Wednesday, June 1, 2011
National Weather Service upgraded the watch to a warning.
The National Weather Service has upgraded a Tornado Watch that was issued Wednesday afternoon to a Tornado Warning for parts of Norfolk County, including Canton. The Town of Canton used its phone alert system to warn residents of the severe weather tonight. The message warns residents to get to the "lowest interior room in their house" if a tornado hits. The alert warned residents of weather "that may include super-cell thunder storms, high winds and even possible tornadoes." A Tornado Warning is issued when a tornado may have touched down or is expected to develop due to severe weather. Officials advise people in these areas to be on the lookout for “threatening weather conditions” and to listen for additional announcements and possible …
Friday, April 1, 2011
April Fool's storm to bring back the white stuff.
This April Fool's storm is no joke for Canton. The National Weather Service is predicting snow accumulation of one to two inches today. Nothing to plow but definitely enough to make it feel like winter again. Expect a high of 39 degrees and wind gusts up to 28 mph. There will be patchy fog later tonight and the snow showers will end about 7:00 p.m., according to the NWS. All the flakes should melt on Saturday, when temps reach 47 degrees with partly sunny skies, according to the NWS. On Sunday, Canton will enjoy a temperature of 49 degrees and lots of sunshine. Back to the spring weather, after all.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Governor Patrick is seeking federal assistance to aid towns with the cost of winter storms.
Canton may be in for some relief from the snow-packed winter–cost wise at least. Governor Deval Patrick made a request to President Obama for a major disaster declaration for several counties throughout the state, including Norfolk. The request would provide financial assistance to towns and cities “most impacted by the severe snow storm of January 12, 2011,” according to a press release from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA.) “Canton incurred significant snow removal and emergency services costs,” Canton Fire Chief Charles Doody said. “Hopefully some federal funding will help to pay for the winter storms.” Prior to this weekend’s snow, the town has spent $759, 257 on snow and ice cleanup. As of February 24, Canton was…
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, February 4, 2011
It is a sad, comeback song: More snow for Saturday.
Do not shoot the messenger. Although nothing surprises New Englanders this winter, more snow is on the way. Keep the shovels, roof rakes and ice melt handy for the weekend. The National Weather Service is predicting another messy, winter-mix hitting the area Saturday. Expect snow and rain Saturday afternoon in Canton, with accumulation totaling about half an inch, according to the NWS. Saturday night brings more freezing rain, sleet and patchy fog, with temperatures in the 20s. On Sunday, snow should continue until about 8:00 a.m. Share your snow photos, ice photos and snow rants and raves with Canton Patch! We will publish them on our site. Email: email@example.com
The two-day snow and ice-filled storm brought roofs down and caused flooding in the Bay State.
This week’s two-day storm caused chaos across the Bay State, including Easton, with roofs collapsing under the weight of the snow and ice and flooding in several areas. Canton was spared any major damage except for one unlucky business on Turnpike Street. The Canton Fire Department responded to a partial roof collapse at 555 Turnpike Street Wednesday. The awning at the business park’s front entrance collapsed around 11:00 a.m., according to fire officials. “The collapse was related to the significant weight from the snow and ice that has accumulated this winter,” Canton Fire Lt. Tom Driscoll said. “No injuries occurred.” Due to the storm, no employees were in the building, which houses several companies including Casual Male. “Fortunately …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Storm brings freezing rain, sleet and snow to Canton.
The two-day storm has turned from all snow to all slush. The sleet, freezing rain and drizzle today created major puddles throughout the area, making the roads extra slick and creating difficult driving conditions for commuters. With all the precipitation and enormous snow banks, the melting is causing flooding and roof collapse throughout the state today. This afternoon, Town Manager William Friel urged Canton drivers to "please use care and caution while traveling on Canton roads due to developing flooding and potential freezing conditions." The National Weather Service said to expect flash freezing over the area this afternoon and freezing drizzle tonight. The sudden drop in temperatures to below freezing is expected to cause the …
For some, the snow means a little extra green.
For most folks, more snow means aching backs and a huge headache. But for some lucky businesses, the white stuff means more green in their wallets. The local supermarkets thrive during the New England winters thanks to the plethora of storms and Blizzard of 78-preparedness. Locals can not hunker down for a storm without their milk, eggs and bread. At Shaw's in Canton, the parking lot was difficult to navigate as cars were driving during the intense snow and low visibility. Shoppers ran in to buy the New England essentials before this week's two-part storm hit full swing. Aisles were packed with customers at 1o:00 a.m. Tuesday. According to a check-out clerk, "This place has been busy since I got here at 8:30 this morning." A customer …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Several Canton events are cancelled due to the snow.
February's first snow storm is bringing cancellations galore. Tonight's Board of Selectmen meeting is cancelled, Temple Beth Abraham's Evening Minyan is cancelled, Temple Beth Abraham's religious education is cancelled, the library's Great Decisions Discussion is cancelled. The Canton Public Schools Kindergarten registration has been postponed until February 9, and the Canton Public Schools had an early release today. All after-school sports and activities are also cancelled for today. This two-part storm is expected to bring up to 16 inches of snow to the Canton area, according to the National Weather Service. The winter storm warning is in effect through Thursday at 1:00 a.m. Today, Canton will see four to eight inches of snow with wind…
Here is what is happening in and around Canton today.
Five Things You Should Know Today is a new Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. Canton Public Schools have an early release today due to the snow storm. Check the early release times here. 2. There is no morning or afternoon half-day Kindergarten or Preschool for Canton Public Schools due to the storm. 3. Kindergarten registration has been postponed. The new date is February 9, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Luce School. 4. All after-school and athletic activities for Canton Public Schools have been cancelled. 5. Today is the last day to pay the third quarter real estate and …