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, …
Friday, February 22, 2013
From Thursday night to Friday morning, the forecast has shifted, and now most of Rhode Island is only projected to get 1 to 3 inches of snow Saturday night.
Thanks to a downward projection in the snow forecast, most of Narragansett is unlikely to see much accumulation, and most of Rhode Island is now only projected to get one to three inches of snow from a storm on Saturday night. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather alert for the weekend as a wintry mix makes its way toward the region. But how much snow is expected to get depends on how warm the temperatures remain. Forecasts vary, but most expect just a couple inches in the area. ABC6 is predicting 1 to 3 inches; WPRI 12 predicts 1 to 4 inches and NBC 10 estimates "a few inches." The National Weather Service believes accumulations will top off at about an inch. Snow and rain are expected to begin sometime Saturday …
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. …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Yeah, I’m sick of snow too, but there is more of it in the forecast for Saturday night.
Thanks to an increase in the snow forecast for Saturday night, a winter storm warning is now in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service released the warning at about 4:36 p.m. Snow accumulation totals have steadily ticked up the past few days, and now sit at four to eight inches, although the totals could be less if you’re on the water. Winds are expected to range from 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 45 miles per hour. Visibility is also expected to be poor, down to about half a mile. As a result, Narragansett has a parking ban in effect from 10 p.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday. South Kingstown’s parking ban is from 11 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday. There is also a parking ban at Rhode Island College on Saturday …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Some notes and information as people finish cleaning up from Nemo (and prepare for a new storm on Saturday maybe).
5 a.m. – Here are your storm-related updates for Tuesday! Unless we receive new storm-related information, this will probably be our only update of the day. Thanks for following along with us the past few days, folks! PREVIOUS STORM COVERAGE
Monday, February 11, 2013
Those sleds will get one more day of use for SK and Prout students, as their schools have cancelled classes for Tuesday.
5:30 p.m. – The University of Rhode Island just released the following statement via its Facebook account: DELAYED START: The University plans to hold classes, beginning at 9:30 am on Tuesday, February 12. Crews will continue to work on clearing sidewalks and parking lots throughout the evening. We recognize that campus conditions may not be ideal. Allow extra time to get to class or work on schedule, be cautious, and wear appropriate shoes. Carpool if possible to help reduce the number of vehicles on campus, and be prepared to use the shuttle system to travel from outer parking lots. The parking ban remains in effect overnight. 4:55 p.m. – Also just across the wire: The Prout School has cancelled classes for Tuesday. 4:40 p.m. – Thanks to…
No, for real, this should be our last day of urgent storm coverage!
6 a.m. – Hey folks, as the dek for this story implies, I really hope this is the last day of storm coverage that I’ll have to do. Right at the top of this, I’d like to thank many of you for your kind words about our coverage – They’re definitely appreciated, and in return, I thank you for the uploads to our photo gallery! However, before I turn completely into Sally Field, let’s get on to the news stuff. As usual, for a full list of cancellations and delays in other towns, click here for the RI Broadcasters Network list. That’s all for now! I will update this story as needed throughout the day. PREVIOUS STORM COVERAGE
Somerset resident Bill Greene was watching TV in his bedroom when a tree snapped, and fell through his roof.
Bill Greene of Somerset was in bed watching TV at around 9 p.m. last night when he heard a loud snap and suddenly a large tree fell on the bedroom roof, crashing through.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Join us for our last day (hopefully!) of urgent storm coverage.
7:55 p.m. – Here is our last planned major update, unless I magically get power back in my apartment before Monday… Thanks for following along, folks! And keep adding your photos to our gallery. 5:20 p.m. – Some later afternoon / early evening updates for y’all, based on information I’ve gotten since this morning. That’s all for now! I will probably update at least one more time before the end of the night, depending on where I go from here. (I’m currently leeching power from the Cool Beans Café in Narragansett. It’s a nice, cozy place to update from, as opposed to my powerless apartment. /commercial plug) 6:28 a.m. – Hopefully, this is the last one of these articles that I’ll have to do! On to the notices and what not… National Grid is …