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 …
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…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The first major snowfall of the season dumped about 8 inches in the area. Show us what your neighborhood looks like today.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Stay up-to-date with the latest on this weekend's winter storm.
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Saturday, December 29, 2012
NEWTON PATCH STORM CENTRAL UPDATES, CLOSINGS & MORE: Sunday, Dec. 30— 11:45 a.m. 10:20 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29— 10:54 p.m. 10:30 p.m. 7:55 p.m. 7:50 p.m. See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is icy? Just saw a store clerk put out more snow melt products? Please use this story on Newton Patch to help out your neighbors. Just add your comments, observations and warnings to the comments section below. Newton Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful during the storm. Stay safe, Newton!
All cars must be parked off the street.
Updated 10:30 p.m. As of 11 p.m., a snow emergency will be in effect in Newton, according to a Tweet from the Newton Police Department. Earlier, Newton Patch reported a Newton Police Tweet that indicated the snow emergency would start at 8 p.m. However, the time was changed to 11 p.m. During a snow emergency all cars must be parked off the street to allow for plows and proper snow clearing. Vehicle owners who violate the snow emergency by parking on city streets will be ticketed and towed. In addition, residents should remember the city's trial snow shoveling ordinance, which requires homeowners to clear sidewalks outside their homes within 30 hours of a storm. If residents have any snow-related service requests for the city, they can …
The ban starts at 9 tonight.