Friday, April 5, 2013
Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon.
The National Weather Service is warning of elevated fire weather conditions developing Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday for Massachusetts. Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon. The winds plus dry conditions will create a fire hazard, according to the NWS. Elevated fire conditions will continue through mid-day Saturday, but winds should diminish in the afternoon. There is a “low probability” that southwest winds on Sunday will cause a wind advisory.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Rain combined with melting snow from the storm at the end of last week could cause minor flooding in streams Tuesday afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service said.
After the winter we've had so far, the warmer weather to start the week has been a welcome respite, but could cause flooding problems when rain passes through the area on Tuesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood watch for Melrose and much of Eastern and Central Massachusetts, in effect from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday morning. Up to an inch of rainfall is expected on Tuesday, which combined with melting snow from the storm at the end of last week could cause some small streams to experience minor flooding, the NWS said. "Poor drainage street flooding is likely Tuesday afternoon and evening, especially where snow is blocking catch basins," the NWS said in the food watch statement. "This could have an impact on …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Check out the latest forecasts for the Melrose area.
Updated at 2 p.m. Wednesday Boston is in for some wet weather Wednesday through Friday, according to local forecasts, but don't get out your snow shovels yet. For Boston, the local weather teams are not predicting very much snow. Instead, expect a lot of rain and maybe some heavy slushy snow in spots. While areas inland may get a half a foot of snow, Boston's bigger concern is the three high tides during this storm. Flooding may become an issue along the immediate coast. Here are the latest forecasts from the local television news weather teams for the Melrose region. All totals were updated Wednesday morning: WHDH (7 News): All rain WLVI (NewsCenter 5): 1-2 inches along the coast, six inches or more inland WBZ (CBS Local): 2-4 inches WFXT…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Check out the Melrose Patch 5 Things column for Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Here is the Melrose Patch 5 Things column for Wednesday, Feb. 20: 1. In case you missed it: Check out the list of the top 50 earners in Melrose in 2012. 2. Black ice warning: Be careful during the morning commute Wednesday, as there is expected to be some black ice on the roads, according to the National Weather Service's Special Weather Statement. "...Some Icy Spots possible for the morning commute...Last evening's rain combined with temperatures falling below freezing early (Wednesday) morning may result in some icy spots on untreated roadways. Pedestrians should also be alert for patches of black ice developing on walkways early (Wednesday) morning," reads the statement. During the day, it is expected to be partly sunny with …
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.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
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 …
Thanks to the blizzard, Melrose is expecting between 24-30 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Melrose Patch's coverage area.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Between 12 and 24 inches of snow accumulation is expected, beginning Friday morning.
Thursday, February 7
As of 3:19 p.m. on Wednesday, the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Middlesex County and much of Massachusetts from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. According to NWS, much the state will be impacted by heavy snow with accumulation of 12 to 24 inches with the potential for blizzard conditions. The NWS previously forecast 14 to 18 inches in the Melrose area. That total has been increased to 18 to 24 inches in the latest forecast. (See photo.) Light snow is expected to begin by Friday morning and increase in intensity throughout the day with the heaviest snowfall occurring Friday night into Saturday morning. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are possible during that time. Residents should be aware that…
Check out the Melrose Patch 5 Things column for Thursday, Feb. 7.
Here is the Melrose Patch 5 Things column for Thursday, Feb. 7: 1. Blizzard is afoot: The Melrose area is expected to be walloped by 12 to 24 inches of snow during a blizzard Friday through Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service's forecast. 2. DPW gears up for blizzard: The Melrose Department of Public Works is ramping up efforts in prepartion for blizzard-like conditions Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. 3. In case you missed it: Mayor Rob Dolan's request for a 26 percent pay increase was approved this week by the Melrose Board of Aldermen. 4. Open mic night at Ab Fab: Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. Thursday and music kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Absolutely Fabulous in Melrose. 5. Travel info: Want traffic updates …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch that goes into effect Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. Melrose may see one to two feet of snow.
Updated at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday The National Weather Service issued a Blizzard Watch Wednesday afternoon, as Middlesex County—including Melrose—may see 1-2 feet of snow Friday through Saturday, according to the NWS website. "A potential historic winter storm and blizzard is expected to drop (one) to (two) feet of snow across much of the region Friday into Saturday," reads the Blizzard Watch report. The Blizzard Watch goes into effect Friday morning through Saturday afternoon, according to the website. Meanhwile, the Winter Storm Watch has been canceled. Original Report The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch Wednesday morning, as Melrose could see more than a foot of snow, according to the NWS website. "A major winter storm…