Wednesday, November 7, 2012
National Weather Service says Wednesday's storm will bring strong damaging winds to the area
The National Weather Service changed their High Wind Watch to a High Wind Warning on Tuesday night in preparation for a storm heading to our area Wednesday afternoon. A high wind warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph are expected for at least an hour with gusts of 58 mph or greater at any time. The high wind warning remains in effect from 2 pm Wednesday to 4 am Thursday and includes southern Rhode Island and south coastal Massachusetts. Winds will be out of the northeast at 25 to 30 mph with gusts between 50 and 60 mph. There are possibilities of damage to trees, power lines and property with wind of this magnitude. Power outages are likely. Take action now to secure any loose outdoor objects.
Monday, October 29, 2012
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With Hurricane Sandy making her way toward New England this week, the need for up-to-the minute info is even more important. At Patch, we will be working around-the-clock to cover the storm, but as with of our reporting, the more interaction we get from users the more comprehensive our coverage will be. Milton Patch is as much your site as it is ours. So in the run-up to Sandy, here’s how you can use Patch: 1. Get the news. When we know about storm-related news, so will you. From important town announcements, damages, power outages and floods, Twitter feeds and polls, we’ll have all the news covered 24/7. To make that easier and more informative, we may use our live-blogging capability, where you can get all that information in one fast-…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Forecasting models are split, with some saying the powerful storm will blow out to sea, while others think it'll smack into New England as a tropical storm or depression.
The National Hurricane Center has upgraded Sandy from a tropical storm to hurricane with sustained wind speeds of 80 miles per hour. The storm, bearing down on Jamaica at a pokey 14 miles per hour, is expected to hug the east coast. What happens after that, however, is anyone's guess. At this time of year, storms like Sandy usually track out to sea well before they reach New England. But WHDH's Chris Lambert writes that high pressure near Greenland may change the normal jet stream pattern, shuttling Sandy to our doorsteps. "If this were to occur, Sandy, which transitions into a massive Nor’easter, would provide an expanding shield of powerful winds and rain, bring in damaging gusts, flooding rains and coastal flooding over parts of the …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A system likely to become Tropical Storm Sandy is on a track toward the East Coast.
Do you remember that snowstorm that dumped snow and left large areas without power for days last October? Well, get ready for another potential Halloween storm. This time it likely won't bring snow to New England, but it could bring heavy rain and damaging wind early next week. A tropical depression in the central Caribbean may strengthen to become a tropical storm by Tuesday, October 23. Tropical Depression 18 has maximum sustained winds of only 30 mph on Monday afternoon, but the system is expected to intensify quickly and could be near hurricane strength (winds of at least 74 mph) as it approaches Jamaica on Wednesday. The tropical storm would be named Sandy, the 19th named storm of 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. National Hurricane …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Heavy rain and high winds from Tropical Storm Irene hit the region, one year ago today.
One year ago today, August 28, Tropical Storm Irene stormed up the east coast, hitting much of New England, including Milton. Throughout the course of that Sunday, wind and rain pounded the town. Many Milton homes lost power during the storm and tree limbs were torn down across Milton. The Milton Police Department was inundated with calls on August 28 of residents who lost power, property damaged by falling trees and fires caused by downed powerlines. The clean-up of damaged trees and roads took the Town of Milton several months to recover from. What do you remember about Tropical Storm Irene?
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Large hail and downpours may accompany storms the next few days.
A stretch of warm and hazy weather conditions will lead to the possibility of showers and thunderstorms over the next few days, the National Weather Service is predicting. Earlier today the NWS issued a flood advisory for many communities, including Milton, after strong thunderstorms barreled through the region. Isolated storms could build again later today, with the potential for strong wind, hail and localized flash flooding. The chance for strong storms will return on Thursday, with hail possible from the morning through the early afternoon hours. On Friday and Saturday, any storms that develop could turn severe, with damaging wind, large hail and downpours. If you see severe weather, and it's safe to do so, upload your photos or videos…
Friday, August 10, 2012
Thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected through Norfolk County and other portions of the state through Friday evening into Saturday.
A tornado watch has been issued for most of Southern New England, including Sharon, through 9 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Rain and damaging winds are expected to reach the area Friday afternoon and evening, according to the report. "Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and tonight," the watch stated Friday. "Thunderstorms may contain very heavy downpours and cause localized street flooding. Some of the thunderstorms may also contain strong wind gusts, with a few possibly becoming severe this afternoon and evening with damaging winds." Showers and thunderstorms are likely Saturday, as well, with some thunderstorms containing very heavy downpours, according to a hazardous weather outlook…
The National Weather Service is forecasting severe thunderstorms on Friday.
There is a chance of severe storms in the area this afternoon and tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Much of the area, including Milton, is under a hazardous weather outlook. Today’s storms could bring heavy downpours that may cause local street flooding. The weather is expected to be similar tomorrow. After 1 p.m. there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Severe thunderstorms expected to bring torrential rainfall later today and tonight.
The National Weather Service is predicting a rough day for residents of Massachusetts, including Milton, and said earlier today they plan to release weather watches as the day progresses. The first watch has just been issued for flash flooding. The flash flood watch will go into effect at 4 p.m. The region can expect thunderstorms later today, with some being severe. These storms may produce heavy downpours, with 2 to 4 inches of rain possible in these storms. The NWS says this could result in flooding. A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Other hazards expected from any severe thunderstorms today include damaging wind and large hail. The NWS says isolated tornadoes are also possible today. The …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
There's a possibility for a strong to severe thunderstorm in Milton through 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Milton through 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Taunton issued the watch at 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday. A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for the formation of a severe thunderstorm, including heavy rain, strong wind gusts, dangerous lightening and small hail. The watch covers 13 of the state’s 14 counties. In a special weather statement issued 16 minutes after the watch was issued, the weather service said that a “line of strong to possibly severe thunderstorms will move across much of Southern New England this afternoon.” Concern was centered on a line of storms that stretched from the Vermont-Massachusetts border across to Manchester and Portsmouth, N.H. …