Friday, February 8, 2013
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at…
Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
New England may be in shutdown mode as a giant blizzard barrels through the area, but the conversation is alive and well on Twitter and the rest of the Web. Follow our live chat from Friday morning through the duration of the storm for updates in your neighborhood and around the rest of the state. Patch editors will provide continuous updates, and Twitter feeds from public officials, safety personnel and residents will let you know what's happening outside your window. If you'd like to ask a question during the chat, simply add it in the comment section above. We can't get to every question but will try our best to provide as much information as we can.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Did you build a great snowman today? Is your car buried under a drift? Post a picture on Patch!
Got a great snap of the storm? We want to see! Post pictures and comments to this story and let's blog this blizzard together. If you would rather I post it for you, email me your comments and photos at email@example.com and I'll add them to the Westborough Patch collection! Take a look at our collection of photos from around Westborough. And a special thank you to everyone who has posted!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Photos show the beauty of the seasons here in Westborough.
A fresh snowfall can make for some interesting photography. Gary Kelley of Westborough submitted this summer and winter shot of a beautiful backyard garden in Westborough. Westborough Patch welcomes your photographs from the overnight storm. You can submit them right to our Website, just see below.
Heavy snow blankets Westborough.
The Blizzard Warning issued by the National Weather Service, and including the Westborough area, will remain in effect until noon today. Total accumulation is expected to be between 10 and 16 inches of snow. Snow fall may continue through the morning, tapering off by noon. Strong winds, with the potential produce snow drifts, should begin to die down by midday. Expect winds between 25 and 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 miles per hour. The National Weather Service warns that dangerous travel conditions will remain through the early morning.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Impending storm to bring heavy snow and wind throughout the night.
Just after noon today, Governor Deval Patrick declared a State of Emergency for Massachusetts. The impending storm is expected to dump heavy snow throughout the state causing widespread power outages, zero visibility, coastal flooding and beach erosion. Strong winds with gusts as high as 50 to 60 miles per hour are possible, especially along the coast. By declaring a State of Emergency, the Governor is able to use state assets, such as the National Guard, to help with response and recovery efforts during and after the storm. Westborough remains under a Blizzard Warning, which was issued by the National Weather Service and currently remains in effect until 6:00 p.m. on Monday. Heavy snow and potentially damaging winds have the potential to …
Police, Fire and DPW employees say home is the safest place to be during the storm.
With over a foot of snow expected to fall in the next 24 hours, police, fire and road crews were quick today to advise residents to stay home. "You've heard it said before – stay home. Let the town do its job," said Steve Winchell, Highway Leadman for the Department of Public Works (DPW). Winchell explained that Westborough has "37 pieces of equipment" on the roads to handle the coming storm. "This includes 1 ton trucks and 10 wheelers," he said. The DPW will start by covering the roads with a salt and sand mix. "The sand provides traction and the salt will work all through the storm," Winchell explained. "Once we get up to about 4 inches of snow, we add the plows." Some crews are assigned to clear the main roads, others are assigned …
Crowds fill grocery and hardware stores.
The day after Christmas is not considered a busy day for business owners, but Westborough is not expecting a typical day. With over a foot of snow expected tonight, people were scurrying around town all morning preparing to be homebound. "This is traditionally one of the slowest days of the year," said Jason Reynolds, manager at Roche Bros. "People are in buying. This is not normal," he commented as he looked toward long checkout lines. Reynolds said that the days after Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving are usually very quiet, but he felt the forecast for snow brought out large crowds throughout the morning. "If you ask them, they say they are doing regular shopping, but they aren't," Reynolds said. "Business always increases dramatically…
National Weather Service issues a blizzard warning for Sunday into Monday.
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- MaryJo Kurtz
Sunday, December 26, 2010
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a blizzard warning which includes Westborough. The warning is in effect beginning at noon today and it is expected to continue until 6:00 p.m. on Monday. The warning states that heavy snow, with possible accumulations of 12 to 16 inches, is possible during that time frame. Additionally, damaging winds averaging 30 miles per hour are expected with very low visibility. The heaviest snow is expected in the overnight hours of Sunday into Monday. The National Weather Service reports that up to 2 to 4 inches of snow per hour is possible. The wind is expected to pick up through Sunday night and remain heavy through the day on Monday. Residents are encouraged to stay indoors and to prepare for …