Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Marlborough was expecting up to 8 inches of snow today. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Marlborough area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Marlborough Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2AM each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The forecast calls for mostly wet snow in MetroWest region, including Marlborough.
Another big storm will hit the MetroWest area on Wednesday and Thursday. The storm will hit Wednesday morning and last through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service forecast for Marlborough. The Service issued a winter storm watch and hazardous weather outlook for our region. WHDH-TV at 4 p.m. was forecasting 4-8 inches of heavy, wet snow for Framingham and MetroWest region. WHDH TV meteorologist Jeremy Reiner writes in his blog earlier today: Time to start talking about a big storm heading this way. It's the same storm that will pound the Midwest-Mid Atlantic today & tomorrow. This storm will pass close enough to New England to make it a player in our world. Still a lot of details to work out but here's what I'm thinking: *…
Sunday, February 24, 2013
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.
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 …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Local photographer Paul Bishop has condensed footage of the 2013 Blizzard into a three minute video.
The activity involving the 2013 Blizzard dubbed "Nemo" took place over roughly 24 hours. Now you can see it all play out in 3 minutes. Local photographer Paul Bishop has created a timelapse video that shows the entire storm taking place in just a few minutes. Take a look at the video above and then take a look at Paul's other videos here.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Do you agree with the governor's decision or was it too drastic?
All non-emergency drivers were ordered off the roads on Friday when Gov. Deval Patrick issued an executive order banning travel during the blizzard. (Editor's note: The ban is lifted statewide as of 4 p.m. Saturday.) Patrick's executive order is being praised by some and bashed by others, reported The Boston Globe. While former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was in charge of the commonwealth during the Blizzard of ’78, praised the governor’s move, others called the order “tyrannical” and say the strict ban and hefty fines were too much, according to The Globe. Those caught violating the ban would face up to a year in jail and a $500 fine. What do you think? Do you agree with the governor’s decision or do you think the travel ban …
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…
A blizzard warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
OK, so that two feet of snow we were preparing to get last night? Better add another foot to that. The National Weather Service on Friday morning adjusted its predicted snowfall totals to three feet. The timing of the snowfall is roughly the same: with light snow falling in Worcester, Middlesex and Norfolk counties Friday morning, and becoming heavy later in the afternoon and into the Friday evening commute. So, as WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Reiner notes in his blog, you have a "few hours left this morning" to run some errands, but travel will deteriorate this afternoon. By 7 tonight, most towns will have 2 to 4 inches, Reiner predicted. The storm should be the worst from 7 p.m. Friday to noon tomorrow, when snow could fall at a rate of …