Friday, October 26, 2012
Get the latest news on Hurricane Sandy and what's happening in North Kingstown during the storm.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
The exact path remains a mystery, but forecast models indicate Hurricane Sandy won't just swing out to sea as she heads north.
Is your Halloween costume waterproof? "There is a consensus forming in weather forecast models that hurricane Sandy is unlikely to go out to sea," according to The Washington Post. It gets worse. The Washington Post goes on to report that Sandy will more likely merge with a cold front and transition into a "powerhouse, possibly historic" storm that forecasters expect to make landfall anywhere from the Mid-Atlantic states to northern New England or Canada. Oy. Chris Lambert on the WHDH weather blog reports that it will still be a few days until forecasters can say where Sandy -- or her "hybrid" remnants -- will make landfall, but the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place that would bring a powerful storm to the the Boston area on …
Boats should be taken out of the water to prepare for this "perfect storm."
The following is from a press release from the State Emergency Management Agency. The National Weather Service (NWS) and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is closely monitoring the development of Hurricane Sandy. The exact track and impacts of this storm are not certain at this time. We do know that whatever track this storm takes, it will cause dangerous marine conditions over the open ocean. RIEMA reminds all Rhode Islanders of the following tips to prepare for the arrival of this storm: RIEMA is closely monitoring the progress of this storm and will provide updated information as it is available. For information on hurricane preparedness, visit www.riema.ri.gov/preparedness/hazards/hurricane2009.php.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A system likely to become Tropical Storm Sandy is on a track toward the East Coast.
Do you remember that snowstorm that dumped snow and left large areas without power for days last October? Well, get ready for another potential Halloween storm. This time it likely won't bring snow to New England, but it could bring heavy rain and damaging wind early next week. A tropical depression in the central Caribbean may strengthen to become a tropical storm by Tuesday (Oct. 23). Tropical Depression 18 has maximum sustained winds of only 30 mph on Monday afternoon, but the system is expected to intensify quickly and could be near hurricane strength (winds of at least 74 mph) as it approaches Jamaica on Wednesday. The tropical storm would be named Sandy, the 19th named storm of 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. National Hurricane …