Saturday, February 9, 2013
The storm had dumped 11 inches of snow on Waltham by the end of Feb. 8.
After a day of snow in Waltham, the major snowstorm in Waltham is forecasted to continue for much of the day. According to WCVB-TV, by Friday Feb. 9, snowfall totals will likely total 18 -24 inches but 30 inches is possible in Waltham. The National Weather Service forecasted a high of 21 degrees with a wind chill factor of -3 degrees. Waltham will see winds of up to 26 miles per hour. Stay tuned to our Waltham Storm Info Center for updates on the storm. By 11 p.m. on Feb. 8, 11 inches had fallen in Waltham near Veterans Rink, according to City Councilor Ken Doucette. As of 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, NStar was reporting 648 Waltham customers without power. We want to make sure that Waltham stays connected. For live updates during the …
Friday, February 8, 2013
With another historic blizzard hitting Massachusetts, let's take a look back at the Blizzard of '78.
The Blizzard of ’78 has to be the most photographed and videoed winter storm in New England history. Images of stranded cars, battered coastlines and children playing in giant snowdrifts are all vivid memories of that historic storm. As New Englanders, we commemorated the 35th anniversary of the storm earlier this week – and now Mother Nature is celebrating herself with what could be one of the biggest snowstorms in history. As we hunker down for this storm, let’s take a look back at the Blizzard of ’78. Here are some fun videos from TV and radio broadcasts before, during and after the storm, as well as home movies on YouTube… Let’s start off with the TV news weather reports Here’s a radio broadcast from WBZ An old WEEI broadcast during …
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
White out conditions are expected as the storm intensifies.
What began as a blizzard watch for the Waltham and the surrounding 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. "White out conditions are anticipated as roads become snow-covered by the Friday evening commute," the warning states. "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." Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more …
Waltham schools will be closed Feb. 8 due to the impending snow storm.
The Waltham Public Schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 8, according to the schools' website, due to the snow storm that is expected to hit the area on Friday and into Saturday. The storm could dump in the vicinity of two feet of snow on Waltham, and the city has declared a snow emergency. To find out more information on the storm, check the Waltham Patch Snowstorm Info Center. Leave other school or community event cancellations as a comment on this story, on the storm info center story.