Friday, February 8, 2013
The winter storm is expected to build up steam after noon today, with the heaviest snowfall occurring during the Friday evening commute into Saturday.
Boston residents waking Friday morning expecting to see a blanket of snow will be surprised to see that the streets remain clear, with just the occasional flurry drifting down. But weather forecasters maintain: The storm is coming. And when it does, it may be bigger than previously expected. A National Weather Service blizzard warning update posted early Friday morning states that the "historic winter storm and blizzard" could drop up to 3 feet of snow on the area, rather than the 1-2 feet expected yesterday. The alert covers the Boston area as well as much of eastern and southern Massachusetts, southeastern New Hampshire and all of Rhode Island. The NWS alert calls for "heavy snow ... blowing and drifting at times" with quarter-mile …
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 …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Forecasters are warning the timing of an approaching snowstorm may make Monday afternoon and evening commute slippery.
There may be an inch of snow on the ground on Monday evening during the evening commute, according to forecasters at WHDH-TV. "Don't expect a ton of snow, but a general 1-3 inches [will] fall late Monday afternoon, through the evening, producing slick roads, perhaps in time for the ride home from work," meterologist Chris Lambert wrote in his blog. Though not much snow will fall, Lambert said the snow that does "will create slick spots on the roads Monday evening and Monday night." The National Weather Service forecasts that the snow will start between 3-5 p.m. in Boston. The precipitation will change over to sleet later in the evening. Based on the forecast, the weather service has issued a winter weather advisory that runs from 1 p.m. on…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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With a "mix of rain and snow" in the forecast for this afternoon, this local editor was as surprised as anyone to wake up to find snow covering the ground, piled up on tree branches outside the window. With temperatures around the city nearing 60 on Monday, the snowstorm is quite a mid-week switch. So what are you seeing outside your windows, on the streets and in the parks of Charlestown? Snap a picture and add it here by clicking the big "Upload Photos and Video" button above the image gallery. You can also email images to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet your Instagram or smart phone pics @CharlestwnPatch.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Boston was spared from heavy snowfall, but the city is covered in the white stuff this morning. Share your pics here.
Boston and Brookline were spared from the brunt of Saturday's fast-moving storm. The National Weather Service reported 2.2 inches of snow at Logan Airport, and had a ham radio operator report 3.8 inches in Dorchester. As of 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NSTAR reported a single customer without power in the city. Still, it's nice to see a blanket of snow across the city (until you have to go out side and clear out your car, that is). Are you out with a shovel this morning? Or are you taking in the picturesque scene from your window? Add your photos to this gallery and report how many inches of snow you found on your street. Adding pics is easy. Just click on the Upload button above to get started.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
A second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump more snow onto the area on Saturday. 7News meteorologists are predicting Charlestown will get between 2 to 4 inches of snow in the storm that is expected to start on Saturday afternoon and spread into the early hours of Sunday. The good news is that snow removal shouldn’t be a backbreaking endeavour. CBSBoston’s Todd Gutner said the snow will be “dry and fluffy for most,” though he warned that driving could be hazardous at times on Saturday.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Snow will fall during most of Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Charlestown may see 2 to 4 inches of snow over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the area with snow showers expected Friday night and steady snow on Saturday. The steady snow should taper off by 5 p.m. Saturday and then snow showers are expected Saturday night. The snowy conditions will be joined by fog and winds that may exceed 20 mph. NWS said there is a “moderate to high probability that winter weather advisorires will be needed for a portion of southern New England.” The heaviest snowfall should hit southeastern Massachusetts, but NWS warned that a shift in the storm track could result in changes in the type of precipitation and amount.
Friday, January 20, 2012
The National Weather Service expects 3-6 inches of snow for Saturday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Boston area. The service expects three to six inches of snow to fall between 2 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, according to an advisory updated at 1:15 p.m. Friday. The heaviest snow is expected from mid-morning to early afternoon Saturday, according to the advisory. “Snow will accumulate quickly as the ground is already cold. Untreated surfaces will become slippery quickly. Travelers are encouraged to allow extra time to reach their destinations,” read the statement. The storm will bring moderately strong winds, with gusts of up to 20 MPH, and visibility could drop to less than half a mile at times.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Overhyped? Or Just About Right? What Did You Think About the Halloween Weekend Storm? Please tell us in the comments section below.
Did you lose power (Some 1,200 homes remain without power in Boston Sunday morning, according to the city's Alert Boston system.)? How were the roads last night? Do you think this early snowstorm in October is a sign of things to come? Please share your thoughts, experiences, and photos of the October storm, some are calling Snowtober.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
One to three inches of snow is possible with strong, gusting winds that could knock down trees and power lines.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm watch for much of Massachusetts this weekend, and Boston is under a high wind and coastal flood warning. The storm, which may stretch from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning, could leave one to three inches of snow on the ground in the city and kick up winds as high as 47mph. "Anticipate precipitation to change to all snow around midnight continuing into Sunday morning," the NWS said in an advisory statement on Saturday afternoon. "There is a possibility for 1 to 2 inch per hour snowfall rates at times. Snow should taper off into Sunday morning." NWS is also predicting strong northeast winds that could knock down trees and power lines. There's a chance of thunder on Sunday …