Friday, February 8, 2013
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at…
Check out the various ways you can make the most of your visits to Winchester Patch during the blizzard.
With a blizzard making its way toward New England, the need for up-to-the minute info is even more important. At Winchester Patch, we will be working around-the-clock to cover the storm, but as with our reporting, the more interaction we get from users the more comprehensive our coverage will be. Winchester Patch is as much your site as it is ours. So in the run-up to Sandy, here’s how you can use Patch: 1. Get the news. When we know about storm-related news, so will you. From important town announcements, damages, power outages and floods, Twitter feeds and polls, we’ll have all the news covered 24-7. To make that easier and more fun, we are introducing a new live-blogging capability, where you can get all that information in one fast-…
Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
New England may be in shutdown mode as a giant blizzard barrels through the area, but the conversation is alive and well on Twitter and the rest of the Web. Follow our live chat from Friday morning through the duration of the storm for updates in your neighborhood and around the rest of the state. Patch editors will provide continuous updates, and Twitter feeds from public officials, safety personnel and residents will let you know what's happening outside your window. If you'd like to ask a question during the chat, simply add it in the comment section above. We can't get to every question but will try our best to provide as much information as we can.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Visit Winchester Patch often for storm-related updates during the blizzard.
Here is the Winchester Storm Center where you can find regular storm-related updates during the blizzard: Add your Winchester blizzard photos to our community gallery! Forecast: Updates: Sunday, Feb. 10 5 p.m.: 11:45 a.m.: 8 a.m.: Saturday, Feb. 9 9 p.m.: 5:40 p.m.: 4:20 p.m.: 3:20 p.m.: 12:45 p.m.: 11 a.m.: 10:30 a.m.: 8 a.m.: 5:15 a.m.: Friday, Feb. 8 8 p.m.: 4:45 p.m.: 3:20 p.m.: 2:40 p.m.: 2:20 p.m.: 2 p.m.: 12:30 p.m.: 10:30 a.m.: Thursday, Feb. 7 6:30 p.m.: 5 p.m.: 2 p.m.: How to help: In case your power goes out: Important numbers: List of cab companies: List of tow companies:
Between 12 and 24 inches of snow accumulation is expected, beginning Friday morning.
As of 3:19 p.m. on Wednesday, the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Middlesex County, including Winchester, and much of Massachusetts from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. According to NWS, much the state will be impacted by heavy snow with accumulation of 12 to 24 inches with the potential for blizzard conditions. The NWS previously forecast 14 to 18 inches in the Winchester area. That total has been increased to 18 to 24 inches in the latest forecast. (See photo.) Light snow is expected to begin by Friday morning and increase in intensity throughout the day with the heaviest snowfall occurring Friday night into Saturday morning. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are possible during that time. …
Check out the 5 Things column for Thursday, Feb. 7.
Here is the 5 Things column for Thursday, Feb. 7: 1. Blizzard coming: The Winchester region is expected to receive 12 to 24 inches of snow Friday morning through Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service's forecast. 2. Trivia Bee: Check out our photo gallery from the Winchester Foundation Educational Excellence Trivia Bee held Wednesday night at Town Hall. 3. Tell us: Where were you during the Blizzard of '78? Post your comments here. 4. In case you missed it: Check out the Winchester Police log. 5. Social media drive: We're looking to reach 1,000 "likers" of our Facebook page and 2,000 followers of our Twitter account. Can you help us out and join both our social media communities today? Use Winchester Patch to connect…
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
A year ago today, the town was buried under a foot of snow.
While the weather in the Winchester area on Monday was a bit unseasonable - sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-40s - it was a different story one year ago. On Dec. 26, 2010, Winchester, along with much of the rest of the state, was pummeled with a storm that dumped several inches of snow on the area. The blizzard prompted a number of closings and cancellations in Winchester, but despite the disruption, things went rather smoothly for the Winchester Department of Public Works. So far, aside from the abnormal snow storm in October this year, Winchester has not seen much of the white stuff as Old Man Winter takes his stand (though it's still early in the season). Do you remember where you were and what you were doing a year ago this …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
With the end of the year blizzard hitting this Christmas, here's some things you can do around town.
If snow is good for one thing and one thing only, it's sledding. There are three popular places in town to get your sled on. The first is over on 42 Lockeland Road right across from the fire station, Mullen Field. Mullen has a big hill and lots of space for building snowmen and drawing snow angels. Around the corner and down the street, Vinson-Owen Elementary School, also has a large hill that offers plenty of room for dozens of sledders. Lastly, the most popular hill in town has to the one located at Ambrose Elementary, expect big crowds and lots of first time sledders. Winchester also has a great place to strap on a pair of skates. Big and Little Winter Ponds, located on Woodside Road, are a popular destination to enjoy some skating or …