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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Potential snowfall locally varies according to forecasts. Let us know how many inches of snow Melrose will receive by posting a comment below.
It appears another major winter storm is headed to the region this weekend, but just exactly how much snow Melrose will get appears to be up in the air. Chris Lambert of WHDH said the snow is expected to start between 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Rain will be mixed in with snow along the coast, according to Lambert, and that will be changed over to wet snow by Sunday morning. In places where there will only be snow, Lambert expects the snow to total about a foot. NECN's Matt Noyes said over a foot of snow is possible for some interior communities in the storm that is expected to develop Saturday afternoon and last into Sunday afternoon. According to his map posted Thursday, Melrose appears to be in line for at least six inches of snow when all …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Tell us how you feel about the recent snowstorms, including the blizzard of 2013, that have hit the Melrose region by posting a comment below.
With a couple feet of snow already on the ground in Melrose following the blizzard of 2013 and possibly more coming this weekend, we want to know: Have you had enough snow yet this winter? Are you a fan of winter and loving all the snow? Or are you a warm weather person that wants to see the snow melt as soon as possible? Let us know where you stand by posting a comment in the comments section below.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Three and a half decades ago Melrose was blanketed with more than two feet of snow.
On Feb. 6, 1978, the Melrose area was blanketed with a record 27 inches of snow, with the added bonus of hurricane force winds. The storm began the morning of Feb. 6 and lasted through the following evening. It was a storm that was never really predicted to be so large, and yet from it one good thing came – we learned about emergency preparedness. The snow came down so quickly (at a rate of an inch an hour) thousands of motorists were stranded in snowdrifts as they drove down Rte. 128. Roads throughout the state were impassible and cars were abandoned at every turn. The storm not only caused chaos, it also took more than a dozen lives. For those of us who were old enough to remember, the memories differ. The motorist stuck in his car for …