Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Central Massachusetts.
The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for eastern Worcester County in Central Massachusetts in effect until 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Shortly after 6 p.m., radar indicated an area of showers with embedded heavy downpours tracking northwest across north central massachusetts. Rainfall of up to two inches in two hours is possible with these showers, said NWS. Ponding of water and poor drainage is expected in the area. NWS cautions driving in areas where water covers the roadway, as the depth may be too great to allow the car to cross safely. "This should not be a big deal for Shrewsbury," said Jim Arnold, weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency, "as it is not particularly …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency gives its evening synopsis of Sandy.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Information courtesy of James M. Arnold, weather specialist, Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency Sandy is now inland over southern New Jersey and moving further away from us. Our weather will be calming down overnight with one possible exception…a band of thunderstorms has formed in the warm air near Nantucket and these actually show some rotation and the National Weather Service will be watching this for isolated waterspouts and/or weak tornado activity in the warm air over southeastern Massachusetts for the next hour or two.. Winds will begin to diminish from here on in, and by midnight will be in the 15 to 20 mph sustained range with possible gusts to 30 or 35 mph. Tuesday, winds will continue to be fairly strong with some …
Hurricane Sandy could put a damper on your trick or treating.
After the Snowtober event last year that turned Halloween in to a mess, residents are growing concerned that Hurricane Sandy could have a similar effect. According to the Shrewsbury Police Department there are currently no plans to cancel or postpone trick or treating or any activities scheduled for Oct. 31. Regardless of the strength of the storm when it hits the area, be safe when you take the kids door-to-door. Make sure to you and the kids are well lit and their costumes are weather appropriate.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Know where to go for Shrewsbury information.
As posted on the Shrewsbury town website: In preparation for Hurricane Sandy this weekend, the Town of Shrewsbury is encouraging residents to undertake preliminary planning relative to how their family will deal with the affects of Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, residents are encouraged to access hurricane preparedness informational links for updates of the storm and hurricane preparedness information. For updated information, visit Shrewsbury Patch.
If Hurricane Sandy knocks out power in Northborough, one of the only connections to updates and information will be cell phones. Here are some good apps to have.
One of the best ways to stay connected if your power goes out during Hurricane Sandy is via your smartphone. Here is a list of some helpful apps to have on you smartphone as Hurricane Sandy bears down on Northborough: Ping4Alerts: This is the newly released and heavily promoted app from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Get weather updates and other vital storm-related updates from the agency that is in charge of handling storm response in the Commonwealth. Available for iOS and Android. American Red Cross: This is the number one spot to find local shelters if you need it with the Shelters app and send out information via social networks to tell your friends and family you are safe with the Huricane App (for iOS and Android). …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Patrick said Hurricane Sandy could hit Sunday night and linger into Wednesday.
Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency and held a press conference Saturday afternoon to update to the public about how the state is preparing for the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Sandy is currently a category 1 hurricane rolling up the Atlantic and is expected to turn northwest Sunday afternoon. Impact on New England from the storm is expected by Sunday night and could linger until Wednesday. "While we continue to hope for the best, we are planning for the worst," Patrick said. There may be coastal flooding, severe beach erosion, damaging winds, widespread power outages, and possibly 5 inches or more of rain. "This afternoon I declared a state of emergency commonwealth-wide," Patrick said. "This enables us to cut through some …
Sandy diminished in intensity last night but picked up this morning.
Update, 8:20 a.m. Saturday: According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), Sandy has been upgraded again to a hurricane, just hours after being downgraded to a tropical storm. In its 8 a.m. bulletin, the NOAA reported an Air Force aircraft found hurricane-strength winds again. Earlier, in its 5 a.m. bulletin, the NOAA issued warnings and watches to the Southeastern parts of the country, including Florida, but said those up the Eastern seaboard need to prepare for its impact. The storm is moving North-Northeast at 10 mph and an increase in intensity and speed possible tonight and Sunday, according to the NOAA. Sandy is currently considered to be "very large," with winds extending as far as 450 miles from its center. …