Thursday, February 21, 2013
The National Weather Service and many of the local weather forecasters are calling for snow again this weekend for Framingham.
Thursday, February 21
The National Weather Service and many of the local weather forecasters are calling for snow again this weekend - the third weekend in a row. Depending on which forecast you trust, Framingham could get anywhere between 4 inches to a foot of snow. Framingham received more than 30 inches earlier this month from the Blizzard of 2013. The National Weather Service reported there is a "high probability for a strong coastal storm to impact Southern New England late Saturday night into Sunday. Possible heavy wet snow to portions of the region along with strong winds along the coast. Exact specifics are still uncertain at this time given it's still 3-4 days away." But WHDH-TV is predicting Framingham could see 8-12 inches from the storm this weekend…
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…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Framingham is under a blizzard watch, but what exactly does that mean?
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Framingham, which in short means stay off the roads. A blizzard watch will go into effect beginning Friday and continuing into Saturday. According to the weather service, this means a potential for considerable falling or blowing snow. This will be accompanied by winds of over 35 miles per hour. Visibility will be below 1/4 mile with whiteout conditions at times. All of this means travel will be very dangerous, leading the weather service to advise people be prepared to alter any travel plans.
For complete coverage of the Blizzard of 2013 in Framingham, bookmark this report and visit often for updates.
EDITOR'S NOTE: We have been updating this report since Thursday morning. Updates are posted in the comments. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Framingham Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Please send us messages through social media and email (firstname.lastname@example.org), we’ll make sure the information is added to this report. You can text us cell phone pictures and news too at 508-202-5597. *** Framingham Patch Storm Central Updates, Closings & More: As the storm rolls through Framingham, we will update this page with the information you need to know. Weather forecasters say we will get at least a foot of snow, some are predicting two feet and one has even said …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
It's going to snow this weekend in Framingham, but how much will we get?
The state and national news networks, and National Weather Service, all agree on one thing: there is a storm coming to town for Friday and Saturday. What they don't agree on is how much snowfall you're going to see. Estimates range from 3 inches to nearly 2 feet. A report from Jim Arnold, weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Management Agency, said the storm will likely begin Thursday and could leave 10 to 15 inches across the area. The Weather Channel said the storm will likely peak Friday night around 10 p.m. They are focusing on two very different possibilities, one that could dump nearly 2 feet in the Boston area, the other showing less than 3 inches. Fox25 is keeping their estimate in the middle. "The heaviest snow band could …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Framingham should see 1 to 2 inches; but next week temperatures could almost reach 50 degrees.
Get the snow brushes ready. Framingham should see one to two inches of snow starting tonight, "mainly between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.," the National Weather Service in Taunton predicted on its website Thursday night. The snow likely won't stick around long. In fact next week will seem like a heat wave. Monday should see a high temperature of 37 degrees, the agency said. Tuesday should see 40 degrees. And 49 degree weather is expected Wednesday.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Several inches of snow could fall in Framingham from the winter storm.
A snow storm will roll into Framingham this afternoon and continue through Tuesday morning, dumping a few inches of snow in the area. Forecasters say snow will start hitting the Massachusetts coast at about 5 p.m. Monday, and then drop 3-5 inches of snow along near the coast and 1 to 3 inches inland, according to the WHDH Channel 7 forecast. Most of the snow is expected to fall on Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch beginning Monday afternoon. The heaviest snow will be along the coast of Massachusetts, where 4 to 8 inches of snow could fall, but the storm watch includes the cities of Boston and Cambridge. Further inland, snowfall is expected to between 1 to 3 inches, according to the forecast by WHDH Channel …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Police responded to a crash on Upper Jocelyn, making drop off for students at B.L.O.C.K.S., Framingham Public School's preschool tough Wednesday morning.
A black car slid and hit a pole this morning on Upper Jocelyn Avenue closing the road Wednesday morning around 8 a.m. This made for a difficult drop off of students at B.L.O.C.K.S. preschool Wednesday morning. Framingham Police were on the scene. The Framingham Public Schools preschool sits up on a hill, at the site of the former Juniper Hill Elementary School. Patch was informed by 9 a.m. the road had re-opened. Many of Framingham's main roads are in good shape, but at 8 a.m. several side road still had snow and slush on them. Hearing from many parents that while the high school buses were on time, the elementary buses are late picking up students on some routes and dropping off students late at schools. One parent texted Framingham Patch…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The potential for accumulation is light, but the times it's expected could cause some headaches.
Just when you'd gotten used to 60-degree days, Old Man Winter reappears. Plan some extra time into your Wednesday morning commute as forecasters at WHDH are calling for a light snowy, rainy mix to begin falling at about 4 a.m. and continue throughout the day. According to Jeremy Reiner on the WHDH weather blog, this isn't expected to be a major storm, nor is he calling for the snow to fly faster than the plows can handle it. "It won't be a big, bad storm that gets a name or anything like that but it will create some issues for us," Reiner writes. WHDH's snow accumulation map shows areas around I-95 could see anywhere from 1-4 inches. The closer you get to the coast, the less snow is expected, with mostly rain expected within 2 miles of the…