Monday, March 18, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Norfolk County, including Medfield, for Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Norfolk County, including Medfield, beginning Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon. The NWS is reporting a “significant winter storm” is likely to hit the area Monday night into Tuesday. The storm is expected to deliver a “period of heavy snow followed by sleet,” according to the NWS. Some areas will be hit with mostly freezing rain. In Medfield, snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches is possible, along with a trace of ice. Snowfall will likely begin Monday evening before tapering off Tuesday afternoon with heaviest precipitation late Monday into Tuesday morning. “This will result in treacherous travel conditions later Monday night into at least Tuesday morning,” the NWS …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Here's a glance at the Medfield safety log for Friday, March 8, the day of the latest storm.
Friday, March 8 (snowstorm) 7:13 a.m., Preservation Way. Vehicle (1999 red Toyota) abandoned on Spring Street that was able to be moved onto Preservation Way. Was ticketed and towed. 7:22 a.m., Pine Street and Flint Locke. Caller reported a tree down. Fire Department moved tree to side of road. 8:20 a.m., Upham Road and Main Street. E911 caller said she was stuck in the snow at Upham Road and Main Street. At 8:22 a.m., she was on her way. 9:22 a.m., Granite Street. E911 caller said he was just in a car accident; minor damage, no injuries. Vehicles were a 2003 Honda Civic and a 2003 GMC pickup. 10:17 a.m., Main Street. Several callers reported a tree branch is in the power lines near 310 Main Street and it is smoking. NSTAR notified and…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Storm has passed but DPW needs full access to the roads to clean up.
Police Chief Robert Meaney Jr. says that drivers should stay off the roads "except for extraordinary situations that can't wait." The roads are still snow covered and vehicles are having difficulty with even slight grades, Meaney said. There are also large branches down around town that are partially blocking roads, and earlier today Pine Street was closed while NSTAR dealt with a downed wire. When the snow finally stops, the DPW will still need several hours to catch up with plowing and treating the roads. "The optimal situation for the various DPW [drivers] is to be able to clear the roads without competing with unnecessary traffic," Meaney said.
Short answer: Too much. Better answer: This LIVE map will tell you.
How much snow has fallen in Medfield? The short answer may be "too much" but the map above, provided by the National Weather Service, gives us a better idea of the total snowfall in our area over the past three days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Medfield Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
It's still snowing.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! That's what the kids said Thursday night and it worked -- No School Today! Friday, March 8 As of 6 a.m., the unofficial recorded Medfield Patch snowfall is seven inches. Medfield Public Schools are closed. Let us know what it looks like at your house this morning (snow outside, kids inside, etc.) How will you spend your snow day? Thursday, March 7 As of 11 p.m. Medfield had received nearly five inches of snow over the course of the day. How do things look at your house this morning? Tell us in the comment section below and share your photos here, too.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Medfield could get another 6 to 10 inches of snow.
UPDATED: 2/21/13 at 10pm Snow, snow, and, yes, more snow! Yet another snowstorm is headed our way this weekend, starting Saturday night and going into Sunday during which Medfield could see nearly a foot of new snow. On his blog, WHDH meteorologist Pete Bouchard says snow will start up on Saturday afternoon. "After midnight, the storm will get a little meatier. Snow intensity will increase into Sunday morning. Heavy snow through Sunday morning. Tapering to flurries by mid afternoon on Sunday," Bouchard writes. That could be bad news for folks coming home from February vacation. As of now (and this could change), forecasts call for anywhere from 6 to 10 inches of new snow in the Medfield area. If you're planning to stock up for the storm, …
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
Due to the anticipated snowstorm, Medfield Public Schools will release students early on Friday.
UPDATED, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Schools will be CLOSED on Friday. The following is a memo issued by the Superintendent of Schools Robert Maguire this afternoon. Please note that parents should continue to monitor news outlets in case the weather forces the district to close entirely on Friday. TO: Parents FROM: Robert C. Maguire, Superintendent of Schools SUBJ: Early Release on Friday, February 8 DATE: February 7, 2013 With the impending storm predicted for tomorrow, we are planning the early closing of our schools on February 8th. We are announcing this decision at this time to allow you to make plans and to insure the information is communicated clearly. We will follow the usual half day early release schedule and no lunches will …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Residents should expect between three and five inches of snow on Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Updated: Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. Medfield can expect between three and five inches of accumulation during tonight's snowstorm, according to www.weather.gov. The weather forecast looks like this: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Norfolk County for Monday night and Tuesday morning. According to weather.gov: * Impacts: Slick roadways and poor visibilities. With the light nature of snow, blowing and drifting of snow will be possible. The Tuesday morning rush hour across New England is expected to be impacted. * Winds: Southeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. * Temperatures: In the lower 20s. * Traffic: Motorists need to be especially careful on bridges and overpasses where slippery spots can easily develop.