Friday, March 8, 2013
The Somerville area had received about 7.5 inches of snow by Friday morning. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Somerville area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Somerville Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The area could get 4 to 8 inches of snow, possibly stretching snow removal budgets, and people's patience, thin.
For the third straight weekend, Somerville is expecting snow, and a snow emergency is likely. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the Somerville area. It says "a lot of uncertainty remains given that the storm is still nearly three days in the future." That said, the National Weather Service says, "The storm will bring the potential for heavy wet snow to the region." "There will be the potential for some downed tree limbs and power outages where heavy wet snow occurs," it says. Channel 7, WHDH, was predicting Thursday morning the Somerville area could receive four to eight inches of snow, beginning Saturday night and continuing into Sunday morning. Meanwhile, Somerville has already seen two consecutive …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The Somerville area was expecting 18 to 24 inches of snow by the end of the storm, according to the National Weather Service.
One of the strongest winter storms seen in Somerville in years was expected to continue through Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A blizzard warning issued by the weather service at 10:47 p.m. Friday was set to remain in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday. The blizzard warning said the Somerville area should expect the "strongest winds and heaviest snow through Saturday morning." Projected snowfall totals for the storm remained steady at 18 to 24 inches, and the National Weather Service was expecting winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts up to 80 miles per hour. At 11:45 p.m. Friday, a WHDH broadcast said the storm was officially classified as a blizzard.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
White out conditions are expected as the storm intensifies.
What began as a blizzard watch for the Somerville area has now been upgraded to a blizzard warning. Matt Perkins The National Weather Service issued the warning for the majority of Eastern Massachusetts Thursday afternoon, as it anticipates about 2 feet of snow to descend upon the area Friday into Saturday. "White out conditions are anticipated as roads become snow-covered by the Friday evening commute," the warning states. "Strong north-northeast winds are anticipated with gusts up to around 60 miles per hour, resulting in blowing and drifting of snow. Damage to trees and structures along with scattered power outages are anticipated." Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more than …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Between 12 and 24 inches of snow accumulation is expected beginning Friday morning, though most snow will arrive Friday night.
Wednesday, February 6
As of 3:19 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Middlesex County and much of Massachusetts from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. According to NWS, much the state will be impacted by heavy snow with an accumulation of 12 to 24 inches. There is the potential for blizzard conditions. The NWS is forecasting 18 to 24 inches in the Somerville area. (See photo.) Light snow is expected to begin by Friday morning and increase in intensity throughout the day with the heaviest snowfall occurring Friday night into Saturday morning. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are possible during that time. Residents should be aware that travel will be dangerous and may become nearly impossible due to …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Forecasters are warning the timing of an approaching snowstorm may make Monday afternoon and evening commute slippery.
There may be an inch of snow on the ground on Monday evening during the evening commute, according to forecasters at WHDH-TV. "Don't expect a ton of snow, but a general 1-3 inches [will] fall late Monday afternoon, through the evening, producing slick roads, perhaps in time for the ride home from work," meterologist Chris Lambert wrote in his blog. Though not much snow will fall, Lambert said the snow that does "will create slick spots on the roads Monday evening and Monday night." The National Weather Service forecasts that the snow will start between 3-5 p.m. in the Somerville area. The precipitation will change over to sleet later in the evening. Based on the forecast, the weather service has issued a winter weather advisory that runs …
Monday, January 21, 2013
The city of Somerville will update residents via Facebook, Twitter and its city alert system if a snow emergency is ultimately declared.
With heavy snowfall expected in parts of eastern Massachusetts, but with the exact location of snowfall uncertain, the city of Somerville Monday evening announced it had not declared a snow emergency. The city posted the following message on its Facebook page at about 6:30 p.m. Monday: For now, Somerville does not have plans to declare a snow emergency. But if this changes, we will keep you updated here, via our City alert system & on Twitter. If you are not signed up for City alerts (via phone, email or text), you can do so here: http://ow.ly/h0t6J. The National Weather Service was predicting a total nighttime snow accumulation of three to five inches. However, the weather service also issued the following winter weather advisory: A …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The National Weather Service says the morning commute should be affected.
Winter's timeout ends Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the Boston area for Wednesday morning, saying the area could get some snow. Somerville's forecast is for 1-3 inches of snow during the day on Wednesday, with a high near 36. The hazardous weather outlook says, "There is still some uncertainty on where the axis of heavier snow will fall ... so these amounts may fluctuate." The January thaw is over. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s, approaching 60 some days, were recorded for much of the past week.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Strong gusts continue as wind speeds gradually diminish Monday night.
Although the Boston region will continue to experience strong gusts of wind from Hurricane Sandy Monday night, in general winds will be dying down, according to WHDH. Pete Bouchard, chief meteorologist at the TV station, in a broadcast that aired shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, said that Boston was experiencing wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour. However, he said those wind speeds would be slowly diminishing Monday night and into Tuesday morning. By 10 p.m. Boston would experience winds of around 29 miles per hour. By 1 a.m. those winds would be down to about 18 miles per hour, Bouchard reported. The National Weather Service was forecasting that in the Boston region, "strongest winds will occur through 7 p.m. … then a gradual decrease in …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Wind could knock down branches and trees and cause scattered power outages; rain could cause local flooding.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Somerville area for Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. According to the weather service, Somerville could experience gusts of winds up to 55 miles per hour Tuesday night and until about 6 a.m. Wednesday. These winds could bring down large branches and trees, which could lead to scattered power outages, the National Weather Service said. There is also the "low possibility of an isolated brief tornado event," the weather service said. In addition to winds, Somerville could experience heavy rain, with rainfall amounts around two inches and local flooding possible, according to the National Weather Service.