Friday, May 10, 2013
Local weather expert Jim Arnold said look out for a chance of severe weather.
A disturbance plans on swinging its way through southern New England on Saturday afternoon, bringing with it some showers and thunderstorms, according to Jim Arnold, weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency. That means, he said, that tomorrow could mean some isolated severe weather for the area. "Right now there are no indications of severe thunderstorms," Arnold said on Friday morning, "but should we see any significant sunshine before the showers arrive here, the atmosphere could destabilize enough to produce an isolated severe thunderstorm or two across the region. The main threat would likely be strong straight line winds, and these storms would also likely produce quite heavy but brief rainfall as well as …
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, November 5, 2012
It won't be another Sandy, but we're looking at another heavy rainstorm in the area.
It'll be a fairly big storm area-wise, and also a powerful storm, but will mostly bring rain, according to weather specialist Jim Arnold from the Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency. The National Weather Service and other meteorologists are reporting a "significant coastal storm" that shows a mix of rain and snow hitting Shrewsbury on Wednesday and possibly Thursday. Arnold said that the major impacts will stretch from the Delmarva Peninsula to New England, and "that entire area will be raked by very strong winds and heavy precipitation. It will not be as strong as Sandy was and its track will be different so the impacts felt from it will also be different, but nonetheless significant." Arnold said unless there is a late and unexpected …
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 …
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). …