Tuesday, September 4, 2012
You may have figured this one out, but close the windows.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for Massachusetts, including Reading and North Reading, with remnants of Isaac bringing heavy rainful and flooding potential to the area, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy rain and possible flooding is expected into Wednesday, with the latest forecast suggesting the strongest rains across the northern part of the state, where totals of up to four inches are possible. In Reading and North Reading up to two inches are expected. Tonight, predicts the NWS, showers and possibly a thunderstorm is predicted, as well as showers and storms into Wednesday, mainly before 5 p.m. Patchy fog, too, is a concern.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The residents of 13 Shirley Ave. in North Reading had a tree fall on their home Wednesday during the storm.
Due to a severe thunderstorm Wednesday afternoon, two trees fell on Shirley Avenue and one fell on a house. According to the Fire Department, the residents should be able to return home tonight. Residents of 13 Shirley Ave. were lucky no one was in the bedroom on the second floor of the home when a tree came crashing down on the house, according to the Fire Department. The occupants evacuated immediately after the tree struck. The tree penetrated a second floor bedroom wall and the roof in three spots. Water rushed in through the roof and electrical service had to be shut down. There was structural damage to the roof and an emergency board crew worked on the house this afternoon.
Two trees are down on Shirley Avenue, one hit a house.
Due to a severe thunderstorm this afternoon, two trees fell on Shirley Avenue and one fell on a house. No one was injured, however the home suffered significant damage. The roof of 13 Shirley Ave. was hit by a tree, causing water to pour in through the light fixtures. Another tree fell next to 10 Shirley Ave. and is blocking the roadway. Neighbors Julie Emrich and Bella McDonald said they heard the tree crash and their house shook. "It was really scary," Emrich said while standing outside watching the clean up. The Fire Department and DPW crew were on scene to clean up the trees.
Here are some photos of the damage from Wednesday's storm.
Severe thunderstorms caused damage in North Reading including a tree falling on a house, a tree falling and blocking Shirley Avenue, uprooted trees, a house on Elm Street was hit by lightning causing a power surge, debris in the roads and more. Do you have any photos from the damage? Add them to our gallery by clicking Upload Photos and Videos. Did you hear the thunder and hail? Watch the lightning? Were you driving during the storm? Tell us about your experience in the comments section.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory today due to hot temperatures and high humidity that could lead to heat illnesses.
Today is going to be a scorcher, with heat index values up 101 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The high predicted for the Reading and North Reading area is 97. The NWS issued a heat advisory early this morning that is in effect from noon to 7 p.m. and says that with the heat indices so high, it could result in "dangerous conditions for those spending prolonged periods of time outside." "The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible," says the NWS. "Avoid prolonged work in the sun or in poorly ventilated areas. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned environment, stay out of the sun and check in on relatives and neighbors." Here …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Snow will fall during most of Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
North Reading may see 2 to 4 inches of snow over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the area with snow showers expected Friday night and steady snow on Saturday. The steady snow should taper off by 5 p.m. Saturday and then snow showers are expected Saturday night. The snowy conditions will be joined by fog and winds that may exceed 20 mph. NWS said there is a “moderate to high probability that winter weather advisorires will be needed for a portion of southern New England.” The heaviest snowfall should hit southeastern Massachusetts, but NWS warned that a shift in the storm track could result in changes in the type of precipitation and amount.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Read some tips on how to stay warm throughout the winter months.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) the following tips for staying safe in the extreme cold. "As we enter the time of year when we can expect extremely low temperatures and wind chills, we all must take precautions to minimize the dangers presented by such severe weather," stated MEMA Acting Director Kurt Schwartz. "To that end, MEMA presents these cold weather safety tips."
Friday, January 20, 2012
North Reading could receive two to four inches on Saturday.
More seasonable weather has arrived and the National Weather Service is calling for snow up to four inches in North Reading on Saturday. The storm is expected to move in around 9 a.m. and exit around dinner time, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to top out around 24 degrees with winds North-North East at 5 to 8 mph. The Massachusetts State Police have released the following tips for driving safety in the snow. Of course, the storm will hit durring the day Saturday so maybe it will be a good day for most to stay in and read North Reading Patch.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
North Reading will see some snow tonight, tomorrow and possibly Sunday.
Get your shovels ready. According to the National Weather Service, snow showers are expected this afternoon and evening. North Reading may also see some snow this weekend. There is a small chance of snow showers before 5 p.m. and tonight before 4 a.m. The chance for precipitation this evening is 90 percent, although the accumulation is predicted to be less than one inch. There is a 90 percent chance for snow on Saturday and a wintery mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet are expected on Sunday evening. The chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
These five stories had North Reading talking.
The storm, power outages and Brownie's Barkery had North Reading talking. 1. PHOTOS: Snowtober Storm 2. Brownie's Barkery Provides Healthy Dog Treats 3. Power Restoration Street Schedule 4. Local Economy Benefits From the Storm 5. How Does the Town Communicate With its Residents During A Major Incident?