Friday, March 8, 2013
Here's the snow again.
Scroll down for cancellations and delays. 8:30 a.m. From the Northborough PD's Facebook page: "Another snow storm! Roads are snow covered and icy. Currently responding to reports of two jackknifed tractor trailers on Bartlett Street and multiple vehicles off the road on Lyman Street." 8:21 a.m.: Friday's trash pick up is canceled, and will be picked up on Saturday instead. 6:06 a.m.: National Grid's power outage map reporting zero power outages in Northborough. Thursday, The National Weather Service in Taunton issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Warning for Northbough, predicting that it could see 8 to 12 inches of snow from the storm, which began overnight and is expected to end Friday afternoon. Cancellations and Delays: …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch and hazardous weather outlook for this weekend.
The National Weather Service is predicting between 6-10 inches of "heavy, wet" snow accumulation late Saturday night through Sunday morning, and issued a winter storm watch and hazardous weather outlook for the Northborough area. The snow will hit the region on Saturday afternoon, with the heaviest occurring at night and into Sunday morning, according to the NWS. A 1-2 inch per hour snowfall rate is possible, and the potential exists for a heavy snow that may down trees and create scattered power outages. Jim Arnold, weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Emergency Agency, said that the "inland areas of Massachusetts will be walking a temperature tightrope, with as little as one degree making all the difference in the precipitation type …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Our local weather specialist says our "next bit of winter weather" is coming Monday morning.
It ain't over yet. Jim Arnold, weather specialist with Shrewsbury Emergency Management, said it looks like our extra bit of winter weather is arriving Monday morning in the form of snow, sleet, freezing rain .... and then finally rain. "A warm front approaching from the west and southwest late tonight and tomorrow will bring a wintry mix of precipitation beginning around dawn Monday and continuing throughout much of the day," said Arnold. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, corroborating Arnold's predictions with a forecast that also calls for freezing rain and sleet. The advisory is in effect from 6-11 a.m. on Monday for Southwest Massachusetts. "Once again, we have cold air well established and it will take…
Have Blizzard Photos From Northborough? Share Them Here!
The governor banned us from driving during the storm, so all of you weather-watchers may have had a limited vantage point from which to document the blizzard. That doesn't mean, however, that you couldn't catch a great snow scene right from the comfort of your home. And this includes the kids' furniture forts. As we rode out the storm, we started a gallery here of photos that show how this blizzard covered Northborough. Let's add to it. If you snapped some photos or shot some videos, share them here, too! Just click the "upload photos and videos," button above.
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 …
Be sure to check in with Northborough Patch for the latest developments.
Thanks to the blizzard, Northborough is expecting up to get at least 24 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
Saturday, February 9
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Northborough Patch's coverage area.
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…
Locals weigh in on their feelings about having a blizzard.
Some could take it or leave it. Some love it. Some hate it. Based on a smattering of snow soaked interviews we conducted in parking lots in town Friday afternoon, so far it looks like "hate" is winning the contest. Patch also notes that many people "hate" having their picture taken, and are often met with, "Oh, you're going to take my picture!? No. No. I don't want that. Find someone more photogenic." People—you're all photogenic. So what say you? Do you love or hate the blizzard? And why?
Governor Deval Patrick has declared a State of Emergency, but what does that mean?
Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency today banning car travel after 4 p.m. According to information from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, a state of emergency can involve different measures and does not always affect travel or private businesses. There may be a request for drivers to stay off the roads and for businesses to change their hours, but the governor may also order roads to be closed to non-emergency traffic. There has not been an ordered ban on travel since the Blizzard of '78. Violators could be fined up to $500 and be sentenced to a year in jail, although Governor Patrick says the main purpose is to get non-essential people off the roads. The state of emergency does not mean the state will …