Thursday, May 16, 2013
Winds are expected to pick up to at least 30 mph Thursday afternoon.
The National Weather Service is warning of the potential for brush fires in the Foxborough area Thursday afternoon and night. Counties across Eastern and Central Massachusetts and Rhode Island are under the fire warning. Winds are expected to pick up to at least 30 mph in the afternoon. The wind coupled with “low relative humidities” will cause the risk of fire, according to the NWS.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, March 18.
For more town news and instant updates on stories like this (and more!), follow Foxborough Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter. Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section! Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for mostly clear, with a low around 12. North wind 3 to 6 mph. Monday night: Increasing clouds, with a high near 36. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch beginning …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
National Weather Service now says 2-4 inches this weekend, with 3 to 6 in the hills.
Less snow than expected is headed this way. The National Weather Service in Taunton has reduced its forecast to two to four inches, with three to six inches in the hills. Friday's forecast had snowfall totals as high as 10 inches in some areas of Massachusetts. The weather service has issued a winter weather advistory for this area from 3 this afternoon to midnight Sunday.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Foxborough DPW Director Roger Hill said if the forecast holds the department will be ready for another weekend of snow removal.
For instant updates on weather, storm news (and more!), sign-up for our e-mail newsletter and follow Foxborough Patch on Facebook and Twitter! February is proving to be an expensive month for Foxborough as two straight weekends of snow has wiped out the town’s snow and ice removal budget with another potential storm on the way. The Blizzard of 2013 cost the town roughly $153,000 and last weekend’s snowfall further depleted the remaining funds. “Whatever was left [in the snow and ice removal budget after the Blizzard of 2013] was eaten up last weekend,” Hill said. “So [Town Manager] Kevin [Paicos] and [Financial Director] Randy [Scollins] briefed the Advisory Committee [Wednesday night] so legally we can overspend for any additional snow …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the area Wednesday night into Thursday morning and Saturday into Sunday.
As if the 29 inches of snow the Blizzard of 2013 dumped on Foxborough this past weekend wasn’t enough, there’s more snow expected to hit the area Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. “Low to moderate confidence of advisory-level snow – 3 inches or more – for Wednesday night into Thursday morning,” the NWS said in a Hazardous Weather Outlook statement. In Foxborough, snow is likely between 1 and 3 a.m. Wednesday night, which could have an impact on Thursday’s morning commute. "We catch a two day break before more snow tracks toward New England overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning," said WHDH's Chris Lambert. "Looks like a quick hitter with a few inches of snow possible from Worcester to Boston, with lighter …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Norfolk County's snow totals from Blizzard 2013 are in. Find out how much snow fell on Foxborough here.
NOTE: The following are unofficial snowfall observations for the Feb. 8-9, 2013 snowstorm that hit Southern New England. The Blizzard of 2013 hit the region with one of the top six snowstorms ever recorded in the area and Foxborough was in the snow "jackpot" of the storm. So how much did we get in the Gem of Norfolk County? According to the National Weather Service, Foxborough received the most snowfall in Norfolk County with 29 inches flat. Milton was the next highest in the county with 28. Ironically, our neighbors in Sharon received the least amount of snow in the county with just 15. Here's a look at accumulation totals around Norfolk County The most accumulation reported from the weekend blizzard was 33.5 inches in Glastonbury, Conn. …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The storm could be the "biggest of the season," and falls on the anniversary of one of the biggest blizzards ever.
The National Weather Service reports that there is a "chance of snow" every day from Wednesday, Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 8 in the area. According to Jim Arnold, weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Management Agency, the brunt of the storm would likely hit the area on Thursday and Friday. "Right now I see little chance of any freezing rain, sleet or ice with this storm," said Arnold, "as the pattern setting up is a cold one and favorable for all snow across inland southern New England. In addition, the model guidance is now coming around to the idea of a significant snowstorm for most of the northeast United States." In addition to the likely snow on Thursday and Friday, an intensifying coastal system will add wind to cause "…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A high wind watch has been issued for Wednesday night because of potentially damaging winds with gusts up to 45 mph.
Wednesday, January 30
Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour on Wednesday night could bring down trees and power lines throughout the Foxborough area, warns the National Weather Service. A high wind watch was issued Wednesday by the weather service in Taunton for much of eastern Massachusetts, including Foxborough, because the southwest winds at 20-30 mph could gust to 50-60 mph. The high wind watch means the potential exists for strong and damaging winds in Foxborough. The strong winds could bring down trees and power lines as well as cause property damage, the weather service said. The high wind watch runs from 9 p.m. Wednesday evening through 8 a.m. Thursday morning. “Unsecured outdoor objects may become damaged and/or airborne,” the weather service warned. “…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Forecasters are warning the timing of an approaching snowstorm may make Monday afternoon and evening commute slippery.
There may be an inch of snow on the ground on Monday evening during the evening commute, according to forecasters at WHDH-TV. "Don't expect a ton of snow, but a general 1-3 inches falls late Monday afternoon, through the evening, producing slick roads, perhaps in time for the ride home from work," writes meterologist Chris Lambert in his blog. Even though not much snow will fall, Lambert said that the snow "will create slick spots on the roads Monday evening and Monday night." The National Weather Service forecasts that the snow will start after 3 p.m. in Foxborough with precipitation changing over to sleet later in the evening. Based on the forecast, the weather service has issued a winter weather advisory that runs from 1 p.m. Monday …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Jan. 22.
Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section! Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for a chance of snow, mainly before 9 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. West wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -7. West wind 8 to 13 mph. The Foxborough Fire Department is now accepting applications for the …