Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Prepare for another messy weather day.
1. More Snow: Today's commute promises to be a mess. Stay tuned to Jamaica Plain Patch for snow, traffic and weather updates throughout the day. 2. Weather: Boston could end up with six inches of snow today. How much do you think we'll get once it's all said and done? 3. Weatherization Presentation: The South Jamaica Plain Health Center is hosting a weatherization presentation tonight at 6:30, weather pending. 4. Spring Break: Boston Police are urging area college students to secure their off-campus housing units if they're planning on being away during their school's spring break period. 5. Snow Photos: If we get enough snow, grab some new photos and update our gallery. Things you can do every day on Jamaica Plain Patch:
Monday, March 18, 2013
1. Weather: Over the weekend, local meteorologists predicted a new storm to hit the area tonight. How much snow or rain will we get this time? 2. Children's Hospital Meeting: The Jamaica Plain Gazette reported last week that Boston Children's Hospital has agreed to host a community meeting regarding the shut down of adult services at the Martha Eliot Center in Jackson Square. 3. Voter registration: The last day to register to vote or change one’s voting address or party affiliation for the April 30 primary is April 10. The Election Department is located in Room 241 of Boston City Hall and will be open until 8 p.m. that evening to accommodate prospective registrants and those wishing to make changes. Voters who have used absentee ballots in…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Students who were kept out of school Friday due to the snowstorm will be marked "constructively present."
Boston Public School officials said that any student not in school Friday will be marked as "constructively present" - meaning the absence will be excused. School officials did not close school Friday due to the inclement weather, and dismissed on their normal schedules. But all extracurricular activites including athletic events were cancelled. Boston Public Schools posted a message on its Facebook page about students being marked "constructively present" and that an automated phone call was going out to all families about the decision. “Our school staff, especially our Facilities teams, have done an incredible job today keeping sidewalks and driveways clear of snow even as the snow continues to pile up,” said Superintendent Carol …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Boston area is expecting a foot of snow or more from this week's storm. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Boston area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Jamaica Plain Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Boston Schools are open today. Tough break, kids.
To the dismay of many JP children, school is open today. The roads are pretty slippery and there are reports that the Boston area could get up to 18 inches of snow. On the one hand, conditions for driving and walking are less than favorable. And on the other, other hand, students, teachers and school faculty probably do not want to be in school until mid-June. What do you think? Was there too much snow for school today? Gab about the weather with your neighbors in our comment section below.
Winter is not over.
1. Weather: The snow fell throughout the day yesterday, but there isn't likely too much cleanup today as the temperature rose. 2. JP Music Festival: The Jamaica Plain Music Festival fundraising campaign is gearing up again. Look for a date of sometime this summer. 3. Daylight Saving: Daylight Saving Time occurs this weekend. The official time to set the clocks one hour ahead is Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m. 4. Parking: We're not out of the woods on winter just yet. Heed this Jamaica Plain resident's advice on parking in the neighborhood. 5. Odd Sports: Tchoukball anyone? Things you can do every day on Jamaica Plain Patch:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A long-duration storm is knocking on the city's door, but most local meteorologists expect little snow in Boston.
Boston's in for some wet weather Wednesday through Friday. This is a slow moving storm, which means a the light precipitation you see will eventually add up. For Boston, however, the local weather teams aren't predicting very much snow. Instead, expect a lot of rain and maybe some heavy slushy snow in spots. While areas inland may get a half a foot of snow, Boston's bigger concern is the three high tides during this storm. Flooding may become an issue along the immediate coast. Here are the latest forecasts from the local television news weather teams. All totals were updated Wednesday morning. WHDH (7 News): All rain WLVI (NewsCenter 5): 1-2 inches along the coast, six inches or more inland WBZ (CBS Local): 2-4 inches WFXT (MyFox Boston…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A possibly big storm could dump more snow on Boston sidewalks.
For the third consecutive weekend, a storm will hit the Boston area. Though it promises to be less serious than the "Blizzard of 2013" of Feb. 8 and 9, there could be some snow accumulation. Jamaica Plain was slow to be dug out from that storm, and two weeks later, some sidewalks are still covered. Reader Chris Pacewicz took a photo of the snow-covered sidewalk at Glen Road and Forest Hills Street Friday. "They haven't cleared the sidewalk from the blizzard, and now we are expecting our second storm since then. This is a very dangerous intersection to be walking in the street," he wrote in an email. If your street or sidewalk is still snowed under, you can tweet @NotifyBoston. During the last major storm, they were very responsive to …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The city lies right on the rain/snow line, meaning a degree or two of temperature change in either direction will determine what kind of storm we get.
Saturday's storm is proving to be a tricky one for area forecasters to get a hold on. Although it's not supposed to dump anywhere near the levels of precipitation Nemo did two weeks ago, it could drop significant rain or snow depending on where and when temperatures cross the freezing point. At the moment, Boston lies right on the projected rain/snow line, meaning we could get less than an inch of snow or several inches. As of late morning Friday, the National Weather Service was predicting an inch or less of wet snow in Boston, but maps issued by the service put Boston in an area that could get a few inches. Forecasters seem to agree that in either case, the wintry precipitation will start falling late Saturday afternoon and through the…
Weather forecasters are predicting at least six inches of snow with a foot of snow possible.
Will Jamaica Plain get pummeled this weekend with more than a foot of snow or will it be a half-foot with rain mixed in? The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. The NWS said 6 inches of snow or more is possible and warned of heavy wet snow that may fall at 1 to 2 inches per hour. Snow may mix with rain in the Boston area. The NWS warned that the heavy wet snow could bring down tree limbs and result in scattered power outages. Here is a look at the snowfall estimates for Boston as of 7 a.m. Friday: Channel 7 meteorologist Pete Bouchard wrote on his weather blog: Storm start-up still looks like Saturday afternoon. We'll still be able to get around and the amounts will be …