Friday, March 8, 2013
A quick look and listen at storm sights and sounds in Swampscott.
The tidal surge threw rocks and sand on beach roads and the snowstorm delivered a late-season punch to the breadbasket, at least if you were out shoveling the heavy wet stuff. Here are a few video clips around Swampscott from late this morning.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Snow from this predicted weekend's storm might be heavy and wet, a change from past storms that was light and easily drifted.
Heavy, wet snow may move in Saturday afternoon and accumulate more than six inches, the National Weather Service said as it issued a winter storm watch. The winter storm watch runs from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon and means the potential of accumulating snow of six or more inches in a 12 hour period or eight or more inches in a 24-hour period. The heaviest snow in Swampscott is expected on Saturday night into Sunday morning when 1 to 2 inches of snow could fall per hour. “The biggest concern is that this will be a heavy wet snow,” the weather service said as it issued the winter storm watch. “This will bring the potential for downed tree limbs and scattered power outages.” The wind will blow from the northeast at 5-10 miles…
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…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
There is a potential for significant snow accumulation with a snowstorm slated to move in on Friday.
It’s still two days away, but forecasters are already sounding the alarm about a snowstorm headed our way on Friday that could the the largest since Boxing Day in 2010. The storm is forecasted to arrive two days after the 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978. While Friday’s storm will be nowhere near the legendary storm in the late 70s, forecasters say it could leave anywhere between 15 and 20 inches of snow in our area, and be the largest storm to hit the area since the day after Christmas in 2010. “I think it's time to prepare for the biggest storm since December 26th and 27th of 2010,” WHDH-TV chief meteorologist Pete Bouchard writes in his latest blog post. “For the snow hounds, your ship might have finally come in.” Bouchard said …