Storm Watch FB

UPDATED - Tuesday, March 14 @ 3:20 p.m.:

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced that Boston Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, March 15. All other city offices will be open.

The parking ban will be lifted at 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

Street sweeping will be cancelled tomorrow, as well.

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UPDATED - Tuesday, March 14 @ 2:00 p.m.:

High winds and precipitation, as well as coastal flooding, are already causing issues across the state. More than 60,000 Massachusetts electric customers are without power, as of 1:30 p.m.

Boston is expected to receive between 8 and 14 inches of snow. The snow will turn to rain by evening. Parts of western Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire could receive as much as two feet of snow.

The National Weather Service has verified an official blizzard in Worcester.


Here are the current snowfall totals (in inches), per the National Weather Service in Taunton, as of 2:00 p.m.:

...BARNSTABLE COUNTY...

   EAST SANDWICH          1.8  1148 AM  3/14  CO-OP OBSERVER

   SOUTH YARMOUTH         1.0  1004 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

...BRISTOL COUNTY...

   3 NW TAUNTON           7.8   149 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   NORTH DIGHTON          7.5  1244 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   ATTLEBORO              6.5  1235 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   TAUNTON                6.4   100 PM  3/14  NWS OFFICE

   NEW BEDFORD            3.8   124 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   FREETOWN               3.8  1158 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   WEST ACUSHNET          3.0  1202 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   ACUSHNET               2.8  1129 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   FAIRHAVEN-POPE BEACH   2.5  1148 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   NORTH DARTMOUTH        2.0  1142 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   ASSONET                1.2  1002 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

...ESSEX COUNTY...

   TOPSFIELD              6.0   127 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   IPSWICH                4.0   118 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   MANCHESTER             2.3  1220 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...FRANKLIN COUNTY...

   ASHFIELD              10.5  1235 PM  3/14  NONE

   DEERFIELD              7.8   108 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   ROWE                   6.4  1215 PM  3/14  COOP OBSERVER

   LEYDEN                 6.0  1130 AM  3/14  NONE

   NORTHFIELD             6.0   107 PM  3/14  NONE

   ORANGE                 6.0  1214 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   TURNERS FALLS          6.0  1143 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   HAWLEY                 6.0  1100 AM  3/14  CO-OP OBSERVER

   SHELBURNE              5.0  1156 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

...HAMPDEN COUNTY...

   SOUTHWICK             15.3   136 PM  3/14  NONE

   WEST SPRINGFIELD      12.0  1247 PM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   BLANFORD              11.0  1230 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   BLANDFORD             11.0  1212 PM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   WESTFIELD             10.6  1240 PM  3/14  MEDIA

   AGAWAM                10.0  1153 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   CHESTER                9.5   112 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   WILBRAHAM              9.0  1151 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   WALES                  7.5   127 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   LONGMEADOW             7.5   126 PM  3/14  NONE

   CHICOPEE               7.0  1204 PM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   RUSSELL                7.0  1110 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   HAMPDEN                6.8  1140 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   FEEDING HILLS          6.5  1118 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   SPRINGFIELD            6.0  1241 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   PLAINFIELD             5.0  1019 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   PALMER                 4.5  1157 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   WARE                   3.0   927 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   SHELBURNE              2.5   929 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

...HAMPSHIRE COUNTY...

   MIDDLEFIELD           12.0   154 PM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   HUNTINGTON             9.0  1200 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   EASTHAMPTON            9.0  1223 PM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   FLORENCE               8.1   146 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   WORTHINGTON            8.0  1200 PM  3/14  CO-OP OBSERVER

   SOUTH HADLEY           8.0  1121 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   WARE                   7.5  1153 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   BELCHERTOWN            7.0   110 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   GRANBY                 5.2  1126 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   HATFIELD               4.8  1147 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   NORTH HATFIELD         4.8  1215 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   NORTHAMPTON            4.0  1118 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

...KENT COUNTY...

   WEST WARWICK           4.5  1054 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

...MARTHAS VINEYARD COUNTY...

   WAKEFIELD              3.0  1157 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...

   NORTH READING          8.8   153 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   NATICK                 8.5   126 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   AYER                   8.0   130 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   WAYLAND                7.5   100 PM  3/14  GENERAL PUBLIC

   GROTON                 7.3   151 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   ACTON                  6.4   115 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   READING                6.1   104 PM  3/14  COOP OBSERVER

   DRACUT                 6.1  1250 PM  3/14  GENERAL PUBLIC

   HOPKINTON              6.0  1245 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   PEPPERELL              5.7   125 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   LEXINGTON              5.6   100 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   WESTFOD                5.3   111 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   CONCORD                5.3   121 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   WAKEFIELD              5.2  1254 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   WESTFORD               5.0  1242 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   CAMBRIDGE              5.0   152 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   WOBURN                 5.0  1246 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   WILMINGTON             4.0   100 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   SOMERVILLE             4.0   125 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   WALTHAM                3.7  1225 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   MAYNARD                3.0  1202 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   TEWKSBURY              2.8  1204 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   TOWNSEND               2.5   919 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   FRAMINGHAM             2.3  1058 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   LITTLETON              1.3  1138 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   CARLISLE               1.0   920 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

...NORFOLK COUNTY...

   BELLINGHAM             8.0  1244 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   QUINCY                 6.0   115 PM  3/14  GENERAL PUBLIC

   NORWOOD                5.5   104 PM  3/14  NWS EMPLOYEE

   WEYMOUTH               5.5   108 PM  3/14  MEDIA

   WESTWOOD               5.0  1216 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   WALPOLE                5.0  1218 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   WELLESLEY              2.3  1154 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

...PLYMOUTH COUNTY...

   ROCKLAND               4.5  1252 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   KINGSTON               4.2   124 PM  3/14  NONE

   LAKEVILLE              4.0   103 PM  3/14  NONE

   PLYMOUTH               3.8   117 PM  3/14  GENERAL PUBLIC

   MIDDLEBOROUGH          2.8  1214 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   MARION                 2.0  1131 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   EAST BRIDGEWATER       1.5  1109 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

...SUFFOLK COUNTY...

   1 N EAST BOSTON        4.5   100 PM  3/14  LOGAN AIRPORT

...WORCESTER COUNTY...

   HUBBARDSTON           12.0   132 PM  3/14  PUBLIC

   WHITINSVILLE          10.0   155 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   LUNENBURG              9.5   144 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   BARRE                  9.0   108 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   MENDON                 9.0   151 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   ASHBURNHAM             8.0   133 PM  3/14  CO-OP OBSERVER

   MILFORD                8.0   134 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   SOUTHBRIDGE            7.7   157 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   WARREN                 7.0  1238 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   OXFORD                 7.0  1239 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   LEOMINSTER             6.3  1246 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   HARVARD                6.0  1240 PM  3/14  NONE

   FITCHBURG              5.3  1136 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   WORCESTER              5.0  1131 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   SHREWSBURY             5.0  1249 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   DUDLEY                 5.0  1032 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   DOUGLAS                5.0  1152 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   AUBURN                 4.8  1105 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   STURBRIDGE             4.3  1153 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   WEST LEOMINSTER        4.3  1200 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   NORTH GRAFTON          3.0  1105 AM  3/14  NONE

   HOLDEN                 3.0  1038 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   LANCASTER              3.0  1150 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   CHERRY VALLEY          3.0  1048 AM  3/14  NONE

   ROCHDALE               2.5  1039 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

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UPDATED - Tuesday, March 14 @ 12:40 a.m.:

Here are the current snowfall totals (in inches), per the National Weather Service in Taunton, as of 12:06 p.m.:


...BARNSTABLE COUNTY...

   EAST SANDWICH          1.8  1148 AM  3/14  CO-OP OBSERVER

   SOUTH YARMOUTH         1.0  1004 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO


...BRISTOL COUNTY...

   NORTH DIGHTON          5.1  1131 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   FREETOWN               3.8  1158 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   ACUSHNET               2.8  1129 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   FAIRHAVEN-POPE BEACH   2.5  1148 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   TAUNTON                2.4  1110 AM  3/14  NWS OFFICE

   NEW BEDFORD            2.0  1056 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   NORTH DARTMOUTH        2.0  1142 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   ASSONET                1.2  1002 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO


...ESSEX COUNTY...

   IPSWICH                1.0  1114 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER


...FRANKLIN COUNTY...

   LEYDEN                 6.0  1130 AM  3/14  NONE

   TURNERS FALLS          6.0  1143 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   ASHFIELD               5.0   950 AM  3/14  NONE

   SHELBURNE              5.0  1156 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   DEERFIELD              4.0  1012 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   HEATH                  2.5   826 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   1 SW CONWAY            2.0   800 AM  3/14  COCORAHS


...HAMPDEN COUNTY...

   AGAWAM                10.0  1153 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   WILBRAHAM              9.0  1151 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   SOUTHWICK              8.6  1117 AM  3/14  NONE

   WESTFIELD              7.0  1110 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   RUSSELL                7.0  1110 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   HAMPDEN                6.8  1140 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   CHICOPEE               6.5  1148 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   FEEDING HILLS          6.5  1118 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   WEST SPRINGFIELD       6.0  1119 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   CHESTER                6.0  1057 AM  3/14  NONE

   LONGMEADOW             6.0  1201 PM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   SPRINGFIELD            6.0  1149 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   PLAINFIELD             5.0  1019 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   PALMER                 4.5  1157 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   WALES                  4.5   921 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   WARE                   3.0   927 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   SHELBURNE              2.5   929 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO


...HAMPSHIRE COUNTY...

   HUNTINGTON             9.0  1200 PM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   SOUTH HADLEY           8.0  1121 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   WARE                   7.5  1153 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   GRANBY                 5.2  1126 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   HATFIELD               4.8  1147 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   NORTHAMPTON            4.0  1118 AM  3/14  BROADCAST MEDIA

   BELCHERTOWN            3.0   835 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   AMHERST                2.5   728 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   1 WSW WILLIAMSBURG     1.7   635 AM  3/14  COCORAHS


...KENT COUNTY...

   WEST WARWICK           4.5  1054 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO


...MARTHAS VINEYARD COUNTY...

   WAKEFIELD              3.0  1157 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER


...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...

   NATICK                 4.5  1139 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   NORTH READING          3.0  1200 PM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   HOPKINTON              3.0  1135 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   PEPPERELL              2.7  1147 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   TOWNSEND               2.5   919 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   GROTON                 2.5  1039 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   FRAMINGHAM             2.3  1058 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   LEXINGTON              2.1  1125 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   WESTFORD               2.0  1040 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   DRACUT                 2.0  1108 AM  3/14  GENERAL PUBLIC

   MAYNARD                1.5  1007 AM  3/14  COOP OBSERVER

   LITTLETON              1.3  1138 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   WILMINGTON             1.0  1010 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   HUDSON                 1.0   802 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   CARLISLE               1.0   920 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO


...NORFOLK COUNTY...

   WELLESLEY              2.3  1154 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO


...PLYMOUTH COUNTY...

   ROCKLAND               2.0  1133 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   MARION                 2.0  1131 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   EAST BRIDGEWATER       1.5  1109 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   3 WNW KINGSTON         1.0   700 AM  3/14  COCORAHS


...WORCESTER COUNTY...

   FITCHBURG              5.3  1136 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   WORCESTER              5.0  1131 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   DUDLEY                 5.0  1032 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   DOUGLAS                5.0  1152 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   AUBURN                 4.8  1105 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   STURBRIDGE             4.3  1153 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   BARRE                  4.0  1103 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   WEST LEOMINSTER        4.0  1100 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   MILFORD                4.0  1153 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   LEOMINSTER             3.5  1000 AM  3/14  TRAINED SPOTTER

   WARREN                 3.0   930 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   NORTH GRAFTON          3.0  1105 AM  3/14  NONE

   LUNENBURG              3.0  1144 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   HOLDEN                 3.0  1038 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   LANCASTER              3.0  1150 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   CHERRY VALLEY          3.0  1048 AM  3/14  NONE

   SOUTHBRIDGE            2.9  1034 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   ROCHDALE               2.5  1039 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   STERLING               1.8   743 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   WESTMINSTER            1.8   839 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   NORTHBOROUGH           1.3   821 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

   MILLBURY               1.0   618 AM  3/14  HAM RADIO

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UPDATED - Tuesday, March 14 @ 11:01 a.m.:

Here are the current snowfall totals (in inches), per the National Weather Service in Taunton, as of 10:36 a.m.:


...BARNSTABLE COUNTY...

   SOUTH YARMOUTH         1.0  

...BRISTOL COUNTY...

   ASSONET                1.2  

   FREETOWN               1.2  

...FRANKLIN COUNTY...

   ASHFIELD               5.0  

   DEERFIELD              4.0  

   SHELBURNE              3.0 

   HEATH                  2.5   

...HAMPDEN COUNTY...

   PLAINFIELD             5.0  

   WESTFIELD              4.8  

   WALES                  4.5 

   WILBRAHAM              4.0 

   RUSSELL                4.0  

   SPRINGFIELD            4.0 

   HAMPDEN                3.8   

   WEST SPRINGFIELD       3.5   

   LONGMEADOW             3.5  

   WARE                   3.0   

   SHELBURNE              2.5   

   PALMER                 2.0   

...HAMPSHIRE COUNTY...

   NORTHAMPTON            3.5 

   WARE                   3.0  

   BELCHERTOWN            3.0   

   GRANBY                 2.6

   AMHERST                2.5

   SOUTH HADLEY           2.0

   1 WSW WILLIAMSBURG     1.7  

...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...

   TOWNSEND               2.5   

   GROTON                 1.8  

   MAYNARD                1.5  

   LEXINGTON              1.3 

   WILMINGTON             1.0    

   HUDSON                 1.0   

   CARLISLE               1.0   

   FRAMINGHAM             1.0   

...PLYMOUTH COUNTY...

   3 WNW KINGSTON         1.0   

...WORCESTER COUNTY...

   DUDLEY                 5.0  

   LEOMINSTER             3.5  

   FITCHBURG              3.2   

   WORCESTER              3.0  

   WARREN                 3.0   

   STURBRIDGE             3.0   

   SOUTHBRIDGE            2.9  

   WEST LEOMINSTER        2.0   

   STERLING               1.8   

   WESTMINSTER            1.8  

   NORTHBOROUGH           1.3   

   MILLBURY               1.0   

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UPDATED - Tuesday, March 14 @ 7:40 a.m.:

A massive winter storm will hit New England Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions to much of the area. Many areas are already under a Blizzard warning, with expectations of reduced visibility from snow and wind gusts in excess of 35 miles per hour.

In fact, wind gusts could reach 50 miles per hour inland and 80 miles per hour on the coast. This could pose a threat for downed power lines and outages.

Snowfall will start light and intensify late morning into the afternoon, with snowfall rates in the range of 2 to 4 inches per hour. Blizzard conditions will occur in much of interior New England Tuesday afternoon into early evening. Travel is strongly discouraged.

Southeast Massachusetts will be a wildcard, due to the intrusion of warmer air. That will push the rain/snow line further north from late morning into the afternoon. Where that warm air falls could mean the difference between less than a foot of and two feet of snow, for certain areas.

Most of New England will see 18 to 24 inches. Southeast Massachusetts will see lesser amounts, particularly on the Cape and Islands. Boston is expected to receive between 8 and 14 inches of snow, before turning to rain in the evening.

Travel is strongly discouraged. Please take caution when shoveling what is expected to be very heavy snow. It will be very taxing on the body.

Click here for more details from the city of Boston.

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UPDATED - Monday, March 13 @ 4:20 p.m.:

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced that Boston Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 14. A parking ban will begin at 7 a.m.

Trash and recycling collections will start early, 5 a.m., specifically.

Blizzard Warnings have been expanded, but do not include the city of Boston.

Click here for more details from the city of Boston.

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UPDATED - Monday, March 13 @ 3:26 p.m.:

Tuesday’s storm is already being called ‘historic,’ ‘life-threatening’ and ‘dangerous’ before it even hits.

Snowfall is expected to begin between 4 and 8 a.m. Tuesday. It will start light, but will increase to as much as 2-5 inches per hour by late morning into late afternoon.

Much of the area could see as much as 6 hours of 3 inch per hour snowfall – that’s 18 inches of snow in that period! Warmer air entering southeast Massachusetts will cut down on snow accumulation.

Wind will also be a factor. Gusts could reach 70 miles per hour on Cape Cod and Cape Ann. The remainder of the coastline could see gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Inland can expect gusts as high as 50 miles per hour.

Road travel is a major concern. Heavy snow and wind will make travel extremely disorienting from midday through the afternoon. Power outages are also a strong possibility.

The storm will wrap up by Tuesday night.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is asking citizens to stay home Tuesday, if possible, and encouraging employers to allow their employees to work from home. Many school closings have already been announced, as well.

Click here for more from our news partner, NBC Boston.

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Monday, March 13 @ 8:16 a.m.:

Signs are mounting for a historic March blizzard.

Much of state to receive over a foot of snow.

A storm is expected to receive over a foot of snow on Tuesday. Snow will develop by daybreak and will become heavy by late morning.

Snowfall rates as high as one to four inches per hour are possible. Late morning will also bring gusts up to 50 miles per hour. The Cape and Islands could see a change to rain.

Snow will begin to taper in the evening.

Click here for more from our news partner, NBC Boston.