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Tornado Touches Down in Revere

According to the National Weather Service, a tornado touched down in Revere and Chelsea on Monday morning. The tornado is estimated to have lasted four minutes and wound a 2-mile long and 3/8 of a mile wide path. The tornado was classified as an EF-2, with wind gusts between 100 and 120 miles per hour. […]

Severe Thunderstorm Causes Flooding, Damage in Area Monday Morning

A severe thunderstorm brought heavy rain and localized street flooding to Medford and the area on Monday morning. Several local roads flooded, leading to dangerous driving conditions and water in homes and businesses. According to the State Police, the National Weather Service is investigating whether a tornado touched down in Revere. Multiple trees and power […]

Heavy Rain Floods Local Roads

Story Updated 6:25PM Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Heavy rain on Wednesday afternoon quickly overwhelmed local roads, including Medford Square in front of City Hall (pictured below), Harvard Street, Route 128, and Route 1, among many more. The area is under a Flash Flood Warning until 5:30PM and a Flash Flood Watch until 8PM. The flooded […]

Monday Storms Cause More Damage in Medford

A couple of severe storms that suddenly popped up late Monday afternoon caused more damage in Medford. There was even a tornado watch in the area for a brief period of time. High winds and torrential rain once again brought down tree branches, following the damage caused by Thursday’s severe storm. A large tree branch […]

Severe Storm Rips Through Medford, Area

A severe thunderstorm with frequent lightning and damaging winds tore through Medford and the area late Thursday night. Some people lost power while others had property damaged or near misses with downed tree limbs. The following storm damage photos were taken by Jessica Contardo and Maria Daniels. The following storm photos are from YourArlington.com: Kevin […]

Snow Coming to Medford, Area Tuesday Night, Wednesday Morning

- Allison Goldsberry According to the National Weather Service, a “very powerful winter storm” could bring 2-4 inches of snow to the Medford area. At this point, the forecasts indicate a more direct hit for southeast Massachusetts. Snow is expected to begin late Tuesday night and continue Wednesday morning. Medford can expect one to two […]

Rain, Sleet, Snow Coming to Medford

A rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet mix Wednesday night will give way to snow Thursday morning, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service. One to three inches of snow could accumulate by the end of the day Thursday. It will also be much colder, with a high temperature only in the […]

Medford Re-Instates Odd/Even Parking Ban

Photo of the Fellsway by Keree-Ann Waite. Citing public safety concerns, Medford Police Chief Leo Sacco has re-instated the city’s winter parking ban for the next month. The ban, which the Traffic Commission unanimously voted to end in September, limits parking to only one side of the street overnight during the winter. The suspension of […]

More Snow Coming to Medford Saturday, Snow Emergency Remains in Effect

Medford’s snow emergency, in effect as of noon Thursday, will remain in place at least through Saturday’s storm, according to city officials. The latest storm to hit the area could bring another three to seven inches of snow, says the National Weather Service. Another Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Medford and the area […]

Snow, Rain Mix Coming to Medford Thursday

3-7 Inches of Snow Possible; Medford Snow Emergency Begins at Noon Thursday – Allison Goldsberry Yet another storm is expected to hit Medford and the area on Thursday. According to the latest information from the National Weather Service, Medford could receive three to seven inches of snow by the end of the day Thursday. A […]

Snow Days of the Future

I sit at home as a frustrated teacher on this snow day. My high school web design students are in the middle of a project and soon will be learning how to create mobile apps (although it is unlikely they will create one that can shovel snow, sorry!). However, there is no school on this […]

Snow Emergency in Medford Wednesday- Updated

Update- Medford’s Snow Emergency Lifted as of 5PM Thursday Update- Medford Public Schools Closed Wednesday Update- City Hall Closed, All Public Meetings Postponed The latest expected snow storm has led to a snow emergency declaration in Medford as of 7AM Wednesday until further notice. That means parking on the odd side only on side streets […]