Saturday, May 11, 2013
Local weather expert Jim Arnold said look out for a chance of severe weather.
A disturbance plans on swinging its way through southern New England on this afternoon, bringing with it some showers and thunderstorms, according to Jim Arnold, weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency. That means, he said, that today could mean some isolated severe weather for the area. "Right now there are no indications of severe thunderstorms," Arnold said yesterday morning, "but should we see any significant sunshine before the showers arrive here, the atmosphere could destabilize enough to produce an isolated severe thunderstorm or two across the region. The main threat would likely be strong straight line winds, and these storms would also likely produce quite heavy but brief rainfall as well as frequent …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
These common sense rules can help avoid tragedy.
Thursday, January 3
The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) offers these tips to make sure your pets are kept safe during extreme winter conditions: Keep your pets warm and indoors. As always cats should stay inside. Since cats left outdoors may stay warm in car wheel wells or under hoods, you should awake any sleeping animals by wrapping on your car hood before starting the engine. Trips outside should remain short during the winter months. While dogs need outdoor exercise, lengthy walks can prove harmful especially when wind chill is a factor. Dogs should remain leashed and supervised when outdoors throughout the year. However in the winter do not bring them near bodies of water even if they appear frozen. Shorthaired dogs…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
National Weather Service issues wind advisory for this afternoon into early Wednesday.
Natick residents' evening commute could be a breeze -- approaching 50 mph in some locations. The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a wind advisory for 4 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Wednesday for all of Massachusetts (except Berkshire County), as well as Connecticut and Rhode Island. Gusts of 20 to 30 mph are expected, reaching 50 in some areas, the weather service reports on its website. Scattered power outages are possible due to downed tree limbs and power lines. Heavy rain -- as much as an inch -- also is expected tonight, the weather service reports.