Wednesday, February 6, 2013
There is a potential for significant snow accumulation with a snowstorm slated to move in on Friday.
It’s still two days away, but weather forecasters are already sounding the alarm about a snowstorm headed our way on Friday that could the the largest since Boxing Day in 2010. The storm is forecasted to arrive two days after the 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978. While Friday’s storm will be nowhere near the legendary storm in the late 70s, it could bring a foot of snow and be the largest storm to hit the area since the day after Christmas in 2010. “I think it's time to prepare for the biggest storm since December 26th and 27th of 2010,” WHDH-TV chief meteorologist Pete Bouchard writes in his latest blog post. “For the snow hounds, your ship might have finally come in.” Bouchard said there are several factors that lead him to …
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. …
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 …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
For some people, the 4 inches of snow that fell on Wednesday morning was a surprise.
Wednesday's morning's snowstorm was just the second measurable snow of the winter and came at the most inopportune time -smack dab in the middle of the morning commute. Most North Shore schools - including the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District and Pingree School - were not cancelled or delayed. Most businesses were open as usual and drivers embarked on their usual commute as the snow was coming down. The slippery roads contributed to several crashes in the two towns - none serious - including one that left a vehicle on its roof on Highland Street in Hamilton. The storm was not preceded by the days of unending hype that typically comes with storms in New England. The storm came just two days after a January thaw ended that saw …
A winter weather advisory has been issued for Wednesday.
A small snowstorm is expected to roll in just as the morning rush hour starts on Wednesday. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Hamilton and Wenham through 3 p.m. because 2-4 inches of snow is expected. The storm could actually end up being the biggest storm of the year in the two towns, where only 3-4 inches of snow fells on Dec. 30 in the first storm of the winter. “The snow will continue through mid morning, but probably change to rain and sleet by late morning or early afternoon before tapering off,” the weather service said in issuing its advisory. Untreated roads are expected to be slippery on Wednesday morning with reduced visibility too.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
How much snow did you get at your home?
What does the overnight snowstorm look like outside your home? Upload photos from your neighborhood and take a look at snow photos from other areas of Hamilton and Wenham. About 3 inches accumulated after the storm started as rain. But in the end, it left the look of a winter wonderland all over both Hamilton and Wenham. Click "Upload Photos and Videos" and show us what it looks like where you are.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
A few inches of snow are expected to accumulate on Saturday night in what will be the first accumulating snow of the winter.
The first significant accumulation of snow of the winter is expected on Saturday afternoon and evening, with at least a few inches expected in Hamilton and Wenham. The snow is expected to begin early Saturday afternoon and last through Sunday morning. A winter storm warning was issued early Saturday morning by the National Weather Service for noon Saturday through 7 a.m. on Sunday. The heaviest snowfall is expected between 5 p.m. on Saturday through 1 a.m. on Sunday. The storm will, of course, making driving difficult and reduce visibility. Travel will be slow at best on well treated surfaces and quite difficult on any unplowed or untreated surfaces,” the weather service said. Last year, Hamilton officials changed the winter parking rules …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A storm that is forecasted to move across New England on Wednesday night through Thursday is unlikely to bring any snow to Hamilton and Wenham.
Only rain is expected in Hamilton and Wenham from a storm on Wednesday night and Thursday that could drop as much as a foot of snow to the north. Wednesday night's storm will be "loaded with moisture and energy as well as warm air" and keep it almost entirely rain in Danvers, writes WHDH-TV meteorlogist Jeremy Reiner in a blog post on Christmas Day. It was exactly two years ago - the day after Christmas (Boxing Day) that more than a foot fell on the North Shore. The precipitation will start between 8-10 p.m. on Thursday and may be snow for a short time to start. Then it will change to rain and a total of 1-2 inches of rain will fall, with gusty winds too on Thursday morning and early afternoon. A more serious threat of accumulating snow is…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Three storm, all with a chance for slight snow snow accumulation but mostly rain storms, are headed toward the two towns during the next few days.
An active weather pattern starts on Sunday and will continue through the middle of next week, according to the National Weather Service. On Sunday, there is "better forecast agreement" but there is "continuing uncertainty" for the forecast midweek. Most of the precipitation is forecasted to be rain in Hamilton and Wenham. Starting on late Sunday morning, the first storm may start as snow but changeover to rain. Possibly up to an inch of snow and possible ice accumulation will happen in areas to the north of the Massachusetts Turnpike and west of the I-495. There is no more than an inch of snow is expected in Hamilton and Wenham. A second storm will roll in on Monday night through Wednesday. It will be a coastal storm that will mostly be …