Sunday, August 5, 2012
Strong winds and hail are possible late Sunday afternoon.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Somerville and Middlesex County on Sunday afternoon as a storm in central Massachusetts barrels towards the coast. The National Weather Service (NWS) said in a statement that the warning is in effect until 5:30 p.m., as the storm near Clinton moved northeast at 30 miles per hour. Damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour are possible with the storm, along with hail, "deadly lightning" and torrential rain, the NWS said. "Get to safe shelter now, inside a study building or in a vehicle," the NWS said. "Do not seek shelter under trees. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning." Driver should also stay alert for flooding roads and ponding of water on roadways, …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Department of Public Works crews worked to clean up the mess.
A powerful thunderstorm that moved through Somerville late Wednesday afternoon knocked down trees and branches, caused flooding and caused roads to be closed. The most severe part of the storm began at around 5:30 p.m., bringing heavy rain and gusts of strong wind. According to police and fire scanner transmissions, personal observations and reports from readers on Twitter and Facebook, here's just some of the damage that occurred in Somerville: If you've got photos of the damage you want to share, feel free to add them by clicking "Add Photos and Videos."
Friday, June 8, 2012
A quick and violent thunderstorm tore through Somerville Friday afternoon, and there are reports of fallen trees, utility polls, flooding and a fire.
A violent Friday-afternoon thunderstorm over Somerville has caused damage, fallen trees and utility polls, flooding and a fire, according to Somerville police and fire radio scanner transmissions. Somerville Patch is monitoring the situation and will provide updates if and when they are available. Police and fire scanner transmissions were busy after the thunderstorm swept through. According to transmissions, here is some of the damage in Somerville: