Yes, there is lots of snow and it's cold, but it sure is beautiful, too!
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Stuck inside the house? How can you not be? Talk about the blizzard of 2013.
Thanks to the blizzard, West Roxbury is expecting up to three feet of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of West Roxbury Patch's coverage area.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Check out Boston's 'SnowOps Viewer' for real time location of all active city and contractor plows.
Want to know whether the plows are coming down your street soon? Then check out the city's "SnowOps Viewer" for real time location of all active city and contractor plows. Click on this link to see where plows are in Boston. The site also lists how many saltloads have been used, how many plows are currently on the roads, how many hours plows have logged, as well as plowing/salting requests throughout Boston. Call the Mayor's 24-hour hotline at 617-635-4500 to report power outages, downed trees and other storm-related issues.
Are you saving your parking spot? What are you using? Attach a photo to this article.
Editor's note: I no longer have to save a spot where I live, but one lousy winter I saved my parking spot with some old golf clubs. The snow hadn't even started falling and at least one Schirmer Road resident on West Roxbury had already saved their parking spot. Oop1961 tweeted this photo at West Roxbury Patch and said: "@WestRoxPatch looks like my neighbors are ready" You may save your parking spot for 48 hours after a storm, according to Boston parking regulations. Are you saving your parking spot with an item? Take a photo and add it to this article.
The winter storm is expected to build up steam after noon today, with the heaviest snowfall occurring during the Friday evening commute into Saturday.
Boston residents waking Friday morning expecting to see a blanket of snow will be surprised to see that the streets remain clear, with just the occasional flurry drifting down. But weather forecasters maintain: The storm is coming. And when it does, it may be bigger than previously expected. A National Weather Service blizzard warning update posted early Friday morning states that the "historic winter storm and blizzard" could drop up to 3 feet of snow on the area, rather than the 1-2 feet expected yesterday. The alert covers the Boston area as well as much of eastern and southern Massachusetts, southeastern New Hampshire and all of Rhode Island. The NWS alert calls for "heavy snow ... blowing and drifting at times" with quarter-mile …