Wake up with the ‘BZ Morning Team at 4:30-7AM with WBZ-TV AccuWeather Meteorologist Todd Gutner as well as co-anchors Kerry Connolly and David Wade and traffic reporter Michelle Roberts.
Gutner is WBZ-TV’s AccuWeather Meteorologist for the weekday morning and noon newscasts. He also contributes weather reports to Boston’s CBS radio stations, and he anchors the seasonal weekly news series “Gardening with Gutner.”
Gutner joined WBZ-TV from WCSH-TV (NBC) in Portland, ME and sister station WLBZ-TV (NBC) in Bangor, ME where he served as weekend meteorologist for the 6PM and 11PM newscasts. He was also meteorologist for the Monday-Wednesday noon newscasts on both stations. In addition, Gutner served as meteorologist on the weekend 10PM newscasts on WPXT-TV (CW) in Westbrook, ME. Before he came to Maine, Gutner began his career as a meteorologist at KGO-TV in San Francisco, CA as a weather producer.
Gutner holds a degree in meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta. He was born and raised in West Hartford, CT, and is a self-proclaimed “Red Sox fanatic.” Todd enjoys playing sports, gardening and most of all spending time with family. He and his wife Rachel proudly welcomed twins to the family in September 2009, son Brody and daughter Lila.
Boston’s WBZ-TV and myTV38 (WSBK) are owned and operated by CBS Television Stations, one of the largest network-owned groups.
This has been one long cold stretch and while it will stay pretty cold the next few days temps look to turn around over the weekend! If you are looking for warmer air you first need to look aloft…about 6000 feet up in fact. We look to this level of the atmosphere for clues on how warm or cold the air at the surface will be. Although the air 6000 feet up is still very cold, with some sunshine, mixing and the right wind direction, that air will sink down to the surface and as it does it gets compressed and therefore warms up…sometimes more than 30 degrees from that 6000 foot level.
Over the past 24 hours computer guidance has been suppressing the storm to our south minimizing the impact and lowering the snow amounts for Sunday night and Monday…that trend continues. What was once looking like a sizable snowstorm is now looking like no big deal.
Intense snow showers called snow squalls raced through this afternoon leaving behind fresh coatings of snow and ushering in the coldest air mass of the month. It’ll be a frigid Friday with morning lows in the single digits but adding salt on the wound will be the wind…wind chills will approach 20 below as you start you day.
We are in a holding pattern with nothing but cold through the weekend and occasional bouts of light snow or flurries.
Another round of snow is moving in now. This won’t be a big event but more of a nuisance for afternoon and evening commuters.
As this storm wraps up, there is no resting around here…all eyes are on the next potential storm expected to impact us over the weekend. Here it is in the Midwest…not too bad…
Here’s an interesting wildcard for late Thursday night and early Friday morning…backlash snow. Backlash snow happens at the end of an event as upper level energy monopolizes any lingering moisture in the atmosphere and can create several more inches of snow and typically happens across interior New England in the hills and mountains. The coast is usually spared most of the accumulation due to the backing of winds to the NW which creates downsloping and additional drying of the atmosphere.
Many awoke to fresh coatings of snow this morning as a weak system raced through Southern New England last night. The system had a little more punch in Northern New England and parts of the Maine coastline saw around half a foot of snow.
Morning low temperatures bottomed out in the single digits…again…but the worst of the cold is behind us now and temps will moderate as we head into the weekend. A frontal system will stall over New England this weekend leading to a chance for rain or snow showers at times making it a bit unsettled but it will also lead to much milder air working in for a change
Too bad it’s raining right now otherwise today would be pretty sweet as temps have shot up into the 40s ahead of an Arctic cold front. The rain showers will shut off this afternoon but gusty wind will transport in another round of Arctic air and we’ll be in the deep freeze for the middle of the work week. Be careful driving or walking tonight…rain from today and a fast temp drop this evening will result in icy spots forming.