Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Are you satisfied or frustrated with how Melrose handled the area’s 5th largest snowstorm in history? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Now that the snow has fallen, and started to melt, it’s your time to rate how Melrose’s plows handled the more than two feet of snow that fell Friday and Saturday. Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below, and keep in mind, the blizzard was the 5th largest snowstorm in New England history. Melrose Storm Center PHOTOS: Blizzard of 2013 in Melrose
Monday, February 11, 2013
How much snow did you get in your backyard in Melrose? Let us know by posting your snow total, and upload a photo of a yard stick in the snow showing your measurement.
Melrose unofficially received 26.5 inches of snow as a result of the blizzard that smacked the region Friday and Saturday, according to figures released by the National Weather Service. The numbers published by the NWS came from observers, spotters and media collected during the storm. The Melrose number was recorded at 5:53 a.m. Saturday. Figures from nearby communities include 30.2 inches for Winchester, 28 inches for Somerville, 26 inches for Cambridge, 24 inches for Medford, 22 inches for Stoneham and 20 inches for Malden. How much snow did you get in your front or backyard in Melrose? Leave a comment below and post a photo with you holding a ruler measuring the snow in your yard.
Did you go sledding in Melrose recently? Upload your photos to this gallery today!
Check out our user submitted sledding photos taken at Mt. Hood and other places in Melrose. Did you go sledding in Melrose? Upload your photos to our photo gallery today!
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Griffin went missing in the Tremont Street area near Franklin Street in Melrose Friday night during the blizzard of 2013.
Griffin, a large 10-year-old black and white Tuxedo cat, went missing from a Tremont Street area home Friday night in Melrose during the blizzard of 2013, according to the cat's owner. DeeDee Kearney, Griffin's owner, initially contacted Melrose Patch via our Facebook page Saturday night. Griffin went missing early Friday before the height of the storm in the Tremont and Franklin Streets area, according to Kearney. "(Griffin) is ultra friendly, loves people and will receive attention and affection from anyone," wrote Kearney in an email to Melrose Patch Sunday. "He is an outdoor cat, does not wear a collar (he keeps losing them), but does have a microchip." Griffin went outside and normally returns quickly, especially in inclement weather…
Tell us about the condition of the roads in Melrose.
After the blizzard of '13, Melrose has more than two feet of snow on the ground. Are the roads still covered in snow? Are the roads plowed yet? Tell us what you think about the condition of the roads in Melrose in the comments section below. Should the town have more plows out?
You can still upload your Melrose photos to our blizzard of 2013 gallery.
Check back here for Melrose storm-related updates following the blizzard of 2013.
Light, fluffy snow on rooftops can act as a sponge for rain, which is in the forecast for Monday. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers these tips.
With rain in Melrose's forecast for Monday, the Blizzard of 2013 may not be finished wreaking havoc in Massachusetts. While temperatures dropped overnight on Friday resulting in light, fluffy snow, he Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) warns that fluffy snow piled high on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing rain and adding additional stress to structures. Relatively flat roofs are particularly vulnerable, MEMA says. In other cases, roof ice dams have formed causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. These conditions can accelerate the snowmelt. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow: Information from a press statement by the Massachusetts Emergency Management …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The Melrose Department of Public Works is addressing a couple significant post-blizzard issues, including a water main break near Upham and Rowe Streets.
The Melrose Department of Public Works is tackling a couple significant post-blizzard issues, including a water main break near Upham and Rowe Streets, according to a city press statement. "There is a major water main break at Upham and Rowe (Streets)," reads the statement issued at about 6 p.m. Saturday. "Some DPW staff is being diverted to that water main break." DPW crews could be seen at work on the water main break at roughly 2:30 p.m. Saturday. "National Grid marked the street (with) orange paint. The DPW dug up the street (with) a jack hammer (and) backhoe," said Melrosian Karen Willis in an email to Melrose Patch, who observed the work being done by DPW. "They then jumped in the hole and dug up some more dirt (with) a shovel; …
The Melrose area was expecting 18 to 24 inches of snow by the end of the storm, according to the National Weather Service.
One of the strongest winter storms seen in Melrose in years was expected to continue through Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A blizzard warning issued by the weather service at 10:47 p.m. Friday was set to remain in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday. The blizzard warning said the Melrose area should expect the "strongest winds and heaviest snow through Saturday morning." Projected snowfall totals for the storm remained steady at 18 to 24 inches, and the National Weather Service was expecting winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts up to 80 miles per hour. At 11:45 p.m. Friday, a WHDH broadcast said the storm was officially classified as a blizzard. Make sure to visit Melrose Patch's Storm Center page for …