Saturday, October 13, 2012
With heating prices on the rise, when's a good time to turn on your heat? Before Columbus Day? After Halloween?
Brrr! If you're like me, you like to save money wherever you can and that includes heating costs. This year, I'm doing my best to save on heating costs by wrapping up under nearly every blanket in the house. I'm hoping to not turn on the heat until well after Halloween this year, but it's getting chilly! Boston had its first frost advisory Friday night, meaning temperatures flirted with freezing. What about you? When do you turn on the heat? Tell us in our comments section!
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 …
Friday, January 13, 2012
What a difference a year makes.
*The blizzard photos above were taken on Jan. 12, 2011. The 2012 shots were taken on Wednesday, Jan. 11. On this day last year, South End residents were digging out from a blizzard that dumped more than a foot of snow in the city and more than two feet in some areas of the Bay State. Today, the daytime high in the city is a balmy 48 degrees. After a Halloween weekend storm, which has proven to be just a scare so far, Boston received no snow in the month of December for the first time since 1973 and only a few scattered flakes overall. Although there is still certainly plenty of time left, it seems highly unlikely that the Hub will even come close to its 80-some-inch total a year ago, and scientists have said a change in the jet stream, or …