Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Epstein Globe Correspondent January 17, 2019 Perhaps it’s the low snowfall totals we’ve accumulated so far this winter that’s making the curiosity around Sunday’s storm so high, but let’s just say right off the bat that there’s nothing really unique about this system.It’s not a monster storm. It won’t break snowfall, tidal, or wind records. Fifty years ago next month, it snowed for 100 hours in Boston without a break. This storm will likely precipitate for around 24 hours. The storm has the potential to bring a high volume of mixed snow and sleet to the eastern part of the state, including Boston, but since the storm is still 72 hours away, you can expect some changes in the forecast. Advertisement Travel will be most impacted Saturday night and Sunday with newly formed snow banks dotting the landscape … [Read more...] about Boston weather forecast: Here’s why the snowfall predictions for Sunday’s storm are up in the air
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Freezing rain is in the forecast starting late Friday through Saturday, and the National Weather Service is warning that the precipitation could make for slick surfaces and potentially hazardous travel conditions in Massachusetts. The freezing rain is expected to become overspread in the northern and western parts of the Bay State — especially in areas of higher terrain like the Berkshires and the Worcester Hills — before daybreak on Saturday, according to the service. The meteorologists are cautioning that the greatest impacts at times could be seen along I-91 at, and north of, Springfield, as well as along the Route 2 corridor west of Fitchburg. “A glaze of ice up to a tenth of an inch is possible on all surfaces if left untreated leading to hazardous travel conditions,” the service wrote. The freezing precipitation is predicted to transition to rain through the day, but forecasters said the exact timing of the change remains uncertain. “Saturday night … [Read more...] about Maps: Here’s when and where freezing rain is forecast this weekend in Massachusetts
Shocking footage emerged from Tenerife over the weekend as powerful storms battered the Canary Islands, creating waves up to 40 feet high. The storm hit Tenerife’s north coast on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, waves crashed into apartment buildings in the north coast resort of Mesa del Mar, destroying balconies on the lower floors. The Canary Islands are popular among Britons seeking sun during the winter months, with temperatures often entering the early twenties from November through to February. However, as holidaymakers discovered this weekend, November and December are also the rainiest and windiest months to visit Tenerife, with an average of 47mm falling in November and 56mm in December... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Sun, sea and storms – the worst time to visit the world’s most popular holiday destinations
By Amy Graff, SFGATE Published 1:52 pm PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 The sun rises above the East Bay hills through a smoky haze in Berkeley, Calif. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Air quality in the region remains unhealthy while smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County continues to drift to the south. less The sun rises above the East Bay hills through a smoky haze in Berkeley, Calif. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Air quality in the region remains unhealthy while smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County continues to ... more Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle Buy photo People wear masks while walking through the Financial District in the smoke-filled air Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in San Francisco. Authorities have issued an unhealthy air quality alert for parts of the San Francisco Bay Area as smoke from a massive wildfire drifts south, polluting the air. Officials say the thousands of structures in the town of Paradise, … [Read more...] about Dryer than the Sahara, orange skies, and 20-degree temperatures: Calif. is becoming Mars
By Amy Graff, SFGATE Published 10:08 am PDT, Friday, October 26, 2018 Vitaly Van De Sande, 4, hands out candy to passersby at his mom and grandmother's flower shop on 24th Street as the city celebrated Halloween in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, October 31, 2016. Vitaly Van De Sande, 4, hands out candy to passersby at his mom and grandmother's flower shop on 24th Street as the city celebrated Halloween in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, October 31, 2016. Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle Buy photo Miles Miesnieks, 7, gets a handful of candy with his mom, Silka, from Marie Van Wassenhoven, right, as they Trick-or-Treat on 24th Stree in Noe Valley as the city celebrated Halloween in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, October 31, 2016. less Miles Miesnieks, 7, gets a handful of candy with his mom, Silka, from Marie Van Wassenhoven, right, as they Trick-or-Treat on 24th Stree in Noe Valley as … [Read more...] about Should Halloween be moved to the last Saturday in October?