Thursday, May 2, 2013
The dry weather and expected winds on Thursday afternoon raise fire threat.
The National Weather Service is warning of an increased risk of brush fires because of the extended dry weather conditions across New England. The NWS said the dry weather has created “unsafe burning conditions” with dead grass, leaves and brush at greater risk to catch fire. In addition to the dry conditions, winds may reach 20 to 30 mph this afternoon, which could cause brush fires to spread. The NWS further warned that most wildfires start as open burning by homeowners.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Rainfall combined with snow melt may cause rivers to overflow, and the Assabet River could rise above 'flood stage.'
Concord residents living near the Assabet River and other waterways will want to keep a keen eye on those water levels over the next few days. According to the National Weather Service, a flood watch has been issued for much of the region, including Concord. From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning, residents can expect up to an inch of rain. Combine that with anticipated snow melt and small streams can be expected to flood, the NWS said. A flood watch means there is the potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Residents are advised to be on the alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Says the NWS: Any flooding of small streams …
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 for much of Massachusetts beginning Monday afternoon -- though it was just a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Concord as of Sunday night. 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.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
As a strong cold front moves through the area tonight, high wind gusts are expected.
Hold on to your hats -- high winds are making their way into the region this afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory and hazardous weather outlook early this morning warning of strong winds that will be moving through Massachusetts later today. According to the alert, strong winds will to develop late this afternoon and into the overnight hours. Forcasters expect winds to be around 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. The winds could cause some minor damage as well as scattered power outages. The advisory will be in effect between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. The strongest winds are forecasted to hit Massachusetts after 7 p.m. According to the NWS: A wind advisory is ussued when sustained winds are forecast …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a warning for powerful thunderstorms in the area for Saturday night.
The area could be hit by severe thunderstorms, warns the National Weather Service, and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued through 11 p.m. tonight. The storm could produce lightning and may knock down trees and take down power lines in Eastern Massachusetts. Stay tuned to Patch for further updates. Editor's Note: The thunderstorm warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m., while a thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 11 p.m. The above has been corrected.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
National Weather Service forecasts call for thunderstorms in Concord, which could bring rain and wind but are also expected to break the heat.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Concord and surrounding communities with severe thunderstorms in the forecast. Thunderstorms are expected this afternoon into this evening. Storms could bring "damaging winds" and "large hail along with torrential downpours," according to NWS. NWS predicts southern New England will see the worst of the hazardous weather. The hazardous weather could break the heat. A low temperature of 65 degrees is expected in Concord this evening. The high temperature tomorrow shouldn't exceed 80, according to forecasts.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Heat index may hit 103 degrees Wednesday.
There's no doubt the next two days will feel hot, hot, hot. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Concord, which goes into effect from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. With temperatures expected to reach the lower 90s and dew points in the 60s, forecasters are calling for heat indices to hit the century mark, going as high as 103 degrees. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create the possibility of heat illnesses. Long durations outside are discouraged during this period. People who are outside are encouraged to stay hydrated. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent breaks in …
Monday, April 9, 2012
The National Weather Service issued the warning due to an increased chance of fires starting because of the dry weather.
The National Weather Service has placed Concord, and much of Massachusetts and Connecticut and all of Rhode Island under a "red flag warning" today due to an increase in the likelihood of fires caused by wind and dry weather. The NWS warning states that the combination of strong winds and low relative humidity and temperatures in the high 50s will create an elevated fire spread potential in the area. The red flag warning will be in effect from 10 a.m. this morning until 8 p.m. this evening. With sustained west winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour, and gusts up to 40 mph, the NWS states that any fires that develop will have the potential to spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended, the warning states.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Snow will fall during most of Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Concord may see 2 to 4 inches of snow over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the area with snow showers expected Friday night and steady snow on Saturday. The steady snow should taper off by 5 p.m. Saturday and then snow showers are expected Saturday night. The snowy conditions will be joined by fog and winds that may exceed 21 mph. NWS said there is a “moderate to high probability that winter weather advisories will be needed for a portion of southern New England.” The heaviest snowfall should hit southeastern Massachusetts, but NWS warned that a shift in the storm track could result in changes in the type of precipitation and amount.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Three to six inches of snowfall is expected this weekend.
Following a small accumulation of snow overnight Thursday into Friday, the National Weather Service is expecting a more significant storm to make its way to New England during the day Saturday. Anywhere from one to six inches of snow could fall across much of New England, including Concord, according to a Hazardous Weather Outlook from the NWS. The snow is expected to fall between Saturday morning and Saturday evening. "There is a high probability of accumulating snow Saturday across the entire region. The greatest risk for heavy snowfall is over Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts, where three to six inches are possible," the Outlook states. "Farther north across Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts the …