Monday, October 29, 2012
As predicted earlier, Sandy's most severe wind-lashing is expected this evening, as the hurricane makes landfall in New Jersey.
After a day where thousands of New Englanders have lost power, roads and buildings have been flooded and winds-and-rain have lashed everyone, we're just on the verge of the worst of it. Forecasters have been warning that Monday evening would be New England's moment of most severe intensity for Sandy. That prediction seems to be right on-target. "Like a large nor'easter on steroids" According to Accuweather forecasters, Hurricane Sandy is poised for a New Jersey landfall any moment now. Those same Accuweather forecasters are calling Sandy a "Northeast catastrophe unfolding." "Conditions will deteriorate through the day Monday with the worst of the storm spreading inland Monday night into Tuesday," says Accuweather. That means the driving …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The governor said Hurricane Sandy could hit Sunday night and linger into Wednesday.
Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency and held a press conference Saturday afternoon to update to the public about how the state is preparing for the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Sandy is currently a category 1 hurricane rolling up the Atlantic and is expected to turn northwest Sunday afternoon. Impact on New England from the storm is expected by Sunday night and could linger until Wednesday. "While we continue to hope for the best, we are planning for the worst," Patrick said. There may be coastal flooding, severe beach erosion, damaging winds, widespread power outages, and possibly 5 inches or more of rain. "This afternoon I declared a state of emergency commonwealth-wide," Patrick said. "This enables us to cut through some…
Friday, October 26, 2012
If storm takes more northern track, significant impacts possible to New England.
The latest track of Hurricane Sandy has the storm pushing farther west according to this morning’s meteorologist reports. The National Hurricane Center has the center of the storm going either into Southern New Jersey or Delaware. This is a constantly changing storm and a more northern track, which is possible, would bring more significant impacts into New England. According to WHDH Meteorologist Chris Lambert, the current likely scenario would bring wind and rain Monday afternoon through Tuesday with wind gusts of 40-60 mph, mostly onshore, strongest at coast with up to 5 inches of rain expected throughout the storm’s duration. Power outages are likely, along with beach erosion and coastal flooding during high tides. Lambert says it’s…
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Expect 50 mph wins and 3-5 inches of rain, National Weather Service says.
Eastonites can expect to feel their first rain drop Saturday afternoon and their last Sunday evening or early Monday morning. When all is said and done, 3-5 inches will have fallen on the shovel town and winds will have reached 50 mph, according to Benjamin Sipperell of the National Weather Service. Winds will pick up "roughly" Saturday evening as the first bands move through the area. Sipperell said the "bulk" of the hurricane will hit over the central to western part of the state, which could receive up to 10 inches of rain. While a flood watch is issued in the Easton area, Sipperell said most of the concern lies to the west. Eastonites are not in the clear, though. While winds could consistently be 50 mph, gusts could reach up to 60 to …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Easton Has It Covered – But Be On Guard and Vigilant
Okay, first off, I need to come clean with everyone – I will not be in the Easton area on Sunday when the hurricane is scheduled, maybe, to visit here. I am on way today to Chicago to see my mom, and my sister and her family. Both live in Evanston, a suburb of Chicago. I have some work to do out there as well. But, no matter, I will miss whatever rain and wind are dropped on Easton and the surrounding area. Living in New England, south of Boston, we are not in the mainstream hurricane belts, but at this time of year we are subject, like most of the rest of the nation, to increasing atmospheric turbulence and problems and distress. And I am absolutely sure of this, that if you underestimate and don’t respect the potential for Mother …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
A press release from MEMA about what families need to do to prepare for the Hurricane Season. Hurricane Irene is expected to hit the Massachusetts area on Sunday.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Hurricane Irene is expected to make its way up to the New England area this weekend, bringing high winds and heavy rain. Tropical storm-like conditions are expected on Sunday. The Stoughton Fire Department issued this press release from MEMA, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, giving residents some tips on how to deal with the potential storm: *** As we enter the 2011 Hurricane Season, which experts are predicting to be very active, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is offering personal preparedness tips for the all of the citizens of the Commonwealth. “Every home and business should have a stocked basic emergency supply kit that could be used for any emergency, regardless of the time of year,” states MEMA …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Hurricane may impact Easton over weekend.
Hurricane Irene, a major Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 115 mph as of Wednesday morning, is taking a path toward southern New England, the National Weather Service is predicting. The NWS says Irene's track remains uncertain, but the possibility of heavy rain, flooding and strong, damaging wind exists for the weekend for the Easton area. Meteorologists at WHDH say humidity levels will also be high on Sunday. MSNBC predicts Irene to be a Catergory 1 hurricane, with sustained winds of 80 mph, when it makes landfall in southern New England early Monday morning. Severe weather will also be possible Thursday ahead of Irene. The NWS says isolated strong to severe thunderstorms may affect the area, with localized flooding possible.