Thursday, June 13, 2013
Rain will arrive Thursday afternoon and will be heavy during the overnight hours.
Eastern Massachusetts is under a flood watch (again) as rain is expected to hit the area Thursday afternoon and into Friday. The flood watch is in effect until 8 a.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service said an addition one to three inches of rain could fall on the area. Eastern Massachusetts has already seen more than six inches of rain in June and meteorologists are concerned that the already saturated soil and swollen rivers and streams could cause flooding. Channel 7 meteorologist Jeremy Reiner said the rain should start between 1 and 4 p.m. Thursday. The rain will increase during the overnight hours. He added the storms will be a rain event. In other words, there shouldn’t be thunder and lightning or strong winds associated with …
Monday, June 10, 2013
Another batch of heavy rain is expected on Monday evening and again on Tuesday.
For the second time in four days, flooding is possible in Newton from heavy rain. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Monday evening through Tuesday evening for Newton , as well as most of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. It is the second flood watch issued in the past four days – a similar alert was issued on Friday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea moved through. The Newton area saw more than three inches of rain from that storm. “Showers are expected to overspread the region from west to east (Monday) afternoon,” the weather service said as it issued the flood watch. “The heaviest rain is expected to occur (Monday night), where some locations could pickup an …
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Some areas could see three inches of rain.
The first tropical system of the hurricane season is headed toward Southern New England. Tropical Storm Andrea is expected to make landfall in Florida Thursday evening before speeding up the coast to New England on Friday. Andrea is bringing tropical downpours and lightning to the Gulf region though the winds are not packing much of a punch at this point, according to Channel 7 meteorologist Pete Bouchard. The current forecast shows Andrea hitting the Boston area from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning. Southern New England could get up to three inches of rain out of Andrea. “I'm thinking that this early in the season, Andrea will lose much of her (wind) punch as she travels outside her comfort zone (that being the warm waters of the …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon.
The National Weather Service is warning of elevated fire weather conditions developing Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday. Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon. The winds plus dry conditions will create a fire hazard, according to the NWS. Elevated fire conditions will continue through mid-day Saturday, but winds should diminish in the afternoon. There is a “low probability” that southwest winds on Sunday will cause a wind advisory. The elevate fire weather conditions stretch across most of Massachusetts.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Cars can now park on the streets and in municipal lots.
The snow emergency and parking ban has been lifted in Newton, effective 1:30 p.m., according to the mayor's office. With the snow emergency lifted, cars can be parked on city streets and in municipal lots again. However, the city's regular winter parking ban remains in effect. With this ban, cars are not allowed to park on city streets for more than one hour between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. This parking ban runs from November 15-April 15. Newton issued the snow emergency early Tuesday morning as a late winter snow storm made its way through the state. In addition to the snow emergency, Newton Public Schools were closed Tuesday. If you have any snow-related service requests for the city, call them in to the City Hall customer service line at …
All cars must be parked off the street.
Updated 2 p.m.: The snow emergency and parking ban has been lifted in Newton, effective 1:30 p.m. Posted earlier: Yes, another storm. A snow emergency is currently in effect in Newton. All cars must be parked off the street and out of city lots. Cars left on city streets and in municipal parking lots will be ticketed and towed. In addition, the Newton Public Schools are closed today, March 19. This includes the Education Center as well as the preschool programs. All after school activities are also canceled. This is the sixth snow day for the Newton Public Schools. The district allows in its calendar for five snow days and after that, it must start adding days to the school year. This means the last day for students is now June 26, …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Due to the expected winter storm on Tuesday, the state announced that the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25.
With much of Massachusetts expecting a winter storm Tuesday, and with it the possibility of numerous school closings or delayed openings, the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced on its website. Originally this composition test was scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, but in an effort to make sure all schools administer the test on the same day, "all schools must administer the ELA Composition test to students in grades 4, 7, and 10 on Monday, March 25, including schools that are not affected by the weather," according to a memo from Elizabeth Davis, Associate Commissioner of Student…
Some forecasters are predicting up to eight inches will fall in areas west of Boston Monday night into Tuesday.
Spring begins Wednesday, but Old Man Winter wants to get in one more whack before winter goes away. Forecasters predict as much as 8 inches of snow could fall in the Newton area tonight into Tuesday. Nevertheless, the rain/snow line falls just west of Boston, meaning Newton could see more rain than snow. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Newton area beginning at 9 p.m. Monday and lasting through 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Look out for heavy snow and ice, and between 4 and 8 inches of snow, according the NWS warning. Snow will likely make Tuesday morning's commute a difficult one, the NWS warns. WHDH Channel 7 meteorologist Jeremy Reiner predicts that snow will begin falling between 11 p.m. Monday and 1 a.m. …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The snow emergency parking ban is also lifted.
The snow emergency and emergency parking ban have been lifted in Newton, effective 11 p.m. Friday, according to a post on the city's website. The normal, overnight winter parking ban is still in effect. This ban does not allow vehicles to be parked on a city street for more than one hour between 2 a.m. - 6 a.m. Now that the storm has stopped, residents have 30 hours to clear sidewalks in front of their property, according to the city's trial snow shoveling ordinance. If you are looking for help in shoveling your sidewalk, check out this list of shovelers on the city website. Any snow-related service requests can be called in to Newton City Hall at 617-796-1000 or filed online through the city's 311 system. All emergencies should be …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The National Weather Service says the Newton area could get between 12-24 inches from Friday's storm. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Newton area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Newton Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.