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.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Possibility of 20 inches could bury Framingham Friday into Saturday.
The Blizzard of '78 was 35 years ago. The Blizzard of '13 may be two days away. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for Framingham and the MetroWest region from Friday night through Saturday morning. According to the watch, "The worst of the storm will be Friday night into Saturday morning," with snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour possible. "Travel may become nearly impossible with blowing and drifting snow." Snow is expected to begin falling about 9 to 10 a.m. Friday. Several news outlets can agree that a minimum accumulation of 18 inches is headed this way, but the maximum accumulation numbers vary. Here's the deal: - WCVB is predicting 25.3 inches of snow in Boston by 11 a.m. Saturday. - WHDH is calling for 15…