Monday, January 24, 2011
Wind chill advisory issued due to frigid temperatures. Snow storm forecast for later this week.
With temperatures dipping below zero in the early hours of Monday morning, the National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory. The nasty weather is expected to continue Tuesday with another snow storm. The advisory, which runs until 11 a.m., was issued because the wind chill could drop to 25 to 30 degrees below zero. A wind chill of negative 30 degrees can result in frost bite according to the National Weather Service warning. People heading outside are urged to dress in layers and cover hands and head to avoid frost bite. On Wednesday, a storm is expected to hit the area, according to the National Weather Service. The storm will drop a mixture of snow and rain. The track of the storm and how much precipitation it will produce is …
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.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Coach Flynn gives 5 simple tips on how to heat up your winter running.
It is bad enough to motivate yourself to run on your own. The impending cold weather doesn't help people who are on the fence. I have found that there are easy ways to help ease the frigid air of Boston. Most of us are aware of the Snuggie craze of 2008. I am not recommending the Snuggie or this new product Forever Lazy. Although these products are stylish and made to keep you warm. They are not efficient for your run. 1) Dress warm, but fitting New runners usually struggle in the cold weather because they wear heavy layers that weigh them down. Big hooded sweatshirts and baggy wind pants are not suggested because they are heavy and not aerodynamic. You would be surprised what a wind resistant tight fitting jacket and running pants will …
Monday, December 6, 2010
There are many different winter parking laws in cities and towns throughout the Greater Boston Area. Watertown's own policy hasn't changed for decades.
Three adjoining cities. Three different overnight winter parking policies. (And if you didn't know which city had which policy, you could probably guess, if you knew their "munici-personalities.") In Cambridge overnight on-street parking is allowed all winter. (Hence, the picturesque sight of Cantabrigian vehicles buried by the snowplows after a storm.) Watertown does not allow on-street parking in the winter (1 a.m. to 7 a.m.), and the town can announce a parking ban during the daytime if a snow storm is anticipated. Waltham's winter parking policy might be considered the "middle-of-the-road" one: overnight parking is allowed, unless a storm is brewing, in which case all vehicles must be off the roads until the plows have do their job and…