Sunday, March 10, 2013
What is there to do in a two-day storm, but make the best of it. Show us your photos of Milford people making the best of a storm that dropped more than a foot of snow on us.
Do you see snowmen? Did you make a snow angel, or romp in the snowfall today? What did you do when school was cancelled. If you've gone outside in the yard, to play a little, share those photos with Milford Patch. Who knows, this could be the last gasp of winter.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Milford could see up to a foot of snow.
Thursday, February 21
Another weekend storm with heavy snowfall is expected to hit southern New England. The new snowstorm is headed our way for Saturday and Sunday, and Milford could see up to 12 inches of new 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 8 to 12 inches of new snow in a large swath of Massachusetts and southern New …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Do you agree with the governor's decision or was it too drastic?
All non-emergency drivers were ordered off the roads on Friday when Gov. Deval Patrick issued an executive order banning travel during the blizzard. (Editor's note: The ban is lifted statewide as of 4 p.m. Saturday.) Patrick's executive order is being praised by some and bashed by others, reported The Boston Globe. While former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was in charge of the commonwealth during the Blizzard of ’78, praised the governor’s move, others called the order “tyrannical” and say the strict ban and hefty fines were too much, according to The Globe. Those caught violating the ban would face up to a year in jail and a $500 fine. What do you think? Do you agree with the governor’s decision or do you think the travel ban …
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…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Snow from this possibly historic storm is predicted to become heavy during the Friday evening commute.
Are you ready for what could become the biggest winter storm since 2003? A blizzard warning is in effect from 6 a.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday. This "potential historic winter storm," is expected to drop 18 to 24 inches of heavy snow over Milford and the surrounding towns, according to the National Weather Service. Drawing comparisons to storms in 2005 and 2003 (22.5 inches and 27.5 inches in the Boston area), WHDH meteorologist Pete Bouchard blogged that this could be "the biggest snowstorm in almost a decade." Light snow will develop by Friday morning and become heavy late in the day, into the evening commute. The heaviest of the snow will fall Friday night into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Blizzard warnings are …
The area could see nearly two feet of snow.
New England is bracing for a blizzard this weekend. The Milford area could see some 2 feet of snow, the largest snow accumulation since 2010. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for most of eastern Massachusetts including Milford, calling it a "potential historic winter storm." We could see snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and wind gusts of more than 20 miles per hour. The storm is expected to make travel difficult by 2 p.m. Friday, although earlier in the day it should be just flurries and light snowfall, according to WHDH-TV meteorologist Pete Bouchard. “I think it's time to prepare for the biggest storm since December 26th and 27th of 2010,” Bouchard writes in his latest blog post. “For the snow hounds, your …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
It's going to snow this weekend, but how much will we get?
The state and national news networks, and National Weather Service, all agree on one thing: there is a storm coming to town for Friday and Saturday. What they don't agree on is how much snowfall you're going to see. Estimates range from 3 inches to nearly 2 feet. A report from Jim Arnold, weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Management Agency, said the storm will likely begin Thursday and could leave 10 to 15 inches across the area. The Weather Channel said the storm will likely peak Friday night around 10 p.m. They are focusing on two very different possibilities, one that could dump nearly 2 feet in the Boston area, the other showing less than 3 inches. Fox25 is keeping their estimate in the middle. "The heaviest snow band could …
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
The snowfall forecast is ticking upward for Milford and other areas of Worcester and Middlesex counties. Meteorologists at 7News just released a new map, showing Milford and surrounding areas south of Worcester could receive 4 to 6 inches of snow Saturday night, starting this afternoon and tapering off about midnight. The initial forecasts called for 2 to 4 inches in the area.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The snowstorm that began Wednesday coated Milford with snow, and made everything look a little prettier.
A few inches of snow is good, it's enough to make everything look pretty. Milford had a dusting of snow by Wednesday afternoon, enough to provide kids at Memorial Elementary School with some ammunition for a snowball fight outside the school. Kids came out of the school just as thick flakes were falling.
If the adage "In like a lion, out like a lamb" holds, then March will end on a sunny note.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. A wintry mix of rain and sleet and snow will give way Thursday morning to snow again by 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Snow will continue to fall through the day. One to 3 inches of additional accumulation is expected, on top of the snow from Wednesday. 2. A group of Milford students will take the Polar Plunge at Revere Beach Saturday, to raise money for Special Olympics Massachusetts. About 120 athletes at Milford High School take part in Special Olympics events. To support the effort, visit the team site. 3. Milford Community School Use is …