Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The National Weather Service says the morning commute should be affected.
Winter's timeout ends Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service in Taunton today said 3 to 4 inches of snow are expected in the Merrimack Valley. The agency has issued a winter weather advisory from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday for "Northeast Massachusetts away from the immediate coast." The January thaw is over. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s, approaching 60 some days, were recorded for much of the past week. But for the rest of this week, temperatures are expected to be below 40 degrees during the day and below 30 degrees at night. The snow should slow the Wednesday morning commute, the weather service said.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The annual warm-up known as the "January thaw" is moving in this weekend.
A "January thaw" is moving in, according to meteorologists at WHDH-TV. "Our annual January Thaw is upon us for the next several days," Ch. 7 meteorologist Jeremy Reiner posted in his blog. For the past several days, the entire staff of the Ch. 7 "Weather Center" has been blogging about the mild temperatures. Typically, the January thaw happens between Jan. 20-26 and is happening slightly earlier than usual this year, Reiner said. But it will be a thaw in what has already been a mild winter. Meteorologist Pete Bouchard said there have been only 9 days with below normal temperatures since the meteorological start to winter on Dec. 1. The National Weather Service forecasts that high temperatures in Beverly will be in the 40s through Saturday…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Cold temperatures are predicted for the area.
We're in the middle of a brutal cold snap, with temperatures expected to be in the teens and lower until the weekend. Here are some tips, courtesy of the National Weather Service, to keep in mind during this Arctic cold. 1. Minimize outdoor activities, especially for the elderly and very young. 2. Dress in several layers of loose-fitting clothing rather than a single layer of heavy clothing. 3. Wear a hat, mittens and waterproof boots. Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs. 4. When using heating sources such as fireplaces, wood stoves and space heaters, be sure to ventilate them correctly. 5. Test smoke alarms and keep carbon monoxide detectors handy. 6. Bring pets out of the cold. Don't assume they can handle the cold. If …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The coldest air of the winter is moving in on Wednesday, but expected to move out by the weekend.
The coldest air of the winter to date by far is moving in on Wednesday. Windchills are expected to be close to zero on Wednesday morning and possibly below zero on Thursday morning, which will be the coldest day since last February. The National Weather Service said that Wednesday morning's low temperature would be about 10 degree and Thursday morning's low temperature will be about 7 degrees with a wind chill of -2 degrees. The windchill temperature on Wednesday morning will be near 0, according to WHDH Chief Meteorlogist Pete Bouchard in his most recent blog, because of "a steady (not strong) breeze." "And although Thursday morning is colder, there isn't a lot of wind," he said. "Sun will dominate the short term forecast too and …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is flooded? Just saw a store clerk upload a pallet of fresh batteries? Use this story on North Andover Patch to help out your neighbors as we brave the snowstorm together.
North Andover is in the grip of the first snowstorm of the season, with strong winds and snow expected to pile up to 7 inches. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' North Andover Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. As you send us messages through social media and email (Bryan.McGonigle@patch.com), we’ll make sure the information is added here to this story in the comments and on the map found above. If you notice road hazards, please alert authorities and then let us know so we can spread the word quickly. You can comment right on this story to make sure readers know what’s going on in your neighborhood. Important Phone Numbers to Know: You can also upload photos …
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
A second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump more snow onto the area on Saturday. 7News meteorologists are predicting North Andover to get between 2 to 4 inches of snow in the storm that is expected to start on Saturday afternoon and spread into the early hours of Sunday. The good news is that snow removal shouldn’t be a backbreaking endeavour. CBSBoston’s Todd Gutner said the snow will be “dry and fluffy for most,” though he warned that driving could be hazardous at times on Saturday.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
We could see several inches of snow.
Tuesday morning's white Christmas dusting may have been just a preview of the days ahead. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for parts of the Merrimack Valley including North Andover for Wednesday night through Thursday night. The snow is expected to start late Wednesday night and continue into Thursday morning, accompanied by winds up to 25 miles per hour. About 3-7 inches is possible overnight. On Thursday, there is expected to be a rain/snow mix for our area, bringing 1-2 inches of snow. During the afternoon there will likely be heavy rain. Thursday night, temperatures will drop to the low 20s, causing widespread freezing on the roads.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Holiday forecast calls for...
Unlike last year, Santa may be bringing some snow from the North Pole to North Andover. The National Weather Service is forecasting snow on Tuesday morning, Christmas Day. The snow will likely start in this region either late Monday night or before dawn Tuesday morning and continue into late Tuesday morning, stopping mid-day. But don't worry, there won't be much to shovel. Northern Massachusetts is only expected to get about an inch of snow. If you're heading into New Hampshire, expect a little more there -- about 3 inches. With more snow possible midweek, and the kids off from school, you may be looking for a sled. Main Street Hardware is having a sale, 20 percent off all sleds in stock, through Christmas Eve.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The start of winter brings strong winds and heavy rain.
It may not be the Apocalypse today, but this afternoon it could feel like it. The National Weather Service is forecasting hazardous weather for today, starting with heavy rain and fog this morning and strong winds in the afternoon. Wind gusts could reach almost 50 miles per hour, NWS said. Some snow is possible tonight, although without much accumulation. The winds and rain could create a hazardous commute in the evening, so drive carefully.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Two separate storms forecasted to move across the region next week could drop accumulating snow, with a greater chance later on in the week.
A two-part winter storm that could first move in on Sunday and last through Thursday could possibly bring some of the first measurable snow of the winter to the Merrimack Valley. Pete Bouchard, chief meteorologist at Patch news partner WHDH-TV, said in a blog post Wednesday that the first storm from Sunday afternoon through Monday will have light precipitation. And that favors a greater chance of "wet than white," since heavy precipitation can pull in its own cold air. And Bouchard's co-worker, Jeremy Reiner, agreed by saying that "it does not look like a big storm" and "it does look like a cold storm." He expects some patchy light snow and flurries all day on Sunday. But Reiner thinks that the storm has the potential to become a major …