Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Forecasters are predicting thunderstorms will develop again this afternoon.
Thunderstorm enthusiasts rejoice and grab your Thunder Buddy: more severe weather is on the way. The National Weather Service out of Taunton is predicting another wave of thunderstorms will hit Southern New England Wednesday afternoon. The severe weather is expected to begin around 2 p.m. as it heads east from New York. The NWS warns that some of the storms, which will go into the evening until about 9 p.m., may be severe at times – especially tot he north and west of I-95. The main threat from these storms will be damaging winds. Those with outdoor plans this afternoon and evening sould have a safe place to go, such as a vehicle or indoors, if the storms approach. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck my lightning.
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 Northern 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, May 2, 2013
The dry weather and expected winds on Thursday afternoon raise fire threat.
The National Weather Service is warning of an increased risk of brush fires because of the extended dry weather conditions across New England. The NWS said the dry weather has created “unsafe burning conditions” with dead grass, leaves and brush at greater risk to catch fire. In addition to the dry conditions, winds may reach 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon, which could cause brush fires to spread. The NWS warned that most wildfires start as open burning by homeowners.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Don't put away those shovels yet. Much of RI could see significant accumulation.
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 …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Between 12 and 24 inches of snow accumulation is expected, beginning Friday morning.
As of 3:19 p.m. on Wednesday, the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Coventry and the rest of Kent and Providence counties effective from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. According to NWS, much of Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts will be impacted by heavy snow with accumulation of 12 to 24 inches with the potential for blizzard conditions. Light snow is expected to begin by Friday morning and increase in intensity throughout the day with the heaviest snowfall occurring Friday night into Saturday morning. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are possible during that time. Residents should be aware that travel will be dangerous and may become nearly impossible due to blowing and drifting snow, 25 …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
National Weather Service Alert In Effect Through 8 a.m. Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Coventry and the rest of the state, beginning at about 9 p.m. tonight and lasting through the evening till 8 a.m. Thursday. Strong southwest winds of 20 - 30 mph with gusts of 50 - 60 mph will move into our area later this evening. In addition to the wind, 3/4 inch - 1 inch of rain is possible with this system and some localized flooding may occur. Damage to trees, power lines and property is possible with winds at these speeds, according to the alert. Officials also caution people to secure outdoor objects to prevent them from being blown around during the evening.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Snow to begin at 1 p.m., switching to rain from 4 to 7 p.m.
The temperatures are finally climbing out of the basement, but not far enough to prevent a little snow this afternoon, turning into freezing rain just in time for the evening commute. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the afternoon and a Hazardous Weather Outlook in effect till 6 a.m. Tuesday. Beginning at 1 p.m., snow, about 1-2 inches, is expected to start, changing throughout the day to sleet, then freezing rain - expected to begin between 4 and 7 p.m. throughout northern Rhode Island and northern Connecticut. Residents are warned that untreated surfaces will become slippery and conditions will likely slow the afternoon commute.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
National Weather Service offers tips on dealing with extreme cold.
Temperatures in the teens today are forecasted to climb briefly into the 20s before falling again, according to The Weather Channel, with wind chill making that feel more like 10 degrees today and tomorrow. The National Weather Service has provided some tips on dealing with very cold temperatures: The National Weather Service has also posted a series of instructions for dealing with extreme cold and winter storms before, during and after.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Weather Service warns drivers off roads as storm intensifies.
The National Weather Service has upgraded its Winter Storm Watch for the area to a Winter Storm Warning, adding a Wind Advisory, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Special Weather Statement, the last warning against travel tonight. The NWS reports snow will fall tonight at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Rhode Island is expected to get 4 to 8 inches, but a swath of the state and eastern Massachusetts - near Woonsocket - is expected to get 6 to 12 inches. On Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., the wind advisory warns of winds from 15 to 25 mph with gusts of up to 50 mph. The strongest gusts are expected between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Downed tree limbs and power outages are possible. The NWS also warns against driving in these conditions, especially …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Between 4 and 8 inches of snow accumulation 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 snowfall beginning mid to late Saturday morning with total accumulations between 4 and 8 inches. The heaviest and steadiest snowfall will occur late afternoon into the early evening before tapering off between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. 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 …