WEATHER

Flooding in Peabody, Massachusetts, in 2011.
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Municipal leaders will meet this week in Greenfield, Massachusetts, with state environmental officials. The state is holding meetings to help cities and towns prepare for the impact of severe weather.

A weather map including the jet stream.
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While the calendar might say it's April, Mother Nature has said otherwise this month. 

Floodwater rises in Marshfield during the nor'easter on March 13, 2018.
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As yet another nor'easter swept across the region — the fourth this month — two-thirds of Massachusetts voters say climate change is bringing more frequent or severe storms to the state.

A winter storm hit Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in a file photo.
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After a succession of nor’easters and another big storm reportedly hitting New England today, some schools have had to close their doors more than the number of snow days allotted by state education officials. 

A March storm has reached Connecticut, bringing heavy snow and gusty winds.

This morning I wrote about the storm’s forecast track shifting eastward and this means the snow totals have also shifted with them. Everything else with the storm remains the same.

The change from rain to snow in Boston occurs after the evening commute.

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Earlier post:

David did a live Q&A on Facebook at 11:45 a.m. EST. You can re-watch here.

There’s no doubt our next nor’easter is going to bring significant snow and heavy rain to the region.

It is March, after all. And while nearly all of us would love to see spring break out across the area, New Englanders know that this can be an awfully cruel month.

I was looking back at records overnight and reminded myself that back in 1993, Boston had more than 38 inches of snow in March — the most snow ever recorded for the month.

Keep all of that in mind over the next seven to 10 days as two potential storms, including one tomorrow, will bring more snow.

Gov. Baker Surveys Coastal Storm Damage

Mar 6, 2018

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will be flying planes over the entire coast of the state Monday to get a better idea of the damage caused by the weekend nor’easter.

The storm is blamed for at least one death in Massachusetts.

Its strong winds, heavy rains and high tides knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people. As of 7 a.m. Monday, 76,000 customers were still without power, and utility companies say it could be midweek before it’s restored across the state.

Some of the worst flooding during this past weekend's East Coast storm happened during high tides.

Shoreline tides are getting progressively higher. A soon-to-be-published report obtained by NPR predicts a future where flooding will be a weekly event in some coastal parts of the country.

Updated at 3:08 a.m. ET Sunday

The storm system that pummeled much of the East Coast on Friday had moved hundreds of miles offshore by Saturday, but residual wind gusts and coastal flood threats, exacerbated by high tide, continued to plague the region from Maryland through Maine.

Scientists say the storm has met the definition of a "bomb cyclone," a dramatic name that seemed fitting for the vast damage already wrought over the region Saturday.

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