Sunday, February 10, 2013
The driving ban kept major problems to a minimum during the blizzard on Friday and Saturday in Danvers.
A snowplow caught fire early Saturday morning and a carbon monoxide detector gave an early warning to one family that their furnace vent was blocked with snow during the blizzard in Danvers. Besides that, the Blizzard of 2013 caused very few problems in Danvers. First responders said that the driving ban, which lasted for 24 hours under executive order of Gov. Deval Patrick, helped out, they said. “We found pretty much everyone abiding by the ban,” said Danvers Police Lt. Dana Milne. On Twitter, several tweets lauded the plowing of Danvers streets. Andrew Gallione noted that Danvers streets were clear and there was still snow on Beverly roads. Mary Beth Perry tweeted that Danvers roads were "perfection" and called them the best on the …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
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.
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…