Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Heat wave reaches its fifth day, AccuWeather says.
Thunderstorms have joined the intense heat on weather watchers' radar. The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. for Norfolk County, among other parts of Massachusetts. The agency also has issued a heat advisory, until 7 p.m., warning residents that the 90-something temperatures and the humidity could make them ill. "Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening," the agency said on its website. "Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water." <hr> <p><strong>Let Patch save you time. Get great local …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
National Weather Service issues heat advisory for 1 to 7 p.m.
Sharon could hit 100 degrees today for the first time this summer. AccuWeather and the National Weather Service in Taunton both forecast high temperatures in the high 90s: AccuWeather at 98 degrees and the weather service at 97. Sharon's previous high this summer was 96 degrees, during all three days of the heat wave that ran from June 20 to June 22. At 10:22 a.m., the weather service issued a heat advisory for the Sharon area, among others, for 1 to 7 p.m. The agency is recommending drinking lots of fluids, staying in air conditioned rooms and minimizing work outside. During the 2012 summer's first heat wave, last month, Sharon officials recommended two cooling centers: the Sharon Public Library and the Sharon Adult Center and Council on …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The Mighty Silverbacks perform at Sharon's Beech Tree Park.
"Five Things You Need To Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Is there something missing from the list? Add it in the comment section. 1. A reminder: the Sharon Softball Association's three-day tourney at the Ames Street playground ends today. The games aren't open to the public, but spectators are welcomed. A full snack shack will have breakfast and lunch available for purchase and softball apparel for sale. 2. The Mighty Silverbacks come to Sharon at 3 p.m. for the second in Beech Tree Park's 2012 Concerts in the Park series. Admission is free. Last Sunday's opener drew about 75 people. 3. AccuWeather says another heat wave starts here Monday. Temperatures will be in the 90s …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Cooler temperatures return Friday.
Sharon residents Thursday brought their spring jackets out of mothballs, but really needed Windbreakers. Yet, no brush fires had been reported here as of 4 p.m., despite the ripe conditions, according to the Sharon Fire Department. Sharon reached a high temperature of 65 degrees -- 23 degrees warmer than March 8, 2011, and 20 degrees above normal for the day, according to AccuWeather's website. The region also saw wind gusts that turned trash cans into road obstacles. A National Weather Service spotter reported a 51 mph gust in Franklin at 2:10 p.m., according to the agency's website. The weather service has this area under a wind advisory until 2 a.m. Friday. Cooler weather returns Friday, with a high temperature near 45 degrees, the …
Friday, February 10, 2012
The area should see 2 to 5 inches Saturday.
The National Weather Service is advising parts of Southern New England, including Sharon, to expect plowable snow Saturday. The agency has issued a winter weather advisory for accumulating snow from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. The directive covers Eastern Massachusetts, as well as Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut, according to its website. The Sharon area should see 3 to 5 inches of snow Saturday, the agency said. AccuWeather's website predicts Sharon getting about 3.6 inches of snow. It's the first substantial snowfall here since Jan. 21, when about four inches fell, causing several motor vehicle accidents in town. Saturday's high temperature will be around 36 degrees, starting a chilly weekend that will see the mercury top out at 25 …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Rare snow showers blanket vehicles overnight.
Sharon residents' commute this morning had an extra step -- into snow. Snow showers, a rarity this winter, dusted vehicles overnight. Sharon received a little less than a half-inch of snow, Department of Public Works Assistant Operations Division Supervisor Bruce Giggey said. Public Works crews sanded the main roads and the school parking lots, he said. Sharon Police responded to no weather-related accidents, Deputy Police Chief J.J. McGrath said. The snow may disappear by this afternoon. Temperatures are expected to approach 46 degrees here today, according to the National Weather Service website. Snow is possible again overnight Wednesday, with rain and sleet, and then rain, on Thursday, the weather service says. Neither the weather …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Sharon gets dusted.
Days before Halloween, Sharon residents are booing Mother Nature. The season's first snow dusted Sharon Thursday night into early Friday, forcing motorists to scrape clear their vehicles before heading to work. And more white -- flakes, not ghosts -- is on its way. The National Weather Service in Taunton is forecasting rain Saturday before 9 p.m., then snow. Sunday's forecast has rain and snow in the morning, then rain slightly possible between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. AccuWeather's forecast is for 1.7 inches of snow Saturday afternoon and night. Strong gusts and the heavy, wet snow could down trees, causing power outages, the National Weather Service said on its website.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Region under National Weather Service excessive heat watch Thursday afternoon to Friday afternoon.
Summer finishes warming up on Wednesday. The season's hottest, most humid weather arrives in Sharon on Thursday -- prompting a National Weather Service alert. Tuesday night, the weather service issued an excessive heat watch for Sharon and much of Southern New England for Thursday afternoon to Friday afternoon. Temperatures of 95 to 100 degrees, "with heat indices of 105 degrees or greater," are possible both days, "mainly from noon to 8 p.m.," according to the agency's website. The conditions could cause health problems, such as heat exhaustion, the weather service said. The agency recommends HESSCO Elder Services in Sharon, meanwhile, is warning senior citizens about heat stress. Thursday might begin Sharon's first heat wave of 2011. …