Cooler Temps - Stormy through Thurs./ Sun./Heat Returns Fri..- Wknd!

By: masshysteria , 3:45 PM GMT on June 01, 2012

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METHUEN, MA WEATHER FOR WEDS,, JUNE 27, 2012:

This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 2pm and 3pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Northwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.




MassDot's Daily Updated Webcam of the Rt. 3 Lowell, MA Connector in Chelmsford, MA, near exits for Rt 495 which is located about 8-10 miles west of my area:

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Click on map below to the link of NOAA's forecast.weather.gov. It also will forecast the type of weather conditions daily as is reflected by the colors on the map below.

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
355 AM EDT TUE JUN 26 2012


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HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-
WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-
WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-

355 AM EDT TUE JUN 26 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR
NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...
CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS
...SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND AND SOUTHERN RHODE
ISLAND.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE SMALL HAIL.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

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METHUEN'S DAILY 7-DAY WEATHER FORECAST - COURTESY OF EITHER WU OR NOAA's NWS: WEDS., JUN. 27, 2012 - TUES., JULY 03, 2012

This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 2pm and 3pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Northwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday: A chance of showers, mainly before 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. West wind between 11 and 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers before 9pm. Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. West wind between 3 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 82. West wind between 7 and 9 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Friday: Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Friday Night: A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 86.





CURRENT NORTHEAST WEATHER RADAR COURTESY OF NOAA:

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This is a composite plot of the radar summary, echo tops, storm movement, TVS and MESO signatures and watch boxes. The radar summary is color coded by precip type. Greens, yellows and reds are rain. Pinks are mixed precipitation (freezing rain, sleet). Blues are snow. NOTE: Radar data is susceptible to a phenomena called anomalous propagation. This generally happens at night and appears as a area of 20 dBZ echos (darkest green) which is centered around each radar site and expands with time. To try and reduce the problem, low echo values near the radar sites have been removed.


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40. Proserpina
1:57 PM GMT on July 29, 2012
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I have been thinking of you and sending prayers that all is well with you and family.
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39. Proserpina
3:27 PM GMT on July 22, 2012
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I miss you. Hope that you are all right, along with your family. Hugs, my MA friend.
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38. Proserpina
1:35 PM GMT on July 18, 2012
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As you can see from this photo, we have a fiery hot day!

Thinking of you and hoping that your health improves. Also hopefully you will get the computer problems solved soon. And please stay cool.
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37. Proserpina
10:53 PM GMT on June 26, 2012
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36. masshysteria
4:37 PM GMT on June 23, 2012
Good Saturday Afternoon, All!



What a difference an overnight LOW can make, especially, when accompanied by a Canadian cold front! Before retiring around midnight, I was finally able to turn off our AC, open up our windows and allow just our high velocity floor fan to draw in and circulate naturally cooled outside air throughout our home. Upon my awakening early this morning, I had to rush to turn off the floor fan, as our interior thermostats read a seemingly chilly 73F degrees!

Our weekly forecast ahead looks rather decent with a return to low 70's as daytime highs. No more worries about having our AC work overtime this week! Yeah! It will also be nice to return to more peaceful days and nights. The constant 24 hr noise of these running electronics certainly gets to me after awhile.

Currently, it appears to be a gorgeous day outside, with no signs of anticipated trouble on the local weather radar screen. Nevertheless, our forecast for later on remains a bit ominous with possible harsh t'storms expected along with the continuing cooling LOW pushing through the area. Man, the price we pay for any relief these days. LOL!

NEw ~ Sorry I didn't get to respond to your post here the other day. I did leave one on your blogsite and hope you and the Mrs. get to enjoy a much more relaxing and pleasant weekend than last.

Jus ~ Nice to hear from you again, and I totally understand the difficulties you've been having with your daily workload versus finding the time to post. Hope all is well in your household and that you, too, have finally received needed relief from this treacherous heatwave and its related serious t'storms. Not quite the way we would have liked to have begun summer, is it?

MAY EVERYONE EXPERIENCE A SAFE ENJOYABLE WEEKEND!

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35. juslivn
3:19 PM GMT on June 23, 2012
Your Sunday looks very nice! Enjoy Mass!

Thanks for stopping by while I've been so busy with work.

Have a good weekend.
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34. NEwxguy
2:27 PM GMT on June 21, 2012
Hot stuff today,hope people use a lot of caution when outdoors if necessary.Hope people take care of their pets and check in on the elderly.Keep the kids indoors also.
My heat index outside my house yesterday hit 105,YIKES!!!
Some people in Boston lost their power last night,must have been brutal.
Seems the Redsox like it hot too.
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33. masshysteria
4:26 PM GMT on June 20, 2012
Good Afternoon, Everyone!

It's rapidly heating up around here with current temps of 89F degrees and rising to approx. 97F this afternoon. Summer's coming in with an intense blow torch!!

Hope everyone who's effected by this semi-heatwave will take the necessary precautions throughout! I'm posting from www.Webmd.com an entire list of heat related health risks with a link up to their site as well. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."



Link to WEB.MD/ SIGN OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES AS ALSO POSTED BELOW

First Aid & Emergencies..
Understanding Heat-Related Illness -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Heat-Related Illnesses?


Heat cramp symptoms include:

Severe, sometimes disabling, cramps that typically begin suddenly in the hands, calves, or feet
Hard, tense muscles
Heat exhaustion symptoms include:

Recommended Related to First Aid Heat Rash (Children)

Heat rash in young children can look uncomfortable, but it's usually not serious.

Read the Heat Rash (Children)

Fatigue
Nausea
Headaches
Excessive thirst
Muscle aches and cramps
Weakness
Confusion or anxiety
Drenching sweats, often accompanied by cold, clammy skin.
Slowed or weakened heartbeat.
Dizziness
Fainting
Agitation
Heat exhaustion requires immediate attention but is not usually life-threatening.

Heat stroke symptoms include:

Nausea and vomiting
Headache
Dizziness or vertigo
Fatigue
Hot, flushed, dry skin
Rapid heart rate
Decreased sweating
Shortness of breath
Decreased urination
Blood in urine or stool
Increased body temperature (104 to 106 degrees)
Confusion, delirium, or loss of consciousness

Convulsions

Heat stroke can occur suddenly, without any symptoms of heat exhaustion. If a person is experiencing symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, GET MEDICAL CARE IMMEDIATELY. Any delay could be fatal. Seek emergency medical care for anyone who has been in the heat and who has the following symptoms:

Confusion, anxiety, or loss of consciousness
Very rapid or dramatically slowed heartbeat
Rapid rise in body temperature that reaches 104 to 106 degrees Fahrenheit
Either drenching sweats accompanied by cold, clammy skin (which may indicate heat exhaustion); or a marked decrease in sweating accompanied by hot, flushed, dry skin (which may indicate heat stroke)
Convulsions
Any other heat-related symptom that is not alleviated by moving to a shady or air-conditioned area and administering fluids and salts

Hope that everyone is able to remain well in an air-conditioned structure, drink enough de-caffeinated or non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day and restrict any/all strenuous outside activities to early am or evening hours.

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32. Proserpina
12:52 PM GMT on June 20, 2012
Good morning. So summer starts with a big assertion that mother nature is in charge. Hot, hot, hot for both of us. And suffocating humidity. Yes, both of our areas will have summer 'fun' today and for the rest of the week! Stay in and relax, stay well.
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31. plapman
10:58 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
Good morning Mass.
it looks like were sharing the same weather system. I wish Alley would share some of the hot dry wether she's getting.
Enjoy your day.
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30. Alleyoops
6:14 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Hey kid, posted a few of the recipes I put up this morning on FB for cool dinners on hot days. Hope this gives you an idea or two what to make that is good. Of course, there is always fruit and ice cream, my favorite....LOL
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29. masshysteria
4:22 PM GMT on June 18, 2012
Good Afternoon Folks ~

Well, it appears our original Father's Day weekend forecast for warmer temps didn't actually materialize. It has remained well below average with temps hovering near 60F degrees for daytime highs and overnight lows of 50F. Naturally, this has caused our furnace to snap on a few times overnight and early am.

The sun has managed to peer out occasionally amongst these stalled overcast clouds, traveling over the chilly Atlantic, from the Canadian provinces, and entering well enough inland via our Northeastern coastlines. I'm questioning whether or not we'll actually see a forecasted high of 68F degrees today, as it's presently 61F degrees at noontime. Time and circumstances will tell, I guess.

Currently, we have a summer solstice forecast of 93F degrees for this Weds., and an historic high of 96-98F degrees for Thursday. If this comes to fruition, summer will really be coming in with quite the blast of heat. Strange to be quickly swapping from a furnace to an air conditioner just within a matter of days of the other. Thankfully, these very highs should be short-lived as, for now, it appears below average temps will resume again next week. What a bizarre seasonal roller coaster we've been on! My only hope is that we can keep our heating/cooling costs down by the end of each summer month.

This recent weather mix makes me think of singer/songwriter, Joni Mitchell's, first three stanzas of lyrics to her old hit tune, "Both Sides Now":



Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at clouds * that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way
I've looked at clouds from both sides now

From up and down, and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all

Etc., Etc. ....


Plap ~ Hope you had a pleasant Father's Day, despite any inclement weather that may have passed through your region. I haven't checked, yet, to see if you'll be experiencing the same intense hot spell, mid-week, as we're expected to receive. If so, please remain inside with Abbey near a well running air conditioner!!

Pros ~ Thanks again for your beautiful collage of flowers made into such a lovely Sunday greeting graphic! You certainly know your way around the flora and fauna, not to mention, the PicMonkey photo-editing site. Great job on all accounts!

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28. Proserpina
12:04 PM GMT on June 17, 2012
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Good morning.

I feel horrible, I did not wish the men on WU a Happy Father's Day. I got so involved with finishing up the part II of the paper story that I just forgot. I am glad that you remembered.

Big smiles to you.

OOPS! Today is Sunday and not Monday! I am NOT late to wish fathers a happy father's day!
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27. plapman
12:09 PM GMT on June 16, 2012
Good morning Mass.
It looks like I'm going to have the same view out my window as you did yesterday.
Have a great day.
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26. masshysteria
3:58 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Quoting RobDaHood:
Hey Mass!
Happy Flag Day!

Glad you have some nice weather for it.
We're in full blown summer mode here.
Low 90s and 40% scattered thunderstorms.



Hi Rob!




I just finished posting HAPPY BIRTHDAY & FLAG DAY greetings on your blogsite! I didn't know both were celebrated on the same day and will have to write things down for future reference, as my mental notes to self vanish quickly these days. LOL!

In any case, hope your weather becomes conducive enough to celebrate and/or honor both wonderful occasions today and throughout the week! HAVE A GREAT ONE!
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25. RobDaHood
3:28 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Hey Mass!
Happy Flag Day!

Glad you have some nice weather for it.
We're in full blown summer mode here.
Low 90s and 40% scattered thunderstorms.

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24. masshysteria
2:04 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Good Morning, All!

The sun's acting playful, during this early cool start to Flag Day, by playing a game of peek-a-boo amongst slightly overcast skies. Our upcoming weekly forecast, which is ushering us into our official summer solstice next Wednesday, seems to have improved greatly since yesterday. It now shows signs of plenty of sun, upper 80's with no t'storms to accompany it!!! YEAH! Bring on the safe "lazy, hazy, crazy days" (or daze) of summer!

I just noticed, in the upper traffic webcam posted below in #22 or the Youtube facsimile starring John Cleese - LOL, that it shows quite a traffic jam occuring on Rt 3 near the Billerica/Chelmsford line. Glad I no longer have any reason to be traveling along that stretch of pavement today or any other day. Now, it's beginning to show some signs of clearing up a bit. Ugh, to early rush hour traffic no matter what the weekday!





Hope everyone's able to enjoy a pleasant Thursday ahead while taking the time to proudly display or honor our U.S. Flag today. Many have died in order that it may freely wave!


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23. NEwxguy
2:46 PM GMT on June 13, 2012
Good morning,Mass.Not a nice morning this morning,but nothing heavy,like I thought there would be.Looks like another nice weekend ahead,not too hot and no humidity. Lets see we had a winter with very little cold or snow,can we see a summer with very little hot weather or humidity?
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22. masshysteria
2:46 PM GMT on June 13, 2012
Good Morning, Folks!

As one can plainly see today, Weds. June 13th, per current area webcams below, that it's a very rainsoaked, cool-temped (64F) mid-week in Mass. and other parts of New England. This type of weather is usually experienced in the former half of spring rather than the very latter one. Thankfully, this appears to be only a one day soaking this week, before warmer, more seasonal weather returns to usher us into summer's official arrival next week! Unfortunately, there also appears to be quite a lengthy threat of t'storms developing next Weds. - Fri. which is definitely not my idea of a celebratory start to the summer season! Fingers crossed that this is not indicative of a summer filled with much more of the same or worse in the months ahead!

These are taken from the current MassDot Traffic Webcam site that lists other views for much of Metropolitan Boston and certain suburbs due west, north and east of it. Click on the first webcam pic directly below for a direct link to the MassDot website for more current views.



Rt. 3 Lowell, Ma Connector which is a bit closer to my area:





Shore ~ So nice to see and read your post below! If I had responded to it before today, there would have been better weather news to report. As it stands today, we're back to cool and rainsoaked. I'm sorry that we aren't able to share this wealth with you and other drought-ridden Texan friends right now and certainly hope that you don't suffer a horrific repeat of last year!

My fun errand, of a few days ago, consisted of hubby and I visiting our local grocery store to replenish some much needed food items. It was definitely worth the "run", as hubby later grilled up enough delectable dinnertime poultry/meats to last us throughout the week! Nothing tastes better than something from the grill, even if later reheated in the microwave!! LOL!

Plap ~ Glad to hear that you have a more solid, more protective regular email account which doesn't fill your days with spam mail. Believe me, I remember those days of having to spend over a half-hour or more to delete, all the accumulative garbage on an old one, so to get to essential emails. Since my then server offered no filter or protections from unsolicited emails, I finally got fed up and changed to a far superior service. There are better things to do, while on the computer, than having to delete, delete, delete, .... well, you get the picture. LOL!

Hope your Wednesday is much better than ours, as I haven't had the chance to check your site or regional weather map as yet!
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21. plapman
11:49 AM GMT on June 11, 2012
Good morning Mass.
I'm noe sending email to my main contacts using the email address supplied by my ISP. I'll still use the hotmail account to give to web sites where I siuspect will fill it with spam but never check or use it otherwise. Let the other hotmail user with the same name get the spam. I already have a Gmail account that seems to be secure.
Have a great day.
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20. shoreacres
5:05 PM GMT on June 10, 2012
I'm so glad you're finally having some decent weather, Mass. We're so deep into summer it's amazing - and I'm afraid we're heading into more serious drought. It's been weeks since any rain here, and we've been moved back into the drought category officially. All that mess that's getting the northern Gulf coast and Florida cruised through here without doing a thing. Sigh.

I hope you had fun "running" and getting some errands done. I've got a little list here beside me, but I'm putting it off as long as I can, especially since nothing's critical. I did go out a couple of times this morning to take pictures of a big tree that's being moved to make room for a road construction project. I'll get a couple of photos of it on my blog eventually - right now I'm trying to sort them out and process a few. That's the trouble with these digital cameras - you can come home with dozens of pics and then have to sort!

Have a good day - I hope whatever you're up to is pleasant!
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19. masshysteria
4:10 PM GMT on June 10, 2012
Good Afternoon, Everyone!

Lately, no matter how seemingly early I get online to post messages on various sites of WU friends, it always ends up being noontime, or thereafter, before finally getting to my own... if at all! LOL! Apparently, age and circumstance have finally caught up with me ... and my computer ... LOL! Forgive me, but today's gorgeous weather has also definitely given me an excuse for being late or side-tracked a bit.

Plap and Pros ~ Glad that each of you seem to also be having sunny skies your way and may comfortably warm temps be accompanying them. Spring has certainly upended itself this year with an unseasonably warm start to a near chillier end. Hard to believe that summer has yet to arrive and is actually official in ten more days! I hope and pray that it's an enjoyably safe and benevolent season for us all and these warmer than usual temps will last well into fall! El Nino's fall and winters can be harsh!

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18. Proserpina
2:24 PM GMT on June 10, 2012
Here too Mass, let's enjoy this glorious day while we can! Summer weather will be here soon with humidity, heat, storms,... the usual.
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17. plapman
1:46 PM GMT on June 10, 2012
Good morning Mass.
Have a great day.
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16. masshysteria
7:07 PM GMT on June 09, 2012
Good Afternoon, Everyone!

We're finally broken out of that miserable weather cycle from this past week and are now faced with sunny, warm summery days for, at least, four days in a row! YEAH!!! So relieved not to see the threat of pop-up t'storms indicated for awhile, as the brief one that swept through here yesterday afternoon left our ears momentarily ringing! Yikes!

I want to give congratulatory shoutouts to two special WU gals, OGal and Proserpina, who are each celebrating a very special wedding anniversary today! May each of you gals continue to celebrate many more with your beloved devoted spouses in years to come!

TO OGAL & STEVE ON THEIR 50TH OR GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TODAY! (JUNE, 9, 1962 - JUNE 9, 2012)



TAKEN FROM OGAL'S BLOGSITE TODAY, JUNE 9, 2012

Quoting masshysteria:
Good Morning, OGal!

Is it true that you and Steve are celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary today??? Amazing!!!! Judging by the photo of you and Alaskasnowluvr, you must have been a child bride, as you don't look anywhere close to being old enough to celebrate such a major event in your life!

Quoting OGal:
Thank you Mass. I was a child bride. I was 19 when we got married. Do the math and you know how old I am. I had a Navy guy who was off to see the world just prior to Viet Nam and we wanted to be together. Steve was NROTC at Purdue and I was a sophomore when I left the Ivy halls. I went back to school in Jackson, Tenn to a Methodist school, Lambuth College. Long ago in the past. We have had a life going from Athens, Ga.....San Francisco....Chicago.....Jackson, Tenn.....Jacksonville, Fl.........Sarasota.........and now Orlando. Kept those moving trucks in business.



IT'S ALSO ANOTHER SAME DAY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY FOR PROSERPINA AND RAINDAD! TODAY, THEY CELEBRATE 49 YRS OF DEVOTED MARRIAGE! BIG KUDOS TO THIS WONDERFUL AND ATTRACTIVE COUPLE, AS WELL!

Quoting Proserpina from her blogsite today:
Good morning. Before I leave, I want to add that today hubby and I are celebrating our 49th Wedding Anniversary!




Plap ~ It definitely seems that, this year, parts of Canada and the Northeast, USA have been competing with the other for those highly-unusual summer-like air masses to remain. Guess we've just swapped out again, as you now appear to have received the chillier air mass felt here during this past week, along with threats of t'storms. Hope each of us can get in sync with decent warmer weather before summer actually arrives on June 20th. Don't enjoy these late fall-like weather spells in the middle of June! Fall/Winter seems to come upon us quickly and seemingly remains such a very long time. Hope we can stretch out this spring/summer season as much as possible, despite El Nino knocking at our doorstep.

Gamma ~ So glad to hear from you again and glad my Father's Day reminder, in the blogheader, was of help to you. Despite my own father having passed many many years now, I like to mark the occasion with those friends who have or are fathers, as well as, with my 90 yr old father-in-law. They deserve special recognition, too.

I left another post on your site to alert you to the fact that Proserpina and Raindad are also celebrating their wedding anniversary (49th) today which is the same day as OGal and Steve's (50th)! Talk about wedding karma on WU! LOL! Both couples certainly deserve to be honored for achieving such remarkable marital longevity!

Gotta run, as hubby's getting restless to go out and do some errands with me. I definitely need to get out of my batcave for awhile! LOL!

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15. seflagamma
4:39 PM GMT on June 09, 2012
Hello Mass,

It was so nice of you to stop by and chat this morning. Yes, Ogal looks great and she is very active. She was a "child" bride.

When I saw your header I made a note to myself to buy my Father's Day cards and get them in the mail early next week! Time is flying by.


Hope all is well with you and you have a great weekend!


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14. plapman
12:53 PM GMT on June 09, 2012
Good morning Mass.
It looks like we're in for a real change in our high temps this week, The weather is really strange this year.
Have a great day.
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13. masshysteria
9:22 PM GMT on June 08, 2012
Quoting NEwxguy:
Storms have suddenly fired up very close to you near Harvard Mass. May be moving toward me.


A late hello to you, NEw ~

Yup, we had a crack, boom, bang briefly clip us about a half hour ago. Hubby thought he could remain in our Florida room, with windows open, when there was a flash of lightning and a loud bang. Needless to say, he jumped to his feet, raced into the kitchen and shut the door. That'll teach him. LOL! Thankfully, it was just a brief storm with few downpours and no reported damage. Hopefully, those other mean storms eminating from Canada will continue to slide due east, through middle NH and ME, which would be far enough away from us. Poor Maine (especially, Portland right now) has really taken the brunt of this and other serious weather all week, i.e., coastal and regional floods, riptides, storms, etc. Good luck to them!

Hope you were able to wait out the storm, while it hit your Mass. town awhile ago. No fun being stuck in a car, during rush hour traffic and a heavy storm, especially, when heading home for an anticipated weekend. Stay safe and happy home renovations!
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12. NEwxguy
6:21 PM GMT on June 08, 2012
Storms have suddenly fired up very close to use near Harvard Mass. May be moving toward me.
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11. masshysteria
5:04 PM GMT on June 08, 2012
Good Afternoon Folks!

Thought I'd, once again, copy and paste MassDot's fairly updated webcam scenes, of nearby Chelmsford, MA, that continue showing plenty of am/ early pm blue skies and sunshine in our midst. Unfortunately, by mid-afternoon, a descending cold front could produce potentially serious t'storms to our area. If no one knows by now, I'm willing to repeat over and over again of how petrified I am of any/all lightning bolted t'storms! AAACCCK! LOL! Hoping, once again, that they will miraculously by-pass this area!

In the meantime, I plan to capitalize on the remaining few hours of sunshine and warmth until it becomes necessary to duck and cover. Hope everyone has a decent TGIF and weekend! ENJOY, stay well and play it safe out there!

(updated webcam views deleted below to be updated, recopied and pasted or posted further above).
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10. plapman
12:44 PM GMT on June 08, 2012
Good morning Mass.
Have a great day.
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9. masshysteria
3:02 PM GMT on June 05, 2012
Good Morning All!

It appears the pesky stalled LOW, which kept the remnants of T/S Beryl swirling up, around and through us for the past few days, has finally moved more easterly out to sea. Nevertheless, it remains quite gloomy, overcast and chilly, around here, with temps remaining in the low 50's. Last night's lows were such that our heat kicked on a few times, including, early this morning! Now, that's quite chilly for this time of the year! For now, it looks like we'll finally catch a more permanent glimpse of the sun and seasonally warm temps (low 70's) on Thursday. Can't wait to finally able to put all my winter flannels away for a very l-o-n-g rest!

For now, we continue to hunker down inside, under wraps and watch our green wet lush grass grow like weeds. LOL! On the bright side, we luckily didn't experience any overnight frosts or freezes... but it seemed close! LOL!

Pros ~ Sorry to hear of your recent computer problems...exasperating, I'm sure! Did it have anything to do with any repair work going on in your area due to last week's brutal t'storms? Glad you were able to post here yesterday and hope that everything's been remedied. I'm thankful, myself, each time I can miraculously get online here. My ole computer has been giving me fits since a modem swap out last September. I just try and figure out how to work around them as best I can. C'est la vie and fingers crossed!

NEw ~ You're absolutely right about the unusual seasonal swapping of normal early to late spring temps this week. Despite all the rains creating a lush green outdoor terrain, I'm wondering how much of it is now mold or mildew! LOL! Hope we can last just a couple more days until the sun finally emerges, temperatures and spirits rise and the ground can absorb all the water from days of rainfall. At least, today looks more promising than yesterday. Hang tough, for now, as this weekend looks to be spectacular!!!

Tony ~ I'm curious to know how much rain you received in Canada from this large swirling rain mass that seemed to effect much of Maine, many Northeast coastal regions and further North. Yesterday, when I looked at your temperature gauge posted on your site, it read somewhere in the low 80's. You seem much luckier to be escaping the chillier effects felt here. It seems quite unusual, especially, this time of year, that southern Canada's much warmer than us. Well, I guess you're well overdue, as you usually endure far more brutally cold/snowy winters than us. Hope you and yours can make the most out of your current warmth and escape the chillier aspects from this lingering system.
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8. plapman
11:47 AM GMT on June 05, 2012
Good morning Mass.
I see on your long range forecast we not only share the cool wet weather but also the heat.
Have a good day.
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7. Proserpina
7:58 PM GMT on June 04, 2012
Hi Mass, how are things your way? Is Beryl still hanging over your area? I have not checked any of the weather news and have not blogged as my computer was down. Anyways, hope all is well with you.
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6. NEwxguy
4:48 PM GMT on June 04, 2012
Hi,Mass,enjoying this weather,as I mentioned in my blog,I don't like seeing windchills reported on June 4th.I keeping thinking back to March and our 70's and 80's.Mother Nature loves to play games.
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5. Proserpina
7:32 PM GMT on June 02, 2012
Hi Mass, I sure hope that your weather isn't like ours yesterday. It was not a pleasant day! Be careful about the possible floods. In this area there were cars submerged by rushing water, rescue of misguided teenagers who got swept away by the flash floods. Fortunately the three young men were able to grab hold of something on the side of a bridge, and then they were rescued.

There were two small tornadoes that touched down, one in MD and one in VA. No casualties, damage to buildings. About two miles from here a house was hit by lightening and there was a nasty fire. I am sure there were more incidents but I have not read the paper yet nor watched the news.

We have been away from home and just got back. Time to go catch up with the world.

Take care and be safe.
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4. masshysteria
3:53 PM GMT on June 02, 2012
Sun. June 3, 2012, 11:35 am ~ The webcam views below look like they've automatically updated themselves and show our current overcast skies without the heavy rainfall of yesterday. Good to know! Hope these are helpful to those who wish to catch a glimpse into the actual weather of my nearby location.

Sat. June 2, 2012 at 11:47 am. Current webcam view of Rt 3 in Billerica, MA (approx. 10 miles west from me). It's taken from MassDot's Traffic Webcams for much of Metropolitan Boston and certain suburbs due west, north and east. Click on the first webcam pic directly below for a direct link to the MassDot website for more current views.



Rt. 3 Lowell, Ma Connector which is a bit closer to my area:




As it stands right now, it looks like we may escape, at least, any t'storms forecasted for later this afternoon into tomorrow. Our current radar shows much of this heavier mess to be heading out to sea just below the Mass. Cape and the islands, but there's still the chance for more to arrive here and further North. (See animated Northeast radar just below on Post #3 for current updates).
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3. masshysteria
1:18 PM GMT on June 02, 2012
Good Morning Folks!

It appears that some remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl, originally off the coast of the Carolinas, gathered up steam the other day and has created all sorts of havoc while it has moved up the eastern seaboard and further inland while continuing in a Northeasterly direction.

Currently, parts of upper eastern Mass., all of New Hampshire and parts of western Maine have been issued a serious flood watch, which should begin later this afternoon and last until Sunday morning. I'm sure those citizens living in the Keane or Alstead, NH areas are particularly concerned as, some days ago, they were hit with severe flooding from severe t'storms resulting in washed out essential roads and bridges. I hope that today's heavy rains won't produce further damage or harm.

Gotta go and get some more caffeine in my system, as I didn't get much rest last night and am bleary-eyed and falling asleep at the computer. May everyone have a safe and restful Saturday!

For those who live in the path of these pending heavy rains, take care and please take necessary precautions!

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
520 AM EDT SAT JUN 2 2012

MAZ005-006-026-NHZ011-012-015-030930-
CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-
WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-
520 AM EDT SAT JUN 2 2012

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHERN NEW
HAMPSHIRE.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

FLOOD WATCH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

FLOOD WATCH.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS REQUESTED AT THIS TIME.

$$


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2. NEwxguy
5:29 PM GMT on June 01, 2012
Mass,I still remember that day last year when the tornadoe watches went up and thinking, it just a precauation,but we don't get tornadoe activity,at least serious activity anyway.I doubt anyone will take tornado watches lightly after June 1st,2011.
Still amazing to see the pictures now and how so many people haven't recovered yet.
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1. masshysteria
4:25 PM GMT on June 01, 2012
Good Afternoon, All!

Getting a late start posting on WU today. It keeps taking longer for me to start new monthly blog sites due an old sluggish computer and an old sluggish me. LOL! Neverthless, I'm glad I was able to successfully transfer the pertinent data from my previous blog header onto here! YEAH!!!




SMALL EXAMPLE OF 06-01-11 TORNADO DAMAGE IN MONSON, MA

Today, marks a solemn occasion of the one year anniversary since a tornado swept through a large swath of Central Mass. The Mass. towns of Monson and Brimfield were particularly hard hit and TV reports still show how many there are still struggling to recover from all the devastation. Last year's weather systems, to say the least, were historically horrific for many throughout our Nation and I don't for one minute, discount or forget those areas of Joplin, MO, parts of Alabama and others in the mid-western or southern states who suffered enormous fatalities and destruction from the many larger ones that wiped out entire towns/cities/communities as well. I hope that time is a true healer and that all rebuilding efforts will soon come to remarkable fruition and conclusion.



Thankfully, this June 1st is bringing our area cloudless, blue, sunny skies with very comfortable temps. Unfortunately, we'll be taking a bit of a down turn with periods of rainy unsettled weather arriving tomorrow, a decent weather break on Sunday, but then a return to chillier gloomy unsettled weather the remainder of the week. It's been difficult to remember that we're still within the spring season due to the unusually early summer-like weather experienced for the past few months. Hopefully, our actual summer season will bring us decent liveable weather and a return to some more carefree days.


Responding to the remaining unanswered posts below which were left yesterday on my May Blogsite:

Quoting plapman:
Good morning Mass.
The system thats moving easterly is sure causuing a lot of damage. Stay dry and enjoy the day


06-01-12 - Plap ~ Hope La Prairie escapes from any deluges of rainfall and flooding that's affected areas North of us, i.e., Upper State, NY, Keane and Alstead, NH and parts of Vermont. It's so amazing to see this portion of the country under the threat of potential tornadoes. Hope the week ahead brings much less worry or turmoil.


Quoting Proserpina:
HAPPY MONTH OF JUNE

"The fountain murmuring of sleep,
A drowsy tune;
The flickering green of leaves that keep
The light of June;
Peace, through a slumbering afternoon,
The peace of June.

Arthur Symons




06-01-12 (((Pros))) ~ As always, thanks for brightening our spirits and blogsites as we enter into a new month and season ahead! Love the gorgeous pics taken from flowers in your lucious garden. It's obvious how much care and effort you take into tending it for all to admire and enjoy.
May you continue to flourish and feel comfortably nourished as well!

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