Saturday, February 18, 2012
A mix of rain and snow is expected after midnight, making for potentially tricky road conditions.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather alert for Saturday night into early Sunday morning, with up to an inch of snow falling in the higher elevations of Rhode Island and temperatures in the high 20s. Follow the progress of tonight's snowfall on the North Kingstown Patch Weatherbug forecast page. A mix of freezing rain and snow is possible, beginning before midnight and continuing through about 1 a.m. The precipation could make roads slippery and form black ice in many areas. Clouds are expected to diminish closer to daylight, with sunny skies and temperatures in the low 40s forecast for Sunday.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Snow is in the forecast for tonight, but will it stick around for more than a few hours?
Snow is heading our way Thursday night, but will it stay on the ground for more than a few hours? According to the National Weather Service, that's a negative. Though there's a 90 percent chance of snow tonight – primarily before 4 a.m. – officials are predicting that we'll awaken to find little or no snow accumulation. At most, the National Weather Service is predicting less than half an inch of snow in the area. High temperatures in the mid 30s and sunshine are in the forecast for Friday. Friday night, however, will bring another chance of snow – albeit a 30 percent chance of snow – with little to now accumulation expected. Temperatures will drop down into the teens Friday night and into Saturday morning. Want to receive North Kingstown …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Despite the inclement weather, some local business cash in on snow days.
For some local businesses, winter weather advisories are a cue to stock up the shelves and prepare for customers clamoring for bread, milk, ice melt and beer. Instead of braving the slick roads after a snowfall, sales are showing that locals like to be prepared ahead of time, according local business owners. “Depending on the storm you’ll get people coming in,” said Mike Sherman, part-owner of Wickford Package Store on West Main Street. “People are looking for bread, milk and beer and if it’s a really hyped up, big storm you’ll get a blast of business beforehand.” After the blast, however, Sherman said sales tend to slow. Kingstown Liquor Mart manager Nick Fede agreed. “There’s a little bit of impulse buying prior to a snow storm, and then…
Monday, December 27, 2010
North Kingstown saw heavy snow and wind in the season's first storm.
After a few false alarms this past month, Mother Nature served Rhode Island its first snowstorm of the season Sunday night. North Kingstowners awoke Monday morning to find 10 to 12 inches of snow. Most of NK's roads were cleared by Monday afternoon — yet a parking ban is still in effect as of 3 p.m. on Monday — after a long day and night for the Department of Public Works. The plows hit the roads Sunday morning and continued throughout the night. Numerous downed trees and poles were reported, including a fallen tree on Post Road near Camp Avenue. Police and crews blocked off the right lane on the northbound side as National Grid repaired the power lines. Though there were more than 100 power outages over the course of the night, …