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More Snow This Weekend For Woonsocket, But How Much?

Area could see periods of heavy, wet snow, potentially impacting power lines and trees.


The last storm's two feet of snow has begun to melt away, and streets are clear again, but keep your shovels handy — the weekend is bringing us more white stuff.

The local forecast calls for snow to begin Saturday afternoon, switch to a mix of rain and snow in the evening, and then return to snow overnight, according to the National Weather Service. It should continue snowing into Sunday afternoon, but snowfall estimates have not been made yet.

The best chance for highest snow totals is north of the Mass Pike, but the threat for a period of heavy snow is a possibility throughout the region.  Downed tree limbs resulting in power outages can be expected if this heavy snow materializes for our area. Also, high winds are expected during the storm, according to Smithfield's Emergency Management Agency. The national weather service does not have an estimate for snowfall from the storm yet, since it's still three days away. 

WPRI Meteorologist Michelle Muscatello predicts the chance for the most accumulation in RI will likely be to the west and north of Providence.

What's your guess? How much will the third consecutive weekend snowstorm leave behind this time?

Russell Archambault February 21, 2013 at 11:46 PM
With years of tracking weather patterns from 1897 to present day of rains and snow falls, adjusting for climate warming and actual which day of the week and time of day,I can accurately say that this weekend will be what I call, NPWW, no problem weather weekend.Or better known as no plowing wonderful woonsocket.
Doctor February 22, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Current models point to a warmer solution which could mean a mix of snow and rain for our area, about 3-6 inches possible at this time. The problem will be that the snow will be wet and heavy and the highest confidence for a heavy snowfall would be the area near or north of the Mass turnpike and and a lower confidence of a heavy snowfall for south of this line. I am waiting to see the 8 AM models which could change this thinking.
Nelson Aldrich February 22, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Good thing it's an NPWW Russ,the City's got another multi-million dollar debt service payment coming up soon,they have to be paid first y'know.Plowing is a secondary item.
michael February 22, 2013 at 08:11 PM
Oboy!!!!!!!!!
Rose Genereux February 23, 2013 at 05:08 AM
I hope Woonsocket doesn't have anymore "plowing issues" and run out of room to put this beautiful white stuff.

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