Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Another winter storm is brewing. Newport County could get between 3 and 5 inches of snow. Rain could impact accumulation totals.
More bad weather is on the way. A winter storm watch and hazardous weather outlook is in effect Wednesday for Newport County. But how much snow are we expected to get on the island? According to the National Weather Service, precipitation is expected to fluctuate between rain and snow over the next few days. New snow accumulation is predicted to be between 3 and 5 inches. Here is the forecast by day for Newport County: Wednesday Sixty percent chance of showers likely on Wednesday, mainly after 5 p.m. Could change to snow after 1 a.m. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Thursday New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. Snow is expected into the night with strong winds expected Friday Snow is likely before 4 p.m…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
RIEMA reported they are preparing for the possibility of a major Nor’easter that could begin this Friday lasting into Saturday morning.
At 3 p.m. this afternoon, the Rhode Island Emergency Management (RIEMA) reported they are preparing for the possibility of a major Nor’easter that could begin this Friday lasting into Saturday morning. Stay current on the storm: sign up for our breaking news emails Early predictions are for snow to begin Friday afternoon and lasting until Saturday morning. There may be as much as 10-18 inches of snow in some Rhode Island areas including south coast region. In addition, high winds are expected beginning Friday night, increasing with gust to 50-60 along the coast. There is only minor coastal flooding that is expected at this time. Related Stories
A foot of snow is predicted in some locations
The National Weather Service warns of a "very significant winter storm" Friday into early Saturday. The worst of the storm is expected Friday afternoon into early Saturday. NWS predicts a potential for a foot or more of snow in some locations. The main uncertainty is how far west the heaviest snow will reach into the distant interior. Along the coastal plain, rain/snow mixing could cut down on accumulations. There is also a chance of strong winds across portions of the coastal plain late Friday into early Saturday.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Images from Rhode Island's first and last snowstorm of 2012
Rhode Island's snow storm arrived a few days late for Christmas, but Father Time has always said Mother Nature is not known for her punctuality. We compiled images from across the state contributed by Patch readers and local editors. Enjoy!
Friday, December 28, 2012
Winter weather is expected beginning Saturday morning.
As of 4:43 p.m. on Friday, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts that will be in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday morning. Saturday's forecast calls for snow beginning mid to late Saturday morning with accumulations between 4 and 8 inches before tapering off around sunrise on Sunday. 10-15 mph winds can be expected with gusts up to 25 mph. Residents should be aware that the wintry conditions may make driving difficult with limited visibilities of one quarter to one half mile at times. According to the NWS, anyone traveling in the next 24 to 36 hours should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to modify travel plans if necessary.