Thursday, February 7, 2013
At the height of the storm, snow could be coming down at two-to-four inches per hour, accompanied by thunder and lightning.
A potential historic winter storm and blizzard is knocking at Belmont's door and is now expected to leave up to two feet of snow across much of the region beginning Friday, according to the latest forecast issued by the National Weather Service at 4:25 a.m. Thursday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Belmont and the area inside Route 495 surrounding Boston stretching into New Hampshire and Connecticut beginning Friday and lasting through Saturday morning. At the height of the storm around midnight Friday/Saturday, white-out conditions are likely as snow falls between two-to-four inches an hour as wind from the Northeast will blow at 20 to 30 mph with gusts reaching 55 mph. "The worst of the storm will …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Up to a foot and a half could settle by the time the storm ends on Saturday.
A big winter storm will settle over Belmont Friday, Feb. 8, and the question facing weather forecasters is exactly how much snow will fall on Belmont and surrounding communities? The National Weather's latest forecast, released at 11:31 a.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 6, predicts 14 to 18 inches of snow in Belmont and eastern Massachusetts during the storm. The NWS has already issued a Winter Storm Watch which runs from late Thursday to early Saturday. A Winter Storm Watch is issued when six inches or more of snow is expected in a 12-hour period, or 8-inches or more will fall in a 24-hour period, according to the National Weather Service. The service warns that "travel may become nearly impossible" at times during the storm, according to the …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Only an inch or two of snow but during peak driving hours, then freezing conditions.
Get the salt ready as sidewalks and steps will turn into an ice skating rink tonight. Snow will greet afternoon commuters and those same drivers Tuesday morning will battle with icy roads as a blast of bad weather moves through Belmont today, Jan. 28. The National Weather Service released a winter weather advisory for snow and ice beginning at 1 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. While the amount of snow will be light, between an inch or two between 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., it will occur during the afternoon commute reducing driving conditions. After the snow comes sleet and freezing drizzle from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. which will make driving and walking difficult on untreated roads and sidewalks. After a night with temperatures below freezing, …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Belmont expecting a big blow tonight. Call 617-993-2800 if you have an electrical outage.
The large winter storm that dropped inches of snow in the South is now headed towards the Northeast. And while little in terms of snow accumulation is expected in Belmont, residents should expect strong winds and possible power outages. According to the National Weather Service's latest forecast, several inches of snow are expected to fall in the western part of the state tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 26, but with temperatures hovering around 40 degrees in the "Town of Homes", the snow is expected to change over to rain or icy rain after midnight. According to the WHDH 7Weather Blog, the snow will start tonight between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. then quickly turn to rain in the Boston area. Although there will be little accumulation, drivers should be…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Strong coastal storm is looking likely to hit Belmont and region beginning Monday.
For those of you dreaming of a white Christmas, this forecast is what you've been waiting for. For those of you dreading driving through days of snow, possible school closings, shoveling the sidewalk and steps and the madness of traveling in stormy cold conditions, welcome to a return of winter in New England. According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance for accumulating snow early next week for Belmont and most of New England as a coastal storm develops between Monday and Wednesday. An active weather pattern is expected to begin Sunday night and continue through the middle of next week. The NWS is currently predicting a 50 percent chance of rain and snow Monday night and Tuesday with significant amounts if temperatures …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Massachusetts bracing for another storm with effects from Sandy still being felt.
First Sandy, and now a Nor'easter. Massachusetts is in store for more wild weather this week as a storm heads our way this afternoon, Wednesday and into Thursday morning. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the area can expect to see the storm hit between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. "What I've noticed over the last few model runs is a track farther east," Lambert said on his blog. "If that's the case, our wind stays more out of the NNE rather than going east, and that means colder weather gets locked in. It also means that dew point levels stay low. That's important because with dew points running near 20 and actual air temperatures tomorrow afternoon running near 40-45, a process called evaporative cooling can occur which allows rain to…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Gusts up to 55 mph will reach Belmont around 8 p.m. and last the night. Likelihood of down trees, branches leading to power outages.
If you left your garbage cans out this morning, get them inside as soon as you can or they could be in Arlington by tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service has issued a strong wind advisory for Belmont and the rest of the state beginning at 4 p.m. and remain in effect until Wednesday morning. Strong steady winds will sweep into Belmont by 8 p.m. and last until just before daybreak. Residents can expect strong and possibly damaging winds with gusts from the South reaching 45 to 55 mph. The stongest winds will be at higher elevations such as the top of Belmont Hill and near south facing coastal areas. Winds of this strength and duration can bring down trees and break off large branches which could result in power outages. If the …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a warning for powerful thunderstorms in the area for Saturday night.
The area could be hit by severe thunderstorms, warns the National Weather Service, and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued through 11 p.m. tonight. The storm could produce lightning and may knock down trees and take down power lines in Eastern Massachusetts. Stay tuned to Patch for further updates. Editor's Note: The thunderstorm warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m., while a thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 11 p.m. The above has been corrected.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Weather conditions are "favorable" for possible twisters until 9 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for parts of Massachusetts until 9 p.m. Glastonbury, Conn. was hit by a possible twister or a strong wind microburst around 4:30 p.m. But the latest forecasts at 5:45 p.m., the conditions for a tornado have diminished but severe thunderstorms will effect the area until 9 p.m. Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected today and later tonight, with some storms having the potential to become severe. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. The NWS has also issued a flood advisory for the region until 7:30 p.m. Earlier today parts of Connecticut received 2 inches of rain in less than an hour. The NWS is advising motorists to not drive vehicles…
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Thunderstorm and possible flooding from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
At 5:39 p.m., the National Weather Service in Taunton issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 9 p.m. in Belmont and southern Middlesex county. The Belmont area can expect isolated showers and severe thunderstorms between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning is issued when weather radar indicate a strong thunderstorm is producing dangerously large hail or high winds, capable of causing significant damage. The NWS has also issued a flood advisory which means that river or stream flows are elevated or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or imminent. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.