Let it snow (8-10 inches) and keep me posted

by beth on December 13, 2013

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You live in Massachusetts. You have to expect some winter storms. My kids have been looking forward to the first real snowfall of the season.

So, with the major impact forecasted for Sunday (where school and work isn’t impacted for most), I say “Let it snow”.

Stock up on hot cocoa. If you have a working fireplace, bring in some logs. Prepare to enjoy the day.

(If my husband is reading this, he’s sure to be thinking, “Are you planning on clearing the driveway?” Of course not, that’s why I don’t mind it!)

The forecast from National Weather Service today doesn’t seem too dire for this storm:

The seasons first widespread plow-able snowfall will occur late Saturday into Sunday morning. Still some uncertainty on exact snowfall totals as sleet and freezing rain will likely mix in toward the end of the event. Nonetheless expect difficult travel conditions from late Saturday into Sunday morning.

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Of course, you never know what may develop.

So, I will keep an open comment thread through the weekend and check in occasionally. If you hear/see something worth sharing, post a comment. (Or tweet @mysouthborough.) And if I here any major developments, I’ll add them to the comments.

For those of you worried about how this impacts your Christmas shopping – avoid the malls on Saturday. (They’re sure to be a zoo.)

Check out the Shop Local Guide and find shopping in your own backyard. Some studios that are closed most weekends have open houses in December on the weekends. And some businesses are offering discounts to My Southborough readers. So take advantage of these opportunities by clicking here.

1 beth December 14, 2013 at 2:42 PM

From Southborough Police:
If you need to report a power outage, please call the National Grid reporting line at 1-800-465-1212. Calling this number will help National Grid to properly input the location and co-ordinate a response. If you have a general question, please call the normal customer service number at 1-800-322-3223.

2 beth December 14, 2013 at 2:44 PM

National Weather Service:
Snow will become steadier and somewhat heavier between 5 pm and 8 pm from west to east. Thus all travel should be completed by then. The heaviest snow occurs between 1 am and 7 am Sunday. Most locations will see a changeover early Sunday morning

3 Phil LaBelle December 15, 2013 at 6:06 AM

St. Mark’s Church has only its 10:45 service this morning!

4 Wasseem December 15, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Now that the storm is behind us, what are the best hills for sledding in southborough?

5 beth December 15, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Some families love the hill in St. Mark’s golf course on Latisquama. It’s a fairly long steep one. But, WARNING, I’ve seen kids end up in the middle of the road near top of MacNeil Drive.

My brother used to build up a little snow bank at road side to keep that from happening to his kids.

I’ve also seen little kids sledding at small slope on St. Mark’s field across from the Library.

6 sl December 15, 2013 at 11:53 AM

In Marlborough, near the Southborough line, is the former ski area at Jericho Hill. That is probably best for older kids.

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