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.
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…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Check out the Melrose Patch 5 Things column for Thursday, Jan. 17.
Check out the 5 Things column for Thursday, Jan. 17: 1. Sunshine: While it's expected to be mostly sunny with temperatures peaking in the low 40s during the day Thursday, clouds will roll in and wind gusts will pick up in the evening when temperatures will drop to the teens, according to the National Weather Service's forecast for Melrose. 2. In case you missed it: While the Melrose Department of Public Works did not have any issues treating roadways during the snowy commute Wednesday morning, our readers did run into some problematic areas. 3. 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. 4. Advertising options: Interested in advertising on Melrose Patch? …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The National Weather Service says the Wednesday morning commute should be affected.
Winter's timeout ends Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday for Central Mass., Western Mass. and "Northeast Massachusetts away from the immediate coast." Melrose's forecast is for 1-3 inches of snow during the day on Wednesday, with a high near 36. The January thaw is over. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s, approaching 60 some days, were recorded for much of the past week. The snow should slow the Wednesday morning commute, the weather service said.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Check out the 5 Things column for Friday, Jan. 4.
Here are five things to know for Friday, Jan. 4: 1. Cold air: Friday is expected to be partly sunny, with daytime highs in the mid-30s before becoming partly cloudy and dipping into the mid-20s at night, according to the National Weather Service forecast for Melrose. 2. Food pantry: The Servant's Heart Food Pantry is expected to be open from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday at the Faith Evangelical Church, 200 Franklin St. The food pantry helps more than 200 families in the Melrose region by providing emergency food to people in need. 3. Social media: Scope out the Melrose Patch Facebook and Twitter pages for additional content not always featured on the website. 4. Top priority: We're looking for feedback as to what you think the city of Melrose's …
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
The second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump more snow onto the area on Saturday. 7News meteorologists are predicting Melrose to get between 1 to 2 inches of snow in the storm that is expected to start on Saturday afternoon and spread into the early hours of Sunday. The good news is that snow removal shouldn’t be a backbreaking endeavour. CBSBoston’s Todd Gutner said the snow will be “dry and fluffy for most,” though he warned that driving could be hazardous at times on Saturday. The National Weather Service forecast says that snow will begin to fall in Melrose mainly after noon, and continue throughout the night. The high temperature during the day will be near 33 degrees and the low at night will be around 24.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Check out the Five Things column for Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Melrose.
Here are five things to know for Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Melrose: 1. Damp day: Clouds and rain are in the forecast for Melrose on Tuesday, as temperatures will reach a high in the low 60s during the day before dropping to a low in the low 30s at night, according to the National Weather Service website. 2. In case you missed it: The suspect in five recent Stoneham area armed robberies is the primary suspect in an attempted armed robbery Sunday night at the C-Store in Stoneham. 3. Local art class: The Milano Senior Center is expected to hold art classes from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays for $5 per session, and all media and skill levels welcome. 4. Business feature: Check out our feature story on a new cafe in Melrose. 5. Veterans Day photos: Got…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Bring in your plants as the cold temperatures could kill sensitive vegetation.
Time to bring in the plants to protect them from the cooler temperatures. The National Weather Service is expecting some frosty weather tonight and into Saturday morning for the Melrose area. The freeze watch is set late Friday night into Saturday morning. Temperatures are expected to be around 30 degrees. According to a statement from the NWS on Thursday, "below freezing temperatures could kill sensitive vegetation." This freeze could be the end of the growing season, the statement added. A freeze watch means "sub freezing temperatures are possible."