Saturday, March 23, 2013
Per Chafee and Obama, local towns and cities will get relief from FEMA for some snow-related costs.
Saturday, March 23
Release courtesy RIEMA. Governor Lincoln Chafee announced Friday that President Obama has approved Rhode Island’s request for a disaster declaration and for public assistance for all five counties in relation to the blizzard. In addition, snow removal was approved for Kent, Providence, and Washington counties. This designation for public assistance means that eligible municipalities, state agencies and non-profits can apply for assistance in repairing storm-damaged buildings or infrastructure or for projects to mitigate effects for future damage from similar storms. The designation for snow removal means that eligible municipalities can apply for assistance to offset the costs of snow removal. Public assistance is requested by a …
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, …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Don't put away those shovels yet. Much of Rhode Island could see significant snow accumulation starting Wednesday night.
Forecasters are keeping their eyes on yet another storm system that may drop more snow on the region. According to officials at the National Weather Service and Accuweather, a storm system is heading toward the East Coast and could shift north, impacting Rhode Island Wednesday night into Friday. Initial predictions are uncertain, but forecasters say the storm may bring heavy snowfall and high winds, especially Thursday night. Accuweather is projecting anywhere between 3 to 6 inches for Rhode Island as of Tuesday afternoon. The mixture of snow could be heavy and wet, combining with high winds, possibly resulting in power outages and downed trees. There may be a chance of coastal flooding Thursday and Friday during high tides. Accuweather …
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.