Thursday, November 8, 2012
What does the snow look like where you are?
Mother Nature has sent snow early this year! On the heels of Hurricane Sandy, some have dubbed this one Son of Sandy. The nor'easter came through Norwood late afternoon and continued throughout the evening. Snow stopped falling before midnight. Roads are slick and some towns across the state have delays or cancellations. How much snow did you get? Show us in the comments or upload your pictures!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Expect mostly rain in the city 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 the 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, …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Massachusetts bracing for another storm with effects from Sandy still being felt.
First Sandy, and now a Nor'easter. Massachusetts is in store for more wild weather this week as a Nor'easter heads our way today and into Thursday morning. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the area can expect to see the storm hit between 2 and 4 p.m. "What I've noticed over the last few model runs is a track farther east," Lambert said on his blog."If that's the case, our wind stays more out of the NNE rather than going east, and that means colder weather gets locked in. It also means that dew point levels stay low. That's important because with dew points running near 20 and actual air temperatures tomorrow afternoon running near 40-45, a process called evaporative cooling can occur which allows rain to turn to snow. What …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain late Wednesday into Thursday and bring wind gusts along the coast.
A little more than a week after 'superstorm' Sandy swept through Massachusetts, Norwood residents 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, December 29, 2010
Where to go for some of the best sledding hills around town.
Now that you've dug out and recovered from the biggest snow of the year it's time dust off those sleds and take to the slopes - the Norwood slopes. Here are some of the best, easiest to get to and favorite sledding places around town, in no particular order. Winslow Hill - The small, but mighty little hill tucked away on Winslow Ave next to the Elks has been a long time Norwood favorite. Children and parents alike love this sledding "hot spot." It is easy to walk to, the hill isn't too big for the little ones, yet big enough to provide even the older kids with some excitement. Pleasant Park - Most well known for its baseball fields, Pleasant Park becomes a winter wonderland with the first snow fall. Much like Winslow Hill, Pleasant Park is…
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
A reminder from Norwood Patch and the Norwood Fire Department.
After being buried under about a foot of snow Sunday and Monday, today's temperatures reached just above freezing - turning some of the remaining ice and snow on the roads to water and slush. According t0 the National Weather Service, high temperatures this week will continue to climb, reaching the low to mid-forties by this weekend. While good news for some, this could be bad news for kids looking to spend their winter vacation sledding or ice-skating around town. As the temperatures rise and the ice melts, here are a few winter fun safety tips from the Norwood Fire Department's website: Ice Safety: What should I do if I fall through the ice? What if I see someone fall through the ice? Sledding Tips:
Monday, December 27, 2010
Some snapshots from yesterday's snow storm and its aftermath.
About a foot of snow blanketed Norwood between yesterday afternoon and this morning, closing down offices and postponing events. Most of the main roads were well-cleared by Monday afternoon, including Nahatan, Washington and Walpole Streets. Route 1 was also clear of any snow, but with dropping temperatures overnight could be icy in the morning. Send any of your snow photos to email@example.com to have them included in our gallery!
Activities and ideas for you and your family.
Even if school wasn't out of session for winter break, kids will be staying home today, rejoicing for the snow day. My guess is that many parents received the day off as well. Last night's storm dumped just under a foot of snow on the ground, making for nasty travel conditions. Between two and four more inches could accumulate today. So now that you are stuck indoors all day, what are you going to do? Here are a few ideas: 1.) Sleep in. Go back to bed, cuddle with your blanket and pillows and catch up on some Zs. It's been a hectic holiday weekend for a lot of people, so this is the perfect opportunity to recharge those batteries. 2.) Build a fort. Gather all the blankets, pillows, sheets, cushions, safety pins and rope you can find and …
Sunday, December 26, 2010
The snow covering eastern Mass. is resulting in dangerous road conditions.
State and local officials are urging everyone to stay off the roads today and tomorrow due to the nor'easter that forecasters expect to result in heavy snow and whiteout conditions through Monday. Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency because of the storm that started mid-afternoon and is expected to last into tomorrow. "We expect blizzard conditions," said Gov. Patrick. "We are ready." Road crews have started pre-treating roads and will have 4,000 plows, sanders and salt trucks out today and tomorrow. The governor says the MBTA is running regular Sunday service today and tonight and planning regular Monday service. Flights out of Logan International Airport are already being cancelled, so Christmas weekend travelers are being …