Friday, February 8, 2013
Blizzard warning in effect through 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
As the winter storm sometimes known as Nemo barrels toward us and residents hunker down in anticipation of blizzard conditions, the latest forecasts for the Lexington area are calling for snow to begin this afternoon with the action really ramping up overnight. The worst of it, most forecasts concur, will be from around 7 p.m. tonight through early Saturday afternoon, during which time their could be periods where snow falls at a rate of 2- to 3-inches per hour. “We are still thinking 20-24” of snow for a lot of cities & towns,” WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Reiner wrote in his Weather Blog. “Wind will also be a major concern with coastal towns getting wind gusts between 55-65 mph (a gust or two of 70mph is likely on Cape Cod). Farther inland…
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Thursday, February 7, 2013
Stay connected on up-to-date information for the potential blizzard.
9:32 p.m. -- Superintendent of Schools Paul Ash shared the message sent tonight to the parents and guardians of LPS students, encouraging them to consider driving their chidren to school. Here it is: Dear Parents and Guardians: I am writing to let you know that all schools will be open on Monday, February 11. DPW has assured me that all streets and school parking lots will have been plowed. Since it will take a few days to clear all town sidewalks, please consider driving your child(ren) to school(s). Principals will allow extra time in the morning for students to arrive. Dr. Ash 9:15 p.m. -- Sources say Lexington parents have received an automated call encouraging them to drive kids to school on Monday, Feb. 11, with principals allowing …
Here's the latest on how you need to prepare for Winter Storm Nemo in Lexington.
Looks like Nemo is going to find us ... (Come on, you knew we couldn't get through this storm without at least one Pixar reference). As the day of Winter Storm Nemo's arrival draws closer, the forecasts aren't getting any less hairy. Looking at a couple of accumulation maps reveals that 16 inches for the Lexington area appears to be the bare minimum. Eighteen inches minimum actually shows up on more maps, and the maximum numbers are at two feet or more. Fox 25 meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz told Patch via a tweet that he'd recommend people head home by 3 p.m. Friday ("to be safe"), especially if they plan to use the T. If you drive to and from work, plan to be home around noon, Fox 25 Meteorologist Shiri Spear said on a morning newscast. …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A blizzard watch has been issued -- and forecasted totals are creeping up on two feet!
UPDATED: 5:05 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Lexington and surrounding areas 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." 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 15-20 inches of snow throughout the area that includes Lexington. - The NWS is predicting 18-24 inches for the entire area. We …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Storm-producing weather pattern could be active for the next few weeks.
This much seems certain: We will see snow next week. But how much and how often is still the big question. According to WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Reiner, the weather pattern for the area will start to become active not just for next week, but for possibly the next three weeks. "The pattern becomes active and a number of storms will take a swipe at us for the next 2-3 weeks," according to his blog on WHDH. "They won't all be snow or rain, likely a mix of both and the first one on the docket looks to be just that." In regards to next week, Reiner says light snow is expected Sunday and may change over to sprinkles Sunday night. Monday will see the light mix of precipitation become steadier & heavier by afternoon & evening. The coast can …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
With Sandy's damage still affecting some areas, New England is bracing for another storm.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Lexington, some of Middlesex County and other parts of southern New England are in store for more rough weather this week as a nor'easter heads this way Wednesday and into Thursday morning. Forecasters are predicting strong winds between 25 and 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 65 mph. Additionally, the storm will be bringing chilly temperatures and rain—possibly even snow in some areas. "A period of accumulating wet snow is possible across portions of the region—especially along and west of the I-95 corridor. Accumulations at or less than an inch are anticipated over southeastern New England including the coastal plain, Cape and Islands," according to a hazardous weather alert issued by the National Weather Service. The nor'easter is …
Friday, March 2, 2012
The Lexington Police Department responded to at least 20 reported motor vehicle accidents during this week's storm.
Winter waited a while to show its face, but the resulting slick conditions during morning and evening commutes this week caused quite a few problems around Lexington, according to police reports. Between the start of the on-and-off snowfall on Wednesday afternoon and about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, the Lexington Police Department responded to at least 20 motor vehicle accidents, in addition to another 30-plus calls yesterday evening about vehicles stuck somewhere or unable to make it up a slippery street. The highest concentration of calls came between 5 and about 8:30 p.m. yesterday evening, when LPD received 12 calls about motor vehicle accidents. That’s certainly more than normal, but “could be pretty close to average” for an …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
With heavy snow in the forecast through rush hour, the National Weather Service is advising commuters to use care on the roads. No word yet on how snow and slick conditions could impact tonight's Planning Board meeting.
Snow's falling -- and sticking -- in and around Lexington and heavy snowfalls are expected to continue through rush hour before possibly tapering off later tonight. As such, the National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement advising commuters to take it slow and expect slick conditions. "Although roadways have primarily been wet this afternoon, expect icy spots to develop as sunset approaches," the NWS statement says. "Snow will occasionally fall heavy at times through the evening rush hour. ... In addition to poor visibility, drivers should allow extra travel time and be alert for icy spots on bridges, ramps and secondary roads." In a winter weather advisory posted earlier today, the NWS said accumulations could total …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch, but after this winter, we're feeling skeptical. Do you think we'll see snow?
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm watch for our area, including Lexington, beginning Wednesday afternoon and continuing through Thursday afternoon. Snow, sleet and freezing rain are possible. Accumulations of snow could be three to five inches with "a trace of ice," according to NWS. NWS said snow will begin Wednesday afternoon and change over to a wintry mix in the evening. The heaviest precipitation is expected late Wednesday through Thursday morning. NWS said travel may be impacted by precipitation, especially if it turns over to sleet and ice or a wintry mix during the commute. Winds may gust up to 20 MPH, temperatures will be in the mid-30s and visibility may be reduced to a quarter to a half mile at times.