As of 6 a.m. Friday, the wind is already howling, and snow projections for Nemo the Blizzard have been upped by the National Weather Service to a range of 24 to 32 inches for almost all of Rhode Island.
But hey, if you’re on Block Island, don’t worry! I mean, you’re only getting 18 to 24 inches of snow. Likewise, some portions of Cape Cod are only projected for four to 10 inches, which is great news for the Kennedys, I guess.
The NWS report can be found here – It was last updated at 4:39 a.m. Friday. The blizzard warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday, although snow could keep falling until 7 p.m. Saturday.
Sustained winds are estimated at 30 to 40 miles per hour, with gusting up to 60 miles per hour. Temperatures are only expected to rise to the high 20s, meaning all of the precipitation is expected to be snow. A few days ago, there was the thought that portions of the storm could be a wintry mix or rain, but now, it’s expected to all be snow.
And also, storm conditions could be so bad, you might see lightning and hear thunder along with the snow, which will certainly be interesting. Other potential hazards include white-out visibility, downed trees and power lines, and snow rates of one to two inches per hour at the storm’s peak.
Basically, the advice of every sane organization out there is to stay home unless you REALLY have to leave.