Height of Storm Upon Us
The worst of the blizzard of 2013 should continue for the next 6-10 hours. Help us track power outages in Johnston.
The blizzard of 2013 is beginning to peak across Johnston, conditions that should continue for the next 6-10 hours.
Snow is falling at a rate of 1-2 inches an hour, and should remain consistent through the night. Some areas could see as much as 3 inches an hour falling overnight. All tolled, that adds up to 18-24 inches for Johnston, with some areas possibly getting as much as 30 inches.
The wind is also becoming a problem as gusts have registered as high as 40 mph already. Wind speed could increase to as high as 60 mph overnight.
The heavy, wet snow, combined with high winds could topple trees and electric poles, causing power outages throughout the state. So far, National Grid's power outage map is not showing significant power outages in Johnston, though other areas in the state — particularly in Washington County — are already in the dark.
Have you lost power in your neighborhood? Let us know in the comments section below so we can track outages throughout the town.
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