Saturday, February 9, 2013
Here is a look at the latest forecast for Tewksbury from the National Weather Service.
Question: As Tewksbury residents wake up this morning to find their homes and cars buried under roughly two feet of snow, there is really only two questions on everyone's mind -- when is it going to stop snowing and how much more will we get? Answer: According to the National Weather Service, the worst of the snow will end by around 3 p.m. today (Feb. 9). But by then, Tewksbury will have received an extra 4-8 inches of snow, which could push the total for the storm over 30 inches. The heavy winds are expected to continue for most of the day, as well. Winds will be steady at 22-26 MPH, with gusts over 40 MPH. Tonight, a few more flurries are possible but the big issue will be the cold temperatures, which will dip into the mid-teens. The …
Thanks to the blizzard, Tewksburyis expecting up to 35 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 six 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 PATCHTOWN Patch's coverage area.
Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
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…
Common sense advice for staying safe on the roads.
The State Department of Transportation offers the following tips for driving safely, while plows are busy clearin the streets. These tips are especially valuable for young drivers who made be driving in winter for the first time.
Archdiocese of Boston issues statement regarding Mass this weekend.
Attached is a statement issued by the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston regarding the Blizzard and Mass this weekend.
These common sense rules can help avoid tragedy.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
Friday, February 8
The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) offers these tips to make sure your pets are kept safe during extreme winter conditions. Keep your pets warm and indoors. As always cats should stay inside. Since cats left outdoors may stay warm in car wheel wells or under hoods, you should awake any sleeping animals by wrapping on your car hood before starting the engine. Trips outside should remain short during the winter months. While dogs need outdoor exercise, lengthy walks can prove harmful especially when wind chill is a factor. Dogs should remain leashed and supervised when outdoors throughout the year. However in the winter do not bring them near bodies of water even if they appear frozen. Shorthaired dogs…
A blizzard warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
OK, so that two feet of snow we were preparing to get last night? Better add another foot to that. The National Weather Service on Friday morning adjusted its predicted snowfall totals to three feet. The timing of the snowfall is roughly the same: with light snow falling in Middlesex County Friday morning, and becoming heavy later in the afternoon and into the Friday evening commute. So, as WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Reiner notes in his blog, you have a "few hours left this morning" to run some errands, but travel will deteriorate this afternoon. By 7 tonight, most towns will have 2 to 4 inches, Reiner predicted. The storm should be the worst from 7 p.m. Friday to noon tomorrow, when snow could fall at a rate of 2 to 3 inches per hour. …
If you must be on the roads in foul weather, these tips can help you stay safe.
The best option for driving safely when a storm strikes is simply not to drive. However, there are tims when that is not an option and Weather.com offers the following tips for driving safely in snowy/icy conditions: Driving safely on icy roads If your rear wheels skid... If your front wheels skid... If you get stuck... Sources: National Safety Council, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Washington State Government Information & Services
Resident says cooperation and respect are the keys to the community riding out the storm.
Do your part… As we are all bracing for our “big storm” that is coming from tomorrow to Saturday, I’d just like to remind everyone to do your part for the safety of all of the residents in Town. First and foremost, if there is a fire hydrant near your home, please take the few minutes needed and shovel it out. This could very well be a matter of life and death, if God-forbid, a fire should break out in a near-by home or even your own home, this would save costly minutes for the fire department to go searching for a hydrant. Also, please, please, please – if you have a sidewalk in front of / alongside of your property, clear a path. With the possibility of school being cancelled tomorrow and the weekend upon us I am sure we will see many …