Saturday, February 23, 2013
National Weather Service now says 2-4 inches this weekend, with 3 to 6 in the hills.
Less snow than expected is headed this way. The National Weather Service in Taunton has reduced its forecast to two to four inches, with three to six inches in the hills. Friday's forecast had snowfall totals as high as 10 inches in some areas of Massachusetts. The weather service has issued a winter weather advistory for this area from 3 this afternoon to midnight Sunday.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Think you know how much snow fell on Canton during the blizzard? Check the latest totals to see if you're right!
It's been a blustery weekend of wind, snow and chilling temperatures - all the perfect ingredients for a memorable blizzard. So, now that all is said and done, how much snow fell on Canton? Canton saw a total of 26 inches of snow from the storm this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The measurement was taken at 9:56 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Does the snowfall total surprise you? Do you think the blizzard lived up to the hype? Let us know in the comments section below!
Thursday, February 7, 2013
White out conditions are expected as the storm intensifies.
What began as a blizzard watch for the Canton 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 than 20 miles per …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Between 12 and 24 inches of snow accumulation is expected, beginning Friday morning.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Canton and the rest of Massachusetts effective from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. According to NWS, heavy snow will impact much of eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with accumulation of 12 to 24 inches with the potential for blizzard conditions. 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. Residents should be aware that travel will be dangerous and may become nearly impossible due to blowing and drifting snow, 25 to 25 mph winds with gusts up…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Forecasters are warning the timing of an approaching snowstorm may make Monday afternoon and evening commute slippery.
There may be an inch of snow on the ground on Monday evening during the evening commute, according to forecasters at WHDH-TV. "Don't expect a ton of snow, but a general 1-3" falls late Monday afternoon, through the evening, producing slick roads, perhaps in time for the ride home from work," writes meterologist Chris Lambert in his blog. Even though not much snow will fall, Lambert said that the snow "will create slick spots on the roads Monday evening and Monday night." The National Weather Service, meanwhile, has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Canton area effective at 1 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday. NWS forecasts that the snow will start between 3-5 p.m. in the Canton area. The precipitation will change over to sleet later in…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The National Weather Service says the morning commute should be affected.
Winter's timeout will end Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service in Taunton on Tuesday said 2 to 4 inches of snow are expected in Southeastern Massachusetts on Wednesday. The agency has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Wednesday in the area. Thus ends the January thaw. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s, approaching 60 some days, were recorded for much of the past week. The snow should slow the Wednesday morning commute, the weather service said. Stay with Canton Patch for news on any weather-related hazards or cancellations!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Wind gusts could reach to near 40 miles per hour.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook on Wednesday for Eastern Massachusetts, including Canton. "Snow and sleet tonight will change to rain Thursday," the outlook states. "Some accumulation is possible before the changeover." Rain could be heavy at times Thursday morning, causing the potential for minor urban flooding, the outlook stated. Wind gusts, meanwhile, will reach around 37 degrees.
Monday, December 17, 2012
There will be several storms moving across the area all week that are expected to all bring rain to much of the state.
The light coating of white we saw on the ground Sunday afternoon is likely all the snow we’ll see as part of several storms that will move across much of the state, including Canton, this week, according to the National Weather Service. The greatest chance of snow will come to the northwest of the two towns. On Monday night into Tuesday, the next storm will bring “mainly rain” to the area, the weather service said. Then on Tuesday night into Wednesday northwest winds could really pick up. Winds during that time could prompt a wind advisory, the weather service said. And finally, on Thursday night into Friday, another storm will again “probably bring mainly rain” with a greater chance of snow to start the storm for inland areas.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
There is a high wind watch in effect Monday morning through Monday night.
The latest forecasts show earliest effects from Hurricane Sandy hitting before the morning commute Monday, with high wind and flood watches in effect from Monday morning through the night. Sunday, the National Weather Service issued the warnings for Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. WHDH's Jeremy Reiner said the worst of Sandy should be from 9 a.m. Monday until 2 a.m. Tuesday. "Within this period is our greatest risk of wind damage/power loss," Reiner wrote on his blog, noting that many towns will experience wind gusts over 40 miles per hour. Coastal cities and towns may see wind gusts between 50-60 mph and even some wind gusts near 70mph out on the Cape and Islands. Reiner said the speed of the wind isn't as great a concern as the…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A multi-hazard weather event is in store for Tuesday afternoon and night and into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Potential hazards include heavy rain, strong winds, high tides, and the possibly of isolated severe thunderstorms.
The National Weather Service has forecast heavy rain, strong winds and the potential of thunderstorms for the Canton area Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. There is a wind advisory and hazardous weather outlook in place. The worst of the storm is projected to be Tuesday evening and into Wednesday. According to the NWS: The weather settles down after that. Thursday and Friday will be mostly sunny. Temperatures will be in the mid 60s on Thursday and the low 70s on Friday. Click here to see a complete forecast.