Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Storm making its way toward New England could arrive just in time for dinner on Saturday.
A winter storm expected to bring a foot of snow to the Midwest is making its way toward New England and will apparently arrive on Saturday night. A National Weather Service forecast calls for some snow in the Wakefield area before 1 p.m. on Saturday before giving way to rain. On Saturday night, more snow is expected, lasting into Sunday night. In his blog on the WHDH.com website, meteorologist Jeremy Reiner says that "6-12 (inches) seems like a good starting point." After the storm, weather is expected to be on the side of snow removal efforts, with sunny skies and highs in the 40s expected on both Monday and Tuesday.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Here's a quick look at how much got dumped on various North Shore towns over the weekend.
This weekend's blizzard, so dubbed Nemo by the Weather Channel, dumped a lot of snow across Southern New England between Friday night and Saturday morning. Here's a look at how much was reported in cities and towns around the North Shore. The following chart is compiled from information released by the National Weather Service in Taunton based on unofficial observations taken during the storm. Reports come from highway departments, residents, news outlets, Skywarn spotters and others. You can see the rest of the numbers here for Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
So long how does it take to melt two feet of snow? The Wakefield area might get a pretty good idea after this week.
New Englanders got their first major snowstorm in a couple of years this weekend, but it remains to be seen how long the stuff will actually stick around in the Wakefield area. As noted earlier in the weekend, the Blizzard of 2013 dumped a reported 27.5 inches of snow on Wakefield - and, for comparison, 25.5 inches on Peabody. The National Weather Service forecasts up to half an inch of rain falling on Monday, primarily before 5 p.m. After that, some additional rain is possible during the evening, as well as scattered fog. Monday's weather is expected to start by mid-morning with a possible wintry mix giving way to rain as the temperature potentially rises into the mid 40s. The nighttime temperature is expected to hover around the freezing…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Thanks to the blizzard, Wakefield is expecting up to 30 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
Saturday, February 9
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall from the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Wakefield Patch's coverage area.
National Weather Service blizzard warning now expected to end at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Sunshine is back in the weather forecast for Sunday – but first it’s going to be a long and snowy Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, the Lynnfield area can expect between 13 and 19 inches of snow by Saturday morning. On Saturday, the snow is expected to continue until 3 p.m. and may be very heavy at times, with up to nine inches of new accumulation possible. Along with the snow, wind gusts of up to 60 mph will further add to the weather picture. At times, notes the NWS forecast for Saturday, wind chills could be as low as -5 below. The NWS blizzard warning is now set to end at 1 p.m. on Saturday for Eastern Massachusetts, Southeastern New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Looking ahead to Sunday, clear skies with a high of …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Stay in the loop during this weekend's potentially historic winter storm.
Since Friday morning, the region has been experiencing its most serious winter weather event in at least several years. The town of Wakefield announced a snow emergency on Thursday afternoon that will remain in place until 7 p.m. on Saturday. Vehicles parked on town roadways during this time will be ticketed and towed, as will any vehicle that impedes snow removal. Call 911 if an emergency comes up during the storm. Updates: 3:16 p.m. Saturday - a Report from the National Weather Service says 27.5 inches of snow recorded in Wakefield. 1:20 p.m. Saturday - The state's driving ban is lifted as of 4 p.m. on Saturday. 11:01 a.m. Saturday: Wakefield Fire Chief Michael Sullivan has provided the following fire safety tips in light of the storm – …
A blizzard warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
OK, so that two feet of snow we were preparing to get last night? Better add another foot to that. The National Weather Service Friday morning adjusted its predicted snowfall totals to three feet. The timing of the snowfall is roughly the same: with light snow falling in Worcester, Middlesex and Norfolk counties Friday morning, and becoming heavy later in the afternoon and into the Friday evening commute. So, as WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Reiner notes in his blog, you have a "few hours left this morning" to run some errands, but travel will deteriorate this afternoon. By 7 tonight, most towns will have 2 to 4 inches, Reiner predicted. The storm should be the worst from 7 p.m. Friday to noon tomorrow, when snow could fall at a rate of 2 to 3…
With another historic blizzard hitting Massachusetts, let's take a look back at the Blizzard of '78.
The Blizzard of ’78 has to be the most photographed and videoed winter storm in New England history. Images of stranded cars, battered coastlines and children playing in giant snow drifts are all vivid memories of that historic storm. As New Englanders, we commemorated the 35th anniversary of the storm earlier this week – and now Mother Nature is celebrating herself with what could be one of the biggest snowstorms in history. As we hunker down for this storm, let’s take a look back at the Blizzard of ’78. Here are some fun videos from TV and radio broadcasts before, during and after the storm, as well as home movies on YouTube… Let’s start off with the TV news weather reports Here’s a radio broadcast from WBZ An old WEEI broadcast during …
Here are guidelines from the USDA regarding the safety of food in a refrigerator without power.
With the Blizzard of 2013 predicted to hit us starting today, losing power is a significant threat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service prepared a fact sheet for keeping food safe during an emergency, including losing power. The USDA says to "keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature." But, the refrigerator will only keep food safely cold for about four hours if unopened during a power outage, according to the USDA. A full freezer will hold the temperature for about 48 hours if full (24 hours of half full), the USDA says. The USDA emphasizes "never to taste food to determine its safety" and says that you should "evaluate each item separately." …
Wakefield's snow emergency in effect from 2 p.m. Friday until 7 p.m. Saturday.
Snowfall is expected to start early Friday morning with no end in sight until around midafternoon on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. An overnight forecast from the NWS called for snow to start in the Wakefield area between 4 and 7 a.m., with wind gusts reaching as high as 31 mph. The town's snow emergency is in effect as of 7 a.m. on Friday. Accumulation may be relatively slow in the early part of the day, but by late Friday night, as much as 18 inches of snow could be on the ground - with wind gusts possibly as high as 65 mph. On Thursday afternoon, the NWS upgraded its alert for the Wakefield area to a blizzard warning. Throughout the storm, Wakefield Patch will provide storm updates, public safety alerts and other …