Monday, March 18, 2013
After days of wildly different predictions, the area's forecast is beginning to take shape.
So far, March is still roaring in like a lion, with yet more snow in the forecast for early this week. By Monday morning, local news broadcasts were starting to fall in line on the same theme: Boston will begin to see snow late night Monday, with 2 to 6 inches dumped in the city before it ultimately turns to rain at some point on Tuesday. Here’s a look at the forecasts from the different local news station meteorologists. All these totals were updated Monday morning: How much snow do you think we'll get? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Gov. Patrick will reassess the situation after the storm ends Saturday afternoon.
A statewide travel ban remained in effect Saturday morning, as a serious winter storm continued to drop snow on the Boston area and other parts of Massachusetts. In a call to NECN, Gov. Deval Patrick said conditions were improving slowly but that because the storm was still ongoing the travel ban would remain in effect. Patrick said he was still concerned about public safety and that he would reassess the situation "around midday." The governor said he had not heard of any serious injuries because of the storm. The statewide travel ban, an executive order that took effect at 4 p.m. Friday, affects nearly all non-emergency vehicles across the commonwealth. Some exclusions include health professionals, public works employees, utility workers…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
More than 600 plows will be active this weekend, according to the Mayor's Office.
With a borderline "historic" blizzard approaching the city, Boston officials have already begun to make arrangements for snow removal, power outages and emergecy rescue. With the latest forecasts predicting 1-2 feet of snow to fall in Boston from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning, city departments are already preparing. More than 600 pieces of equipment and snowplows will be active on city streets by early Friday morning, according to the mayor's office. The Office of Emergency Management is coordinating with city agencies. NSTAR and the Weather Service, Boston Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services have arranged for additional staffing. Police will be stationed at major intersections around the city. The Inspectional …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Boston area down to Providence could see 1-2 feet of snow on Friday into Saturday.
The National Weather Service’s winter storm alert issued earlier today has been replaced with a “Blizzard Watch,” in effect starting Friday morning. “A potential historic winter storm and blizzard is expected to drop one to two feet of snow across much of the region Friday into Saturday,” the National Weather Service alert states. The watch affects much of eastern Massachusetts, including the Boston area, as well as northern and central Rhode Island, and runs Friday morning into Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will be in the mid 20s. The National Weather Service is forecasting “heavy snow with the potential for blizzard conditions and accumulations of 12 to 24 inches.” Light snow is expected to develop by Friday morning, increasing in …
The National Weather Service is estimating heavy snowfall on Friday into Saturday.
A major winter storm will move into the Boston area on Friday into Saturday, potenially dumping one to two feet of snow on Boston this weekend. A National Weather Service snowfall total forecast map released late Wednesday morning shows 14 to 18 inches falling in the Boston area. "A major winter storm will bring the potential for a foot or more of snow across much of the region Friday into early Saturday," according to the alert. Light snow will develop on Friday morning, and snowfall will increase to become heavy on Friday afternoon then taper off on Saturday. "Deep snow accumulations are likely on untreated roads," according to the National Weather Service. "In addition, strong winds may develop to create near blizzard conditions across …