Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Sometimes not even two feet of snow can stop love.
Call it a blizzard story and a Valentine's Day story rolled into one. A Lowell couple -- Kathryn Jussaume and Jason Destroismaison -- had their wedding Saturday at Merrimack College, despite the historic blizzard raging across New England that day, reports The Lowell Sun. The couple had been planning their big day for months, and after the snow piled up they shoveled their way out of the driveway and got to their destination. The bride reportedly wore snowshoes. You can read the complete story here.
Monday, February 11, 2013
How do you feel the town handled the area’s 5th largest snowstorm in history? Let us know by posting a comment below.
The blizzard is over, the snowfall has stopped, and the clean-up is still underway. It's your turn to rate how well the down did (and continues to do) with the blizzard that sropped about two feet of snow on us. How would you rate the town's performance regarding blizzard safety and clean-up? Leave a comment below to give praise and thanks or express your frustrations. And as always, please be civil.
Check out the whole blizzard in two minutes.
North Andover saw a massive blizzard over the weekend, and some people captured it with creativity. Check out this Youtube video posted by Chris Ouellette showing the whole blizzard in time lapse. Can you name this area of town?
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The decision was made Sunday evening.
North Andover Public Schools will be closed Monday so crews can clean up after the weekend blizzard. The School Department sent out a reverse 911 alert Sunday evening letting parents know school was cancelled. North Andover got about two feet of snow over the weekend, and many of the town's roads are still a mess, as crews work to clear snow. The kids may be excited. Here are some places for them to go sledding.
There's still some clean-up left to do.
The weekend blizzard is gone, and the clean-up has begun. Unlike much of the northeast, North Andover is lucky. "The town is in relatively good shape, all things considered," North Andover Emergency Management Director Jeff Coco said Saturday night. There were a couple of reasons for this. 1. We Kept Power There were hundreds of thousands of people in Massachusetts without power Saturday, but none of them were in North Andover. "We had one line go down yesterday [Friday] evening, and the Grid got out there, in the storm, believe it or not, and had it restored by 9 p.m.," Coco said. Other than that, the town was powered throughout the storm. In fact, the local National Grid liaison went to the South Shore where there were massive outages, …
Light, fluffy snow on rooftops can act as a sponge for rain, which is in the forecast for Monday. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers these tips.
With rain in North Andover forecast for Monday, the Blizzard of '13 may not be finished wreaking havoc in Massachusetts. While temperatures dropped overnight on Friday resulting in light, fluffy snow, he Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) warns that fluffy snow piled high on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing rain and adding additional stress to structures. Relatively flat roofs are particularly vulnerable, MEMA says. In other cases, roof ice dams have formed causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. These conditions can accelerate the snowmelt. North Andover is expected to have periods of rain and snow Monday as well as a mix of the two at times. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
- On Patch
Saturday, February 9
The worst of the storm has crept up on the town.
The Blizzard of 2013 has dumped a whole lot of snow on the Merrimack Valley, and it's not over. Forecasts are calling for more than two feet of snow before the storm is done. WCVB is reporting the potetial for 30 inches. Friday night, the storm intensified to white-out conditions and snowfall of three inches per hour. Check here for the latest snowfall amounts. There have been no widespread power outages in North Andover, but along the coast there are hundreds of thousands of customers without electricity. National Grid is still unable to begin power restoration and may not be able to start until Sunday, with many roads shut down from the snow Saturday. When power restoration begins, it will be prioritized according to need. The Route 125 …
Thanks to the blizzard, North Andover is expecting up to 24 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 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 North Andover Patch's coverage area.
Not all meteorologists accept the name game, or acknowledge this storm as Nemo.
You've probably heard occasional—but perhaps not frequent—references to this winter storm as "Nemo." While it makes for some good jokes about that cute little orange fish, Nemo is not the brainchild of the Disney Corporation, but rather, a pre-determined name The Weather Channel gave to this latest storm. If you missed it: The Weather Channel in November announced it would name "noteworthy winter storms" in the 2012-2013 winter season. Sure, snowstorms have been informally named after the fact (remember Snowtober?) This is the first season, however, that The Weather Channel is naming them as it does hurricanes and tropical storms. The rationale? According to the Weather Channel, names raise awareness, make it easier to follow a weather …