Monday, February 11, 2013
When the announcement was made that the Lexington Public Schools would be in session today, Feb. 11, some parents seemed pleased. But with sidewalks and parking lots still snow-covered, the morning commute was difficult for some.
The recent blizzard blanketed Lexington under almost two feet of snow, but the roads around town are clear and school officials decided to hold school today, Feb. 11. That announcement was made Sunday, and with it came encouragement from school officials that parents should drive their children to school today, because many sidewalks and parking lots are still snowy. Meanwhile, plowing operations are expected to continue for the next few days to widen roadways and re-open sidewalk around town. As the latest and last mass communication from the town reports: “Sidewalks are being plowed, but due to the amount of snow it will take several days for all sidewalks to be passable.” With that in mind, in an automated call last night, LPS officials…
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 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Expect mostly rain in the city and snow outside of 495.
A nor'easter will kick up winds and rain throughout the region today, with sleet and snow likely west of Boston and in the higher elevations. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the precipitation should start between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., which would impact the afternoon commute. Atmospheric conditions may convert falling rain into snow in Boston, though that would mean merely a dusting on grass before quickly melting away. The actual rain/snow line is harder to predict. "I don't expect much, if any accumulation in the Boston area, maybe a slushy coating around Rte. 128 on grassy surfaces as rain and snow battle it out for a few hours in the early evening," wrote Lambert on the 7 Weather Blog. "The snow will lose that battle to …
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 …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain late Wednesday into Thursday and bring wind gusts along the coast.
A little more than a week after 'superstorm' Sandy swept through Massachusetts, Lexington residents may have to brace for another windy, rainy night on Wednesday. A nor'easter could blow into the area mid-week and the storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain from Wednesday into Thursday, according to WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Rainer. Rainer also wrote that coastal winds could gust between 40 and 60 miles per hour along the South Shore, Cape Cod and the islands, although winds "will be much lighter inland with this storm." The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook statement on Sunday afternoon, saying that strong to damaging northeast winds are likely especially across Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island late …
Monday, February 27, 2012
After a nearly snowless winter, could March come in like a roaring lion?
Don’t put away the shovels and ice-scrapers just yet, because winter may start to look like, well, winter a little later this week. The National Weather Service says snow is likely this Wednesday and Thursday in Lexington and much of eastern New England. According to the NWS’s detailed seven-day forecast, the white stuff could begin to fall late Wednesday morning, when there is a 50 percent chance of precipitation. The chance of precipitation is expected to increases as temperatures fall Wednesday night and into Thursday, March 1, the Service says. Local forecasters are also looking toward the midweek storm, but say it’s too early to weigh in on possible accumulation. The storm, expected to roll in mid- to late-afternoon Wednesday, Feb…
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Much of Massachusetts is under a hazardous weather advisory from 9 p.m. on Tuesday through early Wednesday morning.
Batten down the hatches. The winds could get wild tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather/wind advisory for much of the New England tonight, including Lexington. The advisory is in effect from 9 p.m. tonight through 3 a.m. Wednesday morning. "A period of strong and possibly damaging southerly winds will occur tonight along the coast as an intensifying storm system passes over New England," the NWS advisory says. The strongest gusts could get up to 50 miles per hour. Add in the potential for hard rains and thunderstorms and the total storm impacts could include downed power lines and isolated power outages, according to the NWS.
Monday, August 29, 2011
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Now that the wild and windy weather of the tropical storm that was Hurricane Irene has passed, many folks around Lexington are surveying the damage. Many lost power yesterday, and some are still without it today. Leaves and branches littered yards, sidewalks and roadways around town. A large tree fell on the Battle Green and a downed tree and wire fire caused problems with the utilities on School Street. Early on, town officials recommended that residents "Shelter in Place," meaning stay inside during the storm. It appeared as though many followed that advice, as the streets were largely empty in the early afternoon, but folks began creeping out to photograph the damage later on, as the storm subsided. So, with that in mind, we want to …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Concord Patch is teaming up with neighboring Patch sites to live-blog local experiences with the storm. Here's what to expect and how to join in: Email contributions to Patrick.Ball@Patch.com, tweet us at @LexingtonPatch or post updates on Facebook.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Updates, tips and numbers to know before, during and after Hurricane Irene.
Updated at 6:05 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28 As of 6 p.m. today, crews continued working on a storm-related fire on School Street that involved either the gas or electric utilities, a police spokesman said. According to reports, a tree fell around 12 p.m., taking with it a powerline, which eventually ignited an asphalt fire on School Street. Pictures submitted to Patch around 2:30 p.m. showed a downed tree, wires and flames in the roadway. Around 5 p.m., a large tree remained in the road and it appeared as though workers were attempting to cool conduits below street level. Steam could be seen billowing from the pavement as gusts of wind and sprayed water crossed an area of the street blocked off by cones and NStar vehicles. Witnesses at the …