Monday, February 11, 2013
Do you have shots of your dog (or pet) in all the snow from the blizzard? Share it here.
We've seen the snow piled on your car, we've seen the snow drifts up against your door and we've seen the huge snowbanks on your street. Now show us your pets in the snow. After a day of sun, you've probably snapped a photo of your dog (or other pet) enjoying all the snow. Share it here. Simply click the green and white "upload photos and videos" button to add it to our gallery.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Do you agree with the governor's decision or was it too drastic?
All non-emergency drivers were ordered off the roads on Friday when Gov. Deval Patrick issued an executive order banning travel during the blizzard. (Editor's note: The ban is lifted statewide as of 4 p.m. Saturday.) Patrick's executive order is being praised by some and bashed by others, reported The Boston Globe. While former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was in charge of the commonwealth during the Blizzard of ’78, praised the governor’s move, others called the order “tyrannical” and say the strict ban and hefty fines were too much, according to The Globe. Those caught violating the ban would face up to a year in jail and a $500 fine. What do you think? Do you agree with the governor’s decision or do you think the travel ban …
One central place to keep up with all the blizzard news and to share what you know with your Danvers neighbors.
Take a photo of the snow falling out your window right now - office, home, business, friend's house, whatever - and upload it to Danvers Patch!
As the blizzard continues in Danvers on Saturday, we're asking readers to submit their best photos of the snow outside their windows! Snap a photo out the window or door of your home, office, classroom, whatever and upload it by clicking the big green and white button above this text. Cell phone cameras work just fine, too. And if you're an Instagram user, upload your best photos with the app as well! Be sure to get your up-to-the-minute storm coverage with the Danvers Patch Storm Center.
Ongoing updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts from all across the eastern part of the state as we ride out the Blizzard of 2013.
Thanks to the blizzard, Danvers is expecting as much as 2 feet 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 Danvers Patch's coverage area.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at…
Not all meteorologists accept the name game, or acknowledge this storm as Nemo.
You've probably heard occasional — but perhaps not frequent — references to this winter storm as "Nemo." While it makes for some good jokes about that cute little orange fish, Nemo is not the brainchild of the Disney Corporation, but rather, a pre-determined name The Weather Channel gave to this latest storm. If you missed it: The Weather Channel in November announced it would name "noteworthy winter storms" in the 2012-2013 winter season. Sure, snowstorms have been informally named after the fact (remember Snowtober?) This is the first season, however, that The Weather Channel is naming them as it does hurricanes and tropical storms. The rationale? According to the Weather Channel, names raise awareness, make it easier to follow a weather…
Is the grocery store out of bread? Are people packing the hardware store? Take a picture of how you are prepared for the storm and upload it here!
Have you been rushing around to get everything done before the full force of the blizzard arrives Friday? Maybe you've been busy running to Stop and Shop or Market Basket (or some of the small, independently owned markets) in classic New England fashion and buying your milk, bread and canned goods? Did you run to Danvers Hardware, Home Depot or Lowe's and buy a new shovel or salt? Or, maybe you're a Department of Public Works employee getting the plow ready? We want to see what you're been up to getting ready for the storm. Post your photos of what you've seen in the stores and what you are doing around your house to get ready to our media gallery above by clicking the green "upload photos and video" button above! What are you buying …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
White out conditions are expected as the storm intensifies through Friday and into Saturday.
What began as a blizzard watch for Danvers on Wednesday has now been upped to a blizzard warning on Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued the warning for the majority of eastern Massachusetts on Thursday afternoon, as it anticipates about 2 feet of snow to descend upon the area Friday into Saturday. "White out conditions are anticipated as roads become snow-covered by the Friday evening commute," the warning states. "Strong north-northeast winds are anticipated with gusts up to around 60 miles per hour, resulting in blowing and drifting of snow. Damage to trees and structures along with scattered power outages are anticipated." Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of…