Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning Tuesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Winchester region and Middlesex County Tuesday afternoon. The warning is in effect from 2:46 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. "Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area," reads the warning. "...These storms can drop 1.25 inches of rain within 30 minutes. Areas prone to flash flooding include Route 9 from Metrow West into Boston." "A Flash Flood Warning is issued for rapid and potentially life-threatening flooding. In urban areas avoid flooded roadways and obey road closures. Those living along streams and creeks should move to higher ground immediately to protect life and property," reads the warning.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Another batch of heavy rain is expected on Monday evening and again on Tuesday.
For the second time in four days, flooding is possible in Winchester from heavy rain. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Monday evening through Tuesday evening for Winchester, as well as most of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. It is the second flood watch issued in the past four days – a similar alert was issued on Friday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea moved through. The Winchester area saw more than three inches of rain from that storm. “Showers are expected to overspread the region from west to east (Monday) afternoon,” the weather service said as it issued the flood watch. “The heaviest rain is expected to occur (Monday night), where some locations could …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon.
The National Weather Service is warning of elevated fire weather conditions developing Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday for Massachusetts. Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon. The winds plus dry conditions will create a fire hazard, according to the NWS report. Elevated fire conditions will continue through mid-day Saturday, but winds should diminish in the afternoon. There is a “low probability” that southwest winds on Sunday will cause a wind advisory.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Rain combined with melting snow from the storm at the end of last week could cause minor flooding in streams Tuesday afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service said.
After the winter we've had so far, the warmer weather to start the week has been a welcome respite, but could cause flooding problems when rain passes through the area on Tuesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood watch for Winchester and much of Eastern and Central Massachusetts, in effect from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday morning. Up to an inch of rainfall is expected on Tuesday, which combined with melting snow from the storm at the end of last week could cause some small streams to experience minor flooding, the NWS said. "Poor drainage street flooding is likely Tuesday afternoon and evening, especially where snow is blocking catch basins," the NWS said in the food watch statement. "This could have an impact on…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Check out the latest forecasts for the Winchester region.
Updated at 2 p.m. Wednesday Boston is in for some wet weather Wednesday through Friday, according to local forecasts, but don't get out your snow shovels yet. For Boston, the local weather teams are not predicting very much snow. Instead, expect a lot of rain and maybe some heavy slushy snow in spots. While areas inland may get a half a foot of snow, Boston's bigger concern is the three high tides during this storm. Flooding may become an issue along the immediate coast. Here are the latest forecasts from the local television news weather teams for the Winchester region. All totals were updated Wednesday morning: WHDH (7 News): All rain WLVI (NewsCenter 5): 1-2 inches along the coast, six inches or more inland WBZ (CBS Local): 2-4 inches …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Check out the Winchester Patch 5 Things column for Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Here is the Winchester Patch 5 Things column for Wednesday, Feb. 20: 1. Job hunters: Check out the latest jobs available in the region on the Jobs section of Winchester Patch. 2. Black ice warning: Be careful during the morning commute Wednesday, as there is expected to be some black ice on the roads, according to the National Weather Service's Special Weather Statement. "...Some Icy Spots possible for the morning commute...Last evening's rain combined with temperatures falling below freezing early (Wednesday) morning may result in some icy spots on untreated roadways. Pedestrians should also be alert for patches of black ice developing on walkways early (Wednesday) morning," reads the statement. During the day, it is expected to be …
Monday, February 11, 2013
How much snow did you get in your backyard in Winchester? Let us know by posting your snow total in a comment below, and upload a photo of a yard stick in the snow showing your measurement.
Winchester unofficially received 30.2 inches of snow as a result of the blizzard that smacked the region Friday and Saturday, according to figures released by the National Weather Service. Winchester tallied the second highest snow total in Middlesex County behind Framingham's 30.5 inches, according to the data. The numbers published by the NWS came from observers, spotters and media collected during the storm. The Winchester number was recorded at 3:19 a.m. Saturday. Figures from nearby communities include 28 inches for Somerville, 26 inches for Cambridge, 24 inches for Medford, 22.5 inches for Melrose, 22 inches for Stoneham and 20 inches for Malden. How much snow did you get in your front or backyard in Winchester? Leave a comment below…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The Winchester area was expecting 18 to 24 inches of snow by the end of the storm, according to the National Weather Service.
One of the strongest winter storms seen in Winchester in years was expected to continue through Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. A blizzard warning issued by the weather service at 10:47 p.m. Friday was set to remain in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday. The blizzard warning said the Winchester area should expect the "strongest winds and heaviest snow through Saturday morning." Projected snowfall totals for the storm remained steady at 18 to 24 inches, and the National Weather Service was expecting winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts up to 80 miles per hour. At 11:45 p.m. Friday, a WHDH broadcast said the storm was officially classified as a blizzard. Make sure to visit Winchester Patch's Storm Center page …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
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. …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch that goes into effect Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. Winchester may see one to two feet of snow.
Updated at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday The National Weather Service issued a Blizzard Watch Wednesday afternoon, as Middlesex County—including Winchester—may see 1-2 feet of snow Friday through Saturday, according to the NWS website. "A potential historic winter storm and blizzard is expected to drop (one) to (two) feet of snow across much of the region Friday into Saturday," reads the Blizzard Watch report. The Blizzard Watch goes into effect Friday morning through Saturday afternoon, according to the website. Original Report The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch Wednesday morning, as Winchester could see more than a foot of snow, according to the NWS website. "A major winter storm will bring the potential for a foot or more of…