Saturday, March 9, 2013
Friday's snowstorm dumped more than a foot of snow on Marblehead, prompting road closures and the cancellation of school.
Marblehead, along with the rest of the North Shore, was caught flat-footed by the severity of the snowstorm that slammed the region Friday morning. Storm predictions on Thursday had called for just a few inches of snow at best, certainly not the 14 inches that blanketed the town Friday morning. The snow, combined with strong winds and powerful storm surges, left a mess on town roads and even temporarily closed the causeway to Marblehead Neck. School in Marblehead was initially delayed by two hours -- the decision was made just before 6 a.m., but then canceled completely just after 9 a.m. as conditions worsened. Flooding during high tides on Thursday had also led to some road closures, including the causeway. According to spotter reports …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Here's a quick look at how much snow got dumped on the North Shore during this most recent storm.
The winter storm blowing through the area has dumped a decent amount of snow across Southern New England between Thursday and Friday morning. Here's a look at how much was reported in cities and towns around the North Shore. The following chart is compiled from information released by the National Weather Service in Taunton based on unofficial observations taken during the storm. Reports come from highway departments, residents, news outlets, Skywarn spotters and others.
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Thursday, March 7, 2013
Coastal flooding and beach erosion are possible during high tide Thursday and Friday.
Marblehead shouldn't see much snow after all in the latest coastal storm passing through, but flooding still remains a concern. As of about midnight on Thursday, the latest local forecast from the National Weather Service said little or no snow accumulation was anticipated for the area, although a mixture of rain and snow should last throughout the day. Strong winds are still expected along with gusts up to 50 mph, which could bring down tree limbs and power lines, causing outages. Friday's forecast also includes strong winds and gusts up to 43 mph. A Coastal Flood Warning is in effect from 5 a.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday with the potential for "dangerous" flooding conditions and "severe beach erosion" during high tide periods. Storm …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Expect mostly rain in Boston and snow outside of 495.
A nor'easter will kick up winds and rain in the region today, with sleet and snow likely west of Boston and in higher elevations. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the precipitation should start between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., which would impact the afternoon commute. Atmospheric conditions may convert falling rain into snow in Boston, though that would mean merely a dusting on grass before quickly melting away. The actual rain/snow line is harder to predict. "I don't expect much, if any accumulation in the Boston area, maybe a slushy coating around Rte. 128 on grassy surfaces as rain and snow battle it out for a few hours in the early evening," wrote Lambert on the 7 Weather Blog. "The snow will lose that battle to rain, although …