Sunday, February 10, 2013
Light, fluffy snow on rooftops can act as a sponge for rain, which is in the forecast for Monday. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers these tips.
With rain in Norton's forecast for Monday, the Blizzard of '13 may not be finished wreaking havoc in Massachusetts. While temperatures dropped overnight on Friday resulting in light, fluffy snow, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) warns that fluffy snow piled high on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing rain and adding additional stress to structures. Relatively flat roofs are particularly vulnerable, MEMA says. In other cases, roof ice dams have formed causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. These conditions can accelerate the snowmelt. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow: Information from a release by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain late Wednesday into Thursday and bring wind gusts along the coast.
A little more than a week after 'superstorm' Sandy swept through Massachusetts, area residents may have to brace for another windy, rainy night on Wednesday. A nor'easter could blow into the area mid-week and the storm could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain from Wednesday into Thursday, according to WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Rainer. Rainer also wrote that coastal winds could gust between 40 and 60 miles per hour along the South Shore, Cape Cod and the islands, although winds "will be much lighter inland with this storm." The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook statement on Sunday afternoon, saying that strong to damaging northeast winds are likely especially across Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island late …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The wet weather likely will stick around all week.
Saturday's storm brought about 2 inches of rain to the region, with more coming. The region received about 2 inches of rain as of 10:26 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service in Taunton reported on its website. No local storm damage was reported. The upcoming week looks damp, too. There's a 50 percent chance of showers today [Sunday], the weather service said. Monday and Tuesday have a slight chance of showers, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday through Saturday of this upcoming week.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Lancers have Thursday’s match with Xaverian suspended due to the poor conditions.
The Norton High boys’ tennis team attempted to begin its 2011 season on Thursday, but Mother Nature had other ideas. The Lancers were able to start their non-league match with Xaverian on Thursday afternoon at the middle school. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to complete it as snow, rain and wind called a halt to the contest and forced it to be suspended to a later date. None of the five matches between the two teams were able to finish and the squads will resume the non-league encounter when the Hawks return to Norton on Friday, April 29. On that day, the two squads will first complete the match from Thursday and will then immediately begin the regularly scheduled non-league contest. “It was an excellent effort by the kids, especially …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Snow, sleet and rain makes for messy roads.
Feb. 2 10:00 p.m.: There will be no a.m. or p.m. kindergarten. 9:39 p.m.: Two-hour delay for Foxborough Charter. 9:12 p.m.: Two-hour delay at Bishop Feehan per principal Bill Runey. 8:04 p.m.: Two-hour delay tomorrow, Feb. 3 for Norton Public Schools. 11:20 a.m.: Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow, predicting an early spring. In related news, Mother Nature and Phil had a good laugh once the tourists left. 11:19 a.m.: Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary's Nature Center is closed today, due to weather but will reopen for normal hours, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 5:22 a.m.: Norton Public Schools are closed for the day. Feb. 1 9:08 p.m.: Foxborough Regional Charter School will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 2. 9:02 p.m.: Wheaton College plans …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Snow to turn to rain by this afternoon.
With only a few days of rest since the last snowstorm, Norton is under another winter weather advisory today until 3 p.m. this afternoon, according to AccuWeather. Accumulations of 1 to 2 inches of snow are expected. The precipitation should change to all rain by late afternoon, which could freeze over the roads. Temperatures are in the upper 20s, rising into the middle 30s by tonight. Even right now, however, the roads are very icy, causing multiple accidents. “We have had a total of six accidents since 8 a.m.,” said Norton Police Lieutenant Todd Jackson. “All had no injuries.” Two of the accidents were on W. Main Street, two more on E. Main Street, one on Bay Road and one more on N. Worcester Street. A winter weather advisory is issued …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
1 to 2 inches expected tonight alone; 40 mph gusts possible later today.
Heavy rain and gusts of 40 to 50 mph could make traveling in Norton very difficult today. The National Weather Service in Taunton this morning issued a wind advisory for Northeast Massachusetts, including this area, from 4 p.m. today until 1 a.m. Monday. Gusts of 45 to 55 mph are expected to knock down branches and cause power outages, the weather service said on its website. In addition, 1 to 2 inches of rain are forecast for Norton tonight alone. Another quarter-inch to half-inch is possible today. And a tenth to a quarter-inch is possible Monday, mostly before 10 a.m.