Saturday, February 9, 2013
Do you agree with the governor's decision or was it too drastic?
All non-emergency drivers were ordered off the roads on Friday when Gov. Deval Patrick issued an executive order banning travel during the blizzard. (Editor's note: The ban is lifted statewide as of 4 p.m. Saturday.) Patrick's executive order is being praised by some and bashed by others, reported The Boston Globe. While former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was in charge of the commonwealth during the Blizzard of ’78, praised the governor’s move, others called the order “tyrannical” and say the strict ban and hefty fines were too much, according to The Globe. Those caught violating the ban would face up to a year in jail and a $500 fine. What do you think? Do you agree with the governor’s decision or do you think the travel ban …
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…
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…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
How much snow did you get at your home?
What does the overnight snowstorm look like outside your home? Upload photos from your neighborhood and take a look at snow photos from all around Medford. Click "Upload Photos and Videos" and show us what it looks like where you are.