Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Residents advised to monitor weather and seek shelter in event of hazardous weather.
The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Special Weather Statement for the possibility of severe thunderstorms this afternoon. Thunderstorms have already been forming in Southern New Hampshire and additional storms are expected to develop across Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut and Rhode Island during the afternoon hours. Some of these storms will produce damaging wind gusts, hail, lightning and heavy rainfall. The main threats will be gusting winds and heavy downpours, according to the NWS. Residents should closely monitor weather conditions during the afternoon hours and take shelter immediately should dangerous weather develop.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The dry weather and expected winds on Thursday afternoon 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 may reach 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon, which could cause brush fires to spread. The NWS warned that most wildfires start as open burning by homeowners. An outdoor burning ban is in effect until May 15 in North Kingstown. That ban could be shortened or extended depending on weather, however.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon.
The National Weather Service is warning of elevated fire weather conditions developing Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday. Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon. The winds plus dry conditions will create a fire hazard, according to the NWS. Elevated fire conditions will continue through mid-day Saturday, but winds should diminish in the afternoon. There is a “low probability” that southwest winds on Sunday will cause a wind advisory. The elevate fire weather conditions stretch from Massachusetts to Rhode Island.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
More snow is on the way this weekend.
Don't put the shovel away just yet. Forecasters are predicting more snow for tonight and Sunday morning. According to the National Weather Service, the snow is expected to begin around 9 p.m. tonight (Saturday) and continue through the night into Sunday morning, stopping around 9 a.m. Total accumulations are expected between 1 and 4 inches. Gusts are expected to top 40 mph with winds around 15 to 25 mph. Due to the conditions, the NWS has issued a winter weather advisory, warning motorists to be mindful of untreated roads and poor visibility during the height of the storm. The blustery winds could also lead to downed tree limbs and a few power outages.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
National Weather Service Alert In Effect Through 8 a.m. Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for North Kingstown and the rest of the state, beginning at about 9 p.m. tonight and lasting through the evening till 8 a.m. Thursday. Strong southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph will move into our area later this evening. In addition to the wind, 3/4 inch to 1 inch of rain is possible with this system and some localized flooding may occur. Damage to trees, power lines and property is possible with winds at these speeds, according to the alert. Officials also caution people to secure outdoor objects to prevent them from being blown around during the evening.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Snow to begin at 1 p.m., switching to rain from 4 to 7 p.m.
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Monday, January 28
The temperatures are finally climbing out of the basement, but not far enough to prevent a little snow this afternoon, turning into freezing rain just in time for the evening commute. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the afternoon and a Hazardous Weather Outlook in effect till 6 a.m. Tuesday. Beginning at 1 p.m., snow (about 1 to 2 inches) is expected to start, changing throughout the day to sleet, then freezing rain – expected to begin between 4 and 7 p.m. throughout northern Rhode Island and northern Connecticut. North Kingstown is expected to get about an inch of snow during the day and night.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Cold temperatures are predicted for the area.
The National Weather Service is calling for cold temperatures this week. Though we'd probably all prefer to stay inside under a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocolate to soothe our souls, many of us still have to venture out into the real world with these chilly temps.Here are some tips, courtesy of the National Weather Service, to keep in mind during this Arctic cold: 1. Minimize outdoor activities, especially for the elderly and very young. 2. Dress in several layers of loose-fitting clothing rather than a single layer of heavy clothing. 3. Wear a hat, mittens and waterproof boots. Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs. 4. When using heating sources such as fireplaces, wood stoves and space heaters, be sure to ventilate …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Heavy rain expected to continue throughout the day.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The National Weather Service reports there's a wind advisory for North Kingstown and much of the surrounding area through 3 p.m. The strongest winds are forecast for 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Southeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 45 mph are possible during this time period. These strong winds could cause some power outages today. The National Weather Service has also issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook alert for the area, noting rain will continue throughout the day, possibly becoming heavy a times, causing minor urban and poor drainage flooding in some spots.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Temperatures will dip below freezing this weekend.
The first freeze of the season is upon us. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a freeze watch for most of Rhode Island this weekend. According to NWS, temperatures will dip into the lower 30s Friday night and into Saturday morning in central and southern Rhode Island. The freeze watch goes into effect Friday around midnight. The freeze may kill sensitive vegetation, possibly bringing an end to this year's growing season. On the flip side, it may put an end to another season – mosquito season. Sports teams across the state have had to mix up their schedules for the past month following the rise in mosquito-borne illnesses found across the state. Many school departments, heeding the advice of the Department of Health, rescheduled …
Monday, September 17, 2012
A high wind watch is in effect for Tuesday and Wednesday.
You're about to have a very breezy commute. The National Weather Service (NWS) says strong and possibly damaging winds are expected for late Tuesday into early Wednesday morning throughout the Ocean State. As a result, a high wind watch is in effect through Wednesday. South wind gusts could reach 55 mph, according to NWS, with the strongest gusts occurring near the south coast and higher elevations. The winds could result in downed tree limbs and possibly downed trees, according to the NWS. Take precautions and make sure you secure any outdoor lawn furniture!