Webster Area Gearing Up For Coldest Thanksgiving Ever


National Weather Service

The National Weather Service and AccuWeather are expecting record-breaking cold weather as we get ready to spend time with family and friends on Thanksgiving.

An arctic cold front is going to bring blustery conditions to Southern New England, Wednesday night through Friday morning.  High temperatures on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, may not even reach 25 degrees.  Lows will be in the teens.  Wind chills are expected to be sub-zero to single digits.

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the annual high school football rivalries, like Bartlett vs. Southbridge.  Webster Superintendent Ruthann Goguen tells THE LAKE 940 that Athletic Director Tony Paranto has decided to play their game on Thanksgiving Day for a few reasons.  “The field was flooded” on Tuesday, so the chances of it being ready to play on for Wednesday afternoon is unlikely, and pushing it to Friday is also not an option out of concern “about families traveling with the Holiday.”  Goguen says, “We have permission to set up fire pits from the Fire Department and Town for heat” if needed.

Some other local schools have postponed their games to Wednesday evening, including Bay Path at Oxford (6PM), Holy Name at Auburn (5PM), Blackstone-Millville/Hopedale vs. Sutton/Douglas (1PM at Grafton High School), Shepherd Hill Regional at Tantasqua Regional (5:30PM), and
Uxbridge at Northbridge (5PM).

Being exposed to the cold for a period of time may result in hypothermia.  Confusion, shivering, difficulty speaking, sleepiness and stiff muscles all could be some early warning signs and should be treated promptly.

Temperatures should warm up slowly this weekend, into the 40s for Saturday and Sunday.

Remember, THE LAKE 940 is the area’s only local AccuWeather station, get your latest forecast on the radio twice every hour, and online anytime at Lake940.com.