Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A long-duration storm is knocking on the city's door, but most local meteorologists expect little snow in Boston.
Boston's in for some wet weather Wednesday through Friday. This is a slow moving storm, which means a the light precipitation you see will eventually add up. For Boston, however, the local weather teams aren't predicting very much snow. Instead, expect a lot of rain and maybe some heavy slushy snow in spots. While areas inland may get a half a foot of snow, Boston's bigger concern is the three high tides during this storm. Flooding may become an issue along the immediate coast. Here are the latest forecasts from the local television news weather teams. All totals were updated Wednesday morning. WHDH (7 News): All rain WLVI (NewsCenter 5): 1-2 inches along the coast, six inches or more inland WBZ (CBS Local): 2-4 inches WFXT (MyFox Boston…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
More than 600 plows will be active during this weekend's blizzard, according to the Mayor's Office.
With a borderline "historic" blizzard approaching the city, Boston officials have already begun to make arrangements for snow removal, power outages and emergecy rescue. With the latest forecasts predicting 1-2 feet of snow to fall in Boston from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning, city departments are already preparing. More than 600 pieces of equipment and snowplows will be active on city streets by early Friday morning, according to the mayor's office. The Office of Emergency Management is coordinating with city agencies, NSTAR, and the Weather Service, Boston Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services have arranged for additional staffing, and police will be stationed at major intersections around the city. The Inspectional …
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 that the snow will start between 3-5 p.m. in Boston. The precipitation will change over to sleet later in the evening. Based on the forecast, the weather service has issued a winter weather advisory that runs from 1 p.m. on Monday …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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Wednesday, January 16
Boston didn't get heavy snow Wednesday morning, but what snow did fall left a pretty dusting on the city's neighborhoods. Show us what it looks like on your street. Please take your camera or cellphone, stick it out a window or doorway and take a photo or a video. Then upload it to this article. You can sign in with your Patch or your Facebook account. It's easy, just click the "upload" button above and follow the directions. Be sure to include a caption for your photo that lets others know where the photo was taken. The more specific you are the better, but simply mentioning the street is fine too. Let's have some fun with this and see what we can create together. Stay warm.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Boston was spared from heavy snowfall, but the city is covered in the white stuff this morning. Share your pics here.
Boston and Brookline were spared from the brunt of Saturday's fast-moving storm. The National Weather Service reported 2.2 inches of snow at Logan Airport, and had a ham radio operator report 3.8 inches in Dorchester. As of 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NSTAR reported a single customer without power in the city. Still, it's nice to see a blanket of snow across the city (until you have to go out side and clear out your car, that is). Are you out with a shovel this morning? Or are you taking in the picturesque scene from your window? Add your photos to this gallery and report how many inches of snow you found on your street. Adding pics is easy. Just click on the Upload button above to get started.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Earlier forecasts predicted only a few inches of snow, but more recent ones say we'll get between 3 and 6 inches.
Well, it's really snowing after all. The most recent weather forecasts predict Boston will get between 3-6 inches through Thursday. Sources vary: WCVB estimates we'll get 4-6 inches while the National Weather Service predicts 3-5 inches. According to the WCVB meteorologist, much depends on where exactly the rain/snow line falls as we move into evening. Boston is having one of the least-snowy winters on record. In fact, politicians and residents are urging the T to use up to $40 million in unused snow removal money to plug the transit system's budget gap.
The winter weather has pushed back the start of the new schedule, the city announced this afternoon.
If you were anxiously awaiting the start of the new street sweeping schedule in the South End, you’re going to have to wait at least one more day. The City of Boston announced this afternoon that the start of street sweeping will be delayed until at least Friday, March 2, due to the winter weather. As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, the city wasn’t planning to call a snow emergency or parking ban due to the weather. To make sure you don’t get towed, either due to street sweeping or snow, make sure to sign up for the city’s alert system.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
It's hard to believe with today's warm weather, but forecasters say we could get some wet snow Thursday night into Friday.
Forecasters say Boston could get rain and snow Thursday night into Friday. With a low of only 32, it's dicey whether we actually get snow. Weather Underground puts the chances at 80 percent. The National Weather Service expects there to be no accumulation and for it all to switch to rain by 9 a.m. Friday. No precipitation is expected over the weekend. It's been one of the most snow-free winters on record. Only six Boston Decembers, including this one, have lacked measurable snow, according to CBS Boston.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Forecasters are predicting 2 to 4 inches of snow between tonight and tomorrow.
The South End may see 2 to 4 inches of snow over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the area with snow showers expected Friday night and steady snow on Saturday. The steady snow should taper off by 5 p.m. Saturday and then snow showers are expected Saturday night. The snowy conditions will be joined by fog and winds that may exceed 20 mph. NWS said there is a “moderate to high probability that winter weather advisorires will be needed for a portion of southern New England.” The heaviest snowfall should hit southeastern Massachusetts, but NWS warned that a shift in the storm track could result in changes in the type of precipitation and amount.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Boston could see half a foot of snow on Saturday.
Some residents had to find their shovels for the first time all season after Thursday night's snowfall. Now they may have to crank up the snowblowers. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Friday afternoon, which will go into effect from 2 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday. Snow accumulations are expected to be in the 3- to 6-inch range. Residents can expect the snowfall to begin after midnight tonight. The heaviest of the snow should be from mid-morning to early afternoon. The storm should dissipate in the late afternoon or early evening. Due to the recent cold temperatures, the snow is expected to accumulate quickly on the frozen ground. Untreated surfaces will become slippery. Wind from the northeast will be …