Thursday, February 28, 2013
With 26 miles of coastline, the town works hard to keep it intact.
Between the Blizzard of 2013 and wave after wave of snow storms, nor'easters, and rain, erosion is again a major concern in Plymouth. Jonathan Beder, the town's director of public works has his hands full keeping the Eel River cleared of silt as well as making sure the bluffs in Manomet and Cedarville stay intact. Town Manager Melissa Arrighi told NECN that the town takes the maintenance of its coastline seriously: "We have 26 miles of coastline so we are very concerned about the erosion," Arrighi told NECN. On Long Beach, the earth moving equipment is tasked with removing tons of sand that got blown over the seawalls here, blocking drainage of the all-important Eel River. "Once it is all blocked, it creates a quite a bit of upstream …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Plymouth will get more snow and rain tonight and Wednesday.
There's more rain in snow for Plymouth before this week is over. The National Weather Service predicts warm sunshine today, turning to rain and snow tonight after 3 a.m. The wet weather will continue Wednesday with rain and patchy fog. Here's the forecast for the rest of the week:
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Plymouth is expecting less than an inch of snow this weekend, but the South Shore has already been hammered this winter. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Plymouth area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Plymouth Patch's coverage area. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Plymouth's Emergency Operations is asking residents and business owners to report property damage resulting from the Blizzard of '13 in order to determine the town's eligibility for a Federal Disaster Declaration.
Plymouth Emergency Operations Director Aaron Wallace is asking residents and business owners to report property damage resulting from the Feb. 8-9 blizzard in order to determin local eligibility fora federal disaster funds. "This information will be used by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to determine the local eligibility for a Federal Disaster Declaration and the possibility of FEMA Individual Assistance program and Small Business Administration Assistance," according to Wallace. Residents and businesses that suffered storm damage can help by providing the following information to the Plymouth EOC: The information should be submitted before 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26. Information can be sent by email to email@example.com, …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Saturday into Sunday.
While some forecasts call for up to a foot of snow west and north of Boston this weekend Plymouth should only get about 2-4 inches according to the National Weather Service. Regardless, The NSW is warning residents to be aware of the approaching coastal storm. "There is high probability for a strong coastal storm to impact Southern New Englan late Saturday into Sunday," the service wrote in a Hazardous Weather Outlook. "A lot of uncertainty remains given that the storm is still nearly 3 days in the future." As of Thursday morning, the National Weather Service was predicting a chance of snow starting after 2 p.m. Saturday in Plymouth. A rain/snow mix is likely Saturday night, with it turning to all snow early Sunday morning. Snow and rain …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
It looks like snow tonight, and another big storm coming for the third weekend in a row.
Spring doesn't spring for another month, and Mother Nature isn't letting New England off easy after last year it seems. There's a chance for snow this afternoon and tonight before 8 p.m. Then the skies will clear but the wind will pick up with gusts as high as 30 mph. For the third weekend in a row the National Weather Service is predicting snow for Southeastern Massachusetts. Here's the weekend's forecast for Plymouth. It will finally clear Monday, just in time for school to start again.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The National Weather Service updated its predictions Saturday, increasing the snowfall to between 4 and 8 inches for Plymouth.
The National Weather Service is predicting heavy snow and high winds today in the second snow storm in a week. The snow began Saturday and switched over to snow as the night progressed. There is the potential for heavy snow along with strong winds across the far Southeast New England coast today. The NWS is predicting between 4 and 8 inchs for Plymouth. The initially wet snow combined with strong winds could result in downed tree limbs and a few power outages, according to the NWS. Winds will be between 20 and 30 mph with 50 mph gusts and cause poor visibility and possibly near-whiteout conditions for a time. Untreated roads and walkways will become snow covered.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The National Weather Service predicts four to six inches of snow today and Sunday.
The National Weather Service is predicting heavy snow and high winds today in the second snow storm in a week. The snow begins this morning with a snow/rain mix with little if any accumulation through the afternoon. The snow may be heavy Saturday night into early Sunday afternoon and winds will increase. There is the potential for heavy snow along with strong winds across the far Southeast New England coast Saturday night into early Sunday afternoon. The initially wet snow combined with strong winds could result in downed tree limbs and a few power outages, according to the NWS. Winds will be between 20 and 30 mph with 50 mph gusts and cause poor visibility and possibly near-whiteout conditions for a time. Untreated roads and walkways will…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Some parts of town still don't have power, but another snow storm could barrel into us this weekend.
The groundhog may have predicted an early spring, but we're still in the dead of winter, and there's more snow on the way. Expect snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service, but that will just be a dusting compared to what could happen this weekend. AccuWeather's forcast shows the possibility for a major storm to affect New England Saturday and Sunday. There continues to be some indication that a major storm will affect the Eastern states and neighboring Canada this weekend. The storm would be part of a series of potentially major weather events through the end of February.... It will be a matter of how quickly the storm strengthens to determine if heavy snow is thrown back over the Atlantic …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Share your photos from the Blizzard of '13 (colloquially known as Nemo).
Waves hammered the coast, trees and utility poles snapped, and snow burried our cars. Then the kids went outside, and the lack of electricity and heat was forgotten for a little while as families built snow forts, made snowmen (and their families), went sledding, and had epic snowball fights. Through it all, you took pictures. Share them with Patch, we want to see what you'll remember about the Blizzard of 2013. We'll feature your photos on our Facebook page.