Friday, March 8, 2013
Schools open regular hours, no snow emergency as of noon, Friday.
If you bet over the predicted six inches of snow for Belmont, you won big as a storm predicted to be over at noon today, Friday, March 8, as heavy snow is now expected to continue until the afternoon and moderate amounts to occur overnight, according to the National Weather Service. Belmont and many municipalities are expected to see 10 to 14 inches of snow by Saturday morning as the region will continue under a Winter Storm Warning until this afternoon, said the latest report by the National Weather Service. In Belmont, main roads are covered with slush with most secondary roadways covered and slippery, according to Belmont Department of Public Works reports. Belmont School are scheduled to be dismissed at the regular times, according to…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The potential for accumulation is light, but the times it's expected could cause some headaches.
After highs in the upper 50s Monday, Old Man Winter apparently is determined to make a wet return to Belmont. So plan some extra time into your Wednesday morning commute as forecasters at WHDH television are calling for a light snowy, rainy mix to begin falling at about 4 a.m. and continue throughout the day. According to Jeremy Reiner on the WHDH-7 weather blog, this isn't expected to be a major storm, nor is he calling for the snow to fly faster than the plows can handle it. "It won't be a big, bad storm that gets a name or anything like that but it will create some issues for us," Reiner writes. WHDH's snow accumulation map shows areas around Rt. 128 could see anywhere from an inch to four inches. The closer you get to the coast, the …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Who made the snow doggie by Clay Pit Pond? Send your photos here of snowy Belmont.
Saturday's winter storm arrived overnight so by Sunday Belmont was covered with more than a half-of-foot of snow. Send your snow photos to Belmont Patch.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Second storm this week is headed to area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
The second storm in a week is headed toward New England and will dump snow onto the area on the last Saturday of the year. The good news is that snow removal shouldn’t be a backbreaking endeavour. The National Weather Service forecast predicts Belmont to get between one to two inches of snow that is expected to start on Saturday afternoon and spread into the early hours of Sunday. Driving will be a challenge as patchy fog will develop as night falls Saturday as the snow falls. CBSBoston’s Todd Gutner said the snow will be “dry and fluffy for most.”
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
Nor'easter to affect Wednesday commute, will be accompanied with damaging winds.
A nor'easter is kicking up winds and parcipatation in Belmont today, with sleet and snow already falling in the Town of Homes and to the north of Boston. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the precipitation was predicted to start between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and would likely impact the afternoon commute. Atmospheric conditions are converting falling rain into snow in Boston north, though that would mean merely a dusting on grass before quickly melting away. The actual rain/snow line is harder to predict. "I don't expect much, if any accumulation in the Boston area, maybe a slushy coating around Rte. 128 on grassy surfaces as rain and snow battle it out for a few hours in the early evening," wrote Lambert on the 7 Weather Blog. "…
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Expect three-to-five inches of snowfall this weekend.
There's more snow coming today. Following a small accumulation of snow overnight Thursday into Friday, the National Weather Service is expecting a more significant storm to make its way to New England and Belmont during the day Saturday. Anywhere from three to five inches of snow could fall across much of the state and region, including Belmont, according to a Winter Weather Advisory from the NWS. The snow is expected to fall between Saturday during daylight hours before 5 p.m. and then a chance of light snow Saturday night. "There is a high probability of accumulating snow Saturday across the entire region," the advisory stated. "The greatest risk for heavy snowfall is over Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts, where …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Nearly one in five Belmont Municipal Light Department customers suffered an outage.
By Sunday, the most pressing problem stemming from the early season storm that hit Belmont and the East Coast Saturday night and Sunday morning were the numerous walkers and joggers trying not to be getting their shoes wet from all the puddles created by the rapidly melting snow. The bright sunlight, breezy conditions and "balmy" temperatures that hit the high 40s sent teenagers out in short sleeves and runners in shorts as many residents took time to hit the stores and eateries, belying the disruption the storm had on Belmont's electrical grid just half-a-day earlier. At 11 p.m. on Saturday, nearly one in five homes and businesses lost their electricity as three main feeder lines supplying the town went down, according to Ed Crisafi, …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
National Weather Service also calling for a freeze watch with temps in the upper 20s.
It's not even Halloween yet, but Belmont could have its first snowfall of the season tonight. According to the National Weather Service, Belmont could have as much as one-inch of snow accumulation by this time Friday morning. The NWS is expecting a 100 percent chance of precipitation Thursday — up to an inch of rain during the day, snow at night. And with the potential for white stuff comes a "freeze watch" by the NWS for southern Middlesex County, including Belmont. The freeze watch is in effect from tonight until early Friday morning as temperatures are expected to fall into the upper 20s or low 30s. According to the NWS, a freeze watch means that "sub-freezing temperatures are possible [and] these conditions could kill crops and other …
Friday, July 22, 2011
In six months, you'll fondly remember this week.
It's hot. Really hot. And it is a real pain to deal with this heat: sweat running into your eyes, being uncomfortable just walking around and feeling blah as you've lost all energy to do anything. But ... Before you curse the present, remember the past, as in six months ago when a foot of wind-driven snow came on the heels of weeks of stormy weather. Remember the cold? Numb feet, runny noses, heavy coats, large blankets, ice, ice and ice. Enjoy the warm weather, even when it hits records because dealing with triple digits temperatures is somewhat easier than double digits in inches of snow.