Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Snow, rain and sleet are expected to make for difficult commuting on Tuesday.
Winter is delivering another icy blast today as temperatures dip below 30 degrees and heavy snow, rain and sleet will fall, making for a slippery Tuesday morning commute, warns the National Weather Service. This latest coastal storm will sweep across the region through 11 a.m. today delivery blasts of snow and rain that could cause accumulations of up to 1 inch per hour. About 3 - 5 inches are expected though final snowfall tallies will be determined by the timing of the transition from all snow to mixed precipitation, reads the the winter weather advisory that was issued for the region through 11 a.m. today. "Expect a period of heavy snow through early Tuesday morning with snowfall rates up to an inch per hour," states the weather …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Tiverton-Little Compton is expecting about 3-5 inches of snow or more from this week's storm. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Tiverton-Little Compton area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Tiverton-Little Compton Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The NWS is predicting scattered power outages across the coastal plain as this recent storm passes through.
Tiverton and Little Compton residents should prepare for power outages as strong winds and heavy snows should endure through 1 p.m. on Friday, according to the lastest winter weather advisory by the National Weather Service station in Taunton, MA. While meteorologists are now predicting just 3 to 5 inches of snow - down from 6-10 inches - from this latest snow storm, the bulk of the snow should come down Thursday evening into Friday morning and could impact commuters as well as the power grids. National Grid announced yesterday that it has crews on the ground ready to respond in the instance of any outages in the area. "Accumulations are expected to by light," states the advisory. "Any snow or ice would make driving and walking difficult, …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Meteorologists are forecasting up to 10 inches of snowfall for the area in the slow-moving snowstorm that will last through Friday.
Sping might be just aroudn the corner, but winter is packing one final punch this week with another snowstorm. This time meteorologists predict Tiverton and Little Compton could see 6-10 inches of snowfall. Southern New England will be most impacted by the heavy wet snows expected from the slow-moving coastal storm that will pass through the area beginning tonight and last through Friday, according to a winter storm watch advisory issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) in Taunton, MA. NWS officials are warning residents to prepare now for the storm. Due to the wet and heavy nature of the snow, travel may become difficult, particularly late Thursday into Friday morning. Strong winds combined with snow accumulations could also result …
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…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Forecasts vary, but Tiverton and Little Compton look to get a couple inches, and it appears much of Rhode Island will be spared major snow totals.
Will Tiverton and Little Compton see significant snowfall this weekend or will it be an inch with rain mixed in? The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather alert for the weekend as a wintry mix makes its way toward the region. But how much snow Bristol and Warren are expected to get depends on how warm the temperatures remain. Forecasts vary, but most expect just a couple inches in the area. ABC6 is predicting 1-3 inches; WPRI 12 has the towns getting 1-4 inches; and NBC 10 predicts "a few inches." The National Weather Service is calling for about a half-inch. Snow and rain are expected to begin sometime Saturday afternoon, switching back and forth between all snow, all rain and a mix through the evening. After midnight…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Tiverton and Little Compton could see another couple of inches of snow this weekend.
Once again, the snow is melting. But once again, don't put the shovels away. Because once again, the weekend is bringing us more snow. A new snowstorm is headed our way for Saturday and Sunday, which could dump another 2 to 4 inches on Tiverton and Little Compton, according to WBZ Channel 7 in Boston. The local forecast calls for snow to begin Saturday afternoon, switch to a mix of rain and snow in the evening, and then return to snow overnight, according to the National Weather Service. It should continue snowing into Sunday afternoon, leaving up to 8 inches behind across much of Rhode Island. Snow totals escalate the farther north you go. A foot or more is expected for much of Massachusetts. What's your guess? How much will the third …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
New England may be getting more snow later this week.
Although it's early in the game, some preliminary weather models are projecting that New England will get more snow this week. First, initial projections predict that Rhode Island could get 2 to 4 inches Wednesday into Thursday as a smaller system makes its way across the Northeast. More aggressive models project 6 to 8 inches. Unfortunately, that's not all. Another major storm system, currently brewing in the Pacific Northwest, could be heading straight toward New England this weekend. Cold air from Canada is expected to plunge into the storm system and could hit the Northeast or bypass the area and head out to sea. Earliest estimates have the storm hitting Rhode Island Sunday or Sunday night. This storm could pack more of a punch than …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Temperatures could drop into the single digits tonight – here are some tips.
Baby, it’s cold outside, and it’s going to get a lot colder. On the roads, that can lead to icy conditions, as road salt doesn’t work as well in temperatures below 20 degrees, according to a Rhode Island public works director. It's something to keep in mind on walkways around your home, too. You might want to try calcium chloride on your walkways, which works at lower temperatures. You can pick some up at Humphrey's. Frozen pipes are another problem, especially for those of us in older houses. If you have pipes that are near exposed areas, follow the tips below. The information on freezing pipes below comes from the Red Cross: Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Time to take out those tape measures, rulers or marked strings and let us know—how much snow fell in your yard?
How much snow fell in your backyard? The National Weather Service estimates this storm would result in anywhere from three to six inches of new snowfall on Tuesday. How much did you measure? Take out your rulers, measurement sticks or just marked cardboard, and let us know how much is in your backyard! Post your snow totals in the comment section below. You can also post pictures of those measurements in the photo gallery above. Please include your street name so we can find out—which neighborhood saw the most snowfall in Portsmouth? Don't forget to include the time when you measured!