Tuesday, March 5, 2013
National Weather Service: Six to 10 inches are expected.
Winter isn't over yet, despite spring officially starting in roughly two weeks. Six to 10 inches of snow—the heavy, wet stuff that can cause power outages—are coming, the National Weather Service in Taunton says. Late this afternoon, the agency issued a winter storm watch for much of Southern New England, including Worcester, from late Wednesday night into Friday morning. Patch is monitoring the storm and will have updates as news becomes available.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
But, temperatures in the lower 40s are expected Monday through Thursday.
The little snow that's fallen this weekend could cause some big traffic headaches today. The National Weather Service in Taunton expects slick roads and reduced visibility, possibly into tonight. A ham radio operator reported Shrewsbury had received 2.5 inches of snow as of 8:33 a.m., the weather service says. Light snow was falling locally at 10:30 a.m. Daytime temperatures in the lower 40s are expected Monday through Thursday, the weather service says. Rain and snow showers are possible Wednesday through Friday.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
National Weather Service now says 2 to 4 inches this weekend, with 3 to 6 in the hills.
Less snow than expected is headed this way. The National Weather Service in Taunton has reduced its forecast to two to four inches, with three to six inches in the hills. Friday's forecast had snowfall totals as high as 10 inches in some areas. The weather service has issued a winter weather advistory for this area from 3 this afternoon to midnight Sunday.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Check out the conditions at the Ski Ward.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
By Monday, the skies should be clear.
A winter weather advisory, wind advisory and hazardous weather outlook was put into effect until 1 p.m. Sunday for Shrewsbury and other parts of Worcester County. The National Weather Service predicted that snow will be likely before 2 p.m. on Sunday, with a daytime accumulation of 1-3 inches. It will be "blustery" with gusts as high as 47 mph. Monday's forecast calls for a sunny day with highs near 29. A winter weather advisory is issued when snow and ice are expected to accumulate. The National Weather Service noted that these conditions could complicate driving, but would not make it impossible.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Check in here to get the latest on conditions, closings and the situation.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Stay up to date with the latest on this weekend's winter storm.
SHREWSBURY PATCH STORM CENTRAL UPDATES, CLOSINGS & MORE: Saturday, Feb. 9 8 a.m. According to text alerts from SELCO, and reaching out to readers, it looks like Shrewsbury made it through the bulk of the blizzard powerful...meaning "with power." 8:30 a.m.: Be sure to upload your best snow shots here. 9 a.m.: Keep in mind, the governor's ban is still in effect 11:30 a.m.: Some snow totals from NWS: Framingham, 30.5; Natick, 24; Northborough, 29.5; Milford, 28; Shrewsbury, 27 3 p.m.: Post by Jimmy's Tavern and Grill: "What a blizzard! We unfortunately will be closed Saturday, Feb. 9 but will be up and running at noon on Sunday, Feb. 10. Beer and steaks for all!" Friday, Feb. 8 8:30 a.m.: With everyone scrambling to get the things they need…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Get your milk and bread, bring the firewood inside and get some batteries in the flashlights. This may be a humdinger!
Jim Arnold, weather specialist with Shrewsbury Emergency Management, doesn't think he's used the words "fasten your seatbelts" in a weather update more than four times in the past 25 years. On Wednesday, he did. "I think we will see blizzard conditions developing by late Friday afternoon," said Arnold. "Snow will begin around or just before dawn and should be fairly light until mid morning when it will become heavier and the wind will begin to increase. Heavy blowing and drifting snow should be our lot during the afternoon possibly reaching blizzard and occasional whiteout conditions in the late afternoon, and continuing throughout the night and into early Saturday morning." There is also the chance of seeing “thundersnow”, from embedded …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The National Weather Service is predicting some slippery conditions for tonight.
With snow and sleet transitioning to freezing rain by 10 p.m., things are bound to get slick out in Shrewsbury. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Weather Advisory for much of New England. In Shrewsbury, the forecast details of up to two inches of snow starting after 2 p.m., with precipitation transitioning over to snow, freezing drizzle and sleet before 1 a.m. The NWS calls for freezing rain in Shrewsbury between 1-3 a.m., then areas of freezing rain and sleet after 3 a.m. There will also be some instances of patchy fog.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The last week of January could be the "coldest we've seen in years."
Central Massachusetts should be "preparing for some serious cold weather beginning on Sunday night and continuing for the next ten days or two weeks," according to Jim Arnold, weather specialist with Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency. Following the big chill, there will be a brief relaxing of the cold before it reloads and returns for another lenghthy spell that could last into February, said Arnold. He points to two snow threats on the horizon: one working up the coast from the Virginia Capes and the other is ready to track off the coast and spare this area a major snowfall. "I am expecting nothing more at this time than 1 to 2 inches in and around Central Massachusetts, if that much," said Arnold. "The second threat will be from a …