Sunday, October 28, 2012
There is a high wind watch in effect Monday morning through Monday night.
The latest forecasts show earliest effects from Hurricane Sandy hitting before the morning commute Monday, with high wind and flood watches in effect from Monday morning through the night. Sunday, the National Weather Service issued the warnings for Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. WHDH's Jeremy Reiner said the worst of Sandy should be from 9 a.m. Monday until 2 a.m. Tuesday. "Within this period is our greatest risk of wind damage/power loss," Reiner wrote on his blog, noting that many towns will experience wind gusts over 40 miles per hour. Coastal cities and towns may see wind gusts between 50-60 mph and even some wind gusts near 70mph out on the Cape and Islands. Reiner said the speed of the wind isn't as great a concern as the…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A multi-hazard weather event is in store for Tuesday afternoon and night and into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Potential hazards include heavy rain, strong winds, high tides, and the possibly of isolated severe thunderstorms.
The National Weather Service has forecast heavy rain, strong winds and the potential of thunderstorms for the Norwood area Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. There is a wind advisory and hazardous weather outlook in place. The worst of the storm is projected to be Tuesday evening and into Wednesday. According to the NWS: The weather settles down after that. Thursday and Friday will be mostly sunny. Temperatures will be in the mid 60s on Thursday and the low 70s on Friday. Click here to see a complete forecast.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Large hail and downpours may accompany storms the next few days.
A stretch of warm and hazy weather conditions will lead to the possibility of showers and thunderstorms over the next few days, the National Weather Service is predicting. Earlier today the NWS issued a flood advisory for many communities, including Norwood, after strong thunderstorms barreled through Eastern Mass., dropping heavy rain on the region. Isolated storms could build again later today, with the potential for strong wind and localized flash flooding. The chance for rain and storms will return on Thursday, with hail possible from the morning through the early afternoon hours. On Friday and Saturday, any storms that develop could turn severe, with damaging wind, large hail and downpours. If you see severe weather, and it's safe to …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Severe storms are predicted after 3 p.m., with frequent lightning, heavy downpours, large hail and damaging winds, according to the National Weather Service.
UPDATED: 2:30 p.m. The National Weather Service now says storms may roll through Norwood as early as 3 p.m. There may be some localized street flooding during these storms, as heavy downpours are expected. *** While it is a beautiful sunny day at 2 p.m. with blue skies, the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the eastern part of Massachusetts. The National Weather Service said radar is indicating there may be severe, scattered storms between 5 and 8 p.m. These storms are expected to include strong to damaging winds, large hail, heavy downpours and frequent lightning. The severe thunderstorm watch area is for most of Southern New England. A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for severe …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Heat index values could reach 102 from 1-7 p.m.
There will be a National Weather Service heat advisory in effect from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday. According to the NWS heat index values could reach up to 102, with temperatures in the 90's and and dewpoints near 70. "The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible," the advisory reads. "Avoid prolonged work in the sun or in poorly ventilated areas. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in air-conditioned environment...stay out of the sun...and check in on relatives and neighbors." Check here for tips from the Norwood Fire Department on how to stay safe in the heat.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Full moon will be closest to Earth in nearly 20 years.
Grab your telescopes and cameras and look to the heavens Saturday night. That’s when we’re in for another “supermoon.” Astronomers are saying that this supermoon will be even more super than usual. “The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993,” Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. told USA Today. This supermoon (a phrase coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979) will appear especially large because the moment of perigee—when the moon is closest to the Earth in its monthly rotation—will coincide with the appearance of a perfectly full moon, Smithsonian points out. During last year’s Super Moon on March 19, 2011, for comparison, the perigee and full moon were 50 minutes apart. On …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Norwood could see freezing temperatures Friday night, endangering planted crops and vegetation.
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Freeze Watch for late Friday night through Saturday morning. According to the NWS, Norwood and much of Massachusetts, as well as Northern Connecticut and Rhode Island, could see temperatures in the upper 20's and 30's starting Friday midnight and continuing through 8:00 a.m. Saturday. "A Freeze Watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible," the NWS warning reads. "These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation." GardenGuides.com states that in possible freezing conditions, smaller plants should be moved indoors if possible. In order to protect larger plants, add extra mulch at the base or cover the plants with sheets or burlap. Remember another April freeze or …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The current water level, or lack thereof, in Hawes Brook may put the annual Rubber Duck race on hiatus.
The dry, warm winter could prevent a yearly Norwood tradition from happening this spring. The annual South Norwood Rubber Duck Race is on hold while the Recreation and Public Works departments work to see if something can be done about the low water level in Hawes Brook. Organizer Linda Berger said that she wasn't sure if there was enough water in the brook for the little ducks to make it to the finish line. According to the Norwood Recreation Department's Facebook page, "Due to the lack of precipitation this year, the ducks will face many challenges that will make it impossible to go down the river." As The Boston Globe reported last month, meteorologists have said much of the eastern half of Massachusetts is currently experiencing …
Monday, April 9, 2012
The weather conditions in the area could make any fire that develops spread quickly, the National Weather Service warns.
A red flag warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Norwood and most of Southern New England Monday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. According to the NWS: "A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combintaion of strong winds and low relative humidity will create an elevated fire spread potential." The forecast calls for westerly winds at 15 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 40 miles per hour, with the strongest winds late in the afternoon. Humidity for the Norwood area will be at 30 to 35 percent. "State Fire Weather Managers have informed us that any fires that develop Monday will have the potential to spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended," the …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wind gusts could reach up to 50 mph.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Norfolk County, including Norwood, through Friday early morning. Hazards include strong Southwest winds between 15-25 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph. "Winds will increase during the morning hours and be strongest during the afternoon through early overnight," the advisory reads. "Winds will diminish prior to midnight Friday with the passage of a cold front." The NWS states that such winds can cause downed limbs and branches, as well as sporadic power outages. If you see a weather-related hazard around town that you think your neighbors should know about, let us know! Email Kelly Glista at email@example.com.