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…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Canton to get a mix of snow and rain today and tomorrow.
Be prepared for a messy commute today and tomorrow, Canton. The National Weather Service is forecasting a wintry mix starting this afternoon and ending Thursday night. The snow will start in Canton after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, although daytime accumulation will be less than one inch, according to the NWS. However, tonight's storm could bring two to four inches of snow to town. After 11:00 p.m. tonight, the storm changes over to rain and continues through Thursday. The messy mix includes fog, temperatures in the 40s and less than a half inch of new snow tomorrow. There is a chance of freezing rain and slick roadways, according to the Winter Weather Advisory. Keep the umbrellas, boots and ice melt handy, folks!
Saturday, January 21, 2012
The roads were fairly clear this afternoon, but it was still slow-going during the height of the storm.
Canton roads were fairly clear this morning but the storm seems to have dumped more snow around town, making for a tricky commute this afternoon. The Canton DPW plows were out in force, including one plowing the Canton Police Department's parking lot. Washington Street was still covered in snow, thanks to a pick up in the snowfall. Drivers took their time on the roads, staying under the speed limit. However, the few inches of the white stuff did not stop shoppers from enjoying their Saturday afternoon. The Village Shops in Canton had a full parking lot this afternoon and the stores were filled with shoppers determined to find bargains, including at the The Gap and Marshalls. A few brave souls took their cigarette breaks outside of the …
It finally feels like winter, snow and all, for Canton.
Do not expect a repeat of last year's Blizzard, Canton. But do expect to shovel out from today's storm. The National Weather Service is forecasting three to seven inches of snow to fall on Canton today before 7:00 p.m. Expect a high temperature of 26 today and a low of 17, according to the NWS. Hopefully, Canton will be spared any major storm related damages, power outages or issues. The Canton DPW crews were ready ahead of the first flakes falling. Plows and sanders were lined up on Route 138 at about 7:00 a.m. today, prepared to clean up the mess. Also, just in case, "the town's shelters are designed to be ready at any moment," Canton Police Lt. Tom Keleher said today. "As far as extra patrol, the police department is monitoring and feel…
Monday, August 29, 2011
Downed trees, power lines, all around Canton.
Many Canton residents are cleaning up today after Tropical Storm Irene. The heavy winds and rain downed trees across the town, caused power outages, home damage and street closures. Here is a photo gallery of photos submitted by Canton residents of the damage, the cleanup and the storm.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Tropical Storm Irene still packed a punch in Canton.
Sunday's tropical storm caused power outages and downed wires and trees throughout Canton. Here are a few sights and sounds of the storm. Share your own views with us by emailing: email@example.com
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning for much of the Bay State, including Canton, Saturday.
Come on, Irene. Although Hurricane Irene may be down to a tropical storm when it hits Canton, the National Weather Service is warning residents of the damaging impacts the storm could have tonight and Sunday. There is a Tropical Storm Warning for much of the Bay State, including Canton, today and tonight. As Hurricane Irene continues to move north/northeast today, she will impact Southern New England Saturday night and into Sunday, according to the NWS. "People in Southern New England should prepare for a period of strong to damaging winds, heavy rainfall and the likelihood of coastal flooding along the south coast," the NWS stated. Tropical storm force winds and hurricane force gusts are expected late tonight into Sunday, according to the…
Canton Patch will be covering the storm. Check out the ways you can get news, updates and share your own coverage.
With Hurricane Irene almost certain to batter the Bay State this weekend, the need for up-to-the minute information is even more important. At Canton Patch, we will be working around-the-clock to cover the storm, but as with all of our reporting, the more interaction we get from users the more comprehensive our coverage will be. During the storm and after, here is how you can use Patch to help paint the local picture of the event. 1. Get the news. When we know about storm-related news, so will you. From important town announcements, damages, power outages and floods, Canton Patch will have all the news covered. 2. Comment. If you have relevant information to add to an article, jump in and make a comment. We will follow up and likely add it…
Friday, August 26, 2011
Be sure to read through the list before Hurricane Irene hits on Sunday.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Featured Announcement from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency: As we enter the 2011 Hurricane Season, which experts are predicting to be very active, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is offering personal preparedness tips for the all of the citizens of the Commonwealth. “Every home and business should have a stocked basic emergency supply kit that could be used for any emergency, regardless of the time of year,” states MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz. “Everyone should keep certain items around the house and workplace in the event you are isolated for three to five days without power” Each kit will be unique to each family, but should include the essentials: a portable radio, flashlight, and extra batteries, a …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Downgrade from tornado warning to a watch by National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has downgraded the tornado warning to a watch for Norfolk County. The watch remains in effect until 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night. However, a severe thunder storm warning is in effect through 9:45 p.m. Expect downpours, heavy thunder and lightening. The Canton Police and Fire Departments have no reported storm-related incidents or power outages as of 8:30 p.m. tonight, officials said. Have you lost power? Caught a great photo? Let us know! Send your storm stories, photos and videos to Canton Patch by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org