Friday, May 3, 2013
The dry weather and expected winds throughout the weekend 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 of up to 30 mph are expected throughout the weekend, which could cause brush fires to spread. The NWS warned that most wildfires start as open burning by homeowners.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A coastal flood advisory is in effect through 11 a.m. today, Feb. 27.
A coastal flood advisory will remain in effect through 11 a.m. today, Feb. 27, as a storm surge and large swells are expected to cause flooding in Tiverton and Little Compton's most vulnerable areas. The advisory, issued by the National Weather Service station out of Taunton, MA, stated a 1.5 - 2 foot surge is expected along south and southeast facing coasts during Wednesday's 8 a.m. high tide. "A few vulnerable roads may briefly flood at the time of the morning high tide," states the advisory. "Minor erosion of exposed south and southeast facing shorelines may also occur." NWA meteorologists expect a limited impact as some coastal areas remain vulnerable in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 and Blizzard Nemo on Feb. 9. Rain is…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
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Friday, Feb. 8: 1 p.m. — Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) monitoring winds speeds; could result in later closing of Mount Hope and Newport Pell bridges. 12:30 — Governor declares State of Emergency ahead of storm, reports NBC 10 News. 12 p.m. — RIPTA bus service is suspended at noon. The DOT recommends all drivers to stay off roads this afternoon. 10 a.m. - Snow is sticking! 4:30 a.m. - The National Weather Service (NWS) in Taunton, MA is predicting "an historic storm" with snow accumulations of 18 - 24 inches. Snowfall and accumulation will be light throughout the day on Friday, with about 1 - 2 inches expected. By evening, as the storm worsens, temperatures will drop and winds will increase. The NWS is predicting up …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Monday evening's drive home could prove slippery as light snows and freezing rain are expected to last through early Tuesday.
It may be less than inch of snow cover, but local meteorologists warn Monday's light snows could make for slippery roads and a difficult evening commute. A winter weather advisory will be in effect through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, as snows transition into sleet then light freezing rain after 5 p.m. "The evening rush hour is expected to be messy," states a weather warning by the National Weather Service station in Taunton, MA. The winter weather advisory warns travelers to use caution while on the roads as slippery conditions are likely. Icy conditions are likely to develop due to slightly warmer temperatures and the unstable nature of the precipitation. Motorists should use extra caution on untreated roadways as well as on overpasses and bridges…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Winter weather is threatening to make Tuesday's commute a slippery on in Tiverton and Little Compton.
Snow will accumulate through 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning and the National Weather Service) (NWS is predicting a slippery morning commute. Up to five inches could fall before snows taper down around mid-morning, the Taunton-based weather station predicts. Prepare for a delayed commute this morning as slick roadways, poor visibility and likely snow drifts slowing motorists down. "Motorists need to be especially careful on bridges and overpasses where slippery spots can easily develop," states the weather advisory. Temperatures will also be colder than average today, peaking in the lower 20s.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A snow and rain mixture could make the morning commute messy on Wednesday, the National Weather service warns.
Watch out for slippery roads on the morning commute on Wednesday. The National Weather Service is warning commuters to beware of icy road conditions through mid-morning on Wednesday. Snow and rain are expected to accumulate during rush hour. The Taunton, MA-based weather station is predicting one-to-two inches of snow on the roads. By noon, precipitation along Tiverton, Little Compton and the south coast will change over to mostly rain. Drivers are warned to use extra caution while on the road today, as untreated roads will be snow-covered and slippery.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump a bit more snow onto the area on Saturday. The National Weather Service is now predicting Tverton and Little Compton to get only about an inch of snow in the storm that is expected to start around noon Saturday, ending late Saturday night. But that doesn't mean residents — particularly motorists — can take this storm lightly. The weather service is predicting snow to begin late morning, then switch to rain, before returning to snow. The result could be a slippery mess on roads all over town. And other forecasters are predicting as much as 4-6 inches in the area, so accumluations could increase. Patchy fog is expected to worsen visibility as temperatures warm slightly in…
Friday, December 21, 2012
Prepare for downed tree limbs and isolated power outages from strong winds through Friday.
A high wind advisory is in effect throughout Tiverton and Little Compton today through 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Downed tree limbs, branches, and isolated power outages could result from sustained winds of 25 mph with gusts exceeding 45 mph. The strongest winds are forcasted to sweep across Rhode Island between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Driving could prove difficult with high winds, especially for high profile vehicles, the NWS warned. As heavy rainfall continues throughout the day, minor flooding could occur in in urban areas with areas with poor drainage.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory as strong winds and isolated power outages continue on Thursday morning.
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 Tiverton and Little Compton remain untouched by isolated 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 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The National Weather Service is forecasting strong winds, downed trees and scattered power outages across Tiverton and Little Compton as an approaching Nor'Easter sweeps across Rhode Island and Massachusetts today.
With the memories of days without electicity fresh in residents minds just one week after Hurricane Sandy, the National Weather Service is predicting stong wind gusts and more outages from an approaching Nor'Easter. A high wind warning is in effect from 10 a.m. through 1 a.m. on Thursday and gusts up to 60 mph are expected. "Damage to trees, power lines and property are possible with wind of this magnitude," reads the NWS advisory. "Power outages are likely. Take action now to secure any loose outdoor objects." A coastal flood advisory is also in effect today during the high tide cycle from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. "A coastal flood advisory is issued for minor coastal flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and basements due to the …