Saturday, February 16, 2013
The area could see around a half a foot of more snow Saturday night into Sunday.
There are still huge snowbanks everywhere from the Blizzard of '13, even after moderate temperatures this week, but Old Man Winter isn't done with the Boston area yet. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until Sunday at 1 p.m. for a storm that will pass through the area starting Saturday night. The forecast calls for 1-3 inches of snow on Saturday night and another 3-5 inches on Sunday, mainly before 4 p.m. Visibility won't be great either, as winds could gust as high as 43 mph on Sunday, blowing the snow around and producing wind chill values as low as -2 on Sunday night. The gusty winds will continue on Presidents Day, which will be sunny with a high near 32 but wind chill values as low as -4.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Here's the latest on how you need to prepare for Winter Storm Nemo in Newton.
Updated 2:01 p.m. -- Check out the Newton Patch Storm Center for updates on the blizzard forecast, closings, delays and more. Posted earlier: Looks like Nemo is going to find us ... (Come on, you knew we couldn't get through this storm without at least one Pixar reference). As the day of Winter Storm Nemo's arrival draws closer, the forecasts aren't getting any less hairy. Looking at a couple of accumulation maps reveals that 16 inches for the Newton area appears to be the bare minimum. Eighteen inches minimum actually shows up on more maps, and the maximum numbers are at two feet or more. Fox 25 meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz told Patch via a tweet that he'd recommend people head home by 3 p.m. Friday ("to be safe"), especially if they …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The National Weather Service is predicting the most significant snow storm since early 2010.
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Newton and surrounding areas from Friday night through Saturday morning. According to the watch, "The worst of the storm will be Friday night into Saturday morning," with snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour possible. "Travel may become nearly impossible with blowing and drifting snow." Several news outlets can agree that Winter Storm Nemo will bring a minimum accumulation of 18 inches to the area, but the maximum accumulation numbers vary. Here's the deal: - WCVB is predicting 25.3 inches of snow in Boston by 11 a.m. Saturday. - WHDH is calling for 15-20 inches of snow throughout the area that includes Wayland. - The NWS is predicting 18-24 inches for the entire area. We …
It's going to snow this weekend, but how much will we get?
The state and national news networks all agree on one thing, there is a storm coming to town Friday and Saturday. What they don't agree on is how much snowfall you're going to see. As of 11 p.m. Tuesday night, estimates ranged from 3 inches to nearly 2 feet. A report from Jim Arnold, weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Management Agency, said the storm will likely begin Thursday and could leave 10 to 15 inches across the area. The Weather Channel said the storm will likely peak Friday night around 10 p.m. They are focusing on two very different possibilities, one that could dump nearly 2 feet in the Boston area, the other showing less than 3 inches. Fox25 is keeping their estimate in the middle. "The heaviest snow band could …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Several inches of snow could fall in Eastern Massachusetts from the winter storm.
[UPDATE: Jan. 21, 4:42 p.m.] That snow is expected to begin as flurries early Monday evening and cause a bit of a headache come Tuesday morning's commute. The bulk of the snow is expected along the coasts, with the Cape and coastal New Hampshire predicted to receive 5 or more inches, according to the WHDH weather blog. The western suburbs fall in the area predicted to receive 2-3 inches, but Boston is on the border of the 2-3 and 3-5 inch lines. Most of the snow is expected to fall late tonight through Tuesday mid-day. Along with the snow, according to WHDH, will come arctic air that is expected to stick around throughout the coming week. [UPDATE: Jan 21, 8:17 a.m.] Forecasters say the snow will start hitting the coast about 5 p.m. Monday…
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The National Weather Service forecasts rain and snow from Wednesday night through Thursday.
Wintery conditions are headed toward Newton over the next couple days, with accumulation of snow possible overnight on Wednesday and Thursday. The National Weather Service forecasts less than half an inch of precipitation Wednesday night in the Newton area, and more outside Rte. 128. Less than half an inch is expected to fall before 4 a.m. On Thursday, rain and snow is expected to fall after 9 a.m. and will be heavy at times. Precipitation of between three-quarters of an inch to an inch is forecast for the area. Rain, snow and sleet could continue periodically until 9 a.m. Friday morning, according to the NWS.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Slippery roads have strained local emergency services.
[Updated 11:00 a.m.] According to scanner reports, numerous motor vehicle accidents have occurred across the city this morning due to icy road conditions. Starting just before 7:30 a.m., accidents began piling up all over Newton. Some of the reported incidents included a car into a pole on Nonantum Road and multiple crashes near Woodland Golf Club. According to Rachel Kagno, spokesperson for Newton-Wellesley Hospital, the emergency room has been swamped since 7 a.m. with injuries from car accidents as well as people slipping on the ice. "We are unbelievably busy this morning due to icy road conditions," Kagno said. "Ambulances are coming in five at a time." Kagno said the majority of the cases are minor, as most people coming in with …