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. Wednesday 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
Where were you when the storm hit? Stroll down memory lane — and post your photos!
I was just 6 years old when the Blizzard of '78 hit Rhode Island — old enough to know that it was a big storm, but too young to understand the true impact of it. At the time, I was living in a house on Hillside Avenue in Johnston, at the bottom of a hill near the Manton Avenue Bridge — which meant that all the snow blew down toward my house, burying the front door. Luckily, it was a two-story house, so we could climb out the upstairs window to get out — and get a view of the huge snowfall. Once the storm was over, we dug out from the door, leaving a snow tunnel to the driveway that — in my six-year-old memory, anyway — didn't seem to melt away until Memorial Day. And ever since — like nearly every Rhode Islander alive at the time — I …