Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Who deserves your thanks? The road crews, the stranger who plowed the end of your driveway, your neighbor, or anyone else who helped you out during this historic snow storm? Thank them right here on Patch for everyone to see.
It's been a snow storm of epic proportions that all of us on Cape Cod will remember for a lifetime. "Where were you when the Blizzard of 2013 hit?" will be asked and answered over and over. Patch is a great forum to use for community conversations. This time, let's all say a big "thanks" to any person or group who helped us out during this storm. It's easier than sending a thank you note! The good Samaritan stories are making their way around the kitchen tables: a woman who picked up extra groceries for her elderly neighbor; the lone snow plow operator who stopped to help someone out of a snow ditch; the family who took in a co-worker who lost power at their house. The stories are out there. Add your story and "thank you" to the comments…
Cape shelters have closed and local businesses are stepping in to help.
The D-Y Regional Shelter at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School closed Tuesday, according to a press release from the Yarmouth Police Department. All eight people remaining at the shelter were placed in Yarmouth motels. The Hampton Inn, the Tidewater, and the Bayside Resort donated rooms at no charge. The D-Y shelter housed about 325 people at the height of the storm, many with special medical and other needs. More than 500 people went to the shelter over the course of the storm and its aftermath. The Yarmouth Police Department, Dennis Police Department, Yarmouth Fire Department, Dennis Fire Department, Hyannis Fire Department, American Red Cross, Community Emergency Response Team, Disaster Animal Response Team, AmeriCorps, Medical …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
When will the snow taper off? Patch has the latest weather forecast.
Snow showers could remain heavy at times today, according to the National Weather Service. There will be a high near 28 degrees. It will be very windy, with a north wind 31 to 39 mph. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. New snow accumulation is expected to be between 6 to 10 inches. The National Weather Service has declared a coastal flood watch for the entire Massachusetts coast line — including Falmouth. Forecasters say "numerous coastal roads" could become impassable during this morning's high tide. It could be accompanied by large waves and a storm surge of two-three feet, the Weather Service warns. Snow showers will begin to taper off into the afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low …
Take a photo of the snow falling out your window right now and upload it to Falmouth Patch!
We're asking readers to submit their best photos of the snow outside their windows! Snap a photo out the window or door of your home and upload it by clicking the big button above this text. Cell phone cameras work just fine, too. Be sure to get your up-to-the-minute storm coverage with the Falmouth Patch Storm Information Center. NOTE: Only photos uploaded to the site will be featured; please do not email photos.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency at noon today. Patrick also banned travel on roads statewide starting at 4 p.m.
Patrick said the incoming snowstorm will bring heavy bands of snow making for extremely dangerous conditions, during a press conference today. The ban excludes emergency personnel, public safety workers and utility crews. Patrick urged residents to prepare for the possibility of being shut in for 24 to 48 hours. He recommends residents have flashlights, portable radios, basic food supplies, medications and a full tank of gas. Patrick also reminded residents who may be using generators to properly vent them outside to reduce the risk of injury.
The coming blizzard won't just bring snow — Saturday morning's high tide could potentially damage shoreline homes, the National Weather Service said.
Light snow will develop Friday morning and will become heavy late in the day and into the evening. White out conditions are anticipated with strong north-northeast winds with gust up to 60 mph. The coming storm is expected to dump one to two feet of snow on much of the state including Falmouth. The blizzard may crescendo into flood damage come Saturday morning. The National Weather Service has declared a coastal flood watch for the entire Massachusetts coast line — including Falmouth. Forecasters say "numerous coastal roads" could become impassable Friday evening and during Saturday morning's high tide. It could be accompanied by large waves and a storm surge of two-three feet, the Weather Service warns. Major coastal flooding could …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Several inches of snow could fall in Eastern Massachusetts from the winter storm.
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 6 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.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A winter storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
A winter storm is headed toward New England and could bring snow and rain to the Cape Saturday. 7News meteorologists are predicting Falmouth to get between 1 to 2 inches of snow in the storm that is expected to start on Saturday afternoon and spread into the early hours of Sunday. The good news is that snow removal shouldn’t be a backbreaking endeavour. CBSBoston’s Todd Gutner said the snow will be “dry and fluffy for most,” though he warned that driving could be hazardous at times on Saturday.