Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A winter storm is expected to hit the area, starting Friday morning.
It's time to stock up on the bread and milk: a winter storm is expected to hit Rhode Island this Friday. The National Weather Service out of Taunton has issued a winter storm watch, effective late Thursday night through Saturday afternoon, for Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts. The watch states there is a "very high confidence in over six inches of snow" with a "potential for a foot or more." Light snow will start Friday morning and increase with intensity as the afternoon unfolds. Forecasters warn there may be a brief period of rain, but conditions will turn back to heavy snow before nighttime. Snowfall is expected to be heavy, with two to three inches of snow possible per hour – making travel "nearly impossible." The storm …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Snow to begin falling early tomorrow morning.
Local road crews are getting ready for an expected three- to five-inch snowfall that the National Weather Service announced will begin overnight and continue into Saturday. Wind gusts of 21 mph are also possible. [To see weather conditions in North Kingstown, check out the North Kingstown Patch Weatherbug page.] North Kingstown road crews will be out about an hour before the snow starts pretreating the roads, according to Public Works Director Phil Bergeron. Once the snow starts accumulating in the afternoon, the plows will start roling, he said. "We spent the day today getting the trucks ready, making sure they were all gassed up, and loading up our mix," Bergeron said. "It depends on how the storm plays out. Hopefully, it's not too …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Driving is a bit treacherous tonight - be careful!
Across southern Rhode Island tonight, there is a wintery mess out there. The rain turned to a sleety snow around 7 p.m. Wind gusts up to 47 mph will continue through the night, with possible thunder. The snow will continue into the morning, possibly turning to rain late morning. It will clear up as the afternoon, with a high temperature of 44 degrees. The good news: no precipitation is predicted for Monday, Halloween. If you have photos of the snow, share them here.
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…