Saturday, February 9, 2013
Do you agree with the governor's decision or was it too drastic?
All non-emergency drivers were ordered off the roads on Friday when Gov. Deval Patrick issued an executive order banning travel during the blizzard. (Editor's note: The ban is lifted statewide as of 4 p.m. Saturday.) Patrick's executive order is being praised by some and bashed by others, reported The Boston Globe. While former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was in charge of the commonwealth during the Blizzard of ’78, praised the governor’s move, others called the order “tyrannical” and say the strict ban and hefty fines were too much, according to The Globe. Those caught violating the ban would face up to a year in jail and a $500 fine. What do you think? Do you agree with the governor’s decision or do you think the travel ban …
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…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
How much snow did you get at your home?
What does the overnight snowstorm look like outside your home? Upload photos from your neighborhood and take a look at snow photos from all around Stoneham. Click "Upload Photos and Videos" and show us what it looks like where you are.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
The second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump more snow onto the area on Saturday. 7News meteorologists are predicting Stoneham to get between 1 to 2 inches of snow in the storm that is expected to start on Saturday afternoon and spread into the early hours of Sunday. The good news is that snow removal shouldn’t be a backbreaking endeavour. CBSBoston’s Todd Gutner said the snow will be “dry and fluffy for most,” though he warned that driving could be hazardous at times on Saturday. The National Weather Service forecast says that snow will begin to fall in Stoneham mainly after noon, and continue throughout the night. The high temperature during the day will be near 33 degrees and the low at night will be around 24.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Planning to take photos and videos of the storm? Upload them to this post by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos button located above or below the photo gallery.
A Nor'easter is rolling through the Stoneham region Wednesday afternoon and we want your storm photos and videos! You can upload your storm photos and videos to this post by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos button located above or below the photo gallery. Make sure you're logged into your free Stoneham Patch user account before attempting to upload the images. While logged in, upload the images and provide a full-sentence caption as well as the photographer's or videographer's name in the "credit" field. We look forward to seeing your images!
Monday, September 10, 2012
AccuWeather.com long-range meteorologists are projecting a weak to moderate El Niño by late summer, which could mean more snow this winter.
It's not even winter yet - in fact fall doesn't begin until Sept. 22, but Accuweather.com reports that unlike last winter, students (and teachers) can expect more snow days this winter. Despite a rare snowstorm last October, the winter of 2011-2012 was mild and relatively snowless. There were no snow days in Stoneham. It was a stark contrast from the winter of 2010-2011 where the area saw one big snowstorm after another and Stoneham. The 2012-2013 school year in Stoneham started Sept. 6. Based on the Accuweather.com report, school may get out closer to that June 28th date this year. While Accuweather does not release its full winter forecast until October, Accuweather meteorologist Meghan Evans writes, "Following a snow drought during …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Locals were prepared for the storm that started Wednesday afternoon.
As Stoneham residents are getting ready for spring, Mother Nature had different ideas for the first time in months. Stoneham was hit with more than three inches of snow for the first time in quite a while, but locals dealt with the rare snowstorm with ease. Stoneham resident Alex Brown has enjoyed winter up to this point due to the high temperatures that have occured in January and February. “I am happy because the weather that we have been getting in place of the snow has been great for being in the winter season,” Brown said. “Not too often do you see 50-degree weather during the harsh winter months.” Brown was pleased that he did not have to spend any extra money on winter gear up to this point. “I usually don’t spend money on shovels, …
Friday, February 10, 2012
There may be 2-4 inches of snowfall overnight through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service's forecast for Stoneham.
Snow may begin to fall overnight and continue through the day on Saturday, dropping 2-4 inches of white stuff on Stoneham, according to the National Weather Service's (NWS) forecast for Stoneham. The NWS issued a hazard weather outlook on Friday morning, stating that the latest forecasts suggest the heaviest snowfall on Saturday will occur across interior Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. "However, a shift in the storm track could result in changes in preciptation type and amounts," the outlook read. "Stay tuned to the latest updates and any possible advisories that may be issued later today." Tonight there's a slight change of snow showers after 1 a.m., then snow showers in the early morning hours turning to steady snow on …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Find out what others calls the Stoneham Police Department handled recently.
[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.] In less than 10 minutes, Stoneham Police were called to two accident scenes involving cars hitting houses on Jan. 21 during a snowstorm. At 10:50 a.m., police respond to Franklin Street on a report of car hitting a house. A wall of the building sustained minor damage. No EMS was needed. One vehicle towed from the scene. Several minutes later at 10:57 a.m., police were called to Main Street for a report of a car hitting a house. No one was injured. One car was towed from the scene. Jan. 20 @12:47 p.m.: Police respond to hit-and-run report on Montvale Avenue. No injuries …
Friday, January 20, 2012
The National Weather Service expects 3-6 inches of snow for Saturday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Stoneham area. The service expects three to six inches of snow to fall between 2 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, according to an advisory updated at 1:15 p.m. Friday. The heaviest snow is expected from mid-morning to early afternoon Saturday, according to the advisory. “Snow will accumulate quickly as the ground is already cold. Untreated surfaces will become slippery quickly. Travelers are encouraged to allow extra time to reach their destinations,” read the statement. The storm will bring moderately strong winds, with gusts of up to 20 miles per hour, and visibility could drop to less than half a mile at times.