Saturday, February 9, 2013
Do you agree with the governor's decision or was it too drastic?
All non-emergency drivers were ordered off the roads on Friday when Gov. Deval Patrick issued an executive order banning travel during the blizzard. (Editor's note: The ban is lifted statewide as of 4 p.m. Saturday.) Patrick's executive order is being praised by some and bashed by others, reported The Boston Globe. While former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was in charge of the commonwealth during the Blizzard of ’78, praised the governor’s move, others called the order “tyrannical” and say the strict ban and hefty fines were too much, according to The Globe. Those caught violating the ban would face up to a year in jail and a $500 fine. What do you think? Do you agree with the governor’s decision or do you think the travel ban …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The first major snowfall of the season dumped about 8 inches in the area. Show us what your neighborhood looks like today.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The ban starts at 9 tonight.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Leave your opinion in the comments.
The National Weather Service has been predicting anywhere from 2 to 10 inches of snow to fall in Massachusetts tonight and tomorrow. By about 4:15 p.m. today, snow has fallen but none of it has stuck to the ground. Currently, NWS has issued a “Winter Weather Advisory,” for Wellesley, which maintains there will be at least between 4 and 6 inches of snow when all is said and done. But you’re a New Englander and you know a snowstorm when you see it. What’s your feeling on this one? Do you think we’ll get some serious snow over the course of the next 24 hours, or is this going to be another in the long list of overhyped blizzards, thus continuing our dry winter of 2012.