Thursday, November 30, 2006

Hub hits record heat mark, but it'll be cold soon

By Raja Mishra, Globe Staff

Boston reached a record high temperature this afternoon, breaking a mark that had stood since 1881.

The official thermometer hit 69 degrees at 1:43 p.m., surpassing the previous record for Nov. 30 of 68 degrees, the National Weather Service said.

National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson said the balmy weather was the result of a cold weather system stalled above Alaska, which for complicated reasons has prevented the typical early winter jet stream from carrying cold weather to New England. Into this gap, a high pressure system brought in warm air from the Gulf of Mexico.

"We've been stuck in this pattern on-again, off-again all month," said Simpson.

But he said the warm times were nearly over: "We could get snow by Sunday."

5 comments:

Chris said...

Chris even asked me at lunch today- "pop quiz- what month is it?"

Yeah, it's a bit balmy today. And tomorrow, when we were hoping to rake leaves in the afternoon, it's stupposed to be raining. Guess we won't be raking.

Christine R said...

Have you watched An Inconvenient Truth? It's very good.

Brittany's Corner said...

i can't believe how warm it is....it was above 70 here in VA....what is going on...and it suppose to be even warmer tomarrow!!!

Tami said...

the weather is crazy. people are saying, oh, how nice but it's not good. not at all. it's 55* here right now.

~Mel said...

But alas, snow will be here on Monday. :(

And the worst part - we can't even enjoy the balmy temperatures with sun because it's been cloudy.