Thursday, March 21, 2013
A couple inches could fall in the Braintree area.
Just when you thought the last few inches of snow had ushered out winter, a little bit more of the white stuff may fall upon Braintree and the surrounding areas Thursday night. On the second day of Spring, one to two inches is forecast to fall tonight into Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The agency predicts a small event, with "no hazardous weather" expected. Most of the snow is likely to fall between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday. The low temperature will be around 26 degrees with a slight wind.
Friday, March 8, 2013
See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Braintree area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Braintree Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2AM each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
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UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Mayor Joseph Sullivan said that like everyone in the area, town officials were caught by surprise by the intensity of the storm today and the nearly 20 inches of snow it has dropped on Braintree. "It’s really three times what was predicted in some areas of town," Sullivan said. "This morning we were hit pretty hard." Despite the influx of snow, Sullivan said he is confident that every road will be hit by the end of the day. Crews will then turn to clearing sidewalks and focus on Braintree High, where the New England Interscholastic Dance Championships are scheduled to take place Saturday. He said he expects schools to be open Monday morning. The town lined up 22 contractors (some with more than one vehicle) for the storm…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The National Weather Service is predicting snow in the area through Friday.
UPDATE 12 p.m.: Despite other cancellations, B.A.S.E. is still holding regular hours today. Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Braintree-After-School-Enrichment-BASE/141837422532687?ref=ts&fref=ts UPDATE 10 a.m.: Braintree Public Schools have canceled evening classes and activities for Thursday, according to Channel 5. This includes the annual Dodgeball Tournament at Braintree High School. It has been rescheduled to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. Today’s Braintree Alliance for Safe and Healthy Youth meeting has also been cancelled. The next meeting is Thursday, April 11 at Braintree High School in the room MC17. ***** ***** ***** Braintree and much of Eastern Massachusetts was covered in a thin layer of snow …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Coastal flood watch in effect from late Wed. night into Fri. morning.
A high risk of coastal flooding and severe beach erosion along the Massachusetts coast is being forecasted for Thursday morning into Friday morning, by the National Weather Service. The storm surge is projected to be 2.5 ft. to 3 ft. during the high tides, starting late Wed. night. The most dangerous tides will be during the Thursday morning and Friday morning high tides, according to the NWS. Also from the NWS: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. * LOCATIONS...WINDHAM COUNTY IN CONNECTICUT...ALL OF RHODE ISLAND AND SOUTHERN AND SOUTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF MASSACHUSETTS. THE HIGHEST CONFIDENCE IS IN THE PROVIDENCE TO BOSTON CORRIDOR. * …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook.
By the end of last year, with Braintree having seen only a dusting of snow so far, the town had made just a mild dent in its snow and ice removal budget. The last few weeks have wiped out those remaining funds. After the Blizzard of 2013 that dropped more than two feet of snow and last weekend's storm that brought another several inches, Braintree's $350,000 winter budget is depleted, Mayor Joseph Sullivan said. "We have reserves, we will be adjusting the funding," Sullivan said. For the last several years, Braintree has slowly increased the amount it allocates to snow and ice, seeking to reach the level it would cost to fund an average snow season. Last year, with a $300,000 budget, the town barely spent money at all, mostly on seasonal …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Saturday into Sunday.
While some forecasts call for up to a foot of snow west and north of Boston this weekend and as much as four to eight inches in the Braintree area, the National Weather Service is warning residents to be aware of the approaching coastal storm but also advising that its track and accumulation remain uncertain. "There is high probability for a strong coastal storm to impact Southern New Englan late Saturday into Sunday," the service wrote in a Hazardous Weather Outlook. "A lot of uncertainty remains given that the storm is still nearly 3 days in the future." As of Thursday morning, the National Weather Service was predicting a chance of snow starting after 2 p.m. Saturday in Braintree. A rain/snow mix is likely Saturday night, with it …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Braintree Municipal Golf Course is booming – last year the course saw "unprecedented" growth in gift card sales, totalling $35,000 just between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
A towable groomer for the Braintree Municipal Golf Course's snowmobile arrived just in time for the recent snowfall. The device, whose purchase was approved by the Town Council earlier this year, is designed to pack, level, groom and cut ski tracks into the snow, Director Daryn Brown said in an email. It is the same groomer that was used at the Vancouver Olympics. The course's utility snowmobile was bought two years ago, but Brown said he waited on purchasing the groomer because of a lack of snow last winter. "Anticipating a snowier winter I decided to order it about a month ago and it recently arrived just in time for our last snow fall," Brown said. "I plan to start grooming a series for paths throughout the golf course starting [Tuesday…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
WHDH is reporting we will get more snow Sunday morning, followed by clearing in the afternoon.
Ready for more snow? Well, we're getting some more this morning along more wind. WHDH is reporting another 4-6 inches in the a.m. hours, followed by gusty winds in the afternoon. "Despite this not being a repeat of last weekend, there will be several hours that this storm packs a punch in terms of falling snow and wind," wrote WHDH's Chris Lambert on his weather blog. "Moderate to heavy snow, combined with an active wind does reduce visibility through late morning Sunday, creating tricky travel. As ugly as it'll look in the morning, much of the snow is done by noon, with the exception of the Cape and Islands, and perhaps some lingering light snow at the coast." Temperatures are expected to be in the 20s today before warming up to the 30s …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
After last weekend's blizzard, the accumulation expected is likely to be barely noticed.
Close to a week removed from last weekend's massive blizzard, Braintree and the surrounding region is expected to see a little bit more of the white stuff. But it should be a mild amount of snow falling Saturday, especially compared with the two feet or more that was dumped and has since been slowly melting. The National Weather Service predicts snow showers Saturday morning for Braintree, mainly before 8 a.m., with very little accumulation. Then, after midnight, the temperatures should drop below 20 degrees and another 1 to 3 inches could fall. Snow could continue into Sunday afternoon, but likely without much adding up. Winds, though, could gust into the high 30 miles per hour on Sunday, with the temperatures dropping to as low as 10 …