DANVERS STORM CENTER: Storm Turns Into a Dusting

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Another winter storm is expected to blanket the Bay State. Danvers may see 8-12 inches of snow. Credit: File photo
Another winter storm is expected to blanket the Bay State. Danvers may see 8-12 inches of snow. Credit: File photo

Wednesday Updates:

5 a.m.: 
If you're wondering where all the snow is, it appears that this is it. The storm was worse along the South Shore and Cape Cod, as predicted, but turned out to be a relative dusting for the North Shore. The last reported snowfall measurement in Danvers was only about 2-1/2 inches. The temperature, however, is expected to remain chilly today at a high of 16 degrees. With the wind chill, it will feel like -9 degrees.

As for school, there was plenty of consternation last night by students on Twitter at why Danvers appeared to be one of the few North Shore towns not to cancel, but in reality most districts north of here didn't call off school either.

Tuesday Updates:

8 p.m.: Weather spotters report just under an inch of snow on the ground in Danvers; 3 to 5 inches still expected to fall later in the night though.

7:30 p.m.: Still no word on Danvers Public Schools, but both Essex Aggie and St. John's Prep have made the decision to close Wednesday.

6:30 p.m.: Businesses have begun to close up early, including Cherry Farm Creamery, Daily Harvest Cafe and Title Boxing Club.

6 p.m.: Still no official word yet on whether school in Danvers will be called off Wednesday. In the meantime, students have taken to Twitter, wondering what the verdict will be. Over in Salem, the call was made around 6 p.m. to close schools on Wednesday while Beverly made the decision before 4 p.m.

4:45 p.m. Snow has started to fall in town.

4 p.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick sent state workers home early at 3 p.m. and urged private employers to do the same before the worst of the impending storm arrived.

3:25 p.m.: The latest forecast from the National Weather Service says the North Shore and Danvers area may only see 6-10 inches of snow in the storm. Conditions are expected to deteriorate through Tuesday evening and travel may become difficult at times due to snow-covered roads and poor visibility. Commuters south of Boston should face the brunt of the storm, but still "plan on extra travel time for the evening commute," says the weather service. "Try to have all travel completed early this evening if possible."

1:45 p.m.: North Shore Community College further says all of its campuses will close Tuesday at 5 p.m.

1:44 p.m.: The town has declared an overnight parking ban, which will be in place from 1-6 a.m. on Wednesday.

11:40 a.m.: North Shore Community College says all Tuesday classes after 4 p.m. and all evening classes are canceled due to the storm.

9:10 a.m.: Supino's Restaurant says it will be open today, storm or not. "Who's gonna dine in with Supino's tonight and brace the storm? We are open!!!" reads the latest status update on Facebook.

Original story: Who's ready for another big storm? The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 1 p.m. Tuesday through 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Danvers may see another foot of snow. Total snowfall is currently predicted at 8-12 inches.

The weather service says heavy snow will start midday on Tuesday through the next morning: "Snow covered roadways will cause difficult driving conditions."

Expect strong wind gusts as well (up to 45 mph), which will drop visibility to a mile or less at times, says the weather service.

Temperatures should hit a high of 20 degrees during the day Tuesday, but then drop to -7 in the evening with the wind chill.

Below is what you need to know about this winter storm. We will be updating this storm center article throughout the storm, so be sure to check back throughout.

Current Forecasts

How much snow is Danvers expected to get Tuesday and Wednesday? Here are the projections as of Tuesday at 9:19 a.m.:

Danvers Emergency Contacts
  • In case of an emergency, dial 911
  • Danvers Police Department - 978-774-1212
  • Danvers Fire Department - 978-7741-2425
  • Danvers Electric power outages: 978-774-0005
  • National Grid gas emergencies: 800-233-5325
  • Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
  • Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) 
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