Friday, March 8, 2013
Stay up to date with the latest on Friday's winter storm and flooding.
6:58 a.m. — Two-hour delay for Swampscott schools. 7:10 a.m. — Water coming on to road in the area of 154 Puritan. Impassable. 7:30 a.m. — Reports of flooding on Humphrey by King's Beach. 7:31 a.m. — The state has parts of Lynn Shore closed off due to flooding. 7:32 a.m. — The King's Beach section of Humphrey Street is flooded. DPW is closing it. 7:57 a.m. — Report of motor vehicle stuck in the road at Redington and Rockland. 8:02 a.m. — All Bus Routes experiencing 20-25 min delays due to slippery road conditions and weather related problems. 8:06 a.m. — Newbury/Rock 158 07:00 AM IB experiencing 10-15 min delays due to weather conditions. 8:10 a.m. — Report of silver car floating in water on Humphrey near Lynn line. The driver is …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Public Works Department director says he is watching three high-tide cycles, the last one coming Friday morning.
Round one of a prolonged early March storm is delivering sea surges through three high tide cycles. The first one, Thursday morning, led to road closures by Eisman's Beach on Puritan Road and King's Beach on Humphrey Street, said DPW Director Gino Cresta. Rocks, seaweed and other debris were tossed on to Puritan Road and sand was thrown on to Humphrey Street, the Public Works Department director said. The next high tide comes tonight at 7:30 followed by one about 8 a.m. Friday. The director also said the forecasted snow totals have also been upped for Swampscott, expected to reach 4-inch depths. Still, the main concern is the storm surge. It was only recently that crews finished cleaning rocks and other storm debris tossed on roads and …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The two-hour delay has been cancelled, school is called off for the day.
The superintendent announced that due to worsening conditions, school has been canceled for all students and staff today: Friday, March 8th.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
DPW is still hauling away snow from the Blizzard of 2013, a storm that dug deep into the town's winter budget.
Two weeks after the historic blizzard that buried Swampscott under two feet of snow Department of Public Works crews are still hauling snow from piles at intersections and dead ends. Meanwhile, DPW Director Gino Cresta has his eyes on a possible late-weekend snowstorm that forecasters say could drop anywhere from six inches to a foot in the Boston area. The brewing storm was too distant to gauge likely impact, forecasters said Wednesday night, but if deep wet snow arrives it would have a heavy impact on Swampscott's snow removal budget. Already this season the town has spent $140,000 of its $170,000 snow removal funds, the director said. Most of the $140,000 went to battling the Feb. 9 and 10 storm, the dollars covering expenses …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Stay up to date with the latest on Friday and Saturday's blizzard.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Storm warning have event organizers postponing events well in advance.
Postponements are rolling in well in advance of Friday and Saturday's predicted Nor'easter, a howling storm that could blanket the North Shore with 20 or more inches of snow. The PTA/Hadley School dance that was planned for Friday night at the Middle School was rescheduled for Feb. 14, at 6:30, at the Swampscott Middle School, Hadley Principal Sandra Rivers said. Over at the high school, the Swampscott track teams' annual pancake breakfast that was set to take place Saturday morning has been postponed until Saturday, March 2. The track team fundraiser will run from 9 a.m. to noon in the high school cafeteria on the second day of March. And Whole Foods Market has postponed its Chocolate Fest until Monday, Feb 11, from 5-7 pm. We will …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A Swampscott resident remembers the storm. Do you? You can upload your photos directly to our image gallery and tell us your stories. Tell us in the comments.
Yes, it was a humdinger of a storm. I walked home from my job at the Nursing Home on Monday afternoon in a wild wind and snow storm and was very glad to get in the house. Tuesday morning I got up and proceeded to leave for work at 4:45 a.m. As our back door was impassable with snow of more than thirty inches packed against it, I went down the front stairs, inside, to the front door, which opens in. Well, I opened that front door and faced a wall of snow. Now what? I jumped into the snow and immediately went down the first three steps up to my hips in snow. I floundered down the rest of the stairs and through a deep drift to reach the street. Once in the street it wasn’t so bad. It was maybe a foot or so of snow where the plows had been …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain late Wednesday into Thursday and bring wind gusts along the coast.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
A little more than a week after Sandy swept through Massachusetts, Swampscott resident may have to brace for another windy, rainy night on Wednesday. A nor'easter could blow into the area mid-week and the storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain from Wednesday into Thursday, according to WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Rainer. Rainer also wrote that coastal winds could gust between 40 and 60 miles per hour along the South Shore, Cape Cod and the islands, although winds "will be much lighter inland with this storm." The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook statement on Sunday afternoon, saying that strong to damaging northeast winds are likely especially across Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island late Wednesday …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Video from Sandy in Swampscott. Feel free to upload yours.
Here is some video from Fisherman's Beach about 10:30 a.m. and King's Beach about 11 a.m. Monday during Sandy. Sign up for Swampscott Patch’s daily newsletter, “like” us on Facebook and “follow” us on Twitter to get news, blogs, announcements and events. Want to share your opinions with your community? Start your own blog here.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The exact path remains a mystery, but forecast models indicate Hurricane Sandy won't just swing out to sea as she heads north.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Is your Halloween costume waterproof? "There is a consensus forming in weather forecast models that hurricane Sandy is unlikely to go out to sea," according to The Washington Post. It gets worse. The Washington Post reports that Sandy will more likely merge with a cold front and transition into a "powerhouse, possibly historic" storm that forecasters expect to make landfall anywhere from the Mid-Atlantic states to northern New England or Canada. Oy. Chris Lambert on the WHDH weather blog reports that it will still be a few days until forecasters can say where Sandy -- or her "hybrid" remnants -- will make landfall, but the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place that would bring a powerful storm to the the Boston area on Monday and …