Thursday, February 7, 2013
What's it going to look like out there?
Weather Channel During the day, temperatures around freezing, with winds up to 30 mph. Snow accumulation around 2 to 4 inches. After dark, 10 to 15 inches of snow expected with wind gusts over 50 mph. Accuweather Temperatures near freezing during the day with snow between 4-8 inches. After dark, temperatures dropping to the teens and feeling below zero with wind chill with approximately 8 to 12 inches of snow. National Weather Service Snow beginning after 8 a.m., some fog before 4 p.m. Highs near freezing, wind gusts as high as 28 mph and 3 to 5 inches before dark. Temperatures dropping to 20, gusts as high as 49 mph, 10 to 14 inches of snow possible.
In a released statement this morning, National Grid has begun to prepare for potential prolonged power outages in the area.
National Grid representatives are urging area residents to consider "safety first" and are advising that crews are prepared and ready for the upcoming blizzard and possible power outages that might follow. “We continue to monitor the weather and are taking action now to be able to respond quickly and safely to potential outages that could occur. Our pre-planning activities are in anticipation of a very damaging storm,” said Kathy Lyford, vice president, New England Operations. “We take the safety of the public and our employees very seriously. We are reaching out to our life support and critical care customers and have plans in place to provide regular updates for customers.” National Grid customers can call 1-800-465-1212 to report an …
A blizzard watch issued and the latest forecasts see as much as two feet of snow falling on Westford.
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Westford and surrounding areas from Friday night through Saturday morning. According to the watch, "The worst of the storm will be Friday night into Saturday morning," with snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour possible. "Travel may become nearly impossible with blowing and drifting snow." Several news outlets can agree that a minimum accumulation of 18 inches is headed this way, but the maximum accumulation numbers vary. Here's the deal: - WCVB is predicting 25.3 inches of snow in Boston by 11 a.m. Saturday. - WHDH is calling for 15-20 inches of snow throughout the area that includes Lexington. - The NWS is predicting 18-24 inches for the entire area. But we want to hear …
Between 12 and 24 inches of snow accumulation is expected, beginning Friday morning.
Thursday, February 7
As of 3:19 p.m. on 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 accumulation of 12 to 24 inches with the potential for blizzard conditions. The NWS previously forecast 14 to 18 inches in the Westford area. That total has been increased to 18 to 24 inches in the latest forecast. (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 …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A high wind watch has been issued for Wednesday night in Westford because of the possibility of wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour.
Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour on Wednesday night could bring down trees and power lines, warns the National Weather Service. A high wind watch was issued on Tuesday at 4:42 p.m. by the weather service in Taunton for much of coastal and eastern Massachusetts, including Westford, because the south-southwest winds at 20-30 mph could gust to 60 mph. The high wind watch means that the potential exists for strong and damaging winds in Bedford. The strong winds could bring down trees and power lines as well as cause property damage, the weather service said. The high wind watch runs from 10 p.m. Wednesday through 9 a.m. Thursday. “Unsecured outdoor objects may become damaged and/or airborne,” the weather service warned. “Hazards will be …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The windchill factor could drop as low as -18 degrees on Thursday night and it has prompted a wind chill advisory.
The wind chill factor could get as low as -18 on Thursday night, the National Weather Service warns. The temperature combined with wind gusts will be so dangerously low that the National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory that runs from 7 p.m. on Thursday through 10 a.m. on Friday. The advisory extends across most of eastern and central Massachusetts. An advisory is issued when wind chills are expected between -15 and -24 for at least 3 hours. The weather service said that there is a “heightened threat of frostbite or hypothermia” for anyone that will be outside on Thursday evening and early Friday morning. The wind chill factors have been created by a combination of air temperatures between -5 and 5 and northwest winds at 10…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Several inches of snow could fall in Eastern Massachusetts from the winter storm.
A snow storm will roll into Eastern Massachusetts Monday afternoon and continue through Tuesday morning, dumping a few inches of snow in the area. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of Massachusetts beginning Monday afternoon -- though it was just a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Westford as of Sunday night. The heaviest snow will be along the coast of Massachusetts, where 4 to 8 inches of snow could fall, but the storm watch includes the cities of Boston and Cambridge. Further inland, snowfall is expected to between 1 to 3 inches, according to the forecast by WHDH Channel 7. Stay tuned to Patch for updates on the storm.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Cold air will move in starting Sunday night and get bitterly cold by Wednesday morning this week.
The coldest air of the winter, including temperatures that could get down to zero, are headed our way starting Sunday night, according to meteorologists. The coldest stretch of weather will be Tuesday night - Thursday morning," writes WHDH-TV meteorlogist Chris Lambert in his blog. 'Expect near zero degrees readings in the morning, and teens for highs Wednesday afternoon." The National Weather Service said that there is a "moderate probability" that a wind chill advisory may be issued on Tuesday night and Wednesday night. A wind chill advisory means that wind chill temperatures would be expected to be -25 degrees or less for at least three hours. That would mean that exposure to the combination of winds and low temperatures without …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The potential for accumulation is light, but the times it's expected could cause some headaches.
Just when you'd gotten used to 60-degree days, Old Man Winter reappears. Plan some extra time into your Wednesday morning commute as forecasters at WHDH are calling for a light snowy, rainy mix to begin falling at about 4 a.m. and continue throughout the day. According to Jeremy Reiner on the WHDH weather blog, this isn't expected to be a major storm, nor is he calling for the snow to fly faster than the plows can handle it. "It won't be a big, bad storm that gets a name or anything like that but it will create some issues for us," Reiner writes. WHDH's snow accumulation map shows areas around I-95 could see anywhere from 1-4 inches. The closer you get to the coast, the less snow is expected, with mostly rain expected within 2 miles of …