Thursday, March 7, 2013
Woonsocket Public Schools have canceled after-school events. A winter storm warning and high wind advisory remain in effect through Friday.
Woonsocket Public Schools have canceled after-school events as a long, windy storm gathers strength over area skies, and National Grid has marshalled crews statewide for anticipated power outages. Other area cancelations include: National Grid reports it has secured more than 230 contractor line crews to assist regular company crews in restoring power, which could be interrupted as a result of the storm. Power outages were not much of a problem for the city during the February blizzard in comparison to the rest of the state, said Mayor Leo Fontaine, due to the Public Works department's efforts to aggressively prune trees threatening power lines. Even so, National Grid has readied about 190 tree crews in Rhode Island to assist in …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
National Weather Service warns of northeast winds of 20-30 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph.
The snow predicted for tonight's commute didn't materialize, but high winds did begin racing through Woonsocket this afternoon, prompting the National Weather Service to add a wind advisory for the area to its Winter Storm Warning. Throughout the city, strong winds flapped flags and tousled trees as a snowstorm expected to last into Friday began to move into the area. The NWS wind advisory warns of northeast winds of 20-30 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph from today through Friday morning. The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through 1 p.m. Friday. Snow is still expected tonight, but at accumulations of less than half an inch Snow will start to fall steadily by morning and continue to throughout the day. By Thursday night, north winds…
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 Woonsocket 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 - 30 mph with gusts of 50 - 60 mph will move into our area later this evening. In addition to the wind, 3/4 inch - 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.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Weather Service warns drivers off roads as storm intensifies.
The National Weather Service has upgraded its Winter Storm Watch for the area to a Winter Storm Warning, adding a Wind Advisory, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Special Weather Statement, the last warning against travel tonight. The NWS reports snow will fall tonight at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Rhode Island is expected to get 4 to 8 inches, but a swath of the state and eastern Massachusetts - near Woonsocket - is expected to get 6 to 12 inches. By about 8:42 p.m., Woonsocket Patch reader Yvette Ayotte reported there were already about six inches fallen in the city. On Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., the wind advisory warns of winds from 15 to 25 mph with gusts of up to 50 mph. The strongest gusts are expected between 10 a.m. and 6 p…
Friday, December 21, 2012
Heavy rain expected to continue throughout the day.
The National Weather Service reports there's a wind advisory for Woonsocket 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 - 25 mph with gusts of 45 mph are possible during this time, according to the alert. 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.