Wednesday, January 23, 2013
How do you judge when it's cold out or when it's just New England typical weather?
It's definitely cold out this week, with winter reminding us we live in New England. What made you shiver this morning? Taking the dogs out? Standing at the bus stop? One reader said "you know it's cold out when the wet clothes in the dryer are frozen." Finish this sentence for us in the comments: You know it's cold out when ...
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…
Friday, January 20, 2012
The weekend storm is expected to bring three to five inches of snow in Canton.
Saturday just may be the perfect day to hunker down with a good book or movie and relax. Well, that is unless you have shoveling duty. The National Weather Service is predicting three to five inches to fall on the Canton area during Saturday's storm. The snow is expected to hit before 4:00 p.m. and bring a few inches of the white stuff to town. The new snow accumulation total is three to five inches, according to the NWS. The high temperature will be 26 degrees with a low of 15 in Canton on Saturday. That is perfect weather to stay inside with a hot cup of cocoa. Or hit the slopes for some skiing and sledding. Stay safe on the roadways tomorrow!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Take precautions in extreme cold weather.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Baby, it's cold outside. Now, time to bundle up. Before you head out, review these tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. “As we enter the time of year when we can expect extremely low temperatures and wind chills, we all must take precautions to minimize the dangers presented by such severe weather,” stated MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Take extra care with furry friends during the bitter, cold weather.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Now that winter has arrived, the temperatures are bitter and biting. “As the harsh winter months settle in, it is important that you think about keeping your pets safe from all of the dangers that the season can present,” Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Kurt Schwartz said. “MEMA offers some tips to help insure your pet’s safety.” For additional information about keeping your pets safe, go to the State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team (SMART) website at www.smart-mass.org. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MEMA …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Prepare your car for the season, Canton.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has issued information to help people prepare for another New England winter season. “Since approximately 70% of winter deaths related to snow and ice occur in automobiles, now is the proper time for individuals and families to take the necessary steps to ensure their safety on the roads during the upcoming Winter Season,” said MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz. “Winter weather can present challenges that can be made easier with some basic planning.” AUTOMOBILE SAFETY TIPS WINTER EMERGENCY CAR KIT The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Snow is coming back to Canton tonight and Thursday.
After a teaser of spring weather last week, Canton will be experiencing more winter after all. The National Weather Service is predicting about one to two inches of snow tonight, starting after midnight. Snow will continue before 1:00 p.m. Thursday and then turn to rain, making for a wet, messy day. Snow showers will return again Thursday night. But no need for shovels this time around. The National Weather Service is forecasting only another inch to accumulate Thursday. Two to three inches is nothing for New Englanders–and sure beats a blizzard. The inch of snow that fell on Monday made for a cold and wet second day of spring. Expect sunshine and a high temperature of 37 degrees on Friday and temps in the 30s over the weekend.
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…
Monday, February 21, 2011
An extra four days need to be made up at the end of the year.
Although Mother Nature has given the region a small break with temperatures in the 50s and melting snow this past week, the National Weather Service is predicting two to four inches of powder today. Thanks to the start of February Vacation, there is no school today and no chance of a snow day for Canton public school students. The district has already added four days to the school year in order to make up for the four snow days they have had to date this winter. The last day of school has been moved from June 20 to June 24. “The overall amount of days we owe to snow is four,” Superintendent of Canton Public Schools Jeff Granatino said. “It is a little below the average” for the winter. “We are hoping to get through the next few weeks …