Friday, March 8, 2013
City officials urge caution during the remainder of Friday's winter storm.
Boston Public Schools remain open Friday morning, though Mayor Thomas Menino is urging residents to use caution and take advantage of public transportation as much as possible for their morning commute in light of the ongoing winter storm. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for eastern Massachusetts until about 1 p.m. Friday. The weather advisory calls for heavy, wet snow with an accumulation of 6-10 inches as well as strong wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. As of 8 a.m., the city had not issued a snow emergency or parking ban; regular parking rules remain in effect. West Roxbury Patch will have updates on the storm as information becomes available.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A long-duration storm is knocking on the city's door, but most local meteorologists expect little snow in Boston.
Boston's in for some wet weather Wednesday through Friday. This is a slow moving storm, which means a the light precipitation you see will eventually add up. For Boston, however, the local weather teams aren't predicting very much snow. Instead, expect a lot of rain and maybe some heavy slushy snow in spots. While areas inland may get a half a foot of snow, Boston's bigger concern is the three high tides during this storm. Flooding may become an issue along the immediate coast. Here are the latest forecasts from the local television news weather teams. All totals were updated Wednesday morning. WHDH (7 News): All rain WLVI (NewsCenter 5): 1-2 inches along the coast, six inches or more inland WBZ (CBS Local): 2-4 inches WFXT (MyFox Boston…
Friday, February 22, 2013
The city lies right on the rain/snow line, meaning a degree or two of temperature change in either direction will determine what kind of storm we get.
Saturday's storm is proving to be a tricky one for area forecasters to get a hold on. Although it's not supposed to dump anywhere near the levels of precipitation Nemo did two weeks ago, it could drop significant rain or snow depending on where and when temperatures cross the freezing point. At the moment, Boston lies right on the projected rain/snow line, meaning we could get less than an inch of snow or several inches. As of late morning Friday, the National Weather Service was predicting an inch or less of wet snow in Boston, but maps issued by the service put Boston in an area that could get a few inches. Forecasters seem to agree that in either case, the wintry precipitation will start falling late Saturday afternoon and through …
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.