Thursday, February 21, 2013
Salem may end up getting between four and eight inches of snow this weekend.
The snow from the Blizzard of 2013 may be melting, but don't go putting the shovels away just yet - this weekend is bringing us more snow. A new snowstorm is headed our way for Saturday and Sunday, and Salem could end up seeing another 8 inches of snow before it's done. On his blog, WHDH meteorologist Pete Bouchard is calling for light rain along the coast Saturday with snow inland and snow everywhere by Sunday morning. There may also be some coastal flooding. "Heavy snow through early morning Sunday. Roads will be tough to travel, and yes, your flight will most likely be delayed or cancelled. (Although I don't run an airline, so I'll let them have the final word.)," Bouchard writes. As of now, forecasts call for 4 to 8 inches to fall …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Salem is expected to get between two and four inches of snow before the end of the day Sunday.
Though the first round of precipitation Saturday evening brought mostly rain to the city of Salem - that doesn't mean we're out of the woods just yet. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect rain showers to switch over to snow showers sometime after 2 p.m. Sunday. The total daytime snow accumulation will be about an inch. These light snow showers are expected to persist into the night Sunday with new snow accumulation between 2 to 4 inches possible before the sun rises for the Monday morning commute, according to Channel 7 Weather Expert Pete Bouchard's latest blog post. Salem Patch will keep you posted with all the latest Salem weather alerts throughout the day today, including whether or not the city …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Forecasters are warning that the timing of an approaching snowstorm may make the Monday afternoon and evening commute slippery.
There may be an inch or two of snow on the ground by Monday evening's commute, according to forecasters at WHDH-TV. "Don't expect a ton of snow, but a general 1-3" falls late Monday afternoon, through the evening, producing slick roads, perhaps in time for the ride home from work," writes meterologist Chris Lambert in his latest blog. Even though not much snow will fall, Lambert said that the snow "will create slick spots on the roads Monday evening and Monday night." The National Weather Service forecasts that the snow will start after 2 p.m. in Salem. The precipitation will change over to sleet later in the evening. The weather service predicts that less than an inch of snow will fall. Lambert also said the snow will change over to …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain late Wednesday into Thursday and bring wind gusts along the coast.
A little more than a week after 'superstorm' Sandy swept through Salem, residents may have to brace for another windy, rainy night on Wednesday. A nor'easter could blow into the area mid-week and the storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain from Wednesday into Thursday, according to WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Rainer. Rainer also wrote that coastal winds could gust between 40 and 60 miles per hour along the South Shore, Cape Cod and the islands, although winds "will be much lighter inland with this storm." The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook statement on Sunday afternoon, saying that strong to damaging northeast winds are likely especially across Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island late Wednesday into at …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Here are photos of opposing rainbows in the sky above Salem about 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Here's a fix of something light as Hurricane Sandy ramps up. Here are photos of opposing rainbows in the sky above Salem about 4 p.m. on Saturday. We've never seen rainbows stacked in opposite directions. It's probably the last we will see of clear skies for days. Also in the mix is a shot from George Allen above Fisherman's Beach at night. The streak of light is likely from a small plane, the trail of light a product of the extended photo exposure.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
If Hurricane Sandy knocks out power in Salem, one of the only connections to updates and information will be cell phones. Here are some good apps to have.
One of the best ways to stay connected if your power goes out during Hurricane Sandy is via your smartphone. Here's a list of some helpful apps to have on you smartphone as Hurricane Sandy bears down on Salem. Ping4Alerts: This is the newly released and heavily promoted app from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Get weather updates and other vital storm-related updates from the agency that is in charge of handling storm response in the Commonwealth. Available for iOS and Android. American Red Cross: This is the number one spot to find local shelters if you need it with the Shelters app and send out information via social networks to tell your friends and family you are safe with the Huricane App (for iOS and Android). In all, …
Friday, October 26, 2012
If storm takes more northern track, significant impacts possible to New England.
The latest track of Hurricane Sandy has the storm pushing farther west according to this morning’s meteorologist reports. The National Hurricane Center has the center of the storm going either into Southern New Jersey or Delaware. The storm has the potential to affect Salem's Haunted Happenings celebrations. This is a constantly changing storm and a more northern track, which is possible, would bring more significant impacts into New England. According to WHDH Meteorologist Chris Lambert, the current likely scenario would bring wind and rain Monday afternoon through Tuesday with wind gusts of 40-60 mph, mostly onshore, strongest at coast with up to 5 inches of rain expected throughout the storm’s duration. Power outages are likely, along…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The exact path remains a mystery, but forecast models indicate Hurricane Sandy won't just swing out to sea as she heads north.
Is your Halloween costume waterproof? Salem's Halloween might be a weather event to remember. "There is a consensus forming in weather forecast models that hurricane Sandy is unlikely to go out to sea," according to The Washington Post. It gets worse. The Washington Post goes on to report that Sandy will more likely merge with a cold front and transition into a "powerhouse, possibly historic" storm that forecasters expect to make landfall anywhere from the Mid-Atlantic states to northern New England or Canada. Oy. Chris Lambert on the WHDH weather blog reports that it will still be a few days until forecasters can say where Sandy -- or her "hybrid" remnants -- will make landfall, but the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place that …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A system likely to become Tropical Storm Sandy is on a track toward the East Coast.
Do you remember that snowstorm that dumped snow and slush just before Halloween last year? Well, get ready for another potential Halloween storm. This time it likely won't bring snow to New England, but it could bring heavy rain and damaging winds early next week. A tropical depression in the central Caribbean may strengthen to become a tropical storm by Tuesday (Oct. 23). Tropical Depression 18 had maximum sustained winds of only 30 mph on Monday afternoon, but the system is expected to intensify quickly and could be near hurricane strength (winds of at least 74 mph) as it approaches Jamaica on Wednesday. The tropical storm would be named Sandy, the 19th named storm of 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. National Hurricane Center forecasters …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
National Grid faced fierce criticism for its response to Hurricane Irene and an October snowstorm last year but said on Tuesday it is ready for heavy winds and rain on Tuesday night and Wednesday.
National Grid officials said on Tuesday that they are ready for the expected gusty winds and heavy rain that is forecasted to move into the area on Tuesday night. The utility company has come under fire for previous storm responses, including during a snowstorm last fall. In July, state Attorney General Martha Coakley proposed fining the company a record $16 million for what she said was an inadequate response to the October storm and also Hurricane Irene last August. The National Weather Sevice has issued a wind advisory for Salem that runs from 4 p.m. on Tuesday through 6 a.m. on Wednesday. “As a result, National Grid crews and support staff have been put on alert and are prepared to respond in the event of service interruptions,” …