Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Gusty southern winds could cause minor tree damage and power outages on Tuesday night through early Wednesday.
Wind gusts as high as 50 miles per hour are expected on Tuesday night into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. A wind advisory has been issued for 4 p.m. on Tuesday through 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The advisory extends across most of eastern Massachusetts, including Salem, plus parts of Connecticut and Rhode Island. Strong southerly winds of 20-30 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hour are expected along the coast. The strongest gusts are expected in Salem between 7 p.m. on Tuesday through 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The winds will be strong enough to down trees and limb and could cause power outages, according to the weather service. The wind advisory was issued because either sustained winds are expected between 31-39 …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
As Isaac bears down on New Orleans and reminders of Hurricane Katrina flood the news, The North Shore remembers Hurricane Irene's one-year anniversary.
With Isaac bearing down on New Orleans and the 7-year anniversary of Hurricane Kartrina in the news, we couldn't help but think of the North Shore one year ago today during our own tropical weather experience — Hurricane Irene. In the days leading up to Aug. 28, 2011, the North Shore prepared for the storm by removing boats from the water, strapping down lose items outside and readying shelters. Residents reminisced about the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, Hurricane Carol (1954), Hurricane Gloria (1985) and Hurricane Bob (1991) as Hurricane Irene moved up the coast. On Sunday morning, rains and winds picked up, and as the day progressed downed trees, power outages and some flooding were reported throughout the region. Swampscott had…
Friday, August 10, 2012
Some of the typical Salem flooding spots were flooded again Friday evening as severe weather moved in.
Salem Streets flooded Friday night after storms moved through the area. Residents reported flooding on Beacon and Lathrop Streets, and flooding on Forrester Street was once again a problem despite the installation of flood gates. We snagged brief footage and a few flooding photos. Be sure to add your observations in the comments and attach your photos and videos to our article.
Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall rates are headed toward Salem, which has prompted a flood warning.
A flash flood warning is now in effect for Salem until 10 p.m. on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The warning was issued because of the heavy rain moving across the area as part of thunderstorms. The storms are headed northward and have already dropped one to two inches of rain in a short period of time, the weather service said. The warning, which was issued at 5:55 p.m. on Friday, includes all of Essex County. “Already reports have been received of roads becoming inundated with several inches of water in a very short period of time,” the weather service said in issuing the warning. “Flash flooding of small streams and urban areas is occurring or imminent.” The weather service said that anyone near a stream or creek …
The National Weather Service's watch will be in effect until 9 p.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch for Salem and surrounding communities. The watch, issued at 3:30 p.m. Friday, will be in effect until 9 p.m. for communities in Essex, Middlesex, Barnstable, Norfolk, Worcester, Bristol, Plymouth, Dukes, Natucket and Suffolk counties, according to NWS. A Hazardous Weather Outlook was issued earlier in the day. Downpours and damaging winds are expected.
Thunderstorms and damaging winds are expected Friday afternoon into Friday evening.
A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for Salem and surrounding communities. The National Weather Service (NWS) reported showers and thunderstorms will be rolling in Friday afternoon and evening. "Thunderstorms may contain very heavy downpours and cause localized street flooding. Some of the thunderstorms may also contain storm wind gusts," NWS reported. Some storms may be severe with damaging winds, according to NWS. If you catch any storm photos, add them to our pics and clips gallery.
Viewers should be able to observe around 80 "shooting stars" per hour during this year's Perseid Meteor Shower.
Hey Salem, be sure to keep your eye on the skies this weekend. According to Astronomy.com, the Perseid Meteor shower has some added bonuses this year: It will occur on a night when the moon is in its waning crescent phase, which means the moonlight won't interfere with your view of the dashing meteors, and it's on a Saturday night, which means people can stay up late and sleep in the next day. According to weather.com we have a 60 percent chance of rain so let's keep our fingers crossed for a period of clear skies. You don't even need a telescope. Just spread out a blanket, maybe a late-night picnic, lay back and enjoy. Where in Salem wil you be watching the shower? Perseid Meteor Trivia: If you snap a great photo of the shower, upload it …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Salem is under several weather watches and warnings.
Thunderstorms and flash floods are likely in Salem late this afternoon into this evening, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). "The main hazard will be damaging wind gusts and large hail…and even isolated tornadoes," according to an NWS statement. The flash flood watch goes into effect at 4 p.m. and will remain until Friday morning. Earlier this week, Forrester Street flooded during a quick moving storm. Last week several thousand residents lost power during severe thunderstorms. NWS urges Massachusetts residents to "keep and eye on the sky," for threatening weather. Be sure to stick with Salem Patch for the latest on the weather and any power outage information.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The majority of residents should expect a 3:50 p.m. restoration time, according to National Grid.
UPDATE: As of 3:15 p.m. the estimated time of power restoration for South Salem was moved up to 3:50 p.m. More than 5,000 Salem residents are without power after thunderstorms rolled through Salem on Wednesday afternoon. The majority of outages were concentrated in South Salem and extended into Swampscott, according to National Grid. The restoration time for South Salem residents is 4 p.m., according to the power company. Other scattered outages were reported in other areas including Salem Neck, locations around the Common, Collins Cove and the downtown area.
If it's safe to do so, feel free to add your storm observations and photos to our gallery.
Flooding and power outages came with thunderstorms that rolled into Salem Wednesday afternoon. As of 2:10 p.m. Salem was under a tornado warning, a severe thunderstorm watch, a severe thunderstorm warning and a flash flood warning, according to the National Weather Service. Also of 2:10 p.m. several outages had been reported via scanner and social media, but National Grid had not yet confirmed any of the outages or given a time for restoration. Before 2 p.m. — Incidents involving vehicles were reported on North Street and the Sgt. James A. Ayube II Memorial Drive. 2:03 p.m. — A tree on fire was reported on Palmer Street. 2:06 p.m. — Lafayette Street was reportedly without power. 2:13 p.m. — The Salem Fire Department was responding to …