EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Latest News

February 14, 2014

Mother Nature, we surrender

Latest storm drops 6 to 10 inches of snow over region


While there were some minor motor vehicle accidents and instances of cars skidding off the roads, there were no serious mishaps as of 5:30 p.m., Gray said.

Haverhill School Superintendent James Scully, like most local superintendents, said conflicting weather reports leading up to yesterday’s storm resulted in a delay in calling off school until 5 a.m. He said he would have liked to have notified parents and staff sooner, but that forecasts kept changing as to what time the first flakes were supposed to fall.

These are the unofficial snowfall totals provided by the National Weather Service for area communities: North Andover, 9 inches, 5:12 p.m.; Georgetown, 8 inches, 5:54 p.m.; Salisbury, 7 inches, 4:34 p.m.;Topsfield, 6.6 inches, 5:01 p.m.; Bradford section of Haverhill, 6.5 inches, 5:20 p.m.; and Boxford, 5.7 inches, 6 p.m. The Andover Police Department reported 6.5 inches of snow as of 4 p.m.

Ryan Breton, a meteorology student at Penn State University who runs AtkinsonWeather.com, said he measured 10 inches of snow in Atkinson, N.H., last night.

Other snowfall he reported: Seabrook, N.H., 8.4 inches; Hampstead, 9.4 inches; Methuen, 8 inches, 6:30 p.m.; and Lawrence 7.5 inches, 6:50 p.m.

“It was really coming down between 2:30 and 4 p.m.,” Breton said.


Staff reporter Mike LaBella contributed to this report.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News

AP Video
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Photos of the Week