Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Expect mostly rain in the city and snow outside of 495.
A nor'easter will kick up winds and rain in the region today, with sleet and snow likely west of Boston and in the higher elevations. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the precipitation should start between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., which would impact the afternoon commute. Atmospheric conditions may convert falling rain into snow in Boston, though that would mean merely a dusting on grass before quickly melting away. The actual rain/snow line is harder to predict. "I don't expect much, if any accumulation in the Boston area, maybe a slushy coating around Rte. 128 on grassy surfaces as rain and snow battle it out for a few hours in the early evening," wrote Lambert on the 7 Weather Blog. "The snow will lose that battle to rain, …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Massachusetts bracing for another storm with effects from Sandy still being felt.
First Sandy, and now a Nor'easter. Massachusetts is in store for more wild weather this week as a Nor'easter heads our way today and into Thursday morning. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the area can expect to see the storm hit between 2 and 4 p.m. "What I've noticed over the last few model runs is a track farther east," Lambert said on his blog."If that's the case, our wind stays more out of the NNE rather than going east, and that means colder weather gets locked in. It also means that dew point levels stay low. That's important because with dew points running near 20 and actual air temperatures tomorrow afternoon running near 40-45, a process called evaporative cooling can occur which allows rain to turn to snow. What …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain late Wednesday into Thursday and bring wind gusts along the coast.
A little more than a week after 'superstorm' Sandy swept through Massachusetts, area residents may have to brace for another windy, rainy night on Wednesday. A nor'easter could blow into the area mid-week and the storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain from Wednesday into Thursday, according to WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Rainer. Rainer also wrote that coastal winds could gust between 40 and 60 miles per hour along the South Shore, Cape Cod and the islands, although winds "will be much lighter inland with this storm." The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook statement on Sunday afternoon, saying that strong to damaging northeast winds are likely especially across Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island late …
Monday, October 31, 2011
NSTAR said this morning power will be back on by November 2.
Halloween in Canton is frightful for many–and cold and dark. Thanks to the October Nor'easter and downed wires around town, many residents may be without power until Wednesday, November 2. NSTAR is reporting that of the 10,054 Canton customers, there are still 1,177 who do not have power this Halloween Monday. The expected time of restoration to that 11.7% of customers is the evening of Wednesday, November 2, according to NSTAR. Several residents that were just hit by week-long power outages thanks to Tropical Storm Irene are once again without power. That includes Greenwood Road, Pine Street, Pleasant Street and Autumn Circle, among others, according to our Canton Patch readers. Most have been without power since Saturday night's storm. …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The town is dealing with the high costs of snow and ice removal and a budget deficit.
Maybe the snowmen are happy with Mother Nature, but the town of Canton certainly is not. The snow-filled winter packed with storms, blizzards and nor'easters is putting a damper on the town's snow budget. To date, the snow and ice budget is at a $574,536 deficit, Christina Carlton reported to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday. Carlton was filling in for Town Administrator William Friel, who was out sick on Tuesday. "It's been such an incredibly snowy year," she said. The year to date amount spent on ice and snow removal is $759, 257, she said. "This year is in line with fiscal year 2009," Carlton told the board. "The costs were $849,000 that year." The town's $184,700 snow budget was spent after cleaning up one snow storm and one blizzard …
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
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
A few snapshots around Canton as the snow started to fall today.
Just as the flakes started to fall, Canton's DPW crews were out on the roads, readying for the Nor'easter. The streets in Canton were clear late this afternoon, but expect rough driving between 9:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. overnight tonight into Thursday. Here are a few shots around town of the calm before the storm.
Nor'easter arriving tonight and dumping another six to 10 inches on Canton.
Mother Nature is making this one tough winter. The state is preparing for Nor'easter number two of 2011 to bring another six to ten inches of snow to the Canton area Wednesday night through Thursday morning. The National Weather Service is predicting the snow to arrive after 3:00 p.m. today, with less than one inch accumulating during the day. But come tonight, the Nor'easter will bring a low temperature around 23 degrees with wind gusts up to 41 mph and dump up to ten inches of new snow. The snowfall should stop by about 11:00 a.m. Thursday and bring sunny skies with a high of 32 degrees. Leaving us all plenty of daylight hours to dig out, again. The real issue now, where to put the mounds of snow?
School cancellations don't illicit the same level of excitement for parents as they do children, but there are ways to enjoy the unexpected time with your kids.
If the number of school cancellations Canton has had already this year is any indication of what the rest of this winter will be like, I’d say we are in for the long haul. While there are lots of great things to do this winter in and around Canton, here are some ideas for those unexpected snow days when you’re home with your kids and it’s just too cold or blustery to make snowmen, go sledding or have a snowball fight: 1. Make an indoor fort. Pull all the cushions and pillows off the couch and round up the blankets so your kids can get to work building a fort. If you happen to have a master architect on your hands that can craft a sturdy one that lasts for hours, consider serving them their lunch in their for added fun. 2. Bake a loaf of…
Friday, January 14, 2011
Contributors submitted photos to Canton Patch featuring their own snowy scenes.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Here are some images of Canton after Wednesday's Nor'easter. Thanks to our readers for submitting their photos! Take a peak at the scenes of snow and ice the first storm of 2011 dumped on the town. If you have your own snow photos and videos to submit, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.