Recreational saltwater boating contributed $3.5 billion to the Northeast’s economy last year and supported the equivalent of 27,000 jobs, according to a new study on the reach of a historical but underanalyzed industry.
The prediction of a colder winter than last year means heating your home is going to cost more. In fact, a new government forecast predicts you could end up spending a record-high.
Periodic light showers will be shifting to SE MA and the Cape for the Afternoon where it will remain a bit damp. It is a dry day in Boston points, N & W. Clearing skies with drier air will try to push to the coast but it will not be easy. Sunshine in western New England should arrive near Worcester by 2 or 3 PM. It will take the entire day for the clearing line t reach the coast unfortunately. Winds are lighter today out of the NNE. With clouds and cool wind off the water…60’s and Lwr 70’s at the beaches, Lwr-mid 70’s inland where we will see some increasing afternoon sunshine.
Today will still be warm and a bit muggy to start. Sunshine with temps climbing into the upper 80’s to near 90 in many areas by afternoon.
The early returns for Northeast fishermen working under a major rules change shows their catch down 10 percent, but revenues up 17 percent.