Friday, February 22, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch and hazardous weather outlook for this weekend.
The National Weather Service is predicting between 6-10 inches of "heavy, wet" snow accumulation late Saturday night through Sunday morning, and issued a winter storm watch and hazardous weather outlook for the Shrewsbury area. The snow will hit the region on Saturday afternoon, with the heaviest occurring at night and into Sunday morning, according to the NWS. A 1-2 inch per hour snowfall rate is possible, and the potential exists for a heavy snow that may down trees and create scattered power outages. Jim Arnold, weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Emergency Agency, said that the "inland areas of Massachusetts will be walking a temperature tightrope, with as little as one degree making all the difference in the precipitation type for …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Whether it's photos you took Friday, or a shot looking outside today, let's see what this storm has brought so far to Shrewsbury
The governor banned us from driving during the storm, so all of you weather-watchers may have had a limited vantage point from which to document the blizzard. That doesn't mean, however, that you couldn't catch a great snow scene right from the comfort of your home. And this includes the kids' furniture forts. As we rode out the storm, we started a gallery here of photos that show how this blizzard covered Shrewsbury. Let's add to it. If you snapped some photos or shot some videos, share them here, too! Just click the "upload photos and videos," button above.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Check in here to get the latest on conditions, closings and the situation.
Thanks to the blizzard, Shrewsbury is expecting up to get at least 24 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
Saturday, February 9
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Shrewsbury Patch's coverage area.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Locals weigh in on their feelings about having a blizzard.
Some could take it or leave it. Some love it. Some hate it. Based on a smattering of snow soaked interviews conducted in parking lots in town today, so far it looks like "hate" is winning the contest. Patch also notes that many people "hate" having their picture taken, and are often met with, "Oh, you're going to take my picture!? No. No. I don't want that. Find someone more photogenic." People—you're all photogenic. So what say you? Do you love or hate the blizzard? And why?
Governor Deval Patrick has declared a State of Emergency, but what does that mean?
Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency today banning car travel after 4 p.m. According to information from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, a state of emergency can involve different measures and does not always affect travel or private businesses. There may be a request for drivers to stay off the roads and for businesses to change their hours, but the governor may also order roads to be closed to non-emergency traffic. There has not been an ordered ban on travel since the Blizzard of '78. Violators could be fined up to $500 and be sentenced to a year in jail, although Governor Patrick says the main purpose is to get non-essential people off the roads. The state of emergency does not mean the state will …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Massachusetts is bracing for another storm.
First Sandy, and now a Nor'easter. Massachusetts is in store for more wild weather this week as a Nor'easter heads our way today and into Thursday morning. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the area can expect to see the storm hit between 2 and 4 p.m. "What I've noticed over the last few model runs is a track farther east," Lambert said on his blog. "If that's the case, our wind stays more out of the NNE rather than going east, and that means colder weather gets locked in. It also means that dew point levels stay low. That's important because with dew points running near 20 and actual air temperatures tomorrow afternoon running near 40-45, a process called evaporative cooling can occur which allows rain to turn to snow. What …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Take our poll on how you are weathering the storm.
With 8 inches predicted before the end of the storm tomorrow, according to Weather.com, Shrewsbury Patch wants to know how you are weathering the storm. SELCO crews are out working on outages around town including Edgemere Boulevard, Clinton Street (Route 70), North Quinsigamond Avenue, Muzzy Avenue, Parker Road, Heath Road and Manor Road. "We have a full crew working the storm," said Jackie Pratt, marketing and customer care manager. "There are more outages being reported now—they're starting to come in a lot faster, so we're going to be using Twitter to get the word out about where the crews are working." SELCO also reported a number of cable channel outages, which was weather-related and crews were working on the problem. To report a …