Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency advises residents to minimize outdoor activity, keep an emergency kit, and check on elderly friends or relatives in extreme cold.
Editor's Note: The following is from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. “As we enter the time of year when we can expect extremely low temperatures and wind chills, we all must take precautions to minimize the dangers presented by such severe weather,” stated Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Kurt Schwartz. “To that end, MEMA presents these cold weather safety tips.” Continue to follow MEMA updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MassEMA; Facebook at www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA. Download the free ping4alert! app to your Smartphone to receive important weather alerts and emergency messages from MEMA. Easy instructions are available at www.mass.gov/mema/mobileappp.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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It's winter in New England. And winter in New England is cold. We know this. But right now, we're at the beginning of an extra cold stretch. Last night wind chill values were as low as -10 in Stoneham, and are expected to be around -13 degrees tonight and tomorrow night, before high temperatures around 24 on Friday and a low around 20 Friday evening. With this cold snap, we figured you could help warm your fingers by typing an ending to the beginning of this sentence: "You know it's cold out when..." What can you contribute? Finish the sentence in the comments below.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Two schools with delayed openings on Tuesday; snowfall to be followed by arctic cold front.
UPDATE MONDAY AT 10:10 P.M.: Both the Edgewood Elementary school in Stoneham and Greater Boston Academy in Stoneham will be opening two hours late on Tuesday due to the storm. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Stoneham residents are gearing up for the latest blast from old man winter. A 1-2 punch is expect to roll across the region in the next couple of days, with a snowfall to be followed by a blast of frosty temperatures. According to the National Weather Service, a storm front will dump a possible 3 to 5 inches Monday night on Stoneham. Temperatures will drop into the teens with light, variable winds. The snow will continue into Tuesday morning, with another 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible, ending around noon. As the snow leaves, the cold front …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
When does a brisk autumn turn into a frigid winter?
We've all have a case of the shivers at one point or another, but this week, our New England winter has lived up to its reputation, with highs in the teens and wind chills that dip below zero. What made you shiver this morning: Taking the dogs out? Standing at the bus stop? One reader said "you know it's cold out when the wet clothes in the dryer are frozen." We want to hear from you. Have you had your "winter is here" moment?