Tuesday, March 19, 2013
School officials have shuttered Marblehead Public Schools because of weather.
It's been quite the winter for snow days. The students of Marblehead have at least one more this morning, as school officials have cancelled classes. Marblehead is experiencing a storm that will bring at least 1 to 3 inches of snow, and maybe more. Tuesday's closure announcement came early. During the last storm, the severity of which caught municipal and school leaders across the state by surprise, residents criticized Marblehead's decision first to delay school, then switching mid-morning to a closure.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Every now and then Marblehead Patch checks YouTube for interesting local videos. Today we found Marblehead's Bryan Ruocco demonstrating an interesting contraption — a wheeled snow shovel.
At Marblehead Patch we keep our eye out for everything related to the town. That means that every now and then we check YouTube to see what Headers are uploading. Today we found this interesting video. A Marblehead chiropractor, Bryan Ruocco of Seaport Chiropractic, shows how to use a wheeled snow shovel that is said to take stress off the back. The warm weather is doing a number on our remaining snow piles, but I just had to share the video of this contraption in action.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The storm led Marblehead school officials to push back today's opening.
While some North Shore students are getting another snow day, in Marblehead you'll only be able to go back to sleep for a bit — or maybe help the family dig out before you head to school. Marblehead Public Schools announced they will open on a two-hour delay, according to Patch news partners 7News. For breaking Marblehead news as it happens, sign up for Marblehead Patch email news alerts.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A coastal storm could dump heavy wet snow and cause flooding between Thursday and Friday in Marblehead.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch and coastal flood warning for Marblehead and parts of Essex County in the coming days. A coastal storm could generate heavy wet snow and high winds and churn storm surges to 3 feet from late Wednesday night through Friday morning. Offshore waves will likely climb to 25 to 30 feet and surging tides could cause coastal flooding. The National Weather Service is predicting 1-to-3 inches of snow for Marblehead on Thursday. Places within the region could get 4-to-8 inches, according to the winter storm watch. The snow is expected to be the heavy wet variety that can bring tree limbs down on power wires and knock out electricity.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Essential daily information at a glance, including differing forecasts on how much snow the town will get Saturday night into Sunday.
1. Weather Watch: Sunny and a bit warmer, with a high near 38. 2. Facility Maintenance Advisory Committee: As the town braces for up to $2.1 million in costs to repair the clock tower at Abbot Hall, the subject of ongoing maintenance for town buildings has a new currency. There is an advisory committee on the subject, and it meets Friday morning at 9 a.m. at Abbot Hall. 3. How Much Snow?: Cruising the latest forecasts I see different outlets with different predictions for the snow we're supposed to get Saturday night into Sunday morning. While Pete Bouchard at WHDH seems to still think the Marblehead area could get 6-10 inches, the usually conservative National Weather Service says in a Winter Weather Watch that six inches are possible. …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Marblehead could see around a half a foot or more snow Saturday night into Sunday.
There are still huge snowbanks everywhere from the Blizzard of '13, even after moderate temperatures this week, but Old Man Winter isn't done with Marblehead. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in effect until Sunday at 1 p.m. for a storm that will pass through the area starting Saturday night. The forecast calls for 1-3 inches of snow on Saturday night and another 3-7 inches on Sunday, mainly before 4 p.m. Visibility won't be great either, as winds could gust as high as 43 mph on Sunday, blowing the snow around and producing wind chill values as low as -2 on Sunday night. The gusty winds will continue on Presidents Day, which will be sunny with a high near 32 but wind chill values as low as -4.
Monday, February 11, 2013
We all know how dog-crazy Marblehead residents are. So I'm sure you've got super-cute shots of your dog out in the snow. Share 'em!
The bond between Headers and their dogs — usually black labs — is well known. If you've got a dog, there's no way you didn't take photos of him or her enjoying the snow. So click on that green "Upload Photos and Videos" button and share them with your neighbors. I've known one cat in my life who loved the snow, so bonus points if you share photos of your kitty out in this. Here are some of the other photo galleries we have going. Please add your snaps:
Classes are cancelled as Marblehead continues to recover from the blizzard.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Marblehead Public Schools announced they will remain closed Monday.
Looks like it's another day of sledding for Marblehead's students. Marblehead Public Schools have cancelled classes for Monday as the town continues to clean up from the big storm. For all the storm news, visit the Marblehead Patch Storm Center.
The town got 23 inches of snow, according to a trained observer cited by the National Weather Service.
The big storm dumped 23 inches of snow on Marblehead, according to a trained observer cited by the National Weather Service. Here's another way of looking at snow cover: This auto-updating map from nearby Salem shows snowfall in the region over the last 24 hours. Its results run six hours behind. The blizzard is expected to rank among the top five worst Boston-area storms since records have been kept. For all Marblehead Patch coverage of the storm, please visit our Storm Center.