is safe to assume that by the time Anime Boston comes around, it should be warm. However, looking at this weekend (March 4-6) and the cold has returned. So what will be the safest bet. Well, in all honesty, it is uncertain. However, some models may give some clues.

Temperature
In all honesty, it would be safe to say that temperatures may be on the colder side (35F - 50F). The reason for this is some models are hinting for late March to be colder. Considering the average for this particular time of year is 48F and it makes sense for the range.

Rain or Snow
Seeing how this year has been so far, I can say there is a minimal chance of either rain or snow. That does not mean there is no chance of it but in all honesty, it is way too early to tell anything. It is better to start checking for snow/rain after March 15. Also, I do not think there is a chance of snow other than overnight and even that, I don't think the snow will pile up.
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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by tomthumb » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:40 pm

My experience is weather in New England is unpredictable more than 10 days out. I live 25 miles outside of Boston, the weather here can be different then Boston. Boston has it's own weather system due to the tall buildings, tons of concrete and close by the sea shore. The 10 day forecast gets better. The 3 day forecast is mostly right. Always set you weather app to City of Boston. If I have to pick a location I use WBZ or Logan Airport.

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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Elli21486 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:08 pm

tomthumb wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:40 pm
My experience is weather in New England is unpredictable more than 10 days out. I live 25 miles outside of Boston, the weather here can be different then Boston. Boston has it's own weather system due to the tall buildings, tons of concrete and close by the sea shore. The 10 day forecast gets better. The 3 day forecast is mostly right. Always set you weather app to City of Boston. If I have to pick a location I use WBZ or Logan Airport.

The running joke is: If you want to know what the weather is look out the window.
That's not entirely true. A saying that I give, and the National Weather Service of Boston agrees with me on this, is:
5+ days-Be aware but not seriously; 3-5 days-watch closely; 1-3 days-most likely will happen; 1 day-will happen.
I will admit, that isn't entirely true as weather in Boston can be so unpredictable that weather can, and have in the past, changed in as little as 6 hours.

Also would like to note that sometimes, weather at Boston Logan Airport is different than that at say Boston Commons. Although weather forecast from Logan is OK and acceptable, you can also search for a Back Bay option since most weather apps have a weather station in that area.
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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Elli21486 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:04 am

Just wanted to put an update out there. With Anime Boston being just weeks away, this year may be the first year Anime Boston will have to deal with snow. Although I can not say anything definitive since they are too far out, the met community is currently watching 2 storms. This is a run down of what we know so far:

Nor'easter on March 14
As you guys may have heard by now, we are expecting a full on blizzard here in Boston for Tuesday. Although there is no official word on snow totals, there is a general consensus that most places will get more than 9 inches of snow. Before you say anything, I am aware that many are saying 12+ inches and that is most likely the case but remember, the storm is now a little over 48 hours away and shifts can still happen, although personally I do not think it will be major shifts. This storm will have a trifecta of not only snow but wind (with possible hurricane force winds) and astronomically high tides due to an almost full moon.

Storm for next weekend?
Yes, that is right. There is a chance that Boston may be getting another winter storm for sometime next weekend. Of course, this is still more than a week away so it is just something to think about at this time.

Anyway, this is why I start the weather post every year, so that any concerns can be discussed before the big weekend.
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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Selestyl » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:45 am

Uuuuughhhhh. I love New England :roll: was it too much to ask for warmth?
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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Kusuguru Usagi » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:53 am

Come on, Mother Nature, bring us WARM weather for the convention weekend...PLEASE?

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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Painted_Outlaw » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:27 am

tomthumb wrote:
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:40 pm
The running joke is: If you want to know what the weather is look out the window.
I thought the running joke for New England was always "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes".
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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Fetch » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:58 am

Here is something to remember: the 'April Fools Storm' was 20 years ago.

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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Nenie » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:36 am

It snowed on April 1st a couple of years ago. I want to say 2009 or 2010. But it was a slush light snow that didn't stick. The next day it was sunny I believe. But after that it was the last snow fall of the Spring.
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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by BasharOfTheAges » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:22 am

Fetch wrote:
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:58 am
Here is something to remember: the 'April Fools Storm' was 20 years ago.
Keep your time ghosts away! I don't want to be reminded of my age.


EDIT: On topic - bring a coat. Seriously. It's gonna be cold.
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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Elli21486 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:25 pm

Just got word that there is a small indication for snow sometime between March 24-27. Of course, things can change but that is something to keep in mind.

As for historical data, I can help with that.

March 30 - Last time it snowed on this day was in 2015, Light Snow and Light Rain reported, bringing only a trace
March 31 - Last time it snowed on this day was in 2014, Mostly Rain but it changed to Snow overnight before going back to Rain and Ice Pellets
April 1 - Last time it snowed on this day was in 2011, Light Snow and Ice Pellets changing to Rain
April 2 - Last time it snowed on this day was in 2013, Light Snow passing around midday, bringing only a trace
April 3 - Last time it snowed on this day was in 2016, Rain and Snow with less than an inch of snow accumulation by noon.
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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Selestyl » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:36 pm

Pleeeeease, Boston. No moar. My delicate thin skin can't take it.
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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Elli21486 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:13 am

We are now 10-days away and if you guys have never experienced me before, I like to post the forecast of all major media outlets for the Boston area. I also tend to do it at 10 days before the con, 7 days before the con, and 3 days before the con. Anyway, we have our first predictions for Anime Boston 2017. Keep in mind that this is so far away that the smallest thing can change the forecast dramatically. Anyway, here we go:

Weather.com
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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Fetch » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:49 am

Yeah, that looks like a typical Boston in early Spring forecast.
If we are lucky, any rain will be during times we are in the con or asleep, and not going to or from the con.

Looking at it myself...
https://www.wunderground.com/us/ma/bost ... 08.1.99999

Glad AB is not this weekend (more snow?!? Why is March being February? Is it because February was May?)

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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Elli21486 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:54 pm

Fetch wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:49 am
Yeah, that looks like a typical Boston in early Spring forecast.
If we are lucky, any rain will be during times we are in the con or asleep, and not going to or from the con.

Looking at it myself...
https://www.wunderground.com/us/ma/bost ... 08.1.99999

Glad AB is not this weekend (more snow?!? Why is March being February? Is it because February was May?)
The past conventions that Anime Boston had rains were 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016. All of which had rain or drizzle associated during the convention hours.
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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by tomthumb » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:56 pm

Fetch wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:49 am
Why is March being February? Is it because February was May?)
For sure the winter is slowly moving forward into the next year. Before people throw a snowball at me. I'm talking on average. Less snow in Nov-Dec and more snow later in the new year. Ask an old timer.

The weather can get into a cycle of rain every night, then anything from overcast to sunny in the day. Hoping this will happen. Something the sky looks bad but it doesn't rain. Sometimes it just sprinkles rain. Or it can rain. I do carry a light weight raincoat in my back pack. One you can stuff in a small sack.

If your a cosplayer coming from out of state, out of the country. I would suggest you bring something to cover your outfit. There is some cover from the rain at the Boylston Street entrance. If the line gets to long there will be no cover.

As my grandpa used to say, "If you don't like the weather, wait awhile." :) It makes New England a great place to live.
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Re: Weather in Boston 2017

Post by Elli21486 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:26 pm

tomthumb wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:56 pm
Fetch wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:49 am
Why is March being February? Is it because February was May?)
For sure the winter is slowly moving forward into the next year. Before people throw a snowball at me. I'm talking on average. Less snow in Nov-Dec and more snow later in the new year. Ask an old timer.

The weather can get into a cycle of rain every night, then anything from overcast to sunny in the day. Hoping this will happen. Something the sky looks bad but it doesn't rain. Sometimes it just sprinkles rain. Or it can rain. I do carry a light weight raincoat in my back pack. One you can stuff in a small sack.

If your a cosplayer coming from out of state, out of the country. I would suggest you bring something to cover your outfit. There is some cover from the rain at the Boylston Street entrance. If the line gets to long there will be no cover.

As my grandpa used to say, "If you don't like the weather, wait awhile." :) It makes New England a great place to live.
I can definitely agree with that, which is why I do not want the first snow until around or after Christmas every year (I'm a snow lover btw). If memory serves correctly, the snow season of 2014-2015 that brought a massive amount of snowfall in Boston actually started in mid-January.

Hopefully, we do get the cycle of some form of rain every night as Boston and the surrounding area is still technically in a drought.
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