Saturday, February 9, 2013
The storm is likely to taper off by Saturday night.
After raging through the night with wind gusts approaching 50 miles per hour and snow piling up to 20 inches or more, the blizzard that struck Braintree and the rest of Massachusetts Friday will likely continue through Saturday afternoon, adding as much as another foot of snow to the area. Heavy snow could last until 4 p.m., with lesser precipitation continuing until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will hit the low 20s Saturday, but wind chill values could dip below zero with 24 to 30 mile per hour winds. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches is possible through the afternoon Saturday with a small amount in the evening – on top of the 14 to 20 inches that fell overnight. A coastal flood warning issued by …
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Thanks to the blizzard, Braintree is expecting up to 30 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Braintree Patch's coverage area.
Take a photo of the snow falling out your window right now - and upload it to Braintree Patch!
As the blizzard begins to clear out today, we're asking readers to submit their best photos of the snow outside their windows! Snap a photo out the window or door of your home and upload it by clicking the big button above this text. Cell phone cameras work just fine, too. And if you're an Instagram user, upload your best photos with the app as well! Be sure to get your up-to-the-minute storm coverage with the Braintree Patch Storm Center. NOTE: Only photos uploaded to the site will be featured; please do not email photos.
Not all meteorologists accept the name game, or acknowledge this storm as Nemo.
You've probably heard occasional—but perhaps not frequent—references to this winter storm as "Nemo." While it makes for some good jokes about that cute little orange fish, Nemo is not the brainchild of the Disney Corporation, but rather, a pre-determined name The Weather Channel gave to this latest storm. If you missed it: The Weather Channel in November announced it would name "noteworthy winter storms" in the 2012-2013 winter season. Sure, snowstorms have been informally named after the fact (remember Snowtober?) This is the first season, however, that The Weather Channel is naming them as it does hurricanes and tropical storms. The rationale? According to the Weather Channel, names raise awareness, make it easier to follow a weather …
Friday, February 8, 2013
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UPDATE 8:15 a.m. Saturday: BELD reported last night that it brought crews in because of the severe weather. Just a few minutes ago they said that crews are back out and working on the outages. Earlier this morning, the Braintree police said on Twitter, "Most all roads still impassable. Driving ban still in effect. Many businesses probably won't be open. Stay inside!" As more information is available, it will be posted here and on Facebook and Twitter. ***** ***** ***** The Braintree Police Department, in a message posted on its Twitter account, reported shortly after 10:15 p.m. that there is a town-wide power outage. The department urges residents not to call 911. "We're being inundated with calls. BELD is aware," the BPD tweets. …
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at…
The latest forecast predict upwards of two feet of snow in the Braintree area.
Snow shovels left over from last winter are flying off the shelves at Richmond Hardware as Braintree residents prepare for the largest snowstorm in years. "This morning has been crazy," owner Steve Richmond said on Friday. Along with shovels, the hardware store on Washington Street is selling batteries, flashlights, ice melt and other supplies at a rate that may be 20 times or more what is typical for a winter day without a storm, Richmond said. He plans to stay open Friday through the early afternoon, depending on how the blizzard develops. Nearby, Loco's owner Bob Muccini said he will keep his burrito shop open as late into the afternoon as the weather and customer demand allows. The Dunkin' Donuts on Granite Street posted a sign …
Meteorologists are projecting Friday's storm will produce as much as 2 feet of snow for much of Massachusetts, including Braintree. This area is under a blizzard warning, according to the National Weather Service.
Almost 35years to the day of the anniversary of the Blizzard of '78, the Boston area is expected to get walloped by another snowstorm, which may drop as much as a foot or two of snow this Friday into Saturday. Local meteorologists are projecting about 2 feet of snow for the Boston area, including Braintree. This area is under a blizzard warning, from Friday morning until Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. WHDH Channel 7 projects 16-24 inches for this storm, with isolated areas getting around 30 inches; WCVB Channel 5 projects 12-24 inches; WBZ Channel 4 projects 18-24+ inches, with some areas getting as much as 30 inches; and FOX 25 projects more than a foot. According to the National Weather Service, "snow …
Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
New England may be in shutdown mode as a giant blizzard barrels through the area, but the conversation is alive and well on Twitter and the rest of the Web. Follow our live chat from Friday morning through the duration of the storm for updates in your neighborhood and around the rest of the state. Patch editors will provide continuous updates, and Twitter feeds from public officials, safety personnel and residents will let you know what's happening outside your window. If you'd like to ask a question during the chat, simply add it in the comment section above. We can't get to every question but will try our best to provide as much information as we can.