Thursday, November 8, 2012
The National Weather Service forecast Peabody might receive 2-4 inches of snow overnight.
So all that rain from the nor'easter turned into snow after all Wednesday evening. According to the National Weather Service, total snow and sleet accumulation for the Peabody area overnight may be 2-4 inches and there may be some icy road conditions for commuters to deal with. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 7 a.m. this morning for northeastern Massachusetts. "The precipitation may change to light rain or perhaps even pockets of freezing drizzle toward daybreak," reported the NWS shortly after midnight. Motorists should look out for any untreated roads. The snow and sleet are expected to turn all to rain after 10 a.m. Winds are still expected from the north at 25-35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Expect mostly rain around Boston and snow outside of I-495.
A nor'easter will kick up winds and rain in the region today, with sleet and snow likely west of Boston and in the higher elevations. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the precipitation should start between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., which would impact the afternoon commute. Atmospheric conditions may convert falling rain into snow in the Boston area (including Peabody), though that would mean merely a dusting on grass before quickly melting away. The actual rain/snow line is harder to predict. "I don't expect much, if any accumulation in the Boston area, maybe a slushy coating around Route 128 on grassy surfaces as rain and snow battle it out for a few hours in the early evening," wrote Lambert on the 7 Weather Blog. "The snow will …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain late Wednesday into Thursday and bring wind gusts along the coast.
A little more than a week after 'superstorm' Sandy swept through Massachusetts, Peabody residents may have to brace for another windy, rainy night on Wednesday. A nor'easter could blow into the area mid-week and the storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain from Wednesday into Thursday, according to WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Rainer. Rainer also wrote that coastal winds could gust between 40 and 60 miles per hour along the South Shore, Cape Cod and the islands, although winds "will be much lighter inland with this storm." The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook statement on Sunday afternoon, saying that strong to damaging northeast winds are likely especially across Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island late …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Last fall, a nor'easter; this fall, a hurricane.
...the Tanner City got its first taste of snow well before winter even arrived. A weekend nor'easter blew in just before Halloween and blanketed Peabody and the North Shore with about 5 inches of snow, and knocked down trees and power lines, causing some scattered power outages. This time around, the city is going to see the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Last year, Peabody fared well, only losing power in one neighborhood in West Peabody for about three-and-a-half hours on the second night of the storm, but other communities north and west of Boston were hit much harder, some buried in snow and without power for days. Ironically, that was just about the only snowfall New England received (other than a storm or two in January and February) in…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Sandy diminished in intensity last night but has picked up this morning.
Update, 8:20 a.m. Saturday: According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), Sandy has been upgraded again to a hurricane, just hours after being downgraded to a tropical storm. In its 8 a.m. bulletin, the NOAA reported an Air Force aircraft found hurricane-strength winds again. Earlier, in its 5 a.m. bulletin, the NOAA issued warnings and watches to the Southeastern parts of the country, including Florida, but said those up the Eastern seaboard need to prepare for its impact. The storm is moving North-Northeast at 10 mph and an increase in intensity and speed possible tonight and Sunday, according to the NOAA. Sandy is currently considered to be "very large," with winds extending as far as 450 miles from its center. …