Tuesday, March 19, 2013
An overnight snowstorm has cancelled Hamilton-Wenham schools.
The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District is closed on Tuesday. It is a snowday, announced Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey in an e-mail and phone message to students, parents, staff and faculty at about 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary said on its Facebook page that morning classes are cancelled but that afternoon classes will happen and administrative offices will open at 1 p.m. Pingree School is on spring break this week.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The two towns are expecting up to 3 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 total snowfall in the Hamilton-Wenham area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Hamilton-Wenham Patch's coverage area. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The heavy, wet snow predicted for this weekend's snowstorm could pull down trees and wires and cause power outages, and National Grid says it is ready.
National Grid said Friday that it is ready for a forecasted snowstorm this weekend that could include heavy, wet snow that could cause power outages. The company said it was preparing for the possibility of scattered power outages. And while the path of the storm was being monitored, crew assignments were being developed and equipment readied in anticipation of harsh weather. “Our storm preparation started in earnest several days ago so we could make sure we are in the best position possible to respond quickly and safely to potential outages that may occur as a result of this storm,” said Kathy Lyford, vice president, New England Operations said in an announcement issued by the company on Friday. “We are continuing to monitor the track and…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Hamilton-Wenham area could see around a half a foot of more snow Saturday night into Sunday.
There are still huge snowbanks everywhere from the Blizzard of '13, even after moderate temperatures this week, but Old Man Winter isn't done with Hamilton-Wenham. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in effect until Sunday at 1 p.m. for a storm that will pass through the area starting Saturday night. The forecast calls for 1-3 inches of snow on Saturday night and another 3-5 inches on Sunday, mainly before 4 p.m. Visibility won't be great either, as winds could gust as high as 43 mph on Sunday, blowing the snow around and producing wind chill values as low as -2 on Sunday night. The gusty winds will continue on Presidents Day, which will be sunny with a high near 32 but wind chill values as low as -4.
There's a wide range of possibilities for snow with a snowstorm that is moving in on Saturday night.
After last weekend's blizzard, we can take it. That's most people's thinking as they look at a forecast that contains predictions of some accumulating snow on Saturday night. After the possibility of light snow on Saturday morning, about 3-6 inches of snow will accumulate on Saturday night, according to WHDH meteorologist Pete Bouchard. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory. Saturday will actually start with a mix of light snow and rain that will "pester us" through the early afternoon. The more significant storm, where "90 percent of the snow" will fall, will start Saturday afternoon and last through Sunday morning. The snow will light and easily be blown around. The highest accumulations will be far from us on…
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, …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
A small storm will move in on Sunday at about the time of the Super Bowl kickoff.
The continuing theme of storms this winter will likely continue on Sunday evening - a small storm that will likely deliver just enough snow to make the roads slippery. "It's not a biggie, or a least it won't be as it moves over us Sunday afternoon and evening," writes WHDH-TV meteorologist Pete Bouchard in his recent blog post. "Nonetheless, roads may slicken a bit, and there might even be enough to put the plow blade down on Cape Cod...Despite all its potential, the amounts will leave the snow hounds wanting." Bouchard's forecast maps shows an expected 1-2 inches of snow for the immediate coast, including Cape Ann and areas to the east of I-95. Both Hamilton and Wenham are in that area. Just to the west, Bouchard predicts just a coating. …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Forecasters are warning the timing of an approaching snowstorm may make Monday afternoon and evening commute slippery.
There may be an inch of snow on the ground on Monday evening during the evening commute, according to forecasters at WHDH-TV. "Don't expect a ton of snow, but a general 1-3" falls late Monday afternoon, through the evening, producing slick roads, perhaps in time for the ride home from work," writes meterologist Chris Lambert in his blog. Even though not much snow will fall, Lambert said that the snow "will create slick spots on the roads Monday evening and Monday night." The National Weather Service forecasts that the snow will start between 3-5 p.m. in Hamilton and Wenham The precipitation will change over to sleet later in the evening. Based on the forecast, the weather service has issued a winter weather advisory that runs from 1 p.m. …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Less than an inch of snow fell on Monday night even as a winter weather advisory remains in place by the National Weather Service.
A winter storm watch was still in effect for Tuesday even though the storm ended on Monday night with less than an inch of snow. Very few schools in the area cancelled or postponed schools. Endicott College in Beverly announced Monday night it would open 2 hours late on Tuesday. The snow stopped falling by 10 p.m. with less than an inch of snow on the ground. At one point on Monday, forecasters - including most Boston TV meteorlogists and the National Weather Service - were calling for anywhere from 4-9 inches of snow in our area. We've dodged a storm that could have dropped at least 6 inches of snow. Are you happy about it? Or were you hoping the storm would hit? Let us know in the comments.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Another morning commuter may include snowfall on Tuesday.
For the second time in less than a week, a snowstorm may gunk up the morning commute. A winter storm watch has been issued for Hamilton and Wenham for Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. The watch means that there is the potential for accumulating snow of 6 inches or more in a 12-hour period or 8 inches or more in a 24-hour period. The snow is expected to start to fall late Monday afternoon or early Monday evening. The storm may impact the Tuesday morning commute and make roads slippery, the weather service said. It could the second time in six days that a morning commute includes snowfall. Last Wednesday, the morning commute was slow-going and included several accidents when a few inches of snow fell right at daybreak. Tuesday's …