Monday, March 18, 2013
Some forecasters are predicting up to eight inches will fall in areas west of Boston Monday night into Tuesday.
Spring begins Wednesday, but Old Man Winter wants to get in one more whack before winter goes away. Forecasters predict as much as 8 inches of snow could fall in the Burlington area tonight into Tuesday. Nevertheless, the rain/snow line falls just west of Boston, meaning Burlington could see a mix of rain and snow. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Burlington area beginning at 9 p.m. Monday and lasting through 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Look out for heavy snow and ice, and between 4 and 8 inches of snow, according the NWS warning. Snow will likely make Tuesday morning's commute a difficult one, the NWS warns. WHDH Channel 7 meteorologist Jeremy Reiner predicts that snow will begin falling between 11 p.m. …
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 Burlington 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. Accident: The snowy conditions have already caused a number an accident in town, according to scanner and Twitter reports. A little before 11 a.m. there was an accident at the corner of Winn Street and Cambridge Street. There was also a report of electrical wires down on Mall Road. Closings: Important numbers and Web sites: List of cab companies: List of tow companies: --- See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Burlington will see mostly rain with some possible rain/snow mix, forecasters say.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Middlesex County and the Burlington area as a batch of rain and snow moves its way into southern New England tonight. The NWS had also issued a Winter Storm Watch earlier today but that is no longer in effect. After some rain Wednesday, the storm is expected to hit later tonight and last through Thursday into Friday. WHDH forecasters are predicting a rain/snow mix for west of Boston. According to snow total maps from this morning, some areas west of I-95 could get 3-5 inches of snow, depending on where the rain/snow line falls. Forecasters emphasized that this is not a blizzard, rather a prolonged storm that will last over the next day and a half. From Jeremy Reiner'…
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. Burlington 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 …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Here's the latest on how you need to prepare for Winter Storm Nemo in Burlington.
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 Burlington 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. …
Burlington 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 Burlington 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 Burlington Patch for all local updates on the storm, any reported damage and other…
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 Burlington 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 Burlington. - The NWS is predicting 18-24 inches for the entire area…
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 Burlington 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…
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..."