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UPDATED: No Snow Emergency, School on Despite Winter Storm Watch

Several inches of snow could fall in Malden from the winter storm.

[UPDATE: Jan. 21, 9:20 p.m.]

A message from the City of Malden:

"After careful consideration of the latest weather reports, WE WILL NOT BE DECLARING a snow emergency.

We do however ask that you please use any means of legal off street parking you have available to you to keep the streets free of vehicles so that plows can do a more effective job of clearing the snow for a more efficient morning commute.

We also ask residents that to be considerate while parking off-street and make sure not to park in any businesses, schools or anywhere that you are not authorized to park. Again, please use any means of legal off-street parking you have available to you to allow our snow plows to do their job this evening.

We thank you for your cooperation."

[UPDATE: Jan. 21, 4:42 p.m.]

That snow is expected to begin as flurries early Monday evening and cause a bit of a headache come Tuesday morning's commute.

The bulk of the snow is expected along the coasts, with the Cape and coastal New Hampshire predicted to receive 5 or more inches, according to the WHDH weather blog.

The western suburbs fall in the area predicted to receive 2-3 inches, but Malden is on the border of the 2-3 and 3-5 inch lines.

Most of the snow is expected to fall late tonight through Tuesday mid-day. Along with the snow, according to WHDH, will come arctic air that is expected to stick around throughout the coming week.

[UPDATE: Jan 21, 8:17 a.m.]

Forecasters say the snow will start hitting the coast about 5 p.m. Monday, and then drop 3-5 inches of snow along near the coast and 1 to 3 inches inland, according to the WHDH Channel 7 forecast.

Most of the snow is expected to fall on Tuesday.

[Original Post]

A snow storm will roll into Eastern Massachusetts Monday afternoon and continue through Tuesday morning, dumping a few inches of snow in the area.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch beginning Monday afternoon. The heaviest snow will be along the coast of Massachusetts, where 4 to 8 inches of snow could fall, but the storm watch includes the cities of Boston and Cambridge.

Further inland, snowfall is expected to between 1 to 3 inches, according to the forecast by WHDH Channel 7.

Stay tuned to Patch for updates on the storm.

Raj January 22, 2013 at 02:15 AM
last week's morning commute, on a weekday (Regular pay), not a single plow or sander could be found. Now, it's a holiday evening (Holiday pay) and already, without much snow on the ground so far, there have been several sanders and plows around...hmmmm
Julie the Jarhead January 22, 2013 at 11:57 AM
I want to thank the Malden peeps for the 'no snow emergency' phone call. It was very helpful. In the future, however, please try to send the call out BEFORE 9:00 p.m. xo Julie
coldwaterdiver January 22, 2013 at 12:27 PM
That phone system is so overused we ignore it, I'm surprised they didnt call this morning to tell us its tuesday.
coldwaterdiver January 22, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Hey Raj... just what are you trying to say....
Frank Ryan January 22, 2013 at 02:45 PM
I'm always surprised when people complain about the DPW. Do you think they're not trying their best? Are you saying they only come out for OT? I have news for you. Everett was pathetic last week as were other surrounding communities. This was a great call by the city (Police and DPW) and I thank them for the hard work they do for us.
Nan January 22, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Code Red should be used for EMERGENCIES. When used for anything else the call should never be sent after 8:00 p.m. If they felt a call was necessary to be sent to say there is NO Snow Emergency it should have been done before 8:00 p.m. or not at all. After 8:00 p.m. many families are finally starting to settle down and relax and for those that work early or go to school, may even be trying to sleep. When my phone rings after 9:00 p.m. it almost always makes me feel like something is wrong with an uneasy feeling.
AnnieOMalden January 22, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Damned if you do and damned if you don't...it's only a phone call.
david mokal January 22, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Yup Annie your right. I got it and even at 9PM well apreciated.
Matthew January 22, 2013 at 09:44 PM
I agree to a point. There should not be a call made to say that there is "NO" snow emergency in affect. As far as the time of the call? It depends on the time frame of the incoming storm. Here's my other issue. Having it listed as a "CODE RED ALERT" on my caller ID with a 1-866 number???? Really? Why is it not a local Malden exchnage that all the residents would recognize????

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