Thursday, November 8, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory as strong winds and isolated power outages continue on Thursday morning.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended a wind advisory on Thursday morning as strong, damaging winds from a passing nor'easter continue to effect Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Although Coventry has remained virtually untouched by power outages, throughout the state about 4,668 Rhode Island customers were in the dark at 8:15 a.m., according to National Grid's power outage map. Gusts of up to 45 mph with sustained winds of 20 mph to 30 mph are expected to last through 3 p.m. today. "Winds this strong are capable of downing small tree limbs and branches, possibly causing isolated power outages," states the advisory issued by the NWS in Taunton, MA. "Driving can also be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
A high wind watch is in effect for Tuesday and Wednesday.
You're about to have a very breezy commute. The National Weather Service (NWS) says strong and possibly damaging winds are expected for late Tuesday into early Wednesday morning throughout Rhode Island. As a result, a high wind watch is in effect through Wednesday. South wind gusts could reach 55 mph, according to NWS, with the strongest gusts occurring near the south coast and higher elevations. The winds could result in downed tree limbs and possibly downed trees, according to the NWS. Take precautions and make sure you secure any outdoor lawn furniture!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Hold on to your hat — it's going to stay windy into early Friday morning.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory for the entire state from Thursday afternoon until 2 a.m. on Friday. There is also a cold front approaching the area tonight and light rain or showers are expected. A wind advisory is issued when winds are forecasted to be 31 to 39 miles per hour or wind gusts will be between 46 and 57 miles per hour. Winds this strong can cause isolated power outages or downed tree limbs. Driving can also be difficult, especially for taller vehicles. All Rhode Islanders are reminded to watch for downed power lines or tree branches and to drive carefully. The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is monitoring updates from municipalities and from National Grid for reports of any …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Strong wind gusts are expected all day, possibly knocking down tree limbs and causing power outages.
Winds could gust to 50 miles per hour on Friday, taking down small tree limbs and branches that could cause power outages, the National Weather Service (NWS) warned in a statement on Thursday night. A wind advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. until midnight on Friday; wind advisories are issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 miles per hour or with gusts ranging between 46 and 57 miles per hour. The NWS said southern New England will see sustained winds blowing 20 to 30 miles per hour to the southwest on Friday, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. "Winds will increase through the morning with the strongest winds during the afternoon and evening," the wind advisory read. "Winds this strong are capable of downing small tree …