Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Schools are closed today, Tuesday, March 19.
Happy Snow Day, Medfield! The Medfield Public Schools are closed today due to the weather. All programs at the Pfaff Center are also cancelled today because of the weather. This is Medfield's fourth snow day of the year; and, yes, tomorrow IS the first day of Spring. TELL US: How much snow did you get at your house? Tell us in the comments or, better yet, show us a photo.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Plan Ahead: Medfield could see 12-24 inches falling at 2-3 inches per hour, white-out conditions, gusts up to 55mph.
The National Weather Service has issued an official "blizzard watch" for a "potential historic winter storm and blizzard" that could drop as much as two feet of snow on the region. The NWS predicts Norfolk County could get 12 to 24 inches of snow during this storm. The NWS also warns residents that: The storm alert warns drivers that "White-out conditions will be possible making travel very dangerous. Be prepared to alter any travel plans." Timing -- Light snow develops by Friday morning. Snow will increase in intensity during Friday afternoon. The heaviest snow will occur Friday night into Saturday morning. Impacts -- Heavy snow and strong winds will bring the potential for blizzard conditions. The worst of the storm will be Friday …
Monday, October 29, 2012
According to J. D. Power and Associates, overall customer satisfaction is measured by using six factors: billing and payment, price, corporate citizenship, communications, customer service and field service.
Northeast Utilities subsidiaries NSTAR Gas and Yankee Gas have earned the top two rankings in customer satisfaction among residential natural gas customers in the Eastern U.S., according to a recently released J. D. Power and Associates survey. The survey of 10 of the east region’s midsized gas utilities puts NSTAR Gas of Massachusetts at the top of the list, followed closely by Yankee Gas of Connecticut. “Our unyielding attention to customer satisfaction and reliable service is clearly having a positive impact on how our customers view us,” said Rod Powell, President of NSTAR Gas and Yankee Gas in a press release. “Natural gas is increasingly the fuel of choice in our region and local residents are putting their trust in us to keep their …
National Grid advises residents to chill fridge, fill tub with water, turn off propane tanks, avoid phone, check on elders, prepare emergency supply kit, etc.
National Grid lists the following tips for customers, on its website, to minimize inconvenience and maximize safety in the event that storm-related power interruptions do occur. IMPORTANT: People who depend on electric-powered life support equipment, such as a respirator, should let National Grid know. To register as a life support customer, call the company’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-322-3223. Tips to weather the storm include: For more information, visit National Grid's website.
NSTAR says it has secured contractor crews from as far away as the states of Texas and Washington to help New England.
With Hurricane Sandy moving its way northward and expected to impact our region on Monday and Tuesday, NSTAR’s preparations for a significant impact on its electric grid are well underway, according to www.nstar.com. In addition, For a full copy of the statement, click here.
National Grid issued a statement on Sunday outlining how they are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy in New England.
National Grid said on Sunday that it continues to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy to New England. National Grid has been, and will continue to stay in contact with local and state emergency and public safety officials. On Friday, the company’s community liaisons initiated contact with their respective local officials and first responders and they will be in touch with them again on Sunday or early Monday. During last year’s October snowstorm, National Grid piloted a “community liaison” program, where an employee was stationed in the emergency operations center of the hardest-hit communities to serve as a direct link between community and company officials. The program was so successful that it was expanded and adopted as a best…
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. This is a constantly changing storm and a more northern track, which is possible, would bring more significant impacts into New England. Receive updates to this story and other breaking news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our newsletter here 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 …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Medfield Police Chief Robert Meaney Jr. said no damages were reported from Wednesday's storm.
Medfield survived Wednesday’s severe storms with no damage reported around town, according to Medfield Police Chief Robert Meaney. “There was no damage from the storm that was reported to us,” he said. “I left the station around 10 p.m. and the radar was clear at that point so there should not have been any damage after that.” Wednesday’s storm produced tornados in Western Massachusetts, with Springfield being hit the hardest, and tornado warnings in Medfield. Meaney parked at Hospital Hill Wednesday to watch for any indication of a tornado forming but reported there was no activity. Medfield was hit with heavy rain and hail and was advised by the National Weather Service to be under tornado watch until 11 p.m. Wednesday. Meaney’s …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
February could not leave without one more snowfall.
Surprise! Mother Nature greeted Medfield with a little over three inches of snow Sunday and a wintry mix is in the forecast for Monday. The National Weather Service is reporting a wintry mix early Monday morning with a chance of freezing rain before 9 a.m. and then rain and patchy fog throughout the day. Expect a high around 44 degrees with wind gusts as high as 34 mph, chance of precipitation is 100 percent and new precipitation amounts will likely range between three quarters and one inch, the NWS said. The wintry mix is expected to continue into Monday night, with rain and snow likely in the forecast before 3 a.m. and then a slight chance of snow between 3 and 4 a.m., according to the NWS. A quarter to a half an inch of new …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Town's snow budget continues to take a hit this winter.
This has been a winter for the record books as 72.15 inches of snow has fallen on Medfield this season, according to Medfield Weather. February's first storm hit Medfield for 9.75 inches and brought a messy wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain, causing dangerous travel conditions. There have been nine snow days in 2011 with another storm possibly hitting the area on Saturday and another early next week, according to the National Weather Service. This winter season has provided many around town with plenty of headaches and sore muscles from shoveling, but it has also been a season full of frustration for the Department of Public Works and the town administration handling the snow budget in a recession. "This is going to be a …