Thursday, March 7, 2013
Tewksbury could get anywhere from three to eight inches of snow, according to Thursday-morning forecasts.
Snowfall predictions for the current snow storm hitting the Merrimack Valley have varied over the past 24 hours. At first forecasters said the area could receive four to eight inches of snow. Later on Wednesday, those predictions were downgraded to a few inches of wet snow. Thursday morning, the picture has changed again, with expected snow totals rising again—something anyone looking out the window could confirm. The National Weather Service has now issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Merrimack Valley with snowfall predictions at 4-8 inches. Winds will continue from the north at 15-25 MPH and gusts up to 55 MPH. Temperatures are expected to stay fairly steady. Mid 30's through the afternoon and low 30's this evening. The Winter Storm …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
How are the roads in Tewksbury? Did you have any trouble getting to school or work today?
A steady snowfall has slowed some morning commutes through Tewksbury today, with traffic still a problem for many out on the roads. Several spinouts and minor accidents have been reported. Check the Tewksbury Patch Commute Page for the latest traffic conditions. How are the roads? Did you encounter any issues on your way to work/school this morning? Tell us in the comments below. Other than a few signal problems earlier this morning, the Framingham/Worcester commuter rail line and MBTA D Line appear to be running without much issue, according to the MBTA alert site. The Tewksbury Public Schools also started on time this morning. According to the National Weather Service, the snow will continue through the afternoon with a total of 3 to 5 …
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
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Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump more snow onto the area on Saturday. 7News meteorologists are predicting Tewksbury to get between 2 to 4 inches of snow in the storm that is expected to start on Saturday afternoon and spread into the early hours of Sunday. The good news is that snow removal shouldn’t be a backbreaking endeavour. CBSBoston’s Todd Gutner said the snow will be “dry and fluffy for most,” though he warned that driving could be hazardous at times on Saturday.
Monday, December 17, 2012
There will be several storms moving across the area all week that are expected to all bring rain to Tewksbury.
The light coating of white we saw on the ground Sunday afternoon is likely all the snow we’ll see as part of several storms that will move across Tewksbury this week, according to the National Weather Service. The greatest chance of snow will come to the northwest of Boston. On Monday night into Tuesday, the next storm will bring “mainly rain” to the area, the weather service said. Then on Tuesday night into Wednesday northwest winds could really pick up. Winds during that time could prompt a wind advisory, the weather service said. And finally, on Thursday night into Friday, another storm will again “probably bring mainly rain” with a greater chance of snow to start the storm for inland areas.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
As Athena rolls in, expect mostly rain in the city and snow outside of 495.
A nor'easter will kick up winds and rain in the region today, with sleet and snow likely west of Boston and in the higher elevations. The powerful front has recently been given the name "Winter Storm Athena." According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the precipitation should start between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., which would impact the afternoon commute. Atmospheric conditions may convert falling rain into snow in Boston, though that would mean merely a dusting on grass before quickly melting away. The actual rain/snow line is harder to predict. "I don't expect much, if any accumulation in the Boston area, maybe a slushy coating around Rte. 128 on grassy surfaces as rain and snow battle it out for a few hours in the early evening," wrote …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
When will Hurricane Sandy hit Massachusetts? The large storm is tracking to make her effects felt here starting Monday morning.
The latest forecasts show Hurricane Sandy hitting before the morning commute Monday, with high wind and flood watches in effect from Monday morning through the night. The National Weather Service issued the warnings for Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. WHDH's Jeremy Reiner said the worst of Sandy should be from 9 a.m. Monday until 2 a.m. Tuesday. "Within this period is our greatest risk of wind damage/power loss," Reiner wrote on his blog, noting that many towns will experience wind gusts over 40 miles per hour. Coastal cities and towns may see wind gusts between 50-60 mph and even some wind gusts near 70 mph out on the Cape and Islands. Reiner said the speed of the wind isn't as great a concern as the duration of the wind, …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency on Saturday afternoon, saying that the path of Hurricane Sandy, which is tracking north, could hit Sunday night and linger into Wednesday.
Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency and held a press conference Saturday afternoon to update to the public about how Massachusetts is preparing for the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Sandy is currently a category 1 hurricane rolling up the Atlantic and is expected to turn northwest on Sunday afternoon. Impact on New England from the storm is expected by Sunday night and could linger until Wednesday. "While we continue to hope for the best, we are planning for the worst," Patrick said. There may be coastal flooding, severe beach erosion, damaging winds, widespread power outages, and possibly 5 inches or more of rain. "This afternoon I declared a state of emergency commonwealth-wide," Patrick said. "This enables us to cut …
Sandy diminished in intensity last night but has picked up this morning, as Massachusetts keeps an eye on the potential 'Frankenstorm' path that's currently tracking up the eastern seaboard.
Update, 8:20 a.m. Saturday: According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), Sandy has been upgraded again to a hurricane, just hours after being downgraded to a tropical storm. In an 8 a.m. bulletin, the NOAA reported an Air Force aircraft found hurricane-strength winds again. Earlier, in its 5 a.m. bulletin, the NOAA issued warnings and watches to the Southeastern parts of the country, including Florida, but said those up the Eastern seaboard need to prepare for its impact. The storm is moving North-Northeast at 10 mph and an increase in intensity and speed possible tonight and Sunday, according to the NOAA. Sandy is currently considered to be "very large," with winds extending as far as 450 miles from its center. …
Friday, October 26, 2012
If storm takes more northern track, significant impacts possible to New England.
The latest track of Hurricane Sandy has the storm pushing farther west according to this morning’s meteorologist reports. The National Hurricane Center has the center of the storm going either into Southern New Jersey or Delaware. This is a constantly changing storm and a more northern track, which is possible, would bring more significant impacts into New England. According to WHDH Meteorologist Chris Lambert, the current likely scenario would bring wind and rain Monday afternoon through Tuesday with wind gusts of 40-60 mph, mostly onshore, strongest at coast with up to 5 inches of rain expected throughout the storm’s duration. Power outages are likely, along with beach erosion and coastal flooding during high tides. Lambert says it’s …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Now classified as a hurricane, Sandy may bring rain and wind to New England on Sunday and Monday.
Forecasters are saying it's more likely that Sandy will bring rain and wind to the Boston area late Sunday and through Monday. How much is still the question. Reclassified as a hurricane on Wednesday and bearing down on Jamaica, Hurricane Sandy may still head off to sea before hitting the east coast. But forecasters say it’s looking more likely that New England will feel at least part of the brunt of Sandy. Channel 5’s Harvey Leonard said to expect beach erosion, coastal flooding and wind damage. NECN’s Matt Noyes said he is confident that there will be rain and wind likely Sunday night through Monday. He said there is high probability of more than one inch of rain and moderate probability of more than two inches of rain. CBS Boston’s …