Monday, March 18, 2013
The Peabody area may say 3-7 inches of snow on Tuesday -- the snowfall is expected to turn to rain after 1 p.m.
Peabody may be in store for another 3-7 inches of heavy snow and ice Tuesday, based on the current predictions for the coming storm. The last hurrah -- hopefully -- of winter is expected to roll in from the coast around 2 a.m. and turn to rain after 1 p.m. on Tuesday. The National Weather Service says to expect heavy snow followed by sleet and freezing rain overnight, creating "treacherous" travel conditions for the Tuesday morning commute. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 9 p.m. Monday until 11 a.m. Tuesday over a large swath of Southern New England. Snowfall across the region may range from 4-8 inches, says the Weather Service, along with up to a tenth of an inch of ice and wind gusts up to 40 mph. Visibility may be down to a …
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 …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A coastal storm, starting late Wednesday night, could dump heavy, wet snow and bring strong winds and possible flooding to Peabody between Thursday and Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Peabody and much of Eastern Mass. in the coming days. A coastal flood warning has also been called. An ocean storm that's expected to pass well southeast of New England could generate heavy, wet snow and high winds and churn storm surges to 3 feet from late Wednesday night through Friday morning in the Peabody area. Coastal flooding is possible and in flood-prone areas. The storm watch will be in effect from Thursday morning through Friday morning. It is still early for forecasters to project snow totals for Peabody, but early estimates say 2-4 inches Thursday, although the storm could deliver 4-8 inches across the region. "Snow may be heavy at times starting early Thursday …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The latest alert from the National Weather Service says to expect more snow...a lot of it.
The Peabody area and much of Massachusetts may now see up to 3 feet of snow by the time this blizzard passes through tomorrow. The National Weather Service updated its prediction early this morning and now says the Blizzard Warning will be in effect until 1 p.m. on Saturday. Snow accumulation is expected to be at least 2 feet or more in most places.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Whiteout conditions are expected as the storm intensifies.
What began as a Blizzard Watch for the Peabody area has now been upgraded to a Blizzard Warning. The National Weather Service issued the warning for the majority of Eastern Massachusetts Thursday afternoon, as it anticipates about 2 feet of snow to descend upon the area Friday into Saturday. "Light snow will develop by Friday morning, becoming heavy late in the day into the evening commute," the warning states. "Whiteout conditions are anticipated as roads become snow-covered." "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," says the Weather Service. Residents can expect …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The latest predictions on the storm headed this way on Friday say it could be an historic blizzard and drop up to 2 feet of snow. There's also a coastal flood watch in effect for high tide Friday night and Saturday morning.
This weekend's winter storm may likely reach blizzard conditions, according to the National Weather Service. NWS upgraded the Winter Storm Watch to a Blizzard Watch Wednesday afternoon. The updated status will be in effect from Friday morning until Saturday afternoon and Peabody police are already warning residents to prepare for a likely parking ban for the duration of the blizzard. "A potential historic winter storm and blizzard is expected to drop 1 to 2 feet of snow across much of the region Friday into Saturday," says the Weather Service. A map of the total storm snowfall prediction shows 18-24 inches for most of Massachusetts, including the Peabody area. Light snow is expected Friday morning, starting mainly after 10 a.m., then …
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.
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning this morning, as windspeeds of 20-30 mph with up to 65 mph gusts whip through the area. The warning is in effect until 9 a.m. and says "strong to damaging winds" may knock down trees, branches and power lines, causing scattered power outages. "Unsecured outdoor objects may become damaged and/or airborne," says the NWS, noting motorists and pedestrians may be faced with some obstacles and hazards for the morning commute.
Monday, January 21, 2013
No on-street parking will be allowed until further notice. Storm forecasts now say Peabody and the surrounding area may see between 6 and 9 inches of snow.
Peabody finally joined its neighboring North Shore cities and local officials declared a snow emergency this evening in light of the impending snow storm expected to hit tonight. As of 6 p.m., an emergency parking ban is in effect until further notice. No on-street parking will be allowed until the ban is lifted. Vehicles left on the street in violation of the ban will be ticketed and towed. The latest weather update from the National Weather Service is forecasting 6-9 inches of snow now through tomorrow morning. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 1 p.m. on Tuesday. No announcements have been made yet whether school will be in session tomorrow.
Snow is expected to blanket the area, Monday afternoon or evening and last through the night, accumulating 4-8 inches by Tuesday morning.
A snow storm may be headed for Peabody this afternoon and leave up to 8 inches of heavy snow in its wake before tomorrow's morning commute. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch, forecasting 4-8 inches of snow as temperatures drop to the low 20s with 15-25 mph winds and gusts up to 40 mph. "There is still some uncertainty on the amounts, which will depend on the exact track of the [storm]," says the NWS. If the storm does blanket the Peabody area, snow is expected to arrive late this afternoon or early evening and continue through the night. Peabody may see snow showers for the afternoon, but 3-5 inches of snow tonight. Snowfall may become heavy at times and should taper off tomorrow morning, leaving another 1-3 …
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 til 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.