Monday, March 18, 2013
Grafton is part of the region expected to receive at least 6 inches of snow in the storm.
A late-winter storm that is expected to arrive Monday night will drop some 6 to 10 inches of snow over the Grafton area, as well as freezing rain. The National Weather Service on Monday morning issued a Winter Storm Warning for a significant storm. The warning period will take effect at 9 p.m. Monday and extend through 8 p.m. Tuesday. The warning states: "A coastal storm will move across the southern New England coastline tonight and Tuesday and deliver a period of heavy snow followed by sleet, freezing rain and then all rain for some locations. The final snowfall totals will be determined by the timing of the transition from all snow to mixed precipitation. This will result in treacherous travel conditions later tonight into at least …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Grafton is expecting a foot of snow or more 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 Grafton area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Grafton 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.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
National Weather Service: Six to 10 inches are expected.
Winter isn't over yet, despite spring officially starting in roughly two weeks. Six to 10 inches of snow—the heavy, wet stuff that can cause power outages—are coming, the National Weather Service in Taunton says. Late this afternoon, the agency issued a winter storm watch for much of Southern New England, including Worcester, from late Wednesday night into Friday morning. Patch is monitoring the storm and will have updates as news becomes available.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
But, temperatures in the lower 40s are expected Monday through Thursday.
The little snow that's fallen this weekend could cause some big traffic headaches today. The National Weather Service in Taunton expects slick roads and reduced visibility, possibly into tonight. A ham radio operator reported Shrewsbury had received 2.5 inches of snow as of 8:33 a.m., the weather service says. Light snow was falling locally at 10:30 a.m. Daytime temperatures in the lower 40s are expected Monday through Thursday, the weather service says. Rain and snow showers are possible Wednesday through Friday.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
National Weather Service now says 2 to 4 inches this weekend, with 3 to 6 in the hills.
Less snow than expected is headed this way. The National Weather Service in Taunton has reduced its forecast to two to four inches, with three to six inches in the hills. Friday's forecast had snowfall totals as high as 10 inches in some areas. The weather service has issued a winter weather advistory for this area from 3 this afternoon to midnight Sunday.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The National Weather Service and many of the local weather forecasters are calling for snow again this weekend.
The National Weather Service and many of the local weather forecasters are calling for snow again this weekend - the third weekend in a row. Depending on which forecast you trust, Grafton could get anywhere between 4 inches to a foot of snow. Grafton received about two feet earlier this month from the Blizzard of 2013. The National Weather Service reported there is a "high probability for a strong coastal storm to impact Southern New England late Saturday night into Sunday. Possible heavy wet snow to portions of the region along with strong winds along the coast. Exact specifics are still uncertain at this time given it's still 3-4 days away." But WHDH-TV is predicting the area could see 8-12 inches from the storm this weekend. WHDH …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Get your milk and bread, bring the firewood inside and get some batteries in the flashlights. This may be a humdinger!
Jim Arnold, weather specialist with Shrewsbury Emergency Management, doesn't think he's used the words "fasten your seatbelts" in a weather update more than four times in the past 25 years. On Wednesday, he did. "I think we will see blizzard conditions developing by late Friday afternoon," said Arnold. "Snow will begin around or just before dawn and should be fairly light until mid morning when it will become heavier and the wind will begin to increase. Heavy blowing and drifting snow should be our lot during the afternoon possibly reaching blizzard and occasional whiteout conditions in the late afternoon, and continuing throughout the night and into early Saturday morning." There is also the chance of seeing “thundersnow”, from embedded …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The last week of January could be the "coldest we've seen in years."
Central Massachusetts should be "preparing for some serious cold weather beginning on Sunday night and continuing for the next ten days or two weeks," according to Jim Arnold, weather specialist with Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency. Following the big chill, there will be a brief relaxing of the cold before it reloads and returns for another lenghthy spell that could last into February, said Arnold. He points to two snow threats on the horizon: one working up the coast from the Virginia Capes and the other is ready to track off the coast and spare this area a major snowfall. "I am expecting nothing more at this time than 1 to 2 inches in and around Central Massachusetts, if that much," said Arnold. "The second threat will be from a …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The first significant snow of the season has fallen: and it sure is photogenic!
The first significant snowfall of the season is behind us: now, let's get out the cameras! About 7 inches fell in North Grafton Saturday, in what has become the first significant snowfall of the season. We'd love to see your pictures. Just click the upload button above to share with us.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The National Weather Service issues winter weather advisory.
Less snow and more rain than previously expected are headed to the region starting tonight, the National Weather Service in Taunton said today. The agency has issued a winter weather advisory for 7 tonight to 1 a.m. Friday for parts of Western and Northern Massachusetts, as well as Southern New Hampshire. MetroWest is in the advisory zone. The region now should get 2 to 4 inches of snow—half of the forecast in the winter storm watch the weather service issued Tuesday night. Rain is expected Thursday, with rain and snow Thursday night. More snow is possible this weekend