Patriots Day Forecast

Today is a holiday in Massachusetts (Patriot's Day, Marathon Monday, and the Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington-Concord) and the Red Sox are playing at 11 am.  I'll be at the game so just a brief post this morning.  

Current Conditions/Observations 
WPC surface analysis 618 am
A big storm in the upper Midwest is adding to their own record winter season.  Bismark, ND and Rapid City, SD (to name a few) have each seen their all time biggest snowstorm in the past week.  I posted about the April cold and the upcoming hurricane season on Saturday.  We don't have any snow in the long range, but we also do not have much warmth.  
National 2 m temps, 5 am (image weatherbell)
The warmth is stuck in the south.  Some will make its way into New England this week but it doesn't want to stick around.  The radar looks ominous this morning
NWS northeast regional radar 628 am
That feature will stay south of New England.  It is being driven at the 500 mb level by this maximum
06z NAM 500 mb vorticity (NCEP)
The NAM hires simulated radar for 11 am
06z NAM Hires simulated radar (image weatherbell)
Temperatures at 11 am
09z RAP 2 m temps 11 am (image weatherbell)
Temperatures at 2 pm (when the game should be letting out)
09z RAP 2 m temps 2 pm (image weatherbell)
A sea breeze at the coast will keep temperatures down there.  Everyone else should get to 60 or at least close.  The running conditions appear great today.  Good luck to all the marathoners.  Shout out to the Umass-Lowell meteorology department.  They will be working the marathon providing live updates.  Talk to you tomorrow.


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