Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Residents advised to monitor weather and seek shelter in event of hazardous weather.
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Special Weather Statement for the possibility of severe thunderstorms this afternoon. Thunderstorms have already been forming in Southern New Hampshire and additional storms are expected to develop across Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and Rhode Island during the afternoon hours. Some of these storms will produce damaging wind gusts, hail, lightning and heavy rainfall. The main threats will be gusting winds and heavy downpours, according to the NWS. Residents should closely monitor weather conditions during the afternoon hours and take shelter immediately should dangerous weather develop.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Isn’t weather a weird thing?
As you read this, it might be snowing outside… But it might not be. Weather is ridiculously tricky like that. According to the National Weather Service, which last updated at about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, a winter weather advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday. The heaviest snowfall is expected from Thursday evening to Friday morning. That is yet another postponement of the nor’easter, originally forecast for Wednesday night, then Thursday morning. Wondering why there is so much uncertainty with this storm? Fred Campagna of Right Weather had a great post explaining why. For what it’s worth, he’s projecting the coast to get rain – flooding possible – and some portions of South Kingstown to get two to five inches of mushy …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Details about a snow forecast for very early Thursday continue to change.
The forecast for a quick developing nor’easter continues to change, as the National Weather Service has published a minor change in the timing of the storm. The storm is now projected to start in the Narragansett and South Kingstown area around 1 a.m. Thursday. On Tuesday afternoon, the storm was expected to start in Rhode Island around Wednesday night. Snow accumulations are expected to be around four to eight inches in most of Rhode Island. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour are forecasted, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. Travel is expected to be most difficult on Thursday night and during the Friday morning commute. The National Weather Service also warns that the information is still developing about the storm! Therefore, …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
More snow is in the forecast for Saturday night into Sunday, unfortunately.
Hey, remember how it was kind of warm this week at times and a bunch of the snow melted? I hope you enjoyed that brief respite. Snow is in the forecast again for this weekend, and as a result, the National Weather Service has released a hazardous weather outlook. The latest storm is still a few days out, projected to hit mostly on Saturday night into Sunday. Initial projections have the storm creating about six to 10 inches of heavy, wet snow, with lower totals near the coast. Wind gusts could reach up to 46 miles per hour, and there could be scattered power outages. The storm might also coincide with high tide on Sunday morning, so local flooding is possible. As usual, we’ll go to breaking updates and daily storm coverage if it’s needed. …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Temperatures may feel as cold as 9 below zero through the morning.
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Friday, January 25
As you head out to work this morning, it is advised you bundle up, as the wind chill is expected to send the feel-like temperature plummeting to 9 below 0. The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory for parts of RI as well as locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut, in effect from 7 p.m. Thursday through 10 a.m. today. This morning's single-digit air temperature, combined with northwest winds of 10 - 15 mph and gusts of 34 mph will result in dangerously cold wind chill values that are expected to dip down as low as 9 degrees below 0, according to the National Weather Service. Officials urge extreme caution for anyone traveling. The threat of frostbite or hypothermia will be heightened with these conditions in effect. …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Share your pictures of this strange white precipitation on Patch.
After several months of relative calm, it finally looks a bit like Christmas, only about a month after the fact. Winter storm Jove brought about three to five inches of snow to the region, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday as a result. As of about midnight Monday, local schools have not instituted a delay or cancellation of any sort – Narragansett, South Kingstown, Chariho, Westerly and North Kingstown are still on schedule. For the list from the RIBA Cancellation System and AAA, click here. Have pictures of the snow you’d like to share? Upload them to our contribution template! I’ve started y’all off with a picture of a white deer on Clarke Road that I saw yesterday …
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump a bit more snow onto the area on Saturday. The National Weather Service is predicting Narragansett and South Kingstown will get about 1 to 3 inches of snow in the storm that is expected to start around noon Saturday, ending late Saturday night. Other forecasters are predicting as much as 5 inches in the area. Patchy fog is expected to worsen visibility Saturday as temperatures warm slightly in the afternoon, topping out around 39. The rest of the weekend and early week is looking better — though cooler — in the area. Expect partly sunny skies with temperatures in the low-30s Sunday and Monday, with overnight lows dipping into the low-20s. New Year's Day should warm a …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued another weather advisory for Rhode Island.
More severe weather is on the way for Rhode Island Thursday afternoon as the National Weather Service out of Taunton has issued yet another weather advisory for the Ocean State. NWS warns there is a threat of a "severe thunderstorm outbreak" this afternoon and tonight. Weather officials are predicting "significant severe thunderstorms," with damaging wind gusts and large hail. There is even a chance of "isolated tornadoes" for western Massachusetts and Connecticut, according to the weather advisory. Though western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut look to get the brunt of the storms, the entire region (including Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts) have the potential for severe weather – especially from 4 p.m. to midnight. …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Splash over or minor coastal flooding may be possible this evening.
This week's peak astronomical high tides, which have offered some great photo ops, have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a special weather advisory for coastal Rhode Island. According to officials, splash over and even very minor coast flooding is possible with tonight's high tide in Narragansett Bay. The extreme astronomical high tides and strong winds and waves from storm brewing offshore are combining to create these weather conditions. Narragansett and Point Judith will be the most susceptible to the flooding and splash over, officials add. Tonight's peak tide is anticipated to start around 8 p.m. Anyone living or traveling along the coast are urged to take precaution this evening. (But if you do go out, uh, send your …
Monday, April 9, 2012
The National Weather Service says conditions today make fires more likely.
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Monday, April 9, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for all of Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts, noting that weather conditions today could make fires more likely to occur and to spread quickly. The warning went into effect at 10 a.m. this morning and expires at 8 p.m. It comes on the heels of at least two reported fires: a late-night blaze in Newport and an early-morning home fire in Tiverton. The National Weather Service says to expect winds at 15 to 25 mph today, with gusts up to 40 mph. The strongest winds may occur in the late afternoon. Our area will also experience relative humidity ranging from 20 to 28 percent. Temperatures will be near average, with highs in the mid-50s to lower 60s. The NWS is advising residents …