Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A high wind watch has been issued for Wednesday night because of the possibility of wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour.
Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour on Wednesday night could bring down trees and power lines, warns the National Weather Service. A high wind watch was issued on Tuesday at 4:42 p.m. by the weather service in Taunton for much of coastal and eastern Massachusetts, including Watertown, because the south-southwest winds at 20-30 mph could gust over 40 mph, and higher in other locations. The high wind watch means that the potential exists for strong and damaging winds in Watertown. The strong winds could bring down trees and power lines as well as cause property damage, the weather service said. The high wind watch runs from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. “Unsecured outdoor objects may become damaged and/or airborne,” the weather…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Forecasters are warning the timing of an approaching snowstorm may make Monday afternoon and evening commute slippery.
There may be an inch of snow on the ground on Monday evening during the evening commute, according to forecasters at WHDH-TV. "Don't expect a ton of snow, but a general 1-3" falls late Monday afternoon, through the evening, producing slick roads, perhaps in time for the ride home from work," writes meterologist Chris Lambert in his blog. Even though not much snow will fall, Lambert said that the snow "will create slick spots on the roads Monday evening and Monday night." The National Weather Service forecasts that the snow will start between 3-5 p.m. in Watertown. The precipitation will change over to sleet later in the evening. Based on the forecast, the weather service has issued a winter weather advisory that runs from 1 p.m. on Monday …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
How are conditions in your neighborhood? Was your commute delayed?
Predicted to be a wintery mix, the storm that hit the Boston area morning left a coat of snow on the streets and homes of Watertown, Wednesday morning. Streets have been plowed, but some slippery areas remain as of 8:30 a.m. An accident occured on School Street between Mt. Auburn and Belmont streets during the commute time. The Watertown Public Schools remain open. The National Weather Service forecast calls for 3 to 5 inches of snow in the area, with snow tapering off in the early afternoon. What have you seen out there? How was your commute? Share in the comment section below.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The potential for accumulation is light, but the times it's expected could cause some headaches.
Just when you'd gotten used to 60-degree days, Old Man Winter reappears. Plan some extra time into your Wednesday morning commute as forecasters at WHDH are calling for a light snowy, rainy mix to begin falling at about 4 a.m. and continue throughout the day. According to Jeremy Reiner on the WHDH weather blog, this isn't expected to be a major storm, nor is he calling for the snow to fly faster than the plows can handle it. "It won't be a big, bad storm that gets a name or anything like that but it will create some issues for us," Reiner writes. WHDH's snow accumulation map shows areas around I-95 could see anywhere from 1-4 inches. The closer you get to the coast, the less snow is expected, with mostly rain expected within 2 miles of …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The coldest air of the winter is moving in on Wednesday, but expected to move out by the weekend.
The coldest air of the winter to date - by far - is moving in to Watertown on Wednesday. Windchills are expected to be close to zero on Wednesday morning and possibly below zero on Thursday morning, which will be the coldest day since last February. The National Weather Service said that Wednesday morning's low temperature would be about 10 degree and Thursday morning's low temperature will be about 7 degrees with a wind chill of -2 degrees. The windchill temperature on Wednesday morning will be near 0, according to WHDH Chief Meteorlogist Pete Bouchard in his most recent blog, because of "a steady (not strong) breeze." "And although Thursday morning is colder, there isn't a lot of wind," he said. "Sun will dominate the short term forecast…
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.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The winter storm packed quite a punch down in the South; but what does it mean for Watertown?
The large winter storm that dropped inches of snow in the South is now headed towards the Northeast, although little snow accumulation is expected in Watertown. According to the National Weather Service's latest forecast, several inches of snow are expected to fall in the western part of the state tonight, but with temperatures hovering around 40 degrees in Watertown, the snow is expected to change over to rain or icy rain after midnight. According to the WHDH 7Weather Blog, the snow will start tonight between 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. and quickly turn to rain in the Boston area. Although there will be little accumulation, drivers should be cautious as roads could get icy. Rain and snow is likely Thursday before 9 p.m., but accumulation will be …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Expect mostly rain in the city and snow outside of 495.
A nor'easter will kick up winds and rain in the region today, with sleet and snow likely west of Boston and in the higher elevations. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the precipitation should start between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., which would impact the afternoon commute. Atmospheric conditions may convert falling rain into snow in Boston, though that would mean merely a dusting on grass before quickly melting away. The actual rain/snow line is harder to predict. "I don't expect much, if any accumulation in the Boston area, maybe a slushy coating around Rte. 128 on grassy surfaces as rain and snow battle it out for a few hours in the early evening," wrote Lambert on the 7 Weather Blog. "The snow will lose that battle to rain, …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Eastern Massachusetts is bracing for another storm.
Massachusetts and the Northeast are in store for more weather this week as a nor'easter heads our way Wednesday and into Thursday morning. Forecasters are predicting strong winds between 25 and 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Additionally, the storm will be bringing chilly temperatures and rain – possibly even snow in some areas. The nor'easter is expected to hit the Northeast from Cape Cod down to New York City, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy last week. This incoming storm's winds are expecting to be even more damaging as many trees, limbs and structures have already been weakened by last week's superstorm. National Grid is anticipating more power outages this week due to the nor'easter and has already started preparations. "While…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Here's what you can do right now to prepare.
We should be feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy after it reaches the east coast late Sunday night. The peak of the storm should hit our area throughout the day on Monday and may affect our weather all the way into Wednesday. Before the storm reaches us, here are seven things you can do to prepare: