More Snow May Be On The Way For Woonsocket

Area is looking at the possibility of two more snowstorms this week — one Wednesday and a potentially bigger one Sunday.


Although it's early in the game, some preliminary weather models are projecting more snow to move into the area this week.

First, initial projections are predicting that Rhode Island could get 2 to 4 inches Wednesday into Thursday as a smaller system makes its way across the Northeast. More aggressive models project 6 to 8 inches.

Unfortunately, that's not all. Another major storm system, currently brewing in the Pacific Northwest, could be heading straight toward New England this weekend. Cold air from Canada is expected to plunge into the storm system and could hit the Northeast or bypass the area and head out to sea.

Earliest estimates have the storm hitting Rhode Island Sunday or Sunday night. This storm could pack more of a punch than the midweek storm, but current forecasts are very uncertain at this time.

Check back with Woonsocket Patch for more weather updates as they become available.

Doctor February 12, 2013 at 07:58 PM
For Wednesday, no winter weather advisories or warnings are in effect for this event, only a couple of inches possible, As for the weekend, don't bet on this one also, look like it will pass out to sea south of us.
Nelson Aldrich February 12, 2013 at 08:13 PM
Sly's snow removal tax might just become a reality.The bill will arrive some time in the summer.
R. Boudreaux February 12, 2013 at 11:57 PM
I hope the crews that worked so hard the last few days get some rest before this storm hits. They have my thanks for their dogged persistence in terrible conditions with old equipment. I normally do not comment, but had to because of all the ugly words from the usual cast of serial complainers. I drive all over this state, and our roads were just as clear as neighboring towns and cities...and better than some. Big storms requires understanding and patience.
michael February 13, 2013 at 04:16 AM
I'm very upset the.way this.city has been being ran this snow storm really said everything the mayor should've been on top of the ball instead of behind it!!!!????????????????
Nelson Aldrich February 13, 2013 at 04:38 PM
The tax can be called the "pay as it snows" program.The more that falls,the more you pay.The tax can be modeled after the Budget Commission's "pay as you throw" program for trash removal.All snowfall amounts will be based on National Weather Service data. Disputes can be resolved by going in your backyard and measuring the actual snowfall.A picture must accompany the notorized form you fill out and forms can be obtained at City Hall or downloaded from the City's website.
Carol Ann Ketchum February 13, 2013 at 08:40 PM
Poor new england,they do not need or want two more snow storms,t-heir just getting things semi back to normal,they sure don't need another one? Some years nothing,other years they get more than they bargained for,guess,iy's up to mother nature,who and when you are going to get snow,wish i was there,really,hate florida,want to come home,but 1 hubby can't get a transfer ,2,we can't afford to sell our home cheap.so doomed,but hoping things change for better by spring or summer,for florida and it's weather and rotten people are ruining my health?
la_mouffette February 13, 2013 at 11:29 PM
I'm grateful to all those who helped clear out streets (city workers with aging equipment, private contractors who likely know they'll just be getting an IOU, and ordinary people with plows who helped out unofficially) But I can't agree that our streets (other than the state roads) were as clear as or better than neighbouring towns. No way. Not even close. I wouldn't expect it, as we are close to broke. These are dire times for us, financially. And I appreciate that. I'm not complaining. But I'm also not willing to fib to make myself feel better. Just getting off our street was a scary challenge until after the Monday rain and thaw had helped clear things. Driving was awful for days, and the difference, especially when heading into Massachusetts, was painfully obvious.


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