Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Be careful on your commute home.
The snowstorm started to wind down -- or appeared top, anyway -- late morning and early afternoon Tuesday, but then a second surge of snowfall sneaked in and caused several vehicle accidents. North Andover Police Lt. Charles Gray said things weren't bad early in the day because most people were driving cautiously and the roads cleared up. But around 2:30 p.m., a second batch of snow moved into the area and caused hazardous driving conditions. One accident happened near the Police Station, and another was on Waverly Road. Other areas, such as Route 114 and Route 125, saw mutliple minor accidents and cars off the road. To make matters worse, Tuesday afternoon every stoplight on 114 from the North Andover Mall past Merrimack College was just …
Another snow day.
North Andover Public Schools will be closed Tuesday due to the snowstorm. The School Department sent out a reverse 911 alert Tuesday morning letting parents know school was cancelled. North Andover had several inches of snow on the ground by 5 a.m. The kids may be excited. Here are some places for them to go sledding.
Stay updated during the storm.
Another week, another snowstorm. It may be the last day of winter, but the weather doesn't seem to care. The most recent forecasts call for North Andover to get 4-to-8 inches of new snow from this storm. The snow, which started late Monday night, is expected to continue until late Tuesday afternoon. On his weather blog, WHDH's Jeremy Reiner writes: "Tuesday will be a stormy day across the region with snow for just about everyone during the morning rush and mix of snow, sleet & rain along the coast by mid morning and just plain rain for the immediate coast by noon. It will stay in the form of all snow for the I-495/ Rt2 region." Inland in the Merrimack Valley, the snowfall is expected to last longer and not become rain. WCVB is predicting …
Monday, March 18, 2013
North Andover is expected to see a winter storm tomorrow.
Winter officially ends this week, but don't put away those shovels yet. More snow is on the way. A winter storm is headed to New England overnight Monday into Tuesday, and North Andover is expected to see 3-to-6 inches of new snow, WHDH reports. A little further north will see 6-12 inches of new snow, and if the storm goes slightly east we could see that much as well. And there will be a slippery mess for the morning commute, with ice forming overnight Monday. On his blog, WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert writes: "Between 128 and 495, some mixing with sleet and rain is likely by the AM commute esp. near 128 (7-9AM), but a slow and slippery ride is expected."
Saturday, March 9, 2013
What a mess it left behind.
So as it turns out, that "little snowstorm" that was supposed to leave just a few inches of snow surprised us and left a lot more. Up through Thursday evening, weather forecasts called for three-to-six inches of snow in the Merrimack Valley. But when Friday morning arrived, it looked a little like that blizzard we had last month. When the snow stopped Friday afternoon, North Andover had about a foot of new snow on the ground -- as well as a big mess to clean up. "With school being canceled, that assisted greatly in the morning commute," North Andover Police Lt. Charles Gray said. "But we got a lot more snow than we were expecting, and it was tough to keep up with it." Gray said there were several vehicles off the roads Friday morning. …
Friday, March 8, 2013
North Andover was expecting a few inches of snow from this week's storm. 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 North Andover area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of North Andover Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
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North Andover was surprised with more snow than expected Friday morning. Schools were closed, plows were busy. And you were probably snapping photos. So upload your snow pics here and let's see the North Andover winter scenery!
The storm brought a morning mess.
When we went to bed, there was a little sprinkling of snow and none of it was really sticking. By the time we woke up this morning, that had dramatically changed. North Andover hasn't gotten as much impact out of this storm as other areas -- the North Shore is in danger of flooding and the mid-Atlantic is practically in a middle of a blizzard. Temperatures were too warm Thursday to allow for any accumulation on the roads, but things changed Thursday night when temperatured dropped below freezing and show fell at a much faster pace. The snow that fell was wet, and the freezing temperatures turned it into a sheet of ice. Wind gusts reached about 35 miles per hour, scattering branches and other debris. There have been no power outages …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The latest forecast for today's storm.
That big snowstorm headed toward the east coast has arrived, and although it's mostly a mid-Atlantic storm, New England will feel its impact as well. The storm is expected to be very slow-moving, lingering all day today and into tomorrow morning. The snow will be heavy and wet, so if you're going to shovel it, you may want to do so gradually throughout the storm. But the projected snow totals have dropped a little since yesterday. There will be periods of rain diminishing the snow. North Andover can expect to see three-to-six inches of snow accumulation, according to WHDH. Slippery roads and flooding will be of bigger concern than snow accumulation. And then there's the wind. This storm is expected to bring wind gusts of up to 50 miles per…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Another snowstorm heads our way, North Andover expected to see several inches of new snow.
Spring is just a couple weeks away, but winter wants to get more snow in before then. A snowstorm is headed our way and is expected to dump up to eight inches of new snow on North Andover Wednesday night through Friday morning. The storm, which is expected to be a major snowstorm for Washington, D.C., and the mid-Atlantic, will reach high enough North to impact New England. Snow here will begin late Wednesday night and continue through Friday morning. The snow will be heavy and wet, and it will be a slow-moving storm which will allow accumulation. WHDH is calling for 4-8 inches of snow in the Merrimack Valley and about a foot of snow further west near Worcester. WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert writes on his blog: "My current thinking is a…