Monday, January 21, 2013
Snowfall to be followed by arctic cold front.
Reading and North Reading residents are gearing up for the latest blast from old man winter. A 1-2 punch is expect to roll across the region in the next couple of days, with a snowfall to be followed by a blast of frosty temperatures. According to the National Weather Service, a storm front will dump a possible 3 to 5 inches Monday night on the area. Temperatures will drop into the teens with light, variable winds. The snow will continue into Tuesday morning, with another 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible, ending around noon. As the snow leaves, the cold front will move in. Temperatures Tuesday night are expected to drop to 6 degrees with a wind chill of -7. Winds will be from 8-14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. On Wednesday, …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Storm is making a stronger push to the north and west.
What had been forecast to be a moderate winter storm for Reading, North Reading and the Greater Boston area is beginning to pickup momentum and could wind up packing a pretty good wallop. The latest forecast from the National Weather Service is now calling for Reading, North Reading and the surrounding area to get 4-8 inches of snow. Snow is expected to continue through the night and a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until Sunday at 7 a.m. Visibility on the roads is limited and fog is expected to roll in around midnight to 2 a.m. making it worse. The low temperature tonight will be around 28 degrees. There will also be steady north winds overnight around 16 mph. The snow may initially be mixed with rain near the coast, according to …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
When will Hurricane Sandy hit Massachusetts? The large storm is tracking to make her effects felt here starting Monday morning.
The latest forecasts show Hurricane Sandy hitting before the morning commute Monday, with high wind and flood watches in effect from Monday morning through the night. The National Weather Service issued the warnings for Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. WHDH's Jeremy Reiner said the worst of Sandy should be from 9 a.m. Monday until 2 a.m. Tuesday. "Within this period is our greatest risk of wind damage/power loss," Reiner wrote on his blog, noting that many towns will experience wind gusts over 40 miles per hour. Coastal cities and towns may see wind gusts between 50-60 mph and even some wind gusts near 70 mph out on the Cape and Islands. Reiner said the speed of the wind isn't as great a concern as the duration of the wind, …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency on Saturday afternoon, saying that the path of Hurricane Sandy, which is tracking north, could hit Sunday night and linger into Wednesday.
Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency and held a press conference Saturday afternoon to update to the public about how Massachusetts is preparing for the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Sandy is currently a category 1 hurricane rolling up the Atlantic and is expected to turn northwest on Sunday afternoon. Impact on New England from the storm is expected by Sunday night and could linger until Wednesday. "While we continue to hope for the best, we are planning for the worst," Patrick said. There may be coastal flooding, severe beach erosion, damaging winds, widespread power outages, and possibly 5 inches or more of rain. "This afternoon I declared a state of emergency commonwealth-wide," Patrick said. "This enables us to cut …
Sandy diminished in intensity last night but has picked up this morning, as Massachusetts keeps an eye on the potential 'Frankenstorm' path that's currently tracking up the eastern seaboard.
Update, 8:20 a.m. Saturday: According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), Sandy has been upgraded again to a hurricane, just hours after being downgraded to a tropical storm. In an 8 a.m. bulletin, the NOAA reported an Air Force aircraft found hurricane-strength winds again. Earlier, in its 5 a.m. bulletin, the NOAA issued warnings and watches to the Southeastern parts of the country, including Florida, but said those up the Eastern seaboard need to prepare for its impact. The storm is moving North-Northeast at 10 mph and an increase in intensity and speed possible tonight and Sunday, according to the NOAA. Sandy is currently considered to be "very large," with winds extending as far as 450 miles from its center. …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Bring in your plants as the cold temperatures could kill sensitive vegetation.
Time to bring in the plants to protect them from the cooler temperatures. The National Weather Service is expecting some frosty weather tonight and into Saturday morning for the Reading and North Reading area. The freeze watch is set late Friday night into Saturday morning. Temperatures are expected to be around 30 degrees. According to a statement from the NWS on Thursday, "below freezing temperatures could kill sensitive vegetation." This freeze could be the end of the growing season, the statement added. A freeze watch means "sub freezing temperatures are possible."
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Strong winds and hail are possible late Sunday afternoon.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Reading and North Reading on Sunday afternoon as a storm in central Massachusetts barrels towards the coast. The National Weather Service (NWS) said in a statement that the warning is in effect until 5:30 p.m., as the storm near Clinton moved northeast at 30 miles per hour. Damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour are possible with the storm, along with hail, "deadly lightning" and torrential rain, the NWS said. "Get to safe shelter now, inside a study building or in a vehicle," the NWS said. "Do not seek shelter under trees. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning." Driver should also stay alert for flooding roads and ponding of water on roadways, the NWS …