The Storm Magnet: Warming up for Valentine’s Day

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By Dan Butler Citizen Chronicle Contributor The long range forecast trends to above average temperatures for the remainder of February! Chilly Tuesday, but then your sweethearts will warm up by Valentine’s Day, possibly reaching 50 degrees — and dare I say some spots may reach 60 on Thursday! Then another brief cool down for Friday, […]

The Storm Magnet: Warmer Temps, But Lots of Rain

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By Dan Butler Citizen Chronicle Contributor Warmer temperatures but LOTS of rain coming this weekend, with some areas near 3 inches by Monday! Make sure those storm drains are cleared and sump pumps are working — and be thankful it’s not snow or we would be buried. Be safe everyone. Dan Butler has always enjoyed […]

Storm Magnet: Snow coming, but so is spring!

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By Dan Butler Citizen Chronicle Contributor Snow should start anytime now in our area. The worst part of the storm for us should be roughly from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with about four inches of snow accumulation followed by a messy mix of snow, sleet, and rain during the evening hours. Temperatures will drop into […]

Keeping an eye on Cady Brook, Quinebaug River

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Locals watching for ice jams By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer shaun@thecitizenchronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — While the weather has wrecked havoc with ice jams or flooding in Athol, Ware, and elsewhere in the Commonwealth, local authorities are keeping an eye out as well. The Southbridge Fire Department tweeted at 12:34pm that they had been notified of […]

Weather woes around the area

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By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer shaun@thecitizenchronicle.com Flooding, dense fog, flash freezing, and road closures. They’re all in play tonight and into the weekend after the bitter cold has been replaced by spring-like temperatures and tropical rains, as previously reported by The Citizen Chronicle‘s own “Storm Magnet,” Dan Butler. Throughout the region, the high temperatures and […]