Monday, March 18, 2013
Another winter storm is headed our way, with the forecast calling for snowfall through the Tuesday morning commute.
Mother Nature is making sure winter will last until the bitter end this year. On the last full day of winter Tuesday, forecasters are calling for several inches of accumulating snow - and possibly more - starting late Monday night and last into Tuesday morning. The storm will make driving "treacherous" late Monday night into Tuesday morning, with a "high impact on the Tuesday morning commute," according to the National Weather Service. Additionally, "travel will be slow at best on well treated surfaces and quite difficult on any unplowed or untreated surfaces." A winter storm watch has been issued for Danvers starting on Monday at 9 p.m. and runing through 11 a.m. on Tuesday. The winter storm watch means the weather service predicts an …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The National Weather Service is taking public comment on whether they should change their system of classifying winter weather "watches," "warnings" and "advisories" for more straight-forward language.
Is a winter storm warning more serious than a winter storm watch? Or is it the other way around? The National Weather Service is experimenting with new language to simplify the existing system of "watches," "warnings" and "advisories." For instance, this winter you've read Patch weather stories with lines like "the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning." But next winter we'd instead be writing "The National Weather Service has issued a warning for a dangerous snow storm." You can look at side-by-side examples of the current and proposed text from a weather station in Maine. Here are a few more examples: You can tell the Weather Service your opinion through March 31 via this link. Me, I'm skeptical when the government …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
An inch of rain combined with melting snow on Tuesday could cause smaller streams to flood, warn meteorologists.
Flooding is possible on Tuesday with the combination of melting snow and a rainstorm that will move into Danvers. The National Weather Service said on Monday that minor flooding is possible for rivers and streams as well as poor drainage and “urban areas” on Tuesday and Tuesday night. The flooding is possible because of the combination of “locally heavy rainfall” and the melting snow from last Friday’s storm, which dropped about a foot and a half of snow in Danvers. “In addition, areas of dense fog may impact the region during this time,” the weather service said. Meteorologist Jeremy Reiner at WHDH-TV also warned that while the inch of rain that is forecasted would not typically be significant, the chance of flooding emerges when combined…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.
Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily source for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Wednesday, March 6. 1. Showers: Mother Nature will toss a lot at us on Wednesday, with the forecast calling for rain and snow showers along with temperatures getting up to 40 degrees. The wind will also blow up to 20 miles per hour out of the northeast. 2. Early Release: It is an early release day for the Danvers Public Schools on Wednesday. Lunch will be served at all schools. Danvers High School and Holten-Richmond Middle School will get out at 12:45 p.m. and the elementary schools will get out at 1:15 p.m. 3. Weather Preparation: We are in the middle of National Severe …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The snow on Thursday could bring in several inches of snow, strong winds and possible power outages.
The storm headed our way Wednesday night is now forecasted to drop several inches of snow, a drastic turnaround in a forecast for a storm that that had been predicted to be a “near miss” or rainstorm. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch at 3:58 p.m. on Tuesday for portions of the North Shore that runs from Thursday morning through Friday morning, meaning that there is the potential for 6 or more inches of snow in a 12 hour period or 8 or more inches of snow in a 24 hour period. The watch includes much of the North Shore and southern New Hampshire except for Danvers and the immediate coastline. Instead, just a few inches are expected right along the coast. But the winter storm watch is in effect for inland areas …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Danvers is expecting up to 3 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 total snowfall in the Danvers area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Danvers Patch's coverage area. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The snow from this weekend's storm will be heavy and wet, a change from past storms that was light and easily drifted.
Heavy, wet snow will move in Saturday afternoon and accumulate more than six inches, the National Weather Service said as it issued a winter storm watch. The winter storm watch runs from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon and means the potential of accumulating snow of six or more inches in a 12 hour period or eight or more Inches in a 24 hour period. The heaviest snow in Danvers will be on Saturday night into Sunday morning when 1 to 2 inches of snow could fall per hour. “The biggest concern is that this will be a heavy wet snow,” the weather service said as it issued the winter storm watch. “This will bring the potential for downed tree limbs and scattered power outages.” The wind will blow from the northeast at 5-10 miles per …
Friday, February 8, 2013
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…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The coming blizzard won't just bring snow — Saturday morning's high tide will come with a 2-3 foot storm surge, the National Weather Service said.
The blizzard expected to begin Friday evening may also include flooding along riverfront areas come Saturday morning. The National Weather Service has declared a coastal flood watch for the entire Massachusetts coast line — including Danvers. You've probably heard about the coming storm that's expected to dump one to two feet of snow on our area. But early Thursday morning the Weather Service added the flood watch to the blizzard watch already in effect. Forecasters say "numerous coastal roads" could become impassable Friday evening and during Saturday morning's high tide. In Danvers, the Saturday morning high tide will come at 9:59 a.m. It could be accompanied by a storm surge of 2-3 feet, the Weather Service warns. Major coastal flooding…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A storm moving into the Danvers area first thing on Friday maybe more than just a snowstorm, forecasters now say it has the potential to be a blizzard that combines heavy snow and strong winds.
Friday’s storm is shaping up to be on par with some of the most legendary winter storms in New England history, according to meteorologists. Wednesday afternoon forecasters, including the National Weather Service, said the storm would deliver more than just a lot of snow - it has the potential to be a blizzard. That had caused the weather service to issue a blizzard watch for Danvers and much of eastern Massachusetts. The watch means that “there is a potential for considerable falling and/or blowing snow with sustained winds or frequent gusts over 35 miles per hour and visibilities below a quarter mile for at least 3 hours.” The watch is in effect from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. Forecasters warn that white out conditions …