Thursday, March 21, 2013
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How much snow has fallen in Peabody so far this winter, you ask? 77.6 inches says Public Services Director Bob Langley. Tuesday's storm left Peabody covered in 9.5 inches of snow, said Langley, and that's not long after more than a foot buried Peabody on March 8. With scant reprieve since February's blizzard and a few more major storms in the past 1-1/2 months, the National Weather Service says this is the third snowiest February and March on record for the Boston area. Have no doubt, winter is officially over (the first day of Spring was March 20), but the snow, apparently, is not. Today's forecast calls for 1-3 inches of snow across the region this afternoon and evening. Peabody may only see an inch at most, according to the National …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
City schools have been cancelled for the day due to the coastal storm blowing through the area with several inches of heavy snow, ice, sleet and freezing rain.
There's no school in Peabody today. Superintendent Joe Mastrocola has called off school today in Peabody due to the coastal storm blowing through the region, dropping several inches of snow, ice, sleet and freezing rain. This makes six snow days this winter for the Peabody Public Schools, including two days in October for Hurricane Sandy. School has similarly been canceled at Bishop Fenwick High School and the St. John the Baptist School.
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 …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The snow storm picked in surprising intensity Friday morning, dumping more than a foot of snow on Peabody, prompting the cancellation of school.
Peabody was inundated again with more than a foot of snow in the latest storm to slam the region Friday morning. Tallies from the National Weather Service were around 13 inches, while numerous readers across the city reported measuring between 15 and 17 inches of snow. The Tanner City, along with the rest of the North Shore, was caught off-guard by the severity of the snowstorm, as forecast predictions right through Thursday still only called for 4-6 inches of snow at most. Public Services Director Bob Langley said the storm turned out to be a surprisingly tough one to deal with. He said it wasn't until Friday morning, even around 7:30, that the heaviest snow started falling. "It just kept snowing and snowing," he said. "There were some …
Friday, March 8, 2013
It's another snow day for the students of Peabody.
The students of Peabody have another snow day. Peabody Public Schools are closed Friday, according to Patch news partner 7News. For breaking Peabody news as it happens, sign up for Peabody Patch email alerts.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Effective immediately, no parking is allowed on Peabody streets because of the snow.
As snow continues to fall, the city has declared an emergency parking ban. No on-street parking will be allowed across the city until further notice. The National Weather Service says a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Peabody until 1 p.m. Friday. The forecast calls for 6-10 inches of snow, most of it accumulating tonight. For breaking Peabody news as it happens, sign up for Peabody Patch news alerts.
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 …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
An expected storm appears to have tracked east into the Atlantic. Meteorologists say we'll still get snow during the day Sunday.
Forecasters have lowered the amount of snow expected for Peabody. Sunday morning's latest forecast from the National Weather Service indicates 1-3 inches of snow for Peabody. Patch news partner 7News says the North Shore as a whole might get 2-4 inches. As to timing, expect rain before 9 a.m., becoming a mix of rain and snow between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Weather Service predicts. During the day we may see just an inch of accumulation, with the bulk of whatever snow we get piling up Sunday night to the tune of 1-3 inches.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Weather forecasters are predicting up to six inches of snow. Or hardly any.
It's the question on the minds of lots of city residents: Just how much snow will we really get this weekend? While Pete Bouchard at WHDH seems to still think the coast could get 6-10 inches, the usually conservative National Weather Service says in a Winter Weather Watch that six inches are possible. But another NWS forecast doesn't even make a guess at how much snow Peabody will get. All are agreed it will be heavy, wet snow. It's expected to fall late Saturday into Sunday morning, sometimes at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. The NWS warned that the heavy wet snow could bring down tree limbs and result in scattered power outages. That mirrors what Bouchard wrote in his blog: However much we get, this snow will be great for snowballs, …
Essential daily information at a glance, including varying forecasts about how much snow Peabody will get Saturday night into Sunday.
1. Weather Watch: Sunny and a bit warmer, with a high near 38. 2. How Much Snow?: Cruising the latest forecasts I see different outlets with different predictions for the snow we're supposed to get Saturday night into Sunday morning. While Pete Bouchard at WHDH seems to still think the coast could get 6-10 inches, the usually conservative National Weather Service says in a Winter Weather Watch that six inches are possible. But another NWS forecast doesn't even make a guess at how much snow Peabody will get. All are agreed it will be heavy, wet snow. 3. Congressman Lynch Visits Peabody: The city will get a visit from Congressman Stephen Lynch Friday afternoon. He's the fellow you might have heard wants to be the state's next senator. The …