Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Did you take photos during the storm? Share them with your neighbors right here.
During a snow storm in the last days of winter, MetroWest spent Tuesday morning shoveling dense, wet slush as temperatures flirted with climbing above the freezing point. The area got as much as eight inches in some areas, forcing many area schools to cancel class. Did you take any photos during the storm while you were home with the kids? Click the "upload" button to the left and share them with your neighbors. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The snow has stopped falling and you've had all day to capture the images. Now let's see them. Upload your photos from today's storm.
Natick got snow today. It's that simple. We want to see what that snow looked like from your perspective. Upload your photos from today's storm. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Friday, February 22, 2013
Weather forecasters are predicting as much as a foot of snow in some parts of Massahusetts, but don't expect much to fall in Natick.
Will Natick get pummeled this weekend with more than a foot of snow or will it receive just a little snow with some rain mixed in? The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. As of 11:30 a.m. Friday, the NWS said to expect less than a half inch of snow on Saturday, between a half and three quarters of an inch on Saturday night and a quarter to a half inch on Sunday. Rain will also be mixed in on Saturday night and Sunday. Channel 7 meteorologist Pete Bouchard wrote on his weather blog: Storm start-up still looks like Saturday afternoon. We'll still be able to get around and the amounts will be light through midnight - in fact, we may even mix from Boston to the South Shore…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Natick could see up to a foot of snow.
Once again, the snow is melting. But once again, don't put the shovels away. Because once again, the weekend is bringing us more snow. A new snowstorm is headed our way for Saturday and Sunday, and Andover could see up to 12 inches of new snow before it's done. On his blog, WHDH meteorologist Pete Bouchard is calling for light rain along the coast Saturday with snow inland and snow everywhere by Sunday morning. There may also be some coastal flooding. "Heavy snow through early morning Sunday. Roads will be tough to travel, and yes, your flight will most likely be delayed or cancelled. (Although I don't run an airline, so I'll let them have the final word.)," Bouchard writes. As of now, forecasts call for 8 to 12 inches of new snow in …
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…
With another historic blizzard hitting Massachusetts, let's take a look back at the Blizzard of '78.
The Blizzard of ’78 has to be the most photographed and videoed winter storm in the history of New England. Images of stranded cars, battered coastlines and children playing in giant snowdrifts are all vivid memories of that historic storm. As New Englanders, we commemorated the 35th anniversary of the storm earlier this week – and now Mother Nature is celebrating herself with what could be one of the biggest snowstorms in history. As we hunker down for this storm, let’s take a look back at the Blizzard of ’78. Here are some fun videos from TV and radio broadcasts before, during and after the storm, as well as home movies on YouTube… Let’s start off with the TV news weather reports Here’s a radio broadcast from WBZ An old WEEI broadcast …
A blizzard warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
OK, so that two feet of snow we were preparing to get last night? Better add another foot to that. The National Weather Service on Friday morning adjusted its predicted snowfall totals to three feet. The timing of the snowfall is roughly the same: with light snow falling in Worcester, Middlesex and Norfolk counties Friday morning, and becoming heavy later in the afternoon and into the Friday evening commute. So, as WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Reiner notes in his blog, you have a "few hours left this morning" to run some errands, but travel will deteriorate this afternoon. By 7 tonight, most towns will have 2 to 4 inches, Reiner predicted. The storm should be the worst from 7 p.m. Friday to noon tomorrow, when snow could fall at a rate of 2 …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Get your milk and bread, bring the firewood inside and get some batteries in the flashlights. This may be a humdinger!
Jim Arnold, weather specialist with Shrewsbury Emergency Management, doesn't think he's used the words "fasten your seatbelts" in a weather update more than four times in the past 25 years. Today, Wednesday, he did. "I think we will see blizzard conditions developing by late Friday afternoon," said Arnold. "Snow will begin around or just before dawn and should be fairly light until mid morning when it will become heavier and the wind will begin to increase. Heavy blowing and drifting snow should be our lot during the afternoon possibly reaching blizzard and occasional whiteout conditions in the late afternoon, and continuing throughout the night and into early Saturday morning." There is also the chance of seeing “thundersnow”, from …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Everyone in town is expected to have their power restored by Wednesday evening.
UPDATE, 8 a.m., Thursday: Despite NSTAR's estimate that all power would be restored to Natick last night, 33 people are still without. According to the company, the outages are "non-storm related." ***** UPDATE, 8:15 p.m., Wednesday: As of NSTAR's last update at 7 p.m., 30 (.2 percent) customers are still without power. ***** UPDATE, 4:45 p.m., Wednesday: As of NSTAR's last update at 4 p.m., 54 customers (.3 percent) in town are without power, but are still expected to have it restored by tonight. ***** UPDATE, 12:45 p.m., Wednesday: The number of Natick outages is back up to 138 (.9 percent) as of noon Wednesday. ***** UPDATE, 8:45 a.m., Wednesday: As of the last NSTAR update, 99 people in Natick are still without power (.6 percent). All …