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, according to local forecasts, but don't get out your snow shovels yet. For Boston, 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): 1-3 inches NECN: 1-3 inches
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Are you satisfied or frustrated with how the city handled the area’s 5th largest snowstorm in history? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Now that things are beginning to return to normal, it's time to rate howthe DPW's plows handled the 2+ feet of snow that hit the city earlier this month. We wanted to ask our readers to give the city a grade - from "A" for excellent to "F" for failure - in the comments below Fel free to explain your grading, give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below - but keep in mind, the blizzard was the 5th largest snowstorm in New England history. What grade would you give the city for it's blizzard response, and why?
If you are using chairs, cones or other objects to save your shoveled-out parking spot, get them out ASAP - trash collectors will start disposing of them Tuesday morning.
Residents take note: as trash collection begins after the Monday holiday, collectors will begin targeting stray objects left as street-parking placeholders Tuesday morning. While the practice has no legal basis, most neighborhoods have informal rules about saving parking spaces after a major snow incident. The City of Malden Facebook page reported the development Monday night. "Calling all chairs, tires, cones, ironing boards etc," the announcement reads. "This week we will be removing all parking space savers as they are prohibited in our city. "They will be treated as trash and thrown away so if you care about them, don't put them out tomorrow morning."
Saturday, February 16, 2013
This video produced by the mayor's office shows how to properly clean your walkways, both for optimal clearing and to avoid tickets.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Mystic Valley Regional Charter School will remain open Tuesday. No word of cancellation from Malden Catholic early Tuesday morning.
Classes at Malden Public Schools and the Cheverus School are canceled Tuesday. No word yet on Malden Catholic. Mystic Valley Regional Charter School will have normal classes.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Chairs and other objects always pop up in shoveled-out spots after each snowstorm. Legally, there's no basis for it, but: is this a neighborhood rule where you live? Do you abide by the "he who dug it" code?
Police have responded to numerous reports this week of neighbors fighting over one of the city's 'hottest' post-blizzard commodities: on-street parking. While there's no legal basis for the practice, residents will often leave identifying markers in the parking spaces they've spent hours digging out. As the city's emergency lots closed Monday morning, though, some residents seemed to ignore the informal rule. Readers, we wanted to ask you: is this an unspoken rule in your neighborhood? Have you ever had a parking spot marker ignored? Taken another's space in a fit of desperation? Share your story and opinion with other readers in our comment section below.
Now is the time to take advantage of these sledding hot spots.
Several locations in the Malden area are perfect winter wonderlands. However, you'll need to bring your own sledding equipment to these six popular sledding destinations:
Are you parked in an emergency lot? Residents must move their cars by 7 a.m. Monday, though the city's ban on most street parking remains in effect until 5 a.m. that same morning. Officials urge residents to try and clean out their cars Sunday.
Residents will have only two early morning hours to move their cars from the city's emergency lots before towing begins Monday morning. The lots, opened to accomodate a temporary ban on street parking during the storm, must be cleared for its own plowing by 7 a.m. Monday morning. However, the city's parking ban still remains in effect until 5 a.m. that morning. An update from the City of Malden's Twitter account urged residents to start digging their cars out of city-approved emergency lots on Sunday, in an effort to hasten the process Monday morning.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Regularly scheduled service should resume by Monday, according to MBTA.com.
Starting at 2 p.m., limited subway and bus service will run on the Red, Orange and Blue lines between Orient Heights and Government Center, and the Green Line between Kenmore and Lechmere, according to MBTA.com/weather. Limited bus service will also operate on the 1, 23, 28, 39, and Silver Line Washington Street only. Customers are encouraged to stay home and "use service sparingly," if possible, the website said. Commuter rail routes will remain suspended through Sunday. The MBTA weather update says regularly scheduled MBTA service will resume Monday morning. “Customers should expect significant delays and plan extra time for their Monday morning commute as MBTA service recovers from the impacts of the storm. Due to significant snow …
Light, fluffy snow on rooftops can act as a sponge for rain, which is in the forecast for Monday. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency offers these tips.
With rain in Malden's forecast for Monday, the Blizzard of '13 may not be finished wreaking havoc in Massachusetts. While temperatures dropped overnight on Friday resulting in light, fluffy snow, he Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) warns that fluffy snow piled high on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing rain and adding additional stress to structures. Relatively flat roofs are particularly vulnerable, MEMA says. In other cases, roof ice dams have formed causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. These conditions can accelerate the snowmelt. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow: Information from a release by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) …