Saturday, February 23, 2013
National Weather Service now says 2-4 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 of Massachusetts. The weather service has issued a winter weather advistory for this area from 3 this afternoon to midnight Sunday.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
There is a high wind watch in effect Monday morning through Monday night.
The latest forecasts show earliest effects from Hurricane Sandy hitting before the morning commute Monday, with high wind and flood watches in effect from Monday morning through the night. Sunday, the National Weather Service issued the warnings for Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. WHDH's Jeremy Reiner said the worst of Sandy should be from 9 a.m. Monday until 2 a.m. Tuesday. "Within this period is our greatest risk of wind damage/power loss," Reiner wrote on his blog, noting that many towns will experience wind gusts over 40 miles per hour. Coastal cities and towns may see wind gusts between 50-60 mph and even some wind gusts near 70mph out on the Cape and Islands. Reiner said the speed of the wind isn't as great a concern as the…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
National Weather Service forecasts call for thunderstorms in Dedham, which could bring rain and wind but are also expected to break the heat.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Dedham and surrounding communities with severe thunderstorms in the forecast. Thunderstorms are expected this afternoon into this evening. Storms could bring "damaging winds" and "large hail along with torrential downpours," according to NWS. NWS predicts southern New England will see the worst of the hazardous weather. The hazardous weather could break the heat. A low temperature of 65 degrees is expected in Dedham this evening. The high temperature tomorrow shouldn't exceed 80, according to forecasts.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Strong winds and thunderstorms could swing into town after 2 p.m. today.
After three days of consecutive hot temperatures soaring into the 90s, the National Weather Service has forecasted that strong to severe thunderstorms will hit much of the Commonwealth, including Dedham, after 2 p.m. today and into tonight. "The main threat will be isolated strong to damaging wind gusts," a NWS hazardous weather outlook stated Friday morning. "Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rains that may result in localized flooding." Temperatures in Dedham peaked in the low-90s on Wednesday, and reached near 100 degrees Thursday. Additionally, the National Weather Service implemented a Heat Advisory through 7 p.m. Thursday.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Full moon will be closest to Earth in nearly 20 years.
Grab your telescopes and cameras and look to the heavens Saturday night. That’s when we’re in for another “supermoon.” Astronomers are saying that this supermoon will be even more super than usual. “The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993,” Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. told USA Today. This supermoon (a phrase coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979) will appear especially large because the moment of perigee—when the moon is closest to the Earth in its monthly rotation—will coincide with the appearance of a perfectly full moon, Smithsonian points out. During last year’s Super Moon on March 19, 2011, for comparison, the perigee and full moon were 50 minutes apart. On …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Could residents actually have to shovel snow this week?
Hope you didn't put away that shovel just yet. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Watch for Wednesday afternoon through Thursday that calls for 3-5 inches of snow for Norfolk County, including Dedham. Temperatures right around freezing for most of the weather event will make a wintry mix of snow and sleet, however if temperatures dip a bit, the NWS states Dedham could receive even more snow. A mix of sleet and snow will make for slippery roadways, so drivers should use extreme caution on the roads - particularly if they didn't listen to Punxsutawney Phil and took off the snow tires. The heaviest precipitation is expected late Wednesday into early Thursday morning. Wind gusts could get as high as 20 mph, according to NWS. …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Expect three-to-six inches of snowfall this weekend.
Following a small accumulation of snow overnight Thursday into Friday, the Natoinal Weather Service is expecting a more significant storm to make its way to New England during the day Saturday. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m., and it is forecasted that during that time, snow will overspread Southern New England, including Dedham, with the majority of snowfall to take place from mid-morning to early afternoon. "Snow will accumulate quickly as the ground is already cold," the advisory stated. "Untreated surfaces will become slippery quickly." Anywhere from three to six inches of snow could fall across much of the state and region, including Dedham, according to an additional Hazardous Weather Outlook …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
One to two inches of snow could cover the Westwood area by Friday morning.
In what could be the first significant snowfall of the season, the National Weather Service is anticipating a bit of wintry weather late Thursday night into early Friday morning. The NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the majority of the state, including Dedham. "Widespread snow showers tonight are expected across Southern New England with snow accumulations of one or two inches likely," the outlook stated. "Given the recent cold weather, roads will become snow covered and slippery quickly. Snow showers may mix with rain along the south coast including Cape Cod and The Islands." The snowfall totals are hardly a threat compared to what fell in Dedham around the same time last year, but could show the first real sign of winter …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Dedham, and much of New England, is under a wind advisory today in anticipation of 20 to 25 mph winds and possible 50 mph gusts.
Keep an eye on tree limbs and power wires while out and about today. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for all of southern New England, including Dedham, that began at 4 a.m. this morning and remaining in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon in anticipation of possible "damaging winds." "The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a wind advisory ... for strong west to northwest winds," the advisory states. According to NWS there is a chance for southwest winds between 20 to 25 mph with possible gusts as fast as 50 mph today. "These winds will be capable of downing tree limbs and branches, [possibly] causing isolated power outages." Driving may also be difficult, especially for large vehicles with high profiles…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Dedham, and all of New England, is under a wind advisory today in anticipation of 20 to 30 MPH winds and possible 50 MPH gusts.
Keep a hand on your hat today as winds might get up to dangerous levels. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for all of southern New England, including Dedham, starting at 7 a.m. this morning and remaining in effect until midnight tonight in anticipation of possible "damaging winds." "The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a wind advisory ... for strong to damaging winds," the advisory states. According to NWS there is a chance for southwest winds between 20 to 30 miles per hour with possible gusts as fast as 50 miles per hour today. Winds will increase in strength through the morning and will be the strongest during the afternoon and evening. "These winds will be capable of downing tree limbs and branches…