Saturday, February 9, 2013
Winds and snow drifts, however, could continue through the weekend.
Snow is falling hard throughout the region and it is forecast to continue into Saturday afternoon. "I still think we'll see accumulating snow throughout the early part of the afternoon, but after 3 p.m., the storm may breath its last breath," wrote WHDH Chief Meteorologist Pete Bouchard in the Channel 7 Weather Blog. The storm will start to pull out to ocean by midday, Bouchard said. The snow will pull away with the storm, but the wind will pick up. "Blowing and drifting will be issues through early Sunday," wrote Bouchard. When all is over with, the National Weather Service is predicting, the storm will have dropped about two feet of snow on the area. Those totals were lowered from Friday morning predictions.
Scott Friedman, 21, has been missing since 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 8.
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Take a photo of the snow falling out your window right now - office, home, classroom, whatever - and upload it to Medfield Patch!
As the forecasted snowstorm moves into the Medfield area today, we're asking readers to submit their best photos of the snow outside their windows! Snap a photo out the window or door of your home, office, classroom, whatever and upload it by clicking the big button above this text. Cell phone cameras work just fine, too. And if you're an Instagram user, upload your best photos with that app as well! Be sure to get your up-to-the-minute storm coverage with the Medfield Patch Storm Center. NOTE: Only photos uploaded to the site will be featured; please do not email photos.
Thanks to the blizzard, Medfield is expecting up to 24 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth, it only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Medfield Patch's coverage area.
Friday, February 8, 2013
With another historic blizzard hitting Massachusetts, let's take a look back at the Blizzard of '78.
The Blizzard of ’78 has to be the most photographed and videoed winter storm in New England history. Images of stranded cars, battered coastlines and children playing in giant snowdrifts are all vivid memories of that historic storm. As New Englanders, we commemorated the 35th anniversary of the storm earlier this week – and now Mother Nature is celebrating herself with what could be one of the biggest snowstorms in history. As we hunker down for this storm, let’s take a look back at the Blizzard of ’78. Here are some fun videos from TV and radio broadcasts before, during and after the storm, as well as home movies on YouTube… Let’s start off with the TV news weather reports Here’s a radio broadcast from WBZ An old WEEI broadcast during …
Medfield Department of Public Works is ready for the Blizzard of 2013.
The snow has just started to fall in Medfield and the town's Department of Public Works is already hard at work. In fact, the DPW was ready on Thursday afternoon with all trucks filled with fuel and standing in queue, just waiting for the word to hit the streets. With the first snowfall, residents should expect to some trucks head out to pre-salt the main roads and intersections; this will help later in the storm when they have to add more salt. "Pre-salting helps a lot after the snow starts to fall because, then, you're working with two layers of salt to melt the snow," explained DPW Foreman Robert Kennedy, Jr. on Thursday as the staff got ready for the potentially historic storm. "At the beginning of the storm, we pre-salt the main …
Check out our list of book reviews.
What better way to spend the Blizzard of 2013 than with a good book? Medfield Patch blogger Stefanie Aucoin (a librarian at the Medfield Public Library) has done all the hard work for you. Check out her past book reviews and you're sure to find something that interests you. Past reviews include (among many others):
Check back often; we're updating this story often throughout the storm. Bookmark this page for local updates, safety tips, helpful hints, fun facts, and more.
Editor's note: Medfield-centric updates on the Blizzard of 2013 -- including cancellations, emergency notices, etc. -- will be posted here. Did we miss something, let us know and we'll add it to the list. SHOW US: Blizzard Outside My Window. When you look out your window, what do you see? Follow this link and upload your photos (and view the storm through your neighbor's eyes). UPDATES Saturday, Feb. 9 6:00 a.m. -- Snowfall now at 26 inches. The official total for the Blizzard of '78 was 27.1, the largest storm in Boston history was 27.5 inches in 2003 -- looks like 2013 will soon top the chart! Boston's Top 5 Snowstorms in History, according to WBZ's Todd Gutner 3:00 a.m. -- Man still missing in Noon Hill Reservation. Volunteers told …
The utility company notified its customers that it's ready for the storm.
NSTAR issued the following notice via email and voicemail to its customers on Friday evening. According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm is expected to arrive on Friday. NSTAR is prepared to respond quickly, and we want to make sure you have the information you need to be prepared. If you experience an outage, please call 800-592-2000 or go to www.nstar.com (via PC or mobile device) to report it. It's important that you report an outage even if you think your neighbors may have already reported it. The more information we have, the better we are able to improve our assessment of damage and make repairs. Most important, please stay safe. If you see a downed power line, always assume it's live; do not go near it, and never …