Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Delayed openings at town building, trash collection update, schools closed and cancellations and postponed events all featured in today's storm central edition of our 5 Things column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. There is NO school for Framingham public school students, as well as Marian High, McAuliffe Charter and St. Bridget School students. As Framingham Public Schools are cancelled, so are all activities at the schools for students. On Monday afternoon, Framingham public schools announced a two-hour delayed opening for Tuesday, but by 11 p.m. had abandoned that idea for the sixth snow day of the year. Framingham High principal Michael Welch said the 2-hour delayed opening would have been a first for the district in more than 20 years. Many believe it would have been the first-ever for the public …
Snow is set to make for a slippery Tuesday morning commute; but don't expect to see school buses, as Framingham Public Schools are closed Tuesday.
With a forecast 4 to 8 inches of snow set to hit Framingham in the early morning, the Tuesday morning commute could be a slippery one. "Tuesday will be a stormy day across the region with snow for just about everyone during the morning rush," writes WHDH Channel 7 Meteorologist Jeremy Reiner on the Channel 7 Weather Blog. While the skies are clear today, the cities and towns along 495 will see 4 to 8 inches of snow overnight and through mid-day Tuesday. Unlike most March storms, writes Reiner on the blog, the temperatures will remain cold for the rest of the week. So do not expect the snow to magically dissapear in one day.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Due to the expected winter storm on Tuesday, the state announced that the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25.
Since much of Massachusetts is expecting a winter storm on Tuesday, and with it the possibility of numerous school closings or delayed openings, the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced on its website. Originally this composition test was scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, but in an effort to make sure all schools administer the test on the same day, "all schools must administer the ELA Composition test to students in grades 4, 7, and 10 on Monday, March 25, including schools that are not affected by the weather," according to a memo from Elizabeth Davis, Associate Commissioner of …
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Framingham and MetroWest from Monday night into Tuesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Framingham and MetroWest from Monday night into Tuesday afternoon. When the storm is over, Framingham could have 4 to 8 inches of heavy snow with traces of ice. The storm is expected to begin Monday night, with the heaviest storm falling during Tuesday morning's commute. A winter storm watch is issued when there is the potential for accumulating snow of more than 6 inches in a 12-hour period.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Framingham received a foot and a half of snow, but after the last flake had fallen, photographer Paula Swift captured this beautiful sunset.
Framingham received a foot and a half of snow with this week's storm. After the last snowflake had fallen, Framingham photographer Paula Swift captured this beautiful sunset over her neighbor's yard with her iphone. Swift, an award-winning photographer, has a studio in the Bancroft Building. Paula Swift Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, children, family photography, as well as high school seniors and engagement photography.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The National Weather Service at 1:30 p.m.. said Framingham had 18 inches of snow.
UPDATED: 3:45 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., National Weather Service reporting Framingham had 18.3 inches of snow. *** UPDATED: 1:05 p.m. At 11:15 a.m., the National Weather Service said Framingham had 15.3 inches of snow. *** The National Weather Service at 8:45 a.m. said Framingham had received 12.2 inches of snow; it only had about 5 inches for Framingham at 3 a.m. Post your snow photos, we'd love to see them!
Framingham is expecting about a foot of snow from this week's storm. 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 Framingham area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Framingham Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The forecast calls for mostly wet snow in MetroWest region, including Framingham.
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 Framingham. The Service issued a winter storm watch 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: *Drawn out storm....late …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Weather forecasters have changed their opinion; now predicting just 3-5 inches of snow for MetroWest and Framingham.
Weather forecasters have changed their opinion; now predicting just 3-5 inches of snow for MetroWest and Framingham, according to our news partner WHDH-TV. Earlier in the week, WHDH-TV was calling for a foot for Framingham and MetroWest. Even this morning, it was predicting 6-10 inches. The National Weather Service still has Framingham and MetroWest in a winter storm watch Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, with a prediction of 3 to 7 inches of snow. WCVB-TV is calling for 2-6 inches in MetroWest and Framingham. WHDH-TV Meterorlogist Pete Bouchard writes in his weather blog "Now before you go slinging mud, keep this in mind... I gave snow amounts a couple of days ago because I felt there was a need to get out the word, not to …
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon for Framingham and MetroWest.
Framingham will get at least 6 inches of snow and maybe a foot of heavy, wet snow, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. A Winter Storm Watch is issued whebn there is the potential for 6 or more inches within 12 hours or 8 or more nches within a 24 hour period. Framingham could see 6 to 10 inches of heavy, wet snow, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy, wet snow means there is the potential for down tree limbs and wires and possible power outages. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. And become a fan of …