Friday, April 5, 2013
Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon.
The National Weather Service is warning of elevated fire weather conditions developing Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday. Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon. The winds plus dry conditions will create a fire hazard, according to the NWS. Elevated fire conditions will continue through mid-day Saturday, but winds should diminish in the afternoon. There is a “low probability” that southwest winds on Sunday will cause a wind advisory. The elevate fire weather conditions stretch across most of Massachusetts.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
White out conditions are expected as the storm intensifies.
What began as a blizzard watch for the Burlington area has now been upgraded to a blizzard warning. The National Weather Service issued the warning for the majority of Eastern Massachusetts Thursday afternoon, as it anticipates about 2 feet of snow to descend upon the area Friday into Saturday. "White out conditions are anticipated as roads become snow-covered by the Friday evening commute," the warning states. "Strong north-northeast winds are anticipated with gusts up to around 60 miles per hour, resulting in blowing and drifting of snow. Damage to trees and structures along with scattered power outages are anticipated." Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more than 20 miles …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The storm could bring up to a foot of snow in some areas.
We could see some significant snowfall later this week. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for most of the state, including Burlington, for this Friday and Saturday. According to the outlook, "Confidence continues to increase in the potential for a very significant winter storm Friday into early Saturday." According to the NWS, the storm could bring a foot more snow in some locations. "While light snow may [develop] Friday morning the worst of the storm looks to occur Friday afternoon into early Saturday," the outlook notice states. The NWS also stated there is a good chance of strong winds in the coastal plains and a probability of flooding along the coast. What do you think? Would you like to get some …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Cold temperatures are predicted for the area.
The National Weather Service is calling for cold temperatures this week. Here are some tips, courtesy of the National Weather Service, to keep in mind during this Arctic cold. 1. Minimize outdoor activities, especially for the elderly and very young. 2. Dress in several layers of loose-fitting clothing rather than a single layer of heavy clothing. 3. Wear a hat, mittens and waterproof boots. Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs. 4. When using heating sources such as fireplaces, wood stoves and space heaters, be sure to ventilate them correctly. 5. Test smoke alarms and keep carbon monoxide detectors handy. 6. Bring pets out of the cold. Don't assume they can handle the cold. If you are not warm, they are not either.
Monday, December 17, 2012
There will be several storms moving across the area all week that are expected to all bring rain to the Burlington area.
The light coating of white we saw on the ground Sunday afternoon is likely all the snow we’ll see as part of several storms that will move across Burlington this week, according to the National Weather Service. The greatest chance of snow will come to the northwest of the two towns. On Monday night into Tuesday, the next storm will bring “mainly rain” to the area, the weather service said. Then on Tuesday night into Wednesday northwest winds could really pick up. Winds during that time could prompt a wind advisory, the weather service said. And finally, on Thursday night into Friday, another storm will again “probably bring mainly rain” with a greater chance of snow to start the storm for inland areas.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Massachusetts is bracing for more adverse weather.
Massachusetts and the Northeast is in store for more weather this week as a nor'easter heads our way Wednesday and into Thursday morning. The National Weather Service is predicting strong winds around 22 mph with gusts up to 58 mph. Additionally, the storm will be bringing chilly temperatures and rain – possibly even 1 to 2 inches of snow. The nor'easter is expected to hit the Northeast from Cape Cod down to New York City, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy last week. This incoming storm's winds are expecting to be even more damaging as many trees, limbs and structures have already been weakened by last week's superstorm. NSTAR stated in a release yesterday that is prepared for the storm: As the region braces for tomorrow’s nor’easter, …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Now is the time to tie down outside furniture and other items.
It's time to batten down the hatches, Burlington. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning that will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday. According to the warning, the strongest winds can be expected in the Burlington area between 8 p.m. and midnight. Winds of 25-35 mph are expected with gusts up to 55 mph are possible The upgrade to a warning from the earlier advisory is because trees remain "fully leafed," which "will result in more damage than is normally associated with these wind speeds." Additionally, a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 3 a.m. The NWS is predicting the winds will result in some tree damage and scattered power outages. For up-to-the minute updates on this story and others, follow …
As a strong cold front moves through the area tonight, high wind gusts are expected.
Hold on to your hats -- high winds are making their way into the region this afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory and hazardous weather outlook early this morning warning of strong winds that will be moving through Massachusetts later today. According to the alert, strong winds will to develop late this afternoon and into the overnight hours. Forcasters expect winds to be around 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. The winds could cause some minor damage as well as scattered power outages. The advisory will be in effect between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. The strongest winds are forecasted to hit Massachusetts after 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a warning for powerful thunderstorms in the area for Saturday night.
The area could be hit by severe thunderstorms, warns the National Weather Service, and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued through 11 p.m. tonight. The storm could produce lightning and may knock down trees and take down power lines in Eastern Massachusetts. Stay tuned to Patch for further updates. Editor's Note: The thunderstorm warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m., while a thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 11 p.m. The above has been corrected.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected through Norfolk County and other portions of the state through Friday evening into Saturday.
A tornado watch has been issued for most of Southern New England, including Burlington, through 9 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Rain and damaging winds are expected to reach the area Friday afternoon and evening, according to the report. "Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and tonight," the watch stated Friday. "Thunderstorms may contain very heavy downpours and cause localized street flooding. Some of the thunderstorms may also contain strong wind gusts, with a few possibly becoming severe this afternoon and evening with damaging winds." Showers and thunderstorms are likely Saturday, as well, with some thunderstorms containing very heavy downpours, according to a hazardous weather …