Monday, March 18, 2013
Forecasts vary, but it looks like Brookline will get anywhere from two to eight inches of snow Monday night and Tuesday morning
It's one of the last things people in Brookline want to hear: We're getting more snow. All together, deep breath in. And groan. Most of you are probably bracing for, or stoically ignoring, the snow storm that's expected to hit the Brookline area Monday night and Tuesday morning. So, how much snow will we get? Local TV stations and National Weather Service have slightly differnet predictions. Here's what they're saying: By the way, Wednesday is the first day of spring.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Town officials urge caution during the remainder of Friday's winter storm. Also, please clear your sidewalks.
Brookline Public Schools remain open Friday morning, though the DPW is urging residents to use caution and take advantage of public transportation as much as possible for their morning commute in light of the ongoing winter storm. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for eastern Massachusetts until about 1 p.m. Friday. The weather advisory calls for heavy, wet snow with an accumulation of 6-10 inches as well as strong wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. As of 8 a.m., the city had not issued a snow emergency or parking ban; regular parking rules remain in effect. Trash Collection will not be delayed in Brookline today either. Brookline Patch will have updates on the storm as information becomes available.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
After days of wildly different predictions, the area's forecast is beginning to take shape.
All the experts agree: It’s going to snow in Brookline this weekend. But how much and when the snow will start seems to be up in the air. Depending on whose map you used on Wednesday, Boston/Brookline was in for either a few inches or a foot of heavy, wet snow. By Thursday morning, however, all of the local news broadcasts started to fall in line on the same theme: The rain will linger along the coast and spare Boston from the heaviest snowfall totals. Here’s a look at the forecasts from the different local news station meteorologists. All these totals were updated Thursday morning: WHDH (7 News): 4-8 inches WLVI (NewsCenter 5): 4-8 inches WBZ (CBS Local): 4-8 inches WFXT (MyFox Boston): 4-8 inches along the immediate coast, but a …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
WHDH is forecasting more snow for the weekend.
If you listen closely, you can hear a collective groan: more snow is heading to Brookline. The DPW said that the last batch of snow took 30 hours to clean up. This won't be as bad by any stretch, but WHDH-TV is predicting three to six more inches of snow as early as Thursday morning. WHDH's Chris Lambert writes on his weather blog: "We catch a two day break before more snow tracks toward New England overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning. Looks like a quick hitter with a few inches of snow possible from Worcester to Boston, with lighter amounts north, and heavier amounts south. Indications are most of SE Mass will be in the 3-6" range. It's an early look at this storm, so the bands may get adjusted north or south. With a fast west to …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The service should resume by Monday, according to MBTA.com.
As crews continue to dig out from the blizzard, MBTA service will remain suspended Sunday. The goal is to have service restored by Monday. Feb. 11, according to MBTA.com/weather. “The safety of customers and employees continues to be the MBTA's top priority,” according to the site.“This continued suspension of service allows MBTA and MBCR personnel to concentrate all of their efforts on getting the transit system, from subway to bus to commuter rail, up and running as soon as possible,” the site says.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Gov. Deval Patrick said roads will be OK for travel beginning at 4 p.m.
The state driving ban will be lifted at 4 p.m. today. Gov. Deval Patrick tweeted from his official account just before 1 p.m.: “Driving ban lifted immediately for Nantucket County & for all communities west of I-91; driving ban lifted statewide as of 4 PM,” Gov. Deval Patrick tweeted from his official @MassGovernor account. Patrick signed an executive order to ban vehicle traffic beginning at 4 p.m. Friday. It was the first time the order had been signed since 1978. Penalties for driving during the ban include a $500 fine and up to one year in prison.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The winter storm is expected to build up steam after noon today, with the heaviest snowfall occurring during the Friday evening commute into Saturday.
Brookline residents waking Friday morning expecting to see a blanket of snow will be surprised to see that the streets remain clear, with just the occasional flurry drifting down. But weather forecasters maintain: The storm is coming. And when it does, it may be bigger than previously expected. A National Weather Service blizzard warning update posted early Friday morning states that the "historic winter storm and blizzard" could drop up to 3 feet of snow on the area, rather than the 1-2 feet expected yesterday. The alert covers the Boston area as well as much of eastern and southern Massachusetts, southeastern New Hampshire and all of Rhode Island. The NWS alert calls for "heavy snow ... blowing and drifting at times" with quarter-mile …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Forecasters are warning the timing of an approaching snowstorm may make Monday afternoon and evening commute slippery.
There may be an inch of snow on the ground on Monday evening during the evening commute, according to forecasters at WHDH-TV. "Don't expect a ton of snow, but a general 1-3" falls late Monday afternoon, through the evening, producing slick roads, perhaps in time for the ride home from work," writes meterologist Chris Lambert in his blog. Even though not much snow will fall, Lambert said that the snow "will create slick spots on the roads Monday evening and Monday night." The National Weather Service forecasts that the snow will start between 3-5 p.m. in Brookline. The precipitation will change over to sleet later in the evening. Based on the forecast, the weather service has issued a winter weather advisory that runs from 1 p.m. on Monday…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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Wednesday, January 16
Boston didn't get heavy snow Wednesday morning, but what snow did fall left a pretty dusting on the city's neighborhoods. Show us what it looks like on your street. Please take your camera or cellphone, stick it out a window or doorway and take a photo or a video. Then upload it to this article. You can sign in with your Patch or your Facebook account. It's easy, just click the "upload" button above and follow the directions. Be sure to include a caption for your photo that lets others know where the photo was taken. The more specific you are the better, but simply mentioning the street is fine too. Let's have some fun with this and see what we can create together. Stay warm.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Boston was spared from heavy snowfall, but the city is covered in the white stuff this morning. Share your pics here.
Boston and Brookline were spared from the brunt of Saturday's fast-moving storm. The National Weather Service reported 2.2 inches of snow at Logan Airport, and had a ham radio operator report 3.8 inches in Dorchester. As of 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NSTAR reported a single customer without power in the city. Still, it's nice to see a blanket of snow across the city (until you have to go out side and clear out your car, that is). Are you out with a shovel this morning? Or are you taking in the picturesque scene from your window? Add your photos to this gallery and report how many inches of snow you found on your street. Adding pics is easy. Just click on the Upload button above to get started.