Thursday, March 21, 2013
Yesterday was the first day of spring, but it doesn't feel like it outside.
Yesterday was the first day of spring, but it certainly didn't feel like it. Use this article as an outlet to share your thoughts about this past winter, even if it still feels like we are in the middle of it. This winter season brought cold temperatures, chilling winds, freezing rain and, of course, snow. We have seen a lot of snow this year, and some people enjoy it. They like everything that comes with the snow: making snowmen, sledding, snowball fights, snow days and the list goes on. However, it also comes with shoveling, digging your car out of a snowbank, driving in bad conditions, possibly losing power and so much more. Let us know what you thought of this winter, but please keep it clean. Tell us in 10 words or less what you …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A winter storm warning and a wind advisory is in effect for Weston.
Although initial forecasts predicted mostly rain for the west-of-Boston area, Weston residents woke up to snow falling, but not necessarily accumulating this morning. So, how much snow will Weston get? Forecasters have said this will be a prolonged storm that will last throughout the day Thursday and into Friday morning. When all is said and done, the Weston area can expect 3-6 inches, according to WHDH. In the WHDH Weather Blog, Meteorologist Jeremy Reiner says snow will be steady along and east of I-95. Areas west of I-95 will see more steady precipitation later today. By tonight, Reiner says everyone can expect "widespread-steady snow." The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Weston area, which is in…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Weston will see mostly rain with some possible rain/snow mix, forecasters say.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Middlesex County and the Weston area as a batch of rain and snow moves its way into southern New England tonight. After some rain Wednesday, the storm is expected to hit later tonight and last through Thursday into Friday. WHDH forecasters are predicting a rain/snow mix for west of Boston. According to snow total maps from this morning, some areas west of I-95 could get 3-5 inches of snow, depending on where the rain/snow line falls. Forecasters emphasized that this is not a blizzard, rather a prolonged storm that will last over the next day and a half. From Jeremy Reiner's WHDH Weather Blog: Tomorrow and into early Friday morning will be the brunt of the storm but I …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The area could see around a half a foot of more snow Saturday night into Sunday.
There are still huge snowbanks everywhere from the Blizzard of '13, even after moderate temperatures this week, but Old Man Winter isn't done with the Boston area yet. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until Sunday at 1 p.m. for a storm that will pass through the area starting Saturday night. The forecast calls for 1-3 inches of snow on Saturday night and another 3-5 inches on Sunday, mainly before 4 p.m. Visibility won't be great either, as winds could gust as high as 43 mph on Sunday, blowing the snow around and producing wind chill values as low as -2 on Sunday night. The gusty winds will continue on Presidents Day, which will be sunny with a high near 32 but wind chill values as low as -4.
Friday, February 8, 2013
We’ve got the community covered… with your help.
With the blizzard settling over Massachusetts, the need for up-to-the minute info is even more important. At Patch, we will be working around-the-clock to cover the storm, but as with of our reporting, the more interaction we get from users the more comprehensive our coverage will be. Weston Patch is as much your site as it is ours. So in the run-up to the blizzard, here’s how you can use Patch: 1. Get the news. When we know about storm-related news, so will you. From important town announcements, damages, power outages and floods, Twitter feeds and polls, we’ll have all the news covered 24-7. Check out our info center article for all the latest news and updates. 2. Comment. Have relevant information to add to the info center or to an …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Here's the latest on how you need to prepare for Winter Storm Nemo in Weston.
Looks like Nemo is going to find us ... (Come on, you knew we couldn't get through this storm without at least one Pixar reference). As the day of Winter Storm Nemo's arrival draws closer, the forecasts aren't getting any less hairy. Looking at a couple of accumulation maps reveals that 16 inches for the Weston area appears to be the bare minimum. Eighteen inches minimum actually shows up on more maps, and the maximum numbers are at two feet or more. Fox 25 meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz told Patch via a tweet that he'd recommend people head home by 3 p.m. Friday ("to be safe"), especially if they plan to use the T. If you drive to and from work, plan to be home around noon, Fox 25 Meteorologist Shiri Spear said on a morning newscast. …
With Winter Storm Nemo bearing down on Weston, it seemed a good time to collect some ideas for how to make the most of the storm.
If the weather predictions are correct, Weston stands to collect more than 18 inches of snow over the course of Friday and into Saturday morning. And while we know there are plenty of reasons to grumble about 18-plus inches of snow (the shoveling, the bad roads, the dirty snow piles, etc.), we're choosing here to focus on the positive. There are at least a few people who have admitted to being a bit excited about the prospect of some serious snow, so we know there are some people looking on the bright side. And we're asking for those folks to finish the sentence, "The best part of a Weston snowstorm is ..." Post your thoughts in the comments section!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The National Weather Service is predicting the most significant snow storm since early 2010.
[Update: 3:55 p.m.] The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Wayland 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 Winter Storm Nemo will bring a minimum accumulation of 18 inches to the area, 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 Wayland. - The NWS is predicting 18-24 inches for …
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" falls late Monday afternoon, through the evening, producing slick roads, perhaps in time for the ride home from work," writes meterologist Chris Lambert in his blog. Even though not much snow will fall, Lambert said that the snow "will create slick spots on the roads Monday evening and Monday night." The National Weather Service forecasts the snow will fall mainly after 3 p.m. in the Weston area. The precipitation will change over to sleet later in the evening. Based on the forecast, a chance of rain and sleet will continue into Tuesday morning. Lambert also said the…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The National Weather Service is predicting low temperatures in the single digits.
A snowy start to the week could herald more wintry conditions for Weston, according to the National Weather Service. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for Weston from 10 p.m. Tuesday through 10 a.m. Wednesday as the temps are expected to plummet to 4 degrees with wind chills as low as -10. The coldest conditions are expected to occur after midnight and through mid-morning Wednesday. Tuesday night through Thursday are predicted to be clear, but with temperatures between 1 and 18 degrees. With such cold temperatures, "There will be a heightened threat for frostbite or hypothermia for those venturing outside," according to the NWS advisory. The NWS recommends that individuals limit their time outdoors, but dress in layers and limit exposed …