Friday, March 8, 2013
Here is the snow again.
Scroll down for cancellations and delays 7:18 a.m., Friday: @Shrewsbury Parks Tweeted that trash pickup will be delayed by one day. Friday's trash will get picked up on Saturday. 5:30 a.m., Friday: Harvey Leonard reported on Channel 5 that Shrewsbury received 11 3/4 inches already. "No only is it snowing, it is snowing hard. There is less than a mile visibility in Greater Boston Metrowest." 10 p.m., Thursday: NEWeather Tweeted that there is 5 inches in Shrewsbury. 3 p.m. Thursday: The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Warning for Shrewsbury, predicting that it could see 8 to 12 inches of snow from the storm, which began overnight and is expected to end Friday afternoon. Jim Arnold, …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tracking the potential upcoming storm proves difficult for local forecasters.
Update, Tuesday, 9 p.m.: "The modeling guidance continues to defy the surface maps, but is coming in closer agreement with each other and this trend has continued all day," said Jim Arnold, weather specialist. "Therefore, I am going to settle on a mix of guidance and pattern recognition for this event. It continues to look like the storm center will pass out to sea well to our south, but since the storm is so large; it will impact southern New England with its snow and wind fields. Though we might see some scattered snow flurries tomorrow morning, the main event snow should overspread our area from southwest to northeast during the latter part of tomorrow afternoon. Snow will likely become moderate at times Wednesday night and continue at…
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
Our local weather specialist says our "next bit of winter weather" is coming Monday morning.
It ain't over yet. Jim Arnold, weather specialist with Shrewsbury Emergency Management, said it looks like our extra bit of winter weather is arriving Monday morning in the form of snow, sleet, freezing rain .... and then finally rain. "A warm front approaching from the west and southwest late tonight and tomorrow will bring a wintry mix of precipitation beginning around dawn Monday and continuing throughout much of the day," said Arnold. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, corroborating Arnold's predictions with a forecast that also calls for freezing rain and sleet. The advisory is in effect from 6-11 a.m. on Monday for Southwest Massachusetts. "Once again, we have cold air well established and it will take…
Fire Captain Seth Colby said the department's shift was "business as usual."
When the governor said to stay home and stay off the road, Shrewsbury residents listened. Fire Captain Seth Colby was the shift commander during the blizzard and he said the department didn't have any major issues around town during the storm. "Everything went well," Colby said. "The storm was relatively uneventful." Colby said the department had to respond to several medical calls and transport residents to local hospitals, but the roads were clear and the department was prepared. "The Highway Department did a good job staying on top of the snow and I think the fact that people stayed off the roads and stayed home really helped," Colby said. "We had chains on the tires for the trucks and didn't have any problems." The department was …
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
Do you agree with the governor's decision or was it too drastic?
All non-emergency drivers were ordered off the roads on Friday when Gov. Deval Patrick issued an executive order banning travel during the blizzard. (Editor's note: The ban is lifted statewide as of 4 p.m. Saturday.) Patrick's executive order is being praised by some and bashed by others, reported The Boston Globe. While former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was in charge of the commonwealth during the Blizzard of ’78, praised the governor’s move, others called the order “tyrannical” and say the strict ban and hefty fines were too much, according to The Globe. Those caught violating the ban would face up to a year in jail and a $500 fine. What do you think? Do you agree with the governor’s decision or do you think the travel ban …
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
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at…
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?