Thursday, February 21, 2013
Newton could see up to a foot of snow.
The snow may be melting, but it's not quite time to put the shovels away. A new snowstorm is headed our way for Saturday and Sunday, and Newton could see up to 12 inches of new snow before it's done. According to a warning from the National Weather Service, there is a "high probability" for a strong storm to impact southern New England late Saturday into Sunday. On his blog, WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert says the storm will start with rain and eventually turn in to heavy, wet snow. Snow will start between 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. and continue overnight Saturday into Sunday, Lambert writes. The storm should wrap up by midday Sunday. As of Thursday morning, forecasts call for 8 to 12 inches of new snow in the Newton area. Lambert predicts the …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Are you satisfied or frustrated with how the city handled the area’s fifth 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 city’s plows handled the more than two feet of snow that fell Friday and Saturday. You can also weigh in on the plowing of city municipal lots as well as the sidewalks and crosswalks the city handles during a storm. Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments section below, and keep in mind, the blizzard was the fifth largest snowstorm in New England history. For more local blizzard coverage, check out our Newton Storm Center. Related discussion:
Monday, February 11, 2013
Police are also urging residents to take caution on the roads today.
If you're out and about in the city today and tomorrow, there's no need to dig through the seat for change. Parking meters will not be in effect Feb. 11-12, according to an alert sent this morning by the Newton Police Department. The Newton Police Department is also advising drivers Monday to use caution while out on the roads. Rainy weather and cold temperatures have created slick roads, which are made worse by the leftover snow and slush from the recent blizzard. For more local blizzard coverage, check out our Newton Storm Center.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The latest information on the blizzard that is expected to hit Newton February 8-9. Have some info to share? Leave a comment below!
Write in the comments section if your power has been restored recently or if you are still without power.
What do you get when you mix high winds and wet snow? Power outages. As the blizzard continues to bear down on Newton, we here at Patch want to keep residents and neighbors informed about power outages in the city. By 11 p.m. Friday, NSTAR reported 175 Newton customers were without power, out of a total 40,046 in the city. According to the NSTAR power outage map, that's less than 0.5 percent of the total power customers in Newton. Although just a small number of Newton residents lost power last night, the storm is not over yet. A blizzard warning is still in effect in the area until 1 p.m. Saturday, with the National Weather Service forecasting 18-24 inches of snow and wind gusts up to 80 mph. So, let us know. Has your power been …
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…
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.