Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Region expecting 2 to 4 inches of snowfall in the forecast, switching to rain around mid-morning.
A late winter storm making its way through the Lynnfield area will drop about 2 to 4 inches of snow before switching to a wintry mix and rain, according to Channel 7 weather in Boston. "Now I know what you're thinking. Does 2-4 really mean 12-18? No, no, no. We have this storm in-hand. We've analyzed this frontwards, backwards, upside down, sideways and diagonally. I'll leave it at that," wrote Channel 7 Meteorologist Pete Bouchard in his weather blog. Meanwhile, a winter storm warning from the National Weather Service will remain in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. The National Weather Service calls for 3 to 5 inches of snowfall on Tuesday, with wind gusts that could reach as high as 36 mph. Snow is likely to continue until 11 p.m. …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Snow expected to begin Monday night, with a messy Tuesday commute widely expected.
A winter storm watch will be in effect for the Lynnfield area from Monday evening until Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service forecast calls for snow starting late Monday evening and lasting overnight with a “significant impact likely on the Tuesday morning commute.” Wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour are possible. The National Weather Service forecast calls for no more than 5 inches of snowfall, although a rain/sleet mix will also be a factor during the storm. According to the NWS forecast, snow will mainly begin after 3 a.m. heading into Tuesday morning, and become all rain by 1 p.m. Tuesday. Some snow showers are also possible on Wednesday, but temperatures close to 40 are expected both Tuesday and Wednesday. The forecast …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Unexpectedly strong storm could end up bringing as much as 10 inches of snow to Lynnfield. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Lynnfield area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Lynnfield Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
March snowstorm brings a little more punch than expected. Key phone numbers here if you lose power or need emergency assistance.
If you lose power during the storm or have a downed tree or power line, inform the Fire Department at 781-334-5152. Those with other questions during the storm can call the Lynnfield DPW Snow Emergency Hotline at 781-334-9506. Also refer to the list of numbers below to stay safe and informed during the storm. Area Patch.com editors will be providing news alerts and updates throughout the storm. If you have an update about the storm to share with the community, including neighborhood outages or other safety hazards, email email@example.com. IMPORTANT NUMBERS & WEBSITES In an emergency, dial 911 and remember that personnel are likely responding to a large number of calls. Lynnfield Police Department: 781-334-3131 Lynnfield Fire …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Winter weather advisory in effect until early Friday afternoon. Winds, wintry mix, little snow accumulation expected.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect until Friday at 1 p.m., although at this point the Lynnfield area is only a few inches of snow. The snow that does fall in the area is expected to be heavy and wet, reports the National Weather Service, and most of the accumulation is now expected from Thursday night into Friday morning. The NWS snowfall prediction map shows the coastal Massachusetts area receiving 2 to 4 inches. Along with the snow, wind gusts are also expected up to 40 mph with temperatures mostly in the lower 30s during the storm. Elsewhere, the snowfall projection map on the WHDH.com website in Boston shows the Lynnfield area narrowly in the 1 to 3 inches zone, while areas further inland are expecting closer to 3 to 6 inches.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Rain and snow mix expected to turn to snow after 11 p.m. Forecasts still show uncertainty over expected amounts.
A winter storm watch is in effect for the Lynnfield area through Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. In announcing the area’s latest winter storm watch, the NWS cited the potential for heavy, wet snow and gusting winds, while acknowledging that the snowfall forecast continues to vary considerably. “Unfortunately there is still some uncertainty regarding exact snowfall amounts… but this storm will have a significant impact on Southern New England,” said the NWS. Before tapering off early Friday, the storm is likely to affect travel plans at its height, reported the NWS. Temperatures are expected to remain in the lower 30s throughout the storm, and wind gusts could reach as high as 35 mph. As of Wednesday noontime, …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Blizzard earlier this month consumed what was left of the year's initial snow and ice budget.
Selectmen have approved a request by the Department of Public Works for $150,000 for snow and ice removal - hopefully enough to get through the rest of the winter. On Monday night, Town Administrator Bill Gustus reported that the Blizzard of 2013 had cost Lynnfield $140,000 from its DPW budget alone, while the fire department would have also incurred costs from overtime and other storm-related needs. Gustus also reported that the Massachusetts Emergency Management Association is seeking a federal disaster declaration for the storm, which would allow the town to recover a portion of those costs. Last year, there was so little snow that the DPW actually finished with a small surplus in the snow and ice budget, while two years ago the town …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Wintry mix expected for Lynnfield much of Sunday with highs around 39.
A winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service will remain in effect until midnight Sunday. The forecast for the region now calls for 2 to 4 inches of snow north and west of Interstate 495. For the Lynnfield area, the NWS forecast calls for less than an inch of snow accumulation during the day on Sunday, with a high near 39. On Sunday night, the forecast calls for a rain/snow mix before 11 p.m. with a chance of snow after that – only 1 or 2 inches. Elsewhere, WHDH TV’s snowfall map is now predicting 2-4 inches for the Boston area and North Shore, with 4-8 inches in the Merrimack Valley. For Monday and Tuesday, sunny skies and temperatures in the 40s are expected to return, before more potential rain and snow comes up late in …
Lynnfield is expecting up to eight inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Lynnfield area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Lynnfield Patch's coverage area. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
No more than six inches of snow now expected in the region.
The weekend’s expected snowstorm is expected to start Saturday evening with a mix of rain and snow, likely changing fully to snow around 1 a.m. on Sunday morning. The National Weather Service has also established a winter weather advisory for the Lynnfield area starting 3 p.m. Saturday. The NWS forecast sees about 2 to 4 inches falling in much of this region, with 3 to 6 inches in higher elevations. Elsewhere, the forecast from WHDH TV in Boston also sees only 2 to 4 inches now falling in the Boston area, with 4 to 8 inches closer to the Merrimack Valley and New Hampshire. As seen on this graphic from the National Weather Service, the North Shore is close