Friday, March 8, 2013
Stay connected on up-to-date information for the storm.
According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Storm Warning is still in effect for the Woburn area until 1 p.m. Friday. Estimated snow accumulation is between 6-10 inches, NWS says. As the snow tapers off this afternoon, precipiation may turn to rain briefly. The snow/rain will likely end before 7 p.m., NWS says. Closings: IMPORTANT NUMBERS & WEBSITES: List of cab companies: List of tow companies: See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is icy? Just saw a store clerk put out more snow melt products? Please use this story on Woburn Patch to help out your neighbors. As we prepare for the winter storm, we want to make sure that Woburn stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Forecasters say we could get 8-12 inches of snow.
Once again, the snow is melting. But once again, don't put the shovels away: the weekend could bring more snow. A new snowstorm is headed our way for Saturday and Sunday, forecasters say, and Woburn 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 across the region by Sunday morning. "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 the towns around Rte. 128.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The area could see around a half a foot of more snow Saturday night into Sunday.
There are still huge snowbanks everywhere from the Blizzard of '13, even after moderate temperatures this week, but Old Man Winter isn't done with the Boston area yet. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until Sunday at 1 p.m. for a storm that will pass through the area starting Saturday night. The forecast calls for 1-3 inches of snow on Saturday night and another 3-5 inches on Sunday, mainly before 4 p.m. Visibility won't be great either, as winds could gust as high as 43 mph on Sunday, blowing the snow around and producing wind chill values as low as -2 on Sunday night. The gusty winds will continue on Presidents Day, which will be sunny with a high near 32 but wind chill values as low as -4.
Friday, February 8, 2013
We’ve got the community covered… with your help.
With the blizzard settling over Massachusetts, the need for up-to-the minute info is even more important. At Patch, we will be working around-the-clock to cover the storm, but as with of our reporting, the more interaction we get from users the more comprehensive our coverage will be. Woburn Patch is as much your site as it is ours. So in the run-up to the blizzard, here’s how you can use Patch: 1. Get the news. When we know about storm-related news, so will you. From important town announcements, damages, power outages and floods, Twitter feeds and polls, we’ll have all the news covered 24-7. Check out our info center article for all the latest news and updates. 2. Comment. Have relevant information to add to the info center or to an …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Here's the latest on how you need to prepare for Winter Storm Nemo in Woburn.
Looks like Nemo is going to find us ... (Come on, you knew we couldn't get through this storm without at least one Pixar reference). As the day of Winter Storm Nemo's arrival draws closer, the forecasts aren't getting any less hairy. Looking at a couple of accumulation maps reveals that 16 inches for the Woburn area appears to be the bare minimum. Eighteen inches minimum actually shows up on more maps, and the maximum numbers are at two feet or more. Fox 25 meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz told Patch via a tweet that he'd recommend people head home by 3 p.m. Friday ("to be safe"), especially if they plan to use the T. If you drive to and from work, plan to be home around noon, Fox 25 Meteorologist Shiri Spear said on a morning newscast. …
Woburn could see more than 18 inches by Saturday afternoon. Storm to start before Friday commute.
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Woburn and surrounding areas from Friday night through Saturday morning. According to the watch, "The worst of the storm will be Friday night into Saturday morning," with snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour possible. "Travel may become nearly impossible with blowing and drifting snow." Several news outlets can agree that Winter Storm Nemo will bring a minimum accumulation of 18 inches to the area, but the maximum accumulation numbers vary. Because the storm will hit during the Friday evening commute, we are re-featuring some driving tips from the Massachusetts State Police. Also, stay with Woburn Patch for all local updates on the storm, any reported damage and other winter …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The National Weather Service is predicting the most significant snow storm since early 2010.
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Woburn and surrounding areas from Friday night through Saturday morning. According to the watch, "The worst of the storm will be Friday night into Saturday morning," with snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour possible. "Travel may become nearly impossible with blowing and drifting snow." Several news outlets can agree that Winter Storm Nemo will bring a minimum accumulation of 18 inches to the area, but the maximum accumulation numbers vary. Here's the deal: - WCVB is predicting 25.3 inches of snow in Boston by 11 a.m. Saturday. - WHDH is calling for 15-20 inches of snow throughout the area that includes Woburn. - The NWS is predicting 18-24 inches for the entire area. We …
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 the snow will fall mainly after 3 p.m. in the Woburn area. The precipitation will change over to sleet later in the evening. Based on the forecast, a chance of rain and sleet will continue into Tuesday morning. Lambert also said the…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Fill in the blank with your clever, witty, or just really accurate descriptions.
It's winter in New England. And winter in New England is cold. We know this. But right now, we're at the beginning of an extra cold stretch. We figured you could help warm your fingers by typing an ending to the beginning of this sentence: "You know it's cold out when..." We think it's cold out when you take your glove off and your hand is cold just a few seconds later. Or when everything in your nostrils freezes up. Readers, what do you think? "You know it's cold out when..."
Monday, January 21, 2013
Several inches of snow could fall in Eastern Massachusetts from the winter storm.
[UPDATE: Jan. 21, 4:42 p.m.] That snow is expected to begin as flurries early Monday evening and cause a bit of a headache come Tuesday morning's commute. The bulk of the snow is expected along the coasts, with the Cape and coastal New Hampshire predicted to receive 5 or more inches, according to the WHDH weather blog. The western suburbs fall in the area predicted to receive 2-3 inches, but Boston is on the border of the 2-3 and 3-5 inch lines. Most of the snow is expected to fall late tonight through Tuesday mid-day. Along with the snow, according to WHDH, will come arctic air that is expected to stick around throughout the coming week. [UPDATE: Jan 21, 8:17 a.m.] Forecasters say the snow will start hitting the coast about 5 p.m. Monday…