Wednesday, May 29, 2013
It's a small chance, but it's "worrisome," says our local weather specialist.
The Wednesday morning rain should give way to sun, but that also increases the chances of some severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and into the evening, according to Jim Arnold, weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency. "The atmosphere is sufficiently unstable to support severe thunderstorms across a large portion of New England," said Arnold, "and any prolonged sunshine will heat the surface and further destabilize the air column." The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) of the National Weather Service placed most of southern New England in an area with a 15 percent chance of hail and surface winds reaching severe limits in afternoon thunderstorms, said Arnold. "What is particularly worrisome is that they also …
Friday, May 10, 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 Saturday 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 tomorrow could mean some isolated severe weather for the area. "Right now there are no indications of severe thunderstorms," Arnold said on Friday 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 …
Wednesday, February 6, 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. On 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 embedded …
Monday, November 5, 2012
It won't be another Sandy, but we're looking at another heavy rainstorm in the area.
It'll be a fairly big storm area-wise, and also a powerful storm, but will mostly bring rain, according to weather specialist Jim Arnold from the Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency. The National Weather Service and other meteorologists are reporting a "significant coastal storm" that shows a mix of rain and snow hitting Northborough on Wednesday into Thursday. Arnold said that the major impacts will stretch from the Delmarva Peninsula to New England, and "that entire area will be raked by very strong winds and heavy precipitation. It will not be as strong as Sandy was and its track will be different so the impacts felt from it will also be different, but nonetheless significant." Arnold said unless there is a late and unexpected storm …
Monday, October 29, 2012
By 2 p.m., Sandy started getting heavier. But the town remains open while there's still power.
Just as the forecasters predicted, by 2 p.m., Hurricane Sandy started to get more "stern," gusting through the streets with a fierceness led by wind and rain. But a good chunk of businesses remained open, vowing to stay that way "until the power makes us shut down. Watch the video of Day One of Hurricane Sandy.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
If Hurricane Sandy knocks out power in Northborough, one of the only connections to updates and information will be cell phones. Here are some good apps to have.
One of the best ways to stay connected if your power goes out during Hurricane Sandy is via your smartphone. Here is a list of some helpful apps to have on you smartphone as Hurricane Sandy bears down on Northborough: Ping4Alerts: This is the newly released and heavily promoted app from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Get weather updates and other vital storm-related updates from the agency that is in charge of handling storm response in the Commonwealth. Available for iOS and Android. American Red Cross: This is the number one spot to find local shelters if you need it with the Shelters app and send out information via social networks to tell your friends and family you are safe with the Huricane App (for iOS and Android). …
Monday classes have been canceled for Northborough public schools.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
According to updates on CBS local news, Northborough public schools have canceled classes for Monday, Oct. 29, due to the impending Hurriance Sandy. Assabet Valley, too, has canceled for Monday.