• drought August 10, 2022 12:16 am

    Critical Drought Spreads To Two More Regions

    The state’s top environmental official appealed Tuesday to everyone in Massachusetts to practice water conservation as two more regions joined the majority of the state classified as experiencing critical drought. Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Beth Card declared the Connecticut River Valley and Southeast regions will join the Northeast and Central regions in the Level 3-Critical Drought category. Cape...

  • drought August 8, 2022 11:33 am

    Fire Concerns as Drought Conditions Worsen

    Individual towns are now stepping up to try and help. In the Town of Scituate, for example, there is now a Tier 4 water ban in place. That means there’s a total ban on all nonessential outside water use.

  • hot weather August 8, 2022 11:56 am

    Fire Concerns Mount as Drought Conditions Persist

    The entire state of Massachusetts is under some sort of drought status as of Monday morning, causing concerns over fire danger to rise. Individual towns are now stepping up to try and help. In the Town of Scituate, for example, there is now a Tier 4 water ban in place. That means there’s a total ban on all nonessential outside...

  • hot weather August 8, 2022 5:21 am

    Fire Concerns as Drought Conditions Worsen

    The entire state of Mass. is under some sort of drought status, mounting concerns over fire issues.

  • Massachusetts August 5, 2022 5:37 pm

    Severe Drought Affects Local Farms

    More than half of Massachusetts is in a severe drought, which is affecting local farmers and the food they grow.

  • drought August 5, 2022 7:02 pm

    Drought Worsens, Expands Across New England

    Amid sweltering temperature and excessive heat, the drought has worsened across New England. The latest drought map has added more of Northern New England under ‘severe’ drought conditions. The National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln polls rain data and soil moisture content Tuesday to Tuesday, then publishes findings on Thursdays. This accounts for the brutal stretch of…

  • drought August 3, 2022 8:46 am

    Dry Weather Sparks Brush Fires Across Mass.

    Firefighters across Massachusetts and elsewhere in New England are having to chase hot spots every day as drought conditions fuel wildfires and prompt water bans. The Town of Weymouth is one of those that recently enacted water use restrictions. Signs of heat and drought are evident everywhere in Massachusetts. On Tuesday, fire crews in Gloucester battled through their second day…

  • drought August 3, 2022 8:45 am

    ‘Never Seen Anything Like This': Drought Dries Up Areas of Charles River

    Severe drought conditions affecting much of Massachusetts have had a clear impact on parts of the Charles River. In a matter of days, Liz Loewen said she noticed a drastic difference. “I’ve never seen anything like this. All that land right there is usually water, and you wouldn’t be standing right here,” she said, pointing to the bottom step...

  • Maine August 2, 2022 10:04 pm

    Drought Conditions Fuel Maine Wildfire

    A coastal Maine town spent multiple days combating a wildfire spanning two to three acres, hinting at the need for rain in much of New England. According to Chief Ben Wallace Jr. of the Cundy’s Harbor Volunteer Fire Department in Harpswell, the fire within the Long Reach Preserve — a protected woodland area with nature trails — is believed to…

  • Maine August 2, 2022 5:55 pm

    Crews Contain Maine Brush Fire After Multiple Days

    Brush fires are a major concern across New England amid drought conditions.

  • Gloucester Brush Fire August 2, 2022 12:26 pm

    Crews Still Fighting Brush Fire in Gloucester Amid Dry Conditions

    A large brush fire remains a threat for neighborhoods in Gloucester Tuesday, as firefighters spend a second day fighting the flames. Firefighters have been busy working to try and stop the brush fire from spreading, after it originally broke out Monday morning near Poles Hill and Riverview Road. During the second day of the fire response, there were water hoses…

  • forecast July 29, 2022 11:28 am

    Storms Expected Overnight Ahead of Great Weekend

    Today: Turning less humid but hot. Fair sky. Highs around 90. Overnight Friday Night: A period of rain. Lows in the 60s. Saturday: Sunrise showers depart for comfortable air and a fair sky. Highs in the 80s. Sunday: Delightful! Highs in the 80s.

  • Hays County July 31, 2022 10:51 am

    Popular Central Texas Swimming Hole Dries Up

    Jacob’s Well, a popular Central Texas spring enjoyed by swimmers, is running dry.

  • forecast July 29, 2022 11:45 pm

    Pleasant Summer Weather for Weekend; Highs Into the 90s Ahead Next Week

    Thursday’s showers and thunderstorms brought some relief to the region, with some areas picking up a half inch to over an inch of rain. That wasn’t enough to put a dent in the ongoing drought, though. Friday features much less humidity as drier air moves in behind a cold front passing through New England. Temperatures will rise into the...

  • drought July 29, 2022 8:18 am

    Nearly Half of Mass. Now Experiencing Severe Drought

    The statewide drought in Massachusetts is getting worse, according to new data out that shows more of southern New England is now experiencing “severe” drought conditions. In fact, the severe drought area has expanded to almost half the state at this point, which is almost double that of just last week. This puts us in the top 10 driest seasons…

  • forecast July 29, 2022 7:41 am

    Hot Friday in New England Ahead of Showers Moving in Overnight

    Friday: Turning less humid but hot. Fair sky. Highs around 90. Overnight Friday Night: A period of rain. Lows in the 60s. Saturday: Sunrise showers depart for comfortable air and a fair sky. Highs in the 80s. Sunday: Delightful! Highs in the 80s.

  • drought July 29, 2022 7:23 am

    44% of Mass. Experiencing Severe Drought

    The dry conditions can cause a lot of issues, including poor water and air quality.

  • forecast July 29, 2022 7:17 am

    Highs Around 90 Degrees Friday Before Rain Chances Again Overnight

    Today: Turning less humid but hot. Fair sky. Highs around 90. Overnight Friday Night: A period of rain. Lows in the 60s. Saturday: Sunrise showers depart for comfortable air and a fair sky. Highs in the 80s. Sunday: Delightful! Highs in the 80s.

  • drought July 28, 2022 11:53 pm

    Severe Drought Conditions Extend Across Much of Greater Boston

    The latest drought map shows more of southern New England under “severe” drought conditions. Each week, the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln takes the rain data and soil moisture info through Tuesday. An updated map from the U.S. Drought Monitor is issued every Thursday. It’s not surprising that the drought has worsened in the region,...

  • drought July 27, 2022 12:42 am

    Pembroke Water Ban Could Remain in Effect Up to 2 Weeks, Town Manager Says

    Severe drought conditions have led to a mandatory water ban in Pembroke, Massachusetts, leaving firefighters unable to rely on hydrants

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