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 Newport 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. The Newport Police Department posted on its Facebook page earlier, "Damaging winds could down tree limbs, trees, …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Snow to begin at 3 p.m., switching to rain after 9 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 tonight, which could make for a gnarly commute tomorrow morning. An 80 percent chance of snow is forecasted after 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Total snow accumulation is less than one inch. The snow is expected to change to rain after 9 p.m. then become patches of drizzle after 10 p.m. There is a slight chance for rain tomorrow, with a high of 40 degrees. The NWS reports we can expect spring-like weather by Wednesday, with temperatures reaching 55 degrees.
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.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Early signs of Katia are appearing in local waters, says the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service is warning surfers and swimmers of strong rip currents expected to exist in local waters through Friday. A strong ocean swell is approaching as Hurricane Katia moves towards the East Coast. The swell is expected to create strong rip currents along parts of Southern New England from Wednesday through Friday. A high surf advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday for all areas along the south coast of Rhode Island and coastal Bristol County. Surf is also expected to range in height from four feet to 12 feet during beach hours on Wednesday. The high surf advisory is expected to extend through Thursday and Friday. Surfers are being warned of strong rip currents and dangerous surf heights. The narrow …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The National Weather Service hurricane models show Rhode Island is in the direct path of the storm.
The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast shows that Rhode Island is in line for a direct hit by Hurricane Irene as the powerful first hurricane of the season makes its way up the Atlantic seaboard this week. Late Tuesday night, the eye of the storm was tracked northwest of Puerto Rico and The Dominican Republic, and was expected to hit the Bahamas Wednesday night. The NWS predictors also show the storm picking up strength from there as it tracks north along the Atlantic coastline. The storm is likely to make landfall in North Carolina Saturday before reaching Virginia Saturday evening. Forecast models show the storm tracking directly into southern New England by early Monday and losing some power. Newport Patch will continue to follow …