Sunday, February 24, 2013
But, temperatures in the lower 40s are expected Monday through Thursday.
The little snow that's fallen this weekend could cause some big traffic headaches today. The National Weather Service in Taunton expects slick roads and reduced visibility, possibly into tonight. A ham radio operator reported Shrewsbury had received 2.5 inches of snow as of 8:33 a.m., the weather service says. Light snow was falling locally at 10:30 a.m. Daytime temperatures in the lower 40s are expected Monday through Thursday, the weather service says. Rain and snow showers are possible Wednesday through Friday.
We want to see your photos of this weekends snow storm!
With the second snowstorm this winter undoing the hard metling work of 40 degree weather, we're asking readers to submit their best photos of the snow outside their windows! Snap a photo out the window or door of your home and upload it by clicking the big button above this text. Cell phone cameras work just fine, too. And if you're an Instagram user, upload your best photos with the app as well! NOTE: Only photos uploaded to the site will be featured; please do not email photos.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
National Weather Service now says 2 to 4 inches this weekend, with 3 to 6 in the hills.
Less snow than expected is headed this way. The National Weather Service in Taunton has reduced its forecast to two to four inches, with three to six inches in the hills. Friday's forecast had snowfall totals as high as 10 inches in some areas. The weather service has issued a winter weather advistory for this area from 3 this afternoon to midnight Sunday.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Weather forecasters are predicting at least six inches of snow with a foot of snow possible.
Will Marlborough get pummeled this weekend with more than a foot of snow or will it be a half-foot with rain mixed in? The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. The NWS said 6 inches of snow or more is possible and warned of heavy wet snow that may fall at 1 to 2 inches per hour. Snow may mix with rain in the Marlborough area. The NWS warned that the heavy wet snow could bring down tree limbs and result in scattered power outages. Here is a look at the snowfall estimates for Marlborough as of 7 a.m. Friday: Channel 7 meteorologist Pete Bouchard wrote on his weather blog: Storm start-up still looks like Saturday afternoon. We'll still be able to get around and the amounts …
Marlborough has spent over $1.2 million on snow removal this year.
The city has spent $1.21 million on clearing snow and prepping roads this year. “We were doing fairly well up until this blizzard hit," said Marlborough's General Foreman of Streets Kenneth Calder. "That blizzard was all on the weekend, which meant a lot of overtime." The funds represent spending for the entire year, he said. Discarding last year's snow spending — where no major snow storms were seen in the area — the average for the last four years is $1.8 million for snow clearing. “We should be right on track for the four previous year average," said Calder. The upcoming weekend storm will cost the city more, due to it coming on a weekend, but the final cost depends on the duration of the storm. If the snow falls quickly then the DPW …
The Department of Public Works is ready to take on this weekend's snow.
The Department of Public Works is ready to tackle the impending weekend snowstorm, according to officials. “We’re ready for the storm. We have our material all ordered," said Marlborough's General Foreman of Streets Kenneth Calder. "We are prepared for when it comes.” The DPW has been hard at work on repairs and maintenance following the Blizzard of 2013, he said. The department is prepared with materials. The latest storm information has it dropping 8 to 12 inches on Marlborough Saturday into Sunday. This puts additional cost on the department due to overtime, said Calder who recently calculated the city has spent $1.21 million in snow clearance. “It’s falling on a weekend, which is not preferred," said Calder. “But we can’t pick and …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Marlborough could see up to a foot of snow.
Once again, the snow is melting. But once again, don't put the shovels away. Because once again, the weekend is bringing us more snow. A new snowstorm is headed our way for Saturday and Sunday, and Marlborough could see up to 12 inches of new snow before it's done. On his blog, WHDH meteorologist Pete Bouchard is calling for light rain along the coast Saturday with snow inland and snow everywhere by Sunday morning. There may also be some coastal flooding. "Heavy snow through early morning Sunday. Roads will be tough to travel, and yes, your flight will most likely be delayed or cancelled. (Although I don't run an airline, so I'll let them have the final word.)," Bouchard writes. As of now, forecasts call for 8 to 12 inches of new snow in …
Friday, February 15, 2013
One reader was concerned about the melting snow and the salt and sand that is in the snow along roadways.
As the weather hits a balmy 40 plus degrees during the day, one reader was concerned about what happens to all the salt and other chemicals in the snow as it melts. “It all filters out through the system," said the City's General Foreman of Streets Kenneth Calder of the snow that melts into the city's storm drains. That water goes through a filtration process built into the storm drain system before it is diverted into any waterway, he said. Much of the other melting snow has much of the chemicals naturally filtered out of it as it melts directly into the ground, rather than into any waterway, said Calder. Receive breaking news in your inbox or on your smartphone by signing up for our newsletter here The city maintains a snow dump at the …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The snow downtown disappeared overnight, but where does it go?
An overnight operation is responsible for the removal of snow downtown. City crews sweep in under the cover of dark beginning at 12 a.m. to clear the snow downtown and in the surrounding area. The snow is first pushed into rows by front loaders. Then a special machine — much like a household snowblower on a massive scale — moves through shooting the snow into dump trucks, said The City's General Foreman of Streets Kenneth Calder. Depending on the magnitude of the storm, an additional machine may be brought in to clear the snow. The snow is then taken back to a snow dump at the Department of Public Works facility.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Crews will be working all week to open up Marlborough's streets following the 2013 Blizzard.
The Blizzard of 2013 dropped roughly a foot of snow on the area and it simply takes time to clear that amount of snow, say officials. "We are going to be spending all week pushing back the streets," said Marlborough General Foreman of Streets Kenneth Calder. The snow fell at a steady clip throughout the night, prompting a massive dig out Saturday. That dig out will continue for the Department of Public Works all this week, said Calder. Residents will need to be patient as the clean up continues, he said. However, he urged residents to clear storm drains in their neighborhoods. "They are talking the possibility of rain on Tuesday," said Calder. "You'll have flooding everywhere if water can't get to the drains."