Sunday, February 10, 2013
With all the fresh snowfall from the first blizzard of the year, now is the time to take advantage of these sledding hot spots.
With the Blizzard of '13 dropping two feets of snow on Stoneham, it's the perfect time to head out to sled or snow tube. Several locations in the Stoneham area are perfect winter wonderlands. However, you'll need to bring your own sledding equipment to these five popular sledding destinations: Where do you like to go sledding? Tell us in the comments below!
Friday, February 8, 2013
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at…
Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
New England may be in shutdown mode as a giant blizzard barrels through the area, but the conversation is alive and well on Twitter and the rest of the Web. Follow our live chat from Friday morning through the duration of the storm for updates in your neighborhood and around the rest of the state. Patch editors will provide continuous updates, and Twitter feeds from public officials, safety personnel and residents will let you know what's happening outside your window. If you'd like to ask a question during the chat, simply add it in the comment section above. We can't get to every question but will try our best to provide as much information as we can.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Between 12 and 24 inches of snow accumulation is expected, beginning Friday morning.
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 Stoneham 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 …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The snowstorm that dropped 4-8 inches on us today is moving away while another one, expected to bring 4-10 inches, moves in.
As of Tuesday afternoon, we’re about halfway through Mother Nature’s two-pronged snowstorm attack. Although a winter storm warning remains in effect through 1 a.m. on Thursday, the snow is slated to slow down between 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday as one storm drifts away and the next storm moves in. Four to eight inches was expected during the day today, with the most snow accumulating in the cities and towns north of Boston. After the break in snowfall this evening, another 4-10 inches is expected to fall late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. “The snow will likely fall moderate to heavy at times during the Wednesday morning rush hour,” the National Weather Service (NWS) storm warning said. “The snow may change to sleet or possibly some …
Monday, January 31, 2011
A storm that will start off as snow on Tuesday will develop into a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain on Wednesday. And brace yourself--we’re looking at up to another 14 inches by late Wednesday.
Something wicked this way comes. Another winter storm is expected to hit Stoneham Tuesday morning during the morning commute, and by the time all is said and dumped, we could have a total of 14 or so inches of snow by late Wednesday. Tuesday’s three to six inches of fluffy snow is expected to be followed by a dangerous icy mix of 8-11 inches of snow with sleet and freezing rain on Wednesday. The weight of this mix could damage homes, knock over trees and down power lines. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), which issued a winter storm watch in effect from Tuesday morning through Wednesday evening, the storm could drop a foot or more of snow north of the Mass Pike. A snowfall map released by the NWS on Monday morning pegs …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Weather report indicates 8-12 inches of snow could fall between Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.
A snowstorm that could drop 8-12 inches of snow is expected to hit the Stoneham area Wednesday night and continue into early Thursday morning, according to The National Weather Service's winter storm warning. "A Nor'easter will likely bring heavy snow to much of southern New England mainly Wednesday night into early Thursday morning," reads the storm warning. The storm warning will remain in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday. Snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour may occur between 9 p.m. Wednesday through 5 a.m. Thursday, possibly making roads slippery for the commute to work on Thursday morning. "Snow will cause untreated roads to become snow covered and slippery this evening," reads the warning. "This is especially true …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Heaviest snow expected to fall during rush hour Friday morning.
After being hit by a couple snowstorms in the past few weeks, another one is expected to drop several more inches of snow Friday morning, according to winter storm warning for Stoneham Since first issuing a winter weather advisory for the area Thursday morning, NWS issued a second update Thursday afternoon with increased snowfall projections. The snow is expected to begin late Thursday night and pick up in intensity after 3 a.m. Friday, according to the NWS's winter storm warning hazardous weather outlook. While 1-3 inches of snow may fall overnight, 3-7 inches is expected to fall during the Friday morning commute. "Heavy snow will have a significant impact on the Friday morning rush hour," the warning reads. "Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Stoneham was a winter wonderland during the snowstorm Wednesday.
Just about everywhere you turned Wednesday in Stoneham there was an eye-catching winter vista. Check out Stoneham Patch reporter Chris Chirichiello's photographs from around town during the snowstorm.
Snow-pelted signs were somewhat of a challenge to see during the snowstorm on Wednesday in Stoneham.
Visibility was already poor for commuters, but even those just taking a leisurely stroll down the street may have found it challenging to read signs just several feet away. Check out Stoneham Patch reporter Chris Chirichiello's photographs from Wednesday's snowstorm.