Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Another 4 to 8 inches of snow could fall in Medford starting Wednesday night through Friday morning, according to forecasters, as another storm heads towards southern New England.
Punxsutawney Phil's prognostication back on Groundhog Day for an early spring is increasingly looking like a cruel joke on the public. Medford could see between 4 and 8 inches of snow starting Wednesday night through Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), which issued a winter storm watch on Tuesday night. "There is still some uncertainty with snowfall amounts, but this storm will have a significant impact on southern New England," the NWS said. The forecast calls for a chance of rain showers during the day on Wednesday, as the high temperature will hover near 42 degrees with a steady northeast wind between 13 and 21 miles per hour and gusts as high as 36 miles per hour. But as the temperature drops overnight, …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
White out conditions are expected as the storm intensifies.
Thursday, February 7
What began as a blizzard watch for the Medford area has now been upgraded to a blizzard warning. The National Weather Service issued the warning for the majority of Eastern Massachusetts Thursday afternoon, as it anticipates about 2 feet of snow to descend upon the area Friday into Saturday. "White out conditions are anticipated as roads become snow-covered by the Friday evening commute," the warning states. "Strong north-northeast winds are anticipated with gusts up to around 60 miles per hour, resulting in blowing and drifting of snow. Damage to trees and structures along with scattered power outages are anticipated." Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more than 20 miles per …
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…
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" falls late Monday afternoon, through the evening, producing slick roads, perhaps in time for the ride home from work," writes meterologist Chris Lambert in his blog. Even though not much snow will fall, Lambert said that the snow "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 Medford 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 Monday …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
National Weather Service advises fog will be dense until 9 a.m. Sunday.
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a dense fog advisory for Middlesex County and all of eastern Massachusetts to remain in effect until 9 a.m. Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, visibility could be a quarter of a mile or less at times during the advisory. In addition, travel conditions "will be hazardous due to poor visibility." NWS is advising motorists to "slow down as objects on and near roadways will only be seen at close range."
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Strong winds and hail are possible late Sunday afternoon.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Medford and Middlesex County on Sunday afternoon as a storm in central Massachusetts barrels towards the coast. The National Weather Service (NWS) said in a statement that the warning is in effect until 5:30 p.m., as the storm near Clinton moved northeast at 30 miles per hour. Damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour are possible with the storm, along with hail, "deadly lightning" and torrential rain, the NWS said. "Get to safe shelter now, inside a study building or in a vehicle," the NWS said. "Do not seek shelter under trees. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning." Driver should also stay alert for flooding roads and ponding of water on roadways, the …