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 …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Strong and damaging winds may bring down some trees, limbs and power lines, causing scattered power outages and obstacles for morning commuters.
A high wind warning has been issued for Thursday morning in Danvers, as windspeeds of 20-30 miles per hour with up to 65 mph gusts whip through the area. Hamid Jafari, Director Engineering and Operations for Danvers Electric, said about 300-400 electric customers were without electric service on Thursday morning. The outages were along Maple Street from Vineyard Street to the Middleton town line, Cherry Street and the police station. He said crews were checking for the exact cause as of 7:30 a.m. No major problems related to the wind were reported by Danvers Police, said Sgt. Robert Bettencourt. "We've had a lot of trees down," he said. Some branches fell in the streets but it all had been cleared and no roads were closed. There were no …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A high wind watch has been issued for Wednesday night because of the possibility of wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour.
Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour on Wednesday night could bring down trees and power lines, warns the National Weather Service. A high wind watch was issued on Tuesday at 4:42 p.m. by the weather service on Taunton for much of coastal and eastern Massachusetts, including Danvers, because the south-southwest winds at 20-30 mph could gust to 60 mph. The high wind watch means that the potential exists for strong and damaging winds in Danvers. The strong winds could bring down trees and power lines as well as cause property damage, the weather service said. The high wind watch runs from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. “Unsecured outdoor objects may become damaged and/or airborne,” the weather service warned. “Hazards will be …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Another morning commuter may include snowfall on Tuesday.
For the second time in less than a week, a snowstorm may gunk up the morning commute. A winter storm watch has been issued for Danvers for Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. The watch means that there is the potential for accumulating snow of 6 inches or more in a 12-hour period or 8 inches or more in a 24-hour period. The snow is expected to start to fall late Monday afternoon or early Monday evening. The storm may impact the Tuesday morning commute and make roads slippery, the weather service said. It could the second time in six days that a morning commute includes snowfall. Last Wednesday, the morning commute was slow-going and includes several accidents when a few inches of snow fell right at daybreak. Tuesday's watch was …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Wind gusts could hit up to 50 mph and the strongest winds are expected during the afternoon and evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Sunday, lasting morning until night for blustery winds that could take down large tree limbs and possibly cause some isolated power outages. The advisory is in effect across much of Southern New England from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Westerly winds of 15-25 mph are expected with gusts up to 50 mph. "The strongest winds should occur this afternoon and evening," says the NWS. The NWS says wind gusts that strong are capable of knocking down small tree limbs and branches, possibly leading to some isolated power outages. Driving may also be difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.
Cold air will move in starting Sunday night and get bitterly cold by Wednesday morning this week.
The coldest air of the winter, including temperatures that could get down to zero, are headed our way starting Sunday night, according to meteorologists. The coldest stretch of weather will be Tuesday night - Thursday morning," writes WHDH-TV meteorlogist Chris Lambert in his blog. 'Expect near zero degrees readings in the morning, and teens for highs Wednesday afternoon." The National Weather Service said that there is a "moderate probability" that a wind chill advisory may be issued on Tuesday night and Wednesday night. A wind chill advisory means that wind chill temperatures would be expected to be -25 degrees or less for at least three hours. That would mean that exposure to the combination of winds and low temperatures without …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A winter weather advisory has been issued for Wednesday.
A small snowstorm is expected to roll in just as the morning rush hour starts on Wednesday. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Danvers through 3 p.m. because 2-4 inches of snow is expected. The storm could actually end up being the biggest storm of the year in Danvers, where only 3-4 inches of snow fells on Dec. 30 in the first storm of the winter. “The snow will continue through mid morning, but probably change to rain and sleet by late morning or early afternoon before tapering off,” the weather service said in issuing its advisory. Untreated roads are expected to be slippery on Wednesday morning with reduced visibility too.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Dense fog from overnight on Saturday night is expected to linger through Sunday morning.
Dense fog is expected to linger into Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A dense fog advisory runs through 9 a.m. and the weather service said fog could last through mid-morning. The fog could reduce visibility to a quarter mile or less, he weather service said. A dense fog advisory is issued by the weather service when dense fog is expected to reduce visibility to a quarter mile or less for at least 3 hours. Driving conditions could be hazardous as long as the fog stick around and "motorists are advised to slow down as objects on and near roadways will be seen only at close range," the National Weather Service said in its advisory.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The annual warm-up known as the "January thaw" is moving in this weekend.
A "January thaw" is moving in, according to meteorologists at WHDH-TV. "Our annual January Thaw is upon us for the next several days," Ch. 7 meteorologist Jeremy Reiner posted in his blog on Tuesday. For the past three days, the entire staff of the Ch. 7 "Weather Center" has been blogging about the mild temperatures. Typically, the January thaw happens between Jan. 20-26 and is happening slightly earlier than usual this year, Reiner said. But it will be a thaw in what has already been a mild winter. Meteorologist Pete Bouchard said there have been only 9 days with below normal temperatures since the meteorological start to winter on Dec. 1. The National Weather Service forecasts that high temperatures in Danvers will be in the 40s through …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The coldest air of the winter is moving in on Wednesday, but expected to move out by the weekend.
The coldest air of the winter to date - by far - is moving in on Wednesday. Windchills are expected to be close to zero on Wednesday morning and possibly below zero on Thursday morning, which will be the coldest day since last February. The National Weather Service said that Wednesday morning's low temperature would be about 10 degree and Thursday morning's low temperature will be about 7 degrees with a wind chill of -2 degrees. The windchill temperature on Wednesday morning will be near 0, according to WHDH Chief Meteorlogist Pete Bouchard in his most recent blog, because of "a steady (not strong) breeze." "And although Thursday morning is colder, there isn't a lot of wind," he said. "Sun will dominate the short term forecast too and …