Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The forecast calls for mostly wet snow and little accumulation in the suburbs west of Boston.
Another big storm will hit the Boston area on Wednesday and Thursday, but it looks like it will be mostly rain in Eastern Massachusetts. The storm will hit early Wednesday morning and last through Thursday. There's a chance of snow before 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service forecast, but little accumulation is expected. High winds are expected, with gusts up to 44 mph. The precipitation continues Thursday in the Boston area, with snow likely before 2 p.m, and then turning to rain, according to the NWS. It turns back to snow in the evening. How much snow will fall is the most uncertain part of the storm, writes WHDH TV meteorologist Jeremy Reiner in his blog. Wet snow is expected in the suburbs west of Boston, Reiner writes…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Watertown could see up to a foot of snow.
Once again, the snow is melting, but don't put the shovels away because, once again, the weekend will bring us more snow. A new snowstorm is headed our way for Saturday and Sunday, and Watertown could see up to 12 inches of new snow before it's done. On his blog, WHDH meteorologist Pete Bouchard is calling for light rain along the coast Saturday with snow inland and snow everywhere by Sunday morning. There may also be some coastal flooding. "Heavy snow through early morning Sunday. Roads will be tough to travel, and yes, your flight will most likely be delayed or cancelled. (Although I don't run an airline, so I'll let them have the final word.)," Bouchard writes. As of Thursday morning, forecasts call for 8 to 12 inches of new snow in the…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Forecasters say the storm could be a doozy, with forecasts of 1 foot, 2 feet or more!
[UPDATED: Feb. 6, 4:05 p.m.] A big winter storm will hit Watertown Friday, and the question facing weather forecasters is exactly how much snow will fall on Watertown and surrounding communities? UPDATE - 4:05 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Watertown and surrounding areas from Friday night through Saturday morning. According to the watch, "The worst of the storm will be Friday night into Saturday morning," with snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour possible. "Travel may become nearly impossible with blowing and drifting snow." Several news outlets can agree that a minimum accumulation of 18 inches is headed this way, but the maximum accumulation numbers vary. UPDATE - 3:33 p.m.: The Weather Channel …
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
[UPDATED: Dec. 28 at 2:55 p.m.] A second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump more snow onto the area on Saturday. 7News meteorologists are predicting Watertown to get between 3 to 6 inches of snow in the storm that is expected to start on Saturday afternoon and spread into the early hours of Sunday. The good news is that snow removal shouldn’t be a backbreaking endeavour. CBSBoston’s Todd Gutner said the snow will be “dry and fluffy for most,” though he warned that driving could be hazardous at times on Saturday.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Forecasters say 1 to 3 inches of snow could fall Wednesday night and into Thursday in th Watertown area..
Forecasters predict Watertown could get snow and sleet Wednesday into Thursday, with a few inches of snow accumulation. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Boston area that includes Watertown. Snow would begin Wednesday, mostly after 2 p.m., with less than half an inch of accumulation. Light snow would continue Wednesday night through noon Thursday before switching to rain. Accumulation overnight could be 1 to 3 inches. A bit more snow could then fall Thursday night. Heavier snow is expected to the north and west of Boston. It's been a nearly snow-free winter, except for a big storm in October and a few inches in January.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Recent report says January 2012 was fourth warmest on record.
Snow lovers can't be very happy this winter. Take a look outside your window and there's no sign of snow anywhere. Watertown's total this winter is less than 10 inches. Compare that to last year, when Logan Airport had more than 60 inches of snow by Jan. 28. So why the drastic change? A report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports January 2012 was the fourth-warmest January on record for the contiguous United States. How warm you ask? The average temperature last month was 36.3 degrees, which is 5.5 above normal range. This makes the month not only the fourth warmest of its kind in history, but also the warmest since 2006. Knowing this, does it make you worry about global warming? Take our poll, and then…
Friday, April 1, 2011
A coating of snow covered Watertown on April 1.
It's April Fools' Day but few people are laughing as they awake to see a coating of snow around Watertown, and more snow could drop on the town. The National Weather Service has a Winter Weather Advisory through 2 p.m. Friday, which calls for 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulation in the Boston area. The weekend looks more seasonable, with high temperatures in the low 50s, and clear skies.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The two-day snow storm expected to drop more than a foot of snow on Watertown has started. Read Patch for updates.
7:30 p.m. - Trash pick up will be delayed a day due to the snow storm, the Department of Public Works announced. Wednesday trash pick up will occur Thursday and Thursday's trash collection will take place Friday. 6:10 p.m. - The snowfall has ended ... for now. The National Weather Service calls for the snow to fall again in the early morning hours of Wednesday, between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Snowfall will be heavy through midday, then begin easing after 2 p.m. The precipitation will be freezing rain and rain starting around noon until the late afternoon when it turns into snow. The storm is expected to end Wednesday night. 4:43 p.m. - Watertown Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday. Announcement on WHDH Channel 7 Web site. 4:36 p.m. - …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Storm to bring snow, freezing rain through Wednesday night.
The National Weather Service predicts that an incoming winter storm could bring up to six inches of snow to the region tomorrow evening, followed by a period of sleet and freezing rain. Forecasters expect most of Massachusetts to receive three to six inches of snow by the Tuesday evening commute, though areas north of the Mass Pike could see up to a foot by the time the storm clears out Wednesday night. Freezing rain could leave up to a quarter inch of glaze in areas south of the Mass Pike on Tuesday night. The snow is expected to taper off Tuesday evening and then regain force late Tuesday night, eventually mixing with freezing rain in Watertown. Precipitation is expected to change back into snow by Wednesday night before it tapers off. …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
More than 9 inches forecast for Watertown. Schools closed Thursday.
9:15 a.m. - Recreation Director Peter Centola sent out an announcement that all Recreation Department activities are cancelled today. 6:20 a.m. - Heavy snow fell overnight in a storm which the National Weather Service now predicts will dump more than 9 inches on Watertown. The Watetown Public Schools will be closed Thurday due to the storm. The town is under a snow emergency, which started 9 p.m. Wednesday, and includes a on-street parking ban. For a list of places to park your car go here. Follow Patch for the latest on the storm.