Thursday, February 7, 2013
Whiteout conditions are expected as the storm intensifies.
What began as a blizzard watch for the Boston area has now been upgraded to a blizzard warning. The National Weather Service issued the warning for the majority of Eastern Massachusetts Thursday afternoon, as it anticipates about 2 feet of snow to descend upon the area Friday into Saturday. "White out conditions are anticipated as roads become snow-covered by the Friday evening commute," the warning states. "Strong north-northeast winds are anticipated with gusts up to around 60 miles per hour, resulting in blowing and drifting of snow. Damage to trees and structures along with scattered power outages are anticipated." Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more than 20 miles per …
The city is already mobilizing to clean and clear roads during and after the upcoming storm. This is their plan.
The city's public works department is readying more than 600 pieces of equipment for the upcoming storm, gearing up for what could be the biggest storm Boston has seen in years. The DPW starts their preparations by pre-treating as many streets as possible, prepping the salters, sanders and plows, and coordinating with the mayor's office to get residents to keep their cars out of the way. See this video on how they get ready. The mayor is also trying to reduce traffic by urging employers to let employees work from home and requiring only essential city personnel to come in to work. Mayor Thomas Menino has already declared a snow emergency starting at noon Friday, meaning you need to move your car off these streets so that DPW vehicles can…
Check here often for updates about service delays and cancellations, new forecast information, and more info you'll need to make it through the storm.
Thursday, February 7
Sunday morning: The travel ban has been lifted but the snow emergency (and therefore, the parking ban) remains in effect. The T will likely not run until Monday. The library remains closed today. Saturday: Just over 500 NSTAR customers in Boston were without power at around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The city appears to be one of the lighter-hit areas in the electric company's coverage area. Communities along the coast and out on the Cape are experiencing much higher rates of power outages, with more than 90 percent of NSTAR customers out in towns such as Scituate, Duxbury, Marshfield and Plymouth. Closer to Boston, the hardest hit town so far Saturday morning is Dedham, with about 3 percent of NSTAR customers without power. Experiencing an …
During severe winter weather, the MBTA may reduce its scheduling of trains, buses and other modes of transportation.
UPDATE: The MBTA is suspending all services at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Morning and afternoon service will run with "significant delays." The MBTA adjusts the scheduling of all of its modes of transportation in real time during severe snow events, and the service provides several frequently updated resources to check while the snow is coming down. On the web: The MBTA provides a winter weather website which is active during major snow events. This site will provide detail of a reduction in service in real-time: MBTA.com/winter. MBTA.com is the homepage, which also displays updates. A way to find out find out whether a specific line is experiencing a reduction in service is to check the MBTA’s service updates page. This page is always active. …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Forecasters are warning the timing of an approaching snowstorm may make Monday afternoon and evening commute slippery.
There may be an inch of snow on the ground on Monday evening during the evening commute, according to forecasters at WHDH-TV. "Don't expect a ton of snow, but a general 1-3" falls late Monday afternoon, through the evening, producing slick roads, perhaps in time for the ride home from work," writes meterologist Chris Lambert in his blog. Even though not much snow will fall, Lambert said that the snow "will create slick spots on the roads Monday evening and Monday night." The National Weather Service forecasts that the snow will start between 3-5 p.m. in Boston. The precipitation will change over to sleet later in the evening. Based on the forecast, the weather service has issued a winter weather advisory that runs from 1 p.m. on Monday …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Several inches of snow could fall in Eastern Massachusetts from the winter storm.
A snow storm will roll into Eastern Massachusetts Monday afternoon and continue through Tuesday morning, dumping a few inches of snow in the area. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch beginning Monday afternoon. The heaviest snow will be along the coast of Massachusetts, where 4 to 8 inches of snow could fall, but the storm watch includes the cities of Boston and Cambridge. Further inland, snowfall is expected to between 1 to 3 inches, according to the forecast by WHDH Channel 7. In Boston, the snow is forecast to start falling around 3 p.m. and not stop until Tuesday evening, according to weather.com.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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Wednesday, January 16
Boston didn't get heavy snow Wednesday morning, but what snow did fall left a pretty dusting on the city's neighborhoods. Show us what it looks like on your street. Please take your camera or cellphone, stick it out a window or doorway and take a photo or a video. Then upload it to this article. You can sign in with your Patch or your Facebook account. It's easy, just click the "upload" button above and follow the directions. Be sure to include a caption for your photo that lets others know where the photo was taken. The more specific you are the better, but simply mentioning the street is fine too. Let's have some fun with this and see what we can create together. Stay warm.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Boston was spared from heavy snowfall, but the city is covered in the white stuff this morning. Share your pics here.
Boston and Brookline were spared from the brunt of Saturday's fast-moving storm. The National Weather Service reported 2.2 inches of snow at Logan Airport, and had a ham radio operator report 3.8 inches in Dorchester. As of 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NSTAR reported a single customer without power in the city. Still, it's nice to see a blanket of snow across the city (until you have to go out side and clear out your car, that is). Are you out with a shovel this morning? Or are you taking in the picturesque scene from your window? Add your photos to this gallery and report how many inches of snow you found on your street. Adding pics is easy. Just click on the Upload button above to get started.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
A second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump more snow onto the area on Saturday. 7News meteorologists are predicting Beacon Hill will get between 2 to 4 inches of snow in the storm that is expected to start on Saturday afternoon and spread into the early hours of Sunday. The good news is that snow removal shouldn’t be a backbreaking endeavour. CBSBoston’s Todd Gutner said the snow will be “dry and fluffy for most,” though he warned that driving could be hazardous at times on Saturday.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Wednesday afternoon. Boston snowfall totals now estimated between 4-6 inches.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for all of Eastern Massachusetts effective until 6 p.m. Thursday. The warning called for 4-8 inches of snow and a light coating of ice from the storm. As of 3:08 p.m., the service’s snow total graphics showed Boston within a band of 4-6 inches of snow. Estimated snow totals have fluctuated over the last two days but steadily increased since this morning. “Snow will fall heavily at times through the evening rush hour before becoming lighter. Snow may mix with sleet and freezing rain tonight before changing back to all snow overnight,” read the warning. “Roads will primarily remain wet through the evening commute...although icy spots will begin to develop. More of an impact is …