Saturday, February 9, 2013
Your place for emergency contact information, safety tips and more in Canton.
Be sure to check the Patch Live Blog during the blizzard this weekend! In what could be the biggest snow storm New England has seen in more than two years, Canton could be among the communities in Massachusetts to see nearly two feet of the white stuff this weekend. With the lastest forecast, the National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for most of eastern Massachusetts including Canton, calling it a "potential historic winter storm". Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more thsan 20 miles per hour. Cancellations & Updates The Catholic faithful are reminded to exercise prudence this weekend as they seek to fulfill their Sunday Mass obligation. Weather forecasts …
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…
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 …
A blizzard warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
OK, so that two feet of snow we were preparing to get last night? Better add another foot to that. The National Weather Service on Friday morning adjusted its predicted snowfall totals to three feet. The timing of the snowfall is roughly the same: with light snow falling in Worcester, Middlesex and Norfolk counties Friday morning, and becoming heavy later in the afternoon and into the Friday evening commute. So, as WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Reiner notes in his blog, you have a "few hours left this morning" to run some errands, but travel will deteriorate this afternoon. By 7 tonight, most towns will have 2 to 4 inches, Reiner predicted. The storm should be the worst from 7 p.m. Friday to noon tomorrow, when snow could fall at a rate of 2 …
Stay ahead of the storm and get all your emergency contact information, weather safety tips and updates to cancellations and closings in Canton this weekend through the snow storm.
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.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Last year at this time, we were covered in snow.
Snow bunnies may be cursing this season's warmer temps, while others are cheering for the lack of snow. It seems like Mother Nature has spared us some of the wet, frosty weather we had at this time last year. Take a look back at the Blizzard of 2010 in Canton. But, do not expect a repeat blizzard this week. The National Weather Service is predicting temps in the high 30s and 40s, with slight chances of snow on Thursday and over the weekend. Although, ski lovers can enjoy the man-made snow at Blue Hills Ski Area this week. Happy New Year, Canton!
Friday, January 28, 2011
Highlights from neighborhood fun in Canton during the fourth snow-day of the season.
Dear Mother Nature: As much as we love the snow, can you please be kind to Canton for the rest of the winter? Two Nor'easters, one blizzard and two storms are enough for the year. We are in need of some sun and shovel-free days. Plus, there is no where to put the snow. We are snowed out! Much appreciated, Canton Patch
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Around town, the snow and ice the day after the Nor'easter created some gorgeous scenes.
Canton is thawing out a day after the Nor'easter hit the area with over a foot of snow. This afternoon, the snow and ice from the trees and wires were melting, creating some noisy driving down Washington Street and Route 138 as the snow pelted the rooftops of vehicles. DPW plows were still out in force today cleaning up after the storm, including plowing out the Canton Police Department's parking lot. The Walgreen's parking lot still needed a good clearing, as the lot remained covered in snow and made for a slippery ride. Parking was a bit tricky on Washington Street in front of the storefronts, as the snow piles took away portions of the prime spots. Although the wet, heavy snow made for sore backs, the beauty of the frozen ice sculptures…
Both Canton towns got hammered by the Nor'easter this week. Who got hit the hardest?
Over a foot of snow buried Canton, Mass., Wednesday after the first Nor’easter of 2011 pummeled the Boston region. The National Weather Service estimated 17.9 inches of snow fell on the Canton area, which is just south of Boston. The area still had leftover snow from the December 26 Blizzard of 2010. The storm brought whipping winds, with gusts up to 38mph and temperatures in the 20s. Schools and town offices were closed for the day across the Bay State, and Canton’s Department of Public Works crews were out since 12 a.m. sanding, plowing and trying to keep the roads clear. Canton’s Fire Department responded to several calls for downed power lines and downed trees. Most of the area had electricity, although some spots reported power …