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.
Boston’s WBZ-TV and myTV38 (WSBK) are owned and operated by CBS Television Stations, one of the largest network-owned groups.
Our Winter break is coming to an end…an arctic cold front will pass through this evening and temps will take a nose-dive.
Saturday’s high was 59…Sunday’s high was 54…today’s high is expected to be 50 in Boston. That would make this a three day January thaw…kind of like a Winter heatwave! Whatever you want to call it it’s been very nice but it won’t last that much longer as with cold air expected to work back in later this week.
Wind is settling down temps are on the rise and we’ve officially turned the corner…on the road to an extended January thaw that rolls in this weekend! Much warmer air begins to work in tomorrow but it happens several thousand up…it won’t work down to the surface until Saturday…it will lead to thickening clouds and snow breaking during the morning commute. The snow will be light but fairly steady and leave behind some coatings by midday.
We are right in the middle of the deep freeze but the worst is just about behind us and temps will begin a slow moderation through the rest of the week with an extended January thaw on the way.
Enjoy today…30s don’t sound that warm but they’ll actually be the warmest temps of the week with an Arctic blast poised to arrive for the New Year. The first wave of cold arrives New Year’s Eve night…just as the ball is dropping…temps are expected to be around 20 degrees with the wind picking up.
The pictures from Northern New England are sad…major ice storm is ongoing for parts of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine with power outages in the tens of thousands.
It may be quiet now but it won’t be over the weekend. Winter Storm Watches are now up from the NWS for Saturday night and Sunday morning. A weak cold front will slide in this afternoon with a flurry but more importantly it will thoroughly establish the arctic air here in New England. This will set the table for our weekend storm leading to lots of snow. The trend over the last 24 hours is for an increase in moisture and while the mid-levels still aren’t that impressive the upper levels (jet-stream level) all of a sudden is much more favorable for generating lift and therefore precip.
Last winter left a battered and bruised coastline that in some areas was completely rearranged.
Once again it’s going to be a challenge getting around today…first black ice issues early on as all the slush from yesterday has frozen up…bu shortly it’s more snow.
For many of us urban gardeners, the shady areas of our garden are often the most challenging.