Friday, February 8, 2013
Here's the most recent update from Town Hall regarding Foxborough's storm prep as the snow begins to pick up.
For instant updates on weather and storm news (and more!), follow Foxborough Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter. Foxborough officials and department heads met with Town Manager Kevin Paicos Friday morning in the Andrew Gala Meeting Room of Town Hall in preparation for the incoming snowstorm. Here’s a roundup of important information to take from the morning briefing: Foxborough Police Department: Foxborough Fire Station: Department of Public Works: National Grid Liaison in Foxborough Tom Coughlin, National Grid liaison for Foxborough, is staging out of Highway Garage “Hoping this is a non-event,” Coughlin said. “We put in our storm chain-of-command structure last night. The final steps are today.” Coughlin…
Not all meteorologists accept the name game, or acknowledge this storm as Nemo.
You've probably heard occasional—but perhaps not frequent—references to this winter storm as "Nemo." While it makes for some good jokes about that cute little orange fish, Nemo is not the brainchild of the Disney Corporation, but rather, a pre-determined name The Weather Channel gave to this latest storm. If you missed it: The Weather Channel in November announced it would name "noteworthy winter storms" in the 2012-2013 winter season. Sure, snowstorms have been informally named after the fact (remember Snowtober?) This is the first season, however, that The Weather Channel is naming them as it does hurricanes and tropical storms. The rationale? According to the Weather Channel, names raise awareness, make it easier to follow a weather …
Check here for updates from Patch, public safety personnel and residents as Massachusetts rides out the Blizzard of 2013.
New England may be in shutdown mode as a giant blizzard barrels through the area, but the conversation is alive and well on Twitter and the rest of the Web. Follow our live chat from Friday morning through the duration of the storm for updates in your neighborhood and around the rest of the state. Patch editors will provide continuous updates, and Twitter feeds from public officials, safety personnel and residents will let you know what's happening outside your window. If you'd like to ask a question during the chat, simply add it in the comment section above. We can't get to every question but will try our best to provide as much information as we can.