Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Middlesex County Tuesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Stoneham region and Middlesex County Tuesday afternoon. The warning is in effect from 2:46 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. "Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area," reads the warning. "...These storms can drop 1.25 inches of rain within 30 minutes. Areas prone to flash flooding include Route 9 from Metrow West into Boston." "A Flash Flood Warning is issued for rapid and potentially life-threatening flooding. In urban areas avoid flooded roadways and obey road closures. Those living along streams and creeks should move to higher ground immediately to protect life and property," reads the warning.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Rain will arrive Thursday afternoon and will be heavy during the overnight hours.
Eastern Massachusetts is under a flood watch as rain is expected to hit the area Thursday afternoon and into Friday. The flood watch is in effect until 8 a.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service said an addition one to three inches of rain could fall on the area. Eastern Massachusetts has already seen more than six inches of rain in June and meteorologists are concerned that the already saturated soil and swollen rivers and streams could cause flooding. Channel 7 meteorologist Jeremy Reiner said the rain should start between 1 and 4 p.m. Thursday. The rain will increase during the overnight hours. He added the storms will be a rain event. In other words, there shouldn’t be thunder and lightning or strong winds associated with the …
Monday, June 10, 2013
Another batch of heavy rain is expected on Monday evening and again on Tuesday.
For the second time in four days, flooding is possible in Stoneham from heavy rain. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Monday evening through Tuesday evening for Stoneham, as well as most of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. It is the second flood watch issued in the past four days – a similar alert was issued on Friday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea moved through. The Stoneham area saw more than three inches of rain from that storm. “Showers are expected to overspread the region from west to east (Monday) afternoon,” the weather service said as it issued the flood watch. “The heaviest rain is expected to occur (Monday night), where some locations could pickup …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Rain combined with melting snow from the storm at the end of last week could cause minor flooding in streams Tuesday afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service said.
After the winter we've had so far, the warmer weather to start the week has been a welcome respite, but could cause flooding problems when rain passes through the area on Tuesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood watch for Stoneham and much of Eastern and Central Massachusetts, in effect from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday morning. Up to an inch of rainfall is expected on Tuesday, which combined with melting snow from the storm at the end of last week could cause some small streams to experience minor flooding, the NWS said. "Poor drainage street flooding is likely Tuesday afternoon and evening, especially where snow is blocking catch basins," the NWS said in the food watch statement. "This could have an impact on …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
A stretch of Route 28 in Stoneham closed due to flooding may reopen around 7 p.m. Thursday, according to a spokesperson for Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
A stretch of Route 28 in Stoneham closed due to flooding may reopen around 7 p.m. Thursday, according to a spokesperson for Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. "About 100-150 foot section of Rt 28 (not to be confused with 128) from Elm (Street) to the (Interstate) 93 ramp, by the Fells Reservation (the area is known as the Sheepsfold Parking Lot) is closed due to flooding," said DCR spokesperson SJ Port in an email to Stoneham Patch. "...The catch basins are draining slowly. This happens from time to time with very heavy rain but not regularly." DCR rangers are at the scene and there are two detours – one at Elm Stree and one just after the exit onto I-93 south, according to Port. "We are waiting on a vactor truck to …
Route 28 in Stoneham is reportedly closed Thursday evening due to flooding issues, according to a scanner report.
Route 28 in Stoneham is reportedly closed Thursday evening due to flooding issues, according to a scanner report. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) reports the road is closed due to flooding, according to the scanner report. DCR units are on scene, according to the report. We'll post updates as we receive them.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Find out how the Stoneham Department of Public Works is handling their storm operations on Monday.
While Hurricane Sandy may hit Stoneham Monday morning, the curbside trash pickup will be operating on a normal schedule, according to Department of Public Works Director Robert Grover. To see the town's curbside pickup schedule, check out this article. Even though Stoneham hasn't faced the brunt of the storm yet, a tree came down on Franklin Street shortly before 8 a.m. Monday, according to Grover. A crew was responding to the area to take care of the situation. As for the storm operations, Grover discussed the DPW's action plan. "We're going around checking all of the low spots in town to make sure the catch basins are as clear as they can be, and we're also checking the headwalls on the drainage so if we get a lot of rain it will keep …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The following information was provided by the Stoneham Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
[Editor's note: The following information was provided by the Stoneham Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.] At 2:17 a.m. Sept. 19, Stoneham Police were called to Montvale Avenue for a report of flooding. An officer reported flooding in the area. DPW was notified. Sept. 19 @12:02 a.m.: Police called to Elmhurst Road for a report of a wire down. The caller told police that a wire was down in his yard. A tree branch took out his service, according to police. NSTAR notified. @7:24 a.m.: Police responded to Franklin Street for a report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury. One towed reported. No one was transported to a hospital.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Damaging wind gusts and localized flooding possible Friday afternoon into the evening.
Strong to severe thunderstorms could develop later this afternoon into the evening, the National Weather Service (NWS) warned on Friday morning. Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop across southern New England by mid-afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front, the NWS said in a statement. A few thunderstorms may become severe, with the primary threat coming from damaging wind gusts, the NWS said, and heavy rainfall could also lead to isolated flooding. "The storms should initially develop in the interior by 2 or 3 p.m., moving toward the coast by early evening," the NWS statement read. "People engaged in outdoor activities should keep an eye to the sky and be ready to quickly move to shelter if a severe thunderstorm warning is…
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Stoneham region may receive 1-2 inches of rainfall mixed with snow, while wind gusts intensify on Friday.
The National Weather Service issued flood and high wind warnings ahead of heavy rains and winds expected to hit the Stoneham region starting early Friday morning. Both advisories take effect Friday morning and will continue into Friday evening. "A mix (of) rain and wet snow will develop late this evening and continue overnight...changing to all rain around daybreak," reads the flood warning. "The rain will become heavy at times Friday morning and last through mid-afternoon before tapering off by evening. "One to two inches of precipitation with locally higher amounts can be expected across the area." With temperatures expected to be in the 40s and 50s, snowmelt is expected to intensify, according to the flood warning. "Urban and poor …