Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Estimates have been below 6 inches to more than a foot, depending on when the storm switches to freezing rain and rain.
The talk around town this afternoon is how much snow will fall on Watertown in the storm expected to begin Wednesday about noon. One person will say he heard forecasts of 10 to 15 inches of snow, but another will say it will only be 3 to 6 inches. Depending on where you live and when the snow turns into rain, it could fall into either estimate. WCVB Channel 5 meteorologist David Brown said the Boston area will likely get 6 to 12 inches. Meanwhile, WBZ Channel 4's Terry Eliasen predicts only 3 to 6 inches in the Boston area. Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch calling for a strong storm to hit the area beginning Wednesday afternoon, continuing overnight and well into Thursday morning. "Accumulations ... …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Snow storm hitting the Boston area today, about 6 inches expected in town. Waterown schools closed today.
1:26 p.m. - Blue skies are appearing. The storm appears to be over. 12:55 a.m. - The sun is trying to poke through, but the National Weather Service radar shows another band of snow heading toward Watertown. 10:15 a.m. - The roads of Watertown have been plowed, but remained quiet. By 10 a.m., nearly 5 inches of light and fluffy snow had fallen in town. 7:05 a.m. - The National Weather Service's winter storm warning predicts the snow will end by early this afternoon. 6:35 a.m. - A couple inches of snow have fallen already, and Watertown is expected to get more than 6 inches today, according to the National Weather Service. The Watertown Public Schools are closed for the day. Perkins School for the Blind will be open, but the start of …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
National Weather Service increased expected snowfall to between 6 and 7 inches in Watertown.
National Weather Service forecasters have upgraded Friday's storm to a winter storm warning, with 5 to 8 inches of snow forecast for Eastern Massachusetts. The warning, issued at 3:50 p.m., calls for snow beginning in the early hours of Friday morning and continuing until early to mid-afternoon. Earlier forecasts called for Watertown to receive between 3 and 4 inches of snow, but the expected snowfall has been increased to between 6 and 7 inches. Follow Patch for updates.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Watertown now expected to get more than 3 inches of snow from today's storm.
The latest forecast from the National Weather Service, released at 7 a.m., predicts that Watertown will get more than 3 inches of snow today, followed by freezing rain and rain as temperatures rise. Eastern Massachusetts will receive 3 to 6 inches of snow, with higher snowfall as you get closer to the New Hampshire border. As the precipitation turns from snow to freezing rain, the area could get up to 1/10th of an inch of ice, according to the NWS winter weather advisory. By mid- to late-afternoon, the freezing rain is expected to turn to rain. Untreated roads will be slippery, and flooding could be a problem in areas with poor street drainage, according to the winter weather advisory.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
A foot of snow has been dumped on Watertown, as of 1 p.m. See some of the wintry scenes.
The strong snow storm that hit New England dumped about a foot of snow on Watertown. The heavy snow has caused numerous downed wires and broken tree limbs.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from midnight to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
National Weather Service forecasters in Taunton predict that 13 inches will fall in the Watertown area beginning midnight Wednesday and falling through 7 p.m. The storm will make the morning commute difficult, according to the NWS winter storm warning. Strong winds combined with the heavy snow will create blizzard conditions at times. While the Boston area will get 13 inches, the biggest snow fall is expected to be in Central Massachusetts, where 17 inches of snow is forecast.
Monday, January 10, 2011
The storm could drop 7 to 12 inches of snow on the Boston area, affect the morning commute Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch calling for a storm that could drop 7 to 12 inches of snow on the area Tuesday night and into Wednesday. The heaviest snow fall will occur late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to the NWS alert. According to the NWS Web site, the storm will create hazardous travel conditions Tuesday night and through the day Wednesday, and the Wednesday morning commute will be challenging. Winds will be 15 to 25 miles per hour and temperates will be in the mid-20s to low 30s. Follow Watertown Patch for updated forecasts, closings and weather related disruptions.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Yesterday's Northeaster evokes a blizzard of frozen memories.
Well, there's nothing like a good old-fashioned Northeaster snow storm to top-off the Christmas holiday season. If you were dreaming of a white Christmas, you got your wish this year. And if Santa brought you a new set of skis, a sled or a board for Christmas, the storm was a timely bonus – to the tune of a foot or two of frosty fun. David Ayotte, WHS class of 1973, lives in California these days, but Watertown will always be his hometown. When he hears about New England storms, he remembers when he was a kid, riding with his father, shivering in the jeep as they plowed snow in Watertown. His dad, Win, owned the Citgo station on Mount Auburn Street near the square until the mid '70s. When it snowed on a weekend, young David was often …
Monday, December 27, 2010
After the snow stopped falling Watertown was turned into a windy, white landscape.
Monday afternoon, Watertown's streets were well plowed, but many sidewalks remained covered with snow, some knee deep (as this Patch Editor discovered). The wind continued to whip around the area, sending snow flying and chilling pedestrians to the bone. Life went on, however, for the ducks, geese and other wildlife living on the Charles River.
Blizzard has dumped a lot of snow on the area, and hit Watertown with high winds.
The blizzard that hit Watertown had dropped several inches of snow on the ground, and hit the area with high winds. A National Weather Services spotter reported at 11:30 p.m. Sunday that 5 inches of snow had fallen in next-door Waltham. Snow depths in Watertown measured by Watertown Patch ranged from 8 inches to a foot deep. According to NWS forecasters, snow is expected to continue falling until about 1 p.m., with 2 to 4 inches accumulating during the daytime hours. Skies are expected to be mostly clear this evening and Tuesday's forecast calls for sunny skies, and temperatures around 30 degrees F. Department of Public Works crews were out all night plowing roads. As of 9 a.m., the roads have some snow on them but much of the snow has …