Friday, April 12, 2013
The rain will stick around for the rest of Friday.
Rain rolled into Watertown shortly before noon and will likely stick around until after midnight. With the chilly temperatures, the National Weather Service forecast calls for possible sleet between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The rain is supposed to end by 1 a.m. Saturday. The weekend forecast looks much nicer, with sun and temps in the 50s. The wet weather has closed the grass fields around Watertown on Friday. All programs planned for those spots will be cancelled, said Recreation Director Peter Centola. Know of other activities or programs cancelled by today's rain? Share in the comment section below or send an email to Charlie.Breitrose@patch.com.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Up to 8 inches could fall in town on Monday night and during the day Tuesday.
Spring begins Wednesday, but Old Man Winter wants to get in one more whack before winter goes away. Forecasters predict as much as 8 inches of snow could fall on Watertown today and Tuesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Storm Warning beginning at 9 p.m. Monday and lasting through 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Look out for heavy snow and ice, and between 4 and 8 inches of snow, according the NWS warning. Snow will likely make Tuesday morning's commute a difficult one, the NWS warns. WHDH Channel 7 meteorologist Jeremy Reiner predicts that snow will begin falling between 11 p.m. Monday and 1 a.m Tuesday. Channel 7's forecast calls for between 4 and 8 inches of snowfall. The line between the 2-4 inches area and the 4-8 inches area…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Watertown will see mostly rain with some possible rain/snow mix, forecasters say.
[Updated at 6:30 p.m.] The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Middlesex County and the Watertown area as a batch of rain and snow moves its way into southern New England tonight. After some rain Wednesday, the storm is expected to hit later tonight and last through Thursday into Friday. WHDH forecasters are predicting the Boston area to get mostly rain, with a rain/snow mix just west of the city. According to snow total maps from this morning, some areas just west of Boston could get 3-6 inches of snow, depending on where the rain/snow line falls. Forecasters emphasized that this is not a blizzard, rather a prolonged storm that will last over the next day and a half. According to WHDH meterologist Jeremy Reiner…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Weather forecasters are predicting at least six inches of snow with a foot of snow possible.
Will Watertown get pummeled this weekend with more than a foot of snow or will it be a half-foot with rain mixed in? The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. The NWS said 6 inches of snow or more is possible and warned of heavy wet snow that may fall at 1 to 2 inches per hour. Snow may mix with rain in the Watertown area. The NWS warned that the heavy wet snow could bring down tree limbs and result in scattered power outages. Here is a look at the snowfall estimates for Watertown as of 7 a.m. Friday: Channel 7 meteorologist Pete Bouchard wrote on his weather blog: Storm start-up still looks like Saturday afternoon. We'll still be able to get around and the amounts will …
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…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The area could see around a half a foot of more snow Saturday night into Sunday.
There are still huge snowbanks everywhere from the Blizzard of '13, even after moderate temperatures this week, but Old Man Winter isn't done with the Boston area yet. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until Sunday at 1 p.m. for a storm that will pass through the area starting Saturday night. The forecast calls for 1-3 inches of snow on Saturday night and another 3-5 inches on Sunday, mainly before 4 p.m. Visibility won't be great either, as winds could gust as high as 43 mph on Sunday, blowing the snow around and producing wind chill values as low as -2 on Sunday night. The gusty winds will continue on Presidents Day, which will be sunny with a high near 32 but wind chill values as low as -4.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
White out conditions are expected as the storm intensifies.
What began as a blizzard watch for the Watertown area has now been upgraded to a blizzard warning. The National Weather Service issued the warning for the majority of Eastern Massachusetts Thursday afternoon, as it anticipates about 2 feet of snow to descend upon the area Friday into Saturday. "White out conditions are anticipated as roads become snow-covered by the Friday evening commute," the warning states. "Strong north-northeast winds are anticipated with gusts up to around 60 miles per hour, resulting in blowing and drifting of snow. Damage to trees and structures along with scattered power outages are anticipated." Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more than 20 miles per …
With the blizzard on the horizon, events are being cancelled and offices are being closed already.
The specter of Winter Storm Nemo has people preparing early for the expected heavy snow storm to hit Watertown, and some events have already been cancelled and offices closed. Here is the list of closures and cancellations in and around Watertown: Sunday's Watertown Democratic caucus will be postponned due to the storm, announced Steve Owen, chairman of the Watertown Democratic Town Committee. It is tentatively rescheduled for the weekend of March 9-10. The Watertown Public Schools will be closed Friday. The MBTA will stop running all bus, subway and train service at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Waltham District Court (and all Massachusetts Courts): Closed 3 p.m. Friday. Also, All first day jurors scheduled for Springfield, Woburn, Somerville, …
Here's the latest on how you need to prepare for the potential blizzard in Watertown.
Looks like Nemo is going to find us ... (Come on, you knew we couldn't get through this storm without at least one Pixar reference). As the day of Winter Storm Nemo's arrival draws closer, the forecasts aren't getting any less hairy. Looking at a couple of accumulation maps reveals that 16 inches for the Watertown area appears to be the bare minimum. Eighteen inches minimum actually shows up on more maps, and the maximum numbers are at two feet or more. Fox 25 meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz told Patch via a tweet that he'd recommend people head home by 3 p.m. Friday ("to be safe"), especially if they plan to use the T. If you drive to and from work, plan to be home around noon, Fox 25 Meteorologist Shiri Spear said on a morning newscast. …
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 …