Thursday, November 8, 2012
Did you shovel today? Build a snow man? Are you happy to see white stuff, or is the memory of 2010-2011 still too strong?
Somerville got some snow Wednesday night. Real snow. A few snow plows even came out, and someone made a snow throne in Hodgkins-Curtin Park near Davis Square. By Thursday morning it was turning to slush. The first snow of the season can be fun, but it can also remind us of how tiring it will be in a few months. Did you build a snow man, shovel, take photos, sit inside and grumble, all of the above?
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Massachusetts bracing for another storm with effects from Sandy still being felt.
First Sandy, and now a Nor'easter. Massachusetts is in store for more wild weather this week as a Nor'easter heads our way today and into Thursday morning. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the area can expect to see the storm hit between 2 and 4 p.m. "What I've noticed over the last few model runs is a track farther east," Lambert said on his blog."If that's the case, our wind stays more out of the NNE rather than going east, and that means colder weather gets locked in. It also means that dew point levels stay low. That's important because with dew points running near 20 and actual air temperatures tomorrow afternoon running near 40-45, a process called evaporative cooling can occur which allows rain to turn to snow. What …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The storm could bring wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour to the coast, though gusts won't be so strong in inland areas.
A little more than a week after 'superstorm' Sandy swept through Massachusetts, Somerville residents may have to brace for another windy, rainy night on Wednesday. A nor'easter is expected to blow into the area mid-week and the storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain from Wednesday into Thursday, according to WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Rainer. Fellow WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert said rain and wind will come late afternoon into Thursday morning and that winds will bring gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour to coastal areas. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a high wind watch Monday afternoon, saying that strong winds have the potential to bring down power lines and trees. It'll be a chilly rain, too: The forecast is for a high near …