Wake up with the ‘BZ Morning Team at 4:30-7AM with WBZ-TV AccuWeather Meteorologist Todd Gutner as well as co-anchors Kate Merrill 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.
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Sandwiched between some mighty fine weather will be a super soaking tonight and early tomorrow morning. An area of low pressure with Gulf of Mexico origins is headed up the East Coast.
We are going on day three with this Nor’easter and these Spring Nor’easters are only slightly better than their Winter cousins. Cold, raw, rainy and now snowy and sleetie (is that even a word :-)) this pattern needs to change and soon.
The calendar may say Spring but Winter is going strong. Temps these next few days will be very cold…average highs for this part of the month are in the upper 40s…our highs: Monday 29, Tuesday 35 and Wednesday 35. Along with the cold a large Nor’easter will develop off of Nantucket early Wednesday morning.
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.