Thursday, February 7, 2013
The National Weather Service predicts one to two feet of snow could accumulate during Friday's storm.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning residents across the Northeast to prepare for a potentially historic blizzard. Up to two feet of snow could accumulate during the storm that is expected to hit the Tiverton-Little Compton area on Friday morning. Light flurries will intensify into the night with snowfall accumulating at 2-3 inches per hour. The NWS told residents to expect near blizzrd-like conditions with wind gusts in excess of 40 mph. "Anyone traveling in the next 24 to 36 hours should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to modify travel plans should winter weather develop," reads the winter weather warning. How much snow do you think will really fall in Tiverton and Little Compton? Tell us in the comments below.
Friday, November 9, 2012
A Little Compton surf shop owner prepares for his second trip in as many weeks to bring relief supplies a New York community hard-hit by by Hurricane Sandy and this week's nor'easter.
What began as a single Facebook shout out to the Tiverton-Little Compton community last Friday has propelled into a continuing effort by the owner of a local surf shop to bring relief aid to a New York neighborhood hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy. Living Water Surf Shop owner Chuck Barend - along with the Kinane family of Little Compton - helped organize a last-minute fundraiser at Crowther's Food and Drink last Saturday to solicit relief supplies from local residents. In less than 24 hours, plans to drive a single 16-passenger van of supplies to Rockaway Beach, NY had evolved into a convoy as Tiverton and Little Compton residents responded to the shout out with an outpouring of donations. Within hours it was clear one truck wasn't going to…
Studies predict intense storms as a symptom of climate change. What do you think?
According to the University of Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative, the world is getting warmer, the oceans are getting warmer and more acidic, storms are getting more intense and sea levels are rising at an accelerated rate. A study funded by the Rhode Island Sea Grant, found that the sea level in Newport has increased eight inches since 1930. By 2100, the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council said to expect three to five feet of sea level rise. More Americans than ever believe the earth's temperature has been getting warmer. Currently, 67 percent say there is evidence of global warming, up four points over last year, according to a Pew Research article published last month. The study reported that 42 percent say the …
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 …
Rhode Island is bracing for another storm.
Rhode Island and the Northeast are in store for more weather this week as a nor'easter heads our way Wednesday and into Thursday morning. Forecasters are predicting strong winds between 25 and 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Additionally, the storm will be bringing chilly temperatures and rain – possibly even snow in some areas. The nor'easter is expected to hit the Northeast from Cape Cod down to New York City, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy last week. This incoming storm's winds are expecting to be even more damaging as many trees, limbs and structures have already been weakened by last week's superstorm. National Grid is anticipating more power outages this week due to the nor'easter and has already started preparations. "…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Windy conditions could be more problematic due to trees and limbs damaged by Sandy.
As we clean up after Sandy, Rhode Islanders might need to prepare for another storm expected to arrive on Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, a significant coastal storm is expected to impact Southern New England and the coastal waters on Wednesday. The storm's track and timing are still uncertain. Potential impacts from this coastal storm could include: