Saturday, February 9, 2013
Will you need help shoveling after the storm? Or, are you offering shoveling services? Let's try and help out our Stoneham neighbors during the blizzard.
Will you need shoveling out after the storm? Are you a student looking to make some money shoveling today or tomorrow? Let's get a list started of people offering shoveling/plow services. If you know someone who needs shoveling or wants to offer shoveling, have them post in the comment section below!
Friday, February 8, 2013
Take a photo of the snow falling out your window right now - office, home, classroom, whatever - and upload it to Stoneham Patch!
As the forecasted snow storm moves into the Stoneham area today, we're asking readers to submit their best photos of the snow outside their windows! Snap a photo out the window or door of your home, office, classroom, whatever and upload it by clicking the big button above this text. Cell phone cameras work just fine, too. And if you're an Instagram user, upload your best photos with the app as well! Be sure to get your up-to-the-minute storm coverage with the Stoneham Patch Storm Center. NOTE: Only photos uploaded to the site will be featured; please do not email photos.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
White out conditions are expected as the storm intensifies.
What began as a blizzard watch for the Stoneham area has now been upgraded to a blizzard warning. The National Weather Service issued the warning for the majority of Eastern Massachusetts Thursday afternoon, as it anticipates about 2 feet of snow to descend upon the area Friday into Saturday. "White out conditions are anticipated as roads become snow-covered by the Friday evening commute," the warning states. "Strong north-northeast winds are anticipated with gusts up to around 60 miles per hour, resulting in blowing and drifting of snow. Damage to trees and structures along with scattered power outages are anticipated." Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more than 20 miles per …
Check here often for updates on the snow storm, including additional cancellations.
This Storm Center article will be updated with cancellations, reports from around Stoneham and more during the Nemo Blizzard. Add your photos of the storm to this gallery! Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 4:45 p.m. Sunday, 12:53 p.m. Saturday, 11:19 p.m. Saturday, 1:40 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Saturday, 12:10 p.m. Saturday, 11:20 a.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 1:42 a.m. Friday, 5:13 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Friday, 1:33 p.m. Friday, 12:58 p.m. Friday, 11:20 a.m. Friday, 10:46 a.m. Friday, 8 a.m: Bored? Want to hang out with a bunch of other people riding out the storm, and get up-to-the-second updates from Patch, state organizations and police and fire departments? Join us at our Live Chat: Blizzard of 2013. The current storm: Previous coverage…
NSTAR has already activated its emergency response plan in preparation for Friday's snowstorm.
With a major nor’easter expected to impact the Stoneham area beginning Friday, NSTAR announced on Thursday it will will activate its emergency response plan for a significant impact on the electric grid. “We’re well into our preparations for responding to potentially widespread power outages resulting from the nor’easter’s high winds and heavy snow,” said Craig Hallstrom, President of NSTAR Electric. “We prepare year-round for storms like this and stand ready to address damage to our system as soon as it becomes safe to do so.” NSTAR said 3,000 employees are currently preparing to assist in the storm reponse effort, and the company has also secured additional contractor line and tree crews. The company is advising customers to make …
Residents are asked to remove all cars from the streets, shovel the sidewalk in front of their house if possible, and to not plow snow in the driveway onto the sidewalks.
The Stoneham Department of Public Works is fully prepped for this weekend's blizzard, and DPW Director Robert Grover is asking residents to do their part and get cars off the street for plowing and to avoid plowing snow in driveways onto sidewalks. "If you can, shovel the sidewalk in front of your house and please, if you have a driveway plow, do not plow in the sidewalk area," Grover said. "There will be sidewalk plows out there—they will be coming out after the plow trucks." The DPW has a full salt shed and sand-salt mix ready to go, the trucks are all fueld up and blades have been mounted on all the trucks, Grover said. There are also food supplies coming in for the workers, given that most restaurants and stores will likely be closed …
Stoneham business owners: Tell us if you'll be operating on normal business hours or if you plan to close during Blizzard Nemo on Friday and Saturday by posting a comment below.
With the area expected to get 18 to 24 inches of snow between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service's forecast, we want to know: Will your Melrose business be open during the blizzard? Let us know by posting your hours of operation for Friday and Saturday in a comment below. Make sure to include your business name, address and hours of operation in your comment.
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 …
It's going to snow this weekend, but how much will we get?
The state and national news networks all agree on one thing, there is a storm coming to town for Friday and Saturday. What they don't agree on is how much snowfall you're going to see. As of 11 p.m. Tuesday night, estimates range from 3 inches to nearly 2 feet. The National Weather Service's (NWS) forecast for Stoneham currently calls for 14 to 18 inches of snow in the area (see attached photo of map). The NWS forecast said as of mid-day Wednesday that Stoneham will see snow before noon on Friday, then rain and snow between noon and 1 p.m., then rain after 1 p.m. before becoming all snow after 9 p.m. Saturday, Stoneham will see a chance of snow before 11 a.m. before a partly sunny rest of the day, according to the NWS. The Weather Channel …
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 that the snow will start between 3-5 p.m. in Stoneham. The precipitation will change over to sleet later in the evening mixed with freezing drizzle. Based on the forecast, the weather service has issued a winter weather advisory that …