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Second Pre-Halloween Snow Falls on Framingham

Filed under: General Interest,Politics by News Staff at 10:41 pm on October 29, 2011

[photo] Framingham Snow Plow

Snow plow parked, but ready to clean up after Nor'easter predicted to drop two to six inches of snow on Framingham, (Saturday, October 29, 2011).

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Having snow even once in October is pretty rare for eastern Massachusetts, but for the second time in three days, snow fell on Framingham.

As predicted, precipitation moving up the U.S. eastern seaboard combined with low pressure and declining temperatures resulted in a Nor'Easter dropping approximately 3" of wet snow in town between 5:00pm and 10:00pm today, (Saturday October 29th, 2011).

The small amount of snow which fell on Thursday, (October 27th, 2011), did not accumulate on roadways as the pavement was still warm from the day's moderate temperatures.

Today's snow did accumulate -- enough so that snow removal equipment was called out to plow commercial parking lots and some ...[read more]


Season's First Snow Falls on Framingham

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 9:17 pm on October 27, 2011
Framingham, MA - first snow of the year, October 27,2011

Employee's working evening shifts in Framingham area retail stores find their cars covered with wet snow from the year's first snowfall, Oct. 27, 2011.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - After raining all day, when temperatures dropped after sunset the rain first turned to sleet, then to snow, accumulating on unpaved surfaces across the town.

By 9:00pm a light coating of wet snow covered lawns, cars, shrubbery, rooftops and powerlines.

With weather reports predicting overnight temperatures would fall below freezing, the Town of Framingham sent out highway department vehicles to salt and sand the town's roads.

Having to treat roads in October is doubly worrisome as a recent $1.5 million dollar budget calculation error has the Town's Chief Financial Officer asking Town Meeting to approve removing $287k from this year's snow and ice removal budget.

Snow on shrubbery, an unusual sight for October in Framingham.

Snow on shrubbery, an unusual sight for October in Framingham.

Meteorologists are watching a low pressure air mass and precipitation which are moving up the United States' east coast and could bring more snow to Framingham in the next few days if the weather arrives during the overnight when temperatures are low.

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