Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A long-duration storm is knocking on the city's door, but most local meteorologists expect little snow in Boston.
Medford's in for some wet weather Wednesday through Friday, according to local forecasts, but don't get out your snow shovels yet. For Boston, the local weather teams aren't predicting very much snow. Instead, expect a lot of rain and maybe some heavy slushy snow in spots. While areas inland may get a half a foot of snow, Boston's bigger concern is the three high tides during this storm. Flooding may become an issue along the immediate coast. Here are the latest forecasts from the local television news weather teams. All totals were updated Wednesday morning. WHDH (7 News): All rain WLVI (NewsCenter 5): 1-2 inches along the coast, six inches or more inland WBZ (CBS Local): 2-4 inches WFXT (MyFox Boston): 1-3 inches NECN: 1-3 inches
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Are you satisfied or frustrated with how the town handled the area’s 5th largest snowstorm in history? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Now that the snow has fallen, and started to melt, it’s your time to rate how the town’s plows handled the more than 2 feet of snow that fell Friday and Saturday. Medford Patch's Facebook page has lit up since last Saturday with readers who were mostly dissatisfied with plowing in Medford, but we want to open this up to people with opinions any which way. Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below, and keep in mind, the blizzard was the 5th largest snowstorm in New England history. [Follow Medford Patch on Twitter, like us on Facebook and sign up for our Daily Newsletter and Breaking News alerts.]
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Stay up to date with the latest on this weekend's winter storm.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at…
Blizzard warning goes into effect at 6 a.m.
The National Weather Service is continuing to call the storm expected to hit the region as a "potential historic" one that has been upgraded from a blizzard watch to a blizzard warning. [Follow Medford Patch on Twitter, like us on Facebook and sign up for our Daily Newsletter and Breaking News alerts.] Eighteen to 24 inches of snow are expected to drape Medford and the surrounding region by the time it stops. The blizzard warning goes into effect at 6 a.m. and will last until 1 p.m. Saturday. The NWS said winds are expected to gust up to 60 mph today. Scattered power outages are anticipated and damage to trees and structures could also take place. The heaviest of snowfall is expected along the I-95 corridor, the NWS said. Most …
Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
New England may be in shutdown mode as a giant blizzard barrels through the area, but the conversation is alive and well on Twitter and the rest of the Web. Follow our live chat from Friday morning through the duration of the storm for updates in your neighborhood and around the rest of the state. Patch editors will provide continuous updates, and Twitter feeds from public officials, safety personnel and residents will let you know what's happening outside your window. If you'd like to ask a question during the chat, simply add it in the comment section above. We can't get to every question but will try our best to provide as much information as we can.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Stay up to date with the latest on Friday's winter storm.
Medford Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful during the storm. Stay safe Medford! [Follow Medford Patch on Twitter, like us on Facebook and sign up for our Daily Newsletter and Breaking News alerts.] Add your storm photos and videos to this article by clicking the "Add photos & videos" link underneath the graphic to the right. Let us know what's happening in your neighborhood. Leave a comment below telling us about how Nemo has hit your neighborhood, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay up-to-date if you lose power by downloading the Medford Patch iPhone app. Updates will also be posted to Twitter (@MedfordPatch) and to our Facebook Page. IMPORTANT NUMBERS & WEBSITES…
Accumulation is expected to be between 18 and 24 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
The most recent forecast from the National Weather Service is calling the impending major winter storm a "potential historic" one that could drop up to two feet of snow on Medford and the outlying region. A blizzard watch will be in effect from Friday morning until Saturday afternoon with much of Eastern Massachusetts to be affected by the storm. Snow accumulation is expected to be between 18 to 24 inches, according to the NWS. Light snow will be developing Friday morning and will increase in density by Friday afternoon. NWS is reporting the most heavy snow will come Friday evening into Saturday morning. It's possible snow could fall at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour, according to the NWS. Travel could be "nearly impossible" with blowing…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Between 12 and 24 inches of snow accumulation is expected, beginning Friday morning.
Wednesday, February 6
As of 3:19 p.m. on Wednesday, the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Middlesex County and much of Massachusetts from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. According to NWS, much the state will be impacted by heavy snow with accumulation of 12 to 24 inches with the potential for blizzard conditions. The NWS previously forecast 14 to 18 inches in the Medford area. That total has been increased to 18 to 24 inches in the latest forecast. (See photo.) Light snow is expected to begin by Friday morning and increase in intensity throughout the day with the heaviest snowfall occurring Friday night into Saturday morning. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are possible during that time. Residents should be aware that…
One of the biggest snowstorms to ever hit the region happened 35 years ago today.
It has been 35 years since the legendary "Blizzard of '78," one of the biggest and most memorable snowstorms to ever hit Massachusetts. On Feb. 6, 1978, the area was hit with a record 27 inches of snow with the added bonus of hurricane force winds. The storm began the morning of Feb. 6 and lasted through the following evening. The snow came down so fast that thousands of motorists were stranded in snowdrifts as they drove down Rte. 128. When we asked for your memories last year, here is what Medford Patch reader Anne Gelineau Powers wrote: I remember well going to the First National to get milk and bread - while it lasted. I also remember walking to Medford Savings Bank (where I worked) on High St. to get the bank open - 3 days after the …