Wind Advisory Issued for Rhode Island

Hold on to your hat — it's going to stay windy into early Friday morning.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory for the entire state until 2 a.m. on Friday. There is also a cold front approaching the area tonight and light rain or showers are expected.
A wind advisory is issued when winds are forecasted to be 31 to 39 mph or wind gusts will be between 46 and 57 miles per hour. Winds this strong can cause isolated power outages or downed tree limbs. Driving can also be difficult, especially for taller vehicles. All Rhode Islanders are reminded to watch for downed power lines or tree branches and to drive carefully.
The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is monitoring updates from municipalities and from National Grid for reports of any power outages or other wind-related damages.

Spring Street March 10, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Hm Thursday morning I was standing in the yard remembering a storm from yrs past. Thursday the solar storm kicked in. Well there wasn't any wind,birds ,very still and unusually warm . I looked at the sky . Yes this happened before right around St Patrick's Day in Fla. We were told torrential rain storms. Not concerned use to them Ah But then NY called Fla. and advised Big Company was on the way ! Then we saw National Guard jeeps /soldiers ,block long Salvation Army meal units. Hm Something was coming our way. Next morning all was calm,very warm,humid not a bird in sight ,no wind. Then yes the ocean receded you could see the ocean floor for a great distance . Then the water stood tall like the wall of Jericho and then it dropped and raced into our development taking anyone who stayed behind and their pets. It stopped at the beginning of US 19 and receded pulling all septic tanks up!Health dept arrived everyone received hep shots. Evacuation . Power shut down. Red Cross, Salvation Army and National Guard Units were all wonderful ! So Thursday I went inside and said oh oh something's coming ! Thank Heavens it was only high velocity winds. But we saw our neighbors struggling with it trying to get into their homes. The roar sounded as if the ocean was outside our door . Oh Mother Nature !
mark henricks March 11, 2012 at 08:50 PM
I haven't flown in a long time.


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