Friday, February 8, 2013
Do you have power? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Update, 11:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 Only one NStar customer in Arlington was without power at 11:15 p.m. tonight, according to NStar's Outage Map. ----- Forty-five NStar customers in Arlington were without power at 11 p.m. tonight, according to NStar's Outage Map. Forty-one were without at 10:30 p.m., so there hasn't been much of a change in the last half hour. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reported at 11 p.m. that roughly 300,000 Massachusetts residents had lost power due to tonight's blizzard. Most of NStar's outages are on or near Cape Cod, according to the map. However, nearby Watertown had 8,081 residents without power (or 47 percent) at 11 p.m. So, let us know. Do you have power? Has your power been restored …
Thanks to Winter Storm Nemo, Arlington is expecting up to 2 feet of snow this weekend! See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is near Arlington Patch's coverage area.
With another historic blizzard hitting Massachusetts, let's take a look back at the Blizzard of '78.
The Blizzard of ’78 has to be the most photographed and videoed winter storm in New England history. Images of stranded cars, battered coastlines and children playing in giant snowdrifts are all vivid memories of that historic storm. As New Englanders, we commemorated the 35th anniversary of the storm earlier this week – and now Mother Nature is celebrating herself with what could be one of the biggest snowstorms in history. As we hunker down for this storm, let’s take a look back at the Blizzard of ’78. Here are some fun videos from TV and radio broadcasts before, during and after the storm, as well as home movies on YouTube… Let’s start off with the TV news weather reports Here’s a radio broadcast from WBZ An old WEEI broadcast during …
Share your blizzard photos and videos with the Arlington community by uploading them to this gallery.
As Arlington braces for this weekend's blizzard, we're asking readers to submit their best storm and snow photos. Snap a photo outside your window or door, and upload it to this gallery simply by clicking the 'Upload Photos and Videos' button. Cell phone cameras work just fine, and if you're an Instagram user, upload your best photos with that app as well. For up-to-the-minute storm updates, see "Winter Storm: Arlington Info Center." Be the first to know, sign up for our free daily newsletter and breaking news alerts.
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
Trash will be collected Friday.
Thursday, February 7
The following is from the Town of Arlington. Snow Emergency/Parking Ban Declared For February 8 The Town of Arlington has declared a snow emergency/parking ban, effective Friday, February 8th starting at 2 p.m. This is a major snow event with high winds and heavy snowfall predicted. The ban will be lifted when conditions allow. Another Town Notice will be sent when that happens. During a Snow Emergency, a parking ban is in place on all streets and municipal parking lots. It is crucial to keep cars off the streets during this time to allow the Town to clear the roads. Any vehicles parked on the streets during these hours will be subject to ticketing and towing. Trash Will Be Collected Friday Friday’s trash route will be collected. JRM will …
Arlington Patch's continuing coverage of this weekend's blizzard.
Sign up for Arlington Patch’s breaking news alerts, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Snow & Ice Information from the Town of Arlington. Monday, Feb. 11— 5:23 p.m. The Arlington Public Schools will be open Tuesday. Students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Updates on the East Arlington parking ban, trash collection and school Tuesday. Morning Briefing Schools Arlington Public Schools, Arlington Catholic and St. Agnes are all closed today. The town’s public schools are closed because there is still clearing that needs to be done in front of and around schools, Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine said Sunday. He also said snow banks near crosswalks have to be lowered to make walks to school safer. “We don’t want kids coming out …
It's officially a snow day in Arlington.
Update 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7 The Arlington Public Schools will be closed Friday, joining Arlington Catholic and St. Agnes School, according to 7News. ----- Update 2:37 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7 Arlington Catholic will be closed Friday as well, Principal Stephen Biagioni announced in an email to parents. ----- St. Agnes School will be closed on Friday due to the impending blizzard, according to 7News. A number of area towns and cities have already decided to close Friday as well, but there is still no word from the Arlington Public Schools or Arlington Catholic. We'll have updates as soon as they become available.
How much snow will Friday's nor'easter 'Nemo' bring?
By now you probably know that the National Weather Service has issued a “Blizzard Warning” for all of eastern Massachusetts, including Arlington. The nor’easter, aka “Nemo,” is expected to start with some snow showers Friday morning and pick up with heavy snow Friday evening into Saturday morning. Winds are expected to be about 15-20 mph Friday afternoon and 22-29 mph Friday night with gusts as high as 65 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The daytime high is 32, the overnight low around 22. But what you really want to know is how much snow is Arlington going to get? Here are a handful of predictions as of 1:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8. 7News (WHDH): 16-24” CBSBoston (WBZ): 18-24” TheBostonChannel (WCVB): 16-24" Fox25News: 18-24” …