More snow than expected

By: NEwxguy , 2:22 PM GMT on March 04, 2013

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March 8th
Since this storm started showing up in Models,the predictions have been all over the place,from mostly rain,to going out to sea.Well,most of us here in central and eastern areas are seeing about a foot of snow.Here in waltham we have about 8-10 inches.They have never been able to hone in on this forecast.

March 7th
So our nor'easter is finally effecting our area.
Currently light snow is falling,eastern and central areas,rain down on cape cod,heavier snow se Mass and RI.Strong winds with gusts over 40 along the coast.Flooding expected along the coast and since this is going to last through Friday,each High tide will be worse.So this is going to a major impact on area over a long period of time.Coastal sections that have been battered repeatedly since Sandy are going to take another beating with this storm,there may even be some homes that will be lost to the sea.

March 6th
I very large and strong storm will be passing south and east of New England,which is probably a good thing. SE New England will feel the brunt of the storm,but eastern sections to about 50 miles west of Boston will also have some major impact.As with most storms this time of year rain/snow line is crucial and always hard to predict. There is no major cold with this system so the Atlantic air influence will be the deciding factor on who gets a lot of heavy wet snow and who sees only a few inches.Right along the coast and down south of Boston will see mostly rain,but it will switch back and forth.Probably snow at night and mostly rain in the day time hours.
The wind will be a big factor.Already winds are out of the Northeast 10 to 20 with gusts approaching 30 mph. and will only get stronger tonight and tomorrow with gusts approaching 60mph.
There will probably be mod to major coastal flooding as this is a long duration storm over multiple high tides.Severe coastal erosion will occur.Power outages can be expected where there is a lot of heavy wet snow

March 5th
So it looks like our coastal storm may impact southern and eastern new england more than was expected yesterday.Models are moving the system closer to new england. The US models are bringing in farther north and thus warmer with heavy snows inland and heavy rain south and eastern areas,while the european models are farther off shore and colder and snowier for south coast,cape cod and eastern areas.Most forecasters are leaning toward the farther offshore.There is still the possiblity of a completed miss.Nothing is for sure at this point.

March 4th,
Not much change in the weather pattern,large low off of Nova Scotia continues to spin,with small areas of light precip.rotating around this low.Yesterday we had off and on light flurries,a few sprinkles late afternoon,then some steadier light snow in the evening,but nothing adding up.This pattern will continue all week,which should protect us from a strong storm moving off the mid-atlantic coast,which should stay far enough south of us,but may cause some strong winds on Thursday.Could be some heavy snows for western virginia and West Virginia area.
No real springlike weather in sight,although next weekend should improve the temps a little bit.

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46. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:13 PM GMT on March 12, 2013
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45. masshysteria
3:05 PM GMT on March 09, 2013
Good Morning, NEw!

I realize that you're not usually online on the weekends, but in case you happen to peruse, thought I'd leave you a friendly reminder to turn your clocks ahead 1 hr this evening. Hopefully, any sleep you lose overnight will be made up in by a nap or an earlier retirement on Sunday.

Despite all the heavy snow on the ground, it's so pleasant to wake up to a Saturday morning of sunshine and blue skies. Hope that this possibly warmer, sunnier weekend will help quickly melt this mess before peoples backs go out in the process. Be really careful while shoveling this mess, as it's so much heavier and crippling on the back.

Surprisingly, Dracut, MA (which is next door to us) claims to have received 22 inches of snowfall, but our town/city looks to have received nearly a foot less! I'm wondering if the official snow monitor there is counting in snowdrifts instead of strictly level areas?? Seems like quite a discrepancy of snowfall between two towns within a short enough distance. Hmmm...

Hope your continuing to pace yourself while tackling this mess and get to enjoy, at least, part of the weekend, ache-free, before heading into work on Monday. Let's hope any other potential storms ahead (especially this coming Wednesday) will come as strictly rainfall!

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44. Proserpina
2:05 PM GMT on March 09, 2013
Good morning.

We have a sunny day, cold at the moment but it should warm up as the progresses.

Crocus and Jonquil buds are dancing in the sun, waiting for the proper moment to smile at the world with their joyful colors and scents. Camellias are in bloom, as are some Pieris shrubs. Birds are gathering twigs and leaves for their nests, and so are the squirrels. Soon we will be enjoying the happy sounds of the squirrels as they merrily chase each other round and round the tree trunks, also the chirps of new baby birds will fill the flower scented air. Proserpina is awake and hard at work.

May the warm rays of the Spring sun warm and delight your heart.
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43. NEwxguy
9:46 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
Looking at radar,what precip is left out there and rotating in,is beginning to transistion to rain,Im going to have to get home and clear the snow before it changes.
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42. NEwxguy
9:32 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
419 PM EST FRI MAR 8 2013

CTZ004-MAZ012>014-017-018-020-021-RIZ001-002-004- 005-092130-
WINDHAM CT-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-
SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-EASTERN KENT RI-BRISTOL RI-
419 PM EST FRI MAR 8 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING..
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41. NEwxguy
8:28 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
the break in precip was brief,its starting snow steady again,moderate at times,and looking at radar more bands are pushing in,so we still have a ways to go before this all moves out,especially south of boston.This precip is moving south very slowly if at all.
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40. NEwxguy
7:48 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
Mass,I fear with global warming,increased ocean temps,rising sea levels as the polar ice cap continues to melt,people along the coast are increasing danger.Our environment is changing and not for the better.

Hi Pros,it really has been sad.The east coast and lately the New England coast has had a long series of storms that we won't soon forget.So much detruction.
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39. Proserpina
7:37 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
The photo sure tells a story of destruction. I hope that you and yours are ok in your area.
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38. masshysteria
6:58 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
Hi NEw!

Thanks for allowing me to use that great photo below! It sure speaks sad volumes. The owner apparently is presently living in his winter home in Florida (due to health reasons/restrictions) and talked by phone to a Boston reporter about his frustration concerning his personal financial investment for sandbags, etc. plus the lack of response from the town, as recent as this past December, to get permits to replace worn jetties, dunes, etc. before it was too late. Many of these damaged homes have been there for generations and I guess it's hard for current owners to fathom all the increasing erosion, pitfalls and losses caused by treacherous weather in just one decade.

Despite indications of the radar below showing otherwise, it's remained snow-free now for nearly a half-hour! YEAH! Hope the worst is over for your area as well.

So hard to believe the vastness and destructiveness of this storm considering its eye was 600 miles ESE of us out to sea in the Atlantic! Don't want to imagine if that eye had been any closer!! WHEW!
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37. NEwxguy
6:50 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
Definitely see the radar showing the end insight to the north and west of us,but still some pretty heavy bands still coming into eastern Mass.,so its going to be a slow process for us in the east and down on the Cape.
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36. NEwxguy
6:12 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
Mass,please go ahead and use it.Not a problem.
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35. masshysteria
5:52 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
Quoting NEwxguy:
Still snowing heavy here in Waltham also,I suspect Mass your have a brief pause,because radar still shows a lot of moisture funneling in


Hi NEw!

The radar below is a few minutes behind, but I believe the storm has finally moved farther South of us and is diminishing. One can only hope!!

NEw ~ Could I use your posted pic below of that felled Plum Island Home, while referencing that you originally uploaded it here on your site, so to place along with my current post regarding such on my site? Would greatly appreciate it, but will refrain if you wish to have me just link to here.



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34. NEwxguy
5:45 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
Looking yes it was the plum island house,and there are 3 other houses that are not livable and will probably go at some point.The ocean is beautiful,but in New England your taking a very real risk living too close.
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33. NEwxguy
5:43 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
Still snowing heavy here in Waltham also,I suspect Mass your have a brief pause,because radar still shows a lot of moisture funneling in
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32. sheslookingUP
5:39 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
Still coming down heavily here in Cambridge. I now have over a foot on my deck.

Is that the Plum Island house that your pix shows? I think I read that it was not inhabited? How long before folks just give up on these waterfront houses. I mean, it's a lovely location but I would not be able to stand the anxiety every time we have a storm.
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31. masshysteria
5:37 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
Hi NEw and SHE!

This particular blizzard feels far worse than that of a month ago. We were able to successfully snowblow our driveway and side walkway earlier this am, but have had to call it, ourselves, due to wet clothes, age and potential health concerns. Thankfully, the snow didn't clog up in our snowblower!

It appears that we were part of the zone containing much of the non-stop heavier concentrations of snowfall. Thus far, we haven't seen many snowplows in our neighborhood, compared to last month, and are fortunate that my hubby's brother plows for the Town and has made a couple of passes along our side street.

Moments ago, the snow finally appears to have completely stopped! I hope and pray that's it for snowstorms for quite some time and that Wednesday's potential storm will come in the form of just rain!!

Compared to those all those poor souls who've lost or suffered permanent damage to their homes along coastal Plum Island and others, we've thankfully made out quite well this season and are also grateful that, so far, no power outages have occurred nor damage done to self or home. Sad how our coastlines have eroded to such a degree where they will never be the same again. One can now only rely on memories of a better by-gone era.

Hope both of you will continue to pace yourselves while confronting all this heavy wet snow!! Supposedly, we're to have quite a warmup over the weekend which will hopefully help melt all this stuff without further incident!
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30. NEwxguy
5:30 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
Destruction along our coastline

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29. NEwxguy
5:28 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
12-24 inches over a wide area of Southern New England into southern New Hampshire and Vermont
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28. NEwxguy
5:10 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1038 AM EST FRI MAR 8 2013

...HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN NEW
ENGLAND INTO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...

CTZ003-004-MAZ004>007-012>018-026-081800-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-130308T1800Z/
TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-
WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-
EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...UNION...VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...
BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENC E...GLOUCESTER...
MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRID GE...BOSTON...
QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...AYER
1038 AM EST FRI MAR 8 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS...CENTRAL AND EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AWAY FROM THE
IMMEDIATE COAST AS WELL AS NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 12 TO 24
INCHES...HIGHEST FROM MIDDLESEX COUNTY MA SOUTHWESTWARD TO
TOLLAND COUNTY CT AND OVER NORFOLK COUNTY MA.

* TIMING...BANDS OF HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL TO CONTINUE INTO THIS
AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...STILL A THREAT FOR ADDITIONAL POWER OUTAGES. HAZARDOUS
DRIVING CONDITIONS.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 30.
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27. NEwxguy
4:06 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
The predictions this morning were to see improvement midday,but looking at radar,still a neverending supply or moisture streaming in from the atlantic. Won't be surprised to see 18-24 inches in some areas especially the southern suburbs of Boston,which had a headstart on snowfall yesterday.
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26. NEwxguy
2:49 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
GM,Looking,I was going to work from home today,but my network was giving me problems,so I had to make the trip into work.Thankfully I work in Waltham,but even navigating the roads in waltham was an adventure.I was really surprise at how many cars were on the street.And to complicate things,the schools were not called off,so even more traffic and school buses.People stuck on hills every where.
Lets hope this is winter's last hurrah,don't want to see any more of this stuff.
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25. sheslookingUP
1:30 PM GMT on March 08, 2013
Well, there is about a foot of snow on the bird feeder on my deck, though because of wind there's not quite that much on top of our back fence. As usual our little street has not been plowed, nor have the shovelers come to do our sidewalk and driveway. So even though there are cars--and I even saw a schoolbus--going past slowly at the end of our street where it intersects a major one, we are still quite trapped. So near and yet so far! My husband would go out there and shovel (and so would I actually) but both of us have had heart surgery and now is the time to play the "elderly" card, even though I detest it. NEw, hope you are ok there in Waltham. At this moment we have got a kind of white-out. Gotta love New England, I guess.
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24. NEwxguy
8:50 PM GMT on March 07, 2013
RGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1211 PM EST THU MAR 7 2013

...STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE COAST AND ESPECIALLY THE CAPE AND ISLANDS...

MAZ007-013>016-080115-
/O.CON.KBOX.WI.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-130308T1200Z/
EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GLOUCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY
1211 PM EST THU MAR 7 2013

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...METRO BOSTON AND THE NORTH SHORE.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...WINDS MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO DOWN SOME TREE
BRANCHES. IN ADDITION...SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES MAY OCCUR AS
THE STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINED WITH HEAVY WET SNOW.
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23. NEwxguy
7:12 PM GMT on March 07, 2013
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1208 PM EST THU MAR 7 2013

...HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL
PLAIN MAY RESULT IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES INTO FRIDAY MORNING...

MAZ004-005-012>014-017-018-020-021-026-RIZ001-002 -080115-
/O.COR.KBOX.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-130308T1800Z/
NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-
WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...
LOWELL...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD. ..CAMBRIDGE...
TAUNTON...BROCKTON...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...
AYER...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE
1208 PM EST THU MAR 7 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AWAY FROM THE IMMEDIATE
COAST AS WELL AS NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES. ISOLATED 10
INCH AMOUNTS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL IMPACT THE REGION THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. THE
HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY
MORNING...BUT SOME ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON
ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE ELEVATED INTERIOR AREAS OF SOUTHEAST
MASSACHUSETTS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY TONIGHT AND
FRIDAY MORNING IMPACTING BOTH RUSH HOURS. STRONG WINDS MAY
RESULT IN POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...MID 30S DURING THE DAY...LOW 30S AT NIGHT.
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22. NEwxguy
6:15 PM GMT on March 07, 2013
Snow continues to fall,but nothing on the roadways with temps above freezing,I suspect this will all change once evening approaches and the sun goes down.Radar is really filling in. and looking at the storm on on radar,its tending to wobble more toward the Norteast so the effects will definitely increase toward evening.
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21. NEwxguy
4:52 PM GMT on March 07, 2013
May as well get into the spirit,since the white stuff is going to be around for the next couple of days.

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20. NEwxguy
2:54 PM GMT on March 07, 2013
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
418 AM EST THU MAR 7 2013

...STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE COAST AND ESPECIALLY THE CAPE AND ISLANDS...

MAZ007-013>016-071730-
/O.CON.KBOX.WI.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-130308T1200Z/
EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GLOUCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY
418 AM EST THU MAR 7 2013

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...METRO BOSTON AND THE NORTH SHORE.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...WINDS MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO DOWN SOME TREE BRANCHES.
IN ADDITION...SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES MAY OCCUR AS THE STRONG
WINDS WILL COMBINED WITH HEAVY WET SNOW.
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19. NEwxguy
1:54 PM GMT on March 07, 2013
...HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL
PLAIN MAY RESULT IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES INTO FRIDAY MORNING...

MAZ005-013-014-017-018-020-021-RIZ002-071715-
/O.UPG.KBOX.WW.Y.0009.130307T1200Z-130308T1800Z/
/O.EXB.KBOX.WS.W.0005.130307T0909Z-130308T1800Z/
CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...FOXBORO...
NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...FALL RIVER...
NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...PROVIDENCE
409 AM EST THU MAR 7 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST
FRIDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AWAY FROM THE IMMEDIATE COAST
AS WELL AS NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES WITH A LOW
PROBABILITY OF ISOLATED 10 INCH AMOUNTS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL IMPACT THE REGION RIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING. THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO
FRIDAY MORNING...BUT SOME ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR TODAY
ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE ELEVATED INTERIOR AREAS OF SOUTHEAST
MASSACHUSETTS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY TONIGHT AND
FRIDAY MORNING IMPACTING BOTH RUSH HOURS. STRONG WINDS MAY
RESULT IN POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.
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18. NEwxguy
2:58 AM GMT on March 07, 2013
Strange evening out there.I took my 2 mile walk and one moment its not doing anything and then 2 minutes later a snow squall moves through.This is one strange storm.Will it or won't it do anything.
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17. NEwxguy
11:05 PM GMT on March 06, 2013
MAZ007-013>016-070530-
/O.NEW.KBOX.WI.Y.0010.130307T0000Z-130308T1200Z/
EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GLOUCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY
425 PM EST WED MAR 6 2013

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST FRIDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...WINDS MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO DOWN TREE BRANCHES OR
POWER LINES. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE
31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH. DRIVING
CAN BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
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16. NEwxguy
7:06 PM GMT on March 06, 2013
Rain/snow showers going on just about all day.Going to be a battle for rain/snow in my area,I suspect after night fall the temps will drop and change everything over to snow.Winds are strong alread gusting over 30 mph
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15. NEwxguy
3:39 PM GMT on March 06, 2013
...AN OCEAN STORM WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY WET SNOW AND
STRONG WINDS THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...

.A STRONG OCEAN STORM WILL SLOWLY PASS WELL SOUTHEAST OF THE NEW
ENGLAND TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY WET SNOW
WILL WRAP TO THE NORTH OF THIS LOW...LIKELY AFFECTING EASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...RHODE ISLAND AND EXTREME EASTERN CONNECTICUT AND
NEW HAMPSHIRE. UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY
REGARDING EXACT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS...BUT THIS STORM WILL HAVE A
SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

MAZ004>007-014-026-NHZ012-015-061800-
/O.CON.KBOX.WS.A.0006.130307T1200Z-130308T1200Z/
NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-
EASTERN ESSEX MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...
LOWELL...LAWRENCE...GLOUCESTER...CAMBRIDGE...AYER ...MANCHESTER...
NASHUA...PETERBOROUGH...WEARE
454 AM EST WED MAR 6 2013

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

* LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS AND HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN
NEW HAMPSHIRE.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES STARTING EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING...BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY LATE
THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY MORNING WHEN ROADS COULD BECOME SNOW
COVERED AND SLIPPERY. STRONG WINDS MAY RESULT IN POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.
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14. NEwxguy
10:15 PM GMT on March 05, 2013
MAZ004>007-014-026-NHZ012-015-060500-
/O.NEW.KBOX.WS.A.0006.130307T1200Z-130308T1200Z/
NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-
EASTERN ESSEX MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...
LOWELL...LAWRENCE...GLOUCESTER...CAMBRIDGE...AYER ...MANCHESTER...
NASHUA...PETERBOROUGH...WEARE
358 PM EST TUE MAR 5 2013

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING.

* LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS AND HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN
NEW HAMPSHIRE.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES.

* TIMING...THE SNOW WILL COME DOWN HEAVIEST BEGINNING EARLY
THURSDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO THE DAY THURSDAY. IT WILL
GRADUALLY DISSIPATE INTO THE EARLY HALF OF THE DAY FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS WILL LEAD TO DIFFICULT
DRIVING CONDITIONS AS WELL AS INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD FOR POWER
OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 30.

* VISIBILITIES...IN HEAVIER BANDS OF SNOW...VISIBILITY MAY DIP TO
A HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.
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13. NEwxguy
9:06 PM GMT on March 05, 2013
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12. NEwxguy
8:54 PM GMT on March 05, 2013
ANZ251-060500-
/O.UPG.KBOX.SR.A.0003.130307T0000Z-130308T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KBOX.SR.W.0005.130307T0400Z-130308T1800Z/
MASSACHUSETTS BAY AND IPSWICH BAY-
350 PM EST TUE MAR 5 2013

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM WEDNESDAY TO 1 PM EST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM WEDNESDAY TO 1 PM EST
FRIDAY. THE STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS AND SEAS...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO
50 KT. SEAS 22 TO 27 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A STORM WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 48 TO 63 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. RECREATIONAL BOATERS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...OR TAKE
SHELTER UNTIL WINDS AND WAVES SUBSIDE. COMMERCIAL VESSELS SHOULD
PREPARE FOR VERY STRONG WINDS AND DANGEROUS SEA CONDITIONS...AND
CONSIDER REMAINING IN PORT OR TAKING SHELTER IN PORT UNTIL WINDS
AND WAVES SUBSIDE.
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11. masshysteria
5:41 PM GMT on March 05, 2013
Hi again, NEw!

It looks like there'll be considerably more severe coastal erosion occurring with this Nor'easter beginning tomorrow and lasting till Friday! Currently, the Merrimack Valley region could now receive anywhere from 3-6 inches of this heavy, wet stuff. We'll have to remain vigilant and be sure to really pace ourselves when tackling this mess! This is definitely what is commonly called, "heart-attack snow" and none of us needs to add this possible impact to our current list of other age-related ailments. Be safe out there and stock up on deep-heating rubs!

Jus is presently getting freezing rain/snow mix, in her area of Chicago, and could get up to a half a foot of accumulated snowfall by tomorrow night.

Regarding the rescued 17 yr old male intermediate skier, he looks to be in good shape due to making a snow-hut to burrow in and drinking water from a nearby stream. He was taken to the local Maine hospital as a precautionary measure, and a current pic of him, posted and seen on a local Boston TV site, shows him looking quite well, with no obvious signs of frostbite, but looking very sheepish and embarrassed.
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10. NEwxguy
5:26 PM GMT on March 05, 2013
MASSACHUSETTS BAY AND IPSWICH BAY-
1014 AM EST TUE MAR 5 2013

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY...
...STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...INCREASING
TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS
11 TO 16 FT. SNOW LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 15 TO
20 FT. SNOW AND RAIN LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS
16 TO 21 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT. SEAS 14 TO
19 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS
12 TO 17 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO
15 FT.
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9. NEwxguy
4:41 PM GMT on March 05, 2013
GM,Mass,
That is such great news about that skier,after two days, I was thinking the worse.So good to get good news once in a while where news casts are so down these days.
Yes,I was trying to get myself in the spring mode,this storm will bring a halt to that for little while.Not that its been springlike these days.The good news this time of year,the snow doesn't last long,and this weekend should be much improved.
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8. masshysteria
2:47 PM GMT on March 05, 2013
Good Morning, NEw!

Sorry to learn that increased job stresses have you once again feeling boxed in a corner while holding a white flag. It's truly sad how many companies think they can succeed by working employees beyond all human endurance or capabilities. Naturally, I hope you'll miraculously be able to find a more nurturing company that considers a man of your given experience and talents a big asset, but the odds are so slim given the present socio-economic circumstances. Only you can truly gauge what would be in your best interests overall, especially when determining one's income plus benefits versus potentially serious health-risks that can be associated with age and type of work. Unfortunately, some of us ended up learning the hard way.

Weather-wise, tomorrow's expected storm may now bring us nearly 8 inches of heavy, wet snow. I think the METS are relying on the favored more reliable European Weather Models. Sad, how the American Models are now in need of catching up on their accuracy rate. In any event, we're stocked up on essentials and will have to wait and see what actually transpires come tomorrow afternoon. Hope we can all somehow by-pass the worst of it.

Here I was hoping that Sunday's daylight savings time would bring us longer views of an increasing greening earth not more snow-covered ground!! LOL!

P.S. The Medford, MA male teen skier, who got lost in the Sugarloaf, ME ski area Sunday pm, was found alive by a rescue snowmobiler! I bet he'll stick with any/all main ski slopes in any of his future ski expeditions.
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7. NEwxguy
2:14 PM GMT on March 05, 2013
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHERN
CONNECTICUT...CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...EASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...NORTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...SOUTHERN NEW
HAMPSHIRE...NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND AND SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

LOW PRESSURE WILL EMERGE OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST WEDNESDAY...THEN
INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES EAST. HEAVY SNOW MAY IMPACT PARTS OF
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...HOWEVER UNCERTAINTY REMAINS HIGH ON
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AND LOCATION OF RAIN-SNOW LINE. SNOWFALL MAY BE
HEAVY AND WET POSSIBLY RESULTING IN POWER OUTAGES.

STRONG WINDS WILL IMPACT SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS WHERE WIND
ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED SOMETIME WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY
FRIDAY.

WITH THE EXTENDED PERIOD OF NORTHEAST WINDS AND HIGH SEAS...AT
LEAST SOME BEACH EROSION ALONG THE EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS COAST IS
EXPECTED LATE WEDNESDAY INTO FRIDAY. THERE IS ALSO THE POSSIBILITY
OF SOME MINOR COASTAL FLOODING DURING THE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY HIGH
TIDE CYCLES.
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6. NEwxguy
10:04 PM GMT on March 04, 2013
local forcasts still leaning toward the lower impact ECMWF model which would only have a little precip along the south coast,but not a lot of confidence in any of the forecasts.Will be interesting to see the model ouputs tomorrow morning to see if there is any shift more northward.Stay tuned and hold your breath.
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5. NEwxguy
6:47 PM GMT on March 04, 2013
Its still up in the air for our midweek storm.
Depending on which model you want to follow.The European models have been the model of choice and they still send the storm out to sea,just south of New England. The GFS over the past several runs continue to bring this up near us and deliver a pretty good snowfall,but it has been the least accurate model most of the winter.Whats concerning at this point in time is that the european models have been shifting northward a little at a time each run.We still have 48 hrs to watch these models,and wait and see who shifts into line with the other models. Will GFS shift out to sea, or will the european models continue to shift more north.
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4. NEwxguy
6:02 PM GMT on March 04, 2013
Hi,Mass,yes,I took Friday off,much needed as I went home on Thursday night completely stressed from this job.I've worked on my resume this weekend and put some feeler out there to see if any thing may be available for an aging technician.Would be nice to find a more laid back job out there to finish until my retirement.Would like to keep working until Im 70,but don't know if I can make that far at my current job.
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3. masshysteria
5:57 PM GMT on March 04, 2013
Good Afternoon, NEw!

I, too, am concerned about the direction of that LOW, and the exact location, amount and type of precipitation that wintry system will bear on us by mid-week. It appears that it could linger for nearly three days straight (Weds. - Fri.)! Wouldn't ya know it, just when most of our front and back yards have become visible again, another wintry hit could bring us back to square one. Boo! Hiss! It's surprising how the snow has melted much quicker on our property versus many of our neighbors. Guess we're better aligned to whatever sunrays make it through mostly overcast skies. In any event, I'm just happy to not be living in a region that experiences massive sink-holes. What a horrific nightmare in Florida!!

Hope you and yours are feeling up to snuff and that your Friday absence from the WU blogs was due to either from being busy at work or, better yet, a day off! Let's hope that the remainder of this week will go in our favor as we near longer daylight hours and slightly warmer temps this Sunday!
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2. NEwxguy
5:41 PM GMT on March 04, 2013
GFS model wants to bring the coastal storm up to us and dump a lot of snow,especially for SE and easter areas.
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1. NEwxguy
2:46 PM GMT on March 04, 2013
We will be watching this low as it moves acroass the mid-atlantic,most forecasters are passing this out to sea south of us,but in Blizz''s blog,some bloggers are showing models bring us another heavy snow storm.Lets hope it goes out to sea,Im trying to get into spring mode.Last night taking my walk in the snow didn't help much.
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