Friday, February 8, 2013
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at…
Stay updated on the storm.
This article will be updated throughout Winter Storm Nemo. If you have information on closures, road conditions or anything else related to the blizzard please add it to the comment section. We are also looking for photos, but remember, be safe. Saturday, Feb 9: 1:30 p.m. Governor's statewide travel ban lifted at 4pm. Forbes House Post postpones Lincoln Day until March 3. Friday, Feb. 8 3:00 p.m. According to the restaurant's Twitter page (@AbbyParkMilton) Abby Park will close at 3 p.m. Friday and reopen Saturday at 3 p.m. If you have a business closure announcement please add it to the comments. 1:00 p.m. Governor Patrick: "I have signed an executive order banning vehicle traffic effective at 4 p.m. today." 1:00 p.m. While snow flies in…
Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
New England may be in shutdown mode as a giant blizzard barrels through the area, but the conversation is alive and well on Twitter and the rest of the Web. Follow our live chat from Friday morning through the duration of the storm for updates in your neighborhood and around the rest of the state. Patch editors will provide continuous updates, and Twitter feeds from public officials, safety personnel and residents will let you know what's happening outside your window. If you'd like to ask a question during the chat, simply add it in the comment section above. We can't get to every question but will try our best to provide as much information as we can.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The area could see up to two feet of snow.
If you've been talking about what a calm winter we've had, you've spoken too soon. Just a couple days after the 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of '78, New England is expected to get a blizzard this weekend. The area could see more than two feet of snow, the largest snow accumulation since 2010. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for most of eastern Massachusetts including Milton, calling it a "potential historic winter storm." We could see snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more thsan 20 miles per hour. “I think it's time to prepare for the biggest storm since December 26th and 27th of 2010,” WHDH-TV chief meteorologist Pete Bouchard writes in his latest blog post. “For the snow hounds, your …