Saturday, February 9, 2013
Bookmark this page for local updates as we make our way through the storm.
Editor's note: Dedham updates on the blizzard (cancellations, emergency notices) will be posted here. As we ready ourselves for and make our way through the blizzard, please use this story on Dedham Patch to help out your neighbors. Know of a cancellation because of the weather? Let us know and we'll add it in the text, or you can add it yourself in the comments. Once the blizzard is underway, report poor road conditions or downed trees/impassable streets, here. We'll do the same. We want to make sure that Dedham stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to like Dedham Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. As you send us messages through social media and email (firstname.lastname@example.org), we’ll make sure the …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Not all meteorologists accept the name game, or acknowledge this storm as Nemo.
You've probably heard occasional—but perhaps not frequent—references to this winter storm as "Nemo." While it makes for some good jokes about that cute little orange fish, Nemo is not the brainchild of the Disney Corporation, but rather, a pre-determined name The Weather Channel gave to this latest storm. If you missed it: The Weather Channel in November announced it would name "noteworthy winter storms" in the 2012-2013 winter season. Sure, snowstorms have been informally named after the fact (remember Snowtober?) This is the first season, however, that The Weather Channel is naming them as it does hurricanes and tropical storms. The rationale? According to the Weather Channel, names raise awareness, make it easier to follow a weather …
Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
New England may be in shutdown mode as a giant blizzard barrels through the area, but the conversation is alive and well on Twitter and the rest of the Web. Follow our live chat from Friday morning through the duration of the storm for updates in your neighborhood and around the rest of the state. Patch editors will provide continuous updates, and Twitter feeds from public officials, safety personnel and residents will let you know what's happening outside your window. If you'd like to ask a question during the chat, simply add it in the comment section above. We can't get to every question but will try our best to provide as much information as we can.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Patch stopped by Shaw's Star Market on Providence Highway to ask residents how they were preparing for the blizzard.
The National Weather Service is calling this a "potential historic storm" for the Dedham area, and already residents are heading to the supermarkets to stock up on items. So we decided to ask a few residents how they were preparing for the storm. How are you preparing for the blizzard? Tell us in the comments section below.