Saturday, February 9, 2013
Thanks to the blizzard, Hamilton and Wenham expecting as much as 2 feet 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 Hamilton-Wenham Patch's coverage area.
Friday, February 8, 2013
One central place to keep up with all the blizzard news and to share what you know with your Hamilton and Wenham neighbors.
Saturday, 12:55 p.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick is about to announce that the driving ban for Hamilton and Wenham will be lifted at 4 p.m. Saturday, 12:30 p.m.: National Grid says that the 41 homes without power on Chebacco Road will get power restored by 1 p.m. Saturday, 8:46 a.m.: Wenham Museum announces that it will be closed on Saturday. Saturday, 8:45 a.m. National Grid crews have begun work on the power outage along Chebacco Road. Power is expected to be restored by 11 a.m. A low-hanging wire is blocking the road for larger vehicles. Saturday, 8:01 a.m.: The driving ban remains in place under an executive order of Gov. Deval Patrick. Saturday, 7:40 a.m.: The MBTA announces it will not likely resume service on Saturday for any services, …
Is the grocery store out of bread? Are people packing the hardware store? Take a picture of how you are prepared for the storm and upload it here!
Have you been rushing around to get everything done before the full force of the blizzard arrives Friday? Maybe you've been busy running to Crosby's Market in classic New England fashion and buying your milk, bread and canned goods? Did you run to Dawson's Hardware and buy a new shovel or salt? Or, maybe you're a Department of Public Works employee getting the plow ready? We want to see what you're been up to getting ready for the storm. Post your photos of what you've seen in the stores and what you are doing around your house to get ready to our media gallery above by clicking the green "upload photos and video" button above! What are you buying to prepare for the storm? How did you get ready for the blizzard? Tell us in the comment …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The last MBTA commuter train will leave Boston much earlier than usual on Friday because of the approaching blizzard.
The MBTA plans to completely halt service on Friday afternoon as the incoming blizzard is expected to really be firing up. In general, the T said service will end at about 3:30 p.m. on all subways, commuter rail trains and buses. The final train to Hamilton-Wenham station will leave North Station in Boston at 3:20 p.m. It is train No. 175 and is scheduled to arrive at Hamilton-Wenham at 4:04 p.m. The final inbound service to Boston will end across the commuter rail network at 3:30 p.m. The T has not announced when service will resume.
Hamilton has enacted a parking ban starting midday on Friday.
Hamilton has enacted a parking ban that will go into place at noon on Friday. It was announced on Thursday evening at about 7:15 p.m. via a Connect-CTY phone and e-mail message. It is the first time that a townwide parking ban has been enacted since Town Meeting voters approved changing the winter parking rules in October 2011 to a bylaw that bans on-street parking in the winter only when a parking ban is announced based on a forecast for 4 inches or more of snow. The parking ban will remain "until the weather emergency has been lifted," the announcement said. The ban means that on-street parking is banned all over town, except by Fire Department, Police Department, Department of Public Works and "other public safety and public utility …
White out conditions are expected as the storm intensifies through Friday and into Saturday.
What began as a blizzard watch for Hamilton and Wenham on Wednesday has now been upped to a blizzard warning on Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued the warning for the majority of eastern Massachusetts on Thursday afternoon, as it anticipates about 2 feet of snow to descend upon the area Friday into Saturday. "White out conditions are anticipated as roads become snow-covered by the Friday evening commute," the warning states. "Strong north-northeast winds are anticipated with gusts up to around 60 miles per hour, resulting in blowing and drifting of snow. Damage to trees and structures along with scattered power outages are anticipated." Residents can expect the potential of snow falling at 3-to-4 inches per hour and …
A storm moving into the Hamilton and Wenham area first thing on Friday maybe more than just a snowstorm, forecasters now say it has the potential to be a blizzard that combines heavy snow and strong winds.
Friday’s storm is shaping up to be on par with some of the most legendary winter storms in New England history, according to meteorologists. Wednesday afternoon forecasters, including the National Weather Service, said the storm would deliver more than just a lot of snow - it has the potential to be a blizzard. That had caused the weather service to issue a blizzard watch for Hamilton and Wenham as well as much of eastern Massachusetts. The watch means that “there is a potential for considerable falling and/or blowing snow with sustained winds or frequent gusts over 35 miles per hour and visibilities below a quarter mile for at least 3 hours.” The watch is in effect from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. Forecasters warn that …