Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Up to 10 inches of snow could fall on the city from late Wednesday night through Friday morning.
Heavy, wet snow and strong winds are in the forecast for Attleboro as well as the rest of Eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and portions of Connecticut and New Hampshire. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the area that will be in effect from late tonight through Friday morning. Accuweather reports Attleboro could receive six to 10 inches of snow by Friday morning. "Unfortunately, there is still some uncertainty regarding exact snowfall amounts, but this storm will have a significant impact on Southern New England," the NWS' website states. The NWS says this will be a "long-duration storm" that could make traveling difficult, especially late Thursday into Friday morning. "Heavy" snow is expected to begin …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
National Weather Service now says 2-4 inches this weekend, with 3 to 6 in the hills.
Less snow than expected is headed this way. The National Weather Service in Taunton has reduced its forecast to two to four inches, with three to six inches in the hills. Friday's forecast had snowfall totals as high as 10 inches in some areas of Massachusetts. The weather service has issued a winter weather advistory for this area from 3 this afternoon to midnight Sunday.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Thanks to the blizzard, Wrentham is expecting up to 2 feet of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
Saturday, February 9
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Wrentham Patch's coverage area.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch as Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham prepare for 12-24 inches of snow and winds between 25-35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
Calling the pending storm "historic," the National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for 12-24 inches of snow to be dropped on Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham between Friday and Saturday. According to the NWS, the snow will start sometime after 10 a.m. and increase in intensity as the day goes on. The peak of the storm is expected to occur late Friday night into early Saturday morning with snowfall rates reaching up to 2-3 inches a hour. The snow is not expected to taper off until Saturday evening. Winds ranging from 25 to 35 MPH with gusts up to 55 MPH should add to the blizzard conditions and the weather service said visibility will be no better than a quarter-mile. The pending snow and poor conditions have resulted in the NWS declaring …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Cold temperatures are predicted for the area.
The National Weather Service is forecasting cold temperatures this week. Here are some tips, courtesy of the National Weather Service, to keep in mind during this Arctic cold. 1. Minimize outdoor activities, especially for the elderly and very young. 2. Dress in several layers of loose-fitting clothing rather than a single layer of heavy clothing. 3. Wear a hat, mittens and waterproof boots. Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs. 4. When using heating sources such as fireplaces, wood stoves and space heaters, be sure to ventilate them correctly. 5. Test smoke alarms and keep carbon monoxide detectors handy. 6. Bring pets out of the cold. Don't assume they can handle the cold. If you are not warm, they are not either.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
There is a high wind watch in effect Monday morning through Monday night.
The latest forecasts show earliest effects from Hurricane Sandy hitting before the morning commute Monday, with high wind and flood watches in effect from Monday morning through the night. Sunday, the National Weather Service issued the warnings for Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. WHDH's Jeremy Reiner said the worst of Sandy should be from 9 a.m. Monday until 2 a.m. Tuesday. "Within this period is our greatest risk of wind damage/power loss," Reiner wrote on his blog, noting that many towns will experience wind gusts over 40 miles per hour. Coastal cities and towns may see wind gusts between 50-60 mph and even some wind gusts near 70mph out on the Cape and Islands. Reiner said the speed of the wind isn't as great a concern as the…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Severe thunderstorms expected to bring torrential rainfall later today and tonight.
The National Weather Service is predicting a rough day for residents of Massachusetts and said earlier today they plan to release weather watches as the day progresses. The first watch has just been issued for flash flooding. The flash flood watch will go into effect at 4 p.m. The region can expect thunderstorms later today, with some being severe. These storms may produce heavy downpours, with 2 to 4 inches of rain possible in these storms. The NWS says this could result in flooding. A flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Other hazards expected from any severe thunderstorms today include damaging wind and large hail. The NWS says isolated tornadoes are also possible today. The greatest risk for …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The following is from the National Weather Service.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Monday, July 23, 2012
Monday: A slight chance of showers between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30-percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Monday Night-A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20-percent. Tuesday-A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 5pm. Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40-percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Wrentham could see freezing temperatures Friday night, endangering planted crops and vegetation.
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Freeze Watch for late Friday night through Saturday morning. According to the NWS, Wrentham and much of Massachusetts, as well as Northern Connecticut and Rhode Island, could see temperatures in the upper 20s and 30s starting Friday midnight and continuing through 8am Saturday. "A Freeze Watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible," the NWS warning reads. "These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation." GardenGuides.com states that in possible freezing conditions, smaller plants should be moved indoors if possible. In order to protect larger plants, add extra mulch at the base or cover the plants with sheets or burlap. Remember another April freeze or have …