Saturday, March 3, 2012
Winter returns to Stoughton in the form of snow.
It’s been a relatively mild and snowless winter this year, but on the last day of February and on the first day of March, Mother Nature left Stoughton and the rest of the region a small reminder that winter isn’t over yet. Stoughton saw a small amount of snow on February 29 and March 1—enough to blanket yards across town—and dealt with cold temperatures on March 2. But, the winter weather isn’t staying around too long. According to the National Weather Service, Stoughton will see temperatures in the 30s and 40s to begin the week, but by the mid to end of this upcoming week, temperatures are supposed to be in the 50s, maybe even reaching the 60s. Take a look at some photos in the media gallery above from around town after the snowfall.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Pictures from the weekend snowfall.
Stoughton was hit with its first measurable snowfall of the season on Friday and Saturday, picking up 4 inches in the predawn hours on Friday, and a little less during the day on Saturday. Friday’s snow didn’t cancel school, but the Gibbons Elementary School on Morton St. closed due to a water main break, giving those students a bonus day off. The Stoughton Fire Department reported that Saturday morning was very busy with “slip and fall calls.” Take a look at the photo gallery above to see pictures of the town blanketed in snow. Have any photos from the weekend snow? Upload them right to this article! And, refer to the box below for some “snowy weather reminders” for the next time it snows: The snowy weather is finally here and with it …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Snow will be followed by rain in the next few days.
Friday, January 20, 2012
The National Weather Service, located in Taunton, has issued a Hazardous Weather outlook for Southern New England, including Stoughton, and a winter weather advisory in effect from 2 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday. The outlook, which is for Saturday through Thursday says: "There is a high probability of accumulating snows Saturday across the entire region. The greatest risk for heavy snowfall is over Connecticut, Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts where three to seven inches are possible." "...However, the storm system is still over the northern Rockies and a lot can change as the storm tracks across the country today and tonight before reaching Southern New England Saturday." The Weather Service is calling for 3 to 7 inches in …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
My gang turned the season into a winter sports wonderland.
I miss the old gang. We weren't "Sons of Anarchy" and didn't exactly rumble and tumble with other gangs. We didn't have tattoos, because our moms would have been mad. We rode bikes, but they had banana seats and baseball cards in the spokes, not engines. This was more like "Leave It to Beaver" meets "The "Brady Bunch," because we had girls in our gang, as long as they were cool. The standard for girls in the gang was whether they could hit a baseball, take a slap shot or catch a slant pass. If they could, they were in. In the 1970s, our world revolved around sports and its seasons. We played baseball in the spring and summer, basketball and hockey year around, and football in the fall and spring. We fished. We hunted. We made boats, which …
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Snow and heat turn up the chatter.
My neighbor is stuck behind a round mound of snow. "I can't wait until it's summer and 90 degrees." Nine months later, the same neighbor, with water bottle in hand, is making her way up the walk. "Man, it's hot. I wish it were cooler. When is this heat going to stop?" That's the beauty of weather. If it's one way, you want it the other way. Give me snow on a 100-degree day. Give me blistering heat on a freezing cold day. Weather also brings out the best in us...most of the time. Anyone who was alive and breathing in the epic Blizzard of 1978 remembers how neighbors who barely said "hello" to each other were opening up their homes, sharing supplies and friendship. My neighborhood designed a system where we would go house to house, asking …